Game One, Round One: Vipers 15, Caps 4 (WP: Sergent, LP: Pote)
I spent tonight juggling between both the Vipers and Capitals online broadcasts of Game One. After the top of the sixth inning, though (with the score 9-3 Vipers), I decided to stick with the Vipers broadcast – you know – for comfort. Nothing to complain about, though, from either broadcast. Edmonton surely has more sponsors, and they mix in more MLB news between the action, but both sides call a good game and the Calgary broadcast has more technical data and stats for nuts like me, and it sounds better when the volume is cranked up so that it can echo through the house and down the alley.
Some more quick hits (By the way, Calgary out-hit Edmonton 19-8 tonight):
What’s up with Pointstreak tonight? No live game coverage? I feel naked.
Ladies and gentlemen, “The Cobra Clutch” Joe Sergent is an ace to beat all other aces. He pitched admirably tonight in giving the Vipers a solid start while out-dueling Capitals starter Lou Pote – just like he did on the first Paint The Park Pink night. After 120+ pitches, Sergent’s fastball was still blowing by batters, including Kevin House in the 7th – who even though we was 3 for 3 up until then, couldn’t catch up to Sergent’s heater for a huge strike-out during an epic at-bat. Sergent went 7 strong innings of six-hit ball and handed a 9-4 15-4 lead to the bullpen.
The late-season acquisition of The Pride of Solana Beach, Sergio Pedroza is looking pretty smart, eh? As his prowess tonight indicates (including a two-run home run to break a scoreless tie in the third), he seems to like being a Viper:
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Drew Miller. Drew. Miller. The Bat From The Hat. What more do I need to say? Three-run home run? Yeah, I could say that, too – and I guess I did. I didn’t have to, though. You knew it was going to happen.
Kit “Mint on the” Pellow is an on-base machine. For his first five at-bats tonight he went 3 for 3 with 2 walks, not to mention some key RsBI.
Here’s hoping Fehlendt Lentini is alright. He took a pitch off the the back of the left bicep in the seventh that put him out of the game. Feh is a huuuge part of the Vipers attack and D.
Are you with me, long time Vipers fans, in agreeing that it’s nice to hear that Kevin “Pcondoleezza” Price is back? He pinch-hit for Clutchness Rick Guarno in the ninth.
The Heroic Dual-Division-Winning Calgary Vipers send out Isaac “Hayes” Hess vs the Didn’t-Earn-It Edmonton Capitals’ Jose Desiderio Rodriguez Lima tomorrow for Game Two in Edmonton. Go Vipers! I’ll be checking in during my vacation.