Slugger Field, Louisville, KY
(Game 2 of 4)
A great day for baseball, hotter than the dickens for this time of year but what a preview of the SUMMER (oh please oh please, arrive SOON!) and hey...boiling alive at a game is better than freezing!!!
My eldest daughter Kei and I headed for this day game as Travis Wood took the mound for the Bats (Travis pitched in the last Bats game I attended, the home opener). Curtis Granderson was starting in his second rehab game for the Yankees.
SWB 1 7 1
LOU 5 10 0
Quite an exciting rout as Todd Frazier knocks back-to-back HR in back-to-back AB, and Wilkin Castillo joined Frazier in back-to-back HR in the 4th inning.
Yonder Alonso at bat, facing Jason Hirsh
Wood was great last time I saw him; even better today: 6IP, 4H, ER, 3BB, 5K, and 3 BLS (Broken Louisville Sluggers - Golson, Corona, and Montero; none were broken-bat singles). With the offense backing him up, this game belonged to the Bats by the end of the 4th.
Travis Wood FIRES IT UP!!
Wood really does have great stuff - not Justin Lehr-type great, but good enough to retire batters in order and bring back a self-imposed inning-getting-out-of-hand with minimal damage. Alonso went 2 for 4 with an RBI, Drew Sutton also drove in a run, and Zack Cozart racked up 2 SB (one for a run). Bats pitchers in relief Jesus Delgado and Jared Burton held the Yankess scoreless for the remainder of the game.
For the Yanks, Granderson went 1 for 2, with a K and a BB - he was lifted in the game in the bottom of the sixth. Eduardo Nunez drove in the Yankees' only run and went 2 for 4.
I managed to keep score, *almost* catch a few foul balls up in the club level, take a few camera-phone shots, and also post pics and tweet game updates!! Multi-tasking in my old age!!!
The sunburn testifies: I LOVE baseball season, nothing beats a day at the park - this park is one of the best!! We had a great time and can't wait until our next outing!!
Official Scorecard Cover and Gameday Stats (Bat Chat)