ESTADIO SPORTSPLEXICO– Round 2 of the 2019 season series between the SweatSox and Team Cuba took place last night at the Sportsplex. Round 1 took place on Opening Day, with the SweatSox coming back from a 3-0 deficit to win 13-3.
While I, Shaun Keay, was in the process of posting the previous game’s recap an hour or so before first pitch, several of the SweatSox were already at the field, having left extra early to avoid running into the Mike Pence motorcade. Craig Cornell left the downtown area early to avoid being stuck in traffic, Cory Bond left the airport early to avoid being stuck in traffic, and Jaspreet Sanghra left early to avoid being seen, captured, and deported by the US VP.
I’m on my way to Niagara Falls right now, so I don’t have time to do a complete recap of the game. Thankfully, Cuba’s scorekeeping app generated one that’ll work just as good as anything I could produce from highway 401. Here you go.
Team Cuba Can’t Catch Up To Sweat Sox
Team Cuba watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 15-2 loss to Sweat Sox on Thursday. Sweat Sox scored on a single by Chris Lidston and a passed ball during Marc Lett’s at bat in the first inning.
The Team Cuba struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Sweat Sox, giving up 15 runs. Sweat Sox got things started in the first inning when Lidston singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Sweat Sox scored four runs in the fifth inning. Sweat Sox’s big inning was driven by singles by Lett and Kent Johnston.
Josh Ramage pitched Sweat Sox to victory. He lasted five innings, allowing six hits and two runs while striking out two and walking zero.
Raul De Leon took the loss for Team Cuba. He lasted two innings, allowing eight hits and eight runs while striking out three and walking one. Yobani Tejeda, De Leon, Miguel Tissert, Ty Murphy, James Britz, and Rob Archambault each collected one hit to lead Team Cuba.
Sweat Sox tallied 13 hits. Eric White, Craig Cornell, Johnston, and Lidston all managed multiple hits for Sweat Sox. White led Sweat Sox with three hits in three at bats. Sweat Sox didn’t commit a single error in the field. Mark Bond had the most chances in the field with four.
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ASSEMBLE– With a few minutes to spare between the end of the game and having to leave for the bar, we began the process of casting the SweatSox as the Endgame Avengers. Eric White (Captain America), Cory Bond (Ironman), and Chris Lidstone (Thor) as the Marvel Trinity were the no brainers. We’ll figure the rest out later.
Final SweatSox vs Team Cuba Notes/Thoughts:
- Uncle Liddy’s Classic Coaching Tip of the Day: Careful
- Cuba had more fans at the game than we had runs
- No Ross, No Errors
- O’Doyle still rules
- The Sweatdding Part III – 2020?
- Eric almost has as many runs at Summerhays as he did in the game
- Eric has as many runs at Summerhays as he did in the game
- Eric has more runs at Summerhays than he did in the game
Next up for the SweatSox is our second matchup in 6 days against the Capitals, tonight at the Sportsplex.