Sunday, August 19, 2012

Done for 2012

Season: 59-70; Home Stand: 0-1; Bulls v. Braves: 10-10
Home Games Remaining: 10; Standings

After a very pretty play in the top of the 3rd inning that got Jim Paduch off the hook, things got really ugly at the DBAP in the 5th. In the end, the Bulls were officially eliminated from contention in the IL South Division by their loss and Charlotte’s win at Norfolk. 

As important as selective amnesia is to fans and players of professional sports, this was not a pretty game to end all hopes in this mostly dismal season.

The Herald-Sun and Indy Week links have the story of Josh Lueke’s tough two-thirds of an inning. About all I have to add is how small the difference was between a decent relief outing and a 7-hit, 6-run disaster. Only one of those hits was solid and that one didn’t make a difference. The rest were squibs, dying quails, ground balls with eyes...

We will have a few more games to watch this year and, if we’re lucky, we’ll see a few more nifty plays like last night’s Wrigley to Beckham to Paduch double play. That’s about the best we can hope for.

And, as a bonus, maybe a few of these guys will spend September with the Rays and maybe we’ll be able to watch them there.

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