Spirit win 6-2 on Opening Night in Nashua; Morse gets the win and Perez is HR shy of the cycle
McNamara got one more out in the bottom of the 7th before being taken out in favor of Dennis Robinson after yielding a walk to Tim Creighton. (Here I thought Davilla made a good proactive decision, unlike a certain other manager who would have waited until the game was tied.) Robinson bridged the gap to the 9th for
Robinson yielded another run in the 8th but Fitzgerald did not let the Pride get any sniff of a comeback in the 9th, getting them to go down in order to end the game and give the Spirit the win.
NSS 0 0 0 – 2 0 0 – 1 3 0 --- 6
NAS 0 0 0 – 0 1 0 – 0 1 0 --- 2
Win: Morse (1-0)
Loss: Bausher (0-1)
HRs: Andy Dillard, NAS (1)
Morse: 5 IP 1 ER
McNamara: 1.1 IP 0 ER
Robinson: 1.2 IP 1 ER
Fitzgerald: 1 IP 0 ER
Rea, 2 (2)
Perez, 2 (2)
Spiritfans.Blogspot.Com Player of the Game: Jerson Perez (1)Post Game Notes:
-Shawn McNamara coming out of the bullpen seems to me to be a sign that Bicondoa really is coming back , as Mac was supposed to be in the rotation
-The Spirit traded OF Chad Gabriel to the Grays before the game for future considerations (which will probably be Chad Gabriel, eventually). They also officially added INF Gary Roche.
1 Were you also impressed by Vic’s proactivity in bringing in Robinson when he did?
2 What were your impressions of Morse’s first outing?
3 Do you think that the Jake the Diamond Dog thing was set up?
4 Admit it, you laughed when you found out that thin gentleman was Joe ‘Slim Slow No More’ Pescucci. But wasn’t it weird that his trademark eeeeeeeAGGHHHH call is also gone along with his ginormous biff?