Explorers Exploit the Saints

Last night I made my second trip to Midway Stadium in St. Paul, Minnesota. Part two of this roadtrip brought us to the park where “Fun is Good.” The final score was not very fun though as the Saints dropped the game 10-5. The Saints are one of the best Independent League teams at drawing fans. They have all kinds of entertainment before, during, and after the game. They do everything possible to make sure you have a good time at the stadium. Unfortunately the baseball team did not get the message. They had a bad night making three errors. They made numerous other bad plays that could have been scored an error. The center fielder for instance ran to his left to catch a fly ball, only to watch it pop out of his mitt. Another sad story of the game was the pitching of Reed Dickert. He was not helped by the defense, but he gave up five runs on five hits in 2/3 of an inning. Dickert was signed by the Brewers last year and sent to high A ball. He was demoted to low A after just one start when he gave up three runs in two innings. Every pitcher has a bad night, and his bad night was the difference in the game. His inning started with another blunder by a Saints outfielder that left him with a man on second instead of nobody on and one out. Towards the end of the game we also had a couple of instances where the rain really came down. Both times though it quit almost as quick as it started, and the game was never stopped. The rain will not be a factor the next two nights.
Today we will see the sites in the Twin Cities, and then head to the Metodome to see the White Sox take on the Twins. I kept telling everyone that Gavin Floyd was going to throw a no-no, but after getting home in time to watch Jonathan Sanchez throw one last night for the Giants I would say the already slim odds of that happening got even slimmer.

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