Well that wasn't any fun. Brad Peacock gave up five runs in the bottom of the first and eight runs total over five innings to sink the 'Stros. Jose Altuve had two singles to add to his league leading hits total and swiped his 45th base, which just about sums up all of the positive Astros news for this game. And now, a recap of my small town, co-ed soccer game:
Relative newcomers to the Telluride soccer scene, Team Floradora, had their work cut out for them tonight in a matchup against perennial contender and two-year-in-a-row league runner up, Fat Alley. Although the final score of 1-5 may not have shown it, Team Floradora played with a lot of heart and has nothing to be ashamed of.
As has been the case all season with Team Floradora, only four women showed up to play -- meaning all four ladies had to be on the pitch the entire time with nary a water break or substitution for relief. Why has it been so challenging for Floradora to field a full-strength team? The truth is, with several last minute defections of some of its top female players to rival teams, such as Siam and Alpine Moon, the free agent pool in this small mountain town simply isn't deep enough to make up for the losses. Although they were justifiably exhausted by the end of the match, all of the Lady Floradoras that did show up played very admirably.
Team Floradora's only goal came in the opening minutes of the second half, when one of their top strikers bent a corner kick into the back of the net. It was a moral victory if ever there was one, however, it did lead to some team members and fans questioning, "why don't we just do that every time?" A valid question, friends -- a very valid question indeed.
So what sports did you watch or play while the Astros were getting unmercifully crushed? Leave your replies in the comments section below.