Whoops. I thought it said 2B. Twice. My bad.
"You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
-- Christy Matthewson
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot."
-- Leo Durocher
Tzu-Kai Chiu, my main man, back on the bump after a year off. Ok, that makes two bobbleheads I am awaiting - Shea Snowden's and Tzu-Kai Chiu's. I am going to have a busy summer in 2014.
Anyone doubting the international influence on baseball need only to take a look at the lineups between the GCL Reds/GCL Twins game today:
There are players representing nine different countries: Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Italy, South Korea, Taiwan, United States and Venezuela.Code:GCL Twins Country Santana Dom. Rep. Bistagne U.S.A. Arcia Venezuela Lin Taiwan Hejma Czech Rep. Rhodes Australia Kang S. Korea Arias Dom. Rep. Johnson U.S.A. Hunt U.S.A. Tonkin U.S.A. Alvarez Dom. Rep. GCL Reds Hamilton U.S.A. Rodriguez, Y Venezuela Morrison U.S.A. Duran Dom. Rep. Rodriguez, C Dom. Rep. Rodriguez, H Venezuela Cech Czech Rep. Doran U.S.A. Guerrero Dom. Rep. Chiu Taiwan Henry Canada Pizziconi Italy Corcino Dom. Rep.
Of the 25 players who saw action, 18 of them are from outside the United States. The countries with the most players were the Dominican Republic and the U.S. with 7 apiece.
Can you imagine the teaching and learning difficulties presented to the coaching staffs and players on these teams? Incredible.
Last edited by texasdave; 06-25-2009 at 04:46 PM.
Bats get 3 in the first. They should have 4 and still be batting but Edwin fell down approaching the plate and was tagged out. He appears to be OK.
* Drew Stubbs walks.
* Darnell McDonald singles on a ground ball to center fielder Brent Lillibridge. Drew Stubbs to 2nd.
* With Drew Sutton batting, Drew Stubbs steals (26) 3rd base, . Darnell McDonald advances to 2nd, on throwing error by catcher Donny Lucy.
* Drew Sutton reaches on fielding error by third baseman Wilson Betemit. Drew Stubbs scores.
* Edwin Encarnacion hits a ground-rule double (1) on a fly ball to left-center field. Darnell McDonald scores. Drew Sutton to 3rd.
* Kevin Barker strikes out on foul tip.
* Chris Valaika lines out softly to first baseman Brandon Allen.
* Luis Bolivar singles on a ground ball to left fielder Miguel Negron. Drew Sutton scores. Edwin Encarnacion out at home, left fielder Miguel Negron to catcher Donny Lucy to pitcher Wes Whisler.
Last edited by GOYA; 06-25-2009 at 07:38 PM.
Wes Bankston hasn't played since last Friday.
He still has an injured hand from being spiked on a pickoff attempt.
Last edited by GOYA; 06-25-2009 at 08:05 PM.
Heisey is 2-for-2.
I miss Adam Dunn.
Daryl Thompson was activated today and will work out of the pen for a while. Lehr was designated as temporarily inactive. Sweet say Lehr will not miss a start.
Homer is confirmed as having a flight out of Charlotte tomorrow. He will not follow the team to Gwinnett.
Bats add 2 and lead 5-0
Edwin Encarnacion walks.
Kevin Barker doubles (9) on a fly ball to left fielder Miguel Negron. Edwin Encarnacion to 3rd.
Chris Valaika singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Josh Kroeger. Edwin Encarnacion scores. Kevin Barker to 3rd.
Luis Bolivar singles on a soft line drive to center fielder Brent Lillibridge. Kevin Barker scores. Chris Valaika to 2nd.
When does anyone propose that EE returns?
My guess is Tuesday.
Code:Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA LeCure 3.0 2 0 0 1 3 0 4.91
Heisey is now 2-for-2 with a walk.
I miss Adam Dunn.