There's a saying out there that all good things must come to an end.
On a high from their 6 game winning streak, the Admirals fell to the Pop Flies on this muggy, mosquito infested Thursday 9PM game.
Recalling the challenge this opponent posed in their first game, the Admirals knew not to take the Pop Flies lightly.
The game started off well for the Admirals, who quickly plated their first two batters off a Graham double, but the Pop Files managed to shut down the next 3 batters in order to minimize the damage. The team got an injury scare during the last out of the inning when Mike "Pousuna" Labrecque appeared to tweak his hamstring trying to beat the throw to 1st.
Defensively, the Admirals were solid over the first 3 innings, holding the Pop Flies to tasty donuts.
Over the 2nd and 3rd innings, the Admirals plated 4 more runs, highlighted by a possible-season-ending-inside-the-park-home-run by Dean, who looked to have popped his hamstring only steps away from crossing home plate.
In the 4th, the Pop Flies held the Admirals scoreless and finally broke up the shut out plating their first run of the game.
The teams exchanged a run in the 5th to make the score 7-2 (not 7-1 Dunner!) going into the 6th.
Needing to put up a number, the Admirals delivered, scoring 5 runs in the inning to pad their lead to 12-2 (not 12-1 Dunner!).
In the bottom half of the 6th, a frightful recipe of Pop Flies' hits, walks and Admirals defensive errors (later dubbed E30 coaching errors during post-game bevies) ensued, and before you could say "Donaldson is shit", the Flies had plated 9 runs and cut the score to 12-11 (not 12-10 Dunner!).
In the 7th, the Admirals only managed to score 1 to take a slim 13-11 (not 13-10 Dunner!) lead into the bottom of 7.
As the Admirals took the field, they quickly reshuffled their D as an eerie patch of fog crept in from right field. The move proved to be ineffective though as the Pop FIies quickly plated 2 runs to tie the score with the winning run on 3rd with only one out.
Sensing blood in the water, the Pop Flies delivered the kill, launching a deep Pop Fly over a shallow-playing Admirals outfield to give them the 14-13 walk off win (not 13-13 tie Dunner!).
There were even more injury scares during the game...
In the 6th, Paul looked to have jammed his leg sliding hard into 2nd, but somehow popped his shoulder out.
In the 7th, Antonio stayed down in a patch of fog after tweaking his hamstring when he bent over to pick up a shallow hit ball in right field.
Dunner was quoted as saying this about Antonio's injury during his post-game presser: "It looked bad! Real bad! He got up so slow and with the fog, from where I was standing (in left field), he looked like a zombie coming out of the ground like in the Thriller video."
Slo-pitch pitching phenom Mike had this to say about it: "I don't know why coach didn't make the call for Pousuna to close out the game. I mean, he knows what I can do. When Antonio got hurt, I figured he'd put me in for sure. I don't know man, where's my beer?!?"
With the Admirals looking like a scene from M*A*S*H after this game, the team now has a week off to heal up from all their injuries before they take the field again on August 10th.
Admirals Players Injured - 4 (!!!)
Antonio "Fit 4 Life" Silva - 5 for 5, 2 2B, 3B, 5 RBI, 2 runs scored, and 1 strained hamstring
Dean "I Play Better When My Family is Here" Kirkey - 3 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, 1 run scored and 1 severely strained hamstring
Graham "I Wouldn't Miss an Admirals Game for Anything" Duncan - 3 for 4, 2 2B, 2 RBI and 1 run scored
Jay W: $5 (FK)
Dunner: $5 (stranding a runner at 3B with less than 2 outs)
Tim: $5 (stranding a runner at 3B with less than 2 outs)
The team fund sincerely thanks you for your contributions!
I'm not sure if anyone heard but I thought it was disgusting that I heard Graham laugh and cheer when he saw Antonio go down. I guess the iron-man streak is super important to him
Posted by: Poutine
I can't begin to tell you how disappointed I am that Poutine runs hard enough to hurt himself during Admirals games, but leads the Falcons in turning triples into singles. He also leads the team in Monica Seles-quality grunts.
Posted by: SLF
NEVER would I do that. Antonio is my inspiration. I only wish I could play that good when I am that old. (Just joking Antonio).....
Hope you are feeling better
Poutine - I believe the cheer you heard was when you finally got out. #Mrhighaverage #shithit=basehit
Posted by: Anonymous
Your right there not always pretty but I live by two bangers:
Wee Willie keeler "Hit em where they ain't". And
Ron Jeremy " It ain't always pretty but the most important thing is where you finish"
Posted by: Poutine