Listened to the P-Nats game tonight against the Salem Red Sox. It rained for most of the game, but they kept playing anyway.
- The P-Nats led off the game with 5 runs on 6 hits. Michael Burgess knocked out a 2-run homer, to drive in Dan Lyons who had walked to lead off the inning. Stephen King, Jesus Valdez, and Francisco Plasencia then had hits. Valdez drove in King, who had doubled. Sean Rooney then drove in Valdez and Plasencia.
- The hitters then went cold until the 6th. They got a runner to third (Valdez) and one at first (Plasencia), finally after a long drought of no runners. Then something bizarre happened. They tried for a double steal/suicide squeeze that failed miserably when Sean Rooney bunted the down the third base line so he could easily tag Valdez the thief. Plasencia was almost out at second as well. If that wasn't enough, Plasencia was then sent to third on a steal during the very next at-bat and was caught. Horrible sequence of events, Trent Jewett gets responsibility for the calls.
- Brad Meyers had an OK game, nothing special. Let up 3 earned runs. It was Martin Beno that blew the lead, though. His control is a major issue, and SF may be right. He probably won't amount to anything. Kyle Gunderson, one of the heros of last season's championship series, had a good 1.2 IP of relief. Jamie Lehman then came in to finish the game, but ran into some troubles in the 9th inning. He held on for the save.
- Sean Rooney had some issues behind the plate today. He let a bunch of balls by, messed on a play at home that allowed a runner to score, and then had a throwing error. He isn't the regular catcher, though, that job belongs to Brian Peacock.
P-Nats now 2-4. Will Atwood on the mound tomorrow for game 2 of the series with the Salem Red Sox.