Saturday, May 23, 2009

Bulls Lose; Price Gone?

Game 41: Bulls 3, Iron Pigs 5
Season: 25-16
Wrap, Box, Indy Week Story

Adam Sobsky at Indy Week has got the story and discusses the various goings on down in St. Petersburg that will have an effect on us.

I missed the entire game so I only have the box score to go on. Still, I have to point out, with my eye for quirks, that Iron Pigs shortstop Jason Donald came to the plate five times and had zero recorded at bats. Talbot plunked him twice and he drew three walks. Since he went on to score two runs and we only lost by two runs, that seems to have made all the difference. Overall, Talbot simply isn’t looking as good this season as last.

As noted by Sobsky, we can expect David Price to be gone any day now (today?). Jason Cromer and Jeremy Hellickson are doing well in Montgomery. Maybe we’ll see one of them?

Stacy Long over in Montgomery reports Price’s departure as a done deal and says that Jason Childers and Julio DePaula will be starters tonight. We saw a "starter by committee" a couple of times last year. Always, it seemed, while Bulls were on the road. Long speculates on replacements for Thayer, but doesn’t mention possible call ups from Biscuits to Durham.

  • Lots of chatter about yesterday’s activities out there. I’ll just limit myself to one link to RaysIndex where he discusses Dale Thayer’s appearance (literally), Brignac’s hit, and Jonny Gomes promotion to the big leagues (Reds).

I’m leaving town for a couple of days, but I’ll probably put up a couple of more long-range posts before I go. Here’s hoping that whoever stands in for Price does well.

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