We had several nice performances from last night. Weeks continues to rake the ball while several Rivercats played a nice little game of home run derby. I was flipping through minorleaguebaseball.com and realized that the A's Dominican League started this month, or at least one of their teams did. Last year the A's had two clubs, the Athletics 2 team featured Robin Rosario, the 18 year old outfielder with high upside. Also--This weekend is the opening night for our Short Season Vancouver Canadians. Might we see Dixon, Leyja...we'll see.
Sacramento: Lots of action last night, I wish I was this busy every night.
Patterson 2B: 5-6, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, .318 BA Someone is going to give this guy a full season opportunity and he just might be able to bat a .270 or so. Do the Nationals need a 2B?
Carson CF: 1-6, R, HR (11), 2 RBI These are one of those organizational depth pickups that allows the Rivercats to contend for the championship year in and year our.
Buck RF: 1-3, 3 R, 3 BB .429 BA
Cunningham LF: 3-5, 3 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, BB, K I mean that's a pretty good night.
Everidge 1B: 4-5, 4 R, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI That has got to make him confident. My buddy played for Sonoma St. several years ago and was able to see Tommy play--hits the ball hard.
Recker C: 2-5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
Eveland (W, 5-0): 6 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7K 3.74 ERA Little bit better with the control. Again, I'll take the hits rather than walks. He's got to be building confidence with these wins under his belt.
Kilby came in for relief for the save, going 3 IP and 3 K. Could see a call soon, especially since he's a lefty. Brad
Midland: Pitching duel
Carter 1B: 1-2, R, BB
Cardenas played 3B again.
Godfrey (W, 6-4) 7.2 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 3 K Over his last 10 starts, the man is 5-2 with a 2.60 ERA.
Demel picked up his 10th save giving up a hit and K.
Weeks 2B: 2-3, R, HR (6), RBI, BB I feel like I should just copy this line and post it in for tomorrow. 18 game hit streak and counting.
Vitters 3B: 1-3, R, 3B
Ross: 5.1 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, BB, 4 K Check out the photos posted earlier today to see Ross' windup, not pretty.
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Christian 3B: 2-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB, SB (19) After a horrendous May, he's picking it up in June with a .279/.347/.485 clip. Compare that to an OPS of .577 in May. Keep it up.
Kleen 1B: 3-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB
Desme CF: 2-4, 2 R, 3B, RBI, BB, SB (23) Has yet to be caught on the base paths.
Barfield RF: 1-5, R, HR (6), 3 RBI, 2K
Figueroa (W, 7-2): 6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, BB, 5 K 3.69 ERA
I was reading the Notes from the Nat and today's post was pretty fun to read. If you haven't visited the blog in a while, they've got some good stuff concerning the draft and the opening night roster for the Canadians. I'm intrigued by the high school product from a few years ago, Kyle Christensen and I'll be sure to update his progress as well as others this weekend.
Also, the Dominican Summer League A's are 6-10 on the season. One person to note is Kelvin Rojas. The kid is a 19 year old center fielder who is hitting well. Does anyone know the protocol for these kids? How often will these players make a jump to Vancouver during the season?