Our boys played against the pride of the Red, White and Blue today, and it wasn't pretty.
Brett Gardner: 3-4, BB, 0K, 2 SB (stole second and third, brings him to 9 in 15 games.
Fouled off 4 pitches in an 8 pitch AB for a single in the first inning. Bunt single to lead off the 7th, with a one run lead. He followed this by stealing 2nd and 3rd on consecutive batters (one struck out, the next walked). I can't figure out what the count was when he took off. Gardner's final AB was his walk, a 7 pitch AB.
Juan Miranda: 0-3, 2BB, 2K (up to 13 Ks in 11 games).
Both Miranda's walks came on 3-2 counts, but both were on pitches that didn't look close.
Reegie Corona: 0-3, BB, 0K, 1SB
Steven White: 2H, 1R, 2K
A mixed day for White. He only threw 19 of 32 pitches for strikes (59%), but he was never more than a pitch behind any of the 8 batters he faced. Hard to fault a guy who's allowed 7 earned runs in 5IP for being gun shy.