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....

Friday, April 18, 2008

Tonight the right side of a 1-0 score as...






Adam Witter's two out homer (tied with several other players league leading 5th HR) in the bottom of the fourth accounted for all the scoring and the Defs break a 5 game losing streak. Brooks McNivens pitched great going 7 innings, the longest for a Connecticut pitcher this season. He carried a no hitter into the top of the sixth, and finished up giving up just three hits. Kevin Pichardo pitched the 8th and Sergio Romo picks up his EL leading 5th save with a 1-2-3 ninth and maintians a zero ERA for the season. EME had a pair of hits, a single up the middle and grounder to third the third baseman misplayed but never got a glove on.

Misc fan notes: Quick game, under two hours and a OK sized crowd that was into it.
Winning game assist goes to Hondo who worn a Navigators cap as a streak buster and called Witter's homer before his at bat.
Same old, same old? 15 games in and CT leads the league in team pitching and is last in league batting.
A rare opening of the "Frisco Fry Shack" tonight.
Work takes hold for the next three games and I'll be back at Dodd Tuesday night.
Pics from top to bottom: Frisco fry shack, Kyle Haines, McNiven, Cutter,and a full moon over Dodd

1 Comments:

Blogger LC said...

Only 4 k's by the Defenders staff but 21 ground ball outs.

I noticed the Defenders hitters are k'ing quite a bit though, better than once an inning on the year. At least we are seeing some dingers, half of which belong to Witter.

The Phils starter last night (Carasco) is rated the #1 org. prospect by baseball america.

I should be there today, didn't feel like dealing with the fireworks crowd yesterday.

I see the fry shack is still dead. It should be made into a strip club, with free lap dances for every Defender that hits a homer.

7:50 AM

 

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