Ok - trying to get some occasional content back up. So what's newsworthy in the Second City early season?
Bacon Explosion Edge Bulldogs in 23 innings
Kansas City won a marathon affair on June 29. After Sammy Pineda tied the game at 2 in the bottom of the 8th with a solo HR, the teams managed to play 14 scoreless innings before Albert Encarnacion who entered the game in the 11th as a pinch hitter, managed his only hit of the night in SIX ABs, a HR that would win the game. This dude didn't play the first 10 innings, and still managed to get 6 at bats.
Fun facts - KC won despite getting only 4 hits in the 14 extra innings.
Rolando Espinosa managed to go 0-10 for KC, though he did draw a walk
KC used 8 pitchers for 328 total pitches, Burlington used 9 for 336 pitches.
Every Burlington starting position player had a hit, 5 of the 8 had 3 or 4 hits. Burlington's 9 spot, occupied by all 8 pitchers + 7 different pinch hitters, went 0-8 with 6 strike outs. The most productive at bat was by staring pitcher David DeLeon, who laid down a sac bunt in the 2nd.
Javier Nicasio hit the 60 DL with an elbow strain.
Only 4 NL teams are under .500 through 14 games, none in the North or West
The Austin LongHorns are off to a 12-2 start to pace the AL
Robin King 12 HR's lead the league through 14 games
Victor James is hitting .370 with 4 homers and is the early Rookie of the Year favorite.