I just couldn’t do it. I tried but I failed. I thought I could stay awake for the whole game, but I could not. The last part of the game I remember seeing was Harris pitching in the 6th. I do wish I had seen the boys win, but I did not have the stamina to stay awake.
Wojciechowski only went 5 innings but he did face 2 batters in the 6th. Thatcher made sure all of Wojciechowski’s runners scored and then proceeded to finish the inning by giving up 2 hits and allowing a run of his own to score.
But the young bats were not to go silently into the night. Valbueno got a long hit that scored one and Khris Karter pinch hit for Marwin and got his two strike outs for the night. Karter is one strike out behind Springer for the second most strikes out in baseball. I would be upset about Springer if he wasn’t batting a strong .170 (99 points higher than Karter) on the season. Seriously, I think Springer is going to start getting hits on a pretty consecutive basis.
I do worry that I have jinxed Marsinick this season. I like the kid and he’s done well this season, but I’m just waiting for the BudGirl jinx to catch him.
Sunday I had the opportunity to watch the Altuve movie. It’s worth a viewing. He seems to come from a very genuine family that values a person’s character more than their accomplishments (not that they don’t like Altuve’s accomplishments). Altuve is a great role model for kids and his teammates. I hope they all put in the work he does and become as successful as he has.