"Last Dance" by Ed McBain
Thoughts and pictures of my local minor league baseball team the New York Penn League Connecticut Tigers; a Detriot farm team. We'll still be looking at former Navigators/Defenders players along the way....
Finished "Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser Sunday for the first book of the year. Today I read "Vanished" by Wil Hylton pretty much in one sitting for book number two of 2014.
One of many I have is to read 25 books this year. I'll post them as I complete the read....Anyone else care to join in?
at Dodd. Connecticut starter Hua-Wei Lo (pictured) made his New York Penn League debut an impressive one for the Tigers going 6 IP and allowing just 3 hits and striking out 6. Relievers Hunter Scantling, Efrain Nieves and Matt Davenport (SV1) each threw an inning to complete the 4 hit shutout.
Misc fan notes from last nights 10-5 loss:
"Just in case my Twitter feed doesn't send it over....I'm leaving Connecticut and coming back to Charlotte! I've accepted a position as Assistant Editor for the SportsBusiness Daily."
Despite rumors, Tigers are staying at Dodd Stadium
From the New London Day:
and Kelly's reports in yesterday's comments section that her feet have indeed touched the ground again...see the Giants homepage for the video
to make the playoffs, like last year, losing to Lowell in 16 innings 6-5. Vermont won their game and make the playoffs based on a head to head tie breaker against the Tigers...OCH....
for the Norwich Navigators promo tonight.... and I'm talking about which game worn Navs (Yankees) uniform jersey from my collection to wear...so many choices...the ugly away uniform? the rarely worn mesh one?..the Sunday only purple vest?..the much sought after pin stripe vest...the classic purple pin stripe home jersey?...what else is in that closet and I've haven't even considered which cap yet....?
7:30 Sunday morning to 8:00 PM Tuesday night. Thanks to bacci for the news re: Brett Pill being called up to the show!!
with the Astros against the D-backs tonight. The former Defenders pitcher was aquired from the Giants last month.
Dodd was packed; they were selling tickets for the berms, lots of press on hand including Japanese media and he pitched pretty good if I remember the game correctly.
a combo of things have kept me off the blog the last couple of days...nothing bad...just stuff...
to the ValleyCays, allowing three unearned runs to undo a nice pitching outing by Wilsen Palacios. Good crowd on hand as well; nearly 3000 in all. The loss drops the Tiger to a game under .500 to 16-17.
at Dodd to even their record at 16-16 and are just a half game out of first place. In the opener Luis Sanz (3-2) pitched a complete game allowing 4 hits and striking out 9 as the Tigers used a three run second inning to send them to a 4-2 win.
in 13 innings on the road against the ValleyCats. The game was tied after 9 innings 7-7. The Tigers scored two runs in the 12th on Jeff Holm's two run homer, his third of the season but the home team tied it up at 9-9 in the bottom half of the innings. The Tigers exploded for 6 runs in the 13th with four runs on Jason King's grand slam. The homer was King's fifth of the season.