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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Rock Cats extend win streak to nine

racecar spelled backwards is racecar Glen Perkins

In a late-morning start, the New Britain Rock Cats knocked off the Portland Sea Dogs today, 9-4, momentarily dropping Portland to second place (a half game behind Trenton) and moving New Britain into sole posession of fourth, pending the results of games to be played later tonight. The Rock Cats got 7 strong innings from Glen Perkins, who throws it past the hitters pretty regularly (97 strikeouts in 94 innings between Ft. Meyers and New Britain this year) and looked especially quick today. Doug "Dirty" Deeds, who only had five homers last year in a full season of A ball, belted his 13th home run, which yet again I was able to later stroll behind the fence and pick up (that makes 5 balls so far this season).

secret agent inspector rock Doug Deeds

As a side note: Don Steele is a solid PA guy (and sometimes works Hartford Wolf Pack games, too), but I think he should be reminded that his voice acting routine sometimes makes it hard for people to hear him above the background noise. (Sure, once the team starts winning, now the gripes come out.)