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, May 26, 2008

TI's RBI double the winner as Defs break a 3-3

tie in the bottom of the 8th with a pair of runs and win 5-3 this afternoon. Harrisburg had tied the game in the top of the 8th with a pair of runs off Steve Palazzolo (3-0). In the bottom of the 8th Carlos Sosa lead off with a single. TI then roped a double down the right field line to score Sosa. It was TI's first hit of the four game series. After Ben Copeland reached on an error moving TI over to third, Adam Witter lined a single to right scoring TI for a 5-3 lead.
In the top of the 9th, Sergio Romo recored three straight fly ball outs for his 9th save of the season and first since moving off the DL.
Starting Connecticut pitcher Joey Martinez had another effective start throwing 7 IP, allowing just three hits and one run with 4 Ks and no walks. He retired 13 in a row at one point and recorded 15 ground ball outs lowering his ERA to 2.58 on the year.

Misc fan notes: Connecticut wins 6 of 8 from Harrisburg on the season and today's loss drops the Senators in second place in the Southern Division. Harrisburg with three errors and a wild pitch today really didn't impress much this long holiday weekend and is lucky to have won Friday night's game to avoid a four game sweep.
Defs worn camo uniform tops this afternoon for this game in honor of Memorial Day.
Pics top to bottom: Osiris Matos, Sergio romo, Joey Martinez, Nestor Rojas at the auto table, Jake Wald, and Brad Boyer


Blogger thehondohurricane said...

One of my baseball pet peeves: Palazzolo enters the game in the 8th, pitches miserably, gives up the lead, and is the winning pitcher. I know the rules to determine the WP, but I think they should be changed.

SP lost the lead. Why not call it a team win so a pitchers record doesn't get rewarded after a lousy outing? Pitchers and agents would hate it, GM's would love it. Wonder how the fans would feel?

7:53 AM


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