State of the Diamond address
As Willis Wilson continues to destroy Double A pitching the Pirates still look like they have no plans to bring him up anytime soon. Houston is laying waste to the NL west behind Cesar Cedeno .324-8-43, Bob Watson .315-8-46 and Larry Dierker 16-5 1.90 ERA. Our very own Eddie Ingram trails Tony Oliva of the Twins .357 to .350 for the highest BA in the majors and barring a major collapse should be the 1972 ROTY. Dick Allen has taken over the MLB lead in homers with 20, and Nate Colbert and Johnny Bench trail with 18 each, while on the Yank Bobby Murcer leads the bigs with 65 RBI. On the mound two pitchers (Don Wilson Houston 1.76 and Nelson Briles St Louis 1.89) have lower ERAs than Dierker, but Larry leads in wins, with pack of 4 tied with 13.
Eddie Ingram is a serious contender for ROTY as he hits .386 for June with an OBP of .466
Dan Schoonover smacks 7 home runs in Triple A during June and raises his average to .342
Padres 2B prospect Will Brown hits .374 in June in Triple A
Izulde Jestor is even hotter clipping the horsehide at a .389 clip in June in Triple A
Otto Sevihn hits .630 in his first 27 minor league at bats after being sent down by the Giants
Business as usual for Willis Wilson as he again hits just over .500 for the month of June
Diego Delavega is called up by the Cubs on June 29th, but sent down on July 1st without pitching
Otto Sevihn is sent down to the minors on June 23rd by the Giants.
TC Crooks suffered more injury woes, hurting his hip on June 21st, made only 3 starts all month
Oolish Amaneh sustained a minor shoulder injury on June 17th, but does not go on the DL
Ryan Omark tallies his first Major league win and save in June, continuing to work from the pen
Rick Inman is now number 3 in the 3rd base hierarchy for the Padres behind Colbert and Roberts
Rookie SS Al Mighty is hitting .370 over the past 7 days for the Padres
Right handed Batters are hitting just .228 against Gus Cantrell in 298 At bats
Mathurin Hawkins moved to 2B due to injuries and is only 3 for his last 31 at bats (.097)
Pirate fans are getting angrier by the day, demanding Willis Wilson be brought up.
Jace Hunter regains the starting 1B job in Cleveland, but continues to struggle.