The Bananas Fall to the Owls for First Loss of the Summer

Written by Biko Skalla:


All good things must come to an end, I think somebody said at some point in time. For the Nanners that meant their win streak to start the 2022 summer would end at five games (six wins short of last summer’s franchise best start), as the Forest City Owls doubled up Savannah 6-3 in McNair Stadium.

It was the first trip for the Bananas to Forest City since the summer of 2019 and it was the largest crowd for the Owls in six years. The Bananas would get the leadoff man on in the first as Indy, Baby Got Back, Stanley got plunked in the tuchus on the first pitch of the game and then again in second inning as Bryson, The Boomer’s Back, Bloomer, doubled on the first pitch he saw of the summer but the fellas failed to capitalize on either opportunity.

There would be action on the first pitch of the third inning too, as Vincenzo, Give me the Gabagool, Rauso, launched a solo home run over the 25-foot fence in left. Three batters later Drew, When Will They Learn, Yniesta, blasted a solo shot of his own over the high wall in left.

In the bottom half of the 3rd, Carson, A Lot of Fish on the Line Today, Dorsey, finished up three perfect innings on the mound while striking out six. Tyler, Easy to be a Monday Morning Quarterback, Gillum, and Corey, Hindsight is 20-20, Pye, went to Landry, At Least I’m Still Hitting .400, Mead, out of the pen and he walked three batters in a row and then fell behind another 2-0 before being yanked. Blake, I Should Have Just Walked the Guy, McGehee, gave up an RBI double, an RBI groundout, and an RBI single, as the Owls jumped out in front 4-2.

Forest City would plate another run on three two-out singles in the 5th inning but then strand the bases loaded.

Indy got the top of the 6th going with a flare single to right and then advanced to second on the rare E-9. Beau, Double B Bros Unite, Brewer, knocked in Indy with a single to cut the Owls’ lead to 5-3.

Shaun, Mr. 40, Muñoz, would take over pitching duties as Forest City would scrape another run across in the bottom half by capitalizing on a Bananas error and two wild pitches.

The rest of the night was the Dalton, You Know this Means More than One Penny?, Pence, show, as he tossed 3.2 scoreless innings of relief to pickup the save as the Owls won 6-3.

The Nanners will get a well deserved day of rest on Sunday before kicking off a wild stretch of seven games in seven days. That marathon will begin on Monday with a journey north to the newest ballpark in the league, Carolina Bank Stadium, home of the Florence Flamingos.

The pregame show on Bananas Insiders will start at 6:45pm eastern and first pitch will be at 7:00. For now, the Nanners are locked in a tie for first with the High Point-Thomasville HiToms, as both teams hold 5-1 records.

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