Now, I’m no conspiracy theorist, but I have no doubt the game engineered two runs for my opponent just now.
I’m even kind of ok with it. I still won the game.
Maybe my bats suddenly went cold in the second inning after scoring 6 in the first. Maybe my opponent was better able to control his reliever.
Nevertheless, when I handily strike out his leadoff guy in the third, and get his next guy to roll over a ground ball to short, maybe Polanco throwing it into the stands is on me. I mean, his arm accuracy is only 61. Maybe the fact that Villar hits the next pitch over the wall is on me as well. Daniel Hudson’s BB/9 is only 53 and his control is 47, plus the changeup he hung is his fourth best pitch.
I still think it is really to be expected in a situation like this. After all, I’m sure my opponent feels slightly better about losing 6-2 than getting no hit 6-0.
Like I said, I’m ok with it.