Atlanta’s Andruw Jones left today’s game with the Mets during the 7th inning. I should probably be more curious as to why he’s departed, but frankly, I’m too grateful to care.
Norfolk’s Jose Lima was pulled after two innings of work Thursday night, presumably with a Sunday start for the parent club against Atlanta in mind. Last night, Lasting Milledge’s solo HR off Columbus’ Jose Veras provided the margin of victory in the Tides’ 3-2 win.
The Angels’ Kelvim Escobar (above) departed today’s game against the Blue Jays in the 7th inning with an undisclosed leg injury. Escobar was working on a 3 hit shutout at the time, a contest eventually won by Los Angeles of Anaheim of Orange County of Wherever, 3-0. Tim Salmon hit a solo HR in the 4th inning off Ted Lilly.
Sacramento’s Kaz Tadano has been placed on the disabled list with a knee injury. Perhaps this is another reminder that some of the creature comforts afforded to players in the big leagues (4 star hotels, chartered flights, knee pads) aren’t so easily available in the minors.
The Eastern League’s Altoona Curve celebrated Cinco de Mayo last night by a) losing to Reading, 7-5 and b) having Erik Estrada throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Hopefully, Chris Russo doesn’t think this was an attempt to market to a Hispanic audience.