Maine gave up no runs in 5 1/3 IP on Saturday, and lowered his ERA to 3.77. He got roughed up a bit in his previous game, so it was good to see him bounce back. He still doesn’t have a decision in three starts.
Baker was shafted this past spring training. Baker was supposed to be placed in Albuquerque of the Pacific Coast League (AAA), but was put back to A ball. His career ERA in AA is under 3.00. He resently met with team officals to express his concerns.
Baker and team agreed that if he didn’t move levels in a timely manner, that the team would provide his release.
Baker throws 90 with a good change-up. He was actually traded from the Braves organization in the Spooneyberger and Mike Hampton trade with Colorado and the Marlins.