Softball- first an update on the girl #1 pitcher for the Blue Devils. In an earlier post I said she would bounce back froma 4 run, multiple hit batter, 5-4 loss and she did.
She struck out the first batter of the game only to walk the next three. With bases loaded and only one out #1 proceeded to strike out the next two batters on her way to a ten strikeout game, she only faced fifteen batters throughout and the Blue Devils improved thier record to 2-1 with a 15-1 route of Cleveland.
In the second game of the season, #1 didn't pitch, but she did go 2for3 at the plate with a double and a triple in a winning effort.
Hardball- Now the boy. #4 has had a rough go as of late. 0for3 in the last three games and some errors. his Yankee team is 3-2 after last night. #4 is good, but gets frustrated to easily. I've just told him to relax and keep it simple, that is much easier said than done.
From one frustrating hardball team to another the TO MANY RUNNERS LEFT ON BASESTROS AND THE BULLPEN NEEDS TO BE REVAMPEDSTROS. My Astros have been killing me with all of this nonsense. Our starting pitchers were supposed to be the weak link, I'm not saying they're any thing spectacular, but the starters went three quality starts and didn't allow a run. Only to have the bullpen give it away.
Now I've been an Astros fan long enough to know that you can't count them out until the season is over. Between the softoss relief pitchers and all the runners left on base, something has got to give!
B-ball- The Rockets had an easy go in game 1. The Blazers will be ready to play tonite. I suspect Yao to be rendered not a factor in game 2. I want and think the Rockets can sweep,but obviously they must win tonite. My Point is the Blazers will come out strong and try to set the tone for this game. If the Rockets can be ready for that and just win the game, I think Portland will be done and Houston sweeps. The Blazers may very well win tonite, but in my opinion, tonite is the only chance they have to win in this series. The Rockets did what they needed to, at least got the split.
Damn I will be glad when football season gets here!
GO BLUE DEVILS