Friday, June 15, 2018

Report from Syracuse

I missed last night's game in the 'Cuse, but a friend was at beautiful YOUR NAME HERE Stadium and filed this report...

Took a while, but the Baby Bombers finally kicked into gear in the top of the ninth, putting up a 6-spot to break the 3-3 tie, and ultimately win the game 9 to 5.

Sheffield was spotty, scattering 8 hits over 5 2/3 innings, but he ultimately hung in there, holding the Tribe to 2 runs, striking out 6, and lowering his ERA to a tidy 3.03. Not sure that he’s ready for the show yet, but he was regularly hitting 94 on the gun, and worked out of several jams; all good signs.

Offensively, Drury looked strong, with a double and a homer; great trade bait, now that he’s permanently lost his job to Andujar. Wade added a solo home run, and Frazier, who my wife kept asking, “Is he the Red Menace?“, was 0 for 4 striking out twice, but did make a spectacular running catch in the right field corner in the 8th inning. Hagioshi was 2 for 4, with a double, and McKinney had a triple after the right fielder badly misplayed a fly ball and it rolled all the way to the wall.

Also, I kinda liked this chunky kid, Cale Coshow, who ultimately got the win, pitching two innings and throwing fire, with EVERY PITCH, down in the zone.

All in all, a nice night at the ballpark, with a nice, close-up look at some pieces of our team’s future.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

RailRiders still looking up in the division. Al Pedrique would not have let this happen. How long will Cash stick with Billy Mitchell? Scranton is not used to sub .500 baseball. As the local daily used to say...Something Must Be Done.