Thank you Chris, for filling in for me, yesterday! I am leaving for vacation tonight, and Chris has agreed to fill in for me in my absence.
August 4, 2005
Columbus 4, Louisville 2
Dane Sardinha went 2 for 3 with a HR, R, 2 RBI and BB. The 26 year old 2nd round pick from 1997 (has it been that long?) hit his 10th homer of the year he is now hitting .225/.288/..363
Chattanooga 7, Carolina 6
Lead off hitter and speedy CF Javon Moran went 2 for 4 with a BB, 3 R, and 1 SB. Since being called up the 22 (23 in September) year old is hitting .375/.400/.479 in 50 PAs. He hasn’t shown much power or patience in his minor league career, but he can certainly hit for average. From a Centerfielder that steals bases at a pretty good rate, that might work out. Is this Griffey’s replacement?
Phil Dumatrait was hit pretty hard. In 4 innings the 24 year-old 8 H, 6 ER, and 3 BB. He struck out 3. IN 19 games since coming back from surgery he has a 3.64 ERA, but he only has 73 Ks in 101 innings while walking 54.
Brevard County 7, Sarasota 3
21 (22 in September) year old Catcher Miquel Perez went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. in 297 PA he is hitting .267/.306/.345.
Dayton 10, Ft. Wayne 5
Jeremiah Piepkorn went 3 for 5 with 2 HR, 3 R, and 4 RBI. in 334 PAs this year he has 19 HR, 21 2B, 27 BB. He is hitting .264/.332/.502.
Helena 10 Billings 4
Speedy CF Brandon Roberts, a 7th round pick in 2005 went 1 for 4 with a SB. He is now hitting .329/.387/.474 in his first 164 PAs. Amazingly he has 22 SB with only 1 CS. In two years of College he was 50 for 62. Is this Griffey’s replacement?
GCL Red Sox 4, GCL Reds 3
Speedy CF and 1st round pick Jay Bruce went 1 for 4 with a 3B, R, and 2 RBI. The 18 year old is now hitting .260/.296/.442. Is this Griffey’s replacement?