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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Game Report: Monday 8/23/10

Went to the game at Pioneer Park on 8/23 where G-stros lost to the Princeton Rays 4-3 in 12 innings.

The Good:

Telvin Nash hit the ball good tonight. The strong left fielder went 3 for 5 with a towering home run to center. I would estimate it was hit over 420. It was crushed. He also showed good bat control pushing a single through the right side once. Nash also prevented a double play with a nice take out slide.

Garrett Bullock came in to the game from the pen in the 9th with the go ahead run on 2nd. He got a ground out to third and two K's. He ended up pitching a total of 3 innings with 4 Ks. He has not allowed an earned run in 16 of his 19 outings this year. He has only walked 3 batters in the month of August (17 1/3 IP). He does give up a fair number of hits but his move and pitching motion keeps base runners honest. Add to that a good ground ball ratio and you can see why he is being successful. However, he is ancient for the league. He is already 24.

Delino DeShields Jr. hit the ball hard. In fact, two of his outs were hit harder than one of his hits. That's baseball. He went 2 for 5 with a walk and a K. He faced 3 different lefties on the night.

Emilio King showed off his arm in RF. He had two outfield assist last night.

The not so good:

Emili King work the golden sombrero.

This game featured several ugly plays. One benefited the home team and one did not. In the top of the first, Jhonny Medrano on 2nd after a solid two out double, tries to steal third. The throw is of the mark and goes into left field. Medrano scores the first run of the game.

In the 5th, with the G-stros already down by one; the P-Rays had runners on the corners with 2 out. The runner at first tries to steal second. The throw by Mojica goes into center field, and the runner on third trots home.

The catchers accounted for all 5 errors in the game. Add two that one passed ball charged to Mojica and another that was counted as a wild pitch that should have been a passed ball (imo).

Overall, the night was lost by the offense. Pitchers kept getting in and out of trouble but they kept the run total low. The offense just couldn't generate the runs.

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