Andino’s Errors Costly as Tides Lose to Bulls 9-8

Frank Mata strikes out Desmond Jennings on Sunday night

It was a warm and uncomfortably humid night at the Church of Baseball, Harbor Park Parish.  It was so humid that it seemed that the very air was trying to mug the 5000 of so fans that braved to weather to come to the game.  After a 28 minute delay the game got underway with Tim Bascom facing former Tide Bobby Livingston.

Michael Aubrey doubles

Both Bascom and Livingston held the opposing team scoreless for the first three innings but that did not last as they entered the 4th inning when the game became a see-saw match as each team kept pace with the other.  In that inning Bascom gave up a single to Leslie Anderson which was followed by Angels Chavez’s 9th home run of the year to give the Bulls a 2-0 lead. The Tides got 2 in the bottom of the 4th when Nolan Reimold singled and scored on Lou Montanez’s triple. Montanez then scored on a sacrifice fly by Michael Aubrey.  In the 5th inning Bascom walked J. J. Furmaniak and with two outs gave up a home run to Rocco Baldelli.  The Tides then scored 4 in the 5th inning as with 1 out Scott Moore and Robert Andino singled to put runners on first and second.  Nolan Reimold flied out for the second out but was followed by Montanez who doubled to bring Moore home.  With Michael Aubrey at the plate Livingston threw a wild pitch allowing Andino to score once again tying the game.  Aubrey doubled his 25th of the year to score Montanez and would score himself when Bull’s right fielder made a play right out of Bull Durham and simply missed an easy routine fly ball off the bat of Brandon Snyder for the 4th run of the inning.

Rocco Baldelli doubles off of Alberto Castillo

In the 6th inning the game went glunk for the Tides.  Pat Egan relieved Tim Bascom and gave up a single to the persnickety Angel Chavez who has been a pain to Tides pitchers this series.  However Egan got Omar Luna to ground into a double play and it looked like the Tides would get out of the inning with no damage and the lead.  That did not happen, the next batter Fernando Perez hit a sharp ground ball which was deflected off the glove of Paco Figueroa for an infield hit. Desmond Jennings then hit a routine chopper to Robert Andino who bobbled the ball to put runners on first and second. The very next batter, J.J. Furmaniak hit a similar ball to Andino who this time missed the ball completely appearing not even have his mind in the game took his time to track it down behind 2nd base to allow Perez to score.  This opened the door for the Bulls whose next batter Dioner Navarro singled to left to score Jennings and was followed by Chris Richard who doubled to score Furmaniak and Navarro to give the Bulls an 8-6 lead.

The Tides came back in the bottom of the 6th inning against Bulls reliever Brian Shouse. Jeff Salazar doubled to lead off the inning and was followed by Paco Figueroa who walked. Scott Moore stuck out swinging and was followed by Robert Andino who singled to load the bases.  Shouse then walked Nolan Reimold to score Salazar and narrow the Bulls lead to one run.  Lou Montanez drove in Figueroa on a force out. Shouse walked Michael Aubrey to load the bases. Then controversy happened. Brandon Snyder appeared to draw a walk on a checked swing on a 3-2 count but Bulls catcher Dioner Navarro appealed the call to the 1st Base umpire Stephen Barga who called Snyder out. Snyder ran down to argue the call and was tossed from the game and Bobby Dickerson continued the discussion for several minutes before giving up. Thus at the end of the 6th the score was tied 8-8.

There were no runs scored in the 7th or 8th innings, Frank Mata set the Bulls down in order in the top of the 7th while Shouse retired the Tides giving up a walk to Paco Figueroa.  Mata had trouble in the 8th after getting two outs on a double play loading the bases to bring in Alberto Castillo who struck out Chris Richard swinging.  Joe Bateman replaced Shouse in the 8th allowing a leadoff walk to Andino but retiring Reimold, Montanez and Aubrey in order. Castillo came back out in the 9th to face Rocco Baldelli who doubled and advanced to second on a ground out by Leslie Anderson. He then scored on a sacrifice fly by Angel Chavez before Castillo stuck Omar Luna out swinging to end the inning.  The Tides went down in order facing Jake McGee in the bottom of the 9th and the delayed and slow moving game came to an end with the Tides losing 9-8.

Joe Bateman (6-0 1.81 ERA) got the win for the Bulls and Jake McGee the save, his first and Alberto Castillo got the loss (1-1 4.33 ERA) got the loss. In the end the game came down to Robert Andino’s costly errors which helped the Bulls to 4 unearned runs in the 6th inning.  Andino now has a league leading 28 errors many of which have cost the Tides pitchers runs and the team games. Egan should have left with the lead and Castillo should have been pitching for a save with a decent lead.  Despite his clutch hitting Andino will need to get his head in the defensive game if he hopes to play shortstop in the Major Leagues.  When he is locked on defensively he is excellent but as of now his poor defense is a liability that sometimes cancels out all his excellent work at the plate.  When I first entered the Army a Special Forces Sergeant told me and those with me that there were two things in the Army, “attaboys” and “aw shits” and that it took 2000 attaboys to make up for one aw shit.  Andino now has 28 aw shits this year in the field. I wish him well but his defense needs to improve dramatically to be the kind of asset to a Major League franchise that his obvious talent at the plate would make him.

The teams played today with the Bulls winning again. The article on that game will be separate from this and will likely appear tomorrow.  The Tides travel to Durham for the first two games of a road trip that will take them to Charlotte and Gwinnett before returning home on the 31st for their final home stand of 2010 against the Braves. Troy Patton (7-10, 4.85ERA) will take the hill for Norfolk against Durham right-hander Richard de los Santos (13-5, 3.59 ERA).


Padre Steve+


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4 responses to “Andino’s Errors Costly as Tides Lose to Bulls 9-8

  1. jack sifil

    I agree with Briar Cavendish as do millions. He speaks for all of us. If he only existed.

    Padre its time for you to fess up.

    You padre are exactly what he says you are. He is the Icon, you are the sloppy, semen-breathed, Marxist-Black Racist, pretending to be a moderate. The Congress is full of them but they are political whores. Are you a whore?

    Yet you don’t seem holy at all. Unless JUDAS was holy.
    You have expressed hatred and other negative emotions and it is obvious that a certain homotype hatred is in your heart for this ephemeral Briar Cavendish. Where is he? Do you have a pic? All we see is your pained face?

    I hope that he exists but I think you created him in the same way that blacks write NIGGER on their churches, to gain bling as victims. You are a that type of glam-seeking, loser.

    Here is what you did: you created fake email address, spread around a few truel statements (copied from some person who has brains and a heart) that most of us believe. Suddenly you have people wanting to run Briar Cavendish for president. That worries you as you grind your teeth thumbing through your “magazines.”

    Then you suddenly become the victimized pedophile priest, picked on by the “nigger-hating” appalachian Hitler” ; Who keeps you up nights ….

    Where have I heard that one before? Such lies have made the front page of the New York Times; they were written by by other would-be victims!

    Jet Accuse, is what they say in Paris. Me thinks the lady doth protest too much, is what Shakespeare has said. Now we have the blubbering hate filled pedophilia padre coming out of the closet as an Al Frankin hate stalker trying to get revenge…on himself.

    That is a pathetically severe mental break down. Did you forget to pay your exorcist and then get repossessed.? Is that a papal candle in your pocket or are you just happy to see athletes on parade?

    You are so unbalanced that you , as so many black racists and political communists frequently do, have turned on yourself.

    You began by playing victim. Then you got into the role so much, and your deranged hatred of white Americans (hillbilly hitlers, old ladies, and whites that are not pretty etc,) that you suddenly become …yourself. A phony who needs help.

    Call the Muslim hotline. They are the “religion of love” you can view some of their work at Walter Reed Hospital. You Marxist Christians are helping those killers. The truth is out!

    • padresteve

      It is interesting. Now I know you. You use a nom de guerre to try to bully people and when we stand up you cry about it and call us all sorts of names and accuse of of things that we have never done or even thought. I have stood in the trauma pits of Iraq tending our wounded and my friends are in Afghanistan. They are my brothers and sisters. White, Black, Asian, Hispanic, those born here and those that are immigrants. My brothers in arms are the best in America and I stand with them. You stand against them and against all we stand for. Now I know you and I am not afraid of you because Nazis always lose. Event American ones that claim to be “Christian.” Maybe you will find some share of God’s grace and I will pray for you now that you have come out of hiding and looking at your publications you sound like Ernst Rohm another cashiered officer. Maybe you didn’t get selected for continuation or were cut in the post Cold War draw down. Maybe you served in the Middle East honorably and when the Army figured out how far out on the limb you are they put you out. I don’t know, just speculation but you have a serious hard on for Army leadership. The joke is on you. I have played you and you fell into it. I wonder why the name Briar Cavendish pipe and tobacco stuff, creative but after I got over your verbal assault while posing as my admirer Briar it was not too hard to figure out. I had to draw you out and the one way to draw out a bully that wants to remain anonymous is to do just what I did. I wonder just who abused you as a kid. The fact that you consider me all sorts of things that I am not sound to me that you are the classic sexually abused kid who has to be in control and project that anger against others. It sounds like a lot of projection and transference going on. In a way despite your anger and hatred I do have compassion on you. Since you have the psychology degrees you should recognize this. I’ll make sure that my readers get the link to your scribd page. Jack Sifil may not actually be your name either but I am much closer to figuring it out. I didn’t lie about anything you said as Briar, it was there and it was visceral hate designed to terrorize. You thought that you had some milquetoast that you could bludgeon. You took advantage of my wounds suffered in combat to attempt to hurt me and shut me down. You didn’t succeed. So anyway. Have a nice Knight.

  2. Jack Sigil

    I am here to confront the fraud, the liar, the phony calling himself a moderate. Moderate what? There are no moderate commies.
    Add me to your paranoid list of accused demons. I agree with everyone who has every called you the pubic asshole that you are. I double and raise you to an infinity of hell. You are the most hated phony padre lined up at the pedophile club.
    Got a problem with that? I will exchange address and we can duke it out. But you are a coward, a liar, an obama zombie in drag and the phoniest marshmallow commie Al Frankenstein monster ever shit out by the Obama cretins.

    • padresteve

      Jack or whatever your real name is,

      You issue violent threats and make so many wrong assertions about me. I have read a lot of your posts around the internet and I wonder why you are coming after me. I have no interest in fighting you a man that masquerades under various pseudonyms, Jack Sigil, Briar Cavendish and claims to have friends in the Pentagon. You hide in the shadows of the internet while making threats against those that you consider enemies. You claim to be a ‘former Army paratroop officer and the victim of the “political correctness”in that service but you don’t behave with the honor that one associates with officers. I have no Idea why you left the Army or if you even left voluntarily but no self-respecting figure of US Military History would ever associate themselves with your ideology or behavior. The closest comparison that I can draw is with men like the head of the SA Brownshirts, Ernst Roehm and you know what happened to him, his own people eliminated him. Your name calling and violent threats discredit you and any legitimacy that you might claim. Enjoy tonight’s election because revolutionaries always deal with their malcontents first. If you want revolution either at the ballot box or through violent revolt you had better be looking over your shoulder at your brothers because once they get in power they eliminate guys like you. I have no ax to grind with you and wish you well and pray that you will find some measure of peace.
      Hang in there Jack,
      Padre Steve+

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