Monday, September 2, 2013

9/2/13 Indianapolis Indians 5, Louisville Bats 7

Louisville Slugger Field, Louisville, KY
Game 2 of 2

Sometimes, you have to take the good with the bad.  A one-hour, 44-minute rain delay in the 4th was bad; the Bats were down 2-0 and after play resumed, they tried to chip away at the lead but met with response by the Indians every time.

In the bottom of the 9th, with the Bats still down 5-2, the Indians leave pinch-hitter Matt Hague in the game as a PITCHER, "trying for a save."

Well, Denis Phipps would have none of this.  Hague allows the first two batters to reach base on singles, strikes out the next two, then walks two in a row to meet Phipps at the plate, who took a 1-0 changeup deep into left field for a walk-off GRAND SLAMMO.

BALL GAME.  A remarkably #wet end to a wacky season.

Mystery Rookie Cards
Me: 2004 Topps T128 Hector Made

Guest: 2006 Upper Deck 1208 Dustin McGowan

Guest: 2001 Fleer 529 Mark Prior

My scoresheets, using my new pitch-counting method! Read about it HERE, download the scoresheets for free HERE!

Official Program (featuring Greg Reynolds) and Scorecard

BONUS: How about some FUN TIMES with Buddy Bat? Just check out that #chin.

Louisville is finally adding some #sparkle to their season tickets, with several players (and a mascot) featured on different dates...I believe I have one of each this season, so here's tonight's ticket with Denis Phipps (wearing number 21, as he did during the 2012 season) -quite the coincidence, no?

Bat Chat and Gameday Stats

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