Calvin ‘The Beast’ Anderson struggled at Bradenton in 2010. Anderson’s average fell 15 points, his OBP 19, and his OPS 73 points. when compared with his numbers from West Virginia in 2009.
But do you know why they call him the Beast? Geez. If baseball doesn’t work out give Vince and the WWE a call.
Jeff Locke tore up the league with Bradenton. He was promoted to Altoona and was able to relish in victory over the Yankee farm club enroute to helping the Curve win the Eastern League Championship. In the game, Locke struck out eight and held the Trenton Thunder to a pair of runs — one earned — on six hits and two walks for his first playoff win.
MiLB did an article on the Curve victory. It was one of the most enjoyable of the season. [The entire post is below the video for you. ]
LOCKE, MERCER HELP CURVE TIE FINALS: Altoona faced Pettitte, a five-time World Series champion, in Tuesday’s series opener. Locke, a Red Sox fan, grew up a sworn enemy of the Yankees left-hander. But as a fellow southpaw and one trying to learn as much as possible, he appreciated seeing the rehabbing veteran go to work.
Locke got some help in the seventh when d’Arnaud, who homered off Pettitte in Game 1, combined on a spectacular double play. Austin Krum drew a one-out walk before Justin Snyder hit a liner to second off Locke.
“I got Snyder to ground into the best double play I’ve ever seen behind me,” Locke said. “D’Arnaud is going to his right and does this blindsided, no-look glove flip to Mercer, who throws to first base. At that point, the adrenaline couldn’t be going any higher.”
Well, until the following night…
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