Posted on: July 16, 2009 6:57 pm

Rockies AAA All Stars

AAA All Star Game - Wednesday, July 15
Currently with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Pacific Coast League)

Eric Young Jr. (2B) - 5 At Bats, 1 Hit, 3 Strike Outs, 1 Runner Left in Scoring Position (2 out), 1 Single, 0 Errors, Took part in 1 Double Play.

Matt Murton (RF) [DH for All Star Game] - 3 At Bats, 0 Hits, 2 Strike Outs, 1 Runner Left On Base.

Matt Miller (LF) - 2 At Bats, 1 Hit, 1 Run, 1 Strike Out, 1 Single, 0 Errors.

The Pacific Coast League lost to the International League by a final score of 5 - 6.

Although these Rockies Minor Leaguers did not perform all that well, that doesn't mean that they don't have tallent to help the Rockies.  Eric Young Jr has been getting a lot of publicity lately (doesn't hurt that his dad is the original EY).  While I was watching the game last night, EY was one of the broadcasters and he mentioned that the Rockies organization is wanting EY Jr. to become more consistent from the right side of the plate, as he is a switch hitter.  At least one of his strike outs last night was from the right side of the plate.

This is an article about the relationship between EY Jr and his father and the similarities and differences in the way that they play the game.  Both EY Jr. and his father play 2B.  But EY Jr. is taller and stronger than his father was and is.  According tothis article, EY Jr. probably has more drive than his father.  Considering that EY Jr. is leading all of baseball (Majors and Minors) it probably won't be long before he is ready to join a major league club.  I just hope that he isn't included in any potential trades to strengthen this year's Rockies team.

Category: MLB
Tags: Rockies
Posted on: July 15, 2009 12:48 am

Colorado Rockies Minor League All Stars

Currently with the Tulsa Drillers (AA - Texas League North)

Esmil Rogers (P) - 1 Inning Pitched, 1 Strike Out
Jhoulys Chacin (P) - 1 Inning Pitched, 1 Hit
Jeff Kindel (1B) - 0 for 4, 1 Strike Out, 1 Grounded Into Double Play, 1 Part of Double Play Turned in Field
Daniel Mayora (SS) - 0 for 2, 1 Strike Out, 2 Runners Left in Scoring Position (2 outs)

The North All Stars defeated the South All Stars by a final score of 2 - 1 on July 1st.

Currently with the Asheville Tourists (A - South Atlantic League Southern)

Scott Robinson (OF) - 0 for 5, 3 Strike Outs, 1 Runner Left in Scoring Position (2 outs), 2 Errors (1 fielding, 1 throwing)
James Cesario (1B) - 0 for 1, 1 Strike Out
Jordan Pacheco (C) - 0 for 1, 1 Run Batted In, 2 Runners Left in Scoring Position (2 outs), 1 Sacrifice Fly

The Southern All Stars lost by a final score of 7 - 8 on June 23.

Currently with the Modesto Nuts (A - California League)

Craig Baker (P) - 1 Inning Pitched, 2 Strike Outs, Threw 7 Pitches/7 Strikes, 1 Ground Out, 3 Batters Faced

The California All Stars won by a final score of 2 - 1 in 10 Innings on June 23.
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