June 17, 2007 June 17, 2007Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Castro Possibly Out For Season: According to York beat writer Jim Seip’s blog, Bears INF Ramon Castro may be lost for the season, the result of bone spurs damaging his Achilles tendon.
“I’d be willing to bet he’s done for the year,” Krenchicki told Seip.
That’s a bet the Bears may want to take, as Castro was hitting .368 with two home runs and 15 RBI in his first 38 games. His .945 OPS led the team.
The Rose feature is particularly interesting in that it features quotes from his father.
He’d be a dream interview for me, if nothing else. Say what you want about the man, but he’s one of the greatest players baseball has ever seen. Fathers should teach their kids to play like Pete did, he earned his “Charlie Hustle” moniker.
As for Nettles, I’ll have a feature coming out this week in which he’ll be, ummm…featured among his teammates for pre-game routines and superstitions and all that.
Newark 6 @ York 9: A sellout crowd of 4,364 (??) saw the Revolution pick up their first ever win at Sovereign Bank Stadium.
Jason Olson got the win for the Revs, throwing 3.2 shutout innings in relief of former Cubs starter Steve Smyth, who gave up five runs in just 2.1 innings.
Road Warriors 6 @ Somerset 12: 7,275 fans — many of whom waited in a ridiculously long line for Graig and Jeff Nettles to sign their dual bobblehead dolls — packed Somerset’s Commerce Bank Ballpark and walked away happy, as the Patriots beat the Road Warriors, 12-6, on the strength of an eight-run fourth inning.
Every Somerset starter got a hit, with Alan Zinter and Jason Romano each going deep for the Patriots in the victory.
Danny Garcia swiped his league leading 24th base as well.
Ducks 7 @ Riversharks 6: Dwight Maness’ three-run homer wasn’t enough, as the Riversharks couldn’t quite get past the Ducks, losing 7-6.
4-5-6 hitters Pete Rose, Jr., Kevin Haverbusch and Damian Rolls combined for seven of Long Island’s 13 hits, 11 of which came off of ‘Sharks starter Greg Powell, who fell to 3-3 on the season.
Bluefish 3 @ Barnstormers 1 (Game One): Bluefish starter Matt Beech was two outs away from throwing just the fifth no-hitter in Atlantic League history, but Jutt Hileman’s solo home run broke it up. Lincoln Mikkelsen is still the only player to fire a no-hitter at Lancaster’s Clipper Magazine Stadium.
Bluefish 5 @ Barnstormers 9 (Game Two): James Lira rebounded from an ugly outing in Somerset and returned to form as a starter, getting the nod in game two of the twinbill.
He went 5.1 innings and got the win, his longest outing since June 4, 2003 — when he was with Double-A Round Rock.
Maxwell’s Ascension Takes Him To…: The Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks of the Northern League are the latest destination for Keith Maxwell, who can also show off his Lancaster and Newark stickers on his suitcase. – Mike Ashmore