On Tuesday, Kyle Crick pitched two more scoreless innings out of the Scottsdale Scorpions bullpen against Peoria. A day earlier, he opened up about his dominant 2013 season with Class A San Jose, and spoke of his experiences thus far in the Arizona Fall League.
Oh, and there’s more video of Crick pounding the mitt. What’s new?
Pat Young wasn’t the first pitcher taken by the San Francisco Giants in the 2013 draft in June. He wasn’t the second. Heck, he wasn’t even in the top five arms the Giants selected. But the 13th-rounder from Villanova has more than impressed the Salem-Keizer staff in his first four starts, allowing zero earned runs in his first 19.1 innings pitched for the Volcanoes.
Young was one of five Salem-Keizer players I sat down with this week. He told me about the importance of his performance in the Cape Cod League before June’s draft, his pitch repertoire and even clarified his actual height (Hint: He’s 6’7″, not 6’5″).
I caught up with the newest member of the San Francisco Giants, outfielder Roger Kieschnick, less than 24 hours after the Texas native made his AT&T Park debut, where he recorded two hits in the process. The 26-year old has been platooning in left field, in the starting lineup against righties with Jeff Francoeur on Bochy’s lineup card against righties. Bochy told the media on Tuesday that he’s liked Kieschnick’s at-bats off left-handers. Needless to say, Kieschnick’s six hits and three RBIs in five games since joining the defending world champions has impressed his manager. I sat down with him before Tuesday’s game to discuss his major league debut and his AT&T Park debut, among other things.