June 30, 2007 June 30, 2007Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Josh Stevens vs. Andy Van Hekken tonight in Somerset
Pitchers Duel Fails To Materialize: It’s not often you can compare a curveball to a seat cushion, but in this case…well, yeah. The Patriots have been sitting on Josh Stevens‘ curveball all night long to the tune of seven runs and ten hits, while Andy Van Hekken has allowed just two runs on seven hits through six.
Stevens was lifted after four and two thirds innings in favor of Lance Odom, who made his ‘Stormers debut and was promptly greeted by a Jose Morban laser over the fence on his second pitch.
Van Hekken’s also out, having been replaced by Tony Peralta to start the seventh.
Vince Blue will be getting to check out the water pressure in Somerset’s showers after being ejected for some…uhhh…blue language directed at the home plate umpire.
Josh Pressley is hitting everything hard, including the first base umpire…he got his SIXTH RBI OF THE NIGHT on a steamer up the middle off the leg of the only “blue” left in the game.
‘Stormers Sign Infielder: According to Lancaster radio voice Dave Collins, the Barnstormers have signed INF John Wolff. Wolff has two very brief stints with the White Sox and Mets organizations under his belt, and has also played for North Shore of the Can-Am League and Kalamazoo of the Frontier League.
Coming into the season, he was a .203 career hitter.
Bears Chances Dwindling: The Bears have lost two of their starting pitchers; with P Matt Sweeney signing with the Houston Astros and P Jeriome Robertson leaving to play in Mexico.
Sweeney was assigned to Single-A Salem.
To replace them, Newark has signed P Brendon Davis, who was apparently released by Camden, and P Matt Kimbell, who has a grand total of zero games in professional baseball.
Kimbell is straight out of college, having pitched for four seasons with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
Camden Signs Cain: The Camden Riversharks have signed P Tim Cain. Cain, recently released by the Ducks, was 0-2 with 5.65 ERA for Long Island.
He appeared in last night’s game to close things out for Camden, allowing a run on two hits.
Hurst Re-Dealt: I don’t think I got to mention this the other day, but Jimmy Hurst was traded from Lancaster to the Northern League’s Schaumburg Flyers for two players to be named later, according to Jason Guarente. Hurst, of course, never suited up for Lancaster after being sent there from the Winnipeg Goldeyes.
A Few Photos:
Jeremy Todd, perhaps the only player I’ve seen wear Mechanix gloves.
Dominick Ambrosini. Why on Earth was this guy on the bench when he first signed?