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whitesoxfan
06-28-2006, 12:05 AM
Charlotte lost to Columbus 2-1
Haeger (L 8-2): 7.0 IP, 4 hits, 2 ER's, 1 BB, 6 K's, 1 HR allowed.
Lorraine (no idea who this guy is): 1.0 IP, 0 hits, 1 BB.
Sweeney: 2 for 4, 1 2B.
Velandia: 2 for 4, 1 RBI.
Fields: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K.
Owens: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 run, 25th SB of the season.
Gonzalez: 1 for 4.

Birmingham beat Mississippi 11-2
Lumsden (W 8-2): 7.0 IP, 4 hits, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K's.
Dizard: 1.0 IP, 0 hits, 1 BB.
Pollok: 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 1 ER, 0 BB's, 1 K, 1 HR allowed.
Aldridge: 5 for 5, 2 runs.
Lopez: 3 for 6, 1 3B, 3 RBI's, 1 run, 2 K's.
Myers: 3 for 4, 1 BB, 3 runs.
Getz: 1 for 6, 1 3B, 2 RBI's, 1 run, 2 K's.
Molina: 2 for 4, 2 RBI's, 1 BB, 1 run.
Every Birmingham player had a hit except Collaro.

Winston-Salem was off for their All-Star break

Kanny's doubleheader VS Hickory was postponed

Bristol lost to Kingsport 4-0
Carter (L 0-2): 6.0 IP, 6 hits, 4 ER's, 0 BB's, 6 K's, 2 HR's allowed.
Brujan: 2.1 IP, 0 hits, 0 BB's, 6 K's.
Gomez: 0.2 IP, 0 hits, 0 BB's, 1 K.
Gerst: 2 for 4, 1 K.
Mead: 2 for 4.
Morgan: 1 for 4.

Great Falls beat Helena 5-3
Sanchez (W 2-0): 5.0 IP, 5 hits, 3 ER's, 0 BB's, 5 K's, 3 HR's allowed.
Spurgeon: 1.2 IP, 1 hit, 1 BB.
Brennan: 0.1 IP, 1 K.
Wasylak: 2.0 IP, 0 hits, 0 BB's, 1 K.
Hunter: 2 for 4, 1 RBI.
Reves: 2 for 4, 1 K.
Tavares: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 2 BB's.
Batista: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 3 runs.
Garcia, Shelby, Acosta, Marrero each had singles for Great Falls.

sox1970
06-28-2006, 06:52 AM
Lorraine (no idea who this guy is): 1.0 IP, 0 hits, 1 BB.


Journeyman lefty. Played for the Sox in 1995. When I saw the Sox picked him up the other day, I couldn't believe he was still in professional baseball. Haven't seen that name in years.

maurice
06-29-2006, 05:13 PM
Charlotte lost to Columbus 2-1

I was at this game. Some details:

- Haeger's line speaks for itself. Another solid outing. He had a no-hitter into the 4th inning, when former Tiger Carlos Pena hit an opposite-field HR. Haeger's lack of control over his knuckler still results in a lot of 3-ball counts. However, he successfully used a fastball up out of the zone as an out pitch with full counts in this game, resulting in several Ks. That's not likely to work against MLB hitters.

- Owens' walk was in the 1st inning. He promptly stole 2B and scored on a soft fly to RF. This required him to make an excellent read on the ball. His hit was a drag bunt down the 1B line. He easily reached second on a blooper, which required another good read on both the ball and the fielder. He was on 2B when Rogo lined out hard to the 2B with the SS covering, but Owens got back in plenty of time. Many big-leaguers would get doubled off on that play. OTOH, he later got picked off at 2B. Nontheless, I'm impressed with his improved baserunning. He's now 25-8 in SB, and probably could have even more if he ran more often. He still plays a deep CF, even against guys with little power. This is not surprising, given his lack of experience at the position.

- Fields executed a perfect drag bunt down the 3B line for a single with runners on in the 1st inning, shocking the hell out of the Clippers' 3B. Interesting play for a 3-hitter with a lot of power. (Worst case scenario, he advances the runners for Rogo, etc.) Fields later pissed himself off by popping straight up with runners in scoring position. Defensively, he narrowly missed a sharply hit ball down the 3B line.

- Sweeney had a nice opposite-field, line-drive double and a single. He popped up in his other 2 ABs, one of which was a hit-and-run with a 3-1 count. (After a very shaky start, DePaula got a lot of popups in his last few innings of work.) Sweeney also made a nice throw to home from RCF after a running catch, but he had no chance to prevent the run from scoring on the SF.

maurice
06-29-2006, 05:21 PM
Note on the umpires: There appears to be much less bitching-and-moaning now that the strike is over. Earlier this year, players and coaches were extraordinarily contentious with the umps (from simple arguments to Young's bat fling). They were much more reserved in this game.

For example, Andy Gonzalez got called out on a very close play at 2B. In the bottom of the same inning, he applied a tag to a Clippers' baserunner at 2B on another close play and the same ump called him safe. Gonzalez was visibly upset and literally hopped around a bit, but held his tongue. I found the past histrionics a bit embarrassing, so it's nice to see the Knights acting classy to the returning umps. (Can't say the same for the Asheville Tourists.)