Boy, did it feel good to get a win tonight. The Catfish, after losing three in a row to Rome, bounced back to take a 4-0 win from the River Dogs.
Going into the game, Charleston was the number two team in the division, a game behind Augusta. And the River Dogs had beaten Columbus in all three games in Charleston last week. So this win for the Catfish tonight felt very good. Very good, indeed.
Charleston has a different look this year. They are in their first year of affiliation with the Yankees. And the Yankees haven't had a team in the South Atlantic League since 2002. In fact, the only Yankee minor leaguer we've had a chance to see since then is pitcher Brandon Weeden, and that's because the Dodgers got him as part of the Kevin Brown trade. Weeden pitched for the Catfish last year too, and was opening day starter this year.
During the game, I managed to capture one of our players, Luke May, knocking in a run in the 4th inning. It's 600 KB in size and not great quality video. In fact, it almost looks like Fox News during the invasion of Iraq. Still, it's exciting for me to see them in action.
And, after the game, it was great to see smiles on the faces of Luke, Dan, and the other players. They earned this one. They've earned more wins than they have. But they did get the 'W' tonight.
I'm happy for them.