Friday, June 20, 2008

[DOWN ON THE FARM]
Rays Sign Top Pick Beckham; Expected To Debut Next Week At Princeton
Norfolk 8, Durham 6. Jeremy Cummings had his second poor outing in his last 3 starts. He was touched for 8 runs (7 earned) in 4.1 innings...Reid Brignac was 1-3 with 2 walks. He now has 6 walks (to 7 strikeouts) in his last 10 games. He only had 13 walks (to 48 Ks) in his first 55 games...Chris Richard hit his 14th home run a 3-run shot.

Montgomery 6, Mississippi 3. James Houser improved to 3-1 with a 2.19 ERA after striking out 7 in 5 innings. He allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and 4 walks...Ryan Reid picked up his 3rd save with 2 strikeouts in a scoreless 9th inning...Rhyne Hughes drove in 4 with a double and a home run in 3 at bats. The home run was his 6th.

St. Lucie 5, Vero Beach 2. Heath Rollins dropped to 3-6 after giving up 5 runs on 10 hits and 4 walks in 4 innings...Desmond Jennings and Matt Fields provided all the offense with solo home runs.

Columbus 5, Charleston 3. Jeremy Hall started and pitched 5 scoreless innings for his first win...Reid Fronk was 3-4 with 3 RBI including his 7th home run...Maiko Loyola was 1-3 with his 25th steal.

Hudson Valley 10, Aberdeen 5.

Pulaski 2, Princeton 1.

NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM
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  • The Rays signed the #1 overall pick, Tim Beckham to a minor league deal with a $6.15 million signing bonus. He will begin his pro career at rookie league affiliate Princeton where he will be paired with his older brother, Jeremy Beckham. The signing bunus exceeds the $5.6 million bonus David Price received a year ago. However, Price's major league deal is worth at least $8.5 million. Beckham is not expected to make his debut until next week. [Fox Sports]
  • The Columbus Catfish move to Bowling Green, Kentucky has been approved. [Ledger-Enquirer]

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2 Comments:

Blogger Michael said...

Anyone else listen to the game on the radio last night? Tim Beckham came up to the booth with Dave and Andy for a half an inning and seemed like a very down to earth kid. He was extremely polite, called them 'sir' more than once, and as they were going to commercial made sure to get in a big thanks to Mr Sternburg. Pretty much the polar opposite of the Delmon Young in his short time here, very nice to see.

9:55 AM  
Blogger The Professor said...

he was on the TV broadcast also and it was pretty much the same thing. He must have called Staats "Sir" 50 times in 3 minutes.

10:18 AM  

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