Movie Reviews and Second Place
The long ride home from Vancouver on Tuesday night allowed for the Hawks to watch three full-length movies – including the first one I have watched completely in Spanish. Up first was Talento de Barrio, featuring Puerto Rican reggaeton star, Daddy Yankee. The Latin players on the bus loved the movie, with pitching coach David Rosario talking throughout about how realistic the movie was – the film featured a leader of a drug ring who was trying to make his name in music. Despite watching the entire movie in subtitles – it was VERY good.
The second movie was a classic bus movie, Wedding Crashers – with the team staying pretty quiet until Will Farrell’s character Chazz shows up near the end, trying to offer up his mom’s meatloaf. Closing out was the horror movie, Mirrors, with Kiefer Sutherland as an ex-cop trying to figure out why mirrors are causing murders. It was weird seeing Sutherland in a role that wasn’t 24’s Jack Bauer.
After the long night – the Hawks offense woke up against Yakima, setting a season high with 14 hits in the come-from-behind 9-8 win over Yakima. Leading the charge was the resurgent Logan Watkins, who recorded his fourth-straight multi-hit game, going 4-for-5 with the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Danny Keefe picked up his second save of the season, getting a key line-out, throw-out double play in the eighth, then starting a 1-6-3 twin killing in the ninth to help notch the victory. With the win, coupled with a Spokane loss to Tri-City, the Hawks moved into a tie for second in the NWL East – their highest position all season, despite with a 9-16 record.
ROSTER MOVES: The Cubs made six roster moves yesterday – three players up from Mesa, three players down. Headed to Arizona are infielder Jordan Petraitis, catcher Alvaro Sosa, and pitcher Miguel Sierra, while first-baseman Justin Bour, catcher Richard Jones, and pitcher Eduardo Figueroa head to Boise. Bour, a 6-4 250 pounder, hit 46 career home runs at George Mason, while Jones led the AZL with seven homers so far this year.