Monday, September 12, 2011

The Cats Come Back

Coming into today's final game there were a lot of things to worry about.  The Rivercats record on 5th game playoffs was not stunning.   We looked very good in Saturday night's game but wondered whether the team could sustain the energy on this third game at home.  Our home record during the regular season was much worse than our away - and yet we had dropped both games to Reno on their home turf.  But after the Aces scored first in the second with 2 - we began to build with 5 in the third, 2 in the fourth, 3 in the sixth and 3 in the seventh.   Lenny DiNardo gave seven strong innings of pitching with 3 hits, 4 strikeouts and 1 walk.  We had good hitting performance through the middle of the lineup with Josh Donaldson picking up 4 of the 12.

Tuesday they start with the Omaha Stormchasers, who had the worst divisional record in the PCL with 79 wins.  But in the four games they played the Cats they swept us.

                                                            (Note - iPhone Video)
This season, as I mentioned in an earlier post, this team has heart.   When they come to play, as they did in the last three games against Reno, they win.

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