Now that’s a nice way to start the season! The Shuckers weathered the Biscuits’ pitching uber prospect Brent Honeywell, then feasted on their bullpen to turn the opening-night festivities in Montgomery rather sour for the home team, by beating them 6 to 2. Radio announcer Chris Harris was reporting he was even hearing a smattering of boos by the end of the game.
Honeywell only allowed three hits in his six innings of work for Montgomery, but the Shuckers made good use of one of those hits, by turning a walk and a hit-by-pitch into two runs.
Our Aaron Wilkerson more than matched Honeywell, allowing only one earned run, and striking out eight in his 5 2/3 innings of work.
The first appearance of Nick Ramirez in his grand pitching experiment went quite well, as he got us through a scoreless inning despite walking two.
I love the fact we stole four bases last night, in five attempts. I would be delighted if this became a regular feature of our team.
And it was very satisfying to see Jacob Nottingham starting the season going 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Angel Ortega going 2 for 4, with 3 RBI.
But finally, I got to show some love for Thaddeus Krzus. We’ll miss the lovable geek and his updates during the radio breaks, and sometimes sharing the announcing booth with Harris. We hear he has moved on up in the biz, and is now the radio guy for another minor league team. All the best to him.
The “new” Thaddeus Krzus is Erik Bremer, who I know nothing about, but who did a fine job last night. I read somewhere he might be joining Chris Harris in the broadcast booth, so we’ll see how well they work together.
On our way 140-0, right?