Sunday, September 9, 2018

Durham Bulls Win First Round of Governors' Cup Playoffs

I can tell you that I'm really glad the Bulls aren't playing today (Sunday). I mean I would have had trouble getting to the DBAP with all the life that's intruding on my baseball watching ...

The other reason is, obviously, that the Bulls are going to the Governors' Cup Finals! And they are going in a moment when this team looks really, really solid. The pitching and defense are sound, especially the relief crew. 11 Mud Hens got left on base last night! The offense is not depending on the home run. More would be nice, only one has been hit (McCarthy in game 3).

They are getting two days off before Tuesday's game against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, who play in neither Scranton or Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees franchise plays in Moosic, Pennsylvania. Hats off to them for their run to the wild card and their 3-1 win over the team with the best regular season record in the International League, the IronPigs.

My big worry now is hurricane Florence. That critter is headed right at Raleigh ...


  1. It was obvious that the article in The Herald-Sun was written by a reporter who wasn't at the game.

  2. Agree. Gotta think it was lonely up in the press box this year. Other than the occasional Burlington Times article, I don't think I saw a single game day story. Makes me wish for Adam Sobsey's book-length essays in the Indy Week in years gone by.