September 6, 2007 September 6, 2007Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Hall Would Return To Somerset: I’m in Trenton covering the Eastern League playoffs, and I spoke to OF Noah Hall about the possibility of a return to Somerset. He certainly didn’t rule it out, but if the team doesn’t have room for Ryan Radmanovich, it seems unlikely you’ll see Noah come back.
But here’s what he said…
“I don’t know what the rule is about that, honestly I wouldn’t mind going back there and helping them maybe win there too. But I think since I’m still under contract, I can’t do that. If it was legally OK to do, I might do something like that, because wherever I’m at, I just want to win. I know I was only there one day (laughs). But I’m pretty sure I’m not allowed to.”
Hall did say that he would return next season if he didn’t get any offers this off-season.
Despite sitting on the bench during the middle of the season, Hall was in the starting lineup last night and is again tonight. He had a key run-scoring single in last night’s 3-1 win over Portland, continuing the production he’s shown the entire season in Trenton.
Leek Returns To Ducks: According to a source, Ducks P Randy Leek has returned to the team after briefly going to affiliated ball.
The Bears Can Beat The Ducks: Why? Because Newark has activated P Justin Huisman off of the DL, and got solid performances out of new starters Dusty Bergman and Mark Woodyard over the past two days.
Tuesday, Bergman gave up eight hits over seven innings of work and allowed five runs. But none of them were earned.
But Woodyard stole the show Wednesday, and may have established himself as the favorite for the third starters spot in the playoffs with seven innings of two-hit ball against York.
Right now, it would seem as though Harold Eckert and Jose Garcia are set in stone as #1 and #2. But if the series goes three games — and it will — Bergman, Woodyard, Delvis Pacheco and Jeriome Robertson are all options.
Based on last night, Woodyard will get the nod in Long Island. – MA