Where they stand: New Britain is 18-13, third in the EL East, 1.5 games behind Reading.
Who’s hot: Evan Bigley is 12-30. For the season, he is .321/.371/.481 in 106 at-bats. Chris Parmelee is 14-36. For the season, he is .315/.384/.460 in 124 at-bats. Steve Hirschfeld has given up three runs on five hits and four walks in 12.2 innings (two starts). He is 2-0, 2.08, 0.84 WHIP with 22 strikeouts in 34.2 innings (six starts). Michael Tarsi has given up two runs (none earned) on six hits and five walks in nine innings (six appearances). He is 1-0, 1.80, 1.27 WHIP with 11 strikeouts in 15 innings (12 appearances).
Who’s cold: Mike Hollimon is 6-35. For the season, he is .162/.272/.263 in 99 at-bats. Mark Dolenc is 5-23. For the season, he is .217/.302/.265 in 83 at-bats. Deolis Guerra has surrendered 15 runs (13 earned) on 15 hits and three walks in 6.2 innings (two starts). He is 2-4, 11.57, 2.10 WHIP in 23.1 innings (six starts). Santos Arias has allowed 14 runs (nine earned) in 6.2 innings (four appearances). He is 1-0, 8.62, 2.30 WHIP in 15.2 innings (nine appearances, two starts).
Coming and going: Since last report, David Bromberg was placed on the disabled list with a broken right forearm, Daniel Osterbrock was promoted from Ft. Myers to New Britain, Chris Herrmann was promoted from Ft. Myers to New Britain, Steve Singleton was promoted from New Britain to Rochester, and Ray Chang was promoted from New Britain to Rochester.
Coming up next: The Rock Cats are at home for five games with Portland, have three on the road in Harrisburg, then come home again for four with New Hampshire and four with Binghamton.
Louisville 7, Rochester 3 in Rochester. A three-run Bats fifth broke a 2-2 tie. Chase Lambin singled and doubled. Eric Hacker gave up five runs on eight hits and no walks in 6.2 innings.
New Britain 10, Binghamton 8 in Binghamton. The Rock Cats scored six in the second and built a 10-3 lead after four before the Mets scored five in the seventh to get back into the game. Chris Herrmann had a triple, a double, and two singles, driving in three. Deibinson Romero had a double and two singles. Yangervis Solarte had three hits, Chris Parmelee and Daniel Rohlfing each had two, and Joe Benson hit a home run. Liam Hendriks gave up seven hits and four walks in five innings, but only allowed three runs and got the win. Tyler Robertson struck out four in two scoreless innings to get the save.
Dunedin 7, Ft. Myers 1 in Ft. Myers. The Miracle scored in the first, but that was where the good news ended. Josmil Pinto singled and doubled, getting two of the three Ft. Myers hits. Edgar Ibarra surrendered five runs on six hits and four walks in 4.2 innings.
Kane County 8, Beloit 2 in Kane County. The Cougars scored six in the second and the game was pretty much over. Lance Ray was 2-for-2 with two walks and Tobias Streich had two hits. Manuel Soliman surrendered all eight runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk in 3.1 innings. Three relief pitchers held Kane County scoreless the rest of the way, with Ryan O’Rourke pitching 1.2 innings, Blayne Weller two, and Jose Gonzalez one.
The full piece, with special lighting. Performed on March 31, 2001 n Muziekgebouw aan't IJ, Amsterdam, as part of the Minimal Music Festival 2011. Directed by Clark Rundell.
Depending on my mood, this might be my favorite Reich.
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With the "major league" club tanking, this MLB.tv subscriber is having a hard time not switching over to the Rockies or Brewers or something until the injuries subside...
Chicken Wolf (1862)
Lave Cross (1866)
Jumping Joe Dugan (1897)
Hank Borowy (1916)
Ed Runge (1918)
Yogi Berra (1925)
Felipe Alou (1935)
Ted Kubiak (1942)
Vic Albury (1947)
Bob Heise (1947)
Joe Nolan (1951)
Lou Whitaker (1957)
Kevin Bass (1959)
Willie Lozado (1959)
Mark Clark (1968)
Wes Helms (1976)
Felipe Lopez (1980)
Evan Meek (1983)
Infielder Willie Lozado was drafted by Minnesota in the third round of the January Secondary draft in 1978, but did not sign.
This is also the birthday of Twins’ farmhands Melciades De La Cruz (1993), Aderlin Mejia (1992), and Hein Robb (1992).
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Where they stand: Rochester is 14-16, fourth in the IL North, 3.5 games behind Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Who’s hot: Brian Dinkelman is 9-28. On the season he is .283/.382/.327 in 113 at-bats. Danny Lehmann is 3-11. On the season he is .286/.342/.400 in 35 at-bats. Anthony Swarzak has allowed three runs on fourteen hits and only one walk with eleven strikeouts in twelve innings (two starts). He is 2-1, 3.90, 1.30 WHIP with 25 strikeouts in 32.1 innings (six starts). Chuck James has allowed no runs on five hits and one walk with six strikeouts in 6.2 innings (five appearances). He is 1-1, 2.50, 1.00 WHIP with 23 strikeouts in 18 innings (13 appearances).
Who’s cold: Chase Lambin is 4-28. On the season he is .212/.297/.303 in 99 at-bats. Matt Brown is 5-31. On the season he is .228/.311/.391 in 92 at-bats. Kyle Waldrop has allowed seven runs (five earned) on nine hits and two walks in 8.2 innings (six appearances). He is 1-3, 6.06, 1.71 WHIP in 16.1 innings (12 appearances). Andrew Baldwin has allowed seven runs on fourteen hits and a walk in 11.1 innings (two starts). He is 2-2, 7.16, 1.45 WHIP in 27.2 innings (five starts).
Coming and going: Since last report, Jim Hoey was promoted from Rochester to Minnesota, Jeff Manship was optioned from Minnesota to Rochester, Eric Hacker was promoted from Rochester to Minnesota and sent back to Rochester again, Alex Burnett was optioned from Minnesota to Rochester and brought back to Minnesota again, Anthony Swarzak was promoted from Rochester to Minnesota and sent back to Rochester again, Rene Tosoni was promoted from Rochester to Minnesota, Trevor Plouffe was promoted from Rochester to Minnesota, Ben Revere was promoted from Rochester to Minnesota, Steve Singleton was promoted from New Britain to Rochester, Ray Chang was promoted from New Britain to Rochester, Steve Holm was optioned from Minnesota to Rochester, Rene Rivera was promoted from Rochester to Minnesota, Dusty Hughes was optioned from Minnesota to Rochester, Aaron Bates was signed and assigned to Rochester, and Brandon Roberts was placed on the seven day disabled list with a sore right oblique.
Coming up next: The Red Wings have two more home games against Louisville. They then go on the road for four in Charlotte and four in Gwinnett.
I didn't see a game log, so here one is.
That's about as much effort as I feel like putting into this team right now. When the major leaguers outnumber the minor leaguers on the roster, they might grab my attention again.
Rochester 8, Louisville 1 in Rochester. The Red Wings scored seven runs in the third through fifth innings. Aaron Bates had two singles and a homer, scoring three times. Danny Lehmann had three hits. Anthony Swarzak worked 6.2 innings, giving up one run on seven hits and a walk, striking out five. Jeff Manship pitched 2.a scoreless innings of relief.
Binghamton 5, New Britain 2 in Binghamton. The Rock Cats led 2-0 after six, but the Mets got two in the seventh and three in the eighth. Steve Hirschfeld pitched six shutout innings before tiring; for the game he gave up two runs on just two hits in 6.2 innings, although he walked four. Jake Stevens allowed the three eighth-inning runs on four hits.
Dunedin 6, Ft. Myers 2 in Ft. Myers. The Blue Jays scored two in the eighth and one in the ninth to put the game away. Danny Rams singled and homered, Brian Dozier singled and doubled, and Aaron Hicks had two hits. Kane Holbrooks took the loss, giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hits and three walks in five innings. Blake Martin pitched two shutout innings.
Kane County 8, Beloit 4 in Kane County. The Cougars scored in each of the first five innings. Danny Ortiz had two singles and a home run. Andrei Lobanov surrendered six runs (three earned) on nine hits and a walk in 3.2 innings. Michael Tonkin struck out three of the four batters he faced in 1.1 innings.
Charlie Gehringer (1903)
Rip Sewell (1907)
Eddie Chiles (1910)
Jack Lang (1921)
Nestor Chylak (1922)
Vern Rapp (1928)
Milt Pappas (1939)
Frank Quilici (1939)
Jerry Martin (1949)
Dane Iorg (1950)
Mark Huismann (1958)
Walt Terrell (1958)
Trent Hubbard (1964)
Bobby Witt (1964)
Kerry Ligtenberg (1971)
Francisco Cordero (1975)
This is also the birthday of Twins’ farmhand Miguel Sano (1993).
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It looks like Red Chair was expanded from seasonal to permanent. Good news for PNWers.