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Minor League Recap 9/1

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Norfolk 3, Richmond 9

  • C. Loadenthal 3-5 K
  • D. Hernandez 2-5 2B, RBI, K
  • J. Perry 1-4 HR(10), 2 RBI
  • W. Timmons 2-2 HR(2), 3 RBI, BB

Well the Richmond team ends the season on note after starting the season well. They finish the season at 64-78 and 9.5 games out in last place. To be fair they were only a half game behind the 2nd place team as Durham (Tampa Bay) ran away with the division. I'll be back after the playoffs to do some post season awards and what not with the blessing of Martin.

West. Tenn @ Mississippi - Cancelled


Kinston 4, Myrtle Beach 4 - 10 Innings

  • T. Jones 4-5 2B, 2 RBI, K
  • T. Flowers 1-5 HR(17), 2 K
  • C. Kimbrel 2IP 4H 0R 0BB 2K

HA! Tyler Flowers hit a walkoff homer in the 10th. It wasn't even posted in the boxscore when I looked at it then I hit refresh and it happened! Sorry, probably too excited about that. Craig Kimbrel is on his 3rd level of the season and even the Braves are surprised by the speed at which he is moving. Matt Eddy from Baseball America was saying the other day that he has a similar arm slot to Joey Devine but with better overall stuff, hitting higher on the radar gun and a wicked slider. In his three stops he has an ERA of 0.54 and 54K in 33.1 IP. I guess that is doable.

Columbus 2, Rome 5

  • C. Johnson 2-4 RBI
  • A. Coe 2-3

Rome finishes the second half of the season at 34-34 which is a marked improvement over the first where they were 22-47. That is 56-81 for the entirety of the season and last place (by 5.5 games) for the year. They were that bad in the first half. In the game there wasn't a whole lot action. Osuna didn't pitch especially well, but the defense wasn't really solid behind him either. He has been the best pitcher on the roster for most of the year. Is he the best prospect? I dunno. We'll see.