Sunday, August 6, 2006

Catfish Drop Another

The Columbus Catfish dropped their 10th game out of their last 13 contests today in Lexington, KY, falling 6-5 to the Legends (Astros).

Falling down 3-0 after 5 innings, the Catfish had a big inning in the 6th. CF Bridger Hunt led off the inning with a single, then stole second, and advanced to third on an errant throw by Lexington C David Kady. Hunt scored on SS Ivan De Jesus' grounder to second. 2B Travis Denker doubled, and moved to third on C Tony Harper's single to left field. Denker scored on DH Lucas May's sacrifice fly to center. 1B Jason Mooneyham was hit by a pitch. LF Adam Godwin singled, scoring Harper. After Lexington replaced P Sean Walker with Christopher Blazek Jason Mooneyham scoree on a balk. RF Chris Jensen singled, scoring Godwin and putting the Catfish up, 5-3.

In the bottom of the inning, Lexington tied the game on a 2-run double by 2B Eric King. In the 8th, Lexington took the lead on a bases-loaded walk.

Adam Godwin led the Catfish batters, going 3-for-4 with an RBI. No other Catfish batter had more than one hit. Lucas May's 21-game road hitting streak was snapped. He went 0-for-3 with an RBI.

The Catfish are without two all-stars for this series ... and for the rest of the year. 3B Russ Mitchell and P Marlon Arias were promoted to Vero Beach (Florida State League). The Catfish got Eduardo Perez from the Odgen Raptors. Perez began the season in Columbus. They also received Doug Brooks, a right-hander, from Ogden.


  1. Wish Russ the many more are we gonna lose...Im glad theyre moving up, but are team is gonna suffer a big blow with it. Hope our catfish can pull together and get it going. I won 16 tickets off of Rock 103, by the way. They are giving them away like crazy...but with all those empty seat, maybe Ken can make some greenbacks off of selling food and drinks..oh well.

  2. Sorry to hear about your Catfish. It seems like they are having a tough time recently. Good luck!

  3. Jeremy:
    Yeah, it's rough ... particularly at the end of the season ... when players are promoted. But it's a sign that they've progressed and advanced. And, they're being replaced by players that have progressed from the lower classifications.

    Oh, I saw Ken in Montgomery this weekend at a Biscuits game. Perhaps he was making notes on how they do things there. Montgomery seems to be supporting the team, but the whole setup there is light-years ahead of Columbus. But everything costs more.

    Regardless, I'm glad to see him either checking out what works for another team in the area ... or just going to a ballgame. If the latter, it's encouraging to me that he's a baseball fan and that it's more than just a job. A baseball fan wants his team to succeed.

    Rough patches like this happen from time to time. It's always difficult to write about one's team's woes.


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