Yeah. It’s no Armando Galarraga/Alex Avila slap fight though.
It’s pretty easy to sum this one up: Penny was awful, Purcey was awful, and seven runs should be more than enough to win.
I was busy getting my teeth cleaned at the dentist’s so I missed a chunk of the game, including the moment where Purcey was lifted with a 2-0 count. Amazing.
According to Oakland Press writer @matthewbmowery, clubhouse doors were closed for twenty minutes after the game ended. At first I thought maybe they were announcing David Purcey is to be fed to hungry lions at the Detroit Zoo tomorrow morning, but it seems more likely Leyland lit into them for being a bunch of lollygaggers.