And the hits just kept on comin’!
ON THE MOUND
Felix more Felix-like tonight, until the 7th, when he was thrown out (1st career ejection) . . .
He had scattered FOUR singles through SIX innings w/ZERO walks. Then came the 7th where the singles weren’t scattered but, back-to-back-to-back to load the bases. Then, Felix proceeded to strike out TWO but then, gave up a bases-clearing double on his 111th pitch and he was done – literally and figuratively (he was thrown out of the game due to some “words” he had for the umpire as he was coming out of the game). Not that Felix would use it as an excuse but, he had leads of 3-0, 8-0 and 9-0 ~ could be tough to stay loose in those l o n g half innings . . .
SIX.TWO innings ~ EIGHT hits ~ FOUR earned runs ~ ZERO walks ~ SEVEN strikeouts
} Tom came in and promptly allowed the inherited runner to score on a double but, got the next guy and then retired the side in order in the 8th (including TWO K’s)
} Yourvis got ONE of everything (inning, hit, earned run, walk, strikeout)
AT THE PLATE
Back-to-back “yellow line” doubles in the 1st, sort of portended the final result . . .
~ Dustin and Brad were the only starters who went hitless (though Brad scored after reaching on an error)
~ Justin and Mike were the only starters with hits who had only ONE (but, BOTH were homers)
~ The rest of the line-up, each with multi-hit games (and each of those had at least ONE run or RBI)
~ Top ‘o the Order (James, Stefen, Robbie) SEVEN for THIRTEEN w/SEVEN runs scored and FIVE RBI
~ SIX extra-base hits (THREE homers: Justin, Mike and Stefen; THREE doubles: James, Robbie, Stefen)
~ Only THREE walks but TWO from Mike (who had only walked THREE times in 104 AB’s this season)
~ kudos to the TB starter, Ramos as he ended up staying thru SIX.TWO – truly taking one for the team
IN THE FIELD
* Only ONE double-play turned but, THANKFULLY, no errors tonight
* TB couldn’t say the same – they were charged with FOUR errors – all in the same inning)
* Some nice OF play (especially a sliding catch by James!)
tweets of the game . . .