Today we got confirmation of the first round of September call-ups: SS Eduardo Escobar, RHP Addison Reed and RHP Shane Lindsay. A.J. Pierzynski also re-joins the club today. I went over Escobar and Reed last week but here's the quick and dirty about Lindsay:
Shane Lindsay is a 26 year old right-hander from Australia. This season: 50 G, 70.1 IP, 32 H, 59 BB, 90 K. Yes, that's a 7.5 BB/9, which is nothing unusual for him. He also added 10 wild pitches and 9 hit batters. Why he merits a call-up is anyone's guess. Maybe minor leaguers are so afraid of getting killed that they don't hit (4.1 H/9) and just strikeout (11.5 K/9). We'll see how that works out in the majors.
You can probably expect some more pitching reinforcements to arrive for Monday's doubleheader, and perhaps a Jordan Danks on Tuesday after Charlotte's season is over
On to the other news:
- Labor Day marks the end of the minor league regular season for the full-season affiliates. The Barons have already qualified for the playoffs as the first half division champions. The Intimidators are currently a half game back of Greensboro, who they play in the final four games. If they take three, they're in for sure. The Dash are also a half game out. The Knights, per usual, are not even close.