The Cardinals had an off day on Thursday. They open a three game series tonight vs. the Brewers. Anthony Reyes will face off against Ben Sheets.
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Memphis beat New Orleans (Mets) 7-3. Rick Ankiel had a homer and 3 RBIs. Edgar Gonzalez may never be an everyday pro but he can really rake on the minor league level. Chris Narveson picked up his first win of the year, he pitched seven innings while giving up 2 runs and struck out 7.
Chris Lambert was shaky in his start against Midland (Texas) in Springfield’s home opener. He went 4.2 innings, giving up 2 runs and 6 hits. His ERA still sits at 0.84. Joe Mather hit 2 HRs and had 3 RBIs. Springfield fell 4-3.
Palm Beach fell to St. Lucie (Mets) 5-2. Shane Robinson had 2 hits. Last year’s first rounder, Adam Ottavino, gave up 4 runs in 5 innings. He was saddled with the loss and is now 0-2 on the year. The good news is his ERA is 2.00. Nick Webber pitched 2 innings and has now appeared in 3 games and has yet to give up a run. Webber was drafted in 2005 out of Central Missouri State.
The Swing swept a double header from the Peoria Chiefs. In the first game Elvis Hernandez pitched 5 shutout innings and struckout seven. In the second game, Brandon Buckman homered to lead the Swing to a 2-1 victory. It was the first baseman’s out of Nebraska third of the year.
Blake Dewitt went 1 for 4 with a run scored. He also had 2 errors fielding. Pitching for Inland Empire’s opponent was Blue Springs native Kris Johnson.
Mark Prior left his extended spring training start with shoulder stiffness. You know it’s spring when the weather is getting warmer, the flowers are blooming, and Mark Prior is hurt.
The Southeast Redhawks head to Samford for a 3 game series starting Saturday. They will play a doubleheader Saturday and finish the series Sunday afternoon. Southeast stands in first place in the OVC. SIU hosts the Number 11 Wichita State. The series starts on Friday and I am going to try to make it to Carbondale on Sunday. Number 25 Mizzou will host number 16 Texas A&M over the weekend. Number 1 Vanderbilt will travel to UK for a weekend series with the Wildcats.
Why is ESPN focusing so much attention on Don Imus? Is this really a sports issue? I know that he said what he said about the Rutgers ladies basketball team but to me this is more of a social issue. I think that ESPN seems to be more about entertainment than actual sports reporting.