6/2 Minor Athletics

Hey there everyone--I was excited to see Mazzaro toss all those zeros. It doesn't feel the same when I have to refresh the yahoo feed to see if he threw a strike or a ball. Does anyone remember Hudson's first major league start--that's when i knew we had someone special. I think he had like 11 K in 5+ innings against SD. It was amazing



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 0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0      3   5   0 
 Salt Lake 
 0   0   0   0   3   0   2   0   X      5   9   1 

Recap | Box

Patterson 2B: 1-4, 2B, RBI, BB

Barton 1B: 1-4, 2B

Baisley 3B: 1-4, R, HR, 2 RBI, SO

Eveland: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, K 4.24 ERA I guess this is ok. Still want to see better. Am I expecting too much.

H-Rod: 1.2 IP, BB, 2 K 3.38 ERA In the minors right now, 7.2 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 15K Keep it up. He might force the issue with Springer struggling.


Midland: Day Off


Stockton: Explosion of Hits

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 4   0   1   1   2   0   3   0   5      16   24   2 
 San Jose 
 0   0   3   1   0   0   3   0   0      7   8   2 

Recap | Box

Richard SS: 2-3, 3 R, 2 RBI, 3 BB, SB

Weeks 2B: 3-5, 3 R, 2 BB, SO .345

Johnson RF: 3-4, 4 R, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB .283

Carter C: 5-6, 3 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI .371 I don't know what to say about this guy. Has never shown these types of numbers while he was with the cubs. Maybe it's the ballpark, maybe he always starts off hot. Yusuf

Mitchell CF: 4-6, RBI, SO

Vitters DH: 2-6, 2 RBI .272

Italiano (W, 4-5) 5 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 5 BB, 5 K He's still striking out quite a few guys, to go along with a ton of walks and a hit per inning of work.


Kane County:

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 Kane County 
 0   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   2      4   10   3 
 1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0      2   5   2 

Recap | Box

Christian DH: 1-4, RBI, SO, SB .237 BA What's going on with this guy? Not playing 3rd, leading off, and struggling quite a bit.

Coleman SS: 0-5

Desme CF: 4-5, R, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI .283 BA Slugging over .500 on the season now. I thought he was a lefty this whole time--I just picture all of our A's hitters as lefty's. What is our infatuation with them anyway. Grant

Barfield RF: 2-4, BB, SO .348

Figueroa: 6 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 BB, 6 K

Storey (S, 5): 1 IP, BB, 2 K. 0.79 I'm going to be following this guy for the season.


When I think about Storey, the reliever for KC, I think about how the decision is made for a guy to switch from starter to reliever. Who knows how this guy would have held up in the rotation, but now he is dominating in relief. It's a similar thing with Bailey. He dominated one year as a starter, stunk the next and moved in to the bullpen where he is, well we all know. Other's that come to mind--H-Rod is honing his skills as a reliever, Italiano should be, and last year Lansford was much more effective in relief than as a starter.

So--which would you rather be? A converted starter who now closes, or remain a starter and hope you make it to the bigs? I just thought that was interesting.




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