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....

Monday, April 14, 2008

Ugly loss in Portland 5-4 in 11 innings...

as a Justin Hedrick wild pitch with the bases loaded and two outs scores the winning run. That's two losses in as many games for Justin. Adam Cowart started and was gone by the fourth giving up 4 runs; 3 earned and 9 hits with a walk. The bullpen then combined on 7 shutout innings of one hit ball with 7 Ks. Those relievers were Steve Palazzalo (2 IP, one hit 4 Ks, ERA is still zero), Kelvin Pichardo (2 IP, 1 K), and Orsis Matos (3 IP 2 Ks, his ERA is still zero).
Offensively, David Maroul, Olmo Rosario each had a RBI and EME had two RBIs. EME also THREW OUT two runners one at third and one at second! TI went 2 for 5 and Adam Witter went 2 for 4.
It's the first time the Defs have lost two in a row this season. Newcomer Kyle Haines finally got into a game going 0 for 1.


Blogger thehondohurricane said...

12 men lob too many.

EME's base running victims were Bell and Otness. They must be either slower then whale excrement or were running in mud without wearing their athletic shoes.

Joe Palooka beginning to look like a nice find by the Giants. Hope he keeps it up.

Wonder if Cowart needs time in High A.

2:15 AM

Blogger LC said...

Otness is rather slow, Bell has some speed. Maybe Eddy is finally healthy. He's putting the bat on the ball too, so its just a matter of time before they start falling in.

Joe P. has great numbers, he's pitching for his life, having started in indy, then to the Brewers system, back to indy before coming here. The Brew crew must have a scout near Helena because the year before they grabbed Steve from that team they grabbed lefty reliever Joe Thatcher, who is now on the Padres big club.

Cowart just faced the Dogs a few days ago, so they might have been on to his game a little bit. Maybe he just needs to check the charts when he faces them again. Even though the BA against is up there, the ERA is still good.

Travis I. got on three times last night with no K's. Sweet.

I was tuned in and couldn't believe how it ended. Hedrick struck out the first dude, then he K's the one guy who never strikes out, Jeff Natale. Then the wheels fell off. I felt bad for old JH. It seems like he is ever so close to being a lights out pitcher. Hopefully Steamer or Smith can help him figure out his offspeed stuff because the kid has something. The times I've seen him throw he mows dudes down like a bull in a china shop, but by the fourth or fith guy he starts getting hit.

Broshuis tonight I think. We need him to step up.

Noon game in New Britain Thursday V. Trenton if anyone is bored.

7:46 AM


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