Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Winston and Michel Close It Out

Game 128: Bulls 9, Chiefs 2
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Game 129: Bulls 2, Chiefs 3
Wrap, Box, Indy Week

Game 130: Bulls 3, Chiefs 2
Season: 72-58
Games Left in Season: 14; Home Games: 7
Wrap, Box

I didn't tune in until the 6th inning of the game so I missed most of what must have been a very pretty game by Andy Sonnanstine. Instead I heard Joe Dillon scoring on a Shawn Riggins single and Justin Ruggiano scoring on Hernandez’s sacrifice fly, tying the game. At the top of the 8th, and after quite a bit of drama, Hernandez hit another sacrifice fly, scoring Ruggiano again. Sonnanstine gave up a one-out triple in the bottom of the 8th, but Abreu came in and shut things down: strikeout, fly out in 8th; fly out, strike out, strike out in the 9th. That’s the Abreu we remember and it is really great to see him back.

Shawn Riggans started the game at first base because Henry Mateo hurt a finger sliding into a base Sunday and it was Iwamura’s day to be dh. So we had Joe Dillon at third and Ray Olmedo at second. Chris Richard, who has been out for several games, took over first in the bottom of the 8th. Not quite sure why. Probably missed something in the broadcast.

The Gwinnett Braves lost both games of a double-header to Charlotte, Norfolk lost to Rochester. So we’ve picked up some ground on the Braves. Hoorah!


Killer photograph from George Habel’s blog, take a look to get the story behind the photo.

It’s early (you think?), but Rays Party took a look at the 2010 Rays’ pitching situation.

Noticed buried in this item the comment that the Rays “off days are sparse.” Whimper, whimper, whimper. The Rays have played 124 games since April 7th, the Bulls have played 130 games since April 9th. Somehow I don’t have a lot a sympathy. Nevertheless, the drift of the article is that they’re going to pull a pitcher up for at least one start.

Marc Lancaster down Tampa way speculates about September call-ups.

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