assignment Falcons Lose First In A Row
Sunday 6:30PM August 22nd, 2021After winning the curtain raiser and tying their second-longest winning streak of the season (one game in a row), the Falcons bats ran out of steam (which seems impossible given the humidity, right?) and they lost to Broadway, 17-11.
The familiar loss keeps the Falcons two games behind Broadway for third in the President's Division, not that moving up would matter much... at this point, Broadway, the Falcons and Hanet are all getting relegated next year.
Million Dollar Bill, obviously amped from winning game one, came out firing. He was pitching a no-hitter when Poutine, selfishly wanting in on the "Combined No-Hitter" headline to come, took over right around the time the scorekeeper's black pen ran out of ink. Thank you for your faithful service, free pen from the Hilton. Anyway, Broadway scored two without the benefit of a base hit, and led 2-0 after half an inning. A single by Brett Bichette broke up a three-up-three-down inning, and the Falcons scored a big fat doughnut in the bottom of the first.
In the second, Broadway responded with a singleton, thanks to a Justin Jimmo dinger. The Falcons bats re-woke. The Mattural, seething with rage over offspring behaviour (was it rage or just impatience? Anyway, kids, man), jacked a Duncan to lead off the inning. Barry Guerrero Jr played the game, you know, the RIGHT way, and waited until there were two on to stroke a massive donger over the right field wall for a 3-run homer to highlight a MAX6 inning.
Broadway came back in the top of the third with three, highlighted by a Trevor homer that went so far the left fielder didn't even move. Goliath led off the bottom of the third inning with a triple, but was erroneously called out at third because the ball got there before he did, regardless of tag status. A similar play later in the game resulted in a double for Broadway's Ryan... but I digress.
With Goliath seething on the bench (you know, as much as DC shows ANY emotion, dude's so chill), The Mattural blew another donger, another solo job, another Duncan, over the centre-field wall. He probably didn't notice that Goliath wasn't standing on third like he should have been. (As you'll see later, this blown call didn't affect the outcome, but Broadway's offence did).
Over the next two innings, the offence for both teams took a brief holiday. In the fourth and fifth innings, a total of four hits were recorded. The big one was Brett Bichette's Duncan in the fifth. After five, the Falcons led 8-6.
Broadway had had enough pussyfooting around and rocked six singles to begin the sixth, scoring four to take the lead 10-8. The Falcons' offence continued their inepetitude, going *fart noise* *fart noise* *fart noise* and put up a doughnut.
In the seventh, Broadway scored seven runs, including FIVE WITH TWO OUT, to put this game out of reach. Sigh.
Game notes: Attendance for the doubleheader reflects the delicious pizza feast awaiting the Falcons post-game... With the loss, the Falcons are assured of a sub-.500 season, their first since 2017.
2B: Goliath, Poutine
HR: The Mattural (2 Duncans), Brett Bichette, Barry Guerrero Jr
RBI: Brett Bichette (3), Barry Guerrero Jr (3), Grahambo (2), The Mattural (2), Miner Leaguer
DOUBLE PLAYS: Poutine-Grahambo-Barry Guerrero Jr
BATTERS FACED: 47!
STADIUM: K2 FIELD
ATTENDANCE: 16 (80% FULL) - % is based on regular season capacity (Falcons' side only)
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