Children are, on the whole, very much alike everywhere, and you four lads fairly represent multitudes, who are growing up in all directions. It will make me happy to think that my simple narrative may lead some of these to observe how blessed are the results of patient continuance in well-doing, what benefits arise from the thoughtful application of knowledge and science, and how good and pleasant a thing it is when brethren dwell together in unity, under the eye of parental love.
Night has closed around me.
For the last time my united family slumbers beneath my care.
To-morrow this closing chapter of my journal will pass into the hands of my eldest son.
From afar I greet thee, Europe!
I greet thee, dear old Switzerland !
Like thee, may New Switzerland flourish and prosper —good, happy, and free!
Lots of DFR
goodness badness today with all 4 teams in action.
- With a slot potentially opening up in place of Lohse, Blake Hawksworth made sure to take his name out of the running. Everything was going fine until the 4th inning, when a handful of singles and walks totaled 5 runs. His final line: 4 innings, 6 hits, 6 ER, 3 BB and 2 SO.
- Matt Scherer continued to be unscored on, throwing 3 perfect innings. He struck out 3.
- Josh Kinney didn’t help get himself any closer to returning to St. Louis. Giving up what would be the decisive run in the 9th, he was tagged for 2 hits while striking out 2.
- Memphis scored 6 runs on only 4 hits. Chief Justice had a single and an RBI. Joe Mather is showing signs of life, going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a double. He also threw out Top 30 prospect Mat Gamel at 1B.
- The only other hit was a 9th inning pinch hit by Nick Stavinoha. Stavinfection drove in a run.
- In that 9th inning, our old friend Chris Narveson tried to give the game to Memphis. After scoring 2 runs, David Freese struck out with runners at 2nd and 3rd.
- Brandon Dickson didn’t stick around for the run support. He left after 5 innings, giving up 7 hits, 5 ERs and 3 BBs. About the only bright spot was that he struck out 5.
- Pete Parise poached the win with 2 perfect innings in which he struck out 3.
- Chrysanthemum Linares faced 6 batters, only getting 2 of them out. He walked 3 of them and the other one got a hit. Impressively enough, only 1 run scored.
- Francisco Samuel pitched his first scoreless outing in a while for the save. In his 1.1 innings, he struck out 3 and walked 2.
- James Rapoport rapped (note the extra p for meaning!) out 3 hits, one of which was a Grand Slam. He drove in 5.
- Tony Cruz and Daniel Descalso both went 1-for-4. Descalso had 2 RBIs and Cruz hit a HR.
- Andrew Brown was 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored.
- DJ Tools continues to be awesome. Jones was 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored. When the power comes, Cubs fans will be complaining for years that we have 2 of the best OF’ers in baseball on the cheap for years to come.
- Coo Coo Ca Choo keeps being pitched around. And when he isn’t, he is hit by a pitch.
- Ryan Kulik continued the tradition of bad starting pitching tonight. In his 3 innings, he gave up 6 ERs on 6 hits and 2 BBs. He struck out 4. Pitching in the 4th, he gave up a triple and a double before being lifted.
- That double scored with Eduardo Sanchez on the mound. He walked a batter and gave up an earned run of his own. He pitched a scoreless 2nd inning of work, with 3 hits, 1 BB and 1 strikeout.
- Mark Diapoules pitched 2 innings of 2 hit, 2 BB, 1 strikeout and 1 run ball.
- Adam Reifer blunted out the scoring, finally, striking out 2 in the 8th.
- Pete Kozma was 2-for-3 with a walk. No errors.
- Shane Peterson, Curt Smith and Tommy Pham all were 1-for-4. Pham also stole a base.
- Scott McGregor was not the worst starting pitcher in the system tonight. Yay him! He still gave up 3 ERs in 4 innings of work. However, McGregor struck out 5 and only walked 1, while giving up 6 hits.
- Miguel Chinese Tapia took the loss, giving up 3 more runs in his 3 innings. He too, struckout 5 but walked 2. They got 5 hits off him.
- George Brown threw up the picket fences, 1 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 1 BB.
- Quad Cities scored 4 runs in the 1st inning on 5 hits. The rest of the game they had 0 runs and only mustered 2 hits.
- Brett Lilley was 2 for 2 with a double and a walk. He apparently said something about the milkmaids of Beloit, as he was plunked twice as well.
- Chris Swauger, Jon Edwards and Charles Cutler were both 1 for 4. Swauger and Edwards had an RBI and Cutler a double.
- Osvaldo was just a patsy Morales had one hit in his 4 ABs, a 2 run homerun in the 1st.
Overall, not a good night for pitching. Hopefully, like flesh eating fish, the minor league pitching climbs all over each other to sink their teeth into that available rotation spot that likely is coming after Dr. Nick tells us Kyle Lohse’s leg has gangrene. Hello Everybody!