Five Falcons had perfect nights at the plate, and Dinner went deep for the first time in years as the Falcons showed guts (literally, in a sense, right Beav?) and moxy in a come from behind 21-11 victory over Sean's Division rival Storm in game two of an away-and-home doubleheader Sunday night.
Sleepy bats were the enemy in the beginning. The Falcons took a long time to wake them up, eventually falling behind 11-5 by the middle of the fifth inning.
Sensing dread, Coach Cash Man, channeling his inner Pat Summitt, gave the order for the top of the order to essentially get their heads out of their asses and do something, because it was all coming from the bottom of the order prior to that. And "something" they did! Led by homers by Dinner, whose last regular season home run came on August 7, 2011, and Our Only Friend, whose last home run came last Wednesday, the Falcons tied the game up in the bottom of the fifth. Never ones to take their foot off the accelerator, the Falcons pounced again the bottom of the sixth with a ten-spot.
A brilliant 6-4-3 double play in the top of the seventh ended this instant classic.
Game Notes: The timing and accuracy of certain events in this game may not be accurately reflected in this recap. Tough... Your five perfect Falcons were: Beaver, Our Only Friend, Beardo, Million Dollar Bill, and Big Cat... For you birdwatchers out there, a Northern Harrier was buzzing the field in the middle innings... The Cash Man-Big Cat rivalry came to a bubble near the end of this game when Cash Man unsuccessfully attempted to pinch run for Big Cat in a clutch situation. The battle went something like this:
Cash Man: "Courtesy runner on first, umpy!"
Big Cat: "WHAT?!? NO F***ING WAY, C***SU**ER! I'M AS F***ING FAST AS ANY MOTH**F***ER ON THIS M**TH*R*U**ING TEAM!! YOU WANT TO PINCH RUN FOR ME, B**CH?!? YOU CAN TAKE ME OFF THIS F**KI*G BASE YOUR OWN DAMN SELF!!"
Cash Man: "Never mind."
2B: Beaver (you know, for mom)
3B: Beaver (same reason)
HR: Lacey, Our Only Friend, Dinner (look at me, mom! Mom! MOM!)
RBI: Our Only Friend (5), Beaver (4), Lacey (3), Cash Man (3), Big Cat (2), Million Dollar Bill, The Legend, Dinner, Beardo
PIZZAS: Fo' Shizzle (1/3), The Legend (1/3)
DOUBLE PLAYS: Tank-Fo' Shizzle-Big Cat (I think I need a secretary)
BATTERS FACED: --
STADIUM: K1 Stadium (naming rights still available)
ATTENDANCE: 11 (55% FULL) - % is based on regular season capacity (Falcons' side only)
GAME TIME: 1:15
WEATHER: 20.1°C, Light Rain; Humidity 66%; Wind SW, 15 km/h (weather data courtesy Environment Canada)