Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Astros 9, Marlins 2.

Lance Berkman and (gulp) Brad Ausmus lead the hitting attack, Wade Miller pitches well enough to win, and we actually work some counts against Dontrelle Willis. He threw a 91-pitch complete game against us 5 days ago; he had thrown 96 pitches through 4 innings this time.

The big news last night was, of course, Randy Johnson's perfect game. I got home at 8 or so, flipped by the Astros game, saw we were up 6-2 or so, and then heard the announcers mentioning that Randy was perfect through 7 innings. So I hurry over to TBS and watch the last 2 innings. Randy was still throwing 98mph fastballs and 88mph unhittable sliders those last 2 innings, and it seemed almost inevitable that he would get the perfect game, which he did, striking out Nick Green and Eddie Perez in the 9th to end it. Randy pumped his fist and pointed to the sky, but his young catcher Robby Hammock did him one better, jumping for joy several times before rushing out to envelop Randy in a bear hug. The funniest thing is that Randy is at least a foot taller than Hammock, so it looked like a little kid running up to hug his Dad. Good stuff. Congrats, Randy.

Jason Schmidt didn't pitch too badly last night, either - he allowed only an infield single to Michael Barrett (on an incredibly close play at 1st, and only after juuuuuuuuuust missing on a 2-2 pitch) and struck out 14 Cubs in a 1-0 shutout.

Oh, and the Yankees lost, 1-0. All in all, a good day to be a baseball fan.

I've got a tennis tournament coming up this weekend, and my first match will be against either: 1) my good buddy Jason - check out his blog, too or 2) a guy I've played about 20 times and beaten once, Robert Bickmore. Urgh.

Oh, and I'm playing doubles with JT, and we're playing the Tate bros. The older one, Matt, played high school tennis with the two of us before playing college tennis for four years. The younger one, Mark, just won the 4A singles state championship. Our goal: to peg Mark. Nah, we'll play hard, and it should be a fun match.

It's a beautiful day outside, so it's time to play some tennis. See ya.

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