Yesterday KC Royals Farmhand/Wilmington Blue Rocks Alum Wil Myers hit a grand slam off of Roy Oswalt. Former Phillies/Astros starter Oswalt is getting some rehab starts in an effort to contribute to the 2012 edition of the Texas Rangers. For more on the game click here.
With 21 dingers Myers currently ranks 2nd among all Minor Leaguers in Home Runs (Brad Eldred -AAA Toledo Mud Hens/Detroit Tigers).
Seems like we are saying this every year, but I am looking forward to seeing another prospect make the big club in Kansas City, but not sure if they will be enough to make a difference.
Photo above was taken prior to a game in which Myers hit his first home run for the Blue Rocks. Back then, as the card states, Myers was a catcher. Now he patrols the Outfield for Omaha.
If the uniform looks odd, it is because the Blue Rocks were recognizing the Negro Leagues that night in 2010.
You can also follow the Wil Myers Twitter feed at the aptly named @wilmyers.
Phungo Road Trip
Team Phungo will be on the road this weekend to catch the punchless Phils at Baltimore. Gonna be in the 95 degree heat of Camden Yards, but still looking forward to the game. Going to try for the 2nd time in a week to help Cliff Lee get his first W of 2012.