Saturday, April 11, 2009

David Price vs. Matt Wieters

The much anticipated match-up will happen tonight after being rained out last night. David Price is taking the hill for the Durham Bulls against Matt Wieters and the Norfolk Tides. Price and Wieters are the #1 and #2 prospects in baseball according to Baseball America's 100 Top Prospects list. Most people around baseball were surprised that both were returned to AAA at the end of spring training.

Both players have some very high priced cards out there on the market. Price's cards were hot last season as he was the #1 ranked prospect and having a great season in the minors. They got even hotter after his great performance for the Rays in the playoffs. Wieters' cards have been pricey for a while and haven't moved any since being sent back to AAA. It's just a matter of time before both are playing against each other in the AL East.

GAME UPDATE 1: 2-0 Norfolk in the top of the third. Nolan Reimold hit a 2-run HR in the 2nd.

GAME UPDATE 2: Price leaves the game with Durham up 3-2. His final line: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 4.91 ERA

Against Price
Wieters 1st AB: stuck out looking on three pitches.
Wieters 2nd AB: walked after fouling off 8 pitches.

After Price Departed
Wieters 3rd AB: reached on fielding error.
Wieters 4th AB: struck out.
Wieters 5th AB: flew out to right.

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