But, the end of Monday's game needed a post.
Here is how it will read to someone who just checks the game log will see this for the last out of the game:
Leury Bonilla strikes out swinging
But here is how I wrote up the ending in my game story on the main Rattler site:
Viola's first pitch was strike one. Bonilla took a close pitch for strike two. He did not agree with the call of home plate umpire Alex Ortiz and took a couple of steps out of the batter's box. Because of his brief walk away from the plate, Bonilla was in violation of a rule that does not allow batters to step all the way out of the box after called strikes. The rule is not new, but is being strictly enforced at the start of the 2007 season. The penalty is a called strike. Diaz rang up Bonilla for strike three and that was how the game ended.
That's the way a game ends for a team when it is 4-16.
Get 'em tomorrow.