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 Québec 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?