"I get to play everyday," Baum noted. And in his first at-bat, the third baseman produced a double into the gap that scored a run.
"Justin Baum played terrific defense today," Dascenzo added.
There were several players who thought the field played pretty even for hitters and pitchers.
One thing all of the hitters noted was the ball carries more to left than to right. The pitchers, on the other hand, said the ball went out to right with more carry. In this instance, the hitters likely have the right of way.
"The infield plays really nice," shortstop Drew Cumberland said. "Last year, the grass was so tall that there was no way of sneaking a ball through the infield. The ball travels out to left better than out to right."
"Those guys can fly and Olabisi plays a terrific outfield."
He noted that both did not get regular at-bats in college but was eager to see what they could do with regular playing time.
"Freiman has a line drive swing that is a Dave Winfield-type and with his 6-foot-8 frame he has the power to get it out," Gamboa said. "Matt Vern has raw power and runs extremely well."
Among the moves made on Thursday was the addition of draftee Chadd Hartman from the 2009 draft class. Hartman was taken in the 43rd round and went 2-for-7 with a homer, two runs scored and an RBI. Hartman is expected to be on the field on Friday.
Also of note is the six-man staff currently in San Antonio. Word is one of those pitchers will move to the bullpen to make room for Cory Luebke.
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