surveillance of our lives and themes
has now become the stuff of dreams
if they read all our tweets
then life between the sheets
is more exciting than it seems.
No need to add to the excitement tonight – the Nats and Harper in town. But what do they know about us and where did they learn it? Clearly Baseball has not been exempt from the pernicious problem of spooky oversight…phone calls/texts/emails between GM’s leading up to the trade deadline, for example, are an obvious target for the Snoopers as are some of the (encoded) tweets emanating from the Braves clubhouse…who knows what they make of them but the fact they are trapped and stored is worry enough for we fans – there could be another whistleblower showing their content to rivals in the East – all in the interests of transparency of course.
And tonight’s visitors pose a particular threat – their Park only a few miles from the HQ of these Governmental behemoths…how easy it would be…
Separately, injury report…
if a fly ball you are chasin’
better you avoid big Jasin’
Nate and Tyler both
wiser now and loath
further contact, bigger spacin’.
THE GAME 67degrees!
Wood(2-2) v Jordan (1-3) Janish at 2nd, Schafer CF – no Gattis, BJ…
Nats won 5 of last 6, Werth and Desmond hot..
1st. Wood pitches round Harper double.
Heyward singles, steals, scores on FF dbl play grounder..Freddie manifestly mad. BRAVES 1/0
2nd Wood 1,2,3
CJ lead off single, Success lashes line drive to third, double play, again!
3rd Good for Chip – pushes JS on showing replays that are being reviewed in new system – evasive answer. the Wimbledon parallel is indisputable. 1,2,3,4.
Janish l/off single, Wood cannot bunt him over…JHey 2nd single..busts up dbl play, error, Janish scores. BMac still out of sorts. BRAVES 2/0
4th Wood hits Harper! by mistake..Freddie ever the diplomat at 1st.. Werth singles, Harper 3rd, no outs.. Dbl Play but Harper’s base running creates a run.. BRAVES 2/1
1 out, Schafer walks, Andrelton singles..Janish hits into our 3rd DP..
5th Ramos l/off single, great defense JuP..2 0n, no outs..sac, 1 out, 2nd and 3rd..Span s/out..out of it! Zimmerman grounds out.
JuP two out single..error, 1st and 3rd, BMac up…i said he was out of sorts, way out…memories of that horrid night in Philly? Gattis time, some chance.
6th Wood strikes out Harper…7 so far..good pick CJ on Werth..8 now for Wood!
Schafer robbed earlier on a screamer reaches on a 1 out bloop..their man at/around 100 pitches.
7th Wood at 94 pitches.. K’s La Roche, taken out, standing O!…Carpenter pitching, gets Ramos first pitch…Rendon is good, Carpenter K’s him..
Joey T p/hits, Stammen pitching..Jason deep fly ball left field, foul..1,2,3.. Wood 5 hits, 1 run, 9 strike outs
8th Avilan pitching…lovely play AS, 1 out…Span pop bunts out, what a bust! Zimm 2 out double, Harper up..big moment..WOW!! Harper hit again! First base was open, ya think? Avilan out, Ayala in…2 on, 2 out, Werth up…game on the line..game tied, Werth single, poor throw by Jason…nice pick CJ for 3rd out.. TIED 2/2
FF ground out, BMac mess, CJ ground out..Stammen’s retired 6 in a row..
9th Kimbrel pitching… lead off single ALR.. Fab play by Janish, one out..GK getting hit hard..Tracy singles, 1st and 2nd 1 out.. Lombardouzi ground ball,we try for dbl play, no…thank you Span! still tied..
bottom of the order up..Storren pitching, just back from minors..Success strikes out,Simmons trying to win it, settles for a 1 out single…HERE’S GATTIS!! Strike
out after a wild at bat.. Laird flies out, extra innings…Storren seemed very good in that innings…started Gattis with 2 lovely breaking balls inside…thereafter
it was a struggle for pitcher and hitter till the strike out..
10th Gosselin debuts at 2nd..Downs pitching..1 out, Harper up and walks…no way will he not steal…Werth up, 1 out..Harper does not steal, told you, Werth hits into DP..
Here we go Heyward/Upton/FF..JHey, so different when he rolls over, 1 out..
JUSTIN UPTON WALK OFF HR!!