THE NEWBERG REPORT — JULY 8, 2007

Just for fun:

August 25, 1999 Newberg Report:

“R GCL: The Orioles blanked the Rangers, 5-0, on a dominant four-hitter by pitchers Erik Bedard and Martin Berube. Bedard (2-1, 1.86) three-hit the Rangers over seven while punching out a dozen without a walk, and Berube (0.53 ERA) allowed a hit and plunked Orlando Cruz in his two frames. David Mead allowed a Nick Garcia grand slam in the fifth, and overall he allowed five hits and no walks in 4.1 innings, fanning four. Lefties Jamie Hill and Steve Stamm continued to roll; Hill (2.35 ERA, .203 average against) allowed two hits and a walk in 1.2 scoreless innings, while Stamm (1.74, 1.39) allowed just a walk in two innings, fanning three. Erick Mejias had two of the Rangers’ four singles, while Ricky Angell and Matt Gajewski fanned three times each.”

December 14, 2004 Newberg Report:

“Joe Christensen of the Baltimore Sun writes that the Orioles offered Texas lefthander Matt Riley for Mench but that the Rangers declined. Gary Washburn of MLB.com reports that Baltimore offered either Riley, Erik Bedard, or John Maine to the Rangers for Adrian Gonzalez.”

December 7, 2005 Newberg Report:

“Sullivan and O’Brien write that Baltimore is interested in Adrian Gonzalez and has ‘shown a willingness to talk about’ lefthander Erik Bedard. I’m very interested.”

Bedard’s effort last night was as impressive as any I can remember from an opposing pitcher in Arlington. Fifteen strikeouts, no walks, 27 batters. Two singles, promptly erased on double-play grounders.

Oklahoma’s Jason Botts went 0 for 4 last night, ending what had been a 19-game hit streak.

Bakersfield’s Chris Davis singled in the fourth inning of the Blaze’s game in Modesto, extending his hit streak to 27 games.

You can read more from Jamey Newberg at www.NewbergReport.com.

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