Want to take a slight positive from Wednesday night's miserable loss — besides Wright's act of tying it temporarily and our somehow giving no ground to our divisional pursuers? Consider that erstwhile chum Mike Cameron didn't catch miscast designated hitter Carlos Delgado's home run in the seventh. It could have/would have been a great catch, a Web Gem from here to Kingman come…but it wasn't.
I was instantly reminded of the great catch Aaron Rowand nearly made on a Carlos Beltran home run in Philadelphia…but he didn't. In June, Rowand draped himself over a wall in the gamest of efforts, yet all his glove nabbed was a bundle of air. Last night, Cameron made a sensational but slightly mistimed leap that would have worked a bit better at his local fronton.
In each case, close but no Chavez.
If you're having “one of those seasons,” which it often seems we are, those balls are caught and you mutter that we get no breaks. We got one on Delgado's dinger, so let's not give ourselves something to mutter about.
You could argue that Smith giving up the tie in the eighth or Maine's second frightening first in a row or Carlos D's lack of D are all more tangible signs of “one of those seasons,” but…hey, I said it was only a slight positive.