On Saturday, I went to the Lakewood BlueClaws’ game against the Rome Braves, a matchup of two sub-.500 teams with few top prospects in either lineup. The game started out great for Lakewood, with starter Victor Santos retiring the first 10 Braves to face him. And then Andrew Moritz, Rome’s No. 2 batter, reached on
The above photo is quite the capture, isn’t it? Joseph Monge of the Greenville Drive after he hurdled through Lakewood BlueClaws pitcher Yoel Mecias (who lost his glove) and first baseman Rhys Hoskins. Hoskins fielded the bunt and threw to the second baseman covering first for the out. But what’s not so great is the previous
The Lakewood BlueClaws completed their opening-weekend series yesterday, but their record in the four games doesn’t matter. What matters is that they raised $15,000 for the BlueClaws Charities Restore the Shore initiative after auctioning off the special jerseys worn throughout the weekend. Each jersey featured the name of a Shore-area town on the back, making
Unfortunately, I’m not going to be able to make it to the Trenton Thunder home opener on the 14th. But Kei Igawa will. (Thanks to Paul for the heads-up.) It turns out that Brian Cashman’s biggest bust — and the all-time wins leader (32) at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, which earned him the cover spot on their record
Just came across this in a folder of BlueClaws papers I have. It’s a 2002 schedule card (brochure size — it measures roughly 3 inches across by 8 inches down) signed by Taylor Buchholz. Buchholz was Lakewood’s opening day starter in the BlueClaws’ inaugural season, throwing the first pitch in franchise history in Kannapolis, N.C.