Tonight, in the 9th inning of the Atlanta Braves – Pittsburgh Pirates game, Craig Kimbrel did what he does historically better than anyone else, strike guys out (he had an absurd 16.7 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched last year). The second batter of the inning was Starling Marte. Marte had struck out three times against Braves starter Julio Teheran. He added a fourth against Anthony Varvaro in the sixth inning. So coming into the ninth inning, the chances of the first platinum sombrero of the season was good. And the combo of Kimbrel and Marte did not disappoint, delivering the sombrero in four pitches! I was just happy that the first platinum sombrero was delivered by the Braves pitchers, not one of their hitters. Now, I have to think of a good giveaway to do for my registered runners each time this happens. I will ponder this and get back to you. In the meantime, please register for my race and help the children of St. Jude.
This is still primarily a running blog, but with the theme of my event and my favorite baseball team delivering the platinum sombrero, I had to update about it. Now it is TRX time to stay prepared for the Warrior Dash this weekend.