The folks over at stadiumjourney.com have posted their review of Bowman Field, home of the Williamsport Crosscutters, so take a look at that here. Additionally, I did a Q/A for the Baseball Junkies blog. They are splitting it into 2 parts, and Part 1 is posted. I can’t access a direct link here, but click through and you should be able to find it.
Also, check below the fold for a few thoughts from reader “KPhilly” who attended the Reading Phillies game on 17 July 2011.
Reading started off with some small ball. After a questionable foul ball call on which look liked a home run Victorino walked. He then went first to third on a nice single to right field by Freddie Galvis. They then executed a nice double steal with Victorino getting the steal of home and Galvis goes all the way to third on a throwing error. Mike Spidale followed with a single to center for a 2-0 lead. Matt Rizzotti went the opposite way for a single but the R-Phils stalled their. Trenton tied the game up on some shotty play. First Steve Susdorf did not get a good jump on a fly to right which turned into a double and then he scored on a slow grounder to first when Rizzotti hesitated to throw to BJ Rosenberg and he missed first base. The tying run game in thanks to a catchers interference and PB by Tim Kennelly. Fidel Hernandez followed a walk by Derrick Mitchell and an opposite field single by Susdorf with a single to give the R-Phils a 3-2 lead. Susdorf was out trying to stretch it out on an over throw. He made up for it later with a nice double to right and scored on a great hustle play from second on an error by the second baseman. Justin Friend gets the save.
If you are a Freddie Galvis fan get excited. He hit the ball hard from both sides of the plate and would have had three hits but the pitchers did a good job fielding his bunt. Steve Susdorf has a nice swing but slow in the outfield. I know why Matt Rizzotti has not moved up. He is a butcher in the field. He drop an easy throw and hesitated twice on throws to first. Rosenberg mixed his fastball and breaking pitches well. Would have liked to see Tuffy catching rather then Kennelly who struggles behind the plate. Rosenberg was fooling top prospect Austin Romine all day. Mike Cisco is a little guy. He threw some good off speed pitches to get out of a jam. Brad Lidge…slider…slider..slider. He did not throw many fastballs. He gave up two cheap hits. I think he may be 7-10 days away. Victorino looked good but did not really see him throw the ball at all. Guessing they will activate him Tuesday. Jacob Diekman, a tall slender lefty who throws from 3/4, was killing lefties. He struck out all four of them but struggled against the three righties. Friend came in did not over power anybody till that last pitch when he reached back on a 3-2 pitch with high heat.