Wednesday, August 25, 2010

MiLB on the Hooks

Nice little article on the Hooks, and the adversity they had to overcome themselves to overcome (remember the L17 streak).

Wes Clements:
"There's some new energy. J.D. (Martinez) has made an impact in the middle of the lineup, and (Albert) Cart(wright) has done that at the top of the lineup, and he's played a very good second base, as well. It's kind of a credit to the whole club for not assuming this half was over. We have an opportunity to still make the playoffs, and nobody would have believed it."

Martinez, on Double-A competition:
"It's still baseball, but it's a lot more refined. You're not just seeing talent out there, you're seeing talent with a brain. They know what they're trying to accomplish."