by Jim Brown
Marc started his piece today lamenting over how he got an early start this morning and how fortunate he was, as we were faced with new boxscores from the DSL to breakdown. I was in the same situation this morning, arising at 4:45am, but it wasn’t my dog asking to go outside. It was the annoyance of an alarm alerting me that I had to go into the office today. As I prepared myself, the timeline of the day was spinning in my head….knowing what I had to accomplish at work and getting home to hammer through the newly added boxscores. I headed out the door with a gameplan and by the way….my dog?…..snoring so loudly, that it was rattling the mini-blinds. Even he was smart enough to know it was wayyy too early to get up on a Sunday morning. The morning progressed as planned at work….in acquiring some quiet time in the office in preparation for a busy Summer. When I headed home?….that’s when the game plan changed…….as my wife had her own agenda in running errands…UTR took a backseat and thus I’m late getting my post out today…lol.
Sidenote……my annoying alarm came via a new cellphone, which I can attest, I will never sleep through…..new technology is great, even though it’s been only two years since my last new phone. And when did renewing a phone plan become a marathon event, as buying a car or house? I’ll take some partial blame….in having A LOT of stuff that needed transferred.
Anyways….DSL arrives today, which will soon begin a format change for when the Rookie Leagues start in a couple weeks. UTR Mentions will become tougher to come by, as I will be giving you the best UTR Performance from each league. Look for that to start in the coming days. Remember…..tomorrow morning to repeat the phrase “White Rabbit” 3 times when you first wake up. They say it will provide you good luck for the month, if you do this on the 1st morning of the new month.
National League – StartersLHP Carlos A. Rodriguez (VSL Cubs – Chicago) 19 years
6 Innings, 3 Hits, 1 Hit, 0 BB, 7 K, 1.64 ERALHP Sergio Velis (VSL Phillies – Philadelphia) 20 years old
6 Innings, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 0.00 ERA
*2-Time UTR Mention** Phillies have another possible phenom in the VSL? Velis has yet to issue an ER in 15 IP. Told you to keep an eye on him.LHP Luis Guzman (DSL Rockies – Colorado) 19 years old
5 Innings, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 KRHP Ricardo Pinto (LoA Lakewood – Philadelphia) 21 years old
7 Innings, 7 Hits, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 2.68 ERA, Win (5-1)-2014 O.A.S.*2-Time UTR MentionNational League – ReliefRHP Daniel Slania (HiA San Jose – San Francisco) 23 years old
1.2 Innings, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1.90 ERAAmerican League – StartersRHP Pedro Payano (DSL Rangers – Texas) 20 years old
5 Innings, 1 HIts, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, Win (1-0)-2014 O.A.S.RHP Justin Anderson (LoA Burlington – Los Angeles Angels) 22 years old
6 Innings, 4 Hits, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 3.80 ERA, Loss (3-3)*2-Time UTR MentionRHP Rookie Davis (HiA Tampa – New York Yankees) 22 years old
6 Innings, 2 Hits, 0 ER, 0 B, 10 K, 3.30 ERA, Win (3-3)*3-Time UTR MentionAmerican League – ReliefLHP Yohander Mendez (LoA Hickory – Texas) 20 years old
2 Innings, 0 HIts, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, Save (2)*2-Time UTR MentionRHP Brandon Peterson (HiA Fort Myers – Minnesota) 23 years old
2 Innings, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1.00 ERA-2014 O.A.S.*4-Time UTR Mention