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assignment First we got the runs, then we got the pizzas, then we went a-ravin’

The Falcons spent the top of the first racking up runs, then the rest of the game racking up pizzas on a humid evening, beating the shorthanded A’s, 11-2.

The team exploded early, scoring all of the first four batters. Dinner lead off with a double, followed immediately by Raver-Tank with a single. Then as if by script, Don’t call me Dick drove them all in with a rave-worthy towering home run to left-centre field. Beaver followed that up with a porter, noting “Don’t put me in the cleanup spot if you don’t want me to hit it out!” Having already achieved the +2, the Falcons made the decision to keep the ball in the yard. Cashley was a big proponent of that plan. So much so that he decided he didn’t even WANT to make contact with the ball, resulting in a three-pitch K, costing him a full pizza. “I was thinking too much about this rave I’m going to this weekend” he explained. The Falcons completed their seven-run first inning with a two-bagger from Rookie #1, a walk from Thirteen Dollar Bill, and singles from Senior and The Legend.

The Falcons (3-2) spent the next 6 innings falling all over themselves and having a hell of a time getting out of their own way. It seemed like any time the team could get a runner on, their thoughts turned to the rave, and the next guy up would hit into a double play. The A’s turned four twin-killings on the night, resulting in 1-1/3 pizzas for Sunday’s coming feast.

In spite of the offensive struggles, the defense shone. The Falcons turned a double play, and held an admittedly short-on-power A’s squad to only two runs.

The victory puts the Falcons in the win column for the first time this road trip. They’ll finish the four-game swing on Friday night with a trip aboard FALCONS1 to Rebelville, to try and salvage the split. Then on Saturday: Rave night. Where’s my white pants?

Game Notes: The Legend learned about raves .“It’s like a drunken barn dance, right?”… Rookie #1 visited Iron Mike Murphy’s second garage sale this month and was rocking the gray pants. “I even got ‘em dirty!”… We had our first skeeter sightings… The humidity was so high that even Don’t call me Dick’s hair was frizzy… The weather data previously reported in these recaps has been from whitbyweather.com. I just figured out that was the weather data for Whitby, UK… In a related note, I’m not being paid for these recaps…

BOXSCORE

BATTING:
2B: Dinner, Rookie #1 (2), Senior, Chef
3B: --
HR: Don’t call me Dick, Beaver
RBI: Don’t call me Dick (3), The Legend (3), Tank, Beaver, Rookie #1, Cashley, Fo’ Shizzle
LOB: 7
PIZZAS: Cashley (1-1/3), Tank (1/3), SLF (1/3), Don’t call me Dick (1/3)

FIELDING:
DOUBLE PLAYS: Fo’ Shizzle-Rookie #1-Don’t call me Dick

PITCHING:
BATTERS FACED: 34

GAME INFORMATION:
STADIUM: K1
ATTENDANCE: 0 (0% FULL) - % is based on regular season capacity (Falcons' side only)
GAME TIME: 1:11
WEATHER: 21.2°C, (81% humidity!), Partly cloudy; Wind NE, 5 km/h (weather data courtesy Environment Canada)

Boxscore:

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Final
Falcons 7 0 0 1 2 0 1 11
A's 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
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Posted on: Wednesday May 29th, 2013 at 8:00PM