May 28, 2008 May 28, 2008Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Nannini Released: Because it just wouldn’t be a day in the Atlantic League without a Lancaster Barnstormers roster move, Jason Guarente is reporting that the club has canned P Mike Nannini.
He was 1-3 with a 5.10 ERA in six appearances, but had 22 walks compared to 16 strikeouts.
No word on if Rick Wise plans to activate himself… – MA
Stanchak’s Take: I don’t understand what the Barnstormers are thinking. They keep releasing guys because they aren’t playing well, but then go into a panic mode. They sign guys with no professional experience and activate their manager, who hasn’t played in 16 years and hit .225 that last season. There are PLENTY of very good players out there and it seems as if Lancaster is not finding them.
Mike and I will hook you up with these players if you want. This isn’t out of pity, but it just makes the league look bad what’s going on — plus, you’re not winning. Heck, if Tommy John can ask Mike and I if we’d suit up, why not Von Hayes?
Davis Update: Former Camden Riversharks catcher Ben Davis launched a game-winning, walk-off home run last night for the Baltimore Orioles’ Triple-A team in Norfolk. It was his first homer since being called up from Double-A, Bowie. – Scott Stanchak
Poll Results: Who has the best chance to finish the season over .300?
Corey Aldridge (Newark) – 10 (10%)
Josh Rabe (Camden) – 14 (14%)
Ray Navarrete (Long Island) – 33 (34%)
Clint Johnson (Southern Maryland) – 5 (5%)
Luis Lopez (Bridgeport) – 18 (18%)
Josh Pressley (Somerset) – 9 (9%)
Others – 7 (7%)
Total Votes: 96
Camp Day Photos: Somerset beat Camden 6-4 today, and here’s a few pictures from the game…