Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mizzou Diaspora: Ruthian Blast, Grinding, Summerball

Danville Starts Season Off Right, Wins 7-5 (
After going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts, RF Blake Brown, the highest selection assigned to Danville (5th round, 179 overall), sent an eighth-inning Ruthian Blast over the left field wall. The bottom part of the Danville batting order was very productive. De Santiago, Marte, and Garcia combined for 6 of the teams 10 hits.
Mike Liberto had a good day off the bench for the Wilmington Blue Sox

♦ Former Tiger second baseman Torre Tyson, now Defensive Coordinator for the Yankke's farm system, talks about a hot prospect in Post and Courier.

Ian Kinsler had two hits and went 4 for 9 the last two games after an 0-for-14 stretch. He began the day hitting .227 in his previous 18 games.

"You have to keep grinding, keep putting the pressure on them and something good happens," Washington said. "Today it was Kinsler. You just have to keep grinding." (TSN)

Max Scherzer fans 12 Rockies over 8 dominant innings (ESPN)
Scherzer (6-4) fanned every Rockies starter other than Marco Scutaro in his third double-digit strikeout performance of the season. He gave up seven hits and didn't walk a batter while throwing 122 pitches.

"He really overmatched them, to be honest," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "He attacked the strike zone with outstanding stuff. He was throwing 97-98 (mph) with a good slider, changeup and command of the strike zone."

♦ Summerfeld in Summerball


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