I've been busy the last few days so I know I am a few games behind. I'm going to do my best to try and keep the last few games straight and remember what happened during those days. On Wednesday we played a night game against the Seattle Mariners. I ended up coming in the game in the bottom of the 6th to play defense. In my one at-bat I drew a walk on a six or seven pitch at-bat and finished the game 0 for 0. Most of the game was a pitchers duel, but we pulled out the 2-1 win.
One thing a bunch of the guys on the team were wondering was why Ichiro is the only Japanese player with his first name on the back of his jersey? Does anyone know the answer for this? None of us could figure it out. I am pretty sure he is the only guy. If anyone can think of another player in the MLB that does this let me know. The guy can do whatever the hell he wants either way so it really doesn't matter, we were just curious.
In yesterday's game we played a day game against the Chicago White Sox. We ended up winning the game 5-3. I'm not really sure what our record is, but if feels like we have been winning an awful lot of games over the last few weeks. I didn't get a chance to play a whole lot in this one. I went into the game in the top of the 9th to pinch hit, and then went into the field at second base to finish the 9th. In my one at-bat I hit a line drive up the middle for a single. The ball ended up drilling the umpire in the leg causing a dead ball. It was the first time I have ever hit an umpire with the ball. I felt really bad and actually stopped running for a minute when I saw the thing hit him. For a quick second I actually thought I was out because he threw his hands in the air. That would be a pretty shitty rule by the way. I ended up getting a single, but got an RBI taken away from me. I still feel pretty bad about drilling the guy. That's gonna leave a mark.