July 3 to July 4
- Lugnuts 2 games, Hawks 0 games
- Lugnuts are 8-6 (.571)
- Tied with the Whitecaps for first place, one game ahead of Michigan and Fort Wayne
- Thorn threw a complete game on Tuesday
- Tim Grieve’s been reassigned to Wilmington
Tuesday’s was the fourth consecutive excellent game; Wednesday, while less than perfect, was an easy win. Thorn’s CG was 99 pitches, according to pitch chart (I sat behind the gun again).
Turns out Grieve was in Lansing on a rehab assignment. Nothing against that, but I always imagined the first Lugnut to get a promotion would be someone I’ve seen enough to appreciate. Oh, well; player development counts more than my expectations.
Additional note on Grieve: Tim’s brother, Ben, is a highly-regarded prospect in the Oakland organization; he played the first half of last season for the Whitecaps. Their father Tom was once a major leaguer and is the former GM of the Texas Rangers.
Cepeda hit a home run in South Bend, his first as a professional. The crowd didn’t properly appreciate it, of course, but the Lugnut players were delighted, and astonished. He’s been hitting really well since mid-season.
Spokane Indians Roster
Just some sketchy information. I’ll do the same with GCL team soon.
Manager: Bob Herold Coaches: Jeff Garber & Buster Keeton
Alonzo Aguilar 1995 draft; East Los Angeles JC; 1995 GCL Royals Brandon Baird (LH) 1996 draft; Wichita State Jamie Burton (LH) 1995 GCL Royals Enrique Calero 1996 draft; St Thomas Jake Chapman (LH) 1996 draft; St Joseph's Steve Huesten 1996 draft (round 10); California State (I've got references to this player with his name spelled three ways....) Aaron Lineweaver 1996 draft; Dallas Baptist Scott Mullen (LH) 1996 draft (round 7); Dallas Baptist Taylor Myers 1996 draft (round 2); Green Valley HS (Henderson, NV) Donald Quigley 1996 draft; Sonoma State Allen Sanders 1995 draft (round 7); Lee (TX) JC; 1995 GCL Royals; 1995 Spokane Craig Sanders 1995 draft; University of Nebraska; 1995 Spokane; 1996 Lansing Jason Simontacchi 1996 draft; Albertsons College Ethan Stein 1996 draft; North Carolina Modesto Villarreal 1995 Spokane; 1996 Lansing
Roman Escamilla 1996 draft; Texas Juan Robles 1995 GCL Royals; 1995 Spokane; 1996 Lansing
First Base Jason Layne (LH) Kit Pellow 1996 draft; Arkansas Second Base Kenderick Moore Third Base Courtney Arrollado Kris Didion 1996 draft; Riverside CA Shortstop Eric Sees 1996 draft; Stanford Brett Taft 1996 draft; Alabama
Carlos Beltran (SH) 1995 draft (round 2); Arroyo PR; 1995 GCL Royals; 1996 Lansing Brandon Berger 1996 draft; Eastern Kentucky Jeremy Giambi (LH) 1996 draft (round 6); California State Scott Harp 1996 draft; Dallas Baptist Rick Pitts (SH) 1995 GCL Royals; 1996 Lansing
Doug Blosser (LH) 1995 draft (round 3); Sarasota FL; 1995 GCL Royals; 1996 Lansing Tony Miranda 1995 draft; Cal State Fullerton; 1995 Spokane