Tonight had all the makings of a solid win. Domonic Brown hit a 2 run triple then scored on an Andy Tracy single. The pitching was solid. What could have gone wrong?
First.. a home run
Then former Ironpig JJ Furmaniak got plunked with a hard Mathieson fastball.
Then a 3 run shot and the Pigs lose.
I can’t say anything bad about Mathieson. He is the perfect example of an all or nothing closer. He was consistantly at 97-98 mph but the Bulls strong lineup put it to him. Scott has to be the nicest guy I’ve met in a long time and I hope he doesn’t let these game losing home runs get to me. I sure don’t hold it against him.. I just can’t. In my viewpoint, if you give your all and fail.. it happens. If you slack and fail.. I’m all over it. Look at Mayberry double clutching that ball hit right at him and the Durham runner strolled into third. If he sets that ball up and makes a strong throw the runner doesn’t even think about continuing on.
Looking at the Pig’s lineup… they were runless in 17 innings (last night was 15 innings) before they scored a run tonight. The bats need to heat up and I don’t mean the bats who come from Louisville.
Tomorrow is another day.
I do want to make mention of a new Noise Nation character coming soon. Be on the lookout! Hoping to get our new friend to a game by Friday!