Friday Night, March 9, 2007
Friday Night Thoughts
Hey everyone! Please don't get too accustomed to weekend postings, but from time to time, it is possible that I will write. Then, instead of spending a bunch of time getting all caught up on Monday, you can read a little at a time each day.
The wins played against the Dodgers yesterday. Sidney Ponson got the start and it didn't go so well. In just two innings, he gave up four earned runs on seven hits and a walk. It was his first "A" game, so it really is not worth making too much out of this yet. Carlos Silva came in and went four innings. He gave up four runs (3 earned) on eight hits. He struckout one. Juan Rincon struckout two in his shutout inning of relief, and then Errol Simonitsch threw a shutout frame. Luis Rodriguez had a big game. He played 3B and went 2-3 with two home runs and four RBI! Rondell White was also 2-3 with a homer. He also stole a base which is a great sign. Joe Mauer was 2-3. Torii Hunter homered.
Former Twins Update (Friday games):
Levale Speigner pitched 3.2 innings for the Washington Nationals. He gave up three hits, but he did not give up any runs. It will be interesting to see if he sticks with the Nationals, or if they will offer him back to the Twins.
Kevin Cameron is in the same position with the San Diego Padres. His Friday performance wasn't quite as impressive. He went just 2/3 of an inning and gave up two runs on four hits and four walks.
Michael Restovich went 0-3 as the Nats DH. Danny Ardoin caught for the team and went 1-3 with an RBI.
Terry Tiffee went 0-1 and played some 3B for the O's. Scott Tyler got the only batter he faced out.
David Ortiz had a big day. He was 2-2 with a double and a home run. For the Sox, Alex Ochoa went 1-5 with a double.
Brent Abernathy went 0-1 with a run scored.
JC Romero threw an inning for the Red Sox. He gave up an unearned run and a hit.
Beau Kemp had a rough outing for the Blue Jays. He got one out and he gave up three hits and three walks for five runs.
Luis Rivas was 0-3 with an RBI for Cleveland. Casey Blake was 0-3 with a run.
For the Reds, Javy Valentin played 1B and went 0-3. Juan Castro went 1-2. Chad Moeller pinch hit and went 0-1.
Ruben Sierra pinch hit for the Mets. He was 0-1 but did have an RBI.
Kenny Rogers started for the Tigers and gave up two runs on five hits (one homer) in three innings.
Willie Eyre gave up two runs on a hit and a walk in one inning for the Rangers. He did strike out two.
Todd Walker played some 2B for the Padres. He went 1-3 with a double. Rob Bowen went 1-3 as the Pads catcher.
Henry Blanco and Jacque Jones each went 0-2 for the Cubs. Blanco caught and Jones played RF.
Shannon Stewart went 1-3 and played LF for the A's.
Alex Romero played RF and went 0-1 with the Diamondbacks.
Former Twin Mark Redman, who was an All-Star last July, was just signed to a Minor-League contract by the Atlanta Braves... but only after Mike Hampton injured his oblique and will be out up to three months.
Many have asked what ever happened to former Twin Michael Nakamura. Well, he has been playing in Japan for a few years... and he has his own blog, in both English and Japanese.
this later yesterday, but just to remind you:
Hey ya’ll, please head over to The Baseball Analysts site today or this weekend for their AL Central Preview. You might even recognize one of the participants.
Again, not sure if or how many updates there may be over the weekend, but stop by, check the comments and participate. Or, e-mail me.
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