Second bad outing in a row for Brabender, who gave up 11 runs in 4 innings worth of work. On the bright side, only 8 were earned. The fielding has been less than stellar as of late. The offense came to life, as it seems to do one out of every three games...but the pitching (sorry Gene) and the fielding took the night off vs the defending World Champs. Norm Cash again came to work. Tonight he went 3 for 4 and hit a solo shot in the 5th to help chase Brabender. Fred Talbot again got some work, throwing 5 innings and giving up 2. Seems the newcomer is already ahead of the Bulldog on the depth charts.
Beaver Shooting Tale: Jim Gosger, hiding in a closet to shoot a little beaver while his roommate made out on the bed with some local talent. Nothing sneaky about it, the roommate even provided the towel for Gosger to bite on in case he was moved to laughter. At the height of the activity on the bed, local talent, moaning, says, "Oh darling, I've never done it that way before," Whereupon Gosper sticks his head out, drawls "Yeah, surrrre," and retreats into the closet. "Yeah surrre" is now the official watchword on the club.