Multiple Runs in San Diego

The night started with a bang, Charlie Blackmon’s leadoff homer; Tommy Medica, who recently has not been able to hit a beach ball with a paddle, stuck a pin in it with a 3-run blast in the bottom of the first.  Two of our reliables, Cuddy and Dickerson, produced an RBI each to make it a high-scoring San Diego affair in the 6th, 4-3.  These guys both went 3 for 4, and were in scoring position in the 8th when Wilin failed.  Do we blame him tonight?  Can’t blame Brothers, who walked the bases loaded in the 6th, or Belisle, who cleaned that up.  DJ made another Gold-Glove catch in short right field, with a late route adjustment and reaching over his head to end the Padres’ 7th.  But the Rox went quietly in the 9th, losing another by a single run.

A funny aside: Flande took an all-time ugly swing early in the game, the dugout was snickering and even Walt was trying to remain the straight-faced professional skipper.  The announcers recollected for us how Byun-Hyung Kim used to swing – out of his shoes, over his head, turning completely around, you name it, and Spilborghs chimed in with tales of the 4-minute video of “BK swings” that the team used to watch in the clubhouse before the game “to get our heads right.”  Some good laughs as this story unfurled tonight.  Spilly needs to be more prominent during games with his wit, personality and stories.

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rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
6 years ago

Tommy Medica – our new Rocky killer. His stats came against Rox and nobody else. Love your writing style roxnsox, better than mine!

Gary
Gary
6 years ago

Never great in math,I believe our magic number to clinch fourth place is ONE! Also enjoyed the write up.Thanks to all for helping keep the site alive.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
6 years ago

Yes, a splendid write-up. A star is born. I, too, thank all those who have labored to post pre- and post-game items all year, especially as dismal as it has been more often than not. I can only hope that this site continues with all the level headed commenters that I’ve come to enjoy, unlike all the trash-talking found on other sites.

And Jared, I WILL resume contributions as soon as I get the hell out of the unemployment line.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
6 years ago

Off topic but imagine this scenario:

Pirates go 2-2 and Cards go 1-2 this weekend while Giants win out. This would create a possibility of the Pirates flying tonight from Atlanta to Cincy, then to St. Louis and a loss in a one-game division deciding playoff on Monday, on to San Francisco for a one-game wild card play-in on Tuesday, then fly to Washington to begin the first real series. A lot to fall in place but it could happen.

jaredean
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jaredean
6 years ago

Excellent post game RoxNSox…not sure why you were worried – your writing is excellent…made me chuckle a few times, but that isn’t too difficult – i live my life like i’m breathing Nitrous oxide instead of oxygen…

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
6 years ago

Now, now, roxnsox, back to school for you. Repeat after me: “I will not be optimistic next spring. I will not…”

roxnsox
roxnsox
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob in Indy

Remind me when I show signs of optimism! πŸ™‚

Will
Will
6 years ago

BK was fun to watch in a Three Stooges sort of way. He absolutely swung for the fences every time he grabbed a bat. I wonder if that video compilation is available.

RocketMan
RocketMan
6 years ago

I do like Spilly and agree, he brings more colorful color than the other former players.

Bill
Bill
6 years ago

I haven’t been watching or contributing much the last month. Wife is going through some medical issues and it’s been a strain. We should hopefully at least know what we’re up against within a week. Hard to plan anything at the moment. I was torn a bit by the Rockies winning six in a row at home hoping against hope that the owners won’t see this as a sign that they should keep everything intact. I’m amazed that Dick Monfart… Read more »

jaredean
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jaredean
6 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Sorry to hear that my friend…hope things work out for the best…

I felt the same exact way about the team winning so many at the end because it would keep this team in a complacent position and that is never good…

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