Saturday, April 11, 2015

Rain, Extra Innings, First Loss

Season: 1-1
Wrap, Box, Gwinnett Daily Post, Braves Wrap

Probably just about anyone could take a look at a lengthy game and try to find a decisive moment — other than the walk-off winning hit, that is. I’ll go for the back-to-back errors in the 6th, one by second baseman Ryan Brett and then another by shortstop Hak-Ju Lee. Some potential for a double play in each instance.

On the other hand, the Braves gave up a couple of freebies as well. Maybe a wash. When you have a hour and a half rain delay and then go into extra innings, the game turns into a crap shoot.

Outside the game —
  • Very nice to learn that Patrick Kinas is back on the microphone, and on FM 99.3. So we have three ways to listen to the game this year: AM on 620, FM on 99.3 (which reaches my house much better than AM), and streaming. You can stream over the web or via the “First Pitch” app. I’m not a big fan of the app because it will really eat up a data plan if you aren’t on a wireless network.
  • We are interested in the Durham Bulls as a team itself, but the for Rays bloggers, the Bulls exist to feed folks into the machine. For an assessment from that perspective, check out this article by Robbie Knopf over at Rays Colored Glasses.
  • For more on Mikie Mahtook’s callup there’s this. He pinch hit last night, but did not get on base. Very weird bit of baseball strategy going on in that game, by the way.

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