REMINDER - John Wooden and Vin Scully conversation to be rebroadcast for the first time, Monday night on Prime Ticket
Pitcher of the Week
Alberto Bastardo-LHP-Chattanooga Lookouts
Throwing fourteen strikeouts in as many innings, Alberto Bastardo allowed only five hits and one run in his two games Monday and Saturday. Monday night, Bastardo took his third win of the season with seven strikeouts and threw another seven Saturday night, taking his fourth win. In Monday's game, Mobile was scoreless, and on Saturday Bastardo pitched six innings before losing a hit to Carolina. Bastardo earned a 0.00 ERA for the week, tying three others in the league who only threw for half as many innings. He is working his way up to being one of the top pitchers in the league overall this season if he continues with this hot streak. Bastardo, born in Maracay, Venezuela, has been working his way through the Los Angeles Dodgers organization since 2006.
Inland Empire 66ers Outfielder Kyle Russell is the California League Player of the Week for May 17th-23rd. Russell won the award for the second time this season hitting a home run in four consecutive games. He also scored nine runs and collected 15 RBI’s during the week.
The 66ers leading hitter went 11 for 25 (.440) in six games, and took over as the California league leader in Home Runs (10), while also moving back into the top five in RBI (Tied for 3rd-38), top 10 in runs scored (Tied for 7th- 32) and top 12 in batting average (12th-.335).
During the hot streak Russell also helped lead the team to a winning road trip, which wraps up tonight in Rancho Cucamonga. If the 66ers can defeat the Quakes they will have won five of seven games on the road trip and taken both series at the Epicenter from their I-10 rivals.
Russell and the Inland Empire 66ers return home on Wednesday, May 26th for a four game series with the Bakersfield Blaze. The series will feature national performing act the Inflatamaniacs on Friday the 28th, also a Toyota of Redlands 50 cent Friday, and a Saturday Fireworks Spectacular on May 29th.
"Why is it? Because he got a new deal? Can’t tell you. But you know, it’s below-average. If this is the last day of the season and people are voting for GM of the year, his name is not even on the ballot. It’s a shame that he would go from where he was a year ago to revert back to when a player goes down and you’re not sure if he’s going to sign an Ortiz, or if you’re going to get Nick Green."
by Little Blue Bicycle on May 4, 2010 5:50 AM PDT
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"What I would suggest for Ned Colletti to do is look at himself in the mirror," Stewart said.
Stewart said that no player has called out Colletti for wasting tens of millions of dollars on Jason Schmidt or Andruw Jones, and that players deserved the same level of courtesy from their general manager.
Dodger left fielder Manny Ramirez re-injured his right calf last night while running to first base after a single. Previously, Ramirez did not start two games last weekend with the same injury and is expected to miss the series with Washington.