27 August, 2006

Alexander Smit Dispatches - "Live" Update

Sunday night, Beloit lefty and Donutball's adopted player, Alexander Smit, threw 7 innings of no-hit ball! Smit left the game at the beginning of the bottom of the 8th with a 1-0 lead. Danny Vais, in relief, allowed the first home hit in that inning and Cedar Rapids plated a run in the 9th to send the game to extra innings.

Following MILB.com, Beloit and Cedar Rapids are locked in a 2-2 tie in the top of the 14th.

More tomorrow!


Cedar Rapids took the game with a run in the bottom of the 19th inning.

Smit struck out 11 and walked 4 in his 7 innings of no-hit ball. MILB.com now show split stats on each player page, so check out Alexander's updated numbers. The splits after May are impressive.

From the game report:

"You can't worry about it," smit said of a potential no-hitter, adding that he focuses on retiring the first batter of each inning.
The Snappers dropped their second straight extra-inning contest, even though seven pitchers combined for 25 strikeouts.

"We both had chances, we came up short. That's baseball," said Smit, who started the season in the bullpen.

With nine games left in the regular season, Smit will probably get one more start. That's a shame given his recent form. He's pitched 14 consecutive scoreless frames. Well, he should get a shot in the Midwest League playoffs which start on 6 September.



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