Solid day for Romine in the desertBy
Jim Callis revealed a little more than we previously knew about the Scott Bittle situation in this week’s Ask BA. Apparently the Yanks had a deal in place with their 2008 second round pick, but he failed a post-draft physical not because of a specific ailment, but because of general wear-and-tear. The Yanks didn’t sign him and used the compensation pick to select J.R. Murphy in 2009. Bittle ended up with the Cardinals as their fourth rounder that year, and sure enough he missed the entire 2010 season after having shoulder surgery. Dodged a bullet there, eh?
AzFL Phoenix Desert Dogs (8-0 loss to Peoria) wow they suck, just 6-13 on the season
Jose Pirela, 2B: 0 for 5, 2 K
Brandon Laird, LF: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 1 K – threw a runner out at third
Austin Romine, C: 2 for 4, 1 K – he actually threw out an basestealer today, the only one that attempted to swipe a bag
George Kontos: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-5 GB/FB – 17 of 31 pitches were strikes (54.8%)