Mama said there'd be days like this...
A fitting intro to summarize two Gotham losses on Mother's Day.
GAme 1: The boys in Red and White started off with a bang. The bats were on fire early with 6 runs on 6 hits in the first. Trolley, Walker and Booth all doubled and we were off to a quick start. One more in the 2nd, 3 in the 3rd and 2 in the 4th had us out to a 12-5 lead and what looked like a sure victory. Defense was superb. Kid and "Digits" Leary turning a 1-5 double play and and our left fielder Chris "the Ragin' Cajun" Malone recovered beautifully on an over the shoulder fly ball dropped and re-caught. But somewhere around the 5th inning the wheel started coming off.-shut out in the 5th, 6th and 7th, and allowing 6 runs in the 5th to Providence, we got shaky. Booth, playing first couldn't handle a perfect throw from Tuck and ended up with a face full of base ball. The shiner is pretty guys. Many beautiful colors on my face right now. We were able to hold 'em down to 1 in the 6th- but the floodgates opened again in the 7th and 8th allowing 7 more runs. fin al- 19-13. Kid Corby did everything he could offensively to help us out, going 6 for 6 with 6 stolen bases. All those sixes. 666. maybe that was our problem. Damn you Kid Corby! We were grateful to be joined by a few new players to fill out a depleted squad. Chris "Ragin Cajun" Malone was fantastic! Also Joel "Digits" Leary who played with us once in 2002 helped out again. We may have convinced him to play full time! Whadaya think Digits? Also- We've been joined by "Shoeless" Todd Commisso- who jumped in late in the game and did well in the outfield in a borrowed pair of Booth's sneakers. Welcome aboard Shoeless!
Stats: Kid- 6 for 6, 6 sb, 2 aces; Trolley-2 for 6 (1- 2b), 1 sb , 1 ace; Rugs-2 for 6, 1 sb, 1 ace; Tuck- 1 for 5, 1 sb, 1 ace; Walker-4 for 6 (1 2b), 3 sb, 3 aces; Wilkes Booth-4 for 5 (1 2b),5 sb, 2 aces, Digits- 1 for 5, 1 ace; Homer 2 for 4. Cajun-2 for 4 ( 1 bb) 4 sb, 2 aces, Shoeless-0 for 1
Game to we had no alibi. We were U-G-L-Y. The only descent thing to speak of was a perfect bullet from Walker (Appropriate, as he's a cop) to Booth at the plate to nail a Greys Runner. But it wasn't nearly enough. We only played 5 innings and lost big! I'm embarrassed to post the score 23-0. For what its worth- The captain of the Greys sent me an e-mail saying that they had a great time with us. He thought we were good enough to play the 80's game- we just psyched ourselves out.
Stats: Kid- 1 for 2; Booth- 0 for 1 (bb); Rugs- 1 for 2 , 1sb; Tuck- 0 for 2; Walker- 1 for 2; Cajun- 2 for 2; Trolley-0 for 2; Digits- 0 for 2; Stacks 0 for 1; Shoeless- 0 for 1
Offensive star No doubt Kid Corby! 7 for 8 on the day, 6 stolen bases, 2 aces. Well done kid!