Stupid computers! I started two threads on tonight's big game in Tacoma, and neither made it to reality.
Despite the 3 to 2 loss, it was a great night. I talked to Mrs. Peguero tonight after the game, and that was the best part. We talked about Japan, and the disappointment of being the last guy sent back to Tacoma, but the over-all mood was very pleasant. Tacoma is not the DR, and it certainly is not Peoria, but it is now home for Carlos and friends.
We even talked about Jason Vargas and how he has so many family members at each game. We talked about Japan and how expensive it is. Like $100 dollars for a meal. No wonder the per diem was so high. She said it was nice, a really great trip, but not one she would like to repeat.
The Angels organization is for real. Garrett Richards is for real. He showed he belonged in MLB tonight and I wish he would go there ASAP and leave the Rainiers alone. Matt Fox, a Red Sox reject started for the Rainiers. He was OK, but the Bees were not fooled. He did keep it close, but he was clearly not in the same league as Richards. No one else at the game seemed to be in the same league as Richards. Mike Wilson had a home run and Carlos Peguero had a triple and the Rainiers got two runs out of that, but no more, hence the loss.
The best baseball news is that Adam Moore starter the game as the catcher. Yes, he is healthy and the Mariners are now locked in at the catcher position for a while no matter what anyone says. The outfield looks good no mater what Trayvon Robinson's box score says. The Rainiers started Robinson in CF, Peguero in RF and Mike Wilson in LF. That's an awesome outfield at any level.
The best part about the weather is that it didn't rain. The worst part is that many of the fans did not wear their winter gear as it was nasty cold. They were leaving the park in droves by the eighth inning. I was glad I had been training since January by being outside for hours in the cold and not freezing to death. Yes, I dressed warm enough. Four layers on top and two on the bottom, that is my formula for success at a Rainiers game in April.