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Appalachian League Preview

The last of the short-season leagues, the Appalachian League, starts tonight.  Here's a little basic information about the league.

There are ten teams, divided into two divisions.  They play a sixty-eight game schedule.  Teams take the names of their parent clubs, but are also listed by towns.  The top two teams in each division go to the playoffs.  Each playoff series is best-of-three.

The Elizabethton Twins are once again managed by Ray Smith.  Jeff Reed remains the batting coach and Luis Ramirez is the pitching coach.  Takashi Miyoshi is also a coach.  The play in Joe O'Brien field.  They won the Appalachian League championship last year and have won the championship seven times since 2000.

I'm not going to go through the roster, but there are two things about it that caught my eye.  One is a pitcher named Kody Funderburk.  I was not quickly able to find out if he's related to '80s Twin Mark Funderburk, but it seems at least possible.  The other is that Colton Waltner is listed as a designated hitter.  My guess is that it's a bad sign for your career when you're in the Appalachian League and they've already given up on you as a fielder.

Go E-Twins!

Elizabethton Twins Team Leaders

BATTING

AVERAGE

Jordan Gore, .389
Akil Baddoo, .357
Rainis Silva, .356

OBP

Baddoo, .478
Silva, .446
Gore, .443

SLUGGING

Brent Rooker, .588
Baddoo, .579
Shane Carrier, .529

OPS

Baddoo, 1.057
Rooker, .952
Gore, .943

DOUBLES

Baddoo, 15
Wander Javier, 13
Carson Crites, 11

TRIPLES

Baddoo, 2
Mark Contreras, 2
Jose Miranda, 2
T. J. Dixon, 2

HOME RUNS

Miranda, 11
J. J. Robinson, 9
Rooker, 7

RBI

Miranda, 43
Robinson, 36
Carrier, 32

RUNS

Miranda, 43
Baddoo, 39
Javier, 34

WALKS

Andrew Bechtold, 27
Baddoo, 27
Kolton Kendrick, 22

STOLEN BASES

Contreras, 5
Baddoo, 5
Three tied at 4

PITCHING

ERA (STARTERS--5 STARTS)

Charlie Barnes, 1.19
Ryley Widell, 2.43
Edwar Colina, 3.34

ERA (RELIEVERS--10 GAMES)

Jovani Moran, 0.36
Jared Finkel, 2.18
Jose Martinez, 3.34

WINS

Martinez, 5
Melvi Acosta, 5
Moises Gomez, 4

SAVES

Finkel, 3
Juan Gamez, 2
Rickey Ramirez, 2

INNINGS

Colina, 59.1
Acosta, 50.2
Nick Brown, 50.1

STRIKEOUTS (STARTERS)

Colina, 56
Brown, 54
Gomez, 51

STRIKEOUTS (RELIEVERS)

Moran, 45
Huascar Ynoa, 44
Blair Lasko, 32

WHIP (STARTERS)

Barnes, 1.06
Brusdar Graterol, 1.21
Brown, 1.27

WHIP (RELIEVERS)

Moran, 0.73
Martinez, 1.21
Finkel, 1.21

Minor Details: Games of September 3

The Twins apparently aren't too concerned about whether Rochester makes the playoffs.  A second consecutive good game by Randy LeBlanc.  Fort Myers prepares for the playoffs.  A fine Class A debut for Randy Dobnak.  The E-Twins face a must-win game tonight.  The GCL Twins end their season.

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Minor Details: Games of August 31

A fine game by David Hurlbut.  A near cycle by T. J. White and a fine game by Zack Littell.  Lewis Thorpe also had a fine game in a loss.  A fine comeback for the Kernels.  Not much was fine for the E-Twins.  The GCL Twins roll along into the playoffs.  The DSL Twins face a must-win game today.

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