Monday, November 07, 2005
Minor League Scorebook
Most prominent and provocative, of course, is a rumored three-team deal that would bring Boston slugger Manny Ramirez to Anaheim.Yeah, we've heard this before, but Youngman finds it as credible as I do. And while we're giggling about implausibles, consider:
In one whispered scenario, which makes absolutely no sense, the Angels would send Darin Erstad to the Red Sox and ship Casey Kotchman and Minor League Player of the Year Brandon Wood to Arizona. The Diamondbacks, looking to dump salaries, would send Troy Glaus to Boston and receive Red Sox prospects in return.
- The M's want to sign Jeff Weaver.
- The Angels are interested in a Klesko-for-Finley swap. (Betcha the Padres aren't.)
- Despite reports earlier today, Jim Bowden wants the Dodgers GM job.
- The Angels are considering Mike Piazza as a DH option.
- The Mets and Mariners have targeted Bengie Molina as a free agent.
- The Dodgers supposedly have interest in Nomar Garciaparra as a stopgap at short and third.
Kendrick: 1-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Morales: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Wood: 2-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Smith: 1-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K
Hubele: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB
Bourn: 2-5, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Lambert: 4.2 IP, 7 ER, 3 HR, 6.75 ERA
Barzilla: (W, 3-1) (in relief), 1.1 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 K, 1 BB, 8.44 ERA
You get giddy reading these things, I swear... Brandon Wood's double got him the league lead in RBIs with 31. Howie Kendrick's two-run homer was his fourth.
LaRoche: 1-4, 1 2B
Suzuki: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 K
Abreu: 0-3, 1 K
Murphy: (L, 3-2), 3.0 IP, 8 ER, 12 H, 3 K, 0 BB, 1 HR, 6.26 ERA
Kohn: 2.0 IP, 5 ER, 8 H, 2 K, 0 BB, 2 HR, 7.71 ERA
Ouch. Diamondbacks prospect Bill Murphy gave up eight earned runs over three innings. Tigers prospect Humberto Sanchez kept the Desert Dogs quiet over seven, while the Solar Sox pounded out a season-high 28 hits. Andy LaRoche provided the only Dogs offense of the game on his RBI double. Tomorrow, another Surprise vs. Phoenix game.