Wednesday, July 10, 2013
HarbourCats are Walla-Walloped again
What can be said about a 16-5 loss? Pitching was terrible - it was like a clearing house out there, as Victoria threw no less than seven different pitchers at the Sweets this night. With a couple of days off, coach Rogers took a few more walks than usual to the mound to get some work in for a few stagnant arms that have sat on the bench for a while, giving each of them a chance to stem the bleeding. After Tanner Kiest blew up in the first, giving up a single, walking two, plonking one, then serving up a grand slam, Joe Navilhon came in and actually pitched two shutout innings. Record, Lombana, Russell, and Keller were then all equally ineffective as the Sweets piled on another 11 runs over the next 4 innings, including a 7 run sixth that send many a cold Victoria baseball fan heading for home.
A surprisingly large Wednesday crowd of over 1500 took in "Winning Wednesday", where all beverages were only $5. It started as "Windy Wednesday", and ended up more along the lines of "Whipped Wednesday". The only highlight for the Cats was a wind-assisted 2-run home run by DH Dave Schuknecht in the sixth.
Doesn't get much worse than this folks. Lets hope with a couple days off, the Cats can find themselves as a team once again. Either that, or it's going to be a loooong second half...