Tuesday, September 2, 2008

And Down the Stretch They Come...

Whew! The '08 Cyclones sure are making it exciting, aren't they? As of this morning, the team has won nine games in a row to surge into the lead for the Wild Card spot.

Nine in a row!

And they've been doing it in thrilling fashion, thanks to things like:

  • A 17-year old shortstop hitting .400
  • A switch-hitting catcher belting home runs from both sides of the plate
  • A fireballing closer striking out four batters in one inning
  • A leadoff man who also leads the team in virtually every offensive category
  • An All-Star pitcher who leads the league and set a new franchise record with almost 100 strikeouts
  • A league-high 27 one-run games
If you don't know the names of the players described above, you're not paying close enough attention (or you work in the Ticket Office). You should really make sure you come to the last three games of the season and catch up on what you've been missing!

School's back in session, and that means the kids need a pick-me-up. I can't think of a better way to hang onto the last days of summer than by bringing the family to see a pennant race that features great baseball and great entertainment. The way this season has been going, you may even be seeing a piece of history. It seems like something incredible happens, both on and off the field, at just about every game!

And who knows? This team just might keep on winning all the way to a championship! Stranger things have happened. Either way, you can be sure of one thing...it'll be a thrilling ride worthy of the team's namesake, and one you don't want to miss!

-- Dave


Colin said...

How do you strike out four batters in one inning? I know baseball has its oddities but that one's a stumper.

Dave said...

Yury Santana struck out the first two batters of the inning, then walked a man. His third strikeout of the inning came on a ball in the dirt that got past the catcher, allowing the strikeout victim to reach first base. So, with men on first and second, Yury proceeded to strike out a fourth batter in the inning and end the game.

Lisa Gav said...

Let's see how I do...
-new SS Wilmer Flores
-Catcher Jordan Abruzzo
-Yury: thanks to Colin/Dave for that answer :)
-our man Kirk Nieuwenhuis (had to check an old lineup for the spelling on THAT one!)
-one of our 3 All-Stars, Pitcher Brad Holt
Looking forward to the remaining games and then (fingers crossed) the PLAYOFFS!!