Triple-A — Salt Lake 9, Portland 4
Matt Antonelli: 1-for-5, 2B
Oscar Robles (DH): 1-for-4, 2B
Jody Gerut: 2-for-4, HR
Brian Myrow: 1-for-3, BB
Nick Hundley: 0-for-4
Chase Headley: 1-for-3, HBP
Chip Ambres (CF): 1-for-3, BB
Luis Rodriguez: 0-for-4
Craig Stansberry: 0-for-3, BB
Shawn Estes: 5 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 1 HR, 1 BB, 4 SO
Dirk Hayhurst: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 4 SO
Adam Bass: 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 HR, 2 BB, 2 SO
Enrique Gonzalez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 2 SO
Double-A — Frisco 6, San Antonio 5
Chad Huffman: 0-for-4, SF
Kyle Blanks: 1-for-2, 3 BB
Drew Macias: 1-for-3, 2B, 2 BB
Craig Cooper (DH): 1-for-3, BB
Jose Lobaton: 2-for-4
No Cal League games scheduled.
Low-A — Fort Wayne 6, Clinton 1
Bradley Chalk: 0-for-3, BB
Kellen Kulbacki: 1-for-3, SF
Danny Payne (DH): 1-for-4, 2B
Justin Baum: 1-for-4
Felix Carrasco: 1-for-3, HR, E
Yefri Carvajal: 0-for-3
Jeremy Hefner: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 3 SO
Well, its always darkest before the dawn. Stros certainly can hit the ball. We are struggling mightily. Is it me, or does buddy look skinnier and old then I remember? Not sure its the loosing, hope his health is OK. TG Jr from Mil? Better then Bonds or Thomas, for sure.
PM…do you think TGJR here would be good? I wonder if the pressure to follow dad in the same stadium he played in would be too much.
Fans would love it, give us some speed on the bases, he could play left field. This UT article made the suggestion. Sometimes, home cookin is what a man needs.
#2@Coronado Mike: Yeah I kinda have the same thoughts CM.
For the Beavers game: Estes was actually cruising right along until the 6th where he hit this magical wall – and turned back into a pumpkin by giving up a Grand Slam that put SLC in the lead for good.
I watched the Portland game after about the 5th inning … as RD says (in #5), Estes “hit this magical wall” … it seemed pretty clear to me from the first batter he faced in the 6th that he was in trouble … right before the Grand Slam (to Brandon Wood), the manager or pitching coach came out and talked to him … he’s a double-digit years MLB vet, what’s he need to be talked to about? There wasn’t much point in leaving him in …
BUT … I do believe there’s a point to having him in the organization … in fact, I think he’d be better to have on the Padres than Glendon Rusch … he can provide 3-4 quality innings better than it seems like Rusch can …
Also, Dirk Hayhurst is getting good results … but he looks funny … he really bends over and kicks his rear leg high after the pitch release … and he’s constantly uncomfortable with his cup … I’m rooting for him …
Headley and Antonelli look cold … in more ways than one …
#3@PM: Gwynn in LF probably doesn’t offer much. Gwynn in CF, with Edmonds platooning in LF if he gets his stroke back, is better. I’m not sold on Gwynn being a positive offensively, but it may be worth a shot.
#6@LynchMob: Interesting thing about Hayhurst. A couple rows in front of where we were keeping score, were about 5 scouts. The entire time Estes was on the mound, they sat there yapping, playing with their blackberrys and what not. It wasn’t until Hayhurst took the mound they started paying attention.
All of them whipped out Radar Guns and started taking notes like mad men. It was interesting to watch, after Hayhurst’s night was finished they packed up the guns and sat there on took in the rest of the butt kicking that ensued.