Good times rolling for Mesa
Hello everybody coming to you from the AFL, after a third week in Arizona. The weather down here is still the same, nice and hot. This week we have been playing very well, winning every game since the last time I wrote to you.
This week we have started to mesh as a team and it is showing by how we are playing. We went undefeated this week, winning our last six games. Now we are tied for first in our division along with the Peoria Saguaros. We actually won a game with 28 runs, which is amazing. Let’s just say I am glad I wasn’t one of those pitchers.
One thing I am really enjoying while playing in the AFL is day games. Almost all of our games are at 12:35 p.m. which really allows us to have time for family or friends for the rest of the day. Unlike during the season where I’m clear across country , I’m only four hours away from where I spend my off season. So my family is close enough to come out and visit, instead of having to take a six-hour flight for hundreds of dollars across country. It is always good to see family and friends when I’m away for most of the year.
Today (10/23/08) I pitched against the Scottsdale Scorpions. I went four innings with one run. My coach has me working up innings each game. The first game I started with two innings, my last game I was allowed to go three innings and today four innings. My team won 8-6 with a home run in the bottom of the 9th, what an exciting way to win. Hopefully we can continue on our win streak and stay in first place.