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Game 47 – Frustrating Friday Night

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Star of the Game – Ryan Hanigan – .318 (WPA)


Friday night started out really nice as the Cubs built an early lead behind Scott Feldman, who has been outstanding of late, only to see that lead slip away and come away with a game one loss.

I was listening to a podcast of Waddle & Silvy on ESPN 1000 yesterday. It was the Wednesday edition because I’m behind and a nerd and like to listen to outdated sports talk. It was the beginning of the show during the cross talk section with Carmen and Jurko and they were briefly discussing Scott Feldman’s success this season. There were mixed views as to if we had seen him peak (I know, we’re still so early in the season) or if he had figured things out as a starter and this is what he had become. It’s exciting to think that the latter may be the case, but on Friday things didn’t quite go his way. To be honest, I don’t know where I stand on Feldman right now. I’ve been kicking around the idea of making him my soap box topic for Monday. What I do know is that this rotation is better than we saw last night. I don’t know what else to tell you. The game was a dud. We have to kick it aside and try to win the other two to win the series. It’s a very winnable possibility with Travis Wood and Matt Garza on the mound to close it out.

  • Doc Raker

    The Cubs looked like they were becoming competitive a week ago and now they are back to a losing streak. As Wrigleyville Turns I guess. Jr Raker had a pretty good game in our Little League playoff game. He pitched a 2 hitter over 6 innings striking out 14 allowing 0 runs. The trouble was we couldn’t score and we went into extra innings, all the way to the bottom of the 9th inning knotted up at 0-0. In the bottom of the 9th our leadoff hitter took a walk and then Jr Raker went yard to deep center for his first walk off bomb of his career. It was very exciting and after Jr Raker rounded third base I just laid down on the ground exhausted. Both teams had scoring chances with us getting thrown out at home on a squeeze bunt (bad call we were safe) and them having runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs and the bases loaded with no outs and we struck out the next three batters both times. It was a great Little League game. One more win and we win our league and advance into the district tournament. This will then be followed by the All Star tournament were we will get our shot at Williamsport, albeit a very long shot although hopes are always high at OVLL since our 2011 Little League Championship.

    • Eddie Von White

      I can see the jubilation on his face now as he rounded third on the jog home. Way to go J.R.

  • Doc Raker

    The Cubs looked like they were becoming competitive a week ago and now they are back to a losing streak. As Wrigleyville Turns I guess. Jr Raker had a pretty good game in our Little League playoff game. He pitched a 2 hitter over 6 innings striking out 14 allowing 0 runs. The trouble was we couldn’t score and we went into extra innings, all the way to the bottom of the 9th inning knotted up at 0-0. In the bottom of the 9th our leadoff hitter took a walk and then Jr Raker went yard to deep center for his first walk off bomb of his career. It was very exciting and after Jr Raker rounded third base I just laid down on the ground exhausted. Both teams had scoring chances with us getting thrown out at home on a squeeze bunt (bad call we were safe) and them having runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs and the bases loaded with no outs and we struck out the next three batters both times. It was a great Little League game. One more win and we win our league and advance into the district tournament. This will then be followed by the All Star tournament were we will get our shot at Williamsport, albeit a very long shot although hopes are always high at OVLL since our 2011 Little League Championship.

    • Eddie Von White

      I can see the jubilation on his face now as he rounded third on the jog home. Way to go J.R.