Friday, April 17, 2009

A Glorious Day

Today is truly a great day in my life. I just realized that Gameday pitch-by-pitch of minor league games is available at What does that mean for me? Well, the Buffalo Bisons just started a game against Syracuse, and the starting pitcher for Buffalo is none other than -- you know who -- The Blade!

After one inning, Fossum's hopes for a season-long shutout are shattered: Syracuse leadoff hitter Jorge Padilla doubled to start the game, and scored on an RBI groundout following a Fossum wild pitch. In typical Fossum style, after a couple mistakes leading to a run, he then struck out the next two batters to end the inning. One of those was former Met great Lastings Milledge -- sent down to AAA by the Nationals last week. Fossum continues to please the authors of this blog in so many ways.


Update: Fossum just exited the game with a no-decision. In 6 innings, he allowed one earned run on 3 hits and 3 walks. He also struck out 9 (Lastings Milledge was a victim twice). He threw only 88 pitches. Eddie Kunz has come in to pitch the 7th.

1 comment:

Backpacker161 said...

So this means that Fossum now has 2 no-decisions for the year? But he seems to be doing well, I guess. He should see if a trade is possible to head South to Baltimore. It means that he will be back in the American league, who knows, he could become the next Huff and just dominate his former team, the Rays... But I do believe that given the chance, Fossum could turn out to be a surprise to the Orioles starting rotation... well, anyone would be right now that can last 6-7 innings in a ball game, especially since we just sent Simon off with an injured elbow and I hope to the Almighty that Eaton will disappear soon.