San Antonio Stallion Limps Out of the Gate (by canadadry)
San Antonio, TX - After a terrific spring training hopes were high that San Antonio Stallion, Kurt Damon (CF), was set to have an equally terrific regular season. But right from the opening pitch Kurt displayed why so many close to the team had expressed pre-season concerns about his play. Managing to get only 2 hits in his first 23 at bats with only 1 home run and 1 RBI, he lost his starting position and in the next 8 games was given 7 more opportunities at the plate; collecting nothing but 3 more strike outs to add to his dismal totals. At that point he was batting .066 (2 for 30) with 1 HR, 1 RBI and 1 walk while striking out 6 times.Coach C. Dry had had enough. He sent Kurt down to AAA and San Antonio’s management went out and got Billy Hunter off the waiver wire to replace him in the Stallion’s outfield. However, in his first 4 games at AAA, Kurt Damon has been on fire! He has 10 hits in only 20 ABs. 6 of those hits have been home runs, including at least one homer in each of the 4 games! He has batted in 9 runs, walked twice and even has a stolen base. If he continues to hit like this, Dry is going to be hard pressed to keep him down in the minors.