Thursday Links: KY Minor League Sweep

College Baseball, Major League Baseball, Minor Leagues

Each of the Bluegrass state’s three minor league teams won Wednesday following strong pitching performances.  Here are the recaps from those games and any other BluGrass Baseball news to get you through a cloudy Thursday morning:

  • The Hot Rods defeated the Charleston RiverDogs 6-2 on “Bark at the Ballpark” night.
  • The Legends rode two early homer runs from Brian Pellegrini and Steve Brown to a 7-3 win over Savannah.
  • Lexington also completed several roster moves.  Infielder Ronald Ramirez was promoted to High A Lancaster, and infielder Chris Jackson returned to Lexington from Lancaster.  Left-handed pitcher David Duncan was promoted from short-season Tri-City to Lexington, and right-handed pitcher Jose Trinidad was added to the 7-day disabled list with right shoulder injury.
  • The Courier Journal recaps the Bats’ 4-2 victory over Max Klinger’s favorite team, the Toledo Mud Hens.
  • You can replay the live chat with UK Head Coach Gary Henderson and RHP Alex Meyer at “Cat Scratches.”  The chat didn’t contain much breaking news, but Henderson did list candidates for the shortstop job and said the two weekend rotation slots next to Meyer were wide open.  My favorite answers was Meyer’s response that teammate Marcus Nidiffer was the toughest batter he faced this season.  Nice to see Meyer has mastered being politically correct.
  • Speaking of the open UK shortstop job…former shortstop Chris Wade made his professional debut yesterday for the rookie GCL Marlins.  I’ve added Wade to the KY Minor Leaguers page.
  • This is a few days old, but Richard Justice at the Houston Chronicle has an excellent column about former Legend Hunter Pence’s all-star selection.
  • Former Legend and American League all-star Ben Zobrist was the hero in Tampa Bay’s 10-9 walk-off victory over Toronto Wednesday.

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