05/18/2004: Prospect Watch, Part IIA
The Cardinals Birdhouse reports a piece of news that disappoints me a bit, because it makes it that much more unlikely that the Tennessee Smokies' Brad Thompson will set the Minor League consecutive scoreless innings record (and therefore that much more unlikely that Brad will win the coveted prize of free Krispy Kremes for life from the KK franchise in Sevierville, TN):
Thompson's next start is scheduled for Wednesday night against West Tenn. Although the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues (Minor League Baseball) initially reported the minor league record to be 54 innings, further research turned up Irvin Wilhelm's 56 innings during the final two weeks of the 1907 season.Meanwhile, I've been remiss in my reportage; Brad's performance last Friday night tied the Southern League record, something I should have mentioned, so one more scoreless inning and Brad will have at least one record of his own in the books.
Len on 05.18.04 @ 09:41 AM CST