Maybe it's the weather, maybe it's
the phase of the moon, or maybe it's just the harsh winds of
It is nothing less than amazing that they are still in first place in the Texas League Northern Division and no less amazing that the team who has been whipping up on the Cards is in last place. Until the Cardinals came to town, the Wranglers have been unable to come out on top more than a handful of times. Before leaving home, the Cardinals were on a roll, winning three in a row and coming out strong the first game of the home stand beating the Wranglers and looking as though they would sweep the five-game series.
But then, the fielding became sloppy (Cody Haerther turning the wrong way on a catchable fly ball that bounced off the left field wall as he watched over his opposite shoulder) and the pitching became scary (Mark Worrell in relief with a 6-4 lead in the ninth gave up a home run and a double, walked back to back runners to load the bases and walked in the next two batters to log a 7-6 loss).
The only bright side of all of
this is that the hitting has been well above par with Rico Washington, Juan Richardson and Reid Gorecki all doing their part to try and put Springfield
on the winning side of the manually-operated scoreboard in Wichita--but to no
avail. Brian Martin and Gabe Johnson have also been hitting well.
So what is it? Maybe it is the
moon or the wind, or maybe it is the curse of
So, if it is a curse, if the
The moon is past being full and
the wind doesn't blow tombstones over in
I said it earlier and I will say
it again--this is a team on a mission--a mission to win. So watch out
You can write John Brayfield with your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.