Minor League Update
Jesse Litsch was very quietly promoted to AAA Syracuse a week ago and responded with a strong start. But we all know about his first games…
Manchester, NH – Ricky Romero made his first start since May 3rd and it wasn’t pretty. He survived a single and walk by racking up a couple of K’s but he gave up 4 runs over the next innings on a solo homer in the 2nd; two singles, two doubles, and a walk in the 3rd; and a single, stolen base, double, and a walk in the 4th before Ismael Ramirez got the final out of the frame. Ramirez held the Red Sox affiliates in check until the 7th when he gave up a run on a single and double as Portland grabbed a 5-0 lead.
I know it’s coming off a long layoff, but he hasn’t even shown flashes of mediocrity above A ball so far.
Hmmm….what else. Does David Purcey still count as a prospect? After an amazing start he has gone from bad to worse. Matt Roney is showing that he was much better on the goofballs. League is still working on it. And John Thomson? Well, he’s not with us anymore so why would we possibly want to mention his name ever again?