I have to admit, I didn’t listen to tonight’s game. I caught the first two innings but with it being an away series I chose to spend the evening with a female friend. Not an easy decision but even the most dedicated fans need a break now and then.
As far as the game goes and from what other fans have emailed me, it was an interesting game to say the least.
Hoover and Wise both homered tonight.
Reliever Gordon went 3 innings and started the 9th before giving up 3 earned runs and being saved, literally, by Scott Mathieson. I wonder what the back story on this is… are they trying to save innings or to test Gordon’s ability to go in long relief.
Cody Ransom is an embarrassment. I will say it here and now. He could redeem himself by behaving but his 2nd ejection tonight arguing balls and strikes makes me wonder how much he wants to play for the Ironpigs. Granted everyone wants to make the show, but he is a minor league veteran and the frustration is showing through clearly. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a suspension handed down from the league soon as his tirade tonight was reportedly continued into the next inning.
Some fun and some not so fun notes:
The Ironpigs are 3rd in Batting average, 4th in runs scored and 4th in ERA for the International league. Their record is 9 – 11.
They have lost 11 games by a total of 19 runs, 7 of those games have been by 1 run.
They have scored first in 15 of their 20 games.
I honestly feel like the wind will shift and the team will gel together. My senses tell me this team hasn’t become a “team” yet and there could be some troublemakers out there. Remember how the Pascucci apple spoiled the barrel early in 2008? This team is better than their record and should, should, start winning the coin toss that the games have been lately.