Monday, May 11, 2015

Wallet Card at the Drive Game

I took in two minor league games last week, seeing the hometown Greenville Drive take on the Savannah Sand Gnats. One game was exciting and went to extra innings, the second I was glad to see end so we could see some fireworks.

On Thursday the Drive were playing catch up for nearly the whole game, but scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to tie it at 4. They went on to lose in the 11th inning 7-5, but it was an exciting game made better by great seats.

There's the Crime Dog along the first base line. I think this was around the 8th inning when things looked grim for the home team and a lot of folks were leaving. They'd miss the comeback and eventual defeat in the 11th. Can't recall who was batting in this picture, and too far away to see. Great seats though, just to the right of the home team dugout.

Friday night the Drive didn't pick up their first hit till the 7th inning. Several errors by the home team combined with a terrible effort at the plate led to a 5-1 loss, and all of us at one point wondering which would come first, a hit or the post game fireworks. Fortunately two hits and a run came in the 7th inning, but it wasn't near enough for a win. Casey Meisner, a 6 ft 7 pitcher and 3rd round pick of the Mets in 2013, dominated the Drive lineup. 

Glad to have attended four games this early in the season. It helps when the home team has some highly rated players in the organization to pull for.

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