The worst part of the draft for me is the wait between draft day and when we actually get to see these guys in uniform for the system. It was a long first day and I would like to extend thanks and congratulations to Erik – he worked hard all day long in providing us all with great information on each of the picks and it turned into the best day, traffic-wise, that FR has ever had (and it isn’t even close).
A couple of old friends had an outstanding evening for the major league club as Joe Mather hit his first big league homerun and Mark Worrell pitched two scoreless innings and blasted a three run homer in his first major league at bat. Who knew?
The system went 3-1 on the day, all the details are after the jump.
- Colby launched a homerun and stole a base on his way to a 1-4 evening.
- Jarrett Hoffpauir also went deep – he was 2-4 tonight, as was David Freese.
- Bryan Anderson was 0-2 with a walk and he threw out 2/3 runners stealing. Actually one of the CS appears to be a play where Anderson snapped a throw behind a runner at third after a pitch, getting him into a rundown. It might have been a broken squeeze play (because usually you wouldn’t risk a snap throw to third). Was anyone watching or listening to this game that can give any more information on this play?
- Anthony Reyes auditioned started tonight and went five innings, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five.
- Jason Motte‘s struggles continued as he gave up a run on a walk and two hits in his inning of work. He didn’t strike out anyone. Perhaps he misses his bullpen mates: Chris Perez and Mark Worrell.
- Jess Todd had another strong outing, but this time he actually gave up an earned run. For shame. He also gave up an unearned run (he committed two errors himself on bad pickoff throws) and seven hits, while striking out four. If Scott Gorgen can be Jess Todd, Jr. I think we’ll be ok.
- Man, Myth and Legend Steve Hill crushed another homerun in going 2-4. Mark Shorey also went deep. He was 1-4.
- Shane Robinson continues to find hits every night, going 2-4 today.
- Mr. Excitement, Daryl Jones led the way tonight by going 3-4 with a homerun and a stolen base.
- Daniel Descalso and Brian Cartie each went 1-4 with a stolen base.
- Brad Furnish had a nice outing, going seven innings (what happened to the piggyback at Palm Beach) and giving up two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out five.
- Cardoza Tucker struggled, giving up three hits in a third of an innings, but Josh Dew rescued him by pitching 1.2 perfect innings with three strikeouts.
- Quad Cities only mustered four hits on the evening – they sure could use an infusion of young offensive talent. Where might they find some?
- Francisco Rivera was 2-3 with a double.
- Brian Broderick pitched five innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk.
- Wayne Daman gave up a walk-off homer in the tenth.