Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Where We Stand

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Game 104: Bulls 4, Yankees 2
Season: 59-45
Wrap, Box, Indy Week

I usually put this chart up when the Bulls go on the road, but didn’t get around to it. As they say back where I growed up, “Ain’t that purty?”

The Durham Bulls showed their disdain for small ball last night and it sure sounded great. Home runs accounted for 3 of the runs, while the fourth run was a bit more small ballish (single, double, ground out RBI in the 2nd). Elliot Johnson hit two to go with his one last night, the interesting feature being that he hit one batting left and the other batting right. Matt Joyce got the third one.

We got a full eight innings from Andy Sonnanstine and another very efficient save (10 pitches) from Jason Childers. That’s four saves in five days on 31 pitches. He did slip up and let a runner on base last night. Tsk, tsk.

We’ve got the best record in the International League now.

Trading deadline stuff: Rays Index has a summary of what he considers the possibilities.

Update: It's been pointed out to me that Louisville has a slightly better record than the Bulls, so we have the second-best record in the IL -- sigh. Oh well, we could fix that tonight if all goes well.


  1. Well, I didn't get to listen last night, but it seemed like a really good game for the Bulls. They really are on a good run right now, which is nice to see.

    Since you commented the other day that Albernaz has been playing so well lately, I guess it is only fitting that it looks like we won't be seeing him for a while. Riggans has been activated and sent to Durham. I assume that will send Albernaz down to Montgomery (or maybe to the fake Hudson Valley roster that keeps him with the team). If/when Riggans is ready for the Rays, I guess we get Michel back.

    Also, it is probably safe to assume that the Lee trade to Philly today significantly increases the odds that none of our Bulls gets shipped off in a major trade.

  2. Does look like the Rays are standing pat at the moment. After losing two of three to the Yankees at St. Pete, they may be down for the count and looking to next year.