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Vsahajpal
10-11-2001, 02:12 AM
Mesa ended their losing streak on the right shoulder of Sox RHP Matt Guerrier, and thanks to sime timely hitting by Cubs OF Nic Jackson.

Guerrier's 2nd start of the season was even more impressive than his first start.

Matty went 4 strong shutout innings, walking just one batter, and striking out 4. He was clocked in the low 90's and displayed his hammer curve all night. He lowered his ERA to 1.29. He struck out prized prospects Josh Hamilton, JR House, and Carl Crawford.


No other Sox player played tonight.

Former Sox draftee Bobby Hill continued his impressive AFL performance with a 1-3 night, and is batting .306 on the season.

Nic Jackson was 2-4 with an RBI triple, and is batting .455.

Marlins DH, Nate Rolison blasted his 2nd HR of the year for Mesa.

Cubs LF, David Kelton was 2-3.

Vsahajpal
10-11-2001, 02:42 AM
one last post.


From TSN:

The team's farm system is loaded with pitching talent, but righthander Matt Guerrier is not in danger of slipping through the cracks. While he has yet to be added to the 40-man roster, the 6-3, 185-pounder is making a rapid run to the major leagues.

After being selected in the 10th round of the 1999 draft out of Kent State, Guerrier was projected to be a closer. The 23-year-old pitcher combined to save 26 games and had a 1.86 ERA at Class A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham last season.

After observing his live arm, the team stretched out Guerrier this season while converting him into a starting pitcher. It's pretty obvious he should have a future home in the team's rotation. Guerrier opened the season at Class AA and was promoted after going 11-3 with a 3.10 ERA. At Class AAA Charlotte, Guerrier was 3-1 with a 3.66 ERA.

Barring an unforeseen development, Guerrier has earned an invitation to spring training next February. If he continues to progress at his current pace, Guerrier should be with the team at some point next season.


His performance thus far at the AFL doesn't seem to be hurting his chances. After throwing a combined 180 innings at Birmingham/Charlotte this season, I hope the Sox consider shutting him down by November.

LongDistanceFan
10-11-2001, 02:46 AM
Originally posted by Vsahajpal
one last post.


From TSN:

The team's farm system is loaded with pitching talent, but righthander Matt Guerrier is not in danger of slipping through the cracks. While he has yet to be added to the 40-man roster, the 6-3, 185-pounder is making a rapid run to the major leagues.

After being selected in the 10th round of the 1999 draft out of Kent State, Guerrier was projected to be a closer. The 23-year-old pitcher combined to save 26 games and had a 1.86 ERA at Class A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham last season.

After observing his live arm, the team stretched out Guerrier this season while converting him into a starting pitcher. It's pretty obvious he should have a future home in the team's rotation. Guerrier opened the season at Class AA and was promoted after going 11-3 with a 3.10 ERA. At Class AAA Charlotte, Guerrier was 3-1 with a 3.66 ERA.

Barring an unforeseen development, Guerrier has earned an invitation to spring training next February. If he continues to progress at his current pace, Guerrier should be with the team at some point next season.


His performance thus far at the AFL doesn't seem to be hurting his chances. After throwing a combined 180 innings at Birmingham/Charlotte this season, I hope the Sox consider shutting him down by November. thanks considering how well the cubs prospect are doing, i am glad of several sox prospect doing good.