Solemn day today. If I may, I used this day to vow to serve the community more, and have found volunteering to be very fulfilling. I hope each of you can find a rewarding silver lining. I’m a theater guy, so the show must go on. As far as the propriety of playing/discussing baseball in the midst of such sorrow and grief, my mind bends towards this:
I see great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism, tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set, repair these losses, and be a blessing to us. ~Walt Whitman
Daytona 10, St. Lucie 4 (Daytona leads series 2-0)
Yesterday I wrote that the Lucie’s backs were not against the wall…yet. Well guess what? The good news is that the series shifts back to St. Lucie. Other than that yesterday was a real doody show. Three errors led to three unearned runs and the pitching was not that effective anyway. Jefry Marte went 2 for 4 with a home run…..so there’s that. John Church takes the hill tonight. Darin Gorski and Zach Wheeler are waiting in the wings if the Lucies can scratch out a win.
Savannah 3, Augusta 1 (Savannah wins series 2-1)
The Sand Gnats will play Greensboro for the South Atlantic League Championship after getting a great combined pitching performance when it counted against the Green Jackets. Eric Goeddel went five shutout innings, allowing just three hits and three walks while striking out five. Darrel Ceciliani went 2 for 3 with a triple and a run scored. Ronny Morla went the final 1.1 innings to close it out.
Staten Island 1, Brooklyn 0 (Staten Island wins series 2-1)
For the second time in the series, the Cyclones were shutout. Carlos Vasquez threw a great game, going six scoreless innings, fanning six while only giving up two hits and a walk. TJ Chism let in a run in the seventh however, and Brooklyn bates could never mount much of an attack. It was a fun season guys. Thanks for the memories.