Talk about coming through. Wow! 22-year-old Trevor Bell did just that Tuesday night in his Triple-A debut for the Salt Lake Bees.
Bell was called-up from Arkansas to Salt Lake Sunday night and in a masterful performance against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Rockies), the right-hander pitched a 2-hit complete game shutout. Trevor struck out four and had no walks while facing the minimum 27 batters. Only three Sky Sox hitters reached base. Two were wiped out in double plays and the other was caught stealing. Bell was quoted as saying he was nervous before the start, but battery-mate and former Traveler Bobby Wilson helped settle him in.
The likeable Bell had a Texas League leading ERA of 2.23 when he was promoted with a 4-3 record at Arkansas and a team high 51 K's. He was also named along with five other Travelers to the Texas League All-Star squad, which was released Tuesday.
Another former Traveler pitcher who was promoted from this year's team also has a smile on his face this Wednesday morning. Burly Sean O'Sullivan (above) got the call to the Angels to fill in for Ervin Santana and won his debut Tuesday night in an interleague game at San Francisco against the Giants.
O'Sullivan, who was 5-2 in ten starts with the Bees, earned the victory over the Giants with seven strong innings while giving up one run on five hits, with one walk. He had five strikeouts along the way. The Angel hitters gave him plenty of run support in the 8-1 victory for the club's fifth win in a row. Sean had to know there was some magic in the air because of all things, it was Irish Heritage Night at AT&T Park.
Back from the DL---
I'm not sure if it was my scanner or my back/shoulder that broke down first. Then as if taking a cue, my computer slowly sank in to oblivion right before my eyes one night as I was trying to post for this blog. It really didn't matter because the pain just sitting at the keyboard was so severe I couldn't do it anyway. And so with that I, along with my computer, went on the DL.
Although not completely recovered and still not able to sit very long, (and yes I've missed attending games because of it) I am better and thanks to the guru Tommy Apple at Northwest Arkansas Techs in Fayetteville, my computer obviously is much better. (Yes, Tommy Apple is his real name.)
So it's good to be back posting, and I have a stack of stuff to share, like congrats to G.M. Pete Laven for putting together the best looking set of Traveler Team Cards I can remember, and a month earlier than normal. I'd feature one, but still don't have a scanner as the old one is in a trash can in Fayetteville. But no matter....it's good to be off the DL.