Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Ron Villone just had a ridiculously easy eighth inning. He's been impressive so far this season, but it can't last. Like so many of his characters, Ernest Hemmingway would have lamented the fleeting nature of Villone's mastery.
Bonne's up in the eighth, trying to avoid the sombrero (even Niehaus knows the sombrero; he just mentioned it). Strike one. Breaking ball, strike two. A bit outside, 1-2. 1-2 pitch is a pop up to the catcher. No sombrero for Bret. At least he's got the hat trick going for him, which is nice.
Tied at one apiece going into the ninth.