Sorry everyone. Not a good start for New York this morning. We lost to Boston, and I’m pretty sure the final score was 16-3. We won big in Boston, but this time we were facing a pitcher who none of us had ever seen. Still not sure who he was, but he was good. Threw hard. Threw his curveball for strikes.
We went through three pitchers. Bryan Hoch is usually a one-inning reliever for us, and he allowed just one run in the first. Boston got going after that.
Sam started in right field and went 1-for-3 with a late single. I started in left, moved to center in the third inning and went 1-for-2 with an RBI single. My hit drove in our first run, then I scored on a bases-loaded walk, but that was the end of our offense. The top four in our lineup are consistently good hitters, but we struggled against this guy.
In the field, Sam was part of a 9-4-2 out at the plate. Good throw from Sam. Perfect relay from Pete Caldera. It was one of our best moments. I caught the first ball hit to me in center field, and I felt pretty good out there until the last inning when I completely misread a ball that went over my head. Not my best moment, but I’ll take the RBI.
Time for a quick shower and a sandwich before I get on the road back to the stadium. Sam and I are both covering tonight, so we’ll check in again from the clubhouse.