Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010
Posted: 8:45 a.m.
By Kevin Czerwinski
WHITE SOXGreat Falls Rookie
Michael Blankes RBI double in the 10th inning gave Great Falls a 3-2 victory over visiting Orem on Wednesday night. Michael Earley had led the inning off with a single and came around to score on Blankes shot to left.
Blanke, a 14th-round pick out of the University of Tampa in the June draft, extended his hitting streak to 10 games with the double. Hes batting .364 16-for-44 during the streak with eight RBIs. Andy Wilkins, a fifth=round pick out of Arkansas, also had a hit, extending his streak to 12 games, during which he is hitting .353 18-for-51.
Orem had tied the score at 2-2 after the Voyagers went ahead 2-1 in the bottom of the eighth. Rene Garcia won for his second consecutive appearance to improve to 2-0.
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Elliot Sotos RBI single in the top of the ninth was the difference as Boise squealed by Tri-City, 7-6.
Peirre LePage reached on an error to lead off the inning by reaching on an error. He then stole second and came around to score on Sotos single. LePage finished with three hits, two runs scored and an RBI. Jordan Latham picked up his first win of the year with a scoreless eighth while Steven Grife earned his first save by matching the feat in the ninth.
In other action, Scott Thormans homer in the bottom of the 10th was only Omahas fourth hit but it was the biggest as the Royals edged visiting Iowa, 1-0. The I-Cubs managed 10 hits but couldnt push across any runs against a trio of Omaha pitchers. Mitch Atkins, who was one of one of five Iowa pitchers, started and went six innings. Jeff Stevens 0-2 took the loss.
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Eloy Jimenez had four hits, including a pair of doubles to boost his batting average to .322 on the season. Seby Zavala hit his 10th home run of the season and drove in a pair of runs in the 7-2 loss. Spencer Adams got the start and allowed four runs but also struck out nine in just 4.2 innings of work.
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Luis Gonzalez had two doubles and Evan Skoug had two hits in a 3-2 win. Big leaguer Carlos Rodon made a rehab start and struck out six, allowing one run in five innings.
Charlie Tilson had a hit and Thyago Vieira threw a scoreless inning in an 8-4 loss.
Anthony Miller has quickly become a fan favorite on social media. He has the confidence and swagger found in most top wide receivers and it comes through on his Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Miller was one of 40 players in attendance at the 2018 NFLPA Rookie Premiere where he not only learned about the business and marketing side of football, but also suited up in his Bears gameday uniform for the first time. Of course, he shared the moment on Twitter:
Panini America, a sports collectible company, snapped a picture of Miller with fellow rookie receiver Calvin Ridley (Falcons) and quarterback Mason Rudolph (Steelers):
Miller has become something of a standout for the Bears despite not playing a single snap. He's expected to have a big role in an offense that has several new pieces and roles that are up for grabs.
Miller will compete with former first-round pick Kevin White and free-agent addition Taylor Gabriel for reps opposite Allen Robinson. Miller has the necessary skill set to play as both an outside receiver and in the slot which should give him an even greater opportunity to be on the field quite a bit.
The Bears first three draft picks are all vying for starting jobs in 2018. Roquan Smith (first round) is a lock to start next to Danny Trevathan and James Daniels (second round) will start at guard. Miller should make it three-for-three in a draft class that could end up the best of Ryan Pace's tenure.