Tuesday, 28 June 2011

27 Outs

It takes 27 outs for a team to complete a 9 inning game and giving the opposing team more opportunity then those 27 outs is a recipe for disaster. Which was shown tonight in our teams 8-7 loss to the Johnson City Cardinals. We made a total of 7 errors in the game tonight and that means we gave Johnson City 34 outs tonight. we made 5 errors in the first 3 innings, which was when they scored the bulk of their runs, and then we made a crucial error in the bottom of the 8th inning which allowed the Cardinals to score their go ahead run. I'm not bashing my team by any means, just trying to show how important it is to value every single out in the game, it's hard enough to win a game with 27 outs, let alone 34.

When you play for an Australian national team, Jon Deeble will tell the team over and over again to make sure of all 27 outs. In the past our mens national team has lost some big games, against some baseball powerhouses, by 1 run because of an error and giving that team an extra out to do some damage.

In a perfect world, we win tonight's game 7-3, but this isn't a perfect world. We have a lot of young guys on the team who are still learning their craft, so you can't be too harsh on them, but the good thing about baseball is that there's always tomorrow, and a chance to redeem yourself.

Line score in tonight's game

1 comment:

  1. Well said. Next game 27 Outs coming up!!