Saturday, May 30, 2009

Seals Can't Catch a Break

To quote Yogi Berra, it's deja vu all over again. The Victoria Seals are snake bitten and have dropped even deeper into the cellar after falling 6-5 on Saturday night to the Long Beach Armada.

Pedro Montero struck out to end the game in the bottom of the ninth with the potential tieing and winning runs in scoring position. This team just can't catch a break.

The Seals pulled out to a 4-0 lead by the fourth inning, but Long Beach scored four in the fifth inning and added single runs in the sixth and ninth innings to pull ahead 6-4. Chris Van Rossum singled in a run in the bottom of the ninth to close the gap to 6-5 before Montero was struck out by Armada closer Ryne Tacker. Tacker has picked up the saves in both games this weekend at RAP.

I wasn't able to get the audio stream of the Armada broadcast at to work tonight, but I did follow portions of the game pitch-by-pitch. To launch this service, go to and click on the launch LiveAction! link.