What Happened Yesterday
- 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.
- 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.
- The Bridge of San Luis Rey trailer Atlantis: The Lost Empire movie
- Tony Thomas got on base three times out of the leadoff spot, two of which came on walks.
- Hung-Wen Chen gave up five earned over the course of six innings of work
- 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
- 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.