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June 30, 2011

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The Henleys:
Click here for Blair Henley’s latest blog entry entitled “Self-Inflicted Torture Part I”.

All-Star Voting (Thanks, Nancy Burch!):
With voting almost over, Lance Berkman remains second among NL outfielders.  Click here to vote.  Voting ends at 11:59 pm ET tonight.

MLB/MiLB Scoreboard Yesterday:
Brian Price
(1-2, 2.79) earned a hold for AA Akron and Lance Pendleton (2-2, 2.55) got a no-decision for Scranton/Wikes-Barre.

Brian Friday (.235) went 2-for-3 with 2 homers, a walk, a strikeout, 3 runs and 2 RBI for AAA Indianapolis and Jimmy Comerota (.314) went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run for SS Yakima.

Complete Owls stats are available at the RUBPA website here.

June 29, 2011

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Philip Humber:
Humber leads league in hard luck (ESPN Chicago)

Joe Savery:
Savery Staying Sharp Just In Case (CSNPhilly.com)

MLB/MiLB Scoreboard Yesterday:
Brock Holt
(.289) and Jimmy Comerota (.298) went 2-for-5 for AA Altoona and SS Yakima, respectively.
 
Complete Owls stats are available at the RUBPA website here.

June 28, 2011

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Ben Jedlovec:
Click here for Ben Jedlovec’s latest ESPN Insider article entitled “Managers miss on platoon advantage”. The article requires an ESPN Insider subscription.

Joe Savery:
For Savery, it’s a different definition of switch hitter
(Reading Eagle)

MLB/MiLB Scoreboard Yesterday:
Joe Savery
(0-0, 0.00) earned a hold for AA Reading and Mike Ojala (3-2, 3.55) was charged with a blown save and took the loss for A Greensboro.

Brock Holt (.287) went 2-for-4 with a strikeout and a RBI for AA Altoona.

Complete Owls stats are available at the RUBPA website here.

June 27, 2011

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The Henleys:
Click here for Blair Henley’s latest blog entry entitled “What’s wrong with this picture?”

All-Star Voting (Thanks, Nancy Burch!):
Presently, Lance Berkman is second among NL outfielders.  Click here to vote.  Voting ends Thursday, June 30.

Jeff Niemann and Philip Humber:
Niemann, Humber enjoy shared success (MK)

Player Moves:
On June 11, Josh Rodriguez was activated from the DL and on June 21, he was traded from AAA Columbus to AAA Indianapolis.  On June 16, Joe Savery was promoted from Hi-A Clearwater to AA Reading.  On June 16, Lance Pendleton was optioned from New York to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  On June 16, Jimmy Comerota was promoted from R Missoula to SS Yakima.  On June 17, Craig Stansberry was reassigned from AAA Las Vegas to AA New Hampshire.  On June 17, Chad Mozingo was assigned from SS Auburn to the R GCL Nationals.  On June 20, Tony Cingrani was assigned to the R AZL Reds.  On June 20, Jeff Niemann was activated from the DL.

Tyler Henley:
On Friday night, Tyler Henley stole home in the bottom of the ninth to secure a dramatic 3-2 victory for the Grand Prairie AirHogs.

MLB/MiLB Scoreboard Yesterday:
Jeff Niemann
(2-4, 5.58) got a no-decision as Tampa Bay defeated Houston, 14-10, and Philip Humber (7-4) was the tough luck loser as Washington edged Chicago, 2-1Jared Rogers (4-4, 2.60) was the winning pitcher for A Greensboro and Lucas Luetge (1-2, 3.43) was charged with a blown save for AA Huntsville.

Jimmy Comerota (.300) went 3-for-5 to help lead SS Yakima to a 5-run 9th inning come-from-behind win over Tri-City, 6-5.

Complete Owls stats are available at the RUBPA website here.

June 16, 2011

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Tim Byrdak:
Collins without lefty Byrdak in his bullpen (MLB.com)

Philip Humber:
On Sunday, Philip Humber (6-3, 2.95) is scheduled to start for Chicago at Arizona.

MLB/MiLB Scoreboard Yesterday:
For the second game in a row, Lucas Luetge (1-2, 3.26) recorded 1 out for a hold in game 2 for AA Huntsville.

Joe Savery (.307) went 2-for-3 with a run, a RBI, a walk and a strikeout for Hi-A Clearwater.

Complete Owls stats are available at the RUBPA website here.

2011 First-Year Player Draft:
Goetzman (2, 75) Gets First Over-Slot Deal (Baseball America)

June 15, 2011

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Signings (Thanks, John Wolda!):
On Monday, Cincinnati announced the signing of Tony Cingrani (3, 114).  Per Baseball America, his signing bonus was $210,000.  Also, on Monday, Kansas City announced the signing of Abe Gonzales (33, 996).

Cole St.Clair:
On June 9, Chattanooga activated Cole St.Clair from the DL.  He has appeared twice since then, pitching a shutout inning each time.

MLB/MiLB Scoreboard Yesterday:
Tim Byrdak
(1-0, 4.41) earned a hold for New York.  Jeff Niemann (1-1, 3.86) was the winning pitcher for Durham in another rehab start.  Jared Rogers (3-4, 2.73) was the winning pitcher for A Greensboro.

Lance Berkman (.318) homered for St. Louis.  Joe Savery (.302) homered for HiA Clearwater and Brock Holt (.298) tripled for AA Altoona.

Complete Owls stats are available at the RUBPA website here.

First-Year Player Draft:
Signing College Pitchers To MLB Deals Yields Mixed Results (Baseball America)

June 14, 2011

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David Aardsma:
Yesterday, Seattle transferred David Aardsma from the 15 day DL to the 60 day DL.

MiLB Assignments:
Chad Mozingo
has been assigned to the (Class-A Short Season) Auburn NY Doubledays and Jimmy Comerota to the (Rookie) Missouli MT Osprey.

MLB/MiLB Scoreboard Yesterday:
Lucas Luetge
(1-2, 3.29) recorded 1 out to earn a hold for AA Huntsville.

Paul Janish (.233) went 2-for-4 with a run and a RBI for Cincinnati.

Complete Owls stats are available at the RUBPA website here.

June 13, 2011

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MLB/MiLB Scoreboard Yesterday:
Phil Humber
(6-3) was the winning pitcher as Chicago edged Oakland, 5-4.  Since he lost on April 30, he has gone 4-0 with 3 no-decisions in 7 starts.  Matt Langwell (2-1, 1.23) earned a hold for AA Akron.

Complete Owls stats are available at the RUBPA website here.

2011 First-Year Player Draft (Thanks, Larry George!):
Rendon: No Shame in Finishing Sixth (New York Times)

June 12, 2011

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Tim Byrdak:
Mets pitcher Tim Byrdak will take a short leave due to a death in the family.

Philip Humber:
Today, Philip Humber (5-3, 2.87) is scheduled to start for Chicago against Oakland.

MLB/MiLB Scoreboard Yesterday:
Paul Janish
(.227) went 2-for-5 with a RBI for Cincinnati while Lance Berkman (.323) hit his 16th homer for St. Louis.  Danny Lehmann (.241) went 4-for-5 with 3 RBI for AAA Rochester while Craig Stansberry (.316) went 3-for-5 with 2 doubles, 3 runs and 2 RBI for AAA Las Vegas.

Complete Owls stats are available at the RUBPA website here.

June 11, 2011

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The Henleys:
Click here for Blair Henley’s latest blog entry entitled “A Man and His Shoes”.

Philip Humber:
Humber humble about recent success (Chicago Tribune)

MLB/MiLB Scoreboard Yesterday:
Craig Stansberry
(.288) went 2-for-4 with a homer, 2 runs, 3 RBI, a walk and a strikeout for AAA Las Vegas and Aaron Luna (.286) with 2-for-3 with a run and a RBI for AAA Memphis.

Matt Langwell (2-1, 1.27) earned a save for AA Akron.

Complete Owls stats are available at the RUBPA website here.

First-Year Player Draft:
L-way Central alum Cingrani drafted by Reds (Southtown IL Star)
Padres Ink First Rounder Spagenberg (Baseball America)
Houser spurns Oklahoma, signs with Astros (MK)
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