The 2-5 Peoria Javelinas juggled their lineup last night, the first time since we’ve been here that Bryson Stott hasn’t been pencilled in. Which gave the Phillies #1 prospect plenty of time to perfect his juggling skills in the dugout.
Our sole representative among the starters was Logan O’Hoppe, and his hot bat earned him the cleanup spot in the lineup.
“Hop” got his share of props for calling a good game as the night wore on, his snap throws to first base keeping the opposition honest, and drawing a couple of walks at the plate the last one enabling him to steal a base and come around to score as the Javelinas took a seemingly comfortable 5-0 lead in the 6th.
When we left the game in the 7th inning, the lead still comfortably in hand, I hadn’t imagined that the illuminated stadium sign might be an omen that we’d be feeling blue before the night was over.
Yet there it was on my phone when I got home, irrefutable evidence that somehow the Javelinas had managed to blow the game and fall to 2-6. Proof that the scoreboard is subject to change.