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Monday, August 21, 2006

Rock Cats' Perkins Takes No-Hitter Into Seventh


Glen Perkins

Showing that you never really know what might happen at the ballpark, today's seemingly worthless match-up between the next-to-last New Britain Rock Cats and the tedious Connecticut Defenders, featuring two starting pitchers with a combined record of 5-23, turned out to be a heck of a 1-0 ballgame.

Perkins, who made the Eastern League All-Star team this season despite his subpar won-loss record, struck out 10 in seven shutout innings while giving up only one hit, a single to lead off the seventh inning. The Rock Cats scored their only run in the bottom of the sixth, on a line-drive RBI single by Denard Span.

The Defenders have now been held scoreless for 29 straight innings.

Tonight was another bobblehead giveaway, supposedly of everyone's favorite guy to hate, A.J. Pierzynski (I didn't get a bobblehead, so I'm not really sure). Oddly enough, Pierzynski and Doug Mientkiewicz were two of my favorite players while they were in New Britain; shows what I know, I guess.

Again, despite setting all kinds of team attendance records every season (10th among all Double-A teams nationwide last season), the Rock Cats saw fit to stick it to their fans and raise the parking fee to $5 this year-- and this for a stadium that has practically no room for parking in the first place.

As a side note, former Rock Cats reliever Pat Neshek just became the #1 search engine query bringing people to this web site, with nearly 1000 hits topping even "Ovechkin" and "Malkin". That seems a good enough reason for me to drop all three of those names again.

2 Comments:

Anonymous bring the hits said...

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8/22/06, 1:15 PM

 
Blogger Brushback said...

People are gonna get angry now, like the time I put up "Ilya Kovalchuk's girlfriend" for no reason.

8/22/06, 7:37 PM

 

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