Right-hander Mark Prior is scheduled to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery. Bummer, but given his injury history, this was a likely outcome. Here’s hoping he can find health and resume his career at some point.
With the amateur draft looming, I’m thinking back to when the Twins took Joe Mauer #1 overall in 2001. Remember the fuss made because they snagged him ahead of Prior that year? Sometimes the “signability” pick turns out to be the better pick. Not always, of course, or even most of the time, but sometimes…
Triple-A — Portland 8, Las Vegas 4
Will Venable (CF): 0-for-5
Chase Headley (3B): 1-for-5, HR
Brian Myrow: 1-for-4, 2B
Chip Ambres (CF): 2-for-3, HR, BB
Vince Sinisi (LF): 1-for-4, BB
Nick Hundley: 2-for-4, HR
Matt Antonelli: 0-for-2, BB
Craig Stansberry: 1-for-1, HR, HBP
Wade LeBlanc: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 BB, 8 SO, HBP
Paul Abraham: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 0 HR, 3 BB, 1 SO, HBP
Adam Bass: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 0 SO
Joe Thatcher: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 1 SO, HBP
Good to see LeBlanc finally arrive at the party…
More coverage at the Portland Oregonian.
San Antonio @ Arkansas, postponed.
High-A — Lake Elsinore 10, Inland Empire 5
Storm pitchers finished with zero walks and zero strikeouts. That’s hard to do.
Low-A — Fort Wayne 4,
Carrasco has fanned 62 times in 175 plate appearances this year. That’s a spiffy 35.4%. Russell Branyan is at 34.9% for his career, in case you’re wondering.
No real news on the Mat Latos front…
Draft Watch: Ike Davis
Davis, the son of former big-league reliever Ron Davis, draws praise for his raw power and defensive abilities. Primarily a first baseman in college, Davis is viewed as a potential right fielder because of his overall athleticism and a strong arm.