175 — I know! I saw that too. Last inning, right after Hinske flew out to left, they showed Heyward out at second base, and he kicked the bag in what looked like frustration and anger. Different circumstances, but still that same fire.
Also, I just saw a stat on the bottom of MLB Network that said that tonight’s quality start for RA Dickey (vs. Philly) was his 14th consecutive QS, longest active one in the majors.
It was a strange game. No energy when JJ started giving up bombs, then the place went nuts as we batted around in the 5th (Bourn with 2 hits in the inning, Marteeen with 2 outs in the inning), then deflated again, then elated again in the 8th and finishing off the 9th. The place was exhausted when it was all over.
AND – the scoreboard was a complete disaster for the first few innings. Wrong pictures, wrong names – the field level screens (with the current pitcher’s stats weren’t on at all), it was nothing short of embarrassing. I mean, I think they had this date on their calendars for a while now.
Will: it was a sellout and they started selling standing room only tix Friday morning. That said, there were scattered empty seats around the stadium. It didn’t quite look like the sellouts in the last playoff series against the Giants.
Not that any of the wins so far have been “good,” but tonight’s may have been the best of the four. Last night’s was great, but it shouldn’t have gotten so close after we were up by 5 runs. Tonight, starting pitching and bullpen took care of it — even though it got really hairy at the end there.
Fredi batting Freeman 3rd and Heyward 6th/7th continues to baffle me. I love Freeman, but Heyward is batting much better right now.