Thoughts and pictures of my local minor league baseball team the New York Penn League Connecticut Tigers; a Detriot farm team. We'll still be looking at former Navigators/Defenders players along the way....

Sunday, April 20, 2008

EME stars as Defs take third in a row 6-5...

over Reading and climb back over .500 this afternoon. EME goes 3 for 5 with a RBI and knocks down the tying run at the plate in the 8th, his third OF assist of the season. Travis Denker knocked in a pair and scored a pair of run going 1 for 3 with a triple. Simon Klink was 2 for 4 with a RBI and David Maroul was 2 for 5 as the Defs had 12 hits in the game.
Garrett Broshuis improves to 2-1 going % IP 6 hirs 3 runs, 2 earned with 2 Ks and no walks. Steve Palazzolo goes two innings and gives up his first run of the season.
Jason Waddell throws an inning and is bailed out by EME and Kelvin Pichardo tosses a perfect 9th for his first save.

Misc fan notes: I'm compelled to post EME's pic and it's well deserved.


Blogger thehondohurricane said...

Well, in my opinion, EME wasn't quite the hero he is being made out to be yesterday. Unfortunately, because of a prior commitment I had to leave early, so I'm relying on the radio guys accuracy for some of my argument. The guy he threw out at home, Slaydon. was on base because EME misplayed
a fly ball hit to left that he should have caught. As far as EME throwing Slaydon out at home, reading Joe P's write-up, sounds like the runner should have been held at third. Again, I no this criticism is skewed a bit because I didn't see it in person. But, earlier in the game, a Philly had a double to left that I thought should have been caught, but EME's lack of speed hurt.

As far as his 3 for 5 day, statistically it looks good, but he still isn't showing any power whatsoever. Yet it's a lot better then two called 3rd strikes and a couple of weak grounders to 2nd. I'm just not a fan of this guys and doubt I ever will be.

And one final EME thought; Why in the late innings with a lead is Bien keeping him in instead of going with a defensive sub? He could have cost the team the game yesterday.

The crowd, albeit small, was into the game again. This team seems to be generating some fan enthusiasm and that should help ticket sales as the season progresses.

6:08 AM

Blogger LC said...

After 9 gate openings in New Britain they have already broken the 40,000 mark. I talked to Bill Dowling on Saturday and he told me the game the following day was already sold out. The man is relentless. They even had a group of school kids from New York City there for the day game on Thursday. Bill is a lawyer in NYC so it makes sense.

Eddy is starting to hit the ball, and the K's have been going down as of late. As long as he hits .280 on the year I'll settle for his defense.


Greg Nettles kid is on the Baysox. He did 6 years in the indy league. I'm also looking forward to seeing Jonathan Tucker who I watched in Hawaii in '06. He's having a good year thus far. I also saw Boucher there the same year, he was on the Beach Boys with Hinshaw, Minicozzi, and Anderson. Mike Garciappara is now on the Baysox as well.

Defenders won't see the Baysox top pitcher. With the kind of run the Sea Dogs are on, little breaks like that are welcome.

I was happy to see that The Defenders promoted from within when they replaced Tony in the box office. And what is up with the tee shirt gun? That thing needs a bit more charge. I'm hoping to tie my last years total of one shirt. Dollar hummel dogs tonight.

7:17 AM

Blogger greg8370 said...

Tainted love for EME. I think Bien has subed him with Sosa in a least one game but obviously not yesterday. Good to hear the crowd was into it.
Jeff Nettles was a Norwich Navigator back in the day playing in Norwich in 2001 & 2002. I probably have a pic on my external hard drive. The search is on shortly.
Good notes on the BaySox pitching staff and from the RockCats GM.
Thanls lc!

10:21 AM

Blogger David said...

Actually, Sosa replaced EME in the ninth. He has relatively frequently this year.

Bien, whose English is sometimes curious, described EME as "like a totem pole" in the outfield.

11:09 PM


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