I got my first look at the 2011 Lake Elsinore Storm last weekend. They lost to Stockton, 9-7, in extra innings. Right-hander Jerry Sullivan started and had a rough night. More specifically, he had a rough first inning, surrendering four runs before his team even had a chance to bat. He fooled nobody.
In the midst of last week’s delighful discussion about players we wished we’d seen, reader Tom Waits wondered about the best players we’ve actually seen. Come to think of it, so do I.
Corey Brock brings word that right-hander Mat Latos’ workload won’t be as closely monitored in 2011 as it was last year. Latos is understandably excited about this, saying “It’s a weight lifted off my shoulders.” I am a little less excited, but this is a knee-jerk reaction.
Padres (16-28) @ Mariners (17-27) Shawn Estes vs Felix Hernandez 1:10 p.m. PT Channel 4SD AM 1090, FM 105.7, XM 181 MLB, B-R Seven useless facts about Estes: His first name is Aaron. He shares a birthday with Jerry Morales, a member of the 1969 Padres. The Mariners selected him with the 11th pick overall [...]
This season, my buddy Jeff and I have taken it upon ourselves to visit every park in the California League. We’re old and somewhat responsible these days, so the plan is to hit two towns a weekend, one weekend a month through August. The first phase of our journey saw us visit Lake Elsinore and [...]