ON the MOUND
Another awesome start for Tai! (great to see the walks decreasing and the K’s increasing)
He danced out of trouble in the first THREE innings . . .
– in the 1st, got out of runners at the corners with a strikeout
– in the 2nd, got out of runners at 2B and 3B with a strikeout
– in the 3rd, the first out came after Tai’s first wild pitch of the season sent the runner to 2B, a liner right back to him and he stuck his glove up behind his back enough to stop the ball, picked it up and had enough time to throw to 1B for the out
Then he retired the side in order in 4th and 5th and 7th
– in the 6th he got out of a TWO out double with a ground out
SEVEN innings ~ SEVEN hits ~ ONE earned run ~ ZERO walks ~ SIX strikeouts
} Mark and Charlie doin’ their thing with 1-2-3 innings in the 8th and 9th respectively
AT the PLATE
TWELVE total hits – only ONE for extra-bases – but it was a doozy . . .
because those singles were bunched together here and there, they were sufficient
(one thing’s for sure, that Crawford guy is really annoying – among others, he made ALL THREE outs of the 7th)but, I digress…
~ Crazy Legs scores from 2B on a line drive to right
~ LoMo with a steal in the 9th, scores the M’s fifth run when AJ ripped a liner into CF
IN the FIELD
* Tai’s fielding already mentioned
* Brad’s play to end the 3rd was pretty nifty . . .
* Nellie continues to be MUCH better than advertised in RF . . .
tweets of the game . . .