What Happened Yesterday

Chi Cubs 0, Cincinnati 3

  • Ted Lilly was really good on the mound and really bad in the field
  • Milton Bradley had an 0-for-4 day with three big strikeouts
  • Look out for Derrek Lee…maybe he’s heating up.

Iowa 9, Albuquerque 1

  • Brad Snyder had himself a big day with five RBI and two HR
  • Andres Blanco, who is mentioned below, was 3-for-4 with a HR
  • Randy Wells was absolutely unhittable, going 7 innings and allowing just one hit while striking out four.

West Tenn 7, Easy Rider full Tennessee 2

Stealing Beauty move

Dunedin 7, Daytona 5

  • Marquez Smith had a night to forget going 0-for-5 at the plate with two K’s and committing two errors at 3b
  • Jovan Rosa went 2-for-2 but left the game in the 7th after being hit by a pitch

Wisconsin 3, Peoria 2

  • Christopher Carpenter (not that one) started the game and went five innings, allowing one hit and striking out six.
  • Chris Huseby pitched two scoreless innings of relief and struck out four.


Organizational Depth Chart – SS

This one goes out to Tommy, who is president of the Ryan Theriot fan club. When you look at the system at this position, based on the start so far, there are some reasons for optimism. The name that sticks out for me is Ryan Flaherty, who is playing for Peoria. He played well last year with Boise (short season) and received a promotion to Peoria this year. Given his age and the fact that he was a supplemental first round pick last year out of Vandy (perhaps Mark could lend some knowledge here), he should be on the fast track to move up the system. If he continues to show he can handle this level of competition, I don’t see a reason why a promotion to High-A Daytona or even AA-Tennessee couldn’t happen. My guess is that moving to AA would hinge on Darwin Barney continuing to hit well enough to earn a promotion to Iowa. All in all, things look good in the early going for this position.

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Joe Aiello is the founder of View From the Bleachers and one of the lead writers as well as host of VFTB Radio. Growing up in Chicago, he fondly remembers attending games in the bleachers before that was the popular thing to do. Currently Joe resides in North Carolina with his wife and three kids. Connect with Joe via Twitter / Facebook / E-mail