Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tidbits from Friday's 14-inning saga

Of course, read my story first.

There were 498 pitches for 313 strikes. Oddly, the teams equally shared in the throwing (249 pitches each), though the Biscuits had 169 strikes, compared to Chattanooga's 144.

There were 31 runners left on base, including a team record-setting 17 by the Biscuits. It wasn't a Montgomery record. The Rebels left 25 in a 16-inning game against Savannah on June 11, 1979. (I missed memorializing that 30th anniversary.)

Biscuits catcher Nevin Ashley took in all 14 innings, but didn't set a career high. He also caught 14 innings in May 2007 for low-Class A Columbus. He was 1-for-6 in a 3-2 win over Savannah. Tonight, he was 3-for-5 with two walks.

The Lookouts made 60 plate appearances and the Biscuits 61.

It was the longest game in innings in Biscuits history. Six times, they had played 13.
June 27, 2004: at Birmingham, W 2-1
May 5, 2006: Mississippi, L 8-7
July 3, 2007: Birmingham, L 7-6
Sept. 3, 2007: at Jacksonville, W 7-3
June 13, 2008: Mobile, W 1-0
April 13, 2009: West Tenn, L 6-5

There were about 100 people remaining in the stadium at the end.

Yes, the Biscuits ignored a longstanding tradition and didn't sing the 14th-Inning Stretch.

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