Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
Well, Phil Humber's perfect game seemed very far away tonight. He had a really rough outing. He gave up 8 runs and was pulled after only 1/3 of an inning. His line: 8 hits, 8 earned runs, 1 walk and 1 HR. Struck out none, and threw 30 pitches. Dunno if there was anything wrong, or if it was just one of those days.
Meanwhile, Paul Janish continues his rehab assignment with the Gwinnett Braves. He was 1 for 5 with a 2-RBI single.
He seems to be hitting the ball harder, but it's difficult for me to tell. The G-Braves are in Charlotte right now, and they have the worst MiLB.TV feed in the IL.
MiLB.TV is something of a crapshoot. All IL teams now have video, but the quality varies greatly. The Toledo Mud Hens broadcast is as good as MLB. HD, multiple cameras, replay, just totally professional-looking. The Louisville Bats are not as good. They don't do HD, and while they have more than one camera, they generally don't do replays and things like that.
Then there's Charlotte. All you get at Charlotte games is one camera, apparently way up above the press box. It shows the whole field, but so far away and in such low quality you can't recognize players or tell what's happening. It looks like bad surveillance video, and it's downright pathetic.
So as long as the G-Braves are in Charlotte, I can't tell what Janish's swing is like, let alone what he's swinging at. But it does seem like he's still not quite there yet. He's batting .200, and it's all singles. No extra base hits, and no walks. I know he's not Barry Bonds, but I'd expect a little more power and more walks. Especially in AAA.
Add a comment