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.