02 June 2005

Brandon Moss Update

Somebody's getting really, really hot. Perhaps it was the weather, perhaps he's healing from some unreported injury, perhaps he's just getting his legs- but whatever the reason, it's nice to report Brandon actually starting to rake again, like last year. It'll take a while hitting like this to bring his numbers up to satisfactory levels, but so far, he's on his way.

.268/ .341/ .430, 149 AB, 22 R, 40 H, 9 2B, 5 HR, 21 RBI, 16 BB, 44 SO, 3 SB

He's hit a cluster of HRs, the BA is up, and he's starting to get a little seperation between the BA and the OBP, as his BB rate is improving.

Box from 5.31.05 | W, 3-1 over New Hampshire
2-for-5, R, RBI, HR

Box from 5.30.05 | W, 14-2 over Norwich
3-for-5, R, BB, 2B, HR, 3 RBI

Box from 5.29.05 | L, 6-9 to Norwich
2-for-4, R

Box from 5.27.05 | L, 1-4 to Norwich
1-for-2, BB, R, RBI, HR

The MaineToday game recap of Portland's big win on May 31st, and Moss' huge hit in extra innings:

Brandon Moss and Stefan Bailie hit solo home runs. Moss tied the game in the eighth, and Bailie's 400-foot shot to left-center was the winner. The Sea Dogs outhit New Hampshire, 12-2.

"It was odd that we were still playing with those numbers," Bailie said. "Moss kept us in the game. Then it was a matter of time before we got through their (bullpen)."

Baseball America has noticed his resurgence as well, in their Daily Dish from May 31st:

Speaking of heating up, Double-A Portland outfielder Brandon Moss broke out in May and has eight hits in his last 13 at-bats. Moss, an eighth-round pick in 2002 out of a Georgia high school, batted just .209 in April, but closed out May hitting .297 and upping his overall numbers to .255/.333/.404 with four homers and 20 RBIs in 141 at-bats.

Great to see some life outta Moss. Hopefully this carries through week to week.

  • Moss Update- 5.25.05

  • Moss Update- 5.16.05

  • Moss Update- 5.4.05

  • Moss Update- 4.20.05

  • Moss Update- 4.13.05

  • Moss Update- 3.30.05

    .301/ .353/ .457, 173 AB, 32 R, 52 H, 7 2B, 7 3B, 2 HR, 19 RBI, 12 BB, 25 SO,
    14 SB

    Box from 5.30.05 | W, 14-2 over Norwich: 2-for-5, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
    Box from 6.2.05 | W, 5-4 over New Hampshire: 1-for-4, 2B

    New Hampshire Union Leader on Hanley and his natural enthusiasm, talents:

    Hanley Ramirez has so many tools to become a major leaguer that he's already sounding like one.

    "I started playing baseball when I was four years old. It's my life. I live for this," said the young shortstop, borrowing a phrase from those Major League Baseball commercials.

    For many Red Sox fans, Ramirez is the main attraction in tonight's Double-A contest between the Portland Sea Dogs and New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

    The 21-year-old, who signed with the Red Sox as a 16-year-old in the Dominican Republic, has played himself into one of Boston's top minor league prospects the past few years.

    It's easy to see why...

    .314/ .391/ .506, 172 AB, 27 R, 54 H, 10 2B, 1 3B, 7 HR, 27 RBI, 21 BB, 16 SO,
    5 SB

    Box from 5.30.05 | W, 14-2 over Norwich: 1-for-4, 2 BB, 3 R
    Box from 5.31.05 | W, 4-1 over New Hampshire: 2-for-6
    Box from 6.2.05 | W, 5-4 over New Hampshire: 1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI

    ANIBAL SANCHEZ | T:R | SP (Wilmington- A)
    4-1, 2.25 ERA, 48 IP, 34 H, 12 ER, 2 HR, 11 BB, 67 K

    Article from The Sun News on Wilmington and their starter, Anibal Sanchez:

    The 3-2 loss to the Blue Rocks sends the Pelicans back on the road, riding the crest of a 4-2 homestand. It easily could have been a win and a 5-1 homestand but for some critical Myrtle Beach mistakes at pivotal times.

    There also was the small matter of Wilmington starter Anibal Sanchez, who gave up just three hits in five innings.

    "That pitcher is very good," said Pelicans manager Randy Ingle. "He not at the top or near the top of so many league categories for nothing."

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