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Edge of Seventeen

Seventeen innings requires seventeen haiku, each of which has seventeen syllables.

Early home run by
Former Milwaukee player
Many beers needed

Chris Davis strikes out
Rain rapping on a tin roof
Repetitive sounds

Is this a repeat
Of the first inning? Solo
home run by Hardy

Reynolds walks, home run
By Andino.The world is
Coming to an end

Miller strikes out side
Can the Red Sox come back?
Middlebrooks grand slam

Valentine should have
Let Miller keep on pitching
Second guessing’s fun

Gonzalez grounded
Into the shift with two on
Eight men left stranded

Dropped foul pop error
By Saltalamacchia
Then drives in a run

Aviles singles
But is caught stealing after
Sweeney struck out, bah

Kevin Gregg can’t fight
With Ortiz thanks to Bobby
McDonald DH

Gammons quipped, “Chavez
Is designated bunter.”
Franklin catches bunt

Pedroia two-out
Base on balls but Gonzalez
Popped out on first pitch

Davis not only
Whiffs but grounds into double
Plays, neat 3-6-3

Middlebrooks rookie
Throwing error doesn’t cost
A run. Lesson learned.

Instead of ending
An inning Gonzalez just
Grounds out leading off

Mistake and Byrd’s on
Aviles’s double lands
Byrd thrown out at home

McDonald roughed up
Davis pitches better than
He hits. Ballmer wins.

Game 27: May 6, 2012 ∙ 17 innings
WinBaltimore Orioles
W: Chris Davis (1-0)
2B: Adam Jones (7), Mark Reynolds (7), Matt Wieters (5), J.J. Hardy (5)
HR: Hardy – 2 (6), Robert Andino (2), Jones (8)
Boston Red Sox
L: Darnell McDonald (0-1)
2B: Mike Aviles – 2 (8), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (5), David Ortiz (12)
HR: Will Middlebrooks (1)

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