Friday, June 19, 2009

CUP O' JO: Friday, June 19, 2009

JONNY GOMES (OF,Cincinnati Reds, MLB):
The Reds bats were a bust yesterday afternoon in Atlanta so no sweep.  Jonny struck out in his pinch hit appearance.  CF Willy Taveras' troubles continued with another 0-for-5 day at the plate.  Gomes has the highest average of any outfielder by .50 points but Dusty is bound and determined not to do any wholesale juggling, lest he hurt Tavera$' feeling$.  Now only a 1/2 game out of 4th place, maybe someone will decide to let Jonny have a go on a daily basis for awhile.  Ya think?

JOEY GOMES (DH, Edmonton Capitals, Golden League - IND)
Off to a great start with a double and a home run among the hits wrapped up in his .294 average as the team's DH.  The Caps are working their way back to Edmonton with a three game series in Victoria beginning tonight.  Gotta say, the scenery in the Golden League can't be beat.

LOUIS OTT (A Jupiter Hammerheads, Florida Marlins Organization)
0-for-3 with a run scored and a walk at second base Wednesday night.   Batting .185 and looking for more ABs.

BRANDON MORROW (P, Seattle Mariners, MLB):
Morrow got another start last night and it wasn't bad.  In fact, after a shaky first inning, he settled in and threw well going 4 innings before reaching his pitch limit.  He struck out 6 and walked only one while giving up 5 hits and 2 earned runs.  The M's went on to lose the game to San Diego in extras.  It's sounding more and more like Morrow will stay with the Major League Club during his transition to starter getting to a 100 pitch limit sometime next month.

TOMMY EVERIDGE (IF, AAA Sacramento River Cats, Oakland Athletics Organization)
Tommy with a couple of Valley of the Moon Little Leaguers from his hometown. I think Jack swings with Joey at The Coop. 
(Photo by Nancy Murray via the Sonoma Sun.)
Tommy helped make River Cats history as the they hit a team high 8 home runs Wednesday night. Tommy had a dinger and two doubles in his 4-for-5 night at the plate.  Last night he was 0-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored.  Now batting a very sweet .294 and playing every day.  The Cats are still dominating the Division with wins both nights.

KONRAD SCHMIDT (C, High A Visalia Rawhide, Arizona Diamondbacks Organization)
0-for-3 Wednesday night in a loss to the San Jose Giants.

STEVE PEARSON (1B, Wichita WingNuts, IND)
0-for-3 in Wednesday's 7-5 loss to Sioux Falls.  No word on whether BBQ sauce is the way to go with Fowl Balls.

DJ GENTILE (OF, Matsu Miners, Alaska)
Off to a hot start in Alaska with a single, a double and a home run in two games.  I hear he might do a little fishing with the local celebrities as well.


  1. Steve Pearson was 1-5 last night, a double and an RBI, and the Wingnuts maul the X's 11-1.


  2. Steve Pearson went 1-3 last night, as the Wingnuts no hit the Explorers and won 1-0. It was the first time the X's have ever been no hit.


  3. Steve Pearson went 4-5 with 2 rbi's to raise his avg to .329. The Wingnuts pound the X's again 12-8.

    Jonny Gomes DH'd for the Reds against the Jays, and went 2-4 with a solo homer. His avg is at .340


  4. NSA, thanks for the excellent first hand reports! Any chance you might sneak up/over/? to Sioux Falls and review their snack shack goodies for us?

  5. Anything's possible here in corn country.


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