ON the MOUND
‘t was a pretty tall order for local talent, Adrian Sampson’s major league debut . . .
and, it started out well, working out of THREE-single trouble in the 1st, a lead-off walk in the 2nd, getting his first strikeout (and his first clean inning) in the 3rd but, then allowing a couple of homers: a solo shot in the 4th and killer THREE-run shot in the 5th
Live and Learn.
FOUR.TWO innings ~ EIGHT hits ~ FOUR earned runs ~ ONE walk ~ TWO strikeouts
Monty goes THREE.ONE (his longest of the season – maybe stretching him out to start) and gets THREE K’s but, allows another TWO runs.
At least the rest of the pen should be fresh . . .
AT the PLATE
Promising start with the bases-loaded and no outs in the 1st . . .
but, when they only came away w/ONE, even this rosy one was discouraged.
Then a nice solo shot by Adam to take a TWO-nothing lead I was back to encouraged.
But, that would be that . . . such is the ebb and flow of the game and the season.
IN the FIELD
TWO more DP’s but, another (ELEVENTH) error for Ketel
tweets of the game . . .