• July 30th vs. The Devil Rays

    Posted by on July 30th, 2006 · Comments (5)


    I missed this one today – we took the kids to go see the Staten Island Yankees play the Hudson Valley Renegades.

    The starter for the S.I. Yanks, Edgar Soto, got torched today: 7 ER in 3.67 IP. The crowd was really on him. It’s a shame. At this level, it’s all about getting your reps in. Yes, it’s nice to win. But, at the short-season A-ball level, it’s about getting PAs and facing batters. The crowd wanted Soto out of the game in the first inning.

    I got to see Colin Curtis play for the Yankees. Despite the fact that he’s batting .342 for Staten Island, it looked like he needs work, still, against off-speed stuff.

    Moving to the big team – it was nice to see Damon have a big day after he was one of the few brave enough to face the press after that mess on Saturday. Shame on the big boys who bolted out of the clubhouse as soon as they could yesterday.

    You know, I hated Damon with a purple passion when he was on the Red Sox. But, boy, has he impressed me as a Yankee. Now I know why they loved him so much in Boston.

    Looks like Moose had his A-game on today. After Unit’s F-game yesterday, it was just what the doctor ordered.

    Comments on July 30th vs. The Devil Rays

    1. July 30th, 2006 | 10:50 pm

      As I look at the picture I can’t quite figure out which ones are the umpires. Can you give me a hand?

    2. July 30th, 2006 | 10:52 pm

      SS A-ball only has two umps work the game – and the SI Yanks have three mascots, so, the men in blue were outnumbered, for sure.

    3. rbj
      July 31st, 2006 | 8:56 am

      Three mascots? I’ve never seen more than two per team, and that’s at AAA level. Maybe the Yankees are hording mascot prospects, to put them in a trade; they certainly don’t use them at the major league level.

    4. July 31st, 2006 | 10:24 am

      Yup, three: Red, Huck & Scooter.
      It used to be just Scooter.
      I know that Red and Huck were there last year.

      So, I want to say that they added two some time between 2000 and 2004.

    5. Don
      July 31st, 2006 | 2:23 pm

      Typical Yankees, trying to outspend other teams. Imagine how the othe NYP League teams feel when they see the unfairness of it all. Probably sets those other teams prospects back at least a year.

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