Finals loss to the ringers.
Posted September 25, 2016
FMBA Finals weekend has come and gone and it was another tough finish for the Giants, as we lost a heartbreaker in extra innings of game 3 3-2 to the Dbacks.
Game 1 saw Drew head to the bump and gut out 4 big innings for us after not having thrown since August long weekend. He gave up 3 through those four innings, and gave way to Jayde who was extremely good the rest of the way. The boys pumped 15 hits off Tom Gayef and the game was never really close after the 2nd inning. Solid 10-4 win.
Game 2 we sent a sore and probably unable to pitch Steven Latos to the bump to try and secure the series win. Steve battled, but we were asking a bit much of the guy who has been an absolute stud for us all year, and combine that with the fact that the offence sputtered against a dialed Jordan Wong, it wasn't to be in this one. We lost 5-2.
Game 3 we managed to get sully back into town to face joe Sergent. We notched 2 in the first, then Joe shut us down, getting out of trouble a couple times. Sully was awesome, and deserved better, again we just couldn't get the big hit when we needed it in this one. In extras, Sully gave up a leadoff knock and gave way to Banny who was awesome, but the Dbacks got a couple squibs...which is exactly what you need to do to win the big game, and that was that...tough 3-2 loss in 8.
The weather was amazing and it was a great series against a very good opponent. Time to heal the wounds and the marriages and get back at it in a week in prep for next season. Extremely proud of the boys for a great year. Big thanks to all of the wives/girlfriends for all the support in a long and successful season. Also to all the Families/friends that supported us through the Provincials and Westerns journey, you are all amazing and none of it would be possible without you. Also thanks to all of the new guys: Drew, Steve, Richie, Gansy, Jayde, Hutch and Banny for joining up and all making a huge impact in 2016!