Monday, July 12, 2010

Into the break...

On Saturday night the Rivercats stunk up Raley Field.  They had but four hits, no runs and two errors. (Bringing the season total very close to 100 for errors.)   They got shut out in an ugly one that ended up 11-0.   But Fresno lost too so we stayed the same.

Yesterday we got back in the groove and won our third extra inning game 4-3 against Portland, taking that series and moving up one game against the Grizzlies - to 3 out.  Corey Wimberly had an interesting day.  He hit a homer in the 7th inning (his second).  In the bottom of the 9th he stole second base but then immediately got caught off base on the way to third and so cancelled an opportunity for the Cats to win it.  With the win that has the Cats winning 8 of the last 10 and moving up on the Grizzlies.

The conventional wisdom was that if we were fewer than 7 out at the All Star break we had a shot at the division.  A lot depends on how well the team continues to play together but if the last 20 days are any indication, there is a lot of cause for hope.

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