Thursday, February 26, 2009
We Won One!
Yesterday, a press box observer noted that 1. it was February and 2. we were in Tempe and noted our chances of winning were slim and none.
Well, today, we got one. We actually beat Colorado in Tucson in February, 4-1.
Cuban Dayan Viciedo singled sharply into left field in his very first at-bat as a professional in this country.
“I’m happy. I feel great,” he said through interpreter Joey Cora. “I’m just happy I could finally play in a major league game.
Viciedo acknowledged the speed of a big league game.
“I know I need to keep working on my defense,” he said. “I understand that’s what it is going to take to be here.”
Most of the club — minus today’s pitchers — is sticking around for tomorrow’s game against the Dbacks at TEP. I actually drove down last night to miss traffic and to steal another night of eating at some favorite Tucson restaurants.
So for those of you with tickets to tomorrow’s game, here’s our lineuo:
Owens, LF; Wise, RF; PK, 1B; Betemit, SS; Viciedo, 3B; Anderson, CF; Broussard, 1B; Getz, 2B; Stewart, C. Danks pitches.
After tomorrow’s game (what do you think our chances are against the Dbacks in Tucson? … but we are on a roll!!), we travel to Mesa on Saturday and then open our new digs in Glendale against the Dodgers on Sunday at 1:05 pm (2 pm in Chicago). The game will be carried on CSN and WSCR.