I've got nothing interesting to say today. Let's just see where the randomness takes us.
Freddy Parent (1875)
Rabbit Maranville (1891)
Al Schacht (1892)
Pie Traynor (1898)
Hal Trosky (1912)
George Case (1915)
Ike Delock (1929)
Ron Musselman (1954)
John Hobbs (1955)
Cory Snyder (1962)
Roberto Hernandez (1964)
Damion Easley (1969)
Trust me, if I could have found a live version of Otis doing his tune, I would have.
Then again, the Stones used to have some decent soul.
Licey 5, Cibao 1 in Cibao. Rene Rivera was 0-for-4 for Licey. Estarlin De Los Santos was 1-for-3 and scored once for Cibao. Alexi Casilla was 0-for-1 as a pinch-hitter for Cibao.
PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
Caguas 10, Mayaguez 5 in Mayaguez. Aaron Bates was 1-for-5 for Caguas, scoring once and driving in one. Eddie Rosario was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI for Mayaguez.
Carolina 3, Ponce 2 in Carolina. Angel Morales was 0-for-2 with a walk for Ponce. Deinys Suarez was the losing pitcher, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks in five innings.
This feature gives me less joy in the wake of the Wilson Ramos kidnapping. On the other hand, the games are being played, and not reporting on them is not going to help him any.
Anzoategui 3, Magallanes 2 in Anzoategui. Mike Wilson (Seattle) hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Caribes the win. Pedro Rodriguez struck out three in two innings of work to get the win. Lester Oliveros walked the only batter he faced for Anzoategui. The Navegantes were led by Jose Altuve (Houston), who singled and doubled. Pedro Guerra started for Magallanes. He struck out five in three innings, but also allowed two runs on two hits and two walks. Rafael Cova allowed the game-winning homer in his second inning of pitching to take the loss.
In games not involving Twins players, Aragua defeated Margarita 8-4, Caracas edged La Guaira 4-3, and Zulia pounded Lara 10-2.
In today's games, Aragua is at Margarita, Magallanes is goes to Anzoategui, and Zulia travels to La Guaira.
Mesa scored four in the seventh to put away an 8-4 victory over Salt River in Mesa.
Josh Vitters (Cubs) led the Solar Sox with two singles and a home run. Brandon Short (White Sox) had two singles and a double, scoring three times. Chris Herrmann was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, scoring once and driving in two. Brock Holt (Pittsburgh) had two hits. Aaron Hicks was o-for-4. Starter Cole DeVries pitched three innings, giving up a run on a hit while striking out three. Andrew Cashner (Cubs) got the win with a perfect inning, striking out two.
Salt River was led by Nolan Arenado (Colorado), who singled and homered. Casey Weathers (Colorado) took the loss, surrendering two runs on two hits and two walks in a third of an inning.
Mesa hosts Phoenix this afternoon.
Jim Whitney (1857)
Cy Morgan (1878)
Del Gainer (1886)
Chick Fewster (1895)
Jimmie Dykes (1896)
Birdie Tebbetts (1912)
Johnny Lipon (1922)
Cal Ermer (1923)
Gene Conley (1930)
Norm Cash (1934)
Mike Vail (1951)
Paul Thormodsgard (1953)
Larry Parrish (1953)
Larry Christenson (1953)
Bob Stanley (1954)
Jack Clark (1955)
Kenny Rogers (1964)
Keith Lockhart (1964)
Butch Huskey (1971)
Shawn Green (1972)
It's all the way down to 65-70 degrees here. I think I'm actually going to miss the lack of winter, and in Yakima I barely got one as it was.
this one is almost as poppy as "got my mind set on you".
PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
Ponce 3, Carolina 1 in Ponce. Angel Morales was 0-for-2 for Ponce.
Licey 7, Aguilas 5 in Aguilas. Rene Rivera was 1-for-3 for Licey.
Estrellas 4, Cibao 1 in Estrellas. Alexi Casilla was 1-for-3 with a walk for Cibao.