Brandon Barnes took his turn on the other side of the Gatorade bucket today, and he knew it was coming.
During his post-game interview with Marc Stout, the Hawk snuck around to the back side of Barnes to dump the ice water on his head. His attempt at stealth was as obvious as his delivery lately on the mound and Barnes said, “here it comes” through a big ol’ grin on his face, standing still to soak up the moment and the deluge.
It was a nice break from the disappointment that is the Rockies lately. Everyone is looking for the, “perhaps this will…” moment of the game. Perhaps this single will break his slump. Perhaps this strikeout will give him confidence. Perhaps this walk-off will ignite this team.
One thing is for sure: doing a post game write-up after a walk off is WAY more fun than after a string of abysmal losses in a row.
The team wasn’t perfect tonight, although they were good enough to get the win. Chacin looked good on the mound going six, striking out four and giving up three. He might have gotten away with only giving up one, but Masset came into the game with two of Chacin’s ducks on the pond and gave up a three run shot on his first pitch to Dodger catcher, and .098 hitter, Federowicz who raised his average to .111 with the shot over the fence.
One thing is for sure: Barnes is FUN to watch, what with his push-ups after his inside the park “weak” hit and today’s ice shower grin. If the team keeps winning behind Barnes it will be a great ride indeed.