Last night, I went to Staten Island again. This time it wasn’t a special trip, but just a normal game in my Pinstripe Plan. It was not a very good game, as the bullpen pretty much threw up on itself and the offense never got things going. Still, I was armed with cameras and got some video and a lot of pictures.
Cito Culver hasn’t really done much offensively in the few weeks he’s been on Staten Island but I was again impressed by his defense last night. He has good range and a nice arm, though he did have an almost errant throw that was saved by Kyle Roller. He also bobbled a ball on a routineish play and was charged with an error for that. If both he and Eduardo Sosa are in Charleston next year they’ll have a very nice up the middle defense.
Gary Sanchez tried to make the fancy play on a sac bunt and threw to second instead of first, a good throw would have gotten the runner but unfortunately it was not a good throw. He got absolutely beat up once the bullpen came in. Mike Recchia and William Oliver had no control at all. Recchia threw three (THREE!) wild pitches in 1 2/3 innings of work, and walked five batters. I don’t think Sanchez really had a shot on any of the WP, they were just bad. Recchia has never displayed horrible control any time that I’ve seen him so I was a bit taken aback by his appearance.
The weirdest play in the game was a botched rundown between second and third, the runner was eventually safe at third on a dropped throw. By Kelvin De Leon. I have no idea how De Leon got there and why he was involved in the play but I was very confused felt bad for him.
Dan Burawa pitched the last two innings for Staten Island and once again his stuff looked good. He struck out three and walked two.
Here’s my videos and pictures from the night. Enjoy.
And here’s my photo dump over at Picasaweb:
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