Sometimes I wish I weren’t just a fan blogging about my favorite team. For instance, when an item like this Bulls front office email arrives in my inbox:
Jeremy Hall retires.
I see something like that and wish that I could get at the story behind it.
Sure you can get his stats in a couple of places. And here is a clip from this year’s Montgomery Biscuits media guide.
Hall has exceeded expectations since being picked up by the Rays during the 2007 season, and an unexpected quick climb through the minors should run through AAA in 2011 with the chance for a quick start in Montgom- ery... 2010: Went 6-9 with a 3.52 en route to Southern League Mid-Season All-Star honors... Set a new Biscuits record with 35 consecutive scoreless in- nings, snapping Brian Baker’s 2009 mark of 30 with a scoreless first on 6/12... Gave up 1 HR over his first 49 innings, but 10 HR from June-on... Struggled in the 3rd (5.40 ERA, 5 HR) and 5th (7.40, 3 HR) 2009: ERA dropped back below 4 as he spent whole campaign with High-A Charlotte... Led the Florida State League in wins... Strikeout numbers climbed, walk totals remained the same... Was splendid in 3 daytime starts, going 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA... Had his best start of the season in his last start of the season, allowing just one run on two hits while striking out 8 and walking none before being pulled with two outs in the ninth. 2008: Spent whole season in Columbus... Enjoyed a 10-3 record despite the highest ERA of his young career. 2007: Experienced his greatest success in his rookie season, going 5-1 with a 1.55 ERA as a starter between Princeton and Columbus striking out 63 and walking just 15 in 13 starts that covered 75.1 innings.
But that’s about it.
Jeremy came to the Bulls from the Biscuits when Dirk Hayhurst went on the DL. He made his first appearance on April 28th. He did not do very well over the next five appearances and seventeen innings. He was moved to the Hudson Valley roster a few days ago.
Now I’m guessing that he’s going home.
Good luck, young man. All the best.