Marlow ceased, and sat apart, indistinct and silent, in the pose of a
meditating Buddha. Nobody moved for a time. “We have lost the first of
the ebb,” said the Director suddenly. I raised my head. The offing was
barred by a black bank of clouds, and the tranquil waterway leading to
the uttermost ends of the earth flowed sombre under an overcast
sky–seemed to lead into the heart of an immense darkness.
The Riverbandits were rained out, surprisingly enough that was a problem for them to play baseball. I always knew evolution just didn’t sound right!
- Brendan Ryan showed rust going 0-for-5 with 2 Ks in his rehab assignment.
- Jon Jay made his voice heard in the OF mix, going 3-for-5 with 2 RBIs.
- Allen Craig heeded my cry for his promotion by going 3-for-5 and driving in a run (playing 1B).
- Donovan Solano was 2-for-5, while Mark Shorey was 2-for-4.
- Adam Ottavino pitched 6 scoreless innings, giving up 5 hits and walking 3. He had 4 strikeouts.
- Royce Ring gave the team a scoreless inning of relief. Not to be out done, Josh Kinney pitched 2 scoreless frames with a hit and 2 Ks.
- Jess Todd came in and kept the game scoreless in the whaaaaaaa? The Destroyer set the team up for certain defeat giving up 3 runs in the 10th on 2 hits (1 HR). He struck out 2 and walked 1.
- But our fearless heroes fought back and Fernando Salas came in to give them a chance to win in whaaaaaaaaaa? Salas struck out 1 batter but gave up a solo HR to another, the deciding factor in the game.
- DJ Tools was 2-for-5 with a triple and 2 runs scored. Eat your heart out Jay Bruce.
- Tony Cruz was 3-for-5 with a double and 3 RBIs.
- Pete Kozma hit a triple, going 1-for-5 with 2 RBIs.
- Steven Hill giveth (1-for-4 with 2 R-HR) and Steven Hill taketh away (2 fielding errors).
- A lot of offense, so quick hits: Andrew Brown 3-for-5, Mark Hamilton 2-for-5, James Rapoport 2-for-4 with an RBI and Daniel Descalso 2-for-4 with a 2B and an RBI.
- Trey Hearne pitched 5 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 ERs. He walked 2, struckout 3 and was tagged for a dinger.
- Marco Gonzalez threw up zero for his frame.
- Tyler Norrick sucked, managing to give up 4 runs on 5 hits in just 1.1 innings of work. He struckout 2 and walked 1.
Kyle Mura gave up a hit in 0.2 innings of relief. That hit drove in 1 of Norrick’s runs.
- Francisco Samuel picked up the save, walking and striking out 1.
- Colt Sedbrook came on as a pinch runner and stayed in the game for an at-bat, driving in a run.
- Old Wooden Shoes Curt Smith played LF today and continued to stroke the baseball anytime I do a DFR. Smith was 3-for-5 with a run scored.
- Francisco Rivera (triple) and Paul Vasquez (double) were both 1-for-4.
- Brian Broderick gave up the bulk of the runs, 6 of them in 4.2 innings of work. He efficiently did it on 6 hits. He walked 3, struck out 4 and gave up a HR.
- Chuckie Fick finished the inning for him and then pitched his own (1.1). He gave up 2 hits and struck out 1.
- Blake King also gave up 2 hits in an inning of work, striking out 1.
- Matter of Fact, Thomas Eager also gave up 2 hits and struck out 1. Unfortunately, he also gave up 2 ERs and walked 3 batters in 1 inning.
- Eduardo Sanchez finished the night off in binary fashion: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR.
Not too shabby of a night for some of the regulars on here. As happy as I can be about the organization’s talent levels, I can’t be all that amused that Nick Stavinoha is somehow a great option to help the team with its outfield triage. Don’t they know that the wounded are more prone to contraction Stavinfections?