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   1. Mike Emeigh Posted: August 30, 2010 at 01:59 AM (#3629481)
Outstanding game in Winston-Salem today. The Dash defeated Myrtle Beach 5-4 in 13 innings. Cody Johnson had a 2-run HR for the Pelicans, plus another RBI single with 2 outs on which he went to left-center. He also had a third hit down the LF line. Those are encouraging signs - if he can keep that up. Nick Ciolli (White Sox 2009 10th-rounder), playing his second game at high-A, hit a solo shot, and Jon Gilmore added a 2-run blast. Myrtle Beach trailed 4-3 into the 9th but Brandon Kloess, signed out of the indy leagues a year ago, gave up a monster shot to Gerry Hernandez that landed way up on the catwalk in left field to tie it. Drew Garcia drove in the game-winner in the 13th after Rocket Wheeler ordered an intentional walk to Jason Bour with the winning run at second and one out.

BB&T Ballpark is nice, although a little pricy for A-ball - I don't think there's a bad seat in the place but it's $7 for lawn seating and the minimum price if you want a chair is $9. There's not a lot of parking right around the ballpark, if you don't want to pay (on-street parking is a couple of blocks away).

In the top of the second, Samuel Sime lined a foul ball into our section, the ball striking a (fortunately empty) seat in the row in front of me pretty hard and making a woman sitting two seats away jump. In the middle of that half-inning, the PA crew put some nice soothing music on - the Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie". I found that rather funny, actually.

-- MWE
   2. Mike Emeigh Posted: August 30, 2010 at 03:17 AM (#3629591)
   3. Kyle S Posted: August 31, 2010 at 01:17 PM (#3630592)
Mike, did you catch Brandon Belt this season? I saw him a few weeks ago in Richmond before he got promoted and he looked great (we didn't stay, but he ended up hitting the game winning homer in the 13th inning).
   4. Kyle S Posted: August 31, 2010 at 01:19 PM (#3630593)
Also, those photos of BB&T Ballpark are great. It looks about a million times nicer than the Diamond, which is literally falling to pieces.
   5. bunyon Posted: September 01, 2010 at 02:17 PM (#3631581)
Mike, I'm sorry I missed this before the game. However, I wasn't in town that weekend and haven't been much. BB&T is a beautiful place to watch a game. But it has some weird air movement. You can be standing up on the main level and there will be a great breeze. Even a couple of rows down there is none. I mean, I understand how this works, but it just seems odd that I haven't been to a single game that had any breeze at all in the seats. I don't know if this is sample size (I think I've been to 4 games) or something real. I hope the former.
   6. MM1f Posted: September 02, 2010 at 04:41 PM (#3632099)
Hmmm, so the Kyle Hancock pitching in Casper is THAT Kyle Hancock who retired right after being drafted in the 2nd or so round a few years back and tried to regain his eligibility and play college ball instead... which was denied.

Last I saw he was going to a community college back home in the Dallas area and coaching youth teams.

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