*Of course, that somewhere is not the majors, were Pierzynski is not only still in the league, but still an everyday catcher. Or, you know, as everyday as catchers get. A quick bit of research tells me Barrett first was on the Mets A team before moving up to AAA. Can't find anything for 2011. Maybe he finally met the end of the road.
Also, if you haven't seen Doug Davis pitch, he is awfully entertaining to watch. I don't think he can even dream of throwing 90, he seems to top out at 86 or so. But he's got a very slow and deliberate wind up which would drive me nuts at the plate. He then has a very slow, easy delivery. A lot of times you talk about a slow easy delivery and how the ball seems to explode out of nowhere. Not Davis. The ball just sort of meanders to the plate. Think of watching Wakefield throwing knuckleballs, except these are your standard fastballs and breaking balls. It looks like a beach ball on TV, I can only imagine how hitters are seeing it. And yet, the dude just gets outs. He had one bad inning, but he's a joy to watch. I don't know if he'll have any real long term success in the majors, but I hope he sticks around for some time.
Also, the Pirates have once again pulled to an even record, 37-37. They're still only three games back in the division, and they may be poised to make a move. The Cardinals look lost without Pujols in the mix.* The Reds were slumping even before the Yankees rolled into town. The Brewers have definitely cooled off since interleague started, and now have a hot Twins team to deal with. The Pirates have a good Red Sox team to deal with, so that is not working in their favor. But, Boston's rotation has shown a tendency to leave them, so maybe they catch a break this weekend.
*Though how much of that was St. Louis and how much of that was Philly finding their groove is hard to say. Still, it's a real shame that Albert went down when he did, just as he was starting to look like The Machine again.
In moving news, I take my bed apart tonight and start staying at my mom's while she's away. A bit sad, but definitely much more excited to start moving stuff into the new place, which if I didn't mention it, comes open to us on July 7th. Some of the furniture (or maybe TV's, more likely) might have to be put on hold a little bit to get Kristine a new car, but I'm so excited to get things in and decorate. There will be pictures, whether you like it or not.