Friday, September 01, 2006

At least they won their last home game.

The Rivercats looked like old tonight in a 7-3 win against the Tuscon Sidewinders. They finish the season in Colorado until Monday. Some of them will go to the A's for the rest of the season. They started out as they have the last three nights - getting behind early. But then came the magnificent sixth inning - where they moved ahead by two runs. Then two more in the eighth. Scott McClain and Doug Clark had home runs and Perry had a double and a triple. This has been a tough season but it was fun to have them win their last home game. Clark and Bocachica both had stolen bases.

A bit more than a week ago the Cats had cut the Sidewinder's lead to less than six - they started tonight with a 12 game deficit having lost a shot at the division at the beginning of the week. But this was one of those games that leaves you with a good feeling going into the off season. The Cats won (for the 7th time in 7 years) the minor league baseball attendance record. My guess, at 728,000, attendance was down a bit. Tonights attendance was over 14,000.

The first shot here is the game winning strikeout. You can see Dinger's hand in the bottom right. The second is Keith Ginter greeting Scott McClain as they scored the last two runs. McClain won League MVP honors which is something of a tradition for the Rivercats. With more than 100 RBIs that is something which was not completely unexpected.

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