On Saturday we had an away game against the Oakland A's. I came into the game in the 5th inning and ended up with three at-bats going 1 for 2 with a sacrifice bunt. We entered the top of the 9th losing 8-4 but found a way to string some hits together and take the lead 9-8. The A's tied the game in the bottom of the 9th on a two out home run. We were shut down in the top of the 10th and in the bottom of the 10th two things happened that I have never seen before in my baseball career. With one out and the bases loaded we decided to take our left fielder and bring him into the infield to play with five infielders and two outfielders. I have seen this happen once on TV back when I was younger, but I have never experienced it first hand. Our new 5th infielder traded in his outfielder's glove for his first base mitt but was positioned where the 2nd baseman would usually play and I was shifted almost directly behind the pitcher. After two pitches the 1st base umpire called timeout and made our new 1st/2nd baseman remove his first base glove because there is only one allowed on the field at any given time. I had no idea this was even a rule. I figured if you wanted to use a goalies glove you could as long as you felt you could catch a ball with it. We ended up striking out that hitter, but lost with two outs in the bottom of the 10th 10-9.
In Sunday's game we played the Cleveland Indians at home. This was probably our most complete game played this season, winning 5-3. I got into the game in the top of the 6th inning and finished with one at-bat going 0 for 1 with a broken bat ground ball to third. I've used this bat since the beginning of Spring Training so I was a little upset when I felt the thing break in my hands. Baseball player's are some of the most superstitious athletes in the world, so if something is working for you, whether it be your bat, the way you put your socks on, or the number of times you tap your toes while standing in the batters box, you want to keep doing it. I'm hoping my new bat has a lot of hits in it.
Today we have our first night game of the spring against the San Francisco Giants at 7:05 PM.