Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Series vs Mobile Wrapped, On the Road Vs Stars



The Biscuits took the series vs Mobile by the skin of their teeth and a little help from mother nature. Scoring just before the rains came on getaway day Monday helped Bradys Boys save face and escape with a series win just before the dugout flooded.


This was an odd series for many reasons - the BayBears won the first half and should have easily walked over Montgomery. Perhaps they were tired from celebrating and mailed it in, but there was little fight in the Bears during the first game.


Game two saw a friday nite loss as the Biscuits stranded seven runners. They did manage one run in the ninth inning but fell short 5-3. Starter Grayson Garvin was allowed almost 50 pitches before being pulled from the game. Mike Colla allowed two unearned runs and big Matt Lollis gave up three earned in the 8th inning.


MATEO MASTERFUL BUT GAME MARRED BY INCIDENT
Saturdays victor mateo victory was marred by a horrific injury to a fan hit by a line drive in the ninth inning. With Tom Belza leading off the inning with a three ball, two strike count, Matt Ramsey delivered a low and away fastball that Belza fouled off.

It was a low liner that just barely cleared the padded barrier between the first row of seats just beyond the home dugout and the field. There was no time to react, no way to defend against that kind of line drive. It struck a male patron squarely in the jaw.
Tom Belza reacts to fan in stands hit by foul ball
 Immediately screams for help went up and the man, who looked to be in his 60s or 70s, went down and stayed down until paramedics arrived to take him away on a stretcher.
Tom Belza, teammates and fans watch as medics attend an injured fan
It was just the second time in Riverwalk history that an ambulance had to be brought onto the field. There was nearly 30 minutes delay while the injured spectator was attended to and eventually driven to hospital.

Ushers, stadium workers, players from both teams and fans in attendance called it the most horrible foul ball incident in Biscuits history.

UPDATE:
The hardy fan survived and was released from the hospital, though teeth were still being found the next day in the GRASS ON THE FIELD.
Distance between grass and first row? About 12 feet!



 BACK TO BASEBALL
Sunday's game was a drubbing as the Skitz fell 12-6, though the score implies the game was closer than it really was.

Angel Sanchez got the start for the Skitz and was quickly dubbed "Angel of Death" by fans for his every-other inning earned runs allowed game plan.

Monday the rubber match was a tight contest until the 8th inning when the home team pushed a few runs across as the bottom fell out of the summer clouds and sent fans scurrying. It seemed the Baybears were trying to slow down the game in hopes the rain would come, if they had one more pitching change it might have worked!



 SEEING STARS
Last night the Stars and Biscuits played ten innings but the 5-4 final score doesn't do justice to the valiant efforts by both teams to lose this game.

Its the old story, we scored on their closer in the ninth inning and then they scored on ours.

In the tenth inning we got a pair of runners on and were just about to strand them in scoring position when we were gifted a run on a wild pitch. The play, and the inning, ended when cameron seitzer attempted to score from second on a wild pitch. Fortunately Motter was on third and had already touched the dish. Not sure why Brady would send Cam Seitzer on that kind of play, but hey, at that point maybe he was just to empty the gun and throw it at them.

Lefty Jimmy Patterson got the final three outs and picked up the save.

True to form, all five Montgomery runs were scored after the 6th inning.


MOVING ON
Departing the team is Jeremy Moore, headed to Durham where his skills are sure to be more appreciated. In 38 games JM had 120 at bats and hit a robust .183 with six homers and 16 rbi. His roster spot on the team was not immediately filled, out of respect.


1 comment:

buckrabbit said...

No Mas. No mas. I mean no moore!