The Grizzlies took a close one from The River Cats last night on a beautiful evening by the banks of the Sacramento River.
I was accompanied by a dear old friend who used to work for the Giants and who knows way more about baseball than I do. Before the game we had martinis and mussels at Joe's Crab Shack in Old Sac, then walked over the Tower Bridge to Raley Field.
Player of the game was 31 year-old Joe Borchard. He made an excellent assist from the left field corner, robbing someone of a double, and on offense he had an RBI single and a solo homer.
Former Giants who appeared were Velez, Burriss, Holm, Rohlinger, Guzman, Espinelli and Bautista, but the best thing was seeing Dan Runzler pitch a very strong inning.
What I actually enjoyed the most was the company, the delta breeze, and watching the nearly-full moon rise over the Sac skyline.