Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Rapidz: Skyhawks get a Tanning, plus some last Lynx

A win for the Rapidz and local boy Tanner Watson tonight in Sussex, plus some news about the members of our erstwhile local nine...

Rapidz: If only tonight's 5-2 win in Sussex cold be a model for the next two months for Ottawa's summer team. Watson, the Arnprior native, apparently had his good stuff going for him — he struck out eight over eight and didn't allow a hit after fourth inning while picking up his first W for Ottawa. The bats came through with a four-run fifth, capped by Jabe Bergeron and Jereme Milons tattooing back-to-back doubles.

On the phone, Ed Nottle passed on word that RHP Orlando Trias, the ex-Jays farmhand, has been put on the waiver list, ahead of "three or four more moves" that are going to come after the team gets to Qu├ębec for its weekend series. Noel Baca III goes in today's series finale, while Mike Kusiewicz will be activated for a start on Friday vs. the Capitales.

The Lynx diaspora: It's quite likely the 2007 Lynx's contribution to the IL squad for the Triple-A All-Star Game will go completely unnoticed -- Ottawa's erstwhile boys of summer will have four representatives (really; OK, not really) in the July 16 game in Louisville.

Joe Thurston, the second baseman and 2-hole hitter through most of last season's Long Goodbye, has been spanking the ball for Pawtucket (.324 average, tops in the circuit) and will make an IL record-tying fourth all-star appearance. Catcher Jason Jaramillo, the Lynx rep in last season's game, is headed back along with his Lehigh Valley IronPigs batterymate, left-hander Brian Mazone . Closer Brian Sanches is the Columbus Clippers representative. Crazy. Maybe they just needed to stay one more season?

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