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assignment A's Remain In First Place

Like last time, the game ended due to running into the time limit. It's like the sun rising in the East: A's/Falcons? Time limit game. The A's took the season series 2-1 with a 29-20 victory on Wednesday night that kept them in first place in the President's Division.

It looked dicey for the A's for a minute there...

Backing it up to the beginning, the Falcons scored in the first inning! A lot! Four in the top of the first, highlighted by a 2-run double by Hobo. The A's were NOT impressed by that pitiful display, and scored 8 to respond. Then, after the Falcons couldn't produce in the 2nd, the A's added another 6-pack to take a 14-4 lead into the top of the third.

Another 4 for the visitors in the 3rd, three of which came on a big 3-run blast by Teets. The A's, those pesky, pesky A's. ANOTHER 6 in the bottom of three for the A's. 20-8 going into the fourth.

Down a dozen runs half way through the game, did the Falcons give up? Well, kinda, yeah. Or at least it seemed like it. Four batters, three outs in the top of the fourth, and spirits slumped. The A's, feeling comfortable, didn't score either.

If you've ever heard the William Tell Overture, you know it starts out pretty slowly, then really gets going around the 8:45 mark (after a brief, but very familiar tragic bit at 4:12), and it's a perfect metaphor for innings 4-6 for the Falcons. Not willing to just roll over and die like Poutine after a regular work-day lunch, the Falcons came up in the top of the fifth and went single, single, single, single, single, sacrifice fly, and capped it off with a 3-run jack by Levi. All told, 6 for the boys in blue.

Lifeless, the A's couldn't answer the bell for the bottom of the fifth and put up a delicious doughnut.

Down 6 runs, the Falcons returned to the momentum of the previous inning: Double, single, double, single, single, 3-run jack by Chequebook, and the game was tied. The 85-minute WMSPL mandated time limit was approaching. Could the Falcons hold off the potent A's offence to secure an important tie against a powerful opponent?

No.

The A's got their heads out of their asses, hit three home runs and scored 9 runs.

See ya in the playoffs.

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

Free Beer Watch: It's been since June 7, 2016. After this game, we're no closer.

Game Notes: Stevie B patrolled short stop for the second game in a row after a late and unexplained sign out by Dr J, and proved himself to be the Falcons' third best option at short... Despite a 6-RBI performance, Teets just can't seem to catch Levi for the team lead... Speaking of Levi and his RBIs, he has 61 on the season to go along with only 54 hits... Despite making several throws into the tulips from short, Stevie B did turn an impressive double play... Should be just about time for the .600 watch, with only 7 games to go... Storm, who were enthusiastic about saying how much they were cheering for the Falcons in this game, curiously disappeared right after the game and did exactly ZERO cheering. Thanks for the support, fellas.

The Hot (Take) Corner: To follow up on a previous previous hot take, Audi has announced that as of 2019, no new Audi will be available with a manual transmission. And the world gets that much more depressing.

Falcons Options At Short, Ranked:
1. Dr J
2. Inflatable bouncy house
3. Stevie B

BOXSCORE

BATTING:
2B: Dunner (2), Stevie B, Hobo
3B: None
HR: Teets, Levi, Chequebook
HR-OUTS: None
RBI: Teets (6)(!), Levi (3), Chequebook (3), Hobo (3), SLF (2), Pikachu, Million Dollar Bill, Dunner
PIZZAS: None

FIELDING:
DOUBLE PLAYS: Dunner-Million Dollar Bill; Stevie B-Chequebook

PITCHING:
BATTERS FACED: 53

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 4 0 4 0 6 6 X 20
A's 8 6 6 0 0 9 X 29
Tags: loss, a's
Posted on: Thursday August 23rd, 2018 at 9:01AM