It was not a pleasure to go to Ft. Wayne, Indiana to see the Ft. Wayne Tin Caps beat the Great Lakes Loons like rented mules (9-4) and then return home and watch (recorded) the Dodgers also get beat like rented mules. It was especially bad that the Dodgers were beat by Bad Penny! However, the Rockies also lost, so everything is fine.
Great Lakes Loons
Sunday was the second game of a three game series between the Loons and the Tin Caps and the final game will be played Monday night to determine which team advances. This season is the first season for Parkview Stadium which is the Tin Caps new park and it’s hard to imagine a AAA park being better than this one. The stadium is a state-of-the-art facility that impressed me immensely. We sat in the scouting area and a $12.00 ticket got us extra-wide cushioned seats with a server and an area to set the food and other things you might have. It is a spectacular stadium.
Dee Gordon is very fast and has TREMENDOUS RANGE at SS. I mean, he covers more ground than ANY SS I have ever seen! He moves effortlessly and seem to be a very quiet and understated-type guy. He is Raw, Raw, Raw! But, wow! is he talented. He was the Co-MVP of
the league with Russell and hit .301 with a .362 OB%. He was 73 of 98 in SB’s and struck out 90 times while walking only 43. He has a lot to learn and next year will be his biggest step.
At least Russ Martin got to Penny.
Chin-lung Hu = Juan Castro. They are the same player.
Something is wrong with Billingsley (I don’t mean mental). He’s not getting lit up, but he’s not right! I think it’s his hammy!
Blake DeWiit is up for the 6th time this year, probably a record!
Dare we hope that Russ Martin is going to get hot?
Kensai at Reflections of Kevin Malone says that Chad Billingsley is fatigued and writes this: “The Dodgers should skip one of [Billingsley's] starts, not because he’s a lost cause, but because he’s the opposite.” Which is a quote from Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts, who also says the same. Interesting stuff.
Minor League Recap – 9/13/09 by Jared of http://thinkbluela.blogspot.com/
Great Lakes lost 9-4
Dee Gordon – 1 for 5, K (.391 BA)
Jaime Pedroza – 0 for 3, BB, 2 K’s, 2 E’s (.222 BA)
Kyle Russell – 1 for 4, R, K (.190 BA)
Nick Buss – 1 for 3, HR (1), RBI, 2 R (.316 BA)
Alfredo Silverio – 0 for 3, RBI, 2 K’s (.200 BA)
Jerry Sands – 0 for 4, 2 K’s (.200 BA)
Ogden lost 7-4
BCG – 1 for 3, HR (1), 2 RBI, R, BB, K (.143 BA)
Angelo Songco – 2 for 3, 2 2B’s, BB, K (.429 BA)
JT Wise – 1 for 3, R, K, HBP (.167 BA)
Nick Akins – 0 for 2, 2 K’s (.200 BA)
Blake Smith – 1 for 2, K (.500 BA)
Brett Wallach – 3 IP, 5 Hits, 4 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 4 K’s (9.00 ERA)
Javier Solano – 3 IP, Hit, ER, 2 BB, 2 K’s (3.00 ERA)
Carlos Frias – 2.1 IP, 0 Hits, ER, 2 BB, 3 K’s (3.86 ERA)
Steven Ames – 0.2 IP, Hit, ER, 0 BB, 2 K’s (13.50 ERA)
Player of the day – Brian Cavazos-Galvez, OF
Not only because of the home run, but because Mr Cavazos-Galvez was named the Pioneer league Prospect of the Year. The league leader in hits, total bases, home runs and doubles also finished second in SLG and RBI, as well as 5th in OPS. The numbers are impressive, but he’ll need to prove himself an offensive threat in full season ball before I proclaim him a top prospect.