Yesterday’s festivities in the land of heat were apparently all we get. The Phils lost in the desert this time, 9-2.
Ben Lively started off well, but his trademark “don’t strike anyone out” approach petered out in the mid innings. His final line was five runs allowed in five and a third, with seven hits, including a home run. This was more than enough for the loss, as the Phils managed only two in response. Both, of course, were scored by Lively himself, on his first career home run.
So there’s that.
But just in case Lively’s heroics were threatening a win, the bullpen came to the rescue. Hoby Milner made his major league debut memorable by allowing a run. Edubray Ramos allowed a run. Adam Morgan, not to be outdone by mere rookies, allowed two runs.
With the loss, the Phils drop to few-many, while the D-Backs improve to more-less. Tomorrow’s game will be played at high noon, which given the location, I assume means some renegades will have a shoot-out in front of the saloon.
Once again, there’s not much more to say, so let’s jump into Phrozen’s Alaska-Themed Diversion of the Week: The Goldpanners won again, walking off again in the bottom of the eleventh!
PANNERS WIN 3-2! ANOTHER WALKOFF! Paul Kunst forces an error driving in JT Arruda from third! @paulchainz @JTArruda #Star49 #Walkoff pic.twitter.com/y6qqlbgThR— Alaska Goldpanners (@RealGoldpanners) June 25, 2017
See, isn’t that way cooler? Like, literally cooler, given that it was like 70 degrees during this game?