Thursday, 3 April 2008

Purcey Rocks in Chiefs' Opener

Local favourite and soon to be flavour of the month Dave Purcey put the camel clutch on hyped Reds prospect Homer Bailey and the Louisvilles in the Syracuse Chiefs' opener at home this afternoon.

It just looked so damn fine across the board for this strapping young-ish southpaw:

Purcey (W, 1-0)6.02002700.00

Bailey (L, 0-1)7.05111211.29

Purcey, who has battled with control issues through his minor league career, threw 57 of 90 pitches for strikes, which is great. If there was one less than beautiful sidebar, it would perhaps be that be induced only two groundball outs to nine fly outs.

Adam Lind socked a dinger and journeyman Joe Inglett, who's not getting called up now seeing as Stairsy is playing in LF tonight, went 2 for 4 with a double and RBI. That was it for the scoring. Walk-hating catcher Robinzon Diaz, who some of you are in "like" with, went 2 for 3 (both singles). Russ Adams took his one-man suck show to RF, where he proceded to go 0 for 3 but did not make any errors.

And back in the bigs, McGowan-Hughes here is shaping up to be something special. Scrappy time! Eckstein just breaks up the no-no with a fly ball double to left!

-- Johnny Was

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