Friday, September 19, 2014

Minor League Update

Tarrik Price notched his 25th save of the season last night as the Cincinnati Bearcats beatthe Seattle Huskies in a AAA game 2 to 1. Tarrik pitched one inning with one strikeout and one hit batter. When asked how his outing went, Tarrik said, "I didn't have the greatest command out there tonight. I hit their left fielder in the leg. Their first basemen was so scared in his at bat that I could throw the ball down the middle and he was ducking. It was nice to help my team though. " Tarrick reached a career high in saves tonight.

Jesse Becker blasted a solo HR to left field as the Dover Fightin Blue Hens defeated theHelena Grizzlies 6 to 1. Dover swept Helena in their four game series. For Becker, he hit his 33rd HR of the season. He is having a great season after repeating AA and looks primed for a call up to AAA any day now.

The Salem Beavers beat the Minnesota Golden Gophers 6 to 5 to avoid the sweep in a High A game last night. Tony Hargrave hit is 5th home run of the season to seal the win. As he was talking about his home run Hargrave said, "The ball just had 'nuff umpf to clear the wall. My arms really hurt from swinging that hard! I may bunt next time since it is safer." One wonders if Salem has retractable fences.

The manager of the Dover Fightin Blue Hens was asked about his catcher in last night's game which Dover one 8 to 6 over the Arizona Lumberjacks. The Low A coach Tim Parrish said, "Jae Sugawara has played well for us this season. I know it looks like he doesn't know what he is doing behind the plate, but he is hitting .323 on the season. Where would you have me play him?" If you are like most of our readers, you are probably wondering how much longer Parrish will keep his job with those strategy skills he possesses.

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