August 20th, 2012

8-19-12 (vs. Philadelphia)

On Sunday Victoria and I left her aunt and uncle’s house at 11:20 AM. We drove separately to the interstate and then rode together to the game. She had met me at her aunt’s Friday night, thus the reason for us having two cars. We went over to the Miller parking lot to try and find a tailgate. An usher had asked me on Friday if I wanted to stop by but I had no way of contacting them. We were unable to find the tailgate but in the meantime my aunt called and happened to be tailgating in the same parking lot. We stopped by, said hi, and then headed inside at 12:20.

I got the game number picture taken in section 111.

Victoria and I went to the upper deck to try and find a chorizo taco that someone had recommended. We asked around and no one seemed to know what we were talking about. I went back and found the tweet from the end of July and they HADN’T said a chorizo taco, but simply “ask for a chorizo in a tortilla with pico de gallo.” I asked the concession stand near home plate in the upper deck and he said they should have the tortillas but didn’t. They also didn’t have pico de gallo so maybe it was a limited time offering. We were both a little disappointed and wound up getting some nachos before going to our seats.

When the first pitch was delivered from Randy Wolf to Jimmy Rollins the skies didn’t look very ominous.

Nyjer Morgan tripled to open the bottom of the first and it had started to rain. They didn’t close the roof and it appeared like the game would continue. I got a picture of the rain after the count went to 2-0 on Rickie Weeks.

Weeks bounced the 2-1 pitch in front of the plate.

It went right to the pitcher as Morgan broke for home. He was tagged out by Kendricks and slipped in the progress. I wish I would’ve gotten a picture but failed to do so. Since Nyjer didn’t get hurt it would’ve been funny to see him hugging Kendricks to stop himself from falling. A short 7-minute rain delay followed the play. The roof was closed and then a drying agent was spread around the infield. I like the facial expression of the grounds crew member as he runs off the mound.

There wasn’t too much to talk about from a Brewers fan’s perspective. Kendricks pitched extremely well for the Phillies, only allowing four men on base in eight innings of work. The Phillies scored 2 in the 2nd, 3 in the 3rd, 2 in the 8th and 1 in the 9th. Final Score: Phillies 8 – Brewers 0. The series started out great, with the Brewers winning the first two games but it ended with a 2-2 series split. There was a Japanese contingent in the Dew Deck and when Aoki got an at bat in the 8th inning they all stood and cheered for their countryman.

Victoria dropped me off at my car and we drove separately back to Madison. Sometimes we’ll let Prince (our cat) out on the patio and he squeezes through the railing bars and out onto the roof of the building’s entryway.

It makes us a little nervous when he gets curious about the windowsills of other tenants’ apartments.

I got another 10 hours of sleep and I still have the cold. I’ll try 12 hours tonight and see what happens. I’m leaving Madison in under two hours for the first game of the Cubs series. I’ll be doing an interview with Trenni Kusnierek on 620 WTMJ in their tailgater that’s located at Miller Park. I’m getting there at 6:00 PM but I might not be on until 6:15 or so. No one has claimed my two tickets for tomorrow’s game yet (8/21). I’m sitting in Front Row Amy’s seat and am looking to get $100 for my two seats in section 221 so I can donate the money to Be the Match. Leave a comment if you’re interested or if you’re on twitter send me a tweet (@Brew_Mission162).

Personal Stats:

Daily Stats:

Time inside Miller Park: 3 hours 42 minutes
Time on stadium grounds: 4 hours 20 minutes
Miles driven: 82.6
Miles riding in car but not driving: 25.1
Sausages: 0
Pitches missed: 1 (Missed the 0-1 pitch to Rollins in the 4th, I was looking at Victoria)
Consecutive pitch streak ended at: 478
Percentage of pitches seen: 99.64% (275/276)
Current streak of pitches seen: 152

Season Stats:

Brewers current record: 54-66 (.450 winning percentage)
Time inside stadiums: 505 hours 6 minutes (Over three whole weeks inside stadiums!)
Time on stadium grounds: 593 hours 12 minutes
Miles driven: 14,128.3
Miles riding in car but not driving: 2,135.2
Public transit miles: 413.8
Flight miles: 17,637
Total distance traveled: 34,314.2 miles
Distance as % of Earth’s circumference: 137.80% (34,314.2/24,901)
Sausages: 83 (33 Hot Dogs, 28 Polish, 8 Bratwurst, 5 Corndogs, 2 Italian, 2 Cheddarwurst, Bison Dog, Chicken Apple Sausage, Blueberry & Merlot Venison Sausage, Sausage Race on a Stick, Elk Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage)
Pitches missed: 87
Longest streak of pitches seen: 1,965 (6/30 – 7/6)
Percentage of pitches seen: 99.76% (35,787/35,874)

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