Not only a scoreless game through EIGHT innings but, only SEVEN TOTAL HITS in the ENTIRE game. Now THAT’s what I’d call a pitcher’s duel. Luckily, Nelson’s bat came along in the 9th :-)
ON the MOUND
Hard to believe that Felix has never won at The Trop but, he certainly appeared comfortable today (complete game shutouts will do that ;-) )
NINE innings ~ FOUR hits ~ ZERO runs/earned runs ~ ONE walk ~ EIGHT strikeouts
(Kudos to Archer, who went EIGHT giving up only TWO hits and NO walks and TWELVE strikeouts – thankfully, they took him out for the 9th ;-))
AT the PLATE
Well, as mentioned above, not a whole lot going on through EIGHT . . .
~ Seth with a double and LoMo with a single
~ then came Nellie in the 9th with his AL leading 18th home run
~ major kudos to both Seth and Robbie for walking (each on 3-2 pitches) to get on in front of Nellie (who LOVES RISP)
Kind of cool go to the AtBat app under the scoring tab and the only thing there is Nellie’s smiling face under “top of 9th” :-)
IN the FIELD
FOUR, count ’em, FOUR double plays (one for each hit Felix allowed ;-) )
tweets of the game . . .