Who's a sad clown? Pawtucket loses in extras, 4-3. Thirteen innings. Fernando Cabrera gets his first loss of the year and could probably use some TLC.
PawSox starter Clay Buchholz went 6 2/3 innings with no walks. As usual, I guess. Buchholz gave up two runs on five hits, one being Jeff Salazar's solo home run in the seventh.
Pawtucket scored a couple of runs in the fourth inning, bringing the run total to three... and then they just stopped there forever. The Indians didn't score until the seventh inning, with their two runs off Buchholz.
Things got interesting in the eighth inning, when Hunter Jones came in for McBeth. With Shelby Ford on second, Hunter Jones balked. Ford then stole home! WHAT. Yes, Shelby Ford stole home on Jones/Brown.
In the top of the tenth, Angel Chavez had a chance to be awesome with Carter on second thanks to a double, and McAnulty on first post-IBB. Sadly, Chavez grounded out.
Top of the eleventh: Pawtucket gets two runners on AGAIN, but cannot get a run across. Chip Ambres strikes out with Denker ins coring position.
Bottom of the 13th: Cabrera pitching. Walks the first two guys. Then, with one out, Cabrera intentionally walks Garrett Jones to load the bases. And a wild pitch scores Bixler to win the game. A wild pitch! "it was too much, my heart broke..."
Chris Bootcheck got the win for Indianapolis. Seriously, this is some gut-punch, kidney-shot loss. I'll bet the pitchers and the batters don't play cards together too much these days.
no te llores, compostelana:
1. Oh, yeah, I forgot to say that Hunter Jones is back.
2. So... Rocky Cherry's been doing well.
3. There was an hour and fifteen minute delay. I'm assuming rain, but I can't find anything yet. Wait.. TORNADO???
4. Chris Carter hit two doubles. Travis Denker hit his second home run of the season.
5. Mark Kotsay went 1-3 with an RBI, if you care about Mark Kotsay.
Tomorrow! Kris Johnson v righty Eric Hacker at 2 pm. I am going to see the Sea Dogs v Connecticut Defenders tomorrow... in addition to a bizarre ritual I'll be attending in CT earlier in the day. Connecticut all day!!