Heads of state that ride and wrangle. That look at your face from more than one angle. Can cut you from their bloated budgets. Like sharpened knives through Chicken McNuggets.
A plethora of pilferings courtesy of Slidin' Billy on the basepaths.
Here's what a 12-run inning looks like:
Great Falls Bottom of the 5th
Justin Jirschele walks.
Micah Johnson singles on a line drive to left fielder Daniel Pigott. Justin Jirschele to 2nd.
Kyle Robinson reaches on force attempt, throwing error by pitcher Nick Routt. Justin Jirschele to 3rd. Micah Johnson to 2nd.
With Brent Tanner batting, wild pitch by Nick Routt, Justin Jirschele scores. Micah Johnson to 3rd. Kyle Robinson to 2nd.
Brent Tanner strikes out swinging.
Michael Marjama triples (1) on a fly ball to right fielder Jesse Winker. Micah Johnson scores. Kyle Robinson scores.
Abe Ruiz hit by pitch.
Yoandy Barroso singles on a line drive to left fielder Daniel Pigott. Michael Marjama scores. Abe Ruiz to 2nd.
Pitcher Change: Nolan Becker replaces Nick Routt.
Tyler Williams singles on a ground ball to center fielder Beau Amaral. Abe Ruiz to 3rd. Yoandy Barroso to 2nd.
Adam Heisler singles on a ground ball to right fielder Jesse Winker. Abe Ruiz scores. Yoandy Barroso scores. Tyler Williams to 2nd.
Justin Jirschele reaches on force attempt, throwing error by first baseman Robert Maddox. Tyler Williams scores. Adam Heisler to 2nd.
With Micah Johnson batting, wild pitch by Nolan Becker, Adam Heisler to 3rd. Justin Jirschele to 2nd.
Billings Mustangs Manager Pat Kelly ejected by HP umpire Charlie Ramos.
Micah Johnson walks.
Kyle Robinson strikes out swinging.
Brent Tanner singles on a line drive to right fielder Jesse Winker. Adam Heisler scores. Justin Jirschele scores. Micah Johnson to 2nd.
With Michael Marjama batting, wild pitch by Nolan Becker, Micah Johnson to 3rd. Brent Tanner to 2nd.
Michael Marjama doubles (1) on a line drive to right fielder Jesse Winker. Micah Johnson scores. Brent Tanner scores.
Pitcher Change: Erik Miller replaces Nolan Becker.
Abe Ruiz walks. Wild pitch by pitcher Erik Miller. Michael Marjama to 3rd.
Yoandy Barroso singles on a ground ball to third baseman Seth Mejias-Brean. Michael Marjama scores. Abe Ruiz to 2nd.
Tyler Williams grounds out, second baseman Robert Ramirez to first baseman Robert Maddox.
Bakersfield jumps out early to a 3-1 lead. A double by D'Anna and singles by Vasquez, Berset and Muller accounting for the three runs. Donald Lutz also has a double.
Jesse Winker came out of the game.
Baby Reds are off to a rough start on the season with a record of 3-11. Looks like 3-12 is a distinct possibility as they trail 6-1 in the sixth. Amir Garrett started. His line looks like this: 1.2IP 3H 3R 3ER 2BB 2K. Mike Saunders fared about the same. Jose Williams has hurled a scoreless frame. Jhimmy Lopez is making his debut, batting 1 for 2. Ty Washington, Wilfrel Estevez and Argemos Alzadoro all have singled. Brent Peterson scored the only run for the Arizona Reds but has come out of the game, being replaced by Humberto Valor.
Billings falls 15-3 and fall out of first place as well. Wagner Gomez doubled in the ninth for his third hit of the game.
Jose Williams now has thrown three hitless innings in relief. AZ Reds still trail 6-1 late. Boof Bonser pitched a scoreless inning for the Toddler Giants.
Last edited by corkedbat; 07-10-2012 at 12:56 AM.
I could probably be quite content with a 2014 Opening Day lineup of:
CF Billy Hamilton
2B Brandon Phillips
1B Joey Votto
LF Donald Lutz
RF Jay Bruce
3B Todd Frazier
CA Devin Mesaraco
SS Zach Cozart
And a bench with Didi Gregorious, Henry Rodriguez, Ryan LeMarre, Ryan Hannigan (and one or two more).
Last edited by corkedbat; 07-10-2012 at 01:11 AM.
Lutz is having a strong power season. In a league where a whole lot of people hit for power. He has 18 walks and 65 strikeouts. That isn't so good. He is going to need time.
LaMarre may prove to be better than a 4th OF.
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