4/29: It was a beautiful day at Moody Field in Larkspur. Perfect weather. Reminded me of why we live here. Sadly, the game against Tam was anything but idyllic. Tam put the hammer down for an 11-2 drubbing. They swept the season series and are 5-0 against us over the past two seasons.
The first 5 innings of this game were horrific. Redwood gave up seven runs on seven walks. You just can’t win ballgames when you can’t find the strike zone. At the end of 5, the score was 7-0. The Giants showed some fight in the last two innings, but it was too little, too late.
There weren’t too many positives in this game, although there were a few. First, Tyler Blair returned to the mound after a long layoff. Blair was the ace of the staff last season, so this season was highly anticipated. An injury postponed his return, but it was great to see him back. And the team is going to need him down the stretch. Luca Bove made some great plays in right, including a sliding catch in foul territory where he crashed into the fence. A truly remarkable play. Charlie Welch was the star on offense with three hits. Rory Minty also crushed a double off the right field wall. Finally, I was impressed by Colin Cuneen’s AB. He came off the bench to pinch-hit and scorched a ball to right center for a base hit. In the end, though, the Giants just weren’t consistent enough on either side of the ball.
This team has an abundance of talented ballplayers. It is time for this team to put it together for the stretch run.
The Giants are now 15-7, 10-4 in MCAL.