Monday, March 9, 2009

Springin' Forward CUP O' JO - March 9, 2009

Ahhh...  Daylight Savings Time, 65 degree weather,  WhodaThunkIt exciting WBC baseball in high def and TWO pros from the 707 on the MLB Home Run leader board during Spring Training.

JONNY GOMES (OF, Cincinnati Reds Organization)
Jonny got a start at 1B yesterday and had a two run homer in the 4th to break a 0-0 tie of LHP Brett Cecil. He's batting .429 with 2 home runs. At 9 RBIs, he is tied for the MLB lead with Chicago's Hoffpauir.

JASON LANE (OF, Toronto Blue Jays)
Wow.  Where have I been?  Sebastopol's Lane, a non-roster invitee with a minor league contract is having a helluva spring with the Blue Jays.  Batting .500 in 20 ABs, and leads the MLB in total bases with 20.  He had a 3-for-3 day against the Reds Saturday. Keep mashing Jason.
BRANDON MORROW (P, Seattle Mariners)
Morrow had his second start pushed back due to forearm soreness and then came down with the flu late last week.  Hopefully he's on track for a start later this week. More from the Everett Herald.

ERIC BRUNTLETT (INF, Philadelphia Phillies)
Santa Rosa's Bruntlett is batting .350 including 2 doubles in 20 ABs this spring.  Bruntlett's spot on the 25man seems solid.  Here's a bit on how Charlie Manuel plans to use him this season. 

DJ GENTILE (OF, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Mustangs)
DJ is batting .360 with a double and  3RBIs so far this season.  The team had an 8 game win streak snapped on a 8 game road trip which winds up in Berkeley for a three game series.  The Mustangs are 8-2 on the season.

SAM BANISTER (University of Arizona Wildcats Softball)
She's batting .363 with 7 doubles, 5 home runs and 20 RBIs. Sam has played in every game and is perfect defensively.  The team is 21-5 on the season after smoking St. Joseph's 20-1 yesterday to win the Hillenbrand Invitational.  They're ranked 13th.

The Gaucho Varsity season is off to a 2-1 start.  You can follow them here: .

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