— Obviously, all hell broke loose after I left Portland. As Josh Norris initially reported, after Monday night’s doubleheader sweep, Rob Segedin, Neil Medchill and J.R. Murphy were all promoted to Double-A Trenton and Kyle Higashioka was sent back to Tampa. Early Tuesday, Jose Gil was placed on the disabled list and Sean Black was also demoted.
Then Tuesday’s game happened — which Trenton won, 11-3 — and since those three players were never going to join the team until today, reliever Lee Hyde had to play left field when Damon Sublett was injured late in the game. It’s almost like they should have kept Higashioka around…
Shane Brown got activated today when Sublett went down with left groin tightness.
— I’ll be back on the beat Thursday. Taking today off to celebrate six months together with my lovely girlfriend, Candice.
— I never got to post Vidal Nuno’s comments on winning Eastern League Pitcher of the Week. So…here are Vidal Nuno’s comments on winning Eastern League Pitcher of the Week…
“(I’ve never won) anything like that in the minor leagues,” Nuno said. “It felt great when skip came in the locker room and told me that I was Pitcher of the Week. It’s a great honor for what I’ve been doing, it’s a nice compliment.
— I posted some video on my YouTube account that I never posted here. Happens often. Youtube.com/mashmore98 is the place, kids.
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