Sunday, June 11, 2006

Angel Pagan

I stopped by Fitch Park yesterday morning and watched a scrimmage game of Cubs Rookie League players, no umpires just a coach standing behind the pitchers mound calling balls and strikes. Was hoping to see Wade Miller pitch but I didn't see him anywhere, however I did see Cubs outfielder Angel Pagan. Pagan who is rehabing from injury looks close to full health, he was batting against live pitching, with called balls and strikes (but not running the bases). He was batting third in every half inning (for both teams) giving him at least 6 at bats in 3 innings I witnessed before he stopped. He was hitting the ball hard and looked sharp, in 2 of his last 3 at bats he ripped a single and double to the gap, (possibly a triple), as I said he wasn't running, just hitting. I am told he is on a separate running program but I didn't see him run yesterday.

That's it for now.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Extra innings

Well a win is a win, even if it's not pretty, of course it's a little sweeter when it's extra innings against the Cardinals.

Just wanted to check in, I will be grilling dinner out on the sidewalk today as the temp is expected to hit 113 degrees, Ouch! Ok, realistically I will probably just get into the pool and try to keep cool, and to think summer in Arizona will only last about another 4 to 5 months. But not to worry because as they say, "it's a dry heave", er,... "heat".

Haven't had a chance lately to venture to Fitch Park and see how Wade Miller is progressing, if he is scheduled to pitch this week in the Rookie League I will try to sneak over and check it out. Mark Prior will be pitching in his second Minor League rehab start for class A Peoria tonight, it will be interesting to see how he is improving from his shoulder "tear", er... I mean "strain".

Have a great weekend!
Tim