A Complete Effort, now on to Everett
A five hour bus ride this morning got the Hawks over the Cascade Mountains and settled into the Holiday Inn in Everett, Wash. An interesting trip it was, with a stop in the thriving metropolis of Thorp, Wash. (between Ellensburg and Snoqualmie Pass) at a fruit stand, then the fun of noon-time traffic on I-90 in Bellevue – thanks to the Blue Angels practice for the Seafair event on Lake Washington this weekend.
I am looking forward to heading to Everett Memorial Stadium and see the new logos for the Aquasox up close and personal – since they now use a sideways trident logo (similar to the original Seattle Mariners “M”), looking like an E
Wednesday’s win at Tri-City was possibly the most complete effort by the Hawks this season, getting timely hits against a pitcher that spent Spring Training in Major League camp, both ends of the piggy-back start throwing outstanding, and a trio of double plays in the field that secured the 7-0, two-hit shutout.
As he has all season, Alvaro Ramirez was the table setter, leading off the game with a ringing triple to right – his fourth of the season, with Pierre LePage slapping a single to right through a drawn-in infield to knock home the first of three RBI.
More importantly was in the third, great situational ball by the Hawks…a hit and run with runners at the corners by Dustin Harrington scored a run, with LePage knocking another in with a single. The team then capitalized on an error in the fifth, with Elliot Soto knocking a double off the left-field wall, nearly hitting his first pro homer.
Cam Greathouse was stellar, throwing all three pitches for strikes – in any count, allowing just one hit in five innings to get the win. Brent Ebinger continued the effort, tossing three shutout innings, also allowing just one hit.
THE PICTURE I ALLUDED TO: I was talking about my son, PJ, on the broadcast last night – wearing all of his cowboy attire. So, here is the picture of him – looking like the best 2-year-old cowboy in Caldwell.