not god. not that good last night, 4.28.07. Tough game.
In the first inning I struck out the side with two runners of base. It was quite an achievement, but it took A LOT out of me, I think. No runs got in, but it sort of set the tone. I didn’t have a perfect inning all night.
In the second and third, I had bouts of wildness. It was horrible. I think I was overthrowing, and I wasn’t throwing enough fastballs. When I throw so many changeups and curves, I lose the rhythm of my fastball.
So, fastforward, it’s tied 3 to 3 somewhere around the 4th inning or so, and I’m finally deciding just to keep the fastball low – breaking out the two-seam, finally – and pitch to contact. That’s what my game is. But then my D decided to abandon me. Errors led to two more runs.
We’re down 5 to 3 in the top of the last inning, and our bats showed a lot of heart, and we grab a 6 to 5 lead.
I’m on the mound, the bottom of the last inning, ready to put my stamp on the end of a thrilling victory that was a r e a l grind …
First guy hits one back to me on the ground, and I throw him out.
Second guy hits a grounder to third that is thrown away, another error. Damn! That was the second out riht there.
Then I lost focus and walked the next guy … I don’t remember how the lead runner got to third, but he ended up scoring and tieing the game on a grounder to short.
End result, the game ends in a tie, 6-6. (League rules are such that we do have ties, cuz they had to get the second game in of the double header)
I went 7 innings, 3 earned runs, and 7 ks. Maybe 3 or 4 walks. Way too many deep counts.
I CAN NOT TRY TO MUSCLE UP AND THROW HARD. I THROW HARD ENOUGH WITHOUT TRYING TO THROW HARD.