In the future, there will be robots that are strong enough to throw you across the room. They will do so many times while fighting you. It will hurt and they will break things. They will refrain, however, from attempting to kill you until a climactic moment. They will never simply punch your face in or rip out your throat despite their inhuman strength giving them the ability to do so. If you are reading this, you are the resistance.
Terminator Salvation – good action scenes, decent acting, decent plot, some small contrivances that you don’t want to think too much about. A solid ‘B’ movie of action flicks.
Craig goes boom. One of my favorite prospects goes toe-to-toe with Steve Hill. Brian Broderick has a very democratic outing. The River Bandits take on . . . an apple?
It’s all in your DFR.
- Shane Robinson was 2-for-5 with a double and 4 RBIs.
- Jon Jay was 2-for-3 with a walk.
- Allen Craig was 2-for-5 with his 4th HR of the season. Hopefully, this is the start of big things for Craig. Also, as an aside, I’m always perplexed by names that are really two first names. They never roll off the tongue properly, imho.
- Donovan Solano was 2-for-4.
- Casey Rowlett went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks.
- PJ Walters, fresh off of his 114 pitch complete game, got lit up in 3.1 innings. He allowed 10 hits for 7 runs (6 earned). He walked 1 and struck out 3. In fairness, there’s probably 3-4 major league caliber hitters on the Tacoma team (Clement, Shelton, Saunders and Morse). None of those guys are the next Albert Pujols but they’re not a crappy AAA team either. You’d still hope for a better outing that this from Walters.
- Fernando Salas retired 5 batters allowing 1 hit and striking out 2. Of the AAA bullpen, he’s the reliever I like the best to have an extended major league career in middle relief. He’s a control artist with an average breaking ball coming back from a finger injury. He’ll never be a setup type reliever but if you’re looking for a cheap alternative to Brad Thompson, you could do worse than Salas.
- Daryl Jones was 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and a walk. He’s hitting .310/.399/.444 on the season. He’s got great range as an outfielder coupled with a so-so arm. I’m excited to see how he does in AAA. He’s obviously got the hang of AA.
- Tony Cruz was 4-for-5 with a double playing 3B.
- Daniel Descalso was 2-for-3 with a pair of walks.
- Steven Hill was 2-for-5 with a HR.
- Tyler Henley, the unnamed favorite prospect in the lead in, went deep.
- Tyler Herron pitched a solid game. He went 7 strong innings allowing just 2 hits and 4 walks against 2 strikeouts. He was charged with no earned runs though Tulsa racked up 3 unearned runs during his 7 IP. Herron recorded 13 of 19 outs on the ground.
- Joe Williams tossed the final 2 innings allowing 3 hits including a solo shot.
- Colt Sedbrook was 1-for-3 with a double. He was scored the only run on Shane Peterson‘s sac fly in the 4th.
- Brian Broderick struck out just 2 batters in his 6 innings. Not quite as democratic as Herron but we’ll take it. He allowed 5 hits and walked 1.
- Adam Reifer pitched a scoreless inning but walked 2.
- Eduardo Sanchez may have unseated Reifer as the closer picking up his 3rd save. He allowed 1 hit and struck out 1.
- Travis Mitchell had a double and 2 walks in 4 trips to the plate.
- Over his last 10 games he’s batting a paltry .154 after an 0-for-4 showing. Who is he? Niko Vasquez. Someone get him a slump buster (non-alcoholic).
- Gary Daley allowed 7 hits in 4 innings of work. He struck out 5 and walked 2. His ERA stands at 7.81.
- Josh Wilson’s un-retirement isn’t going so well. He allowed 4 runs in 3 innings including 2 HRs.
- David Carpenter picked up his 2nd save with 2 scoreless innings.