The IronPigs took game three of the annual four-game set in Toledo tonight by a score of 2-1. The ‘Pigs scored first in the top of the fifth by leadoff back-to-back doubles by Erik “Holy” Kratz and Jason “Popcorn” Pridie. Pat Misch was solid once again as the starter, scattering five hits over seven full innings of work. He struck out five, and walked none while allowing one earned run in the bottom of the sixth on single-bunt-single.
Following a Blanco line-out in the top of the eighth, Pete Orr singled to avoid the Golden Sombrero. He stole second and advanced on a throwing error by the catcher. He then scored on a sac fly by Kevin “VivaLe” Frandsen. Purcey worked a clean Eighth with two K’s and no walks. “FLEEEP” Aumont came on for the bottom of the ninth. There were many foul balls, but he stayed with it and retired all three on 17 pitches featuring 12 strikes. He had one K and no walks.
In a close game, it’s a great idea to avoid those free passes if you can. Tonight it paid off for our ‘Pigs. I was going to Tweet something about “too much running” when Pete Orr got on in the top of the eighth. It seems like we’ve had some PO’s and CS’s lately, and I’m not used to it. Trust in Sandberg, we must. It was that Orr steal which lead to the error which lead to the winning run. Force the issue. Good baseball. Nothing Free. Pigs Fly!
You know what else isn’t free? Hockey. The Phantoms started selling full season ticket packages yesterday to those on the waiting list. Kramskorner didn’t get the call yet, so I don’t have the details. I’m hoping to translate my ticket buying experience into some further information about the planned arena. I’ve made some assumptions based on the now-released seating chart, but I’d like more and accurate information. If I get it, I’ll share it here. But for now, the big answer: Yes, they want money. $100 they say. Yes, you get it back if they don’t play in 2013 (like, um, if there isn’t an arena….).
The IronPigs go for a 3-1 series win tomorrow night in the series finale in Toledo.