As things turned out the midnight recap target will be comfortably met, there being no need for many words to tell the tale of tonight’s proceedings.
Let’s start with the bottom of the first, first pitch from Sims to Dee Gordon got past Freddie and they were off to the races. 32 pitches later Sims closed out the innings down five runs. He would last only one more.
And that effectively was that. Unlike last night when had a similar lead and sat on it Miami kept piling on and ended with double that total. We could nothing against their supposedly weak pitching and ended with just 2 late runs. Our pitching was universally awful with the short exception of JJ who came back to life pitching a clean 6th including striking out Stanton who did not get his 60th homer. Gordon though did match Ender with his 200th hit.
The last two weeks have been nightmarish, tonight was no exception. One fears for tomorrow. We have a lot of tired players but then so doesn’t everybody. With hindsight Freddie should have stayed home this road trip though doubtless he said no.
That’s it then. No Saturday/Saturday triumphalism tonight. With thanks for indulging my ramblings, I have very much enjoyed writing for y’all.