A's Mounties Game Slightly Delayed
Posted August 12, 2021
Game 5 vs Vancouver Mounties
A windy and dark outing requiring some long sleeves on a Summer night between the Richmond A's and the Vancouver Mounties. The play of the game took place at the end of batting practice when a skein of geese were flying overhead and one flew right into the net above home plate. Shaken, unsure where his friends went, and not sure how to get out off the field, Verde Rios and Ross came to the rescue guiding the goose from home plate all the way down to the right field gate so the goose could rejoin his gaggle. Point for the A's!
The game started with a few hits sprayed throughout. Winograd pitched a good 5 giving up 5 hits and 1 run. Cook came on in relief and pitched 4, giving up a couple runs on 5 hits and a season high walk count. The defense looked good with Knight (Francis 2.0) and Van Ostrand each throwing out a runner at the plate. Verde Rios and Ross both had great diving stops on the infield and Francis had an unusually high pop-up count. Trailing 1-0, the A's tied the game in the 7th and then tied it again in the 8th after giving up a couple runs. Zuzartee popped out his shoulder at the plate on an inside fastball and managed to pop it back in. The A's look forward to continuing the homestand on the 13th. Tie Game 3-3.