NOTICE:The Future Redbirds Literary Club will only be meeting on Wednesday’s from this date further. Refreshments will still be provided before and after the sessions.
On these grounds I rest the matter And as no offer hath yet been made to refute the doctrine contained in the former editions of this pamphlet it is a negative proof that either the doctrine cannot be refuted or that the party in favour of it are too numerous to be opposed Wherefore instead of gazing at each other with suspicious or doubtful curiosity let each of us hold out to his neighbour the hearty hand of friendship and unite in drawing a line which like an act of oblivion shall bury in forgetfulness every former dissension Let the names of Whig and Tory be extinct and let none other be heard among us than those of a good citizen an open and resolute friend and a virtuous supporter of the Rights of Mankind and of the Free and Independent States of America.
Ever wonder why every pitcher gets a write up in the DFR but only a select number of hitters do? I mean, if a hitter is good, he gets written up…if he’s bad, he is ignored (unless he’s awful). But the pitcher’s get full exposure.
With MIF’ers dropping like flies on the big league club, we turn to a farm system that was without the presence of the Memphis club.
Springfield 8, Directional Arkansas team 9 (12 innings)
- Springfield had 4 BB and 15 hits, yet only 3 for extra bases. That’s a lot of station to station baseball. And all 8 runs came in the 2nd inning.
- DJ Tools and Coo Coo Ca Choo both had 2 hits, 1 run and 1 RBI a piece, to go along with 3 strikeouts for each. Toolsy stole a base.
- Daniel Descalso continues to be the bees knees with a 4-for-6 (double) day and a run batted in.
- My favorite member of Eagles, Tyler Henley, was 3-for-6 with a double.
- Brad Furnish supplied all the batting practice North by Northwest hitters needed, giving up 6 ER on 5 hits in 4.1 IP. He had a cool 4:4 BB:K ratio. How does a pitcher like him get to be a pitcher like him?
- Peter Parise and Chrysanthemum Linares both weren’t scored upon. Parise went 1.2 innings only handing out a walk while Linares pitched 2.0 innings scattering 3 hits.
- In between those apperances, Tyler Norrick somehow find himself in a save situation in the 7th inning of a game where the starter gave up 6 runs. And, he found a way to blow said save. Norrick worked two innings, coughing up a 2-run HR as part of a 3 hit, 3 strikeout performance.
- Elvis Hernandez took the loss in a 12th inning scene that looked like something out of a gambling film. After walking the 1st batter and then having the runner sacrificed over, the SS (Folli) booted the ball sending the winning run to 3rd. Then, in what appears to be a double play attempt, Hernandez throws the ball away and the winning run scores.
- Curt Smith is becoming something of a must watch prospect. Our favorite Dutchmen went 2-for-4, being the solo run of the night on his 4th HR of the year. Curt isn’t walking much (only 3 in 72 ABs) but that’s because he’s too busy hitting the ball all over the yard. He has a Ludwickian SLG of .542 At 5”10’ he has to be one of the shorter 1B I can remember but if he keeps hitting, we won’t have to worry about that. He’ll be playing another position very quickly.
- With Smith providing the only XBH, Shane Peterson was 2-for-4 while Pete Kozma was 1-for-3 with yet another Rick Porcello throwing error. Wait, that’s not how the joke is supposed to go.
- David Kopp had a nice outing, pitching a surprising 5 innings. He gave up 3 hits but struck out 4. Like I always say, it doesn’t matter if you give up 26 hits, just strike out 27 batters. Wait, that doesn’t make sense either.
- Nick Additon was the square root of the problem for Palm Beach today. He was awful, giving up 5 runs, 4 earned in 2.1 innings. He did it on 5 hits and 2 BB, to go along with 2 Ks. The trouble came early. He entered the game, decided to walk the first batter, gives up a single to the 2nd, hits the 3rd, and then is blasted for a double by the 4th. Calming things down, he got the next batter to ground out to first. To set up the double play, he walked the next batter intentionally, then gave up the sacrifice fly anyways to batter I’ve already lost count. Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, with 2 outs, he gives up a run scoring single before getting the final batter to mercifully pop out in foul territory.
- Thomas Eager was not in a hurry to follow all that drama but came on for 1.2 innings of relief anyways. He struck out 2 and gave up 3 hits.
- Chris Swauger kept his spirits high with a 2-for-4 performance. Swauger continued the limited power show by the farm tonight with the lone XBHs from the River Bandits (2 double).
- Ever wonder why Sonic, the greasiest of fast food restaurants, offers a fresh banana on their dollar menu? It’s the same reason they are open late. Because starting pitchers suffer from massive muscle cramps due to the stress and physical toll it takes to get Niko Vasquez to fail at a job he does sometimes in his sleep. Postgame nutrition is important and as a gesture of ultimate sportsmanship, Niko rewards his defeated foes with a fresh banana from said dollar menu. Unfortunately for those of you out there who like this discounted oddity, once Niko gets his $150 M contract some day, the fast food chain will no longer feel obligated to provide them at the discounted cost. Niko was 2-for-4 with no errors.
- Osvaldo acted alone Morales was 1 for 3 with an RBI.
- Chuckie Fick was pretty good tonight, scattering 5 hits and a walk over 5 innings. He gave up an earned run and struck out 3.
- Andres Rosales poached the win by going 3 innings with 1 hit, 2 BBs and 2 strikeouts.
- David Carpenter picked up the save. He struck out 2, walked 1 and gave up 1 hit in his lone inning.
I would say that I missed Memphis tonight in the DFR, but the complete lack of power supplied by the rest of the teams made it seem like Memphis never left us.