We had a great practice on Monday evening. Did a lot of infield and outfield work, catcher work as well. The boys were working hard and doing a good job.
So I was optimistic for last evenings game. We had a great pre-game. Infield was solid, outfield was solid.
We had two good innings. It was 40 pitches over two innings which is a bit high but the score after 2 was 3-0 which isn’t that bad. The third inning saw the wheels fall off. We gave up 9 runs in pretty quick succession. By the time I got a reliever ready to go, it was pretty much too late.
I tend to learn from mistakes. Perhaps, even though it is 1/3 into the season, arm strength isn’t there and the starting pitcher can only go two innings. I don’t know but that is the way it seems. So, for Thursday and beyond, until the pitchers get with it (arm strength wise), they get pulled at around 40 or so – 50 tops maybe? Seems to be a low pitch count, VERY low but if that is what needs to be done, so be it. We have a lot of potential pitchers. Actually, the last pitcher in last nights game threw very well. Mind you, we were down 19-0 at the time. Our opponent might have been giving us mercy outs…
I have never had a team quite like this, never. Individually, I think we have a good group of ball players. Put them all on the field together and it becomes quite the show. I have my work cut out for me. Wish me some luck, wish US some luck, would ya?