This was a tough night for us. We had some opportunities, but they did a good job of keeping them at just that — opportunities.
It started off well for us. We felt pretty good when Byrnsie was able to get us on the board in the first, but you tip your hat to Jeff Francis and his ability to keep things status quo. And while he did that, they added on.
It’s one of those things where you didn’t see too many balls hit hard off Webby, but they were able to get some key hits with runners in scoring position to open it up a little bit.
They scored three runs, though, in the third to take a 4-1 lead, and as the game went along, we didn’t throw in the towel and instead tried to continue to work to try to give ourselves an opportunity to cash in. We did that, but unfortunately we just weren’t able to cash in.
We really had a chance there in the seventh and I don’t know if there was anyone we’d rather have at the plate than Stephen Drew in that situation right now with the way he’s been swinging the bat. Man, he wasn’t much off with that swing from tying up this game.
So, you tip your hat to them tonight and we’re confident having Doug Davis taking the mound tomorrow night.