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....

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Navs win 4-1 to remain in first place...



with a one game lead with one game left in the regular season. Been awhile since I've been able to type that sentence as the Tigers win tonight beating Lowell on Norwich Navigator night. A three run bottom of the sixth was the difference in the game as Tyler Collins and Dean Green doubled in runs and aaron Westlake singled in another for a 3-0 CT lead. The Spinners scored a run on a wild pitch in the eight but Westlake singled in a run in the bottom half to get the run back.
Wilsen Palacios (5-5) pitched 7 strong innings striking out 8 and Jeff Barfiled threw a 1-2-3 9th for his fifth save.
The division championship comes down to Sunday's game. A Tiger win and a Vermont loss means the Tigers win the division. If both teams lose Sunday the Tigers win the division and if the Tigers lose and the Lake Monsters win, the season ends for the Tigers based on the regular season head to head series between the two teams which favors Vermont.

Misc fan notes: Great seeing that Tater statue back in front of Dodd...it looks great! The Navigators uniform they came up with was pretty good. It reminded me of the purple vests they played in on Sundays only over the green t-shirts they worn then for those games...not bad. Great seeing those Navigators caps as well on the players.

Very well run auction with the players presenting their jerseys to the auction winners on field after the game.
Lots of folks dug deep into their closets for Navs stuff to wear..nice to see.

I went with the 2002 home jersey worn by Mitch Jones that I worn to the Defenders playoff games in 2009. For the cap I went with the 1996 promo cap that I'm wearing at the top of this page.

Hope to make it to Sunday's game!

7 Comments:

Blogger bacci40 said...

and just so you dont think it was just giants prospects who complained about dodd, when westlake was asked how he liked playing there, he said that he hated it, cuz it plays big, and you gotta be really strong to get one out

BRING IN THE FENCES

5:14 PM

 
Blogger bacci40 said...

btw...did you get to take your granddaughter to any games?

she must be getting really big now

is she still playing ball?

5:19 PM

 
Blogger greg8370 said...

Westlake hit two today (Sunday) that would have been out in a bunch of places.
Been a while (2009) since my granddaughter has been to Dodd

5:58 PM

 
Blogger thehondohurricane said...

Well, here we go again. It's a lot easier to blame the ball park then one's own deficiencies. And since when is the Giants park a HR hitters paradise?

Just found out Jake was released this season by Mobile.
He was one of my two all time favs at Dodd. I fear the he other, Pat Misch, isn't too far behind him.

Bacci, what's going on with Nate? Injured or just not playing?

8:09 PM

 
Blogger bacci40 said...

nate sustained hairline fracture hitting foul ball off leg (season in a nutshell)

tried to play through it, but aggravated in a hard slide at home

can be off dl on wednesday, but looks like only able to ph for rest of season

when giants eliminated, will be shut down

what are you gonna do

and come on hondo, i was pointing out what westlake said, and that kid carries a big stick

6:40 PM

 
Blogger bacci40 said...

wow greg

granddaughter not interested? or just schedule conflicts

6:41 PM

 
Blogger greg8370 said...

she's growing up...trying her hand at digital video shorts, editing, etc. at 9 yrs old. hopefully she'll end up rich and supporting yours truly...

9:20 PM

 

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