Week of May 29 to June 4: Washington Wild Things

During the week of May 29 to June 4, the Washington Wild Things had baseball games. Please click or tap the words “Continue Reading” below to find out.

Monday, May 29

For starters, Memorial Day was a day off for the Wild Things. Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Pirates won their home game, which is thirty miles north of Washington.

 

Tuesday, May 30

Next, the Wild Things started their three-game series in Joliet, Illinois. (Google Maps reports that Joliet is roughly 50 miles southwest of Chicago.) Washington lost to the hometown Joliet Slammers 6-3.

 

Wednesday, May 31

Next, the middle game of the Joliet series saw Washington lose again. The Wild Things managed to score only two runs, while Joliet recorded seven. As a result, the team also secured a series loss to the hometown Slammers.

 

Thursday, June 1

Next, the away series to Joliet ended on June 1. Thanks to a double in the final regulation inning, the Wild Things salvaged the series with a 2-1 victory.

 

Friday, June 2

During the time between the previous day’s game and the next one, the Wild Things had to return home for the weekend’s three-game home series with the Traverse City (Michigan) Beach Bums. (According to Google Maps, Traverse City is located roughly 250 miles northwest of Detroit.)

 

Saturday, June 3

June 3 was the middle game of Washington’s weekend series with the Traverse City Beach Bums. The Wild Things won 10-3 thanks to a monster nine-run inning in the fifth. In the visiting Beach Bums’ own half of the same inning, they scored the first run of the game when. (Abbreviated “BB” on the stat sheet, base on balls is the official terminology for a walk.) Traverse City ended the inning with a 2-0 lead. This blog post’s Featured Image was also used in a Facebook post (see below).

I was in attendance, and correctly answered the night’s trivia question. My father filmed the event (see below) on his phone’s camera. (The link can be found in both the blog’s Twitter feed and Facebook page, as well as the hyperlink above.)

As written in this blog’s Facebook post from that night, the Washington Wild Things’ June 3 home victory went almost completely unnoticed by the Pittsburgh region’s sports fans. That was for an obvious reason: the Penguins game in Nashville was the center of sporting attention that night. The Pens were on the wrong end of a 5-1 score in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. The hockey game wasn’t the only road loss of the night by a Pittsburgh team; the Pirates lost to the New York Mets 4-2.

 

Sunday, June 4

In the series-ending game, the visiting Beach Bums salvaged a 3-1 victory. According to the Frontier League’s Web site, the Wild Things close out the week with a 12-9 overall season record, good enough for third place in the East Division.

 

Near Future

Starting on Tuesday, June 5, the Wild Things will be on the road for six games until June 11. The Wild Things’ Web site mentions that the team will be playing three games against the River City Rascals (based in O’Fallon, Missouri), followed by a three-game series with the Florence (Kentucky) Freedom.


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