MILTON TAKES THE MOUND THE CROWD GOES WILD
with anticipation. The Christians are ready and the lions hungry!
Stewart. STRIKE CALLED! STRIKE AGAIN! (Rest on your laurels, buddy.) High and tight, ball one. A foul ball is "fisted" into the Reds dugout. Ow. SWING AND A MISS! Shannon might have undiagnosed glaucoma. Nevertheless, he retires immediately and takes up ice fishing. One out.
Castillo. High, ball one. SWING AND A MISS! CALLED STRIKE TWO! Down low, count evens. STRIKE THREE CALLED ON THE FASTBALL! Man, lightning!
Mauer. 1-1 count. Just missing, and not by much. Grounder to second, easy out!
Man, Marty's pumping the sunshine on Eric tonight! 0-0 after 1.