Dutchies in the US part 4

I am a keen follower of Dutch players and players from the Netherlands Antilles who chase their big league dreams in the USA. Somehow the Dutch are stockpiling infielders: Andrelton Simmons, Jonathan Schoop, Didi Gregorius and Xander Bogaerts. This time an overview of players who play at MLB, AAA and AA level. MLB Roger Bernadina …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

Since I am a fan of Dutch baseball and Minor League baseball, I am a keen follower of the Dutch players and players from the Netherlands Antilles that play in the various minor leagues. Therefore I like to write about them as well.  A AdvancedIf one player deserves a championship ring, it is Randolph Oduber. …

Origin of Minor League team names: H

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

Today another overview of Dutch and Netherlands Antillian players in the playoffs of the various minor leagues.A AdvancedThe Potomac Nationals tied the championship series of the Carolina League at one game a piece. At bat, Randolph Oduber had a hell of a game for the Nationals. In five at bats he collected two singels and …

France International Baseball Tournament: Dutch win not convincing

Tonight the Dutch got their "revenge" for the 12-8 loss vs France last night. The Dutch won 3-2, but the win wasn't convincing. The Dutch started with Rob Cordemans on the mound. The hero of the 2011 World Cup final recently burned his hand and was pulled after one inning in which he allowed one …

Origin of Minor League team names: G

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

Only four Dutchies saw action yesterday.AA      Hainley Statia and Shawn Zarraga can pack their bags and head to Europe to join team Netherlands in it's preparation for the upcoming European Cup. The Huntsville Stars fell 6-7 to the Chattanooga Lookouts in the decisive fifth game and is now eliminated. It would have been nice if …

France International Baseball Tournament: Major upset

A major upset tonight in Sénart. The French national team gave the Dutch a spanking with a 12-8 victory over the orange squad.The Dutch started the game with a two run inning when Nick Urbanus drew a walk after Michael Duursma popped out at first base. Urbanus advanced on a passed ball by catcher Andy …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

AAThe Huntsville Stars tied the divisional series at two with a 4-0 victory over Chattanooga. Hainley Statia got a pinch hit appearance in which he grounded out 4-3. Shawn Zarraga didn't play.A AdvancedPotomac tied the Carolina League's championship series at one with a 3-0 victory over Myrtle Beach. Centerfielder Randolph Oduber got one basehit out …

Origin of Minor League team names: F

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

AAIn the division series of the Southern League, the Huntsville Stars fell to the Chattanooga Lookouts 2-1. Shawn Zarraga and Hainley Statia both participated in this game. Hainley went 0 for 3, struck out once and drew a walk once. Shawn Zarraga didn't collect a hit in four at bats and struck out once. He …

France International Baseball Tournament: Dutch win game two as well

In the second game, the Dutch squad took on Belgium. Our Southern neighbours are also preparing themselves for the upcoming European Cup. Tom Stuifbergen, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, took the mound for the Dutch. He retired the side in the first inning. The Dutch took off with a three run first inning. …

Dutch win first exhibition game in preparation for European Cup

A few days ago the Dutch national team left for Sénart, a Parisian suburb. At the field of the baseball club Les Templiers de Sénart, the France International Baseball Tournament is played. Last night the Dutch faced the Japanese amateur champion Seino Unyu The Japanese sent Shoji Saeki to the mound. The Dutch had a …

Origin of Minor League team names: E

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

Dutch competion: Play Downs

It may appear strange to American baseball fans, but in the Netherlands, and actually in most European countries, we have a promotion/relegation system in our baseball leagues.In the Netherlands, the highest league is the Hoofdklasse. The team that finishes last at the end of the season will play a series of play down games vs …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

AAThe Huntsville Stars got their revenge for the loss of the previous day. Yesterday they beat the Chattanooga Lookouts 9-0. Both Shawn Zarraga and Hainley Statia didn't play.A Full SeasonThe Hagerstown Suns beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 6-2 and advanced to the South Atlantic League championship series. Spencer Kieboom drove in two runs for Hagerstown, one …

Origin of Minor League team names: D

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

AABoth Shawn Zarraga and Hainley Statia got a call up for the Dutch national team, but now they are still playing for the Huntsville Stars (Brewers' organization) in the Southern League playoffs. Last night they took on the Chattanooga Lookouts (Dodgers affiliate). Both Shawn and Hainley went 0 for 4. Shawn let a ball pass …