Somerset Patriots at Ducks

Game 23 on the season for me was yesterday when the Patriots came to town for a 3 game series. Yesterday was game 3 of the 3 games.
As usual Sunday the Ducks hold a pre-game autograph session. There has been a lot of player changes in recent weeks. The Ducks have had 9 players contracts purchased by major league affiliates.
I did get the following
Bruce Kern, 8x10
Frank DeJiulio, 8x10, Frank was a 38th rd pick in 2011 by the Angels and pitched in the Angels system for the 2011 and 2012 seasons and has spent the last 3 seasons with the Edinberg Roadrunners of the United League in 2013 and the Frontier Greys of the Frontier League in 2014
Billy Buckner, 8x10
Delte Cleary, 2 cards
Jon Griffin, 1 card
J.C. Romero, 5 cards, J.C. was a 21st rd pick in 1997 by the Twins and 14 seasons pitching in the majors with the Twins, 1999-2005, Angels 2006, Red Sox 2007, Phillies 2007-2011, Rockies 2011, and J.C. split the 2012 season with the Cardinals and O's. J.C. has spent the last couple of season in the Nationals and Indians system. J.C. recently signed with the Ducks and started the 2015 season playing in Mexico

On the Patriots side I got the following
Robert Andino, 6 cards. Robert was a 2nd rd pick in 2002 by the Marlins and played parts of 9 seasons in the majors with the Marlins 2005-2008, O's 2009-2012 and the Mariners in 2013 and spent the 2014 season playing for the Pirates AAA affiliate
Mat Gamel, 4 cards, Mat was a 4th rd pick in 2005 by the Brewers and played parts of 5 seasons all with the Brewers 2008-2012. Mat was ranked as the #34th rated prospect in 2009 by Baseball America
Thomas Neal, 2 cards, Thomas was a 36th rd pick in 2005 by the Giants and has had 3 brief stints in the majors. In 9 games in 2012 with the Indians, 4 games in 2013 with the Yankees and 2 games in 2013 with the Cubs. Thomas spent the 2014 season in the Reds system playing for the there AAA affiliate. He is not the most fan friendly player, even in the Atlantic League.
Michael Burgess, 3 cards, Michael was a 1st rd pick, 49th overall in 2007 by the Nationals and has spent the last 8 seasons playing 4 different organizations, Nationals 2007-2010, Cubs 2011-2012, Astros 2013 an Orioles in 2014-2015. Michael was ranked as the #65 top prospect in 2009
David Vidal, 2 cards. David was an 8th rd pick in 2010 by the Reds and spent his whole career in the Reds system reaching as high as a AA before signing with the Patriots in the beginning of the 2015 season,

I had a decent day with 28 autographs and this brings me 511 autographs on the IP season.

Some game pics
 Recently signed Darin Downs

 Wantagh native Steve McQuail

 Mike Blanke with a nice catch behind the plate

 Fellow Bellport Alum, Bruce Kern

 Crider, Veal and Diaz watching the game from the bullpen

The Revolution are in town for a 3 game series and plan in getting to one of the last 2 games and then maybe Trenton this weekend when the B-Mets are in and get some more Conforto and Nimmo!!

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