Rivercats' championship game on ESPN 2, tonite
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According to Slusser's notes, air time is 5 pm.
Who is on the team to look forward to watching and could challenge for a spot next year in the bigs?
The A's already called up Blevins who got into a game already.
wish she was right. espn2 schedule page does not have listed, however.
but, then again, rivercats home page says it is.
Cool it'd be nice if the Coliseum puts it up on the board until the A's game starts.
OTF, I certainly think Gregorio Petit is worth watching.
Yeah, Petit is definitely looking as he could be the SS of the future for the A's. Looks as he has more potential than lets say a Pennington or Sellers, who knows about Horton although he could maybe moved to 2B down the road if Petit is the real deal.
22 year old VENZ kid, not a big guy at 5'10" 160, who the A's signed in 01 when he was 16 1/2 years old. It seems as Petit, Rodriguez, and Herrera seem like the only Latin/South American players the A's have signed over the past 5-6 years after the stretch of Tejada, Encarncion, Hernandez, Ortiz, Columne, Vizcaino, German we heard in the late 90s-early 2000s although in a case of few, they didn't ever come up with the A's.
Petit had a good year at AA hitting...
-.306/4/31/.366/.403 in 265 ABs.
AAA, his #s went down not which shouldn't be a shock...
-.277/2/28/.327/.353 in 235 ABs.
Petit doesn't look like he'll be one of these big time young SS sluggers coming up the past handful of years all across MLB like a Reyes(NYM), Rameriz(FLR), Hardy(MIL), Tui(COL), Greene(SD), Pheralta(CLE), and etc.
Read some short quotes about him and it's thought he's a very slick defensive SS who is a throwback to the SS of old, which basically means he's basically very good glove with average bat maybe.
Comcast's on-screen TV guide has it on ESPN2 at 5.
Jeremy Brown is on the team.
It's also on the Baseball Channel, wherever the heck that is. I guess DTV has it somewhere.
Correction, Petit is 5'10" 188, according to his scout profile. They listed him at 160 at baseballreference?
So who would you compare him to? Maybe just look tonight at SEA with their SS in Betancourt? Same size, both are slick field SS and Betancourt at least doesn't look like he'll be anything more than lets say a .280/10-15/60+/low .300s/.400+ type hitter.
If Petit can be that, I'd take it.
Correction, got Petit's 160 weight from thebaseballcube.
River Cats up 6 to 0 in the bottom of the 7th.
But the Braves have runners on first and third with no outs.
Congrats to the Cats. DJ, you're right about Petit. He's worth watching and has the look of someone who can develope into a very good hitter.
Good outing by Komine tonight. Wasn't he projected to have a early-mid 90s fastball last year but when he came up, he threw at best 91 or 92.
Was watching part of tonight's game and he topped up at around 87 or 88? What happened? Anyways, I do think Komine might have a future with the A's eventually, no not in the rotation but in the pen as a long term long reliever.
Komine took himself out of the game in the 2nd or 3rd inning with a stiff shoulder. Kaz Tadano pitched most of the game and got the win.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Former major leaguer Lou Merloni homered and drove in four runs to lead the River Cats to a 7-1 victory over the Richmond Braves in the Triple-A championship game Tuesday night.
Merloni, the longtime utility infielder for the Boston Red Sox, hit Richmond starter Blaine Boyer's first pitch about five rows deep into the left-field stands for the first three runs in Sacramento's five-run third inning. Brant Colamarino hit a two-run drive to left in the inning, also on a first pitch from Boyer.
Kazuhito Tadano was the winner, giving up three hits and one run in 4 2-3 innings of relief. He came in with two outs in the second inning when starter Shane Komine experienced discomfort in his shoulder after only 17 pitches.
Merloni, who hit only three home runs in 110 regular-season games, hit four in the postseason for the River Cats, who won their third Pacific Coast League title in the past five years. Richmond was the International League champion.
Merloni added an RBI single in the sixth inning when Danny Putnam scored from second on a grounder that skittered past Richmond third baseman Wes Timmons. Shortstop Brent Lillibridge tracked down the ball in shallow left, but his throw home was too late as Putnam slid in for a 6-0 lead.
Colamarino, a September fill-in after team hits leader Daric Barton was called up to the majors, drove in the game's final run with a bloop single in the ninth that fell among three Richmond fielders in shallow left.
Really, I guess I saw somebody that looked "Asian/Hawaiian" and thought it was Komine.
Congrats to the Cats.