Friday, August 29, 2008

Playoffs? Playoffs! PLAYoffs?

Yes, there are some of our guys playing playoff baseball this year. The DSL Nationals (Dominican League), GCL Nationals (Gulf Coast League), and the Potomac Nationals (High A ball) all made the playoffs in their respected leagues. The GCL team had a one game playoff versus the Gulf Coast Twins, and came through big time, like their big brothers did against the Dodgers.
GCL won 10-5, with major props going to SMILEY Gonzalez, a SS we signed out of the Dominican Republic at 16 years old for $1.6MM 2 years ago, who went 2-4 with a 2B and and RBI. (Smiley also won the GCL batting title this year, slapping the shit out the ball for a .350 (say, WHAT!) BA.) Also coming up big time where three draft picks from this year, 2nd rounder Destin Hood, 15th rounder (bonus baby) J.P. Ramirez, and 19th rounder Steve Lombardozzi.
The GCL Nats play the GCL Phillies in a best of 3 set, starting today, at 12:00 pm EDT. On the bump for the good guys are 19 year olds Josh Smoker, and Jack McGeary for today and tomorrow, respectively. Go get 'em, fellas.

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