After a 6 game losing streak in which they were a dreadfull 4-34 with runners in scoring position and scored a total of 8 runs, they acted like the team they are and scored 8 to squeak out a win against Oakland. There's nothing like breaking a losing streak against the team that is just ahead of you for the division lead.
A major contributor to the win was this guy:
I pulled this 2013 Bowman Nelson Cruz blue parallel from a blaster. It's #136/500. He had two homers and a double and drove in 4 runs last night. I know what you're thinking and I'm thinking it too. If they prove Cruz is guilty of taking whatever, then throw the book at him and the others. We'll see.
The other shocker is that despite my earlier post to the contrary, I've decided I really do like this years Bowman. I like the white border and the clean look. Sue me. Of course, I didn't
Jeremy Moore blue border (spoken for).
Mitch Nay blue border (spoken for).
A shiny, mini four pack.
A refractory Royal.
An icy Royal.
An off kilter icy White Sox player.
Oh yea, an illegible auto of a Reds prospect, Jeff Gelalich (possibly in a trade). It's numbered to 500 like the other blue parallels. These cards are available unless otherwise indicated.
By the way, if you're the praying type, my grandmother is likely to pass today. She's 85 and has been in poor health for some time. I'm just hoping my mother holds up through it all.
Thanks everyone. Have a blessed day.