Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see the USA game against Puerto Rico
yesterday.. but being both American and Puerto Rican, it was kind of
hard to choose a side, so before it went down I simply said whoever
wins, wins [though I kind of wanted P.R. to get the W, to further embarrass D.R.]… but now with the U.S. set to take on the Netherlands,
who have already pulled off an “upset” in this Classic, in a win or go
home game today, I’m thinking I should host an in-gamer for this one. Hope all you
US Americans can join.
Game Time: 7:15 ET
7:13: Chipper has been scratched.
7:43: 1-2-3 inning for Oswalt.
7:55: Bases loaded…..
7:58: And the U.S. only gets one run on the board.
8:02: Greeatt DP started by Rollins.
8:10: Could they emphasize the use of the mercy rule on yesterday’s game any more? I think the embarrassment has been made clear.
8:11: Ouch.. good tag to nail Braun at second.
8:14: 2 Run bomb by Rollins.. 3 – 0, U.S.
8:25: Schoop’s reaction to his K, before it was even called a K, was kind of funny.
8:54: Oh yes.. Oswalt gets out of the inning, sitting down Jansen with a K, and keeping the Devilish Dutch off the scoreboard.
9:03: Rollins.. again.. drilling it, this time for a triple.
9:06: Another triple.. Roberts, the fill in, is now a hr away from the cycle.. I can understand why the Dutch wanted to protest his name in the lineup.
9:18: 6 zip after 4.
9:19: Love the MLB ’09 The Show commercial.. hehe..
9:29: Bases loaded.. no outs……
9:30: Woah.. weirdest successful throw to the plate I’ve ever seen.
9:37: … Might we see another mercy rule game today?
9:53: Dunn hits it to the moon. 8 – zip.
10:07: The Netherlands manage to get on the board with one.
10:23: .. Okay.. the Dutch get another one.
10:25: Rooi gets one thrown behind the back.. and now some tension.. both sides warned.. things are getting interesting..
10:33: Score now 8 – 3 .. The Dutch better not have another upset stored in their arsenal.
10:49: 2 outs away from the Dutch’s elimination.
10:52: And game over. Team USA moving on.
P.S. I officially turned 18 this past Thursday, so I can now proudly say I am able to sign any legal document without parental consent.. so Yanks: hook me up with a contract.
P.P.S. Scored tickets to the 3rd game in the first series at the new stadium.. am I excited much? Mmm.. yeah.