Quick recap and pictures of the game last night because I don't have much to say about it other than "keep the streak alive" and the fact that I had to leave in the 6th inning because it is a school night.
I arrived early and went back to Autograph Alley to meet Chuck Essegian. What a nice guy. He spoke to me for a little bit even though there was a long line. Hitting 2 pinch hit homeruns for the blue in the 1959 World Series doesn't go to your head! After that, I raced up to my seats. WOW what a line (check out the picture below). It was moving pretty fast, but I have never seen a line go all the way to the end of the parking lot AND THEN wrap around to double back on itself. It was like Disneyland. I finally made it inside and picked up a cool Andre Ethier bobblehead. He was down on the field signing for a little bit (hope he wasn't using his right hand). I grabbed a dog and soda, got to my seats, and met Mrs. Cora.
Kuroda looked kinda shaky, but the 3 runs in the first really helped out. That bomb by Carlos Lee was out the second it left the bat. Isn't it neat to know when a player hits it well just from the sound of the bat hitting the ball? After Manny drove in two with that single, it was time to call it a night and made it home in time to seen Blake hit the homerun.
We all know the importance of these next 2 games against the Pads. Which brings me to my question of the day (actually of yesterday while we were driving home). Would you rather see the Gints beat the first place Padres to help us get into first place or see the Padres beat the Gints because, well, they are the Gints after all... Go Blue!