|1||Tue May 15||8:15 PM||Ford Field||Mets||L||4||1|
Mets 4 - Nationals 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
The weather had broken just in time. It was a beautiful opening day and the field was as good as its going to be all year. Adulations to the Grounds Crew ;)
Whence dugout was abuzz with the din of eagerness. A bawdy band of characters did assemble for a manly test of skill. 12 they were, in number - as donuts amid box. Carrying "home" designation, they did with brave spirit defend the field incipiently. Twice from the onset did shutout innings ensue as statesman Master Andy Gury, forded the mound and hurled eggs of goose forthwith. The culmination of fortitude, resolve, and an effective array of pitches did prove quite elusive.
Yea then, did follow young lads Adam (not of Biblical fame) and Andrew (not to be confused with Andy - even though he wore a GURY jersey today) to the bowling bump. As with Master Gury, a fine collection of shutout innings closed the 3 nigh innings. Let's hear it for the pitchers, "Hip Hip Horray, Hip Hip Hooray, Hip Hip Hooray!
Defensive acumen emboldened the spirit as teammates found trust in their commrades. Noteworthy achievements did boost 2 gentlemen to the forefront of attention. His Honor Lovie Crawford in marvelous fashion, as they say, "ran it down" whilst manning the center-field position. Then with flourish did hitteth thy cut-off man who made relay to 2B and completed the coveted DOUBLE PLAY.
Accolades also be bestowed upon Captain Colter. As the game grew weary, despite a double plurality of innings defending the dish, he did take station in the leftest of fields. The ensuing running catch marvelled all, least of which himself. "Who wudda thunk it?" He did exclaim when asked to verbalize the essence of the event.
The Nationals' lone run did occur during the 2nd stanza. The junior of the McWilliams clan, Sir Ian, produced such impact from bat to ball as to send the hapless left-fielder shuddering in the lights, in fear of the ball. "Double" the crowd cheered. The wildest of pitches advanced our hero from secondary to tertiary bases. With quick dispatch then, Still Not The Biblical Adam placeth the ball in such a place that iMac did toe the plate at a comfortable rate.
Several innings later, convtroversy did stir. Was said ball-in-the-lights to be categorized as "hit" or "error?" Would it not surprise you, as the only hit through 3 innings? Mets dictum was passed that shall scoreth said play an "error" in maintenance of "No Hit" status. Twas this comment directly that swayed the elder McWilliams to not only tally a pure hit, but adding salt to the wound, by selecting the tactic deemed least-gentlemanly method to spoil a contested "no-hitter," the "bunt for base hit." With comfort one would say it irked the Mets no end. Surprise be not if the next confrontation would yeiled a "hit-by-pitch" had the game not concluded a single batter from infamy, and if the Metropolitans were less-notoriously gentlemanly themselves.
|2||Thu May 17||6:00 PM||Capitol Park||Phillies||L||8||1|
Philllies 8 - Nationals 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Big Star, Andy Gury! 2-for-3 with a double. The brawny lad put a whooping on the ball certainly. First was a double to the gap, then a single to score our only run. This kid has taken the #3 spot seriously, leading the team in AVG just out of the gate. After the game, Andy sat with a piece of pizza roll stuck in his teeth and nobody told him. Even his mom & dad were in on it. Hilarious!
Big Star, Ben Hagen! Single, stolen base, a couple nice catches. The stolen base was awesome; it came after what seems like 30 throws to 1B by the pitcher. After the game, Ben changed into his BEARD LIVES MATTER t-shirt and told the story of his dad, when Ben was a teenager. His dad said to him one day "Ben" he said ... "Ben, today I'm going to teach you to be a man" and he ate his razor.
Big Star, Damian Muniz! Scored our only run. He led off the 6th with a single. Stole second base, and scored on Andy's single. Damian stretched before the game. It was important that everyone know. Something else to know is that Damian is also an actor. He landed the role of Huitzilopochtli in a romantic comedy called "Tenochtitlan by moonlight."
Big Star, Gabe Blanco! Literally hit third base with a sharp slapper for a single, then stole our first base of the year. Gabe held a press conference after the game where he said "After seeing Jim thrown out stealing last game, I wanted to do something nice for him. So I stole the base. I also stole this crystal clock from The Hallmark Store ... do you think he'll like it?"
Big Star, Mike Homant! Starting pitcher for the Phillies. Complete game win, 10 strikeouts. Give credit where credit is due. And speaking of credit, be sure to attend Mike's fund raiser spaghetti dinner ($75 per plate) on the 19th. The charity is Mike Wants A New Corvette. Wear deep pockets and give 'till it hurts. Then give a little more.
|3||Mon May 21||6:00 PM||Capitol Park||Giants||P|
|4||Wed May 23||6:00 PM||Ford Field||at Expos|
|5||Tue May 29||6:00 PM||Bicentennial Park||Tigers|
|6||Thu May 31||8:15 PM||Bicentennial Park||at Diamondbacks|
|7||Mon Jun 04||6:00 PM||Clawson||at Bloomfield A's|
|8||Wed Jun 06||6:00 PM||Clawson||Blue Jays|
|9||Sun Jun 10||12:15 PM||Fraser||at Dodgers|
|10||Mon Jun 11||8:15 PM||Clawson||Team USA|
|11||Sat Jun 16||12:15 PM||Hazel Park||Cubs|
|12||Mon Jun 18||8:15 PM||Hazel Park||at Blue Jays|
|13||Fri Jun 22||8:15 PM||Bicentennial Park||at Brewers|
|14||Sun Jun 24||10:00 AM||Fraser||at Tigers|
|15||Sat Jun 30||12:15 PM||Cranbrook||at Cubs|
|16||Mon Jul 09||8:15 PM||Hazel Park||at Team USA|
|17||Wed Jul 11||8:15 PM||Hazel Park||Dodgers|
|18||Fri Jul 13||8:15 PM||Hazel Park||Diamondbacks|
|19||Mon Jul 16||8:45 PM||Flat Rock||Brewers|
|20||Sat Jul 21||12:15 PM||Hazel Park||at Phillies|
|21||Wed Jul 25||6:00 PM||Clawson||at Giants|
|22||Sun Jul 29||10:00 AM||Fraser||Expos|
|23||Wed Aug 01||6:00 PM||Capitol Park||Bloomfield A's|
|24||Sat Aug 04||12:15 PM||Grosse Pointe High School||at Mets|