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  • #76
    Joel Goldberg @goldbergkc
    Good to be back in Surprise in time to watch Brian Flynn start the intrasquad game striking out all 3 he faced, including Mondesi & Cuthbert

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    • #77
      Some good news:

      Brian Flynn got his first Major League win today for the Royals!


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      • #78
        Wichitans may get an opportunity to see former Shocker Jordan Cooper against the Wingnuts this season. He signed an independent contract with the T-Bones. He started the season with AAA in the Cleveland organization.

        http://wyandottedaily.com/t-bones-si...state-pitcher/

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        • #79
          If any Shocker baseball fan wants to be driven absolutely crazy, take a peek at John Hayes's stats so far in A ball this summer.

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          • #80
            Connecticut Tigers stats

            I don't want to diminish the accomplishments of a former Shocker, but some perspective is in order. Short-season A ball is one level above rookie, and is where a good number of newly drafted college players (other than those picked in the early rounds) start out. If he were doing that in full-season A ball, it would be impressive. His K/IP (13/21.1) and K/BB (13/7) rates are mediocre. There are eight pitchers on his team with better ERAs (having between 3.0 and 23.2 IP - four of them have 10+ IP).

            He teammate, Joe Navilhon (USC, 21st round pick, same age as John), has a 0.38 ERA in 23.2 IP, 26 K, 5 BB.

            All of that said, it's certainly not a bad start and something to build on. Perhaps with some maturity, new coaches and perspectives he'll put it together.

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            • #81
              Hayes's numbers ended up being roughly equivalent to Kyle Funkhouser's (though in less innings since Funk is a starter). Funkhouser was an All-American at Louisville and a first round draft pick.

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              • #82
                Happy Birthday Joe!

                https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/971377551565352960

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                • #83
                  Mystifying fact: On Saturday, weather permitting, Alec Bohm will play his 50th minor league game vs the Delmarva Shorebirds in Low A ball. Through 48 games he has yet to hit a single home run in 167 ABs. He and Vickers (who has many fewer ABs) are the last remaining pro Shockers without a dinger. You never know.

                  https://www.baseballamerica.com/players/8554/alec-bohm/
                  “The rebellion on the populist right against the results of the 2020 election was partly a cynical, knowing effort by political operators and their hype men in the media to steal an election or at least get rich trying. But it was also the tragic consequence of the informational malnourishment so badly afflicting the nation. ... Americans gorge themselves daily on empty informational calories, indulging their sugar fixes of self-affirming half-truths and even outright lies.'

                  ― Chris Stirewalt

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                  • 1972Shocker
                    1972Shocker commented
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                    That is quite mystifying.

                • #84
                  Addendum: Bohm got his dinger on Sunday. Game 51. Two-run shot. Raised his average to .310 on the year.
                  “The rebellion on the populist right against the results of the 2020 election was partly a cynical, knowing effort by political operators and their hype men in the media to steal an election or at least get rich trying. But it was also the tragic consequence of the informational malnourishment so badly afflicting the nation. ... Americans gorge themselves daily on empty informational calories, indulging their sugar fixes of self-affirming half-truths and even outright lies.'

                  ― Chris Stirewalt

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                  • #85
                    https://www.milb.com/milb/news/alec-bohm-scratching-out-hits-with-lakewood-blueclaws/c-306496048

                    Now hitting .349 with an OBP of .434. Has 2 HRs on the season.

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                    • #86
                      Looks like we got him going. 3 homers now, and a promotion.

                      https://thatballsouttahere.com/2019/...ed-clearwater/
                      “The rebellion on the populist right against the results of the 2020 election was partly a cynical, knowing effort by political operators and their hype men in the media to steal an election or at least get rich trying. But it was also the tragic consequence of the informational malnourishment so badly afflicting the nation. ... Americans gorge themselves daily on empty informational calories, indulging their sugar fixes of self-affirming half-truths and even outright lies.'

                      ― Chris Stirewalt

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                      • #87
                        Lost in the activity over the Butler firing was the news that Josh Smith got promoted to the Indians. He is, I believe, the 38th Shocker Major Leaguer and the first to debut since Dusty Coleman in 2015.

                        https://www.mlb.com/player/josh-d-smith-605479
                        Last edited by Wuzee; May 28, 2019, 02:40 PM.
                        “The rebellion on the populist right against the results of the 2020 election was partly a cynical, knowing effort by political operators and their hype men in the media to steal an election or at least get rich trying. But it was also the tragic consequence of the informational malnourishment so badly afflicting the nation. ... Americans gorge themselves daily on empty informational calories, indulging their sugar fixes of self-affirming half-truths and even outright lies.'

                        ― Chris Stirewalt

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                        • WuDrWu
                          WuDrWu commented
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                          Saw that on Twitter, congrats Josh! Won't be too long before some others get their chance.

                      • #88
                        Luke Ritter starts his pro career tonight at second base for the Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York - Penn League
                        “The rebellion on the populist right against the results of the 2020 election was partly a cynical, knowing effort by political operators and their hype men in the media to steal an election or at least get rich trying. But it was also the tragic consequence of the informational malnourishment so badly afflicting the nation. ... Americans gorge themselves daily on empty informational calories, indulging their sugar fixes of self-affirming half-truths and even outright lies.'

                        ― Chris Stirewalt

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                        • #89
                          Article on the Hilliards.
                          https://www.abqjournal.com/1329062

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                          • WstateU
                            WstateU commented
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                            Thanks for sharing the story... my thoughts and prayers are with Sam's dad Jim as he fights ALS.

                        • #90
                          Bohm gets his second promotion -- to Double-A Reading -- after a scorching .342 BA with 7 homers in 62 games at lower levels this year.

                          From the Philly Inquirer article:

                          "Bohm could be in the conversation to spend September in the majors, joining the Phillies just in time for a possible playoff race."

                          "It can be expected that Bohm will be the Phillies’ starting third baseman in 2020. Perhaps they will push the clock ahead a few months."

                          https://www.inquirer.com/phillies/al...-20190621.html
                          “The rebellion on the populist right against the results of the 2020 election was partly a cynical, knowing effort by political operators and their hype men in the media to steal an election or at least get rich trying. But it was also the tragic consequence of the informational malnourishment so badly afflicting the nation. ... Americans gorge themselves daily on empty informational calories, indulging their sugar fixes of self-affirming half-truths and even outright lies.'

                          ― Chris Stirewalt

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