Bouton's knuckler is getting stronger. Another outing where he didn't give up any runs. Only hit was allowed to former major league manager Bob "Buck" Rogers. We learn that mai tais can corrupt an All-American boy and siamin is a great soup served at Hawaiian ballparks instead of crackerjacks !
I'm sure it didn't break the Bulldog's heart to learn that the Pilots bullpen cracked under pressure and the team was lucky to escape with a 1 run victory over the Royals. Gene Brabender gave up 3 in the bottom of the 9th and the Pilots held on to a 1 run victory. Diego Segui was brilliant as a starter and gave up only 1 run in 6 innings of work. Seattle was up 6-2 unitl Brabender imploded in the 9th and barely held on. What turned out to be the winning hit was Ray Oyler's 2 run homer in the 9th off of Morris, call me Moe, Drabowsky. Tommy Davis had 3 hits to boost his average to .367. He must thing it's 1962 or 1963 all over again.