Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tidal Wave

Game 3: Durham Bulls 3, Norfolk Tides 12
Wrap, Box

Boy, I’d like to find something good to say about yesterday’s game. How about this? “If you look beyond his problems in the bottom of the third inning (5 runs scored), Jeff Bennett looked OK.” Or how about? “ Young Richard De Los Santos, who has had an erratic career, had a tough couple of innings (6 runs).”

Work for you?

Me either.

Let’s just skip it, except to note Chris Richard’s homer and Fernando Perez’ triple.

Matt Joyce was hit by a pitch in the left elbow area in the first inning and left the game. Today was to have been a day off for him, so unless we hear something different in today’s broadcast, here’s hoping he’s back in the Gwinnett game on Monday.

Speaking of today’s game, the start time is 1:15. Does anyone know why the Bulls never play Sunday day games? That sure would be nice. Seems like almost everywhere else we see day games on the weekends, why not in Durham?


  1. Way to go, Chris Richard, with a homer and a single! And, hang in there Elliot. By the way, I'm so glad I found this blog; I understand this minor league system and our team much better now.

  2. Agreed on all points, a disaster of a game (though it could have been worse, we could have played like the parent Rays yesterday), and we should get some afternoon Sunday games.

    For what it is worth, this is the first time the Bulls are below .500 since the 2008 season.

  3. Thanks, Donna.
    DRR, you drove me to my spreadsheets. The last time we were below .500 was May 21, 2008! I'll send it to Neil to see if he wants to add to his trivia questions.

  4. some days you are the windshield some days the bug