First Stop: Kinston....In Virginia!
I'll be in Woodbridge, VA on Friday night to take in the Kinston/Potomac game at Pfitzner Stadium. I'm going to try and nail down as many guys as I can for interviews since Kinston will be the team I see the least this year, but if anyone has any suggestions let me know. Carlton Smith is at the top of my list because I have never talked to him before and want to do an article on him, but also get some stuff on his brother Cory so I can do a "Where as they now feature" later on in the month. I'd like to get some of the Latin kids like Perdomo, Rondon, Gomez, Rivero, etc, but I am unsure how much English they speak or if anyone will be available to translate. Like I said, any suggestions or ideas, let me know by replying to this post in the comments section or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I like to get input from others before I do this stuff so I am sure I answer some questions others have rather than just myself.
As for some news, here are a few quick updates from the last day or so:
- Outfielder Trevor Crowe has been out of the Akron lineup for the last two days because of back tightness. He is currently considered day-to-day.
- Yesterday, Adam Miller threw a 64 pitch simulated game in EST. He is healthy and ready to go, but he needs at least one more start to get to 85 pitches before he can be activated in Buffalo. He is scheduled to pitch again in 5 days. Also, Shin-Soo Choo had four at bats at DH in a simulated game and went 1-4. He is scheduled to start playing the outfield in about two and a half weeks.
- In a collision at the plate, Lake County catcher Michael Valadez injured his thumb. He is day to day with a sprained thumb.