Clippers tie Charlotte 2-2
Only in spring training (and soccer) can you finish in a 2-2 tie (at least hockey has a shootout now). Nonetheless, the Clippers put Kirk Saarloos on the mound and he looked solid for four innings before allowing some relievers to get some work. Saarloos is on track to start in the Clippers #5 spot, which would make him the starting pitcher on April 18th for the opening of Huntington Park. Plenty can change in three weeks so I’m not holding my breath, but I hought you’d be interested.
Other sights from Sunday:
* Travis Hafner batted third in first six innings of the Clippers game. Pronk is still trying to get his timing down so he stayed back from the Indians road trip to Mesa. George Lombard made the trip instead.
* Former Clippers outfielder Michael Restovich is playing for the White Sox and ticketed for Charlotte. He smashed a solo homer of the right field fence.
* Speaking of former Clippers, I caught up with David Wallace, he has been hired as the Indians bullpen catcher this season. Wallace says he plans to get into coaching in the future. “I got tired of backing people up.” he said. Wallace was traded to the Nationals, from Cleveland, last season and filled in as the backup to Jesus Flores, Wil Nieves, and Like Montz to name a few. Wallace is one of the all-time “nice guys” in baseball. It’ll be neat to see him in the bullpen at Progressive Field this year.
* David Huff is slated to pitch Monday in a scrimmage. Huff is on schedule to be the Clippers Opening Day starter.
Here are a couple more interviews I’ve conducted…
1B/DH Michael Aubrey –
Michael Aubrey 3-29-09.mp3
INF Andy Cannizaro -
Andy Cannizaro 3-29-09.mp3