Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
April 17, 2007: Richmond Braves 3, Louisville Bats 1
Not a great night. Bubba went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, and his at-bats didn't sound very good. He's definitely in a slump. Happens to everyone. He'll turn it around.
1st: None on, one out. Ball, foul, foul, swinging strike.
3rd: One out, man on 2B. (Actually, it was the pitcher, Bobby Livingston. He actually doubled!) Ball, foul, foul, ball, then a fly out to shallow right.
6th: Bubba leads off. Ball, swinging strike, called strike, called strike.
8th: Two outs, none on. Ball, ball, ground out. He hit it hard, but the second baseman was there.
Bubba was playing CF, instead of RF as usual. For some reason, Dewayne Wise, the usual CFer, was a late scratch. Bubba handled CF pretty well, though one ball dropped in between him and Bannon. Dunno if it was reachable by either of them.
All in all, a pretty dreary game. Though the score was close enough, the Bats never really seemed to threaten, except in the ninth inning. With bases loaded and one out, Jesse Gutierrez pinch-hit for Majewski. He grounded into a game-ending 1-2-3 double play. Blech. It was that kind of night.
Bubba is not in the lineup tonight. Neither is Hopper. It's Bannon and Godwin in the outfield corners.
UPDATE: I guess we know why Hopper is not in the Bats' lineup. The Reds DFA'd Chad Moeller, and have called up Hopper to take his place.
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