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Vitters On Track For Mesa

Vitters On Track For Mesa

Thursday Nov. 11, 2010
Posted: 6:10 p.m.
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Josh Vitters extended his hitting streak to four games on Thursday but it wasnt enough as Mesa dropped a 6-5 decision to Surprise.

Vitters was 1-for-4 with a run scored and is 7-for-18 during the streak, pushing his average to .270. Ryan Flaherty was hitless in four at-bats.

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Charlie Leesmans flirtation with AFL stability proved to be a brief one. The right-hander that won 14 games as a starter during the regular season while splitting time between Winston-Salem and Birmingham has been pitching out of the bullpen this fall with limited results.

His latest effort came in Peorias 9-4 loss on Thursday to the Peoria Javelinas. Leesman allowed two runs on two hits and three walks over 2 23 innings pushing his ERA to 11.17. The opposition is hitting .431 against him and he has allowed runs in nine of 10 outings. He had pitched a scoreless inning on Tuesday, his first effective outing of the season, but couldnt build on it Thursday afternoon.

Henry Mabee allowed a run on a hit and two walks in 1 13 innings, breaking his string of scoreless outings at three. Catcher Jason Bour was hitless in four at-bats.

Kevin Czerwinski can be reached at ktczerwinski@gmail.com.

Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Should Kane & Toews continue to be on the same line?

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Should Kane & Toews continue to be on the same line?

Host Pat Boyle is joined by Hawks insider Charlie Roumeliotis, and NBCS Chicago producer Slavko Bekovic as they debate the nuclear line of Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, have the Hawks found their identity as a team, predictions for the next few games as the Hawks head to the bye week.

(1:00) - Hawks forced to use Kane and Toews on the same line

(6:15) - Dominik Kubalik is doing well with Kane and Toews

(9:55) - Colliton doesn't have a healthy roster right now

(14:12) - What is the identity of this team?

(17:18) - Maybe the Hawks have a chance at a Wildcard spot

(20:24) - Kirby Dach is getting opportunities on the power play

(23:48) - How will the Hawks play vs the Panthers and Joel Quenneville?

(26:30) - Predictions on the next few games

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below: