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Old 06-23-2008, 08:55 AM   #16
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Matt Downs hit his team-leading 15th home run
of the season on Saturday and then was
promoted to Fresno (AAA) after the game

Missed this earlier but has the makings of a great thread.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:02 AM   #17
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Shoot....

Just talked to Matt's mom. He was sent up to AAA for 10-days while someone else is on a rehab assignment. From there though, he goes to AA in CT. Not quite the jump I thought that it was but it's progress nevertheless.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:03 AM   #18
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Actually I just saw him Friday night. I took a phone cam pic of him, but he was striking out so I'll spare you.
Cool - hope you enjoyed the game in any case.
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:42 PM   #19
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You don't move from Single A to Triple A without earning it.

This boy's going to be in the show some day.



See it, hit it, son!





Atta-kid!
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:17 PM   #20
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You don't move from Single A to Triple A without earning it.

This boy's going to be in the show some day.



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Atta-kid!
I hope so - it'd be great to see him there. He's a good kid. We had dinner with his parents last week when I finished my kayak trip and they mentioned that he was not going to the fall instructional league. Instead, he was going to finish his degree. I wonder if this might change that?

I won't listen to the game but I'll sure check the box score to see if he plays tonight. If he does anything, I'll update y'all tomorrow.
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:14 PM   #21
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it's only two AAA games but so far....

... he's off to a good start. Last night, he was 2 for 4 and had a double.

Tonight, 3 for 5 (so far) with a homerun, one strikeout and he was left on base three times.

Unfortunately, his team lost both games.
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:34 AM   #22
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... he's off to a good start. Last night, he was 2 for 4 and had a double.

Tonight, 3 for 5 (so far) with a homerun, one strikeout and he was left on base three times.

Unfortunately, his team lost both games.


So, he's batting .555 in two games with the CT affiliate? If he's that hot and he keeps it up his folks are going to need a Winnebago or plane tickets to visit him. He's not coming back home any time soon.

He understands that, right?
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:38 AM   #23
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So, he's batting .555 in two games with the CT affiliate? If he's that hot and he keeps it up his folks are going to need a Winnebago or plane tickets to visit him. He's not coming back home any time soon.

He understands that, right?
- he still at the AAA team in Fresno and then he supposed to go to CT for a AA assignment.

Baseball, as you know, can be a humbling game. Let's see what happens - if he keeps it up, the powers that be may opt to keep him in AAA.
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OK, I had to do a bit of checking. I misread your post above about the 10-game stint in AAA. He's with the Fresno Grizzlies now. His BA is .556. More stats HERE.

You say he's going to join the Defenders in AA (Norwich). Nearest league affiliate to me is Trenton Thunder (Yankees AA). I see that the Defenders are scheduled to play Trenton August 29th - September 1st.

If he's still with the Defenders I'll go watch him play.
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OK, I had to do a bit of checking. I misread your post above about the 10-game stint in AAA. He's with the Fresno Grizzlies now. His BA is .556. More stats HERE.

You say he's going to join the Defenders in AA (Norwich). Nearest league affiliate to me is Trenton Thunder (Yankees AA). I see that the Defenders are scheduled to play Trenton August 29th - September 1st.

If he's still with the Defenders I'll go watch him play.
That'd be great! I've yet to see him play in anything other than a spring training game.
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Old 06-25-2008, 01:23 PM   #27
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The Modesto Nuts?
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Thats what we said. Modesto is a farm community, lots of almonds. Fruit too, Why not The Fruits? Or The Fruits and Nuts....probably against the law tho.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:46 AM   #29
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Matt had a good season....

"The Giants honored Matt Downs (.304 AVG, 17 HR, 75 RBI) as their team MVP in a ceremony before the game San Jose completes the regular season with a total attendance figure of 183,788 fans (2,625 per game) a franchise record."

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He did a stint at AAA also and did pretty good. Hopefully, he'll come to Scottsdale for fall ball and then move up another level next year!
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Update...

Matt was invited to the Giants spring training as a non-roster player. We'll try to attend a few games when he indicates that he'll be playing. My guess is that he'll go to AAA this year but if he performs well, he'll hopefully be called up.
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