Interview with Justin Wilson

Justin Wilson was selected in the fifth round of the 2008 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates out of Fresno State. After being selected, Justin led Fresno State to the NCAA National Championship, including a great performance in the final game where he allowed five hits in eight innings, leading Fresno State to a 6-1 win. Justin has been pitching for the Lynchburg Hillcats the entire 2009 season, his first in the pros. I interviewed...

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Lynchburg Hillcats 9/14 Video Recap

Due to YouTube not working the other night, I wasn’t able to upload the videos from Lynchburg’s victory on Monday. I also didn’t get the complete start by Justin Wilson, missing the first inning (thanks to a lumber truck that was driving 10 MPH in front of me over the mountain, with no chance of passing him for a 1-2 mile stretch). I’ll have the analysis after the recap. The recap includes: -Justin Wilson,...

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World Cup Update 9/16

The Winter League Tracker has been updated with the World Cup stats from the last two days. The breakdown: -Brad Lincoln pitched 7.1 innings yesterday for Team USA, allowing one run on six hits, with no walks and five strikeouts, getting the win. Pedro Alvarez went 1 for 3 in the same game. -Dustin Molleken pitched 0.2 shutout innings for Canada today, allowing one hit, the first base runner he’s allowed over 3.2 innings and...

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Interview with Bryan Morris

There’s no question that Bryan Morris is a talented pitcher. The Dodgers thought highly enough of him to select him in the first round of the 2006 draft. The Pirates thought highly enough of him to take him as a part of the return for Jason Bay, their best player at the time. The problem with Morris has been injury issues, and that has carried over in to his time with the Pirates. I interviewed Bryan last Thursday, before his...

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De los Santos drives Lynchburg to a 2-0 lead

Before the Lynchburg Hillcats game tonight, I noticed Bryan Morris sitting by himself charting pitches. Morris was joined by Rudy Owens the previous night, a victory by the Hillcats, but Owens was on the mound this night. I asked Morris if he was holding down the fort by himself, and he responded that no one would join him because they were too superstitious. I don’t think a Jose de los Santos walk off home run is going to...

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