Re: Sunday, June 3, 2012 Minor League Updates-- Cingrani Starts today at Pensacola!!
I was at the Bowling Green/Dayton game yesterday. Sean Buckley got ejected for arguing balls and strikes. He didn't realize he was ejected until after returning to the dugout. He then came back on the field after the umpire and threw his helmet in the middle of the field in the direction of the umpire. He looked like an idiot and he will probably be heavily fined.
In Buckley's defense, the umpire was horrible and was looking for a confrontation from both sides, all day.
Dayton made some great plays in the field included a catch at the wall by the centerfielder. He had to jump up against the wall and make the catch. Amazing play. The Dragons have no plate discipline at all. Bowling Green brought in the side armer to pitch and he couldn't throw a strike to save his life. The could have stood there and walked all day. Instead they ended up hitting into a double play.
Dayton won on this day, but Bowling Green is clearly a better team with better players. Josh Sale, Ryan Brett, and Jeff Malm are studs. Josh Sale is a beast. Cameron Seitzer is also on the Hot Rods and appears that he will be a decent bet to move quickly.
This is the first time I went to see the Hot Rods this year, but it's very easy to see why Tampa has a great organization. Over the last 4 years, Bowling Green has really gotten better players every year. I also met Ryan Brett's mom on Saturday and then saw her again Sunday. She's a very nice lady and she told us how Ryan signed with Gonzaga when he heard Taylor Swift may go there then, after being drafted, decided to go to the minors route instead.
"My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton