Thirty seven and thirty eight.
Bulls rained out Thursday equals a 7-inning double header on Friday; we saw the last six innings of the first game, and the first five of the second. Bulls and Indians split.
Notable about the Indianapolis Indians: they are not the Triple A farm club of the Cleveland Indians, which bugs me more than I can say. They are, in fact, given their play in the first game, rather explanatory of why Pittsburgh is such a bad MLB team. Brian Burres, a pitcher so terrible he couldn’t stick in the Orioles’ bullpen, starts for them, and threw 5.2 innings of 1-run ball in the second game. And they feature one Daniel Moskos, he of the 9.60 ERA in 2010, better known in Pittsburgh as “the guy our management drafted ahead of Matt Wieters in 2007″. Pittsburgh fans, from what I can tell, are still really bitter about this. I would be, too, if I was a Pittsburgh fan, but I’m not, and my team has the Wiets.
For the most part, we’ve used our mini-plan tickets to see the usual suspects: by the end of the season, Norfolk twice and Gwinnett three times, both of whom share a division with the Bulls and are here all the time, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (the Yankees, because they are shep.’s team). But there have been some outliers, too: Louisville (the Reds), Columbus (actually the Indians), and Indianapolis (the Pirates) were nice changes. I like seeing other team’s farm clubs lose to Durham. It makes me feel better about the Tides losing to the Bulls all the time.