Matt didn't make it out of the 7th, giving up hits to batters number 25 and 26. 107 pitches. 6 groundouts, 5 flyouts. 1 walk, 6 strikeouts. NO HOME RUNS. Yabu got the DP ball Cain couldn't, and preserved the chance for a win. Matt was tough and effective against a poor team in a hot, humid ballpark. It would have been nice to see him get through the 7th, but the 6th seemed to wear him out. It took 12 pitches to strike out Flores with 2 out and 2 on to end it. He was effectively done at that point. He did his job, and deserved the W. M.C. has had two glaring problems so far: walks and homers. I can't complain about one and zero.
The bullpen and our fielders tried to give it away. Bengie: the good, the bad, the ugly, all in one ballplayer. Throws guys out, throws it away. Swings at atrocious pitches and makes a lot of outs, swings at atrocious pitches and gets a lot of big hits. ¡El Gamerino Gordito! The guy is FIFTH in all of baseball in BA. Bengie's sending Buster Posey an "I ain't through yet, kid" message. (BTW, Buster Posey's Seminoles beat Conor Gillaspie's Shockers to go through to the CWS.)
BIG, BIG effort by Wilson to save the game for Cain. Matt needs some more of that good luck. Can you believe we have won 7 in a row on the road?