I never got around to a game report for yesterday’s nooner, but here’s the crib notes version: Errors killed a strong pitching outing.That about sums it up.
The C’s managed nine hits and four runs, and the pitching staff held Salem-Keizer close, with Andrew Bailey giving up only three hits and two earned runs over 6.1 innings, but the D let the game slide at crucial moments, and everything went to Surrey towards the finish.
Today’s effort was much simpler to summarize: Over 6000 people showed up, one of the biggest NWL crowds this year, and the C’s once again crumbled under the pressure to send them all home yawning.
Here’s the game report: Mike Affronti hit a triple. The end.
Okay, that wasn’t strictly it: Prowling Greg Dowling drew a walk. The end.
Just as happened with the last Fireworks Night, and the one before that, the stands filled and the home team got killed. In fact, perhaps it’s time to start cancelling the fireworks events, because there’s no point bringing in huge crowds of people who’ve never been to a ballgame before only for the home team to play the worst game of the season for them.
I’m going to suggest that, in 2007, Fireworks Night be replaced with ‘Captain and Tennille Tribute Night’, or perhaps ‘The Vancouver Canadians Salute to Fabio… On Ice’. Maybe we could have a Meet Ben Mulroney day, or a Win a Trip to Tehran contest. (more…)