Thursday, August 10, 2006

August Update

Some Crimson notes:
* Brad Unger's summer in the New England Collegiate League ended with a 3-2 record over nine appearances (seven starts) with a 3.21 ERA. We're looking at a Haviland-Cole-Unger three-fourths of a rotation, and I can live with that.
* Elsewhere in the NECBL, the intriguing and reputedly incredibly fast rising sophomore outfielder Matt Rogers hit .273 and succeeded on 9 of 10 stolen base attempts playing everyday for the Pittsfield Dukes. Tom Stack-Babich batted .233, Max Warren (whom I inadvertently left off the poll on the side) .189.
* Steffan Wilson's summer in the Cape was a mixed bag; after a strong start, he wound up with a .241 average and 18 RBIs in 37 games (and no homers).
* Lance Salsgiver has struggled in A ball this year, Zak Farkes has had something of a bounce-back year with the Spinners and Frank Herrmann keeps improving as a starter with Lake County (Indians). Elsewhere: Birtwell Triple-A, Ben Crockett with the Somerset Patriots, Morgan Brown with the North Shore Spirit.
* Josh Klimkiewicz, who is playing in the Intercity Baseball League, also gets a mention in this Cambridge Chronicle article about Boston's Old Time Game.