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, August 05, 2010

Tigers win 3-2 as PJ Polk doubles in....

Londell Taylor who had also doubled in the bottom of the eighth inning breaking a 2-2 tie. The back to back doubles by Talyor and Polk came with two outs. Hudson Valley had tied the game in the top half of the inning with a run off reliever Tom Mowry (1-0). Tyler Clark pitched the 9th inning for the Tigers to earn his second win. Connecticut starter Rayni Guichardo went 5 Ip allowing one unearned run. Guichardo gave up 3 hits and walked 5 batters.
Connecticut allowed an unearned run in the second on two errors and a RBI single. CT committed 4 errors in the game leadin to both HV runs but also flashed some leather as 2B Alexander Nunez saved a pair of runs with a diving stop in the hole in the 5th inning with the bases loaded. Connecticut catcher Julio Rodriquez picked off a runner at second in the 8th to end the inning after the Renegades had tied the game and were threating to push more runs across. Taylor made a nice catch in the outfield in the 7th to rob a batter of extra bases.
The Tigers tied the score in the fourth on Brett Anderson's sac fly with the bases loaded scoring Nunez who had lead off with a single and then stole second. The Tigers took a 2-1 lead in the fifth on PJ Polk's single and Nunez's long RBI triple into the right center gap.
PJ Polk went 3 for 5 in the lead off spot with a double and RBI. Alexander Nunez went 2 for 4 with that RBI triple. Londell Taylor had a pair of doubles going 2 for 3. Tigers banged out 10 hits but went just for 15 with RISP. With the win the Tigers are now in first place, a half game ahead of the Vermont Lake Monsters.

Misc fan notes: VERY good to be back at Dodd. Wish more folks came out. Only 1300 in house. Tiger worn special uniforms for Military Appreciation Night. The uniforms are very similar to the ones the Navigators worn for 4th of July and armed forces salutes .
Hartford Whalers night tomorrow. Got to pull/find that old Whalers uniform!

Ryan Soares was called out for using an illegal bat in the top of the 8th....very strange. Joe Perez with the explaination on his blog!

Pics top to bottom: Nunez, Mowry, Guichardo, Polk and Taylor


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