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  1. #31
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    Sunday Pitching Update:
    Jacksonville starter Clayton Kershaw recorded his first win of the season, striking out five and allowing two unearned runs on two hits over 5 2/3 innings.
    Inland Empire 66ers (California League)
    Tennessee product James Adkins struck out 11, walked one and allowed three hits over six innings for his second win as the 66ers blanked the visiting High Desert Mavericks, 6-0.

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    minor leauge about to get growded!

    Jason Schmidt threw about 50 pitches yesterday and looked good. He’ll probably start a 30-day rehab assignment by May 1, barring any setbacks. Tony Jackson quoted Joe Torre as saying: “His curveball stunk, but his slider was good. He is starting to get a little impatient with it, which is good because it means we’re at a point where he is feeling a little bit competitive.”

    Andy LaRoche was 2-6 in a Training Game and will probably start a re-hab assignment in JAX on Wednesday.


    MINOR LEAGUE REPORT


    LAS VEGAS 51’s won 5-2, Jon Meloan went 5.2 innings and gave up one run on 10 hits while striking out 7, but the key thing for him was that he walked ZERO - ZILCH!

    JACKSONVILLE SUNS won 5-4. Lucas May hit his 3rd HR a 2 run job to win the game in the 9th and is hitting .325. Ivan DeJesus, Jr was 2-4 and is now hitting .338.


    GREAT LAKES LOONS lost 6-4. Bryan Morris continues his comeback with 5 solid innings.

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    We have to have the best young pitching of anybody in the minors. Meloan and Adkins have looked fantastic this year. Kershaw has been dominant again. McDonald didn't pitch well in his last start but still has looked good. Sexton has been a huge surprise and Morris has been up and down but has filthy stuff. Plus Withrow and Elbert haven't even pitched yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpeepants23200 View Post
    We have to have the best young pitching of anybody in the minors. Meloan and Adkins have looked fantastic this year. Kershaw has been dominant again. McDonald didn't pitch well in his last start but still has looked good. Sexton has been a huge surprise and Morris has been up and down but has filthy stuff. Plus Withrow and Elbert haven't even pitched yet.
    Kinda makes you look forward to the future. I know everyone talks about Arizona having a great farm, but it seems like we have all the pitchers.


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    Yeah Arizona does have great young talent but most of it has already hit the majors. We just had a wave of great young hitting and now we are experiencing the same thing with pitchers. We still have some really good young hitters also. Lambo looks like a beast and Dejesus has played extremely well also. The big difference is that alot of our pitching talent is getting to the point where they will be called up this year or next. Kershaw, McDonald, Meloan and Elbert could all get a shot at the rotation in the next year or 2. Thank god that Logan White is so good at evaluating talent because someone has to make up for the fact that Colletti is terrible at signing free agents.

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    Dodgers have a lot of fine arms in the minors.

    and not just the ones you know about. As for postion players, they have two very young and good catchers, short stop dejesus, short stop, pedroza., outfielder 19 year old Lambo, just to name a few.

    Speaking of pitching Barbo actually gave up a hit this morning, but struck out the next two. That i belive is 10 inng, only 2 hits, one walk and still no runs.
    Guess the next set up man who goes down or is traded away, he comes up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpeepants23200 View Post
    We have to have the best young pitching of anybody in the minors. Meloan and Adkins have looked fantastic this year. Kershaw has been dominant again. McDonald didn't pitch well in his last start but still has looked good. Sexton has been a huge surprise and Morris has been up and down but has filthy stuff. Plus Withrow and Elbert haven't even pitched yet.
    Dave...Do you know when Elbert is due back?

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    Barbo gave up his first runs last night!

    First man he faced singled, second man singled and the third homered. He then struck out the side. Maybe he was not warmed up properly.

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    Jacksonville over the weekend

    Friday
    Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
    Kershaw 6.0 2 0 0 2 8 0 1.40 (He also was 2/3 batting)

    LaRoche also went 1/3 with a double. (2/4 on Saturday and 1/3 on Sunday)

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    dave, any surprise prospect so far? Sort of like what Hu did last year to come hitting out of nowhere...

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    I would have to say morris and may in double A

    Morris is pitching better and better coming off TJ surgery. And may the second year catcher who hit a grand slam sunday is hitting 335 with 4 home runs. His defence as improved a great deal and most say he is on his way to becoming a ecellent defensive catcher!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    Morris is pitching better and better coming off TJ surgery. And may the second year catcher who hit a grand slam sunday is hitting 335 with 4 home runs. His defence as improved a great deal and most say he is on his way to becoming a ecellent defensive catcher!
    Dave,

    How far away is May from the bigs? It looks like he would give us at least 2 options: (1)If he has somewhere near the pitcher handling skills (Loiza said he never shook off Russ once Sunday) of Martin, we could move Russell to 3rd, giving us some of the much needed power that we could sorely use. I learned in recent days that Russell is a natural 3rd baseman and would not be opposed to the move. (2) If May could be converted to play 3rd, he could plug that hole if neither LaRoche or DeWitt develop at least 20HR power. It looks like May has 20-30 H potential.

    Interested in your feedback.

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    ^^^
    I would prefer that May would make the move to third, and have Russ be the catcher. He is an All-Star, but he is an All-Star CATCHER.
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    Quote Originally Posted by THINKBLUE15 View Post
    ^^^
    I would prefer that May would make the move to third, and have Russ be the catcher. He is an All-Star, but he is an All-Star CATCHER.
    Totally agree.

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    May was a short stop!

    He hit 26 homers between A and double A last year. we will know more about him at the end of this year. Expect him to be in AAA in 09 and in the najors 2010.

    May gives us options in left and third, by being a catcher. Taking some of the burden off Martin by letting Martin play some third or even left field. This will extend his catching life. Berra had a 20 year carrer by playing a lot of left field. Three mvp tropies proved the wisom of that move.

    In triple a AJElis and excellent defensive catcher and 27 years old is hitting 327. Known more for his glove than his bat would be a fine back up catcher next year.

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