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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Rock Cats' streak ends at 6

Went down with like 14 bucks and woke up with like 16 grand, went down with some crust punk junk and woke up with a straight edge band

New Britain dropped a rain-delayed, 4-2 decision to Norwich this afternoon, after a ninth-inning rally came up short. The Rock Cats scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth and had two runners on with only one out when Alex Romero grounded into a double play to end the ballgame. New Britain, who had moved to within 2 games of second-place Trenton after beating Norwich on Saturday night, now drop to 3 games back as they embark on a 7-game road trip to Akron (8/30-9/1) and Binghamton (9/2-9/5) to close out the regular season. The Eastern League playoffs start on September 7th.

New Britain's Alex Romero and Norwich's Dan Ortmeier were selected to the Eastern League's post-season All-Star squad; you can go to easternleague.com if you want to see the rest of the players that were selected, though with the EL's normal way of doing things, it'll only be up on their web site for about a week. That's Ortmeier above, wearing one of Norwich's "Dead Day" jerseys (though "Drop Dead Ugly" seems more appropriate). Romero also finished second in the voting for the Eastern League's Rookie of the Year, won by Reading Phillies outfielder Chris Roberson.