That’s Never A Good Sign

Fresno starter, Mike Hauschild, watches the entire Grizzlies’ pitching staff walk to the bullpen during the 1st inning of last night’s game against the Sky Sox.

The reason the staff was going to the bullpen was that Hauschild did this in the inning:

Col. Springs Bottom of the 1st
  • Lewis Brinson singles on a ground ball to second baseman Tony Kemp.
  • Kirk Nieuwenhuis walks. Lewis Brinson to 2nd.
  • With Ryan Cordell batting, wild pitch by Mike Hauschild, Lewis Brinson to 3rd.
  • Ryan Cordell walks. Kirk Nieuwenhuis to 2nd.
  • Garrett Cooper singles on a line drive to left fielder Jon Kemmer. Lewis Brinson scores. Kirk Nieuwenhuis out at home, left fielder Jon Kemmer to third baseman Tyler White. Ryan Cordell to 2nd.
  • With Brett Phillips batting, wild pitch by Mike Hauschild, Ryan Cordell to 3rd.
  • Brett Phillips walks. Garrett Cooper to 2nd.
  • Ivan De Jesus Jr. singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew Aplin. Ryan Cordell scores. Garrett Cooper scores. Brett Phillips to 3rd.
  • Yadiel Rivera singles on a ground ball to shortstop Jack Mayfield. Brett Phillips scores. Ivan De Jesus Jr. to 2nd.
  • Nate Orf flies out to right fielder Derek Fisher. Ivan De Jesus Jr. to 3rd.
  • Tyler Heineman flies out to center fielder Andrew Aplin.

Hauschild went 3 innings, gave up 9 runs on 8 hits and 6 walks. It’s safe to say he’s probably not a fan of Security Service Field at Mile High.

Sox won the rain delayed affair 19-7.

Cute Fuzzy Bunny, MUST DIE!

During Friday night’s series finale between the Sky Sox and the Nashville Sounds @ColoSportSpaz let me know that a couple of ne’er–do–wells in the Nashville bullpen were tossing stuff at a rabbit on the grassy berm…

Let’s toss the bunny some gum. Bunnies love gum.

…and toss stuff at the bunny they did. For at lease an inning they tried to get it to move by tossing gum and, I’m guessing here, sunflower seeds…

“Well, that’s no ordinary rabbit.
That’s the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on.”

…when those didn’t work they brought in the Holy Hand Grenade Baseball…

“Let us taunt it! It may become so cross that it will make a mistake.”
“And Saint Atila raised the hand grenade baseball up on high, saying, ‘Oh, Lord, bless this thy hand grenade baseball that with it thou mayest blow thy enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy.’ And the Lord did grin, and people did feast upon the lambs, and sloths, and carp, and anchovies, and orangutans, and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats, and large –“

…and after a couple of throws, where each time the ball landed about a foot from the bunny, the rabbit decided enough was enough and wandered back to wherever they go when taunted by gum and baseballs.

Awwww! Bunnies! Let’s chuck stuff at ’em!