Monday, August 11, 2008

Round One 1st Inning Update #2

Alright, I admit it... The post titles are a bit lacking so far. Oh well, the REAL reason you're here is to see what is happening on the 'field' of play!

Madding busts out the trash talkin' early with his comment to Erin! To catch you up, Madding is up in the top of the first inning in his match with MMosley. He's got 2 outs with a runner on base. He picks spot #6. The batter comes to the plate, and hits the ball straight up into the air for a pop fly out to retire the side with a man left stranded. Remember, Madding's remaining two selections go back into the pot since he reached his third out.

So, we go to the bottom of the first inning. The score sits a 0-0.

MMosley is up next! Let's see what three numbers HE picks. Available Numbers for this match-up are: 01, 02, 04, 05, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32

Chris(M) comes up to bat again in the first inning of his match-up with Motherscratcher. He's got 2 outs with a runner on base. He takes his place, selects #1 and he takes ball four for a walk. He's got runners on 1st and 2nd with 2 outs. Number 08 comes up to bat and he pops the ball up for a pop out, ending the inning with TWO runners left on base. So far, Chris(M) has been the most successful in getting batters on base, but he's unable to capitalize. Chris(M)'s last pick goes back into the pool!

Going into the bottom of the first, the score is 0-0.

Motherscratcher gets to show his stuff next! Available Numbers for this match-up are: 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32

WhiteSoxCards continues his battle in the first inning with 2 outs and a runner on base. He steps in and chooses #12. The pitcher winds up and throws. Holy smokes! WhiteSoxCards lays down a bunt! The defense is caught off guard and he reaches first base! With runners on the corners, WhiteSoxCards is hoping Joey gives up a run here. Number 31 steps up to the plate and knocks a long fly ball toward the wall! It bounces off the top for a DOUBLE! WhiteSoxCards scores a run and has men on 2nd and 3rd. The home crowd is not happy. Let's see what #03 can do here with the score 1-0 and 2 outs. Joey pitches and the batter hits this ball deep. It could be outta here! The right fielder is back to the wall. Jiminy Cricket the defender climbs the wall and snags the ball for a long fly out! That'll do it for WhiteSoxCards in this inning.

As we move to the bottom of the 1st inning, WhiteSoxCards managed to grab a run!

Joey comes up to bat next, so let's see if he can rally his team back from this deficit. Available Numbers are: 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32

Welcome back to this match-up between Dayf and Kevin. Dayf is up in the top of the 1st inning with 1 out and 2 runners on base. He sends in #10. Here's the pitch... The swing, and the batter connects for a long fly ball to the outfield. Kevin's defense can't come up with it and Dayf gets a stand-up double, scoring two runs on the at-bat! That's 2-0 with only 1 out. Next up to the plate is #21. The pitcher tosses in some serious heat and sends the batter back to the dugout swinging at air. That's two outs with a runner on second. Big Number 07 walks up to the plate. The hometown crowd boos as he smirks at the pitcher. The pitcher brushes him back with an inside pitch and the crowds cheers wildly. The next pitch comes in and ol' Number 07 sends this ball high into the upper deck for a two-run homer! We have got us quite a game here folks, and this is just the first inning!

Dayf leads 4-0 with 2 outs in the top of the first.

Dayf gets to pick three more numbers as he continues his reign in the first. Available Numbers to choose from: 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 08, 09, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32

Erin and ChrisB can reply to the previous post or to this one to continue their respective games. (Note, I had mistakenly listed TasteLikeDirt but it is Chris B's at-bat in that match)


  1. I think I picked a number that had already been chosen (15) if my competitor and I are choosing from the same card. I'll go with 3, 25, 16 instead.

  2. 11, 17, 22

    I'm positively giddy with anticipation!