Yesterday was a playoff game I really wanted to win. I thought I’d go in and pitch 4 to 5 innings and then have relief. Well I was wrong. First inning gave up a bomb, almost an inside the park homerun but he was thrown out at home. I could not spot my pitches very well the first couple of batters. Second kid 1-2 count fouled off 6 straight 3-2 count fouled off another and then I walked him. We got out of that inning. Time to go to the 4th inning and it’s only 1-0 us. There best hitter is up. He just beats out an infield single. Next kid gets on and they eventually get kids on 2nd and 3rd 0 outs. Struck out the next two and got a ground ball to third to get out of the inning.
6th inning. Top of their order. Here is where it gets bad. They get 1 unearned and 1 earned. I made an error on a fast ground ball hit right back at me (I picked up my glove a second too early) and this kid eventually scores. I feel if I made that play we could have gotten out of the inning them scoring 0. They take the lead 2-1. 7th inning struck out the first two 0-2 on the 9th batter. This kid is terrible. I lose ALL control and I go outside, in the ground, up and in, and finally outside to walk him. If I got him out we could have been 2-1 in the bottom of the 7th. Nope they get two more runs on shot to right field. 4-1. Bottom 7th we don’t get anything. (Batting I went 0-4 easily the worst I’ve batted all year).
The first 5 innings I was doing fine. 6th inning I made an error and 7th I walked the 9th batter I feel if I didn’t do that we could have won 1-0. (I lost the game before the Championship) My only loss this season in 5 starts (our 14th game). When the gme mattered the most I gave up a 1-0 lead and that’s all we needed to win. I lost the game for us and should have been playing today in the championship. Crap.
All-Star tryouts at 3:30 today too. I already know I’m on the B team since the coach already has his A team picked out.