The true measure of a team is how is responds when it has its back against the wall. After dropping the first two games of the five-game championship series against the St Paul Saints, the AirHogs were in a must-win situation last night.
This was the night all the pieces came together at the same time. Josh Rainwater pitched eight great innings – including four three up, three down frames. The defense backed him up (in spite of three errors), and the bats produced just enough for the win.
It took eleven innings and it wasn’t that pretty, but it was very good baseball. In the end, as John Alonso singled and David Espinosa crossed the plate, there was a very important lesson proven – the Saints aren’t invincible.