After a week of smack talk, 8am was finally upon us.
Sorosky is now 1-1 in guarantees, which is better than his W-L record this year.
The rational baseball talk pointed to a pitching advantage for the Gray Bats, and all South Oakland Ducks pitcher Mike Fletcher (2-0) did was show up and toss a complete game shutout, against the highly touted and talented Gray Bats starter, Ben Sorosky (1-2).
The Ducks got on the board in the first when Mark Captain America Guthrie hit a bases loaded, 2-out double to put South Oakland of the North Side ahead 2-0.
The Gray Bats threatened in the third, but Benji the Hunted hit into a 3-6-1 double play.
There was a time not too long ago, when the Ducks were literally incapable of turning such a double play.
Depo is a machine.
The Ducks added two more in the 5th or something when Casale and Gwin had back to back hits and wound up on second and third before Sorosky wisely pitched around Kirk Gibson to load the bases for Captain America.
Whom he also wisely pitched around.
Captain took the free pass for his 3rd RBI.
Keeper of the Helmets hit a blistering shot to deep short, for an RBI fielder’s choice.
Then RolandThompsonGunner shot a Sorosky changeup into left for an RBI single, he never takes vacations.
5-0 Ducks and Fletcher was cruising.
later in the game he struckout Altmeyer with a runner on second.
After an explosive hitting display by Murphy,
and some good pitching by Sorosky to keep his team in it, The Gray Bats finally threatened in the top of the seventh.
They loaded the bases after a couple errors by the Ducks 4th-string 3rd baseman (one by Tipper Gore himself – “How was I to know she was with the Russians too?), and an infield single.
Fletcher struckout a guy in between somewhere and induced a game ending 6-3 double play.
The Ducks improved to 11-3, and the Gray Bats (who lost a 2-1 nail-biter to Kenny Powers and the Black Sox today) had their winning streak snapped before it started, and now sit at 2-14.
It is now impossible for the Gray Bats to finish with a better record than the Ducks, who have outscored them 13-0 in two games and have defeated their two top starting pitchers.
The BSox lost to the Owlz, Saturday 5-0.
The Ducks sit in second place thanks to our win over the Black Sox back in April.
Scott Dunn may get my vote for Co-MVP with Jesse Smith if he keeps this up.
The Ducks went 11-9-2 last season thanks to a 7-2-1 finish.
We are 18-5-1 in our last 24 regular season games.
Kirk, how about some bullet points for tomorrow’s post.