Chris Constancio identifies LHP Xavier Cedeno as a prospect to watch in 2007. I believe we qualify as those fans he references in his first sentence.
Colorado Springs, L 5-14: Joe Koshansky collected two hits, including a double, and walked twice. Ubaldo Jimenez was rocked in his first start of the season. He lasted 2 2/3 IP, allowed 11/9 R/ER on 8 hits, walked five and allowed two homers. Denny Bautista struck out two in one inning of work, while Ryan Speier saw two runs cross home plate in the final inning.
Tulsa, W 9-4: Tim Olson led the Drillers to victory last night with a grand slam in the fifth inning and totaled 5 RBI. Matt Miller also chipped in two. Jordan Czarniecki did not have a hit last night, but did walk three times. Juan Morillo pitched for one inning and put zeros across his line.
Modesto, L 6-7 in 12: Jose Valdez had three hits in the loss and an RBI, while Travis Becktel drove in two. Eric Young had an ignominious night as he struck out five times. Xavier Cedeno had a lackluster start in that he only went 3 2/3 IP. He only allowed one earned run on five hits in that performance and struck out five. Andrew Johnston struck out three in two innings before David Patton picked up the loss.
Asheville, L 4-7: Simon Ferrer was knocked around in 4 IP. He allowed five runs on eight hits, walked and struck out three each and allowed a homer. The offense whiffed 16 times in the contest.
U-Ball makes Matt Eddy's List of AAA pitchers to follow this season.