I stayed around an extra day to see Zack Von Rosenberg pitch. I also found out yesterday that I'd be seeing Brooks Pounders at some point today. Neither plan worked out. Von Rosenberg lasted less than an inning, allowing seven runs in 0.2 innings. That brought Pounders on early. Unfortunately, after warming up, the right hander was ruled ineligible.
Pounders was originally supposed to start a suspension tonight, but West Virginia appealed for him to start tomorrow so he could pitch tonight. However, he wasn't placed on the lineup card, making him ineligible for the game.
As for Von Rosenberg, he started the game hitting a batter, and followed that up with a bloop single that dropped right between left fielder Cole White and shortstop Andy Vasquez, with neither fielder taking charge of the ball. From that point, Von Rosenberg started getting hit hard. His next three at-bats yielded two doubles and a sacrifice fly. He followed that up b...
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