Ajax propels Peoria to another win

Open Thread: Manny or Tex?
What Went Wrong: Derek Jeter's wrist

RAB live chat tomorrow, I’m thinking 2pm EDT so our west coast friends can get in on the action. Here’s our past chats.

AzFL Peoria (8-7 win over Surprise)
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K – in addition to driving in the Javelinas’ seventh run, he was at the plate when a wild pitch allowed the game winning run to score
Jeff Marquez: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-3 GB/FB – 18 of 28 pitches were strikes (64.3%) … don’t read too much into him pitching in relief, the team is carrying 21 pitchers, they all can’t start

HWB Waikiki (3-1 loss to Honolulu in 7 innings) not sure why they played only 7 innings again, as radnom suggested yesterday, maybe it was a volcano?
Damon Sublett: 1 for 3, 2 K – still hasn’t gone hitless in a game
Austin Romine: 0 for 2

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Open Thread: Manny or Tex?
What Went Wrong: Derek Jeter's wrist
  • pat

    Not sure if im reading it right but it looks like 2 bases stolen off romine and he caught one as well

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      The runner was picked off by the pitcher, hence the caught stealing. Two guys swiped bags against Romine though.

      • pat

        waait i figured it out Greg Veloz stole 2nd and it was his 2nd steal of the season

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          D’oh, you’re right.

  • IvanS

    Jackson looked silly in a couple of his strike outs. The third strikes were filthy breaking balls, one which ended up way out of the strike zone. On the positive side, and a noteworthy observation, is that he seems to hit lefties well. He makes good contact off them. The big team can use that.

    • Ivan

      I also liked the fact that he had a BB. Yes the K’s scare ya but hopefully he keeps his BB rate solid.

  • X-Man

    3k that scare me

    • whozat

      Oh my, a 21 year old kid whose only been playing baseball full-time for 3+ years striking out a lot! It’s almost as if his plate approach isn’t very mature…as though he were a toolsy-but-unpolished player.

      Look, folks, people who thinks Jackson will arrive to take over and solidify the CF spot in 2009 are kidding themselves. His game is still somewhat immature, but he’s very athletic and showing promise. If he doesn’t arrive during his age 22 season, guess what…that doesn’t mean anything. If he doesn’t arrive during his age 23 season…that still doesn’t mean anything. He’s of an age with kids who just got drafted out of college ball.

      • Count Zero

        Precisely — I’ve been saying this all season but some people just don’t listen.

        Ajax is at best a September call-up in 2009. If he were to make it to the big club as a part-time player in July of 2010, he would be moving well.

  • andrew

    yea.. 3 strike outs, 1-4… wouldnt exactly say he propelled them to a win

  • pat

    eh he was on base 2 outta 5 times thats a .400 obp, ill live with that

  • Manimal

    Ok Ill say it if no one else will. Ajax’s line is very Melky-esque. There. I said it.

    • X-Man

      Got Melky?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      There will be a few that will be less than pleased with this comment.

      I’m not one of them–I’m too much of an optimist.

    • dan

      It looks more Adam Dunn-esque. If he did that every day he’d hit .250 with a .400 OBP. I wish Melky put that line up every day.

  • pat

    this is a test

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      You have to close the tag with a /

      So:

      [i]this is a test[/i]

      just with <> instead of [ ]

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        “b” = bold
        “strike” = strikethrough

        Those are the main ones.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

          “s” = snarky
          “c” = condescending
          “p” = patronizing
          “si” = self-important
          “ns” = non sequitorial
          “tgrl” = third grade reading level
          “a” = assburglar

          • http://m.assetbar.com/achewood/uuadnHpzw Doug

            You mean “tgrl” isn’t “teen girl?”

  • Steve

    Strikeouts have always been my biggest concern about A-Jax.

    If he can’t hit (or lay off) a AA curveball . . . . . .

  • Bo

    Critiquing, scouting and grading him based on a fall league game is always solid move.

    Comparing him to Melky and other nonsense. Even better!

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

    So, that Peoria win, was it a “surprise” victory?

    • http://m.assetbar.com/achewood/uuadnHpzw Doug

      I see what you did there