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Old 07-11-2009, 10:53 PM   #461
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id would of loved to have taken Matt Wieters, but Tony Sanchez is making it easier to live with. He will probably never be the threat offensively that Wieters is but looks like he is on his way to a solid career maybe sometime next year.

Moskos, we are gonna have to give him more time as he is readjusting to being a starter. Spent most of his time in Clemson as the closer, and this is only his second full season in pro ball. I think he needs to learn how to use a slide step at some points when he is in the stretch cause his stretch takes too long, he had 3 bases stolen on him. His control early in the count is something else he has to work on, when he got ahead he was automatic. His slider is nasty, got some people to chase and take bad swings on it.
Sanchez didn't have that great of a start at Short Season A State College, but seems to be coming around as of late with all that I have heard in State College. Won't be stunned to see him in Lynchburg at the end of the year.
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:58 PM   #462
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beautiful double play by jack wilson to earn sportcenters #1 spot in "top 10 play of the day".

sad that even the commentators joked that "immediately after the game jack wislon was traded".

haha.

screw .500.

it'll be like a world series win when they aint the laughing stock of the entire mlb and media.

please sell the team to mark cuban. or ANYONE besides the current jokers.
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:08 PM   #463
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Sanchez didn't have that great of a start at Short Season A State College, but seems to be coming around as of late with all that I have heard in State College. Won't be stunned to see him in Lynchburg at the end of the year.
he is in West Virginia now, in 8 games he is batting .433 with a home run, 13 rbi's and 5 doubles. id say that's a good start

if he gets to lynchburg and plays potomac im getting tickets to all the games.
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Prince George's Stadium is a heck of a ballpark. I went down there to see a game a couple of years ago and the fans down there are friendly and very welcoming. I've got to see those guys a few times and Brian Friday in my opinion is the future of the organization at Shortstop. Anyone who thinks Bixler is better needs to see Friday play. He leaves it all on the field.

Moskos has had his moments, his problem is that he doesn't get enough support on Offense. Anytime I have went to see the team play this year that always seems to get to them.
Prince George's Stadium was a really great ballpark, small as hell though, field wise. The one home run the Baysox hit wasnt really hit that hard, probably only 320 over left center.

Brian Friday amazed me, great defensively, made some plays that had everyone up cheering (Curve fans that is, which there was actually quite a few there). I think at least most here know that Bixler isnt the answer at shortstop, i can see him being a bench player at best. Gorkys Hernandez had a horrible day at the plate, but made some nice plays in the field. No web gems but he took away some hits with his speed and kept a single a single when it probably could of been a double
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Prince George's Stadium was a really great ballpark, small as hell though, field wise. The one home run the Baysox hit wasnt really hit that hard, probably only 320 over left center.

Brian Friday amazed me, great defensively, made some plays that had everyone up cheering (Curve fans that is, which there was actually quite a few there). I think at least most here know that Bixler isnt the answer at shortstop, i can see him being a bench player at best. Gorkys Hernandez had a horrible day at the plate, but made some nice plays in the field. No web gems but he took away some hits with his speed and kept a single a single when it probably could of been a double
The Ballpark is supposedly able to hold 10,000. The one thing I hate is that they have the double wall which makes it hard to judge a Home Run. Another thing I found weird is that the ballparks are in the outfield. If you go to First Energy Stadium in Reading, the Clubhouse supposedly is on the concourse and players have to walk from there to get to the field. That would suck if you were the vistor and take a taunting from their fans.

As for the Curve fan attendance, I believe that is because the Curve Booster Club was organizing a trip down there to see a game and go to a game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. They were advertising the trip at their home games for awhile.

I didn't think Sanchez was hitting THAT well, but I did think he was hitting pretty well down there.
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The Ballpark is supposedly able to hold 10,000. The one thing I hate is that they have the double wall which makes it hard to judge a Home Run. Another thing I found weird is that the ballparks are in the outfield. If you go to First Energy Stadium in Reading, the Clubhouse supposedly is on the concourse and players have to walk from there to get to the field. That would suck if you were the vistor and take a taunting from their fans.

As for the Curve fan attendance, I believe that is because the Curve Booster Club was organizing a trip down there to see a game and go to a game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. They were advertising the trip at their home games for awhile.

I didn't think Sanchez was hitting THAT well, but I did think he was hitting pretty well down there.
the home run would be a fly ball in most ballparks, im pretty sure that most of the baysox's home run numbers are padded just based on that fact.

10,000 fans sounds about right, i didnt see many people with Altoona gear which im guessing the Curve Booster Club would have some sort of Altoona gear. Most were wearing Pirates jerseys and hats, saw quite a bit of Clemente jerseys.

Sanchez start is impressive, especially for someone who everyone else thought his hitting would be the last thing to come to him.
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Zach Duke named an All-Star today!

http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/ne...=.jsp&c_id=pit

congrats Zach, would of been a no doubt selection if we could of gotten him some run support.
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So why continue to give Virgil Vasquez starts? He got pounded in the first inning...

Bring up another pitcher, maybe Gorzo or someone else at least...

I hope the huntington gets some trades done. Capps, Sanchez, Ad. LaRoche and Grabow, are most likely gone.
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So why continue to give Virgil Vasquez starts? He got pounded in the first inning...

Bring up another pitcher, maybe Gorzo or someone else at least...

I hope the huntington gets some trades done. Capps, Sanchez, Ad. LaRoche and Grabow, are most likely gone.
Your kidding me right?

Vazquez has had ONLY 3 Starts. Give him a break. If he was Snell, I'd understand. He needs more then 3 starts to show how much he is worth.
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Your kidding me right?

Vazquez has had ONLY 3 Starts. Give him a break. If he was Snell, I'd understand. He needs more then 3 starts to show how much he is worth.
he has 4 starts. he has approached 100 pitches in every start except today's game. Against Philly he threw 48 pitches in 1.1 innings. That is too much. It shows he has no command over his pitches, and is not confusing his batters. His pitching has gotten progressively worse in every start.
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