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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Let's Play Two (in one)

Crazy game last night for the Louisville Bats. It went 17 innings. Yes, 17. The game started late due to rain and went almost five hours, so it ended really, really late.

Andy Phillips started at 3B and played there the whole game. He was 1 for 6 with 2 walks and a run scored. He also reached on an error and had one stolen base. He's been playing very well since coming back from his hamstring injury.

Paul Janish was 2 for 8. He's also hitting well (though no one hit really well in this particular game).

Starting for the Clippers was a familiar face: Tyler Clippard. His line:

6.0 2 1 0 4 4 0 5.61

I was kind of surprised he didn't make the Nats' big league team. But that ERA isn't exactly making the case for him.

Pettyjohn started for the Bats, but the interesting thing wasn't who started but who ended the game. The Bats ran out of pitchers. They played a 13-inning game on Saturday, and lost a reliever (Bill Bray) to the big club. So they got their first baseman, Kevin Barker, to pitch the 17th inning. Reminded me of that game a couple of years ago where Caonabo Cosme pitched the last inning.

Cosme gave up a grand slam. Barker only gave up three runs, but it was enough. I don't think the Bats really wanted to win at that point. They just wanted to go home. In the bottom of the inning, Andy swung at the first pitch and flew out. Janish also swung at the first pitch (though he got a single).

Final score: Bats 2, Clippers 5.

posted by BubbaFan, 8:42 PM


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