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, May 30, 2008

Just when you've thought you have seen everything...


the Defs lose 5-3 tonight in bizzare fashion to the B-Mets. Nursing a 3-2 lead Connecticut reliever Steve (JP) Palazzolo comes on in the top of the 7th and hits the first three batters he faces to load the bases. Next batter up is awarded first base on Adam Witter's catcher's interference (his defense kills us) and the game is tied at 3-3. JP fans he next two batters but Dan Murphy (he kills us too) dumps a single into right field to score two and that's your ballgame.
Connecticut had rallied from a 2-0 down in this game. With two outs in the fifth David Maroul pinch hitting for starter Paul Oseguera doubled down the right field line. Kyle Haines singled Maroul home with Haines going to second on the throw to the plate and Antoan Richardson followed with another RBI single to tie the game. In the bottom of the sixth leading off, TI blasted a solo homer over everything in right field on a 3-0 pitch. It was his 4th HR on the season and the Defs had a brief 3-2 lead as the wheels would soon fall off.
Connecticut suffers it's third loss in a row after winning 4 in a row.

Misc fan notes: Biggest crowd of the year at 5,067; a fairly loud and active lot. The aux. parking lot was used for the first time this season. Best kept secret is Lou's Lounge as I retreated upstairs in the later innings. Great nachos! Give the menu a shot--it does not disappoint. Say hi to Tom on the way up! Tom is another staffer you can always count on to have a smile and a friendly word for you. The support staff at Dodd is just great.
Doubleheader Saturday with Joey Martinez in the opener and Dave McKae going in the nightcap. And it's Bernie's guarantee win Saturday as well so they're rolling the dice twice.

2 Comments:

Blogger bacci40 said...

nice crowd....too bad they couldnt see a win...thanx for the recap...was looking at the score can couldnt for the life of me figure out how the bmets scored 5 with only 4 hits

11:47 PM

 
Blogger LAYBACK said...

I THINK THAT LAST NIGHT WAS A VERY POSITIVE EFFORT ALL THE WAY AROUND. THE WEATHER WAS PERFECT---THE CROWD WAS HUGE-----THE FIREWORKS, AS ALWAYS WERE EXCELLANT. LOTS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE HAVING A GOOD TIME. HOT DOGS / BEER / SODA WAS FLOWING THE WHOLE GAME. IN THE GREAT SCHEME OF THINGS, THE BASEBALL, ITSELF, ON A NIGHT LIKE THAT, WAS SECONDARY OR THIRDADARY. ENTERTAINMENT IS WHAT PEOPLE PAY FOR. THE FIREWORKS--A1. THE CROWD--A1. THE FOOD--A1. THE BASEBALL--SO SO. THE CROWD STILL HAD A GOOD TIME AND PROBABLY TELL THEIR FRIENDS THAT THEY HAD A GOOD TIME---THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS.

7:41 AM

 

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