I missed the broadcast of this one, but you can find a box score here and Dejan’s Post-Gazette writeup here.
Like the 2002 All-Star game, today’s exhibition ended in a tie after the teams ran out of pitchers. The game was knotted at eight after 10 innings.
- If Eldred hits a homer every game, can we trade him to an American League team that needs a DH? He’ll never make it as a first baseman. Tracy would use him less often than Craig Wilson.
- Javier Guzman should be making his way to minor-league camp within the next few days, I’d guess. Another error today. Can’t hit, can’t field, can’t run. But we knew that already.
- Salomon Torres bounced back from a tough first outing to pitch a perfect inning against Toronto. If the Bucs are going to win, he, John Grabow and Matt Capps need to be nearly flawless in the eighth and ninth.
- Neil Walker with another hit, this time a double. Slowly but surely…
- Bryan Bullington with another solid inning, albeit against a bunch of no-namers. Right now, Indy’s rotation reads Youman, Bullington, Kuwata, Burnett, Van Benschoten (at least if I’m writing it). There’s a lot more baseball to be played, though, and Yoslan Herrera’s name certainly could be added to the mix.
- Zack Duke with an iffy outing, but I won’t start to worry until the third or fourth time through, I think.
The Phillies come to Bradenton tomorrow afternoon.