Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Grand Slam School Day #2

There was nothing "grand slam" about the Biscuits in today's embarrassment. The 7-1 loss to Huntsville was pretty awful for Montgomery.

The Stars hit home runs on back-to-back pitches in the fourth, the Biscuits issued eight walks and the schoolchildren in attendance probably wished they had chosen to stay in class. Montgomery had a whopping two hits between the first and ninth innings and erased both with groundball double plays. Huntsville turned four double plays, including one to end the game.

Huntsville pitcher Jeff Housman sure wasn't scared of the Battered and Blue. He went right after Montgomery. Housman left after seven innings and had exerted himself for 79 pitches, not a taxing load. The Biscuits made him through five pitches one inning and seven in another. Patience was no virtue for Montgomery.

If you're keeping count, the Biscuits have scored 17 runs in their last seven games. Murderer's Row, they aren't.

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