I still love Touki, probably always will but…would have to think he’s due a longish stint back down, unfortunately. What a pity, we were all so amped up but it became a farce in a hurry.
So the weather gave us the chance to go right back up on the horse and he blew it for us, comprehensively, before we’d hardly sat down. And there were no home runs, no line drives booming off the walls – it was comic cuts stuff, left side, right side, short, long, hit the batter too…enough. walk walk walk.
NOTICE IN VIEW OF LATER UNFORESEEN DEVELOPMENTS THE HEADLINE ABOVE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO REFLECT OUR 9/8 WIN!
So first let’s praise our pen who gave up NOTHING after the second inning. Sarle, Sobotka,Winkler and Jackson( got the Win!!!) took it to the ninth where after a massive comeback by the hitters we took the lead by one. AJ comes on to close that precious lead and does it with no drama – no walks, no hits, no PB, No HBP. perfect.
So what about our hitters who had been named and loudly panned by me after the first game? There was evidently some outrage from some but did it work or didn’t it???? Swanson was the first to burst out with a glorious homer to CF in the 7th.
So we get to the top of the ninth down 7/3. We scored 5 runs to take the lead. Their pen soon loaded the bases, Ozzie hooked one down the line to score 2. JD made an out. Freddie ( no shift all day, notice?) walked forcing in the tying run.
Up comes my whipping boy of the day, Acuna, with 2 out and hits one of his specials I had assumed he had forgotten how to…like a cannon to the wall in left center, quite uncatchable, scoring the tying and go ahead runs.