I like Adam Kennedy a lot. It's also nice to see Anderson have another solid outing in a row. Let's see what the little A's did today.
Patterson CF: 2-5, R, SO
Denorfia LF: 3-5, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI, SO
Cunningham RF: 1-3, R, 2 BB, 2 K
Recker C: 3-5
Gallagher: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K .075 ERA Barring an injury to someone, I would leave him in Sac for a good 5 starts or more. Needs to find his control and confidence.
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Gilbert LF: 2-3, 2 R, BB
Carter DH: 2-2, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB, .277
Everidge 1B: 2-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI
Cardenas 2B: 1-4, R, RBI, SO .389
Donaldson C: 1-4, R, 2B, RBI
Brown, C CF: 1-3, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Cramer went 5 IP, gave up 4 ER, walked 2 while striking out 4.
Demel picked up his 7th save. His time table seems interesting. We have quite a few veterans in the Sac bullpen and rotation--I wonder what move will have to made for him to move up.
Vitters 3B: 2-5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
Carter C: 2-5, 2 R, RBI, 2 SO
Thomas Dav CF: 1-4, R, .235
Poirier: 5.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K We had quite a few pitchers come into the game for the Ports. Leblanc has a nice start--sorry if this is a repeat, but he was drafter last season in the 21st round out of Ahuntsic Col. Profile
Friend came on in relief. That is a great reliever name. It's the opposite of Riske, who I believe was pitching for the Brewers in spring training last time I saw him. He was roughed up in a third of an inning. He still has more Ks than IP on the season with a 2.84 ERA. Was drafted in 2007 13th Round
Lance Sewell got the loss, going 1 inning and giving up 4 R in the 10th. He's been coming in out of the pen, but pitched as a starter last season in Kane County with success. Drafted in the 7th round in 2007. I'm interested in what the A's plan on doing with a lot of these young arms.
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Christian 3B: 2-3, 2 R, 3B, RBI, BB, SO Led off again.
Coleman SS: 1-3, R, 2B, BB It was Coleman's 17th Double on the Season. That should translate well for the coming ballparks of Stockton and Midland. Slugging 550 on the season.
Kleen 1B: 1-4, R, HR, 3 RBI .270 Kleen is pretty old for A ball right now. He was drafted in the 11th round in 2005 out of Pepperdine. He missed all of last season and is currently putting up similar numbers as he had done the previous two seasons in Kane County and Stockton. I think he's being used as a nice ancour for Coleman/Desme/Barfield and others that are young and looked at as true prospects.
Desme CF: 2-4, R, SB (13) .415 in his last 10 games with 6 multi hit games. Kane County's own Adam Kennedy
Paramore DH/Barfield RF: Each 0-3
Capra: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6K Too many base runners.
Haviland came in for an inning of relief, not really sure why. Storey also went an inning and struck out 2 for his 3rd save. I don't know if this move is perminant, but he has gone 9.1 IP on the season with 13K. Nice start kid.
Wrote a lot tonight. When the A's win, I get happy and try to find the good in everyone. Haha. Goodnight green and gold.