Egan Smith Lansing A Blue Jays
Pitched for Pleasant Grove High
Didn't pitch this week, but listed as active
Jordan Smith Louisville AAA Reds
Pitcher from Pleasant Grove
On disabled list
Justin Smith Palm Beach A Cardinals
Pitched for Utah Valley University
Allowed three earned runs last start (4 inn.)
Matt Spring Portland AA Red Sox
Catcher played for Dixie State
Caught for Fife on Sunday — his first AA start
Mitch Talbot Cleveland MLB Indians
Pitcher from Cedar City
0-3 in four June starts (5.32 ERA)
Kent Walton Midland AA Athletics
Played outfield for BYU
Released on June 14
Jordan Whatcott Clearwater A Phillies
Pitched for the University of Utah
2.25 ERA, 16 Ks, 4 BBs in last 10 games
Turning it around?: Went 5-3 on last road trip. Started a 4-game homestand on Saturday.
Scorching start I: Pounded out 24 hits in 20-0 romp over Idaho Falls on first game of season.
Scorching start II: Pounded out 26 hits in 23-1 romp over Casper in second game of season.
Around the horn
Orioles third-base coach John Russell is a big boy. He can look out for himself. Yet, when Baltimore visited Pittsburgh during interleague play this week, Orioles manager Buck Showalter had Russell and bench coach Willie Randolph trade jobs. Russell was fired as Pirates manager last year and Showalter explained he wanted him to be able to avoid "catcalls" from the stands.
Really? Catcalls? Has it come to that?
SABR member Stew Thornley pointed out that, for the first time in baseball history, one Rene (Tosini) pinch-hit for another (Rivera) for the Twins last Sunday. And San Jose Mercury News Giants beat writer Andrew Baggarly reported another first occurred Tuesday when a pair of Casillas faced each other: Giants reliever Santiago vs. Twins second baseman Alexei.
— Philadelphia Daily News
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