First game. Relief appearance, 5-0 game.
The mound was a mess. The rubber had a wooden board buried in front of it. On both sides of it were holes where the day’s pitchers had dug in. Unreal. I felt so uncomfortble. But hey, guys had pitched on it all day. No excuses.
I got the first batter to weakly ground out to second on the second pitch (and first strike) I threw. Good stuff.
Second batter looks at strike 1, fastball. He fell over swinging at my slider on the second pitch. Caused quite a commotion, pretty cool. Everyone was just wanting to leave and I gave them something to perk up over. Next pitch, I hit him in the back of the leg with a fastball.
The next batter I threw one strike and four balls to, one a wild pitch, the fourth a slider that hit him in the side. Our league has a rule that if you hit two batters, you’re gone. That was my day–and it was over before it even started.
I will work on some things this week and be ready when I get the call again, no matter what the game situation is. Until next time.