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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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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Interview with Rudy Owens

Rudy Owens has been phenomenal this season, easily a shoe in for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor league pitcher of the year. He could also very well be the break out player of the year. Owens had a 4.97 ERA last year with State College, thanks to their innovative heavy fastball approach focused on fastball command. This season he put up a 1.70 ERA in West Virginia, followed by a 3.86 ERA in his limited time in Lynchburg. I...

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Hillcats take game one of the Carolina League Championship Series

When you see a 9-2 game, you don’t think “wow, what a close one”. It was just that for the Lynchburg Hillcats tonight, who ended up defeating the Salem Red Sox in the first game of the Carolina League Championship Series by a score of 9-2. At least it was close up until the seventh inning. Going in to the top of the sixth inning, the Hillcats held a 3-2 lead, when Justin Wilson ran in to a jam, with runners at first...

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