It’s taken a while, but the Javelinas losing streak has come to an end
with a win Thursday in Surprise, Arizona. The past seven days have
definitely been a grind as we have tried to chalk one up in the win
Things just weren’t going our way, but that is just the way it
sometimes goes with baseball. The important thing is to come to the
field everyday and continue to work and get better, while learning
from past mistakes as well.
You never know what the turning point may be or when it may take
place; but the great part about baseball is that you get to come to
the field everyday to play a game and try to turn things around.
A quality start from Jeff Marquez was just what we needed to get off
on the right foot against the Rafters. After we jumped out to an
early lead, he gave us five shutout innings while scattering five hits
along the way to set the tone for the rest of the game.
I came in for the 6th and 7th followed by Doug Fister in the 8th and
Robert Manuel in the 9th to bring our first shutout of the Arizona
Fall League Season to a close.
We played well in all facets of the game; and the turn-a-round has
come just in time as we still have an outside chance to make a run for
the lone playoff spot in our division two weeks from now.
On a lighter note, someone has been putting powdered Kool-Aid in
peoples shoes in the clubhouse. The other day, Ryan Reid’s feet were
stained red after wearing a pair of spikes that were “cherry
flavored”. He is still trying to find the culprit.