Beck Back in the Mix For Now
Manager Dave Brundage and pitching coach Juan Eichelberger had some refiguring to do with their starting rotation Wednesday.
Because Ken Cloude threw 34 pitches in the Cal League-Carolina League All-Star game Tuesday and because Greg Wooten was scheduled to pitch Wednesday night in the Midwest League all-star game, Eichelberger wanted to give them each an extra day’s rest.
So Chris Beck, who was to be moved out of the rotation after Wooten’s arrival, will start tonight. After that is anyone’s guess.
Jason Cook, who couldn’t start in the All-Star game because he was hit in the mouth by a bat during batting practice, said Wednesday he is feeling better.
“I just had to wake up every few hours [Tuesday night] to make sure I was still alive,” said Cook, who started at third base.
Wooten and outfielder Scott Smith are both expected to join the JetHawks today, after playing in the Midwest League All-Star game. Outfielder Doug Carroll and second baseman Chris Dean were in Wednesday’s starting lineup. . . . Brundage, who flew home to Oregon for the all-star break, didn’t arrive at the ballpark Wednesday until about 6 p.m., 75 minutes before the first pitch.
Tonight’s Game: JetHawks (Chris Beck, 6-3, 3.45) at Rancho Cucamonga (Kenny Henderson, 0-1, 7.04), 7:15.