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Thank you Chiefs ..for a great season

Workout notes: 4 mile run in 43:50, 2 mile walk afterward (got to 5.4 miles in 1:05, walked 5 laps in 9:30 on the track) I am cutting down.

Baseball notes: the Peoria Chiefs lost a heartbreaker 4-3 to get swept in the opening playoff series by the Clinton Lumber Kings.
Ultimately the difference: the Mariners (the parent club) kept the Lumber Kings together whereas the Cardinals promoted the Chief players as soon as they showed that the time was right. Of course, minor league IS a developmental league and if circumstances warrant, a team that is good in the first half of the season can not be as good in the second half.

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These were the free playoff t-shirts that they gave out.

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Yes, the opposing pitcher brought a 1.58 ERA to the game and was pitching 3 hit ball (with many strike outs) through 6 innings, and it was 4-0. But after I took this selfie…
I saw why it is now a “6 inning game” for the pitchers. BAM….double, homerun, homerun…it was now 4-3 in the 7’th and the Chiefs had hope!

The pitcher had finally tired. But they had good relief pitching and the Chiefs couldn’t close the gap until…maybe

9’th inning, still 4-3, 2 outs. Then we had a double by a pinch hitter and a walk. Hmmm…then a long hit and the pinch runner was waved on but as he rounded third, I saw the throw and said “he is going to get thrown out”..and he was. The typing run was stopped right at home plate and the game was over.

It is sometimes a game of inches. It wasn’t boring though.

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It was a fun season. I am already looking forward to next year….but first some FOOTBALL.🙂

September 9, 2016 - Posted by | baseball, running, walking |

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