Even a Competitive Loss is Enjoyable

fullsizerender-483

img_1384

img_1393

Jeremy Hellickson was the first starter to be stretched out to three innings, but the offense today was provided principally by position players auditioning for the Phuture.  A key AB came from Scott Kingerey in the bottom of the 7th with one out and the Phills down 4-1.

fullsizerender-484

After fouling off about 10 pitches, Kingerey finally got a pitch he could handle and knocked it into the Tiki seats in left field for a two run homer to pull the Phils within 4-3.

img_1409

In the bottom of the 9th, Kingerey came to the plate again, Phils still trailing 4-3.  He didn’t try to do too much, and placed a base hit into no-man’s land in right center.  He was followed by Daniel Nava (still wearing Cody’s #25) who rifled a base hit to right field, the speedy Kingery motoring to third base where Sammy gave him some guidance.

img_1418

img_1419

After Rhys Hoskins went down, Dylan Cozens came to bat with two out and the game on the line.

fullsizerender-487

Working the count to 3-1, Cozens wisely laid off a pitch in the dirt to set the table for 8th string catcher Logan Moore.

img_1425

As the Lemonade man made his final rounds, the tension was building in the stands.

fullsizerender-488

But alas, Logan Moore hit a bullet right back to the mound that the Twins’ pitcher snagged for the final out.  Yet somehow on this crisp afternoon (73 here is a cold front), with Schmitty in the park and Murph all dressed up and no place to go, even a loss seemed enjoyable.  It’s easy to be an optimist this time of year in Clearwater.

fullsizerender-489

img_1431

fullsizerender-490

About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s