Well, eventually it had to happen I guess. Every pitcher has "that day"...and today was my son's. He's thrown really well so far this spring...ERA 2.66 going in to today....only 1 run the last 4 apprearances....over 11 innings.
Came in today to start the 7th in a 1-1 game....opponents had 1 hit at the time. 10 minutes later.....6 runs, 6 hits and only one out...and his day was done. 4 blooper singles (2 within 6 inches of being foul) a double that was fair by about a foot, took a crazy bounce to the right and ended up against the fence in foul territory down the RF line....and a grounder up the middle when the infield was in. He only threw 4 balls out of the 7 batters he faced....just seemed like they stuck the bats out and balls blooped to places you just couldn't get to if you had 12 outfielders. Surprisingly he took it pretty well. After the game he said "what could I do....they just stuck their bats out". As they say.....That's baseball