Thursday, April 30, 2009

Matt Takes One For The Team

Game 20: Bulls 6, Clippers 3
Season: 13-7
Wrap, Box

Matt Joyce took one for the team and scored the winning run in the 7th.

Not that he had much choice in the matter. Clippers’s reliever Zach Jackson hit him in the back. Ruggiano then singled him to second. He went to third on a Chris Richard walk. He came home on a Chris Nowak sacrifice fly, and the Bulls went ahead 4-3.

The Bulls then scored two more runs when John Jaso singled.

I was once again impressed with our relievers Randy Choate and Winston Abreu.

Worried about Jon Weber leaving the game in the 8th. Could not see exactly what happened from where I sat, but radio reported he fouled the ball into his foot. In obvious pain.

Other notes:
  • Listening to Neil Solondz on the radio during the game I heard him say that pitcher Jeremy Cummings will be coming back to the Bulls later in May. That’s really good news.
  • Rays reliever, rehabbing right-hander Jason Isringhausen did not make an appearance.
  • Looks like the Tampa Bay took Her Rays’ admonishment to heart. They beat the Boston 13-0 tonight. Catcher Michel Hernandez went 4-5 with a double and his first major league home run!

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