What began as a possible bad day at the ballpark, with 3 Marlin singles opening the 1st inning for a 1 run lead, soon became another possible laugher by the 4th inning, when our guys took a 5 run lead. But it was no to be.
As usual, the middle innings remained unproductive. A threat in our 8th, did not materialize. Affeldt did his job as set up man in the bottom of the 8th, and turned over a 5 run lead to who else but Romo. Romo is not used to being asked to save a 4 run lead. 1st pitch, a lead off homer by Stanton, and the lead was cut to 5-2. Two outs followed, but of course we couldn’t relax. A double followed by a single cut it to 5-3. With the tying run at the plate, nails got shorter, until Pence ran down a right field blast to close it out, and send us home victorious.
We began the adventure at the ballpark with a stop at the New Era store to get the passport stamped. The clerk at the front of the store was helpful and personally stamped the passport for us. He directed us to a new restaurant which just opened so we could have a cold drink while waiting for the stadium to open. We met a father and son who were Angels fans in to watch a game. We shared our story over a cold drink.
I wanted to walk the stadium, but also wanted to get an autograph. What a tough choice. We passed by the bobble head display on our way to the seats. Bert compared their Giants bobble head collection to his; they won.
I opted to try for the autograph with no success. Our seats were great section 10 seats 23,34. We had a good view of the plate.
Billy was by the dugout all night and posed for lots of photos
We gave the pepperoni pizza from Sir Pizza a try, and it was average and at $11 was small. We also tried the chocolate chip cookies. They made Bert’s hands a mess, so if you make this choice grab plenty of napkins.
We took the 1st to games, but Romos 1st pitch resulted in a homer. You can see with his lack of confidence comes a lack of joy, and I hope he gets his mojo back soon. Tim Hudson had another good start
Well Timmy “the Freak” is on the mound today and I feel a sweep.
Bert and Le Anne