Just got back from the 11 a.m. "businessman's special" and I would mirror all of azibuck's comments, including the fact that I am someone who's played a lot of baseball and watches a lot of baseball, but I'm not someone to take seriously.
The speed gun here in Roch is a MPH or two slow. Far too many readings of 49 and 54 to be relied upon.
Pearce cannot hit an offspeed pitch. He did manage a single though.
Andrew McCutchon went 3-3 and got on base on a error. Not much pop in his bat. He came off as Nyjer-like. I'm going to thursday and friday's games, so we'll see.
Neil Walker DH'd and Luis Cruz played 3rd. Doesn't bode well for Neil long-term, in my opinion. He had a single.
Daniel McCutchen pitched pretty well. 6 innings, 3 runs, 7 hits. He throws strikes, but his velocity isn't great, and I would call his breaking stuff average. Average today anyway. He would get lit up in the majors right now.
Rochester has a reliever named Juan Morillo who even with Rochester's iffy gun hit 97. He made the Indian batters look foolish.
On a side note I sat near a woman who was at least 80. In the first inning she almost got nailed by a pop-up foul. For 7 innings I was somewhat concerned for her safely, as we were in a foul ball heavy area. Then in the 7th she snared a balled up t-shirt out of the air like she was Brooks Robinson. Remind me to never doubt my mother.
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