Friday, April 21, 2006
Chris Burke is pinch-hitting for Wandy Rodriguez in the bottom of the 6th with 2 on and 2 out. Another solid outing by Wandy - 6 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 1 ER (a Jason Bay HR), and 4 K. He got into a jam or two but seemed to come up with a double play when he needed it. He was part of an interesting sequence of events in the 1st inning - a close pitch is called a ball on a 2-2 count, Wandy doesn't like it and may have said something to the home plate umpire Rick Reed, who the next thing you know comes running out from behind the plate to say something to Wandy. Garner doesn't like this and comes running out to Reed, has his say, and gets tossed. Oh, and the game is approximately 9 minutes old at this point. Weird. Oh, and Chris Burke struck out, but we're still up 3-1 thanks to a 2-run Ensberg HR (his 6th game in a row with a HR!) and a solo Jason Lane HR. Keep up the power.