Apparently 20,000 people have applied to be one of four selected to make a one-way journey to Mars. I’d say odds are good that among those 20,000+ adventurous souls there is at least one baseball fan. And that means there is a chance that a Martian settler will one day be fiddling with a radio dial trying to pick up a baseball game, just like I used to do when driving home late at night.
And that’s kind of cool. But what I really want to know is whether or not there will be room in the cargo for a ball, bat, and glove. So far as I know, golf is the only sport to be played anywhere other than Earth. America’s pastime deserves to be on that list, and with any luck this privately funded Martian
reality show settlement attempt will put baseball in the stars where it belongs.
Scores From Yesterday
Iowa – Iowa got some quality pitching in this 7-2 win.
Tennessee – Tennessee had the day off on Tuesday as they traveled to Mississippi.
Daytona – Daytona piled on five runs in the seventh inning and then held on for an 11-4 win.
Kane County – Kane County staged a furious rally by scoring three times in each of the last three innings, and it resulted in a 13-9 win.
Performances of Note
- [Iowa] Guillermo Moscoso debuted for the Cubs and struck out six over five innings, picking up his first win of the season. A fifth inning solo home run was his only real mistake in this game.
- [Iowa] And then the bullpen combination of Yoanner Negrin, Casey Coleman, and Rafael Dolis was once again effective in putting the game away. Dolis fanned two in a perfect ninth.
- [Iowa] Brian Bogusevic had a huge game. The outfielder finished 3 for 4 with two doubles and a triple. He is closing in on 100 plate appearance with a line of .420/.500/.568. Even in the PCL that is pretty impressive.
- [Daytona] Doubles were wild for Daytona last night. Zeke DeVoss, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, John Andreoli, and Ben Carhart all smacked a two bagger in the win.
- [Daytona] Zach Cates threw six innings of no hit baseball, striking out seven in the process.
- [Kane County] We have a bit of a home run derby taking place in Kane County. Daniel Vogelbach homered in his third straight game giving him five for the season. Rock Shoulders also has five. Quick, someone send those guys a copy of 61*.
- [Kane County] Not that Shoulders had a bad game himself. All he did was double twice, draw a walk, and cross the plate three times.
- Guillermo Moscoso is probably not a name you recognize. The right hander started 21 games for Oakland in 2011, finishing that season with an ERA+ of 118. He was then traded to Colorado prior to the 2012 season, waived by the Rockies in November, claimed by the Royals, waived, claimed by the Blue Jays, waived, and then claimed by the Cubs. He did not pitch well in Colorado last year, but his road numbers (ERA 2.70 in 23 innings) weren’t bad at all.