Wednesday, May 13, 2009

CUP O' JO: Wednesday, May 13th

Live Blog From SCL Tourney: Gonna try something new tonight. A live blog from the Sonoma County League Tournament in Sonoma. The SCL Champ Gauchos face Sonoma at 7pm. I'll post updates here from the trusty iPhone. And we'll give Twitter a go as well and see how quickly I can figure it out ;-) (Follow me at PTownFan)  Hard to know how long the battery will last and hopefully the connection is good. If this works out, the Argus Courier will include future live blogs of Casa playoff games on via RSS feed. Don't you love technology? When it works.

Here's an update on how PTown Area Pros are doing on the diamond these days. Will catch up with the Up And Comers wrapping up their college seasons later this week.

JONNY GOMES (OF, AAA Louisville Bats, Cincinnati Reds Organization)
Jonny has settled in and is swinging a powerful stick, leading the team in home runs.  Hit #7 last night off Tampa Bay World Series closer, David Price.  He was the hero of that game as the Bats battled back from a 6-2 deficit in the 9th and went ahead on Gomes' two out double. On a two strike count.  Yah Jonno. He's batting .250 with an .866 OPS.  Louisville is on top of the International League West with a 3.5 game lead over Toledo.  I'm trying to get a pic of that timely hit and will add it if the photographer shows the Pearls some love.  The Reds still own the third best record in the National League with a 10-14 record.  OF Darnell McDonald has really cooled off and OF Chris Dickerson is below the Mendoza so perhaps the Reds will get hungry for a power bat off the bench soon.

BRANDON MORROW (P, Seattle Mariners)
After a 15 day stint on the DL for biceps stiffness, Morrow is back as the Mariners' closer.  He returned Saturday with a flair for the dramatic, loading the bases and putting the winning run on first before notching his 6th save with a Brendan Harris ground out.  Whew.  After a hot start, the Ms have dropped to 14-17 with Morrow's save ending a 6 game skid.

ERIC BRUNTLETT (IF, Philadelphia Phillies)
Santa Rosa's Bruntlett is not getting many ABs off the bench, but we'll keep an eye out for any surge in playing time or stats. 

KONRAD SCHMIDT (C, HighA Visalia Rawhide, Arizona Diamondbacks Organization)
Konrad is batting .279 with 7 extra base hits and 11 rbis in 22 games.  He had a huge game last week going  2-for-5 with a double, home run, two runs scored and five RBIs in a big win over the Stockton Ports for the Rawhide's 6th consecutive win.  The Rawhide, in their swanky new stadium, are atop the Cal North Division with a 3.5 game lead over Modesto and a 4 game lead over pre-season favorite San Jose.  Head 'em up and move 'em out boys.

TOMMY EVERIDGE (IF, AA Midland Rockhounds, Oakland Athletics Organization)
Tommy is leading the Rockhounds in hits with 40 and is second in rbs with 27 in 31 games.  He's belted 3 home runs so far this season and is batting .305 for the hot hitting Hounds with a team average of .302.  They lead the Division by 1.5 games over Corpus Chrisi with an 18-14 record.  Though listed as a 1B, Tommy's been playing a lot of 3B as the organization seems determined to give prospect Chris Carter more time at first.

JOEY GOMES (OF, Joliet Jackhammers, IND)
Joey's season starts Friday against Schaumberg.  The Jackhammers have had a perfect Spring and Gomes had a home run in Monday's 6-3 win over the Flyers. 

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