Posted by Jay Floyd, Sun, May 05, 2013 10:50 PM Comments: 0
It’s our weekly rundown of notes from the minor leagues. For the most part, I’ll serve up some quotes from Class A Lakewood manager Mickey Morandini, as I spoke with him on Sunday.
On his BlueClaws team, that sports a 9-20 record, as a whole:
“Even though the record’s not where we want it to be, we’re still seeing a lot of good out there, out of the young kids, so, that’s the main thing here, is getting these kids better and having them progress as best they can.”
On Australian right-hander Josh Warner (1-3 record, 7.50 ERA in six starts), who was demoted to extended spring training on Sunday:
“We just wanted to get Josh down there and get his confidence back. We’re gonna make a few adjustments with where he’s standing on the rubber and things, so we just wanted him to go down there and work on that.
He’s only 20-years old. He’s got a good breaking ball, a good change up. He just got in a situation where he was leaving his fastball out over the plate. And like I said, we’re gonna make some changes down there on the rubber, try to get a little more deception, especially against right-handers. We like Josh a lot, he’s had a lot of success, he just went through a rough spell here, so we just thought is was best to get him back down there and work on a few things, then hopefully get him back up here.” Continue reading Minor League Notebook: Morandini Quotes Galore