Sunday, August 23, 2009

Another day, another loss

We had our second to last game today, a late one under a nice cool sky. This was another team that hasn't played well all year, but they did OK today. At least well enough to knock us out in 7 innings.

We started out with a 1-2-3 inning on our side, not hitting well. Then they walked one, a bad throw to first that resulted in someone going to third, and more of the same. We had a lot of walks, a bunch of missed throws, and off hits that could be called errors getting by infielders. Then I topped it off nicely in the 3rd by dropping a fly ball in shallow center. I was there, reached out, and it hit my thumb and I couldn't close the glove. That's 2 in 3 weeks I've dropped for not good reason.

At the plate, we weren't better. A bunch of hard hits that were right at people, and nothing strung together. I struck out, hit a hard one to right center that was caught, and walked. Over all, I think we probably only had 4 or 5 hits again. They didn't have a lot of hits either, but took advantage of lots of walks from our pitchers.

So we're down to the last game, a night one next week and then we call it a year. I think I'm about ready for a break. As much as I've enjoyed the year, my body feels a little beat up with the running and karate on top of baseball. I'd like a few months off before moving to snowboard season.

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