On the eve of ‘Rick Porcello Brown Paper Bag Giveaway Day’ at Busch Stadium tomorrow, I thought I’d bring up the one prospect who seems to be performing well.
Many a time, I’ve heard Colby Rasmus compared to Steve Finley. I always thought this a bit of a slight, perhaps limiting the heights to which Colby would reach as a player. Then I went and looked at BR.com page. While his HR power developed very late in his career, would anyone be disappointed if Colby ended up being Steve Finley (a Gold Glove OF’er with modest power and speed out his ears)?
The only good thing about today on the farm was that the cattle got in the barn before the storm in Palm Beach. Way to sell the metaphor.
- Jon Jay was 2-for-4.
- Brett Wallace went 1-for-4 with a double.
- Allen Craig was 0-for-2 but had Memphis’ only RBI.
- Mitchell Boggs must be working on gyro ball or something. Or, he was given the duty of making sure the Memphis Redbird team defense improved, so he’s been getting them a ton of practice. Whatever it is, I miss the old Mitchell Boggs. Boggs only lasted 2.2 IP, giving up 9 hits and 8 runs (5 ER). He struck out 3 and walked 1.
- Ian Ostlund, one of our LOOGYs in waiting, mopped up the 5.1 innings admirably. He only gave up 1 hit and walked 1, while striking out 7. Honestly, though, the Topes may have been worn out from all that swinging they did with Mitchell.
- Pete Parise gave up a hit in his inning.
- Daryl Jones was 1-for-6 with a run scored.
- Pete Kozma continued the Wha?! Movement with another 1-for-4 and another double. Go Pete! Ride it till it won’t ride no more!
- Daniel Descalso was had a double and an RBI.
- Steven Hill went 3-for-4, Tyler Henley was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI, Mark Hamilton was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI and James Rapoport went 3-for-5 with a triple and 2 RBI.
- Ryan Kulik gave up 9 hits and 4 ER in his 4 IP. He walked 2 and was tagged for 2 roundtrippers.
- Tyler Norrick struck out 3 and walked 1 in his 2 innings.
- Marco Gonzalez gave up 2 hits, 2 ERs and struck out 2 in his inning.
- Eduardo Sanchez somehow got a hold, despite giving up 3 ERs in his 1.1 IP. They should take that back.
- After the Cardinals put up a 7 spot in the 7th, things looked ok in the 9th with a 3 run lead. Sam Freeman came on to hopefully get S’field out of the game, but gave up the walkoff 3-run HR instead.
- The Riverbandits had 12 hits, so a lot of guys picked up a tally. Some of the stars were:
- Paul Cruz, Jonathan Edwards and Jarred Bogany had doubles.
- Bogany also had a stolen base.
- Travis Mitchell went 3-for-4.
- Adam Veres went 5 innings, striking out 5, walking 2 and giving up 2 ERs.
- Ramon Delgado’s 1.2 IP saw 2 hits and 2 more runs with 3 strikeouts and a HR.
- David Carpenter (3 ER, 1 BB) and Matthew Frevert (0 ER, 1 K) both pitched 0.2 innings.
Needless to say, the best game of the night was the Palm Beach game…which was called due to electrical storms. Praise be to Galactus! Saving us from our sorrow.