Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What We Learned Tuesday - With Nicknames!

Just a quick blog to offer up a few items of info for fans - including nicknames where known.

TAYLOR G
Taylor Guerrieri throws his first pitch in double-A
Indeed it was Taylor Guerrieri pitching in game one of the series, just as we suspected.

 Guerrieri looked to be on a 70-75 pitch leash. He was knocked around, but probably won't be removed from the starting role no matter how he pitches.

The Rays top pick in 2011 was sidelined with TJ surgery and will be brought along carefully. His first outing wasn't pretty, but showed signs of the good stuff.

We don't yet have a nickname for Taylor.
Yet.
 
CANADIAN BACON BISCUIT
Jared Mortensen was the reliever who came in to soak up long innings, the Canadian Bacon Biscuit could be a good pitching platoon partner for TaylorG.

A strike thrower and innings eater, Mortensen deserves a place in the rotation but is simply squeezed out by all the good arms on the Biscuits staff.


TWITTERH8R
Jaimie "Twitterh8r" Schultz will not miss a start.
The league strikeout leader wore a comebacker in his last outing but it was just a flesh wound and won't cause him to miss a turn.


THE BANDIT
Austin Pruitt
Austin Pruitt will miss a start.
The Southern League Innings Pitched leader was placed on the disabled list, conveniently dropping the roster to 25. The Bandit will miss at least one start.
Pruitt's ailment is unknown to us right now. 


SMOKIES DAN HURT
The Smokies slugging first baseman Dan Vogelbach is on the DL with a strained oblique. No word on when he might return.
Biscuit fans don't mind.

Tommy Coyle launches a double
BLANCO SUAVE
Joey "Blanco Suave" Rickard
Outfielder Joey Rickard "kinda likes" his fan-given nickname - Blanco Suave.

Currently third in the league in hitting and just missing the top ten in stolen bases, Blanco Suave es en fuego por los Galletas.


BIG EASY RETURN TO SL?
New Orleans is likely to be the next city in the Southern League, according to the rumor going around the league. This would mean a step down for the Crescent City, who currently hosts a triple-A team. Mobile or Jackson Tn would be likely candidates for a move.



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