We lost game 1 in 11 innings in what is sure to be the first of many heartbreakers. Joe Schultz said, "tommorrow's another day"...who would have imagined he'd be right ? Bouton made his pitching debut today. The linescore shows no runs allowed. The linescore doesn't show that all of Jack Aker's inherited runners scored. Aker was tapped with 5 runs in 1/3 inning. Not a good way to stay with the club ! Got the last 2 batters out in a row !!! Amaro (PH) struck out and Vic Davalillo grounded out weekly ! We're at .500. Of course we had a huge 13-3 lead going into the final inning until that Aker guy gave them 5 easy ones...with a little assist from the Bulldog. Messersmith took the loss for the Angels and got pounded for 7 runs in just over an inning's worth of work. Hard to believe he's the Angels' ace and not Dooley Womack. Schultz was ecstatic, even though he looked a bit nervous during the bottom of the 9th.
When we all came into the clubhouse amidst all the yelling and screaming after our 1st win he said, "Stomp on 'em. That away to stomp on 'em. Kick 'em when they're down. Shitfuck. Stomp them. Stomp them good." Anything can happen, even the Mets are 3-0 !!! There are endless possibilities. Mike Marshall got the win ! He's been walking around with his hand in a cup of tea to help control blisters. He's halfway to madness, but he didn't blister today and he went 8 solid innings. If Starbucks was around in 1969 he'd have Green Tea Latte's all over his apartment and in the clubhouse ! 13-8 final...we'll take it !