Wednesday, March 10, 2010

GAMES 5 AND 6

On Monday we had a home game against the Colorado Rockies. When we showed up at the ballpark all of our practices fields were totally under water so we weren't sure we would be able to get the game in. The grounds crew did a really good job of getting the field ready to play at 1:00 PM. I came of the bench in the top of the 7th to play the last three innings. I got an at-bat in the bottom of the 8th with a runner on 2nd and hit a ball of the left field wall for an RBI double. So far my swing has felt pretty good and I hope it continues as we move further into Spring Training. We closed the gap from 5-1 to 5-4 in the bottom of the 8th, but were unable to push another run across to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th. We ended up losing by one run. Overall it was a pretty well played game by both teams.

Yesterday we drove about 45 minutes to Tempe, Arizona to take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. It was another crappy day out, not the greatest day for baseball. It said the high of the day was around 51 degrees, but the clouds, wind, and rain made it feel more like it was 40. Actually, it reminded me a lot of playing an April game in Portland. Our game was scheduled to start at 1:00 PM, but when we showed up to the park it started to downpour which pushed the first pitch back another 30 minutes. I'm not going to lie, the first five innings were miserable watching from the bench. Earlier in the day I was in a rush to jump on the bus so I forgot to pack long sleeves and a jacket for the game. I came off the bench in the bottom of the 5th to play second base and for that half inning I couldn't really feel my fingers. It usually takes about an inning or so for your body to get use to the cold weather. I got an at-bat in the 8th inning and hit a single to center field, ending the day 1 for 1. It was a back and forth game for a while but we ended up losing 6-5, another close game.

Today we have a split squad game, which means we will have two games, one at home and one on the road. I'm playing in the road game at Goodyear against the Cleveland Indians. The other half of our team will be playing a home game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Ill be starting today and probably get around three at-bats. The good news is it's about 62 and sunny outside without a cloud in the sky. Great day for baseball.

12 comments:

  1. Keep kicking the crap outa the ball like you have been!

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  2. Good Luck and Have a Great Day!

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  3. Kill those Damn Indians!

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  4. Thanks nick you too

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  5. Lol we tried...they got us today though

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  6. Thanks dude

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  7. Yeah I saw the score on mlb network. How did you do?

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  8. I did ok...1 for 2 with a single

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  9. That's pretty good. Just keep gettin hits and good things will happen.

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  10. Baseball was not meant to be played in cold weather. Hang in there! Thank goodness baseball has 160 * games to make up for it. ha

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  11. Its suppose to be in the 80s for the next week or so...gonna be nice

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  12. Wow, so we should be expecting just home runs from you now? If you were doing (what I think is one of baseball's hardest) coming off the bench and getting clutch hits with RISP, doubles with RISP, in cold weather; I'd hate to see your production in warm weather. You're deflating some pitching egos.

    So did you miss out on Muhamid Ali, I read he met the Padres a couple of days ago.

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