Can you all confirm for me that you don’t really care about Adam Loewen? Nothing against him, I just can’t get excited about a 30-year-old guy who, yesterday aside, doesn’t strike many guys out. It’s a nice story, going from big league pitcher to cup-of-coffee big league hitter, and back to minor league pitcher and winning some games. But really, I’m not feeling it.
How long can Brian Pointer stay this hot? Mercy. He was 2-4 with his ninth home run of the year. JPC was 3-3 plus a walk the day after he played in the Futures Game. Cliff Lee got hit around a bit in his last rehab start before a scheduled return to the bigs this Saturday. Jim wrote that up here. Check it out.
WIL managed just four hits, two from Deivi Grullon, and David Whitehead pitched pretty well again, though he’s still not ringing guys up – just 3k in 6IP. The three rehabbers, Galvis, Thomas and Joseph each had a hit for the GCL. Jesus Alastre stole his tenth base, and he’s finally at 50% on the year. Not bad after he started 2-9 or something like that. And Ranger Suarez continues to dominate opposing VSL lineups – 4H, 0BB, 5K in 7 scoreless. His K:BB ratio sits at 61:1 for the year. Silly.
Here’s the affiliate Scoreboard from MiLB. http://www.milb.com/scoreboard/index.jsp?sid=milb&org=143&ymd=20140714