Everyone’s favourite Buffalonian hit a leadoff homerun. Deck McGuire pitched reasonably well against a Yankee affiliate. Aaron Sanchez struck out six, but was lifted in the fourth inning, while K.C. Hobson went deep twice. Daniel Norris pitched better, and Dwight Smith Jr. and Kellen Sweeney went back-to-back in the first of two games Lansing played on the day. Lansing fell in the night cap. Your Toronto Blue Jays affiliates went 2-3 on the day.
Shake it like a Polaroid picture.
The Fisher Cats had more runners thrown out at home than scored but they won 2-1. Marcus Walden had a good start. That was the only official game. Buffalo were off and Dunedin were rained out. Lansing played Michigan State and some prospects got to pitch.
Earth below us drifting, falling, floating weightless, calling, calling home...
The early starter was the only winner on a 1-4 Tuesday on the farm. Three one-run losses — two in extra innings — and a doubleheader sweep were the lowlights.
Well the danger on the rocks is surely past, still I remain tied to the mast.
A rainout was the best news of the day on the farm.
Buffalo won with a big day from Moises Sierra. Anthony Gose had a good day two. Elsewhere it was bad bullpen day. New Hampshire took a bad, bad loss. They scored in the top of the twelfth in a scoreless game but saw the win slip away on a bases loaded walk and the always exciting walk-off hit by pitch. Dunedin also had a bullpen loss, Andy Burns kept hitting. Jake Marisnick played his first game of the season for Jupiter. Lansing had a tie game in the eighth but lost.
Shake, shake yourself, you're every move you make, so the story goes.
Little help here, Bauxites ... is there a legitmate reason a player's uniform number might be used (after it is "retired") by someone OTHER that that specific retired player? (In other words, I am not looking for examples of players with retired numbers who came back to uniformed status, presumably either to manage or coach, if perhaps only in Spring Training?
I can think of at least two instances it has actually happened -- indeed, I expect most baseball fans can at least think of the first one I will mention -- but are there others? Read on and let everyone know of any other instances you can recall where this has already happened, or at least a situation (give a specific example if possible) where that legitimately COULD happpen.
The first example, of course ...
Ricky Romero was the story and he pitched well. Romero left with the lead but the bullpen coughed it up. Dunedin came back to win in extra innings. Buffalo had only two hits and lost. New Hampshire won even though Deck McGuire had another Deck McGuire type start. Lansing lost a close one.
Wouldn't it be great to say what's really on your mind?
Ricky Romero pitches Saturday but Jeremy Jeffress pitched Friday and he pitched two good innings. Aaron Sanchez started that game and he wasn't perfect but he did have seven strikeouts. Daniel Norris started for Lansing and while he lost he kept the ball down, only one ball was hit in the air against him. Both Dunedin and Lansing lost.
New Hampshire won behind good pitching from Marcus Walden and another home run from Ryan Schimpf. Buffalo won again with home runs from Luis Jimenez, Moises Sierra and Eugenio Velez and of course three hits by Jim Negrych.
This year, I've made some adjustments to my Dominance Ratio (DR) lists. I've tried to put all the pitchers on an equal footing, analytically speaking, instead of trying to subjectively adjust for age, level, experience and performance. It's not perfect, but my motto as regards sabermetrics is: let the numbers take us as far as they can... but no farther. An explanation of the method can be found at the conclusion of this article, for those inclined to read it.
I really f***ed it up this time, didn't I, my dear?