The same team that committed a minimum of 9 errors in a 14-7 thrashing on Thursday against the Braves just beat the first place Nationals 17-2. Totally different team on the field today. Sam pitched the entire game, throwing 83 pitches (85 is the max he's allowed to throw in a game), striking out 9 and only walking a couple. He also showed great baseball awareness by fielding a ground ball and turning immediately to throw to second base, leading the shortstop by a few feat so that the shortstop could touch the base and continue his momentum with a throw to first for a double play. It was late in the game and put the final nail in the coffin. It looked effortless, an amazing play. Sam was a little off at the late going 1-3 and getting a walk.
Dylan went 2-4 at the plate and played first base perfectly. He fielded a hard grounder down the line and caught everything coming his way. It was much more fun watching this game than the game Thursday.
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Friday, May 29, 2015
We are picking up Nicole's new "blue" Infiniti tomorrow. She will no longer be a minivan driver when that happens. The new suv is almost as spacious for you visitors. Getting blue was difficult for some reason but that's what she wanted. It's a nice vehicle.
The windows 8 PC in the family room was the biggest piece of trash ever created and I decided that I would not waste another minute trying to make it behave and will only buy macs going forward. The iMac is more expensive but the ease of use and stability is well worth it. I'm going to move the 8 machine downstairs and experiment with it but it's not going to get in the way of accomplishing goals going any longer.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Manassas Blue and Grey won the tournament last weekend. it's the only team we didn't play and we were glad they beat the Prince William Reds. The Reds were good but we let them off the hook the first time we played them and then went into the second game exhausted from a game right before. More baseball starting tomorrow.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Saturday, May 23, 2015
The second game of the day was a disaster. I stopped counting errors at around 8. The pitching was rough and hitting was anemic. Dylan sat the first couple inning and struck out while Sam went 1-2 but got picked off at first. They ended up losing 14-3 to a pretty mediocre team. We have anywhere between 1 and 3 games tomorrow. I hope they get their mojo back and get in the win column.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
They boys 12u tournament team played the 11u tournament team last night and the boys did a good job at the plate again. Dylan hit his first (inside the park) home run with a frozen rope shot over the center fielders head and all the way to the fence, they had a throw to home but it was too late. He also made nice plays at second for easy outs. Sam had a hit and a pop out and played well at catcher. He did not fair so well on the mound but he's been pitching a lot lately and was due a bad inning. More baseball this weekend.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Saturday, May 09, 2015
Thursday, May 07, 2015
A lot can change over a few days. They came roaring back last night with a 12-6 win over the Dodgers. Dylan went 2-2 with two triples and played well in the field. Sam went 3-3 with two home runs and a single. He also pitched a near flawless three innings, facing 9 batters, striking out 7 of them, fielding a bunt and throwing to first for the out and forcing a pop fly to short.
It helps when the other team can't get a runner on base in the first three innings. The rest of the O's hit well too and while our fielding and pitching is a little suspect, they made enough plays to win.
Batting practice tonight then another game on Saturday. We are in full swing.