Baseball adventures….

Workout notes: day one in Columbus: first 3.12 on the treadmill (30 minutes); 11 minute warm up mile, followed by “barely under 18” minute 2 miles, plus enough to get to 30 minutes.

Later: I did a “sort of tour, sort of walk” to see some of the Ohio State campus.

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This route ws 5.67 miles to get to the stadium; the rest wss getting to the car from the stadium.

This morning, I slept in and walked 5 miles over lunch (got VERY sweaty; died when I got into the air conditioned conference building afterward. It was 5.3 miles at 15:11 mpm (clock kept running as I waited at cross walks).

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There is something I like about “almost urban” distance walking. I walked with a purpose, but I did stop at stoplights and one does have to watch for cracks in the sidewalk and other hazards.

The Peoria Chiefs lost to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 6-5 on Tuesday night. It was a rough start for the Chiefs. A hit put a runner on base but a pick-off took him off. The next batter was hit by a pitch and the next two batters hit back to back home runs! So, it was 3-0 Rattlers right at the start. Peoria did rally to take a 4-3 lead later in the game. But in the 7’th the Rattlers had three doubles which lead to a 6-4 lead; Peoria made it 6-5 in the bottom of the 8’th but couldn’t get closer.

This game featured a bit of everything including a balk and a spectacular run-down out when the Peoria catcher caught a Rattler runner leading off second base by too much.

Last night, the Columbus Clippers beat the Indianapolis Indians (AAA ball) 9-7, in a game that was delayed by 50 minutes due to rain..and went on for 3:20 or so. Still a crowd of 10,000 showed up.

The pitching was dreadful; between the two clubs there were 16 walks and 22 hits.

The first inning: the Clippers starter allowed hits and walks; he gave up one run and loaded the bases. He was relieved, and the the reliever gave up a grand slam home run on..either the first or second pitch. 5-0, right at the start!

But the Clippers fought back; it was 6-4 after two innings with the Clippers getting 1 run in the first and 3 more in the second. Finally in the 5’th, the Clippers took a 7-6 lead. Never mind that; in the top of the 8’th Indianapolis tied it, but left a lot of runners on base. The Clippers got 2 back in the bottom of the 8’th and then held on.


The fielding was better than class A; the hitting appeared to be better. But the pitching was disappointing; too many walks.


August 5, 2016 - Posted by | baseball, running, walking | ,

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  1. […] the night before There was a small crowd (2-3 k?) to watch the Chiefs lose to the Timber Rattlers 6-5. But the game was entertaining and I caught a cool […]

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