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assignment A Tale Of Two Games (Hobo's Title)

After a humbling loss to Greenthumb on Sunday, the Falcons rebounded with a come-from-behind victory over SI Play on Monday night by a score of 16-10.

Chief Line Up Arranger and definitely NOT THE COACH SLF re-jigged the batting order to try to shake things up a bit, and after petering out in the first inning, things looked just as bad as Sunday. Fortunately, the Falcons found some defence and held SI scoreless in the bottom half as well.

Million Dollar Bill, batting an eye-popping .706 over the last four games including tonight, led off the second with yet another hit and started what would be a five run inning. The defence (where were they yesterday?) again held strong, only allowing a singleton to SI in their half of the second.

This is where the story changes from good to bad. A nightmare third for the visitors started with the Falcons going down 1-2-3 in the top half. The previously adequate defence then opened up, and thanks mostly to Poutine and his "infinite ERA" (per Teets) SI pounded out over a dozen hits including 3 straight doubles from their 7-8-9 hitters and scored eight. After 3, SI lead 9-5.

The fourth wasn't any better offensively for the Falcons. They put up another delicious doughnut, stranding two runners. The pizza that ended the inning will also be delicious, no doubt. SI scored one in their half, and looked to be on their way to victory.

Somewhat surprisingly, the Falcons defence held, and SI only scored one run in their final 3 at-bats. Could the offence show up to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat?

The answer was a solid "I GUESS SO!" Four in the fifth inning brought the Blue side to within one. Not wanting to wait until the 7th for the dramatics, and needing to get ahead before the start of the 7th inning in case the time limit was hit, the Falcons scored 6 in the sixth to take a 15-10 lead.

After another run in the top of the seventh, it was up to the Falcons defence once again to nail down the victory. As usual for the Falcons defence, they didn't answer the call (at least initially). The first three batters reached base, scoring one and bringing the score to 16-11. With two on and no one out, SI's Jon hit a blooper than drew Pikachu out to shallow left to try to make a play. SLF sprinted in from his left-centrefield position. A catastrophic (for SLF, anyway) collision was a distinct possibility! Pikachu made it to the ball as it hit his glove. Instinctively, he tipped it ever-so-slightly into the air. SLF swiped at it, and came away with the ball for the defensive highlight of the year so far for the Falcons (until Chequebook does his thing again). Both SI base-runners, bewildered by the play, took off for the next respective base. The runner on second was able to get back easily, but the runner on first was a dead duck. First-baseman-turned-spectator Chequebook was almost standing on second base watching this all unfold, so he was in no position to be at first to double off the runner. SI went down quietly after that to end the game.

Two Home Runs In One Inning Watch: The last time a Falcon hit two home runs in one inning was August 29, 2012.

Game Notes: After Levi injured his leg and couldn't go defensively for the rest of the game, the rest of the Falcons picked him up in the catcher position and saw just how hard it is to consistently make a decent throw back to the pitcher... Happy Birthday, Band Camp!!!

The Hot (Take) Corner: It's time to stop saying "twenty" or "two thousand and" before the current year. We're almost a fifth of the way into this century. Just say "eighteen". People aren't going to get confused. If you're referencing the big internet outage of '17, only dumbass ignorant kids would think you meant 1917, because kids these days. If the twentieth century wanted us to refer to its years by the last two digits only, it shouldn't have sucked so hard. Just say '17, '18, '19, etc. The "20" is implied, you know? Just like the word "degenerate" before the word "gambler".

BOXSCORE

BATTING:
2B: Hobo (2), Birthday Boy Band Camp (2), Levi, Teets, Poutine, SLF
3B: None
HR: None
HR-OUTS: None
RBI: Levi (3), Stevie B (3), Hobo (3), Teets (2), Birthday Boy Belly Full Of Steak Band Camp (2), Pikachu, Poutine, SLF
PIZZAS: Levi (3/3)

FIELDING:
DOUBLE PLAYS: Play your position, Chequebook

PITCHING:
BATTERS FACED: 44

GAME INFORMATION:
STADIUM: K1 FIELD
ATTENDANCE: 1 (5% FULL) - % is based on regular season capacity (Falcons' side only)

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Boxscore:

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Final
Falcons 0 5 0 0 4 6 1 16
Sports Illustrated Play 0 1 8 1 0 0 0 10
Tags: win, si play, slf
Posted on: Tuesday June 12th, 2018 at 10:10AM