Overall, a pretty rough day for everyone. Maybe it is practice fatigue or repetitive routine, but they were not sharp. There were not two distinctive teams. The players just rotated out in shifts. Only Handley and Harris threw. Handley still struggles with control. Way too many walks and WP's. She seems to still be working back from the year off. Harris was more steady than she was in the fall. Looks like they will start the season #4 and #3 respectively. Not sure what site it was (and not to discredit the site or source), but Godwin is not ready to be in the starting lineup. She is too inconsistent day-in, day-out (typical for most FR) at the plate and she is not ready for the field. She definitely has potential and should get some swings though. She did have at least 4 PB's in the same inning, while behind the plate. It looked like she had never caught Handley. Needless to say CMD had several long conversation with her. Both of the FR catchers look raw and were not able to throw out any runners. Let's hope Veach's knee stays healthy, until they have some time to develop. Still not sure why he picked up Cook. She did not hit or play in the field and looked lost at times on the bases.
The good, Veach hit a Veach Ball no-doubter and had a really backside slide at home to avoid a tag to score a run. Greenwood made good catch in CF covering Draper-like ground from left center to deep on the right center warning track. Podany had a good throw to nail a runner at home.
The bad, as a team, they left too many plays on the field and base-running mistakes. The team had a few hits, but was not barreling the ball like you would hope. Way too many rollovers and mishits.
The ugly, Moseley appears to be out (length unknown) after re-injuring her shoulder (same that had surgery) in practice, Perry had to leave the scrimmage after a collision with Martin at first base, and Godwin looked gimpy on her knee and appeared to tweak it on a ball she misplayed in the OF. The team really can't afford any injuries at this point.
Don't get me wrong, you still see the ability and potential there, but just wasn't there yesterday. The early part of the schedule will allow them a chance to get dialed in.