Old Friends

I have double inspiration for today’s entry.

1,  I got a phone call out of the blue yesterday from my best friend in high school Matt Moretti.  Haven’t talked to him in ages.  Very cool.

2.  After Tuesday’s rain out in Syracuse, I turned on the TV in my hotel room and watched the White Sox beat the Mariners 2-1, thanks to a brilliant performance by former 2008 Pawtucket pitcher Bartolo Colon (7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K).  His catcher was Corky Miller, a member of the 2006 PawSox.

That motivated me to start searching through rosters to see where former PawSox during my years in the booth (2006-present) are currently playing.  I am skipping the obvious (David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, etc. . .).

David Aardsma – Seattle Mariners – 0-0, 3 saves, 2.08 ERA

Abe Alvarez – Palfinger (Italian Baseball League) – 1-1, 0.51 ERA

Craig Breslow – Minnesota Twins – 0-0, 5.06 ERA

Mike Burns – Nashville Sounds – 2-0, 3.91 ERA

Kevin Cash – Scranton/WB Yankees – .615 (8-for-15)

Hee-seop Choi – Kia Tigers (Korean Baseball League) – 7 HR, 25 RBI

Bryan Corey – Triple-A Oklahoma City Redhawks – Appeared in 1 game so far

Keoni DeRenne – York Revolution (Atlantic League)

Keith Foulke – Newark Bears (Atlantic League) – 0-0, 0.00 ERA

Keith Ginter – Charlotte Knights – .111 (3-for-27)

Matt Ginter – Triple-A Nashville Sounds (perfect for his banjo playing) – 1-1, 2.45 ERA

Craig Hansen – Pittsburgh Pirates – 0-0, 5.68 ERA

Willie Harris – Syracuse Chiefs – .222 in 5 games

Lincoln Holdzkom – Double-A Altoona Curve – 0-1, 0.00 ERA

Eric Hull – Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers – 3-1, 1 save, 3.14 ERA

Chuck Jeroloman - Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (Atlantic League) – Last Pawtucket player to hit an inside-the-park HR on the final day of the 2006 season.

Jason Johnson – Scranton/WB Yankees - 1-1, 5.14 ERA

Bobby Kielty – Buffalo Bisons - .231, 1 HR, 3 RBI

Jason Lane – Triple-A Las Vegas – .237, 0 HR, 8 RBI

Alejandro Machado – Rochester Red Wings - .238, 0 HR, 5 RBI

Edgar Martinez – Newark Bears (Atlantic League) – 0-0, 1.80 ERA  El Guapo Lives!

“Super” Joe McEwing – Manager of Class-A Winston-Salem Dash – Currently 10-10 in Carolina League

Cla Meredith – San Diego Padres – 3-0, 2.84 ERA

Brandon Moss -  Pittsburgh Pirates – .218, 0 HR, 1 RBI

David Murphy – Texas Rangers – .097, 1 HR, 4 RBI

Jeremy Owens – Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (Atlantic League) – Was actually with Pawtucket in 2004 before I was doing the games, but his name caught my eye.

David Pauley – Norfolk Tides – 1-2, 3.00 ERA

Wily Mo Pena – Buffalo Bisons – Recently joined team, but hasn’t played.

Joel Pineiro – St. Louis Cardinals – 4-0, 3.76 ERA in 4 starts

Alex Prieto – Long Island Ducks (Atlantic League)

David Riske – Milwaukee Brewers – 0-0, 18.00 ERA

Bobby Scales – Triple-A Iowa Cubs – .306, 2 HR, 9 RBI

Jimmy Serrano – Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (Atlantic League)

Chris Smith – Triple-A Nashville Sounds – 1-0, 3 saves, 1.15 ERA

Kyle Snyder – Buffalo Bisons – 0-1, 5.25

Chad Spann – Triple-A Round Rock – 0-for-3 in 2 games after promotion from Double-A (ironically called-up after RJ’s son Chris went on the disabled list)

Junior Spivey – Camden Riversharks (Atlantic League)

Adam Stern – Double-A Huntsville Stars – .329, 0 HR, 7 RBI

Jon Switzer – Buffalo Bisons – 0-1, 3.68 ERA

Michael Tejera – Quintana Roos (Mexican League) – 2-1, 4.41 ERA

Joe Thurston – St. Louis Cardinals – .304, 0 HR, 11 RBI

Michael Tucker – Newark Bears – Atlantic League (came out of retirement after missing all of last year).

Beau Vaughan – Triple-A Oklahoma City Redhawks – 2-0, 0.00  Check out his blog here!

John “Way Back” Wasdin – Seibu Lions (Japan Central League) – Way before my time with Pawtucket (1998-2000), but interesting no?

Josh Wilson – Arizona Diamondbacks – 1-for-3 after recent promotion from Triple-A Reno

I couldn’t find anything on active rosters for Brady Clark, Barry Hertzler, Travis Hughes, Bryan Pritz, Ed Rogers, Phil Seibel, Earl Snyder, or Jermaine Van Buren (among others). 

One more game in Syracuse before the PawSox return to McCoy on Thursday night.  I’ll hope you’ll join Steve Hyder and me for the radio call, beginning with the pregame show at 5:45 on the PawSox radio network and PawSox.com.

 

 

 

 

1 Comment

No love for Kyle Snyder, 0-1 with a 5.25 ERA for the Buffalo Bisons (and who has pitched against the PawSox twice)?

Kelly O’Connor
http://www.sittingstill.net
http://sittingstill.mlblogs.com/

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