Off Day Stuff
Brandon Morrow, the M’s recent 1st round pick, worked three more innings yesterday down in Arizona: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K (boxscore). Dave would tell you not to get worked up about stats generated in Arizona, and he’d be right. What’s more important here is that Morrow is pitching, and worked his longest outing since signing. Another familiar name, that of Jorge Campillo, also worked three innings in his attempt to rehab his way back to the majors.
Speaking of Dave, he predicted a few weeks back that the M’s would be in touch with former ESPN broadcaster Harold Reynolds. Sure enough, Finnigan reports today that Randy Adamack (M’s VP for Communications) called Reynolds last week “on a personal level,” but that the subject of future employment did come up.
I also like this quote from Jarrod Washburn, from the News Tribune (and elsewhere, I’m sure):
With temperatures once again hitting triple digits, pitcher Jarrod Washburn wasnâ€™t at all bothered that his Wednesday assignment was charting pitches of the dayâ€™s starter, Felix Hernandez.
Why? He got to chart them while watching television in the air-conditioned clubhouse.
â€œIn this kind of heat, we really ought to start Jamie Moyer â€“ heâ€™s older and closer to death, anyway,â€ Washburn deadpanned.
Finally, the PI reports that Rafael Soriano is ready to come off the DL tomorow. Woo.