Saturday, April 07, 2007

First Saturday night game of the year tonight!

Saturdays are always exciting at Bright House Networks Field, because those are usually our highest attended games of the week. We have post-game fireworks scheduled for every Saturday of the season this year, except August 4th (Bark at the Ballpark II). Saturday game times have moved to 6:30pm this year, with Gates Opening at 5:00pm.

There are several groups on the schedule tonight including a few birthday parties, as well as Plumb Elementary School and Top Notch Pest Control.

I'll update if I hear anything about the lineup or who is scheduled to pitch tonight. I did see that Jon Lieber pitched three and two-thirds innings yesterday in Dunedin. He gave up four hits, but also struck out four. Greg Golson had another good game yesterday. He had two hits, including a double in his five at-bats. Golson also scored another run. Newcomers Clay Harris (1B) and Jeremy Slayden (DH) hit their first home runs as Threshers yesterday as well. Slayden went three for five with three RBIs on the night.

Updated at 1:15pm: Just got word that Carlos Carrasco is the scheduled starter for the Threshers tonight. This will be his first start for the Threshers. Carrasco spent the 2006 season at Lakewood where he was 12-6 with a 2.26 ERA. He struck out 159 batters while only giving up 103 hits and 65 walks.

Updated at 8:00pm: Just heard the HR music. Greg Golson just hit his first of the year.

Updated at 9:50pm: Tonight's ballgame, Launch-A-Ball, and a fantastic fireworks show are now over. It's an early night at Bright House Networks Field as the crowd of 3,380 heads home to get out of the mid-50 degree weather. The Blue Jays come up on top tonight 5-3. The loss drops the Threshers record to 1-2. Chris Coste, who is down here on a rehab assignment, and Jeremy Slayden led the Threshers batters tonight. They both were two for four with a run scored. Carrasco had a solid start tonight. After walking two batters in the first inning, he settled down and only walked one more batter in his five and two-thirds innings of work. He also struck out four and only gave up three hits. He gave up zero runs on the night.

2 comments:

SF Fan in FL said...

It was a good game tonight even-though the Threshers lost... some great pitching from Carlos and a few nice rips at the plate by Greg. Even Dunedin got in on some nice plays, like Hatch and his diving catch of a popped up bunt. Weather was bit colder than I like in FL, but hey, I've been waiting for the season to start since the end of September!

Kevin in the Ticket Office said...

Seemed like everyone broke out the blankets and jackets on Saturday. Luckily I left one here at the office for when I got a chance to get out in the park near the end of the game. Could be worse. We could live in Cleveland.

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