But since it's baseball, the Javelinas dropped two in a row.
Do we pronounce it "Word-a-kemp-er" or "Word-ee-kemp-er"? Accent on the first or second syllable?
Gardner 1-5, 1E (throwing)
Miranda 2-3, BB, 1E (fielding)
Corona 2-4, 1E (throwing)
Both of Miranda's hits were homers off of right handed pitchers.
Ohlendorf 2IP 1H 0R 0BB 2K; 31 pitches (68% strikes)
Wordekemper 1IP 1H 1R 1BB 1K; 14 pitches (57% strikes)
Ohlendorf looked good. It's hard to complain about scoreless 15-pitch innings. He did fall behind his second batter 3-0, but he came back with strikes and got a fly ball to center.
Wordekemper seemed to be elevating his pitches- Gameday is tough to use as a tool in this regard, but I think it is consistent within individual games.
He struck out the first batter he faced. He allowed a grounds-rule double and a walk. He got what should have been an inning ending 3-6-3 double play, but Reegie botched the throw. That's how the run scored. Wordekemper got the next batter on a ground out.
Miranda 1-2, BB
White 3.1IP, 4H, 3R, 1BB, 1K, 1HR
White came into the game with 2 outs in the 5th, runners on 2nd and 3rd. He threw two balls before the batter flied out to the center fielder.
Unfortunately, White's day didn't end with that success. On four pitches, White walked the first batter of the 6th, Oakland SS Cliff Pennington. Pennington then stole second. After an 8 pitch AB, Ryan Sweeney (ChiSox, RF) singled, Pennington scored.
White fell behind 2-0 Jeff Baisley (A's 3B). They worked the count full, then Baisley belted a homer to left.
To this point, White has thrown 20 pitches and recorded one out (last inning).
With the help of a double play, White only faced one more than the minimum number of batters. Over that stretch he threw 29 of 42 pitches for strikes (69%)
It's that simple, and it's that hard.