Bridgeport, Conn.- The Bridgeport Bluefish opened up their 2015 campaign on Friday, and dropped the game in extra innings versus the Camden Riversharks. Sure, the Bluefish have their flaws, and, sure, there may be fierce competitors in the Atlantic League, but Bridgeport has a strong core of former MLB Players, and a nice dose of rising stars as well. D.J Mitchell, Scott Maine, Luis Perdomo among others are all former household names that make up the Bluefish roster.
On Sunday, the Bluefish (0-2) faced the Riversharks (2-0), with hopes to salvage the last game of a three game set. First off, the Fish were wearing stir-ups. That alone got me excited, but inset the teal sock stripe, colored pants and white cap, and I’d say that the “Magic City” Bluefish have one of the best uniform combinations in professional baseball.
One of the strange things about Sunday’s duel was that both starting pitchers were scratched from the game. Scott Maine replaced Cory Riordan and pitched good, tossing four innings of two-run ball. John Alonso hit a home run for the “Magic City” Bluefish in the fourth inning, and they never looked back. The Bluefish broke out offensively in the Bottom of the 6th inning, scoring four runs. The game ended with a score of 6-2, in favor of the Bluefish, their first win of the season.
How many of you remember Sam Gervacio? This is a video I took of him in the Bluefish’ Press Box. This is by far the wildest pitching motion I have ever seen in pro ball! See for yourself:
Special thanks to Paul Herrmann, who let me cover yesterday’s game. Best of luck to the Bluefish.