20 Oct

touching the bases

Picayune High product T.J. House threw five hitless innings Friday for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League. The Cleveland Indians prospect has a 1.13 ERA in eight innings over two starts in the AFL. … Taylorsville’s Billy Hamilton (Cincinnati) has five steals and a .300 average through five AFL games with Peoria. … After seven years as hitting coach of the Boston Red Sox, former Jackson Mets star Dave Magadan has taken the hitting coach job with the Texas Rangers. … Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College alum Fred Lewis elected free agency after the New York Mets outrighted him to Triple-A. Lewis finished the 2012 season in the big leagues but hit just .150 in 20 at-bats; he hit .294 at Triple-A Buffalo. Lewis, who turns 32 in December, has been with five different organizations in the last three years. … Also on the free agent market is ex-Delta State player Edwin Maysonet, who was up for a short time with Milwaukee this season. … The fourth inning bit Lance Lynn again in the National League Championship Series. On Friday, after sailing through three innings, former Ole Miss star Lynn ran into trouble in the fourth and exacerbated the situation with a brutal throwing error. He took the loss as San Francisco won 5-0 and forced a Game 6. Lynn, an 18-game winner this year, also got KO’d by the Giants in the fourth inning of Game 1, which the Cardinals won.

Mike Christensen

Mike Christensen

A long-time sports fan and 30-year newspaper veteran muses on all things baseball in Mississippi. Contact: mwchristens@gmail.com
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