5 Responses

  1. SK
    SK August 3, 2010 at 12:28 am |

    New acquisition Rick VandenHurk: 7 IP, 4 H, 4 K, 1 ER. Nice debut!

    By the way, I find myself opening the previous days’ minor league summary so I can see who started each game for the O’s affiliates. I’d love to see this included in the summary, as so many of our prospects are pitchers and the vast majority of our pitching prospects are starters.

    Also by the way, this is a fantastic feature. I used to use the Baltimore Sun summaries, or just check the scores myself, but that required a ton of clicking and searching. This is just pure awesome.

    1. Jordan
      Jordan August 3, 2010 at 12:36 am |

      Very nice debut, he definitely has the stuff it’s just going to be a matter of controlling it. I think he has a future on this team as a reliever.

      Thanks for the suggestion, SK. That’s the type of feedback I’m looking for, as I’m trying to find ways to make the scores posts a little more exciting….

      I’d rather not include it in the post itself, but I think I’ll add a widget to the sidebar where you can see probables for the day before, that day’s games, and the day after.

    2. Jordan
      Jordan August 3, 2010 at 12:59 am |

      I added it on the right side of the page.

  2. Don
    Don August 3, 2010 at 9:22 am |

    I would be sold on VandenHurk if this were Petco field, but I fear his style and inability to keep the ball down in the zone. If he does not change his approach, every left handed hitter in Camden, Fenway, and Yankee Stadium will be salivating out of each corner of thier mouth. In order to have sucess in the AL East, you either have to miss bats or keep it low in the zone for alot of groundball outs.

    1. Jordan
      Jordan August 3, 2010 at 5:56 pm |

      I somewhat agree. I think he can help in the bullpen, but I’m not sure how effective he can be. The same should be said about Steve Johnson.