I'm I the only one that thinks Bruce could lose some weight? I know that's nit picking, but....
Jay is lighting up Sarasota. He has room for improvment, but all 20 year olds do. He is doing much more then expected.
Watson and Mateo imploded in the 7th, giving up a combined 5 runs. Dragons now down 6-4 in the 9th.
The terrible Jay Bruce hit a sac fly in his next atbat.
Doug, it's like talking to that wall over there. My suggestion is to just leave it at that and stop wasting your time.
Dragons lost 8-4. Francisco, Parker, and Valaika homered. Stubbs 0 for 4.
You are right, Jay is still developing, just like every other 20 year old baseball player in history. If Jay has done well, then I really would like to know what someone doing very well actually is. Jay is 3rd in AVG, 1st in SLG, 1st in OPS, 4th in runs, 2nd in hits, 4th in doubles, 1st in triples, 4th in HRs, 4th in RBI, 1st in Extra Base Hits and 1st in total bases. Seriously, thats doing well? All while being the 9th youngest player in High A (not the FSL, all of High A).
If you have a losing record at Reds games, please stop going.
Sarasota lost 10-7
Ondrusek: 4 Innings, 5 Hits, 6 Runs (4 Earned), 4 BB, 2 K
Manuel: 2 Innings, 3 Hits, 2 Runs (1 Earned), 1 BB, 2 K
Gunter: 1 Inning, 2 Hits, 2 Runs (both Unearned), 0 BB, 2 K
Ruzic: 1 Inning, 0 Hits, 0 Runs, 1 BB, 1 K
Bruce: 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and 1 RBI
Griffin: 2 for 5 with a double, homerun and 1 RBI
Dorn: 3 for 5 with 2 singles and a triple
Rosales: 1 for 4 with a homerun and 3 RBIs
DeJesus: 3 for 5 with 3 singles
Let me echo earlier sentiments: It's GREAT to see Richie Gardner doing well in AA.
24 K in 21 IP with 0 HR in AA. Yum
Last edited by Fil3232; 06-08-2007 at 12:07 AM.
While it's true that Bruce is no Adam Jones (everything's better in teal), he's pretty nifty and definately on the fast track...
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