Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Unofficial Scorer reports from Round Rock

Zachary Levine, reporting from The Rock:

Express pitching coach Burt Hooton, on Polin Trinidad:
“He doesn't have overpowering stuff, so whenever he makes a mistake up in the strike zone, that's what gets hit. To me, that's the biggest reason he's given up so many home runs.”

Trinidad, on Trinidad:
“The hitters here make more adjustments. And sometimes when you make mistakes they do a better job with them.”

Levine, on Trinidad:
His fastball isn't all that fast (88 mph or so on the gun), his changeup not all that slow, and his breaking ball and slider are in need of sharpening. At the upper level of the minors, that will be exposed.
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Towles is back! After spending nearly a month on the DL with a hamstring strain, it's going to take a couple of weeks to get back to game action. Problem is, season's over 7 Sept. So he's hoping for a call-up:

“That's where everybody wants to play is up there in the big leagues. Hopefully I get there and start up there next year and not be back in the minors any more.”

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