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The Padres have released RHP Alessio Angelucci [NSW]. He signed with them in 2007 and began his professional career in 2008 with the Arizona League Padres. In 2009 and 2010, he pitched again with the Arizona League Padres and with the Eugene Emeralds. He finished with a career 5.72ERA in 91.1INN.
Alessio also played for South Africa in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
No doubt both Sydney and Canberra were wishing they had Adelaide’s luck this weekend when the Bite were victims of Brisbane’s downpours and had two games washed out. The Bite went home having split the series with the Bandits 1-1 which was somewhat of a relief to the SA boys after their whitewash in Canberra last week.
Not so lucky on the road were the Cavalry and former League Leaders Blue Sox. Both got a bit of a mauling by the home side. Just to prove that nothing can be certain in sport the Canberra boys experienced the reverse of last week’s white wash when they went down 4-0 with the Heat outscoring the visitors 27-3. That’s about as embarrassing a white wash as you can get. No doubt it was a pretty sombre flight back to the Nation’s Capital although game 3 on Saturday would have given them some small comfort, going down 1-2 against the now League Leading Heat. They are still 0-10 on the road and pretty much out of the race for the play offs.
Sydney had a tough time in Melbourne going down 4 -1 in a 5 game series that included a postponed game from BOP last week with the Aces outscoring the Blue Sox 44-22. We have known all this season that the Sydney offense was lacking with little action coming from their big hitters especially with runners in scoring position. Sydney have the worst batting average in the League and its been their outstanding starting pitching that has kept them in the games so far. This weekend it was their bullpen that imploded with Paul Anderson and Aaron Sookee in particular taking a shellacking. The Sydney relievers gave up 24ER and 35H as well as 13BB in 15 innings of work. Clearly Glen Williams will be looking around for more effectiveness from his bullpen, Matt Williams was missing from the Melbourne games as was Shane Benson and he can only hope that some of the other Sydney Pro’s such as Brad Tippett [Twins], Alessio Angelucci [Padres], Tim Stanford [Rangers] and Adam O’Neill [Mets] will soon be available to fill the gap.
So after the weekend the standings have changed with the Heat taking the lead over the Blue Sox. Whilst the two leading teams are still the likely finalists Adelaide and Brisbane do have strong hitting and Melbourne showed this weekend that they can beat the best. Next weekend’s round should see Perth consolidate their No 1 position with games against the Cavalry in Canberra, whilst Sydney slug it out at Norwood Oval and Melbourne make up two postponed games in Canberra and then play a mid week series against Brisbane.