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Offline JMUalumni

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #150: April 10, 2009, 05:05:07 PM »
I just hope they make a permanent switch to birch soon so we can stop having to hear Bob Carpenter whine about maple bats.

haha I am with you here!

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #151: April 10, 2009, 05:05:58 PM »
ugh. kind of a disappointing home start for the Nats new AAA team. I still think they'll be a good team but not the start they wanted.

I know that Stan promised the Syracuse guys a good team so hopefully they deliver.

Offline ronnynat

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #152: April 10, 2009, 05:06:52 PM »
I think they'll be pretty bad.

Offline JMUalumni

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #153: April 10, 2009, 05:07:44 PM »
It is kind of sad to see Balestar get knocked around by the Red Wings, apparently they only have one or two guys that have played above AA.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #154: April 10, 2009, 05:10:23 PM »
I think they'll be pretty bad.
why?


Offline JMUalumni

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #155: April 10, 2009, 05:50:34 PM »
I can't listen to the Chiefs game anymore, their pitchers are getting hit harder the than the big league Nats.  Josh Towers lets up 4 ER in 1.2 innings (apparently is injured too).  The lineup is decent, but the pitching is not cutting it.  Hopefully some call-ups will remedy that as the season progresses.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #156: April 10, 2009, 05:50:55 PM »
wow you might be right, ronny. This Syracuse team has no pitching.

Bally got bombed: 4 IP 4 H 5 R 5 ER 2 BB 3 K 2 HBP

Then Towers came in and did the same thing: 1.2 IP 6 H 4 R 4 ER 0 BB 0 K

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #157: April 10, 2009, 06:21:14 PM »
Tonight we have:
Harrisburg (Cory VanAllen) vs Reading (Joe Savery)
Potomac (Will Atwood) vs Lynchburg (Justin Wilson)
Hagerstown (Jack McGeary) vs Lake County (T.J. House)

Offline houston-nat

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #158: April 10, 2009, 06:23:48 PM »
Reading (Joe Savery)
Sorry, guys, gotta cheer for a Rice alum.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #159: April 10, 2009, 06:26:14 PM »
Chris Marrero just hit his first HR of the year! :clap:

Offline JMUalumni

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #160: April 10, 2009, 06:29:34 PM »
Chris Marrero just hit his first HR of the year! :clap:

Marrero can flat out hit, there has never been any doubt about that.  In fact, he is a real clutch hitter, but his main weaknesses lie in his strikeouts and playing defense.  Hopefully he shows that he has improved in both and, if he does, he will surely shoot up the chain.

Offline ronnynat

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #161: April 10, 2009, 06:33:32 PM »
Hopefully we get a Ryan Braun-type player with the 10th pick this year. That'd be nice.

Offline PANatsFan

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #162: April 10, 2009, 06:38:09 PM »
Hopefully we get a Ryan Braun-type player with the 10th pick this year. That'd be nice.

A Jewish pure power hitter - sweeeeeeeeeeet!

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #163: April 10, 2009, 06:40:40 PM »
Syracuse got smoked 9-2 but Wagner and Mock had good relief outings.

Wagner: 2.1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 2 K
Mock: 1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 1 K

Offline JMUalumni

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #164: April 10, 2009, 06:42:56 PM »
Things are not going right for Atwood right now... 5 runs in one inning...

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #165: April 10, 2009, 06:50:23 PM »
Things are not going right for Atwood right now... 5 runs in one inning...
all runs were scored with 2 outs too. dagger

Offline JMUalumni

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #166: April 10, 2009, 06:54:10 PM »
all runs were scored with 2 outs too. dagger

The defense certainly didn't help.  Marrero, Souza, and Burgess all made mistakes, even if they aren't credited with errors.

Espinosa beaned for the second game in a row (sounds like he is in some pain), bases now loaded for BURGESS!

UPDATE: fielder's choice, RBI for Burgess, but he is out at first, runners advance.

Offline ronnynat

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #167: April 10, 2009, 06:56:35 PM »
I swear I would've been a top prospect if I hadn't quit baseball. :D 

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #168: April 10, 2009, 06:58:02 PM »
wild pitch. runner scores. :clap:

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #169: April 10, 2009, 07:00:21 PM »
I swear I would've been a top prospect if I hadn't quit baseball. :D 

:rofl:


Offline ronnynat

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #170: April 10, 2009, 07:03:53 PM »
:rofl:

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Probably, but I believe. :D  I was scouted by SDSU when I was a freshman. Then a whole bunch of crap happened. I could hit and I had a gun, but I had a pretty bad attitude problem (believe it or not).

Offline daveb32

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #171: April 10, 2009, 07:04:11 PM »
I have really high hopes for Espinosa, I think he could be in our lineup by September of next year.

Offline JMUalumni

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #172: April 10, 2009, 07:06:29 PM »
I have really high hopes for Espinosa, I think he could be in our lineup by September of next year.

Sounds plausible to me.  From what I have heard about him, he is an extra hard worker with a good bat, a great eye, and deceptive speed.  He is also a pretty good SS.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #173: April 10, 2009, 07:07:25 PM »
Sounds plausible to me.  From what I have heard about him, he is an extra hard worker with a good bat, a great eye, and deceptive speed.  He is also a pretty good SS.
yep. he doesn't have a lot of power but he does everything else really well.

I'm not giving up on Desmond yet though.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: 2009 Following the Minor League Teams
« Reply #174: April 10, 2009, 07:08:33 PM »
Probably, but I believe. :D  I was scouted by SDSU when I was a freshman. Then a whole bunch of crap happened. I could hit and I had a gun, but I had a pretty bad attitude problem (believe it or not).
haha.

When was this, 30 years ago? :lol: