Sunday, April 11, 2010

Thayer Does a Bateman, But It’s OK

Game 4: Durham Bulls 4, Norfolk Tides 3
Wrap, Box

OK, thanks to Joe Dillon and Angel Chavez, that is. Who got the double and the sac fly that made the difference.

Only four hits for the Bulls. That’s gotta be some kind of record. Nevertheless, a win is a win.

Virgil Vasquez just might be a real asset. Sure sounded good.

About the Joe Bateman thing. Let’s just let Neil Solondz tell it (I assume Neil writes the wraps when the Bulls are on the road) — bottom of the 9th inning:

Thayer got to two strikes on the first two batters, Luis Montanez and Scott Moore, but both singled. A pair of groundouts put runners at the corners with two away. Michael Aubrey then singled to center to cut the Durham lead to 3-2. Rhyne Hughes, a former Bull, then walked, loading the bases. Thayer bounced back to strike out number nine hitter Adam Donachie to end the game and even Durham’s record at 2-2.

If that isn’t a “Joe Bateman” I don’t know what is.

The Bulls are back to .500 and on their way to Laurenceville, Gawja. And they will be back home in time for Infernal Revenue day.

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