Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The song remains the same

How the Bells threw tonight!
New day, same story as yesterday...'Cats drop a close one 3-1 to the league leading Bellingham Bells. The only offense Victoria could manage was a solo blast by "all rounder" Sean Watkins in the seventh after they were already down 3-0, which was a Bellingham three-run shot of their own. Up until the Watkins blast, the Bells had a perfect game going. So once again, the Bells' pitching shut down Victoria, limiting them to just three hits.

Pitching was pretty good for the 'Cats though, with new starter Preston Ryan going four innings and giving up the three runs, while reliever Carson Schneider had a good night in his four innings of work giving up only two hits, no runs, no walks and striking out three.

So tonight the 'Cats solved the starter/reliever thing but their bats went to sleep. Bellingham one to five hitters went a combined six for nineteen (.316) and Victoria's one through five batters went one for eighteen (.056). Tonight also shows you how solid the 25-6 Bells' pitching staff is this year...it's not just the HarbourCats, these guys are doing it to everyone.

It was an error-free game that lasted just a few minutes over two hours so the hometown fans must have been loving it. Let's hope we rain on their parade tomorrow in the series finale and prevent the dreaded sweep! Go A-Rog!


  1. Of the nine pitchers selected to the WCL North squad, five of them are from the Bellingham Bells. This is a very dominate pitching staff.

  2. Right again Annie...and the 'Cats are finding out the hard way. Let's see what they can do tonight against the non-All-Star Goodman. His WHIP And ERA are high (mostly because of one disastrous outing against Kitsap though) but his opponent's batting average allowed is a miserly .130 so the 'Cats could be in for a long night at the plate again.