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....

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sometimes the game takes a back seat....

when getting up with an old friend and that was the case the for me tonight as the hondo hurricane stopped into Dodd tonight. My seatmate of the past three season and I caught up on things as a scoreless pitching duel unfolded before us. Great seeing Hondo back at Dodd!!!!
On the field Clemente Mendoza pitched 8 innings of two hit shut out ball before turning the game over to Tyler Clark who gave up a leadoff walk (they always score), a sac bunt and a booming RBI double for a 1-0 IronBird lead.
In the bottom of the ninth Alexander Nunez hit a long homer to left center to tie the game. It was Nunez's second long ball of the season and the first CT homer at Dodd since well forever...
In the bottom of the 11th Nunez lead off with a single and eventually scored on a fielding error as the Tigers win 2-1.
The win coupled with Vermont losing twice to Brooklyn and Tri-City winning leaves the the Tigers at the .500 mark in second place a half game behind Tri-City.

Misc fan notes: Brian Irizarry, former Defenders broadcaster was also in the house tonight and spent some time catching up with Brian as well.
Jared Allen, former Defender Bat boy extraordinaire and greg's blog MVP one season, was on the field reprising that role for the Tigers. The stars were aligned tonight!

Pic is new Tiger ss Dixon Machardo


Blogger thehondohurricane said...

Late this afternoon I turned on the MLB network and caught the Philly/Dodger game in the 6th inning. The Dodger's were the home team, so I had the pleasure of listening to Vin Scully do the play by play. At 80 plus years, Scully is still a solo act. His low key style is the same now as it was when he was a protege of Red Barber at Ebbets Field in the 50's and his voice sounds the same.

What an enjoyable way to watch a game in progress rather than having to endure the competition of two or three loud broadcasters trying to one up each other instead of letting the game be the protagonist. You would think some network exec might figure it out sooner or later, wouldn't you?

8:16 PM

Blogger greg8370 said...

Vin Scully is a treasure...

10:48 PM


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