A year ago in my Blue Sparks column I noted the excellent performances from the 2007 draft class. For Miller and Sexton that inaugural 2008 performance was some of the best pitching they did all season. Sexton faded fast after that while Miller kept his prospect status alive with his Webb like sinker. It is April again and Miller and Sexton are at it again.
Trying to resurrect their careers Shawn Estes and Jeff Weaver combined to pitch the Isotopes to a 3 - 1 victory. Not a small feat in New Mexico. DeWitt should join them tomorrow. Isotope Box Score
Adkins was one of those pitchers who started out 2008 on fire and ended it in flames. Unlike Sexton and Miller he didn't replicated last April's work and was crushed to the tune of 11 hits and six runs in 4 innings. Lambo and Josh Bell chipped in two hits but the offense only managed two runs. Lookout Box Score
Inland Empire 66ers
The 66ers must have been inspired by the opening day heroics of the Dodgers as they blasted Lancaster 16 -1. Tim Sexton pitched five innings of one run ball but hitting was the story today, as the lineup knocked out 22 hits and five home runs. Two by Tommy Giles, with Baez, Perez, and Robinson chipping in one a piece. Preston Mattingly even had three hits to give him 5 hits in his last two games. 66ers Box Score
Great Lake Loons
Justin Miller wins Loons home opener