Having no idea what to say about tonight’s repeat performance I just reread Painter’s effort on last night’s imbroglio and found some strength in it. It was short, to the point, got the job done and got out unscathed. As these two games were essentially identical, our reason for losing both duplicitous, i shall attempt to follow his shining example, no guarantees.
I was disgusted by what we sat through tonight for the second time in 24 hours. It must be equally obvious to you all the level at which we hit when once again our competitors had already done us the huge favor of losing and thus leaving the whole field open for us…read no further please save to exercise any masochistic tendencies you have that currently surround you.
In our starting nine there were two players who made a significant contribution to what we were supposed to be there for, to win. 1 and 9 in the order. They were both superb. One held the opposition scoreless until he should have been pinch hit for at the bottom of our fifth, 2 runners aboard. Allowed, further, to start the sixth he gave up the first run of the game.
Sobotka promptly gave up a 2 run homer in the bottom of the sixth to rub our noses in it thus ensuring Dansby’s mighty blow in the ninth was moot, ironic, way too late to matter.
So, just like last night, it was Acuna getting on base, 3 times, and the other seven guys quite unable to bring him round. Pathetic. Twice, remember. Even his double, like last night, they left him there.
And I will leave you here, my duty performed within the midnight hour, my temper controlled, my sadness profound. Good night.