Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Good Start Better Finish
The main theme of our telecast tonight focused on the Cardinals starting pitcher. He had some pretty bad performances in his past 5 starts and there was real concern about his "body language" on the mound when things started going bad. We iso'd him throughout the game and captured only a few moments which showed some negativity on the mound. He pitched good, certainly better than his previous stints on the mound. The offense, which for the second game in a row was hitless and scoreless after 5 innings, tied the game in the seventh and put it away with a 5-run eighth. The 5 -run eighth was highlighted by a 3-run homerun. As you know from my book "Cutting The Game, Inside Television Baseball From The Director's Chair", cutting a homerun is the most fun a TV baseball director has during a game/telecast. (By the way, my book is now available on the Kindle and the Nook for $1.99) This game/telecast started good and just got better.