is the party over? i love you guys, and i’ll miss you.
The Beaver Moose won two more today, starting early at Yankee stadium for a morning game. The little team that could used a measly three hits to beat the Weltmeisters in the final game of their series, 2-1. It was the second win in the series where the Moose won with only three hits. Randy Johnson picked up 15 strikeouts in the loss, but walked in the go-ahead run in the 5th, and the Weltmeisters never recovered. 2006 Cy Young winner Glendon Rusch pitched 3.1 innings of middle relief, one-hit, shutout ball for his 2nd win, and Juan Rincon struck out the side in the 9th for his 2nd save. After the game, the Moose flew west to Pac Bell park to open up their series with the Happy Slappers at Pac Bell Park, and finally found their bats. Aarond Rowand and Jim Edmonds each hit their first homers of the year, and Beaver chased Johan Santana from the game early. The top three hitters in the order, Barry Bonds, along with Rowand and Edmonds, went 6-9 with 9 runs and 6 RBI. After coming into the game batting .158, and smoking the ball against the Slappers, everyone in Beaver is starting to feel perky.
The Beaver Moose broke the hearts of Germans everywhere Saturday morning. Carlos Zambrano took a no-hitter and 3-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth against Beaver, but Travis Hafner’s 2-run double and Scott Rolen’s walk-off 3-run homer gave the Yankee Stadium crowd a near-orgasmic win for the Moose, and a devastating, nut-crunching loss for the Weltmeisters. To add insult to injury, the 2nd game of the double-header featured the Weltmeisters scoring 3 runs in the 8th and 9th inning to come back and bring the game to 4-3, but stranded the tying run on 2nd base as the Moose knuckled their way to victory. All four of Beaver’s wins over the Weltmeisters have been by either 1 or 2 runs and have pretty much given the managers skid marks they’ll be brewing in for quite some time. The Moose also are the first team to ever climb to a 4-1 record with a team .167 average.
With the season picking up after a long spring slump, Clemens is hoping to regain his Cy Young form. After his first two outings many are wondering if Clemens’ time….is up. He has faced 26 batters in 2 starts, with 17 of those reaching base and giving up 15 earned runs.
INN H R ER BB K BF HR IW HBP WP GDP ERA 2.0 6 7 7 1 1 13 2 0 0 0 0 31.50 1.1 8 8 8 1 2 13 1 1 0 0 0 54.00
All of Cache Valley, up the canyon, and into Beaver, folks are waiting with baited breath by their computers to await the findings of the commissioner’s commission to determine if three games, including two wins against the Weltmeisters, will stand in the record books. Considering the the games took eons to be played, most agree it would be a tragedy to lose what was worked so hard for.