I had a family commitment and couldn't make it to the game today. But from the tidbits I heard on the radio, although it was a raw, rainy day, it was a good, entertaining one. The Spirit win YET AGAIN, 2-0, on a day when every other league game was rained out.
Matt Bishop shut out the Tornadoes over 8 to get the win and improve to 5-1; Kevin Fitzgerald broke the league record with save #22.
The first Spirit run came on a Luis Sabino triple in the 4th followed by a balk. In the 5th the Spirit got another on an Anton Gray RBI single. Gray sparkled again defensively as he did in his debut last night.
The Spirit now have their home finale for the regular season tomorrow night, with the magic number for the #1 overall seed @ 2.
Just one burning question...
1. So, how do you handle the pitching staff from here? How do you approach the last 7 games? Then, the big question: How do you set up the rotation & bullpen for the playoffs?