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....

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ride my see-saw...Tigers win a wild one...

in Game 1 of tonight's DH. Tigers scored in all six innings they batted, coming from behind twice in the game. Down 7-5 in the bottom of the fifth, the Tigers got a RBI infield hit from Chao-Ting Tang (3 for 4, 2 RBIs) to draw to 7-6. PJ Polk tied it with a RBI ground out. Ryan Enos then put the Tigers up 8-7 with a RBI double. CT put the game out of reach in the sixth with three runs with the last two coming on James Robbins 2 run triple. Robbins was the hitting star of the night going 4 for 4 with a double, triple and 4 RBIs.
Kevan Hess got the win in relief of starter Clemnte Mendoza and fellow reliever Drew Gagnier. Hess throws 2.1 IP of no hit ball and improves to 2-0 on the year.
Mendoza, who was lights out in his last start, lasted just 4.1 IP allowing 7 hits and 6 runs five earned.
Tigers had their running shoes on in game 1 stealing six bases: two each for Alexander Nunez and Tang, and one each from PJ Polk and Robbins.
Of course if you score 11 runs in game one the baseball rule seems to be you have a hard time scoring in game 2 but the Tigers are leading 3-1 after 4 innings in Game 2.

**UPDATE Tigers drop game 2 4-3 as the Lake Monsters score 3 runs in the top of the 7th taking advantage of a pair of errors and a bases loaded walk. Antonio Cruz (0-1) is the losing pitcher. SS Brett Anderson's error allowed in the winning run. A sweep sure of the DH and seies would have been nice...Ryan Enos, Matt Perry and Chris Sedon with RBI singles for CT.

Misc fan notes: A bunch of stuff. First, while in the ticket line exchanging last night's rainout ticket for tonight's I overheard a couple of other customer transactions that spoke to question/issues I raised in the preseason. First the $5 berm ticket includes the red seats in the last section down left and right field. Second a senior discount does exist; a $1 off ticket price. Good to see both addressed however neither is really posted that I can see.

Fox 61 at the game; noticed GM Andrew Weber doing a interview with reporter Bob Rumbolt.

It was Irish Night at Dodd. The "C" behind home plate was presented in the traditional Irish colors as was the "C" on the scoreboard. The team did the same thing for the 4th of the July with red, white and blue colors. The grass behind home was also lined in Irish green. Nice touches--these guys (front office) are trying hard. I WISH MORE PEOPLE WOULD SHOW UP. Very entertaining game 1 tonight.

I hear the corn beef and cabbage was good too. Great chicken wrap for me upstairs between games with Kim running the show up there.

For the bus trip, a movie suggestion: "For love of the game" starring Kevin Costner as a Tigers pitcher no-hitting the Yankees. Hey, it'll make the Red Sox fans on the bus happy and as a Yankee fan, well I know it's make believe.

Pics top to bottom: Game 2 starter Patrick Lawson, Game 1 winner Hess, Gagnier, PJ is safe, Julio Rodriquez is out, Tang and Mendoza


Blogger Batboymeister said...

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12:38 AM

Blogger Batboymeister said...

I'm thinking they should put on "For Love of the Game," "The Natural," "Field of Dreams," A League of Their Own," or "Angels in the Out Field." All of those movies seem pretty interesting to watch on the bus to and from Cooperstown.

12:39 AM

Blogger Batboymeister said...

Forgot to mention "The Rookie" on that list

12:43 AM

Blogger Dfensfan said...

More steals for the Tigers in game 2. Shame to have dropped game 2, when we were just a throw away from sweeping Vermont and moving to only 3 GB, I believe.
I must wonder why there wasn't a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 7th for Anderson, when players like Tang, Taylor, Soares, Rodriquez where on the bench.

1:14 AM

Blogger Dfensfan said...

A very entertaining heckling group in game 2 as well

2:12 PM


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