Game 71: What would Les Nessman say?
In case you hadn’t noticed, my theme for the GDPs following our games with the Reds will be based on WKRP in Cincinnati, a damn fine TV show from the late 70s when Loni Anderson didn’t look like a troll. In any event, we’re continuing our futile march through the National League, and after Chi-Town, we’re now at a city known for putting chili on spaghetti. What’s up with that?
Taking the mound last night for the Pinstripers was none other than Ivan Nova, who turned in one hell of a performance. 8 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K. Both Ayala and Logan came in to start the 9th, but both also gave up a run a piece, which meant that Mo had to get up and get in the game, squelching any chance the Reds might have had to come back and win. Mo’s 18th save of the season brings him to within 24 saves of Trevor Hoffman and the all-time saves record. Go on and get it, Mo.
We didn’t match the previous game’s offensive totals, but it was still enough to get the job done. Our big hitters were Alex (2-4, RBI) and Robbie (2-4, RBI), as they were the only players who managed more than one hit. We did get other RBIs from Russell Martin and Andruw Jones, however. Let’s keep this “pitching & offense = victory” thing going and see if we can’t take this series too.