Where is Matt LaPorta playing?
He has played in 3 games as of this posting; he is hitting .364 with 2 HR’s. He started late because of a slight quad muscle pull. He will probably go to West Virginia in the South Atlantic League after he has had a few more games under his belt.
Is Prince overswinging since the All-Star break?
I asked Prince if he felt he was overswinging and his answer was he did not think so. I asked hitting coach Jim Skaalen about Prince’s swing and he said that Prince was not overswinging, but felt he was trying to do too much and did not have good pitch selection.
The way Jeff Suppan has been struggling, do you think Ned will move him to the bullpen?
He has been working hard to correct his mechanics and it showed in his last start against the Mets on Tuesday. He pitched 6.1 innings, 6 hits, 2 runs both earned and 2 walks with no strikeouts.
Has Bill Hall’s ankle fully healed?
I asked Bill if his ankle is fully healed; he said it is sore at times but no pain at all. When he first came off the disabled list he was a little tenative. He is now showing no signs of the ankle sprain.