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  1. I know that in Norfolk they actually have someone designated to keep the pitch count while updating the Milb.com Gameday application. Here in Bowie, a couple of us in the press box keep an "unofficial" tally. It's definitely a legitimate question and something I'd like to see implemented throughout the Eastern League.
  2. Matusz through five: 58 pitches, 45 strikes He has thrown a first pitch strike to eleven out of the first 15 batters faced.
  3. Matusz allowed a hit to lead off the top of the fourth. The ball sneaked past a diving Mike Costanzo and off the glove of Cesar Izturis, who went deep into the hole to make a play. Despite a few grumbles around the park, the play was correctly ruled a hit. By the way, 45 pitches, 38 strikes through four.
  4. 35 pitches, 28 strikes through three.
  5. Matusz has retired the first six batters he's faced while making it look easy. 19 pitches, 14 strikes through two.
  6. Unfortunately, you're right. Tony spoke with John Mariotti, who was charting pitches behind the plate, and said that Matusz was routinely 91-93 MPH with his fastball. As always, Matusz had a lot to say after the game. There will be more to come...
  7. Matusz aside, that series in Reading could be critical for Bowie's playoff push. Entering play today, the Baysox were 2.5 games out of second place for the final playoff spot in the Southern Division.
  8. The Baysox struck for the three runs off Rondon here in the fourth with RBI's from Eric Crozier, Mike Costanzo and Miguel Abreu. Matusz, meanwhile, has thrown approximately 59 pitches through four.
  9. The Orioles have signed 1B Eric Crozier to replace Snyder in Bowie. Crozier has been out of baseball since 2007 when he appeared in 63 games for the Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox AA). With the Sea Dogs in 2007, Crozier batted .235 with nine home runs and 44 RBI in 220 at-bats. Crozier, 30, appeared in 14 games for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2004, batting .152 with two doubles, two home runs and four RBI.
  10. I'm working on Snyder's Tracker entry right now but I thought I'd tease you all with this quote from Stockstill regarding a possible September call-up:
  11. The story has been added to the front page. Plus members will be able to read more from Stockstill and Snyder in the Prospect Tracker later. You can read all about it HERE
  12. Quick quote from Brandon (one of many, by the way, so stay tuned):
  13. No corresponding move has been announced.
  14. David Stockstill on the decision to promote Snyder: "He’s really swung the bat very, very well and he’s made improvements on how he reads offspeed pitches. They threw him a lot of pitches out of the zone and he’s matured a lot in taking the pitches and driving the ball all over the field. We feel it’s time that he can move up and make adjustments and compete at that level." More later...
  15. Brandon Snyder has been promoted to Norfolk. Read about it HERE
  16. <p><p><p>Sorry, my inbox is full. I'll keep you posted about my status for the game. I believe that I'll be in the press box but I'll let you know. It would be great to meet you!</p></p></p>

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    Arrieta has his wife to thank for such an impressive performance against a very good Erie lineup. See tonight's recap for more!
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    Minor League doubleheaders are only seven innings long. Every level from Rookie ball to Triple-A uses this format.
  19. Good stuff, Wayne. Only one missing is the beat writer! One of these days I'll crack a photo album. Not literally, I hope.
  20. That's what it was, especially during the latter part of his outing. I'm handling recaps tonight. There will be more to come shortly.
  21. Off topic but I thought I should mention this... Fredy Deza lost a lot of zip on his fastball following his surgery. He used to be a guy who could touch 95 MPH as a starter as recently as 2007. Now, he's barely hitting 90.
  22. 95 pitches. Might I add a sneaky 95 pitches. It didn't seem like he threw so many as smooth as he was pitching.
  23. Fastball around 86-88 MPH Changeup around 77-79 MPH Slider around 79 MPH According to one source I spoke to, Patton's fastball velocity has gradually increased since spring training. Of course, prior to his surgery, he was sitting around 91-92 MPH. Encouraging stuff from Patton, I have to say. Another solid outing. He's done now. Fredy Deza is in.
  24. He said that today he was topping out around 86-88 MPH. There is more from Patton in the Prospect Tracker.
  25. He threw 94, which is why he didn't come back out for the seventh.
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