Two pitchers made debuts in new leagues on Sunday. While one gave up quite a few runs, he earned the win. Another gave up just one run and did not win. Such is life in the minors. Sometimes they hit for you (Lake Elsinore) and other times they don't (Fort Wayne). If Fort Wayne keeps it up, they may be playing tee ball by the end of the year.
May 17, 2004
Brian Whitaker, just called up to Mobile to replace Justin Germano, was immediately called into duty on Tuesday. He did not figure into the decision. Lake Elsinore stormed back from six runs down only to lose in the ninth. Portland pitching, especially the bullpen is pitching lights out. Another fabulous debut in Fort Wayne leaves no mark in the win column.
May 5, 2004
<b>Pitchers</b><br>Several pitchers emerged this year at Lake Elsinore as potential Padres for the future. Lake Elsinore has proven to be a great place to hit, but also a very tough place to pitch and play defense. As much as hitters benefit from Lake Elsinore, pitchers suffer with ballooning earned run averages (ERA's) and shattered confidences. The Storm pitchers finished in the middle of the pack in the California League's overall pitching rankings.
March 1, 2004
Chris Tierney turned 20 on September 1st. As a seventh round draft pick by the Kansas City Royals in the 2001 Draft, he began his career with a shaky start. In 2001, Tierney went 0-2 with a 6.55 ERA allowing 16 earned runs in 22 innings pitched. His WHIP was 1.77 and he struck out 21 in his stint with the Low A Gulf Coast Royals.<br><br> Judd Choate, a former scout for the Royals provides some insight...
October 6, 2003
Just when you thought things were at there worst a fresh breathe of air was breathed into the San Diego Padres lungs this afternoon. After months of speculation the Padres and Pirates finally consummated a deal that sends San Diego native Brian Giles to the Padres for left-handed pitcher Oliver Perez, Jason Bay and a PTBNL (likely to be Corey Stewart).
August 27, 2003