Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Ahh... Spring Training...

The time of year when you can be reading about your team and have no idea they are talking about your team.
George Lombard connected on his first home run of the spring, belting a solo shot off Scott Olsen in the second inning. In the fourth, the lead was pushed to 2-0 on Michael Tucker's sacrifice fly. After Damian Jackson walked and went to third on Marlon Anderson's single, Tucker lifted a fly to right. A three-run fifth inning made it 5-0. Frank Diaz ripped an RBI double down the third-base line, scoring Lombard, who had walked. Jackson had an RBI single in the inning, and Diaz scored on a balk by reliever Taylor Tankersley. After the balk, Marlins manager Joe Girardi was ejected by home-plate umpire Angel Hernandez. Diaz and Ian Desmond each had an RBI single in a three-run sixth inning. Diaz added a home run in the ninth.
The other s.s. game saw Livan pitch 5 scoreless innings. Sweeeet.