We are done with the first half of our road trip, and currently enjoying a day off. We got back from Akron last night after going 2-3 on the first half. Not something to get too excited about, but it is a huge improvement from the 0-6 that we went on our first road trip. We played some really close and hard fought games, two of which went extra innings.
I threw on Saturday, and for those of you that didn’t catch the box score the line was 6.1 IP 6 H 4 ER 2 BB 1 K. The line seems a little odd, so I will explain some of it. Akron is a very disciplined team at the plate. They lead the league in walks as a team, as well as leading the league in not striking out. One of my walks was intentional, we pitched around their catcher Santana. I also gave up 2 solo home runs, which were my two big mistakes of the game, other than that I threw the ball pretty well. I did a good job of getting ahead of their hitters, which is what allowed me to pitch deeper into the game. Their leadoff hitter really hurt me, he was 3-3. Although he had an infield single on a chopper that was just out of my reach, and a broken bat flare for a double. The kid can absolutely fly though, he is someone that you would like to keep off the bases. The final comment about the outing is that it was important for me to pitch deeper into the game because we were a little short in the bullpen due to the double header the day before.
So after the off day today, we head to Reading for a 3 game set with the Phillies to finish out the road trip tomorrow. Thanks for all of the support from fans on here, the fact that everyone is going out of their way to come out to see some baseball games is awesome. I will try to do a better job of letting everyone know when I am pitching. So I pitch the first day that we get back from Reading.
Last thing before I close out this post, how bout them Buccos? They are looking really good right now. Pitching and defense will take you a long way in this game. Well thats all for today.