May 19, 2008 May 19, 2008Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Lancaster Radio Spot At 6:50: I’ll be on the radio with Barnstormers play-by-play man Dave Collins at 6:50, so if you want to hear me babble like an idiot for ten minutes or so, by all means be my guest. The link is here…
One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure: Saw this on the roster at the ballpark today, and I see that Jason Guarente has reported this as well on Barnstormin’, but Lancaster has signed former Somerset P D.J. Mattox.
Nothing against Mattox, but when people complain about the league being stale, and players getting recycled, this is a perfect example of what they’re talking about.
This is basically a copy of the Jim Magrane story. Guy starts out season in league with another team, doesn’t pitch that well overall, makes his last start before getting canned against the team that eventually signs him.
Mattox pitched four innings in Lancaster on Thursday and allowed three runs on four walks and five hits.
I keep hearing about the guys who are available to teams, so it makes me wonder why the so-called “recycling” process is continuing. – Mike Ashmore
Fish Empty Tank: Rich Elliott of The Connecticut Post is reporting that the Bridgeport Bluefish have released pitcher Matt Ford. The left-hander was 1-0 with a 10.80 ERA in four appearances this season.
The team has also signed everyone’s favorite Ramos, Eddy Ramos. He’ll be plugged into the closer role. Franklin Perez, who hasn’t pitched this season because of visa problems, is expected to join the Fish this week and set-up Ramos.
DiFelice photo courtesy of ALB commenter BoosterBabe
DeFelice Makes Big League Debut: Former Atlantic Leaguer Mark DeFelice made his major league debut on Sunday against the Boston Red Sox. He came in in the fifth inning, replacing starter Carlos Villanueva.
In his one inning, DeFelice gave up three earned runs (coming on David Ortiz’ second homer of the afternoon) off five hits. He didn’t walk anyone and struck out one.
As for a positive: 23 of his 30 pitches were thrown for strikes. – Scott Stanchak
Veres Inactive: The York Revolution have placed P Dave Veres on the inactive list. Jeff Johnson reports that Veres is dealing with a strained groin.
Apparently, the disabled list just wasn’t good enough…
Barrows Signs With Surf: Former Road Warriors INF/P Derek Barrows has signed with the Atlantic City Surf of the Can-Am League. – Mike Ashmore