Glad there is nobody around to read my in game rant about the punchless Wings tonite. After going 15 scoreless innings against Lehigh, and getting blanked on 2 hits by Jason Marquis (yeah, him), someone finally kicked the team in their collective asses and they started to awaken the slumbering lumber.
Trailing 4-0 in the 7th, they finally broke thru with a walk, a triple by Hermann and an RBI ground out by Nelson.
However, Lehigh scored another in the bottom of the 7th, when Rohlfing couldn't handle strike three and that was followed by an RBI double to make it 5-2.
Top of the 8th with one out, the Wings went back to work. With a couple runners on and two away Colabello finally came up with a clutch two out hit to make it 5-3. Hermann worked a walk to load the bases and Nelson slammed the first pitch to the left field fence for a bases clearing double and the Wings took the lead 6-5. Thompson and Pressly retired the Pigs without incident in the 8th and 9th and the Wings had an unexpected, but needed victory.
They return home to face Norfolk tomorrow. Meyer gets another chance to try and get untracked.
Anyone care to explain the strange strange saga of Aaron Hicks????