That felt great - now let's move on

Everything went right for the Lugnuts last night, from Casey Lawrence and Dayton Marze's strong pitching to key offense and grinding at-bats to brand new second baseman Jonathan Jones' sliding catch for the final out.

Conversely, everything went wrong for the Loons, from a complete absence of offense to terrible pitching by Raul Burgos and Robert Boothe to a freaky run-scoring error off a return throw to the mound by catcher Michael Pericht.  Heck, even unhittable closer Shawn Tolleson gave up two hits.

In short, it's one to send the Lugnuts to sleep smiling, but it's also one to move on from.  Every team gets to experience routs over the course of the year from both sides of the scoreboard.  The last time the Lugs went on the road, they humiliated Fort Wayne in the series opener 12-2, were promptly routed themselves 12-4 the next day, and then were shut down in a pitcher's duel in the rubber match.

I suppose Great Lakes is wondering how their Loons will react to being humbled at home.  Me, I'm wondering how the Lugnuts will react.

Lefty Sean Nolin to the mound today in a swap out with Misaul Diaz, who looks like he's off to the bullpen due to ineffectiveness.  Tim Sexton, a good one, starts for Great Lakes.


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