A comeback almost came! But then it went.
We tied it up in inning number nine
By sweet Yasmani double! Then the tenth
Came and Kenley could not stop Calhoun’s spine
From sending one away into the stands.
Toles had a chance to be on third to score
But couldn’t read the ball. Mistakes this grand
Can change the game. But it was not a bore;
That is for sure. Though Wood was not elite,
He did his best to keep the game quite close.
Back out of first we are, but would be neat
To get back in the first place set of clothes.
‘Tis Kershaw on the hill beneath the sun
And win the Freeway Series? Task be done!
Three runs from Puig can’t stop Ohtani-san
Whose pinch hit bomb sent us home with a loss
And helpful it was not that Puig is gone
Most likely for a couple weeks. The boss
Has said he’ll get an MRI, so hope
‘Tis nothing more than minor; he’s been hot!
Wood wasn’t excellent, but I can cope.
Though Chargois, in the seventh, just could not
Keep match tied. Have you heard the word about
Machado? To us, could he really come?
I do not know if we need him, but doubt
Not in my mind he’d help. For now, just hum.
Our friends in San Diego host for four
And Kershaw’s starter one; go roast the boar!
My goodness, what a rout that I have seen!
There was no wrong as everything was right!
Kemp led the bashing of runs seventeen
With five hits to his name; oh what a night
For everyone in lineup. Twenty-one
Hits made it possible to sink the ship
That sailed in from the east. Absurd but fun
Shall be describing phrase. Oh, what a trip.
And though the arms did not need to be sharp,
Sirs Wood and Ferguson still fared quite well.
A win for former; save for latter. Scarp
Has formed upon the Pirates’ beach – such hell!
Their dread may just persist into the night
Since Kershaw’s on the poop deck post of height!
Intensity’s a word that aptly fits
The contest of last night! Oh, what a mood
Emitted all around! So many hits
From both sides magnified the friendly feud!
Wood, for the most part, threw his stuff quite nice!
All that he needs to do is trust the bi-
Ceps of our men, who hit bombs about thrice!
Late in the game, the nerve turned into sigh
When Kenley saved the day and Cody made
A State Farm claim insuring better chance
Of victory over the Cubs! I stayed
Quite anxious though, but in the end I danced!
An afternoon affair with Clayton as
The keynote speaker. Hope you like his jazz!
Great Swing of Cody, and oh gracious Wood,
Thou hast engaged in actions of the kind
That leads to great success! I feel we should
Step off of Cody’s back and let him grind
With more gone-far home runs! Oh, how that shot
Last night endured through air like clouds in May!
Then Alexander threw two and forgot
Those previous bad outings. By the way,
Puig soared one into left to finish off
And pave the way for Kenley to extend
His month of dominance without a cough!
By cutter’s will, the others’ bats will bend.
Surprise! Return the ace unto the mound!
An off of pitchers great this day be found!
To Madison’s disgrace, how Kiké rocked
Him once again! That power’s on repeat.
Almost each time they face, the ball is shocked
When it ends up in stands shot like a skeet.
Sir Kemp also delivered with a smack
To left that made Commander Dave emit
A smile on the air. How Matt’s attacked
In each at bat like fighting in the pit!
An outing good from Wood was needed bad
And he achieved that goal! The pen and bats
Took care of all the other deeds that had
To be in order to win in combat!
Smell sweep on the horizon, up to Ferg
To give his all and take over the burgh.
So many chances missed means bad results,
But one mistake might have cost us the game.
An error from Sir Logan has insulted,
And then two runs scored but do not blame
Him by himself, for bats had badness too.
With runners in position, null-for-six
Is what we went. Not ideal for this crew
Especially when Wood can’t pull his tricks.
Is this the fashion in the court of Dave?
Or is it just the nature of the sport?
The latter I believe, but still I crave
To be above .500, so support
The Boss, Ross Stripling, as he throws today.
Confirm a win, I feel they’ll do in play.