Tomorrow I will be at the Sally League All Star game. It will be my only chance to see any Rome prospects since the R-Braves do not come to Charleston at all this season. Our very own Zeke Spruill will start the game and I just happen to have bought a nice new camera recently so I will do my best to get some awesome pictures. Other Braves on the roster will be JJ Hoover (I am pumped to see him pitch), Luis Sumoza and Jesus Sucre. None of our guys will be in the preceding Home Run Derby, but I'll hopefully get there in time to see that as well.
Gwinnett 5, Louisville 11
- R. Gorecki 2-4 HR(6), BB, SB(9), 2K
- B. Canizares 2-5
- G. Norton 2-4 HR(1), 2 RBI
This game was even worse than the final score indicates. The Braves put 4 on the board late, but the pitcher gave up 5 homers on the night, 3 of them by starter Tony Armas. The offense couldn't do much of anything against once über prospect Homer Bailey. He went 7 strong and struck out 8 men with only 2 walks. The guy has posted a .71 ERA in June. I can't believe he will be in AAA much longer.
Birmingham 2, Mississippi 3
- JC Boscan 2-4 2B, 2 RBI
- E. Campbell 2-4
- S. Diamond 6.1IP 7H 2R 3BB 5K
You know looking back at Scott Diamond's season, he might be one of the most hardluck pitchers in baseball right now. He has allowed just 1 earned run in a 7 of his last 10 starts and he is 3-7 on the year. His ERA would be spectacular if not for one bad start where he allowed 7 runs and it is still very good at 3.59. I am going to have to say at higher levels he is going to be a LOOGY unless he breaks out in some special way because he OWNS them to the tune of a .219 AVG vs a .322 AVG against RHs. Either way the guy induces a ton of ground outs and will be useful in some capacity.
Myrtle Beach - All Star Break
The onyl Pelican's to make the team were Jason Heyward and Cody Johnson. I am a little surprised that Freeman didn't get on, but he just recently turned it on and his power hasn't come on quite yet.
Rome - All Star Break
I'll be there!
Their season starts today, click here for the roster.
Their season also starts today, click here for the roster.