Saturday, May 9, 2009

Ruggiano Rules!

Game 29: Bulls 7, Braves 0
Season: 17-12
Wrap, Box

Ruggiano’s the story here. I was only able to listen to the 3rd and 4th innings, but they were terrific innings to catch. First was a grand slam in the 3rd (his second this year), then he hits another homer (back to back with one by Reid Brignac) in the 4th. Then he hits another in the 6th! 3 homers, 6 RBIs! Maybe those days off did some good. Whatever it was, do more of it!

And we got shutout pitching from Carlos Hernandez, Jason Childers, and Winston Abreu.

What a change from the previous night.

To follow up on my last post. My better half reminded me that it’s possible that some readers of this blog don’t know who Joey Gathright is. Let’s put it this way, he’s faster than Fernando Perez. In fact, he’s about the fastest base-runner I’ve ever seen. He was with the Bulls a couple of seasons ago, went down to Tampa Bay near the end of the season, and was traded to Kansas City after that. I tried to follow him in 2007 and it seemed he was going back and forth from Kansas City and their AAA team in Omaha. Then I lost track of him. Really fun ball player to watch. Never a lot of power at the plate and not a great arm. Guess that’s what’s kept him from sticking in the majors. We’ll probably see him the next time we play Norfolk.

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