Slappers fielders had 7 errors in the two games and that is pretty sucky. Bullpen is starting to function normally again, and a total of 8 double plays streaked across the field all night long. Micheals had a leadoff HR in the second game but then Guillen pull a low pitch deep into the stands. Slappers still are confident that they can make the playoffs if there is some serious losing upstairs in the playoff suite.
The Birch Creek Sand Bitches completed a sweep of the Davis County Curb Dogs tonight to go into first place all by themselves, and they feel good about it. In the opener, Carlos Beltran hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to erase a 4-1 deficit, and Eric Gagne saved the game to preserve the come from behind exciting win. Gagne also got a save in the second game, as Barry Bonds’ 3rd inning homer gave the Sand Bitches a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. In the 3rd game, catcher Jorge Posada hit 3 home runs and Esteban Loiaza pitched a complete game in an 8-1 Birch Creek win. Who isn’t afraid of the Birch Creek Sand in their eyes at this point?
Vernon Wells is doing his best to help his Slappers get to the 2005 playoffs. He leads the league in AVG, Hits, Runs, RBIs, and is 2nd in HRs and Total Bases. His .432 AVG is the highest average that this league has seen in a very long time. After a lackluster 2004 season for both players, Wells is quickly showing that he is destined for stardom. Beltran, well, although his offensive numbers are impressive, the emotional effect of leaving his beloved Slappers team will undoubtedly cause his stats to sour as the season progresses.
Schmidt W 3-0 9.0 4 0 0 3 4 104 0.38
Jason Schmidt pitched the first ever regular season complete game shutout on Wednesday, allowing 4 hits and lowering his ERA to 0.38. Schmidt was the only bright spot for the Slappers as they lost the other two games to the 1st place Germans.
Schmidt has allowed 1 earned run in 24 innings.