In today's game we had a rematch with the Mariners and this time won the game 9-3. Obviously it was a great game for us. Our pitchers all threw well and we had a big inning where we scored 8 runs. I went into the game in the bottom of the 4th this time around. I ended up going 1-2 with a single to left field. It's always good to get the first hit out of the way. Both days so far have been absolute great days for baseball, around 75 degrees and sunny. You really can't find better weather anywhere else in the country than what it is right now in Arizona. You can tell the crowd is filled with a lot of Seattle people down from Washington to catch some warm weather. They go crazy every time they get a hit or make a nice play in the field. They also have this super fan that plays a trumpet every time a Mariner comes up to the plate. It's pretty funny, but after playing them four straight games my head might start to hurt. Tomorrow we will face off with the Mariners again and I believe play them one more time on Sunday before we get to move on to another team.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Yesterday was our first game of the spring against the Seattle Mariners in Peoria, Arizona. I really can't believe baseball games are starting already. It feels like I was just playing in games a few weeks ago and yet it's already the start of a new season. We ended up losing yesterday's game against the Mariners 9-3. We actually played a pretty good game and were tied 3-3 until they scored six runs in the bottom of the 8th to break it open. I went into the game in the bottom of the 5th and played the last 4 1/2 innings. I ended the game going 0-2 but was pretty happy with how the game went. In my first at-bat my timing was still a little off. Hitting is really all about rhythm and timing, and both needed an at-bat before they got accustomed to baseball again. I ended up grounding out to 2nd on an inside fastball, a pitch I was a little late on. My second at-bat went much better. I hit a pretty hard ground ball to 3rd, but unfortunately for me I hit it right at him and he threw me out.
Posted by Matt Antonelli at 7:24 PM