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, September 18, 2009

Defs hang on and win Game 3 8-7...

tonight in Akron. Exciting, exciting game as the Defs trailed twice early and then rallied. A big insurance run in the top of the 9th with CT leading 7-6 was the difference as a two out Brad Boyer single was then followed by a Bobby Felmy RBI double. Mitch Lively, the second of seven CT pitchers gets the win and Matt Yourkin earns the save.
With CT down 4-3 going into the fourth inning, the Defenders put together 5 straight singles by Brandon Crawford, Mike Mooney, Jackson Williams (bunt single on a sac try), a Brock Bond RBI single to tie the game at 4-4 and a two run RBI single by the red hot Mike McBrdye ( 3 for 5 tonight and .452 in the playoffs) putting CT up 6-4. An EME sac fly increased the lead to 7-4.
Craig Clark started and went just 2.1 IP giving up 6 hits and four runs. One of the hits was a homer by Carlos Santana and it was the third long ball given up by Clark in his two starts. Lively went 2.1 IP giving up a run. Alex Hinshaw, Geivy Garcia, Joe Paterson (1 run allowed), Craig Whitaker (faced one batter who reached on an error) also went to the mound tonight for the Defenders.
Lefty Ari Ronick goes for CT tomorrow as the team looks to tie the series at two games each.

Misc fan notes: Check out Joe Perez's Norwich Bulletin Connecticut Defenders blog (link is to the right) for some really great pics of the last game at Dodd!


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