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   1. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: September 17, 2010 at 07:30 PM (#3642923)
I was gonna go as well - had to work. Alas...

I think I'm in the minority on this, but I'd rather have Rodriguez at short and Brignac at second, if it came down to it. (FWIW, I didn't see EJ's season coming - I'm not sold on his future, but he's been productive.)

I wish Swindle could get an extended shot in the bigs. Not sold on how he'd do (obviously), given the extreme lack of velocity, but - man - he's a ton of fun to watch (and has zero left to prove at the AAA level).

FWIW, Anderson's Cuban #s suggested a fourth outfielder role as well. Kind of a come down from his hype from a few years back, but still - not shabby.
   2. Mike Emeigh Posted: September 18, 2010 at 06:21 PM (#3643418)
The Bulls' reprieve didn't last long, as Columbus came out smoking in game 4, driving Paul Phillips from the game after just four outs. Jason Kipnis, who split the regular season between Kinston and Akron and hit .307/.386/.492 overall, hit for the cycle, scored three runs and drove in two as the Clippers wiped out Durham 13-2, winning the Governor's Cup for the first time in 14 years.

Columbus moves on to the AAA championship game, facing off against Tacoma on Tuesday night at the Brickyard in Oklahoma City. The Rainiers used a four-run 10th inning to win at Memphis 10-6 Friday night, sweeping the Redbirds to win the PCL title. Because Tacoma's Cheney Stadium is being renovated, the Rainiers played their home games in the first round at Safeco Field and played the entire PCL Championship Series in Memphis.

Seattle got all four of its full-season affiliates into the postseason, and short-season Everett won the Northwest League title. The Mariners have a chance to pick up a third title as Clinton faces off against Lake County in the Midwest League final series. That series is tied at one game apiece after an 18-inning affair on Thursday night, won by Clinton 8-7.

-- MWE
   3. MM1f Posted: September 20, 2010 at 07:40 AM (#3644076)
Interesting to see some signs of life out of Wes Hodges.

I've always thought Elliot Johnson had the makings of nice bench player; he can run, has gap power and can play a few positions. I wouldn't predict him to be an asset as a starter, but then again I would've said the same thing about Ben Zobrist so who knows.
   4. Mike Emeigh Posted: September 22, 2010 at 12:18 AM (#3645460)
The AAA championship game at the Brickyard in Oklahoma City is underway. David Huff of Columbus set down Tacoma in order in the first. Ryan Feierabend is pitching for the Rainiers. Chance to get another look at Dustin Ackley, who's at 2B for Tacoma.

-- MWE
   5. Mike Emeigh Posted: September 22, 2010 at 07:53 PM (#3646206)
Clippers continued their hot postseason hitting, scoring in double digits for the third time in five games and winning the AAA title with a 12-6 win over Tacoma. Columbus scored an average of nearly eight runs per game in the postseason. Jason Kipnis almost hit for the cycle again, smacking a double, triple, and home run. Jerad Head had a single, two doubles, scored two runs and drove in four for the Clippers. David Winfree had a two-run homer for the Rainiers.

-- MWE
   6. MM1f Posted: September 28, 2010 at 06:02 AM (#3650072)
Sounds like a helluva pitcher there PranavR. I hope that Strasburg kid can stay healthy....
If he got hurt he might have to are belong in the disabled list.

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