Wednesday, August 31, 2005

It Finally Comes to and End

JJ's 17 game hitting streak ending in the first game of the double header tonight. He was 0-3 with three groundouts. Great run.

In the second game of the double header the streak started again. JJ went 2-4 with 2 rbi's and made another crazy play at shortstop diving to his right and throwing the runner out at first.

Note: No news on call up, might not happen this year we will see. Be patient

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

What Else Do I Have to Do?

With the Sept 1 day approaching JJ is making it hard on the Pirates. He extended his hitting streak to 17 games last night and raised his average to .313 with the team. Not sure if he will get the call tomorrow or in the coming weeks but why would they keep him in Triple A. What else does he have to prove after two great years back to back in Triple A. We will see.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Star of the Game

JJ posted a 2-4 night to extend his hitting streak to 13 games. He pick up 2rbi's with a bases loaded single in the bottom of the 8th inning. He was also named the Indians Star of the Game.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Back at it!

After some time away back to updating the blog. JJ was 1-4 last night in a 2-1 Indy loss. JJ currently has a 12 game hitting streak where he is hitting over .350 He also belted his 16th Homerun of the season on Monday Night.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Back to Back 1-3

JJ has had two nights of 1-3 outings. Yesterday Indy won 4-1 and JJ continued to play outstanding defense making 2 highlight real plays. Pops was in attendance to JJ play and he did not disappoint.

Note: Pirates assistant GM was in attendance at Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's game.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Are we a little PO'd?

Well after word got out that Kahil Greene got hurt and San Diego called up a scrub, Wilson Valdez. JJ proved why he should be in the big leagues someday. Even though a Padres move does not even bother JJ, I am sure it burns his hide a little. JJ went 2-4 last night againt Durham and made three outstanding plays in the field. First, he went deep in the hole between short and third and planted and threw a bullet to first. Second, he made a diving stop up the middle to stop a rally to force a guy at second. Finally, the best play of the night he darted up the middle dove by the second base bag to snag the ball. Tagged the base from his stomach and then popped to one knee and threw the runner out at first. All around good game.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Opening Series in Norfolk

JJ went 2-4 last night and had a double but was thrown out trying to stress it to a triple. Indy lost 2-1 in 10 innings. JJ has been putting together a couple of multi hit games lately. He has raised his average in Indy to .281. Hopefully he can keep it going trying to make that push to get called up Sept 1st

Saturday, August 13, 2005

1-5 In Durham

JJ went 1-5 last night but it should have been 2-5. JJ hit the ball up in the infield and no one made a play on it but they gave an error. Indy is in Norfolk tonight 6pm cst

Friday, August 12, 2005

Hit the Bull win a Steak

Well imagine watching Bull Durham as a kid and seeing the Bull in right field, well it is in a new park now in left field and I bet JJ was shooting for it in batting practice.

JJ went 2-4 last night with a triple and 2rbi's. His triple came in the 7th after he hit one off the 25ft wall in leftfield.

Indy lost the game in the ninth 5-4 after taking a 4-2 lead into the ninth.

Next game: Tonight 6pm cst against Durham Bulls

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Bump in the Road

Funny Photo of the Year. JJ in spring training this year. Gotta love the mustache.
JJ was 0-4 last night and played second base and moved to third base in the 7th inning.
He is hitting .250 with 2 doubles 2 triples 1 HR and 4rbi's since joining the team. He has a hit in 9 of the 11 games he has played. Hopefully he can get a two hit night to being his average back up. Combined stats for the year .266 batting average 19 doubles 6 triples 15 hr's and 51 rbi's. Not bad for a middle infileder.

Monday, August 08, 2005

BIG Night in Louisville

JJ got he stroke back going 3-4 with 2rbi's a HOMERUN, his first as an Indianapolis Indian, and he collected a triple off the left center field wall. He was facing a good friend, Justin Germano, who got traded from the Padres to the Reds in the Randa deal. Justin was JJ's road roomate all of last year so I bet it was nice for him to Homer off his buddy. I bet they will have a good beer over this one.

Looks like niece Syndey's lucky penny worked tonight. Hopefully it works and he takes it with him to Pittsburgh.

Back and Forth to Indy

JJ had a long and tiring Saturday. First game of the doubleheader he played short and went 1-4 with a double, that should have been a homerun but the umpire called it a ground rule double. By the way the game went 14 innings. Game two, scheduled for 7 innings went 13 and JJ was 2-5 with a triple.

Also, went to yesterday's game and it was the first game since joining the Pirates that JJ did not get a hit. He was 0-4. Did hit the ball hard all 4 times at the plate.

Just a little side note. JJ's niece Sydney did give JJ a lucky penny for the road trip so look out.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Off Night

JJ was off last night but did get a pinch hit in the 9th and drew a walk. Went to the game last night and the field is awesome. Double header tonight and JJ is expected to play at least one game. Might be going to Sundays game at 2pm

Friday, August 05, 2005

Game One at Indy, Making first Visit

JJ went 1-5 last night but hit the ball hard 4 other times. Still playing solid defense and swing the bat well. Hopefully he can scratch out 2 hits tonight.

Making the first trip to Indy tonight to see JJ.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Home to Indy

JJ went 1-5 last night and made a highlight real play a shortstop. He has a hit in his first 4 games with the Indianapolis Indians. Today is an off day and back at it for his home arrival. Going to the game on Friday so should have some pictures of the new uniform on Saturday or Sunday.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

One more night in Buffalo

JJ went 1-5 on the night and Indy won 9-8 in 10 innings. JJ is still getting used to the time change and I think once he gets to Indy he will start to heat up.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Solid Debut

JJ started at shortstop Saturday and Sunday and went 1-4 both nights. Saturday he had a double and 2 rbi's, which proved to be the game winner. Sunday he had a single.
He has made solid plays at short considering he has been playing most of the year at thirdbase.

Indianapolis plays Buffalo tonight at 6:05pm cst.