Sunday, July 10, 2011

Beckham plays part in winning Futures rally

Biscuits shortstop Tim Beckham hit the game-tying double and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning of Sunday's Futures Game, helping the U.S. team claim a 6-4 win over the World in Phoenix.

Beckham doubled in Grant Green and scored on an Austin Romine single in a three-run eighth for the U.S. Beckham struck out in his other at-bat.

Biscuits pitcher Matt Moore tossed a perfect fourth inning for the Americans. He struck out one and induced two groundouts. Shortstop Hak-Ju Lee of the Rays' high-Class A Charlotte team started for the World and was 0-for-2 with a strikeout.

4 comments:

Kevin Gengler said...

Hey Stacy, I'm really curious about the breaking pitch Moore was throwing. It really, REALLY looked like a slider (according to Gameday and apparently scouts quoted by some reporters) but everything I've seen, read, and heard says his breaking pitch is a curve. Any chance you could ask him about this when (if, I guess, since there's a chance he just gets promoted to Durham) he gets back with the Biscuits? Thanks!

Kevin Gengler said...

Or if there's anything you've noticed or heard this season covering him?

Stacy Long said...

To me, it acts like a slider. Late break. When it's really snapping, almost hits a right-hander's back foot.

But I'll ask.

Kevin Gengler said...

Ben Badler at BaseballAmerica basically said it's a curveball but he throws it so hard that it acts like a slider, which would make sense along with what you said. Thanks.