August 2012

Vote for the Rock!!!

Rock Shoulders is in the semifinals of Minor League Baseball’s Minors Moniker Madness contest for the best name in Minor League Baseball.  Every vote counts in his semifinal matchup against Cedar Rapids’ Caleb Bushyhead.  You can vote for Rock as many times as you wish online at http://www.milb.com/milb/fans/moniker_madness/y2012/index.jsp?redirect=monikermadness

Watch the promotional “Vote for Rock” video produced by the Hawks online at  http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=3666557540787&saved

Evaluation Day

It is a big week for the Boise Hawks staff – as we will be giving our evaluations for all of the interns, while the front office will be giving us all of our yearly evals…wish me luck.

The Hawks will gun for their fifth win in a row tonight – they have not won five-straight since July of 2008 (when the team had Ryan Flaherty, Marwin Gonzalez, Andrew Cashner, Josh Vitters, Jeff Beliveau, and Chris Carpenter – all at the same time).  (Click Here for Wednesday’s Boise-Spokane Game Notes)

Memorial Stadium magic showed up for a fourth time this season last night, as the Hawks blew a 9-1 lead in the fourth and a seven-run lead in the eighth, only to win it on a Jeimer Candelario RBI double in the ninth – his second walk-off winner this season (Rock Shoulders and Stephen Bruno have the others).  The squad made a couple moves after the game, as RHP Roderik Pichardo was released by the Cubs, while OF Izaac Garsez was activated from the DL (had been out since July 18 with an infected bursa in his left elbow)

The win featured three-hit games from both Candelario and Stephen Bruno and the first Boise homer for slugger Dan Vogelbach.

NWL News – Interesting news coming out of Milwaukie, Ore., yesterday, as the Northwest League missed a deadline to “place” a team in Milwaukie for their stadium project to move on – with City Council members feeling the stadium issue may be dead.  (Click Here for the Oregonian article on the issue)

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