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  1. #961
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    k bring him up. **** byrd

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    good to see Jackie "Black Mamba" Bradley is killing the ball!
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    He went to the top self where Momma keeps the Peanut Butter & Where i hid the Porno's

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    Bradley seriously needs to go to AA. Man amongst boys in Salem.

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    Left-hander Mickey Pena only made one start for the Greenville Drive last week. But it proved to be a milestone for the franchise, as the southpaw, along with Hunter Cervenka and Tyler Lockwood combined on the first nine-inning no hitter.
    Having tossed 6.0 perfect innings in that outing, in which he recorded a career-high seven strikeouts, Pena has been recognized as the South Atlantic League's Pitcher of the Week for May 7-13.

    On the year, Pena is 2-2 in six appearances (five starts) with a 1.72 ERA (6 ER/31.1 IP), 29 strikeouts and three base on balls. A 6th round selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, Pena leads all Sally League hurlers in WHIP (0.83), and ranks 4th in the circuit in ERA.

    Opposing teams are hitting just .207 (23-for-111) off the left-hander, with a pair of homers. Pena made his 2012 debut on April 10th out of the bullpen, earning the win, before joining the rotation on April 15th.

    Pena is the second Drive pitcher to take home the league's weekly honors, joining right-hander Matt Barnes who earned the accolades after the first week of the season.
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    Wonder if it realistic for Barnes to pitch in Boston mid season 2013? Right now he's doing everything they expected out of him. AA is in his rearview. Many prospects spend little time in AAA, where they're likely stash for a few weeks for an extra control year to the teams.

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    Henry Owens had high expectations entering his first professional season, but the left-handed pitcher also was realistic. A supplemental first-round pick from the 2011 Draft, he had yet to make his debut in an official game and reported to Spring Training realizing he most likely would spend the year at the short-season level.
    That scenario changed during the waning days of Spring Training in Fort Myers. Just prior to the time when the four full-season clubs would head north, Owens saw his name listed on the big board.

    "I was surprised," Owens said. "In Spring Training they told me to work hard and everything would fall into place. When I saw my name was on the Greenville roster, that was pretty cool. I was optimistic, and now I'm just trying to roll with it."

    That decision appeared to be a bit hasty if his first three appearances are used to gauge his effectiveness. Owens debuted with three innings of relief against Lakewood and allowed five earned runs in three innings. He moved into the rotation for his next outing and surrendered four earned runs in 3 2/3 innings at West Virginia before giving up five earned runs in four innings at Lexington in his second start.

    Despite the difficulties, Owens learned from his mistakes. He rebounded from his struggles during the first half of April and allowed a combined four earned runs and 17 hits over his next five starts, a span covering 23 2/3 innings. As a result, the southpaw owned a 4-1 record with a 4.72 ERA before allowing six runs in a four-inning start Wednesday. He's now at 4-2 with a 5.63 ERA and has 56 strikeouts in 38 1/3 frames to go with 24 walks.

    "I've been more efficient with my pitches, and I'm pitching more rather than throwing," Owens said. "Early in the year I was probably trying to strike too many guys out and overpower guys. I don't throw 98 [mph], so I'm not going to be able to overpower batters with my fastball. I've learned that 90 at the knees is better than 93 or 94 at the waist."

    Considered to be the top high school pitcher in Southern California available in last year's draft, the Huntington Beach native was the 36th overall pick and signed in mid-August, just prior to the deadline. Owens received his first taste of professional baseball during instructional league in September and October. He says that stint in Fort Myers helped him learn the routine of a starting pitcher, particularly on the second, third and fourth days after toeing the rubber.

    Upon drafting him, the Red Sox liked Owens' ceiling, particularly his room to grow into his 6-foot-6, 190-pound frame. His fastball touches 94 but is more effective in the 90-92 mph range. His curveball has been a plus pitch since his high school days, while his changeup has developed into a solid offering, giving him the potential of three above-average pitches at higher levels.

    "Early in the year my fastball was up in the zone," Owens said. "Lately I've been able to keep it at the knees more consistently. I've also been utilizing my changeup, which I really couldn't use in high school because I was only speeding up their bats with the pitch. Most of my strikeouts have been off the changeup this year. I'm getting guys out with the curveball and fastball, but my changeup has been as effective as any of my pitches."

    Owens admits the bus rides and the daily grind of playing in the Minors have been about what he expected but says the facilities, particularly at his home ballpark of Fluor Field in Greenville, are better than advertised. Having attained his comfort level, the task at hand now centers around becoming more consistent every time he takes the mound.

    "It's just a matter of repeating what works," Owens said. "I've gotten comfortable with my pregame routine as well as my post-game routine in preparation for my next start. I know I could be in Florida in extended [spring training], so I'm trying to take advantage of the opportunity I've been given and have fun doing it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Station 13 View Post
    Wonder if it realistic for Barnes to pitch in Boston mid season 2013? Right now he's doing everything they expected out of him. AA is in his rearview. Many prospects spend little time in AAA, where they're likely stash for a few weeks for an extra control year to the teams.
    I think you're selling AAA a little short. There was a window of time in which lots of guys were making the jump from AA to MLB but that seems to have waned. It had, I believe, more to do with the big money that flooded into FA contracts and the subsequent need to fill out rosters with very cheap players. Taking a look through the list of guys who've played for the Sox this season Ellsbury, Middlebrooks, Youk, Beckett, Bard, and Cook are the only ones (of 39) who had either no AAA or only token AAA time.

    That said, I think that the chance that Barnes makes it to Fenway in 2013 are somewhat remote. 2014 is pretty likely given the expiring contracts.
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    In college, we were able to face Barnes and we also faced Chris Sale. Nice to see that talent from another dugout, we actually won the Sale game....forced him to get a ND.
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    Change those, bang those, same old, same old

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    Barnes tonight.

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    Think that is the first time I've seen you use a smiley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ai4life:22341687
    think that is the first time i've seen you use a smiley.
    I second that

    Bobby V is all in!

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    Lol me 3 ha

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    Theres reason to be excited though!

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    Salem game postponed.

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    No Barnes tonight. He is the RAIN MAN!

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