After tonight.. I wouldn’t put something like that happening out of mind. Really, last week during the home stand an unidentified person started the rumor that this latest teen fad would be part of a summer concert series and it went like wild fire across the concourse at CCP.
Speaking of on fire.. Andy Tracy is surface of the sun hot! He was walked twice tonight before launching a monster 2 run homerun to bring the Pigs within 2 runs. The homerun was initially called foul by the first base umpire Travis Brown but was overruled by crew chief and home plate umpire Alan Porter. Columbus’ manager Mike Sarbaugh was ejected in the ensuing protest. You really don’t see many calls overturned but it appears that this one was a no brainer. I am by no means an advocate of instant replay but if an umpire huddle can produce the correct call.. I am all for that. This was Andy’s 3rd homerun in the last two games.
Nate Bump threw 96 pitches with 56 for strikes and 6 Clippers crossed home plate on 8 hits. Bump lasted only 5 innings.
Pigs lost 5 to 7.
And a baseball blog would be incomplete without mentioning tonight’s Phillies game where Roy Halladay pitched MLB’s 20th perfect game against the Florida Marlins. The last perfect game by a Phillie was by Jim Bunning. What surprised me even more was that MLB Network carried the last few innings of the game. Communist-Cast cable network allowed them to re-broadcast and that amazes me. All the stink they made when DirecTV was the only provider with the NFL Network and now they monopolize all but a few Phillies game.. well that’s another story.
Remember this day, it will soon end up in trivia question land.