Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Yanks call up Golson

With Curtis Granderson put on the 15-day DL by the Yankees, the Bronx Bombers have called up former BlueClaw Greg Golson. "Golie" made his debut last night as a defensive replacement and made a nice catch against the wall to help the Yanks beat the Orioles, 4-1.

Speaking of former Lakewood speedsters, Anthony Gose stole 3 more bases (he is 10 for 15) last night in Brevard County, helping Clearwater to an 8-4 win over the Manatees. Hietor Correa improved to 4-0, going 5 innings and allowing 4 runs, all unearned. Matt Rizzotti continues to make his case for a promotion, banging out 3 more hits to up his average to .381. Surely they can use his bat in Reading!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Donald hot

Jason Donald has been very hot for the last week for the Columbus Clippers, going 12 for 23 (.522) in the last 8 games. Overall "J.D." is hitting .333 for the Indians affiliate, who will be in the area to take on both Lehigh Valley and Scranton over the next week.

Among the former BlueClaws taking the hill tonight; Gavin Floyd for the White Sox, Cole Hamels for the Phillies, and Hietor Correa for Clearwater.

On a personal note, for those of you who have been asking why I have not been posting as often, the answer is 2-fold. First, my life has gotten exceptionally busy and I do not find myself with the time that is required to do this. Second, when I started this, it was because the BlueClaws were really not doing anything like it. Now they have an excellent alumni report and the BlueClaws blog does a great job staying on top of things. Also, Greg Giambarrese gives a nightly report during the game broadcast. So I will try to fill in the gaps if I notice they miss anything.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Monaterios makes 1st start

After making 7 relief appearances and apparently impressing Joe Torre enough, Carlos Monasterios was rewarded with his first major league start against the Pirates last night at Dodger Stadium. On a limited pitch count to build up his arm strength, Carlos threw 4 inning (73 pitches), yielding just 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks, leaving the game with a 4-1 advantage. It seems he has earned another start, maybe Thursday against Milwaukee.

The Baltimore Orioles have called up Alfredo Simon, and he has made 3 appearances this week, throwing 3 scoreless frames and recording 2 saves, 1 against the Yankees Tuesday and another one against Boston last night.