Monday, September 6, 2010

Strandlund makes us proud

Not only did Charlie Strandlund play all nine positions against the Edmonton Capitals on Sunday afternoon, but he played 'em all well. Strandlund played each position in numerical order (one through nine in score-keeping shorthand) which meant that he had the honour of being the starting pitcher. He didn't disappoint on the mound, hurling a 1-2-3 inning to start the game. He got the third out by making a nice play on a hard-hit come-backer from ex-big leaguer Alex Prieto.

Strandlund moved behind the plate to catch Jason Kershner in the second and the local boy called a 1-2-3 second inning. In the third inning, he would have made a put-out on a ground ball to Josh Arhart at third base (!), but Arhart's throw was ten feet over Strandlund's head. The ball bounded off of the concrete wall in shallow right field and Wilver Perez played the carom perfectly and threw out Mike Hrynio at second base for the third out.

Charlie made a nice play in the sixth inning at shortstop as he ranged to his right, planted and threw out the runner with a strong throw. The rest of the game was relatively quiet and Charlie's only chances were a pair of ground-ball base hits to him in the outfield.

His stats for the day: 1-for-4 at the plate, two assists, two put-outs, no errors on four total chances and one perfect inning on the pitching mound. Nice job, Charlie!