It will be interesting to see what Gardy does with Hughes. From all reports his defense isn't top shelf, but he may still get some good playing time. We have seen the past three seasons that Gardy normally plays Harris only when other options are unavailable. I wonder if we will see a healthy does of the Aussie at third while Punto is out. He has the tools, but has struggled the last couple of years. Sometimes these guys break out only after they hit the big stage.
As for Hughes, I hope he gets a fair share of pt up here. At least he can swing the bat.
Hicks was 4/5 tonight with a home run. He's now hitting .268. Snappers win 7-5.
All the other Twins' farm clubs lost. Rochester outhit Syracuse 12-8, but got beat 6-3. Perkins took another loss. New Britain lost 15-5 and Ft. Myers wasted a good start by Gibson, losing 5-2 to Palm Beach.
Tremendous come back week for Hicks. He has gotten 14 hits in his last 26 AB's and has improved his numbers to .268/.388/.411 (.799). Thank God.
Angel Morales went deep again for the 3rd time this season. He's recording some strong numbers as well with a slash line of .278/.333/.519 (.852) with 5 SB. However, he has yet to fix his strikeout problem as he has struck out 17 times in 54 AB's. I think people forget that this guy is still only 20 years old.
Rochester lost as Perkins sucked *** again. 3.2 innings, 6 hits, 5 runs, 3 BB, and 4 K's. His only hope is the bullpen. Waldrop threw 2.1 shutout innings to lower his ERA to 0.73.
New Britain lost behind a ****** start from Gutierrez: 4 innings, 10 hits, 8 runs, 1 BB, and 3 K's. Revere went 2-3 with 2 BB and Tosoni went 1-5 with a triple and an RBI.
Ft. Myers lost 5-2 as Bullock gave up 3 runs in an inning for the loss. Gibson only went 5 innings giving up 4 hits, 1 run, 3 BB, and picked up 4 K's along the way. We literally have nothing on offense down there until Hicks and/or Morales make the inevitable move.
Hicks and Morales should be moving up by June....they are literally blood brothers who both have a lot of taleng.
Wonder boy Sano should be up in beloit at the end of this year depending how he does in E-Town.
On Another Note Liam Hendriks is doing AMAZING.
Batters are battin .96 on him 1:13 walk to strike out ratio,1 earned run, .41 era, in 22 innings.
Keep your eye out for him,he could be called up to fort myers real soon if he keeps pitching like this.
Orlando Hudson is awful.
Did a guy that is a fan of the Orioles just say that someone sucks?
THE FELLOW SOUTH DAKOTA BOYS
props to rdwilliamson for the sig
I believe so. May God have mercy on his soul.