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Winding down from a busy weekend, one thought I had while watching the past two games.
Factor in the following about a certain Blue Jay:
- He’s hit more homers against the White Sox than any other team
- His contract is up at the end of the year
- He’s a former Royal
What do you get? Ladies and gentlemen, introducing your 2011 starting catcher, John Buck.
Minor league roundup:
- Charlotte 8, Pawtucket 4
- Daniel Hudson has strung together strong starts: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K.
- Tyler Flowers went 0-for-2 with a sac fly, walk and two strikeouts.
- C.J. Retherford went 1-for-4; Jordan Danks drew the collar and struck out once.
- Dayan Viciedo singled and walked.
- Nice game for non-prospect Javier Colina: 3-for-3, two doubles, a homer and five RBI.
- Stefan Gartrell also doubled twice.
- Mississippi 1, Birmingham 0
- Brent Morel doubled and struck out twice.
- John Shelby went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Christian Marrero was 0-for-3.
- Winston-Salem 16, Salem 13
- Brandon Short went 5-for-6 with a double and three RBI.
- Eduardo Escobar had three hits, two RBI and two strikeouts.
- Jon Gilmore went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
- Justin Greene singled, doubled, tripled, walked, drove in two and scored four runs.
- Drew Garcia went 3-for-4 with a double, homer and four RBI.
- Nevin Griffith allowed five runs on five hits and two walks over four innings, striking out four.
- Kyle Bellamy struck out four over 1 2/3 innings, but allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits.
- West Virginia 3, Kannapolis 1
- Trayce Thompson went 0-for-4 with a K.
- Miguel Gonzalez and Kyle Colligan did the same, but struck out twice.
- Brady Shoemaker drew two walks and struck out twice in four PAs.
- Cameron Bayne struck out six over 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk.
- Ryan Buch pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings, walking one.