Scranton 2, Durham 1. Wouldn’t you know it. Jae Seo sucks (you know what) with the Rays, gets designated for assignment, accepts it, makes his first start for Durham and looks like Sandy friggin’ Koufax*. Granted it was only 4 innings, but he only gave up 1 run on 1 hit and 1 walk. So…as soon as the Rays finish their inter-league schedule and start playing their International League schedule, we say “call him up”!
Vero Beach 5, Jupiter 0. Mike Wlodarczyk had his best start of the season and may be turning the corner as he has been strong in each of his last 5 outings. This time he pitched 6 scoreless innings on 3 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 5. Rhyne Hughes was 2-4 and is hitting .340.
Rome 8, Columbus 0. After allowing only 2 earned runs in 8 starts, Lewis Rollins suddenly remembered he is not Sandy friggin’ Koufax (he’s still better than Jae Seo). Last night he allowed 6 runs in 3 innings and has now allowed 10 runs in his last 8 innings pitched.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Jake McGee makes Baseball America’s latest “Prospect Hot Sheet”. And the praise could not be any higher.
Question posed to an American League scout: “Do you like McGee?” His answer: “How can you not? You’d have to be stupid not to with the stupid numbers he’s been putting up, the stupid 95 mile-an-hour fastball from the left side . . . It’s stupid. He’s a monster. You get chills just watching him.” We’ll leave it at that. Oh, and McGee struck out 11 in just six innings last week.
- A first-look at the 2007 Hudson Valley Renegades, and a few of the draftees that have already signed with the Rays.