Things fall apart, the center cannot hold – Postgame Post for June 6, 2013
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned…
- William Butler Yeats
Damien Magnifico scattered six hits over five innings. Velocity was good. A walk and a double in the fifth inning cost him. He struck out three. He deserved a better fate.
The Rattlers did not go down in order until the ninth inning on Thursday. But, they went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.
That eighth inning….I don’t know. Leonard Lorenzo looked so good through the first nine batters he faced. Only a lead off walk in the eighth, but he was still at first with two outs. Surely, the inning would end and the Rattlers would still only be down 1-0. Then, the runner stole second with two outs.
Things fall apart: Then, the next ball was hit to short, but by stealing second, the runner was heading for third on contact. That movement in front of Orlando Arcia at short appeared to distract him. The error kept the inning going.
The centre cannot hold: Then, Renato Nunez, who was 0-for-7 with four strikeouts, flared a single to center to drive in an insurance run. Then, Matt Olson doubled to drive in two runs.
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world: Then, Olson took off to try and steal third. Of course the grounder off the bat of John Wooten went to third and Mike Garza was going to the bag. The ball, Garza, and Olson all arrived right around the same time. The ball was missed and another run scored.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed: A single and a walk loaded the bases for Roberts, who you will remember started the inning with a walk. The single was particularly galling because Lorenzo’s pitch shattered the guy’s bat into roughly 78 pieces.
And everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned: Roberts singled to drive in two more unearned runs. The next batter reached on a walk to make it eight Snappers reaching base after there were two outs in the top of the eighth inning.
Victor Roache had two hits and hit the ball hard three times.
Arcia had two hits, a walk, scored a run, and made a really smart play to save a run in the top of the fourth inning. That defensive gem leads off the highlights.
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