Sunday, April 6, 2014

Bulls Being Bludgeoned by Braves

Season: 1-2; Home Stand: 1-2
Wrap, Box, Herald-Sun

Here’s the deal, Atlanta. You’ve got a guy in your system who’s been playing minor league baseball for 10 seasons and has never been called up. Name is Ernesto Mejia. He’s carrying an OPS of 1.916 after 3 games and just 11 at bats. Why don’t you call him up? Right now! Please! If not today, how about before the 11th when the Bulls go to Gwinnett?

OK, Mejia didn’t get around to his dinger until the 8th inning. It really was the home run in the 4th that did in the Bulls. Up until that inning we had the oddity of both pitchers throwing no-hitters. However, the Bulls were looking particularly foolish against the G-Brave’s Rodriguez, who struck out 9 Bulls. The Bulls whiffed 14 times over the evening. Not good.

On the other hand, even in the loss the pitching crew of Matt Andriese, Jeff Beliveau, and C.J. Riefenhauser looked pretty good.

Outside the game —
  • I get it that I was probably the only person in the stands who would rather listen to the baseball game than the NCAA tournament. But in that case, how come Kinas and crew even came to work? After a flurry of tweets and emails I learned about the pre-emption, but unsatisfactory alternatives were offered. Way back in the dark ages, the DBAP had a very low power FM station that was an alternative, but HD3? Does anyone have an HD radio? Sigh. Guess it isn’t as bad as the time that a Bulls game got pre-empted for a golf tournament! 
  • Short video clip of the Governors’ Cup ring ceremony here.
  • Only 1:00 pm game of the year today!

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