Astros (1-0) at Indians (1-0) – 4/30, 7pm
In very cold and windy conditions we took the field against the two-time defending champions last night. After scoring 1 run in the first, we were held in check by the best pitcher in the league until the 6th inning. By that time they had put 9 runs on the board and we were down 9-1. We scored a couple in the 6th and then in the last inning we mounted a nice comeback. With 2 outs we had 4 straight batters walk with the bases loaded to make it a one run game. At that point they brought in another pitcher to face yours truly. And with the game on the line, the bases loaded, 2 outs, i couldn’t come through. i lifted a soft line drive to left field which looked like it might drop at first, but was held up by the wind long enough for the left-fielder to wrap his glove around it. Game Over.
Lots of good to take from this game, but i’m still ticked that i didn’t come through. I went 1-4 in the game, reaching on a bunt single in the 6th inning. I’m 1-7 on the season, which stinks like a Mexican Restaurant’s bathroom. But our team is looking better this year, and that’s something to be excited about.
Final Score: Astros 8, Believers 9
Next Up: Orioles (1-0) at Astros (1-1) , Monday 4/30, 7pm, Strasburg