Dutch baseball · Minor League Baseball

De Blok returns to WhiteCaps in pitching duel

The Detroit Tigers have been moving Dutch pitcher Tom de Blok around lately. The Tigers want to convert the closer/ reliever into a starter and that’s why the 21-year old was sent down to A Short Season recently. But last night, after a solid outing of three innings with the Connecticut Tigers of the New… Continue reading De Blok returns to WhiteCaps in pitching duel

Dutch baseball · Dutch Hoofdklasse

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 11, day 3. A day full of surprises

On the third day of round eleven, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted De Glaskoning Twins, DSS hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers and Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW. Where in the previous two days, the results were rather predictable, today’s games had a somewhat surprising outcome. HCAW  11  –  6  Curaçao Neptunus In an exciting game in which the score went… Continue reading Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 11, day 3. A day full of surprises

Minor League affiliation news · Minor League Baseball

Rockies extend PDC with Isotopes

The Colorado Rockies have extended the player development contract with their AAA affiliate Albuquerque Isotopes with two more years. The current contract will expire in 2018 so the new deal will link the two through the 2020 season. The two clubs are in the third year of the cooperation that was signed in 2015. “The… Continue reading Rockies extend PDC with Isotopes

Dutch baseball · Dutch Hoofdklasse

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 11, day 2

On the second day of the eleventh round, L&D Amsterdam Pirates did not have much trouble with De Glaskoning Twins. Curaçao Neptunus had to work a bit harder to keep HCAW at bay and Hoofddorp Pioniers needed eight mercy rule innings to finish off DSS. L&D Amsterdam Pirates 12   –  1  De Glaskoning Twins A… Continue reading Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 11, day 2

Dutch baseball · Dutch Hoofdklasse

Breaking news: Urving Kemp suspended

Today, the press officer of Curaçao Neptunus released a press release about one of the players of the club. The KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) has informed the club Urving Kemp has been suspended for the time being. Urving is the younger brother of Neptunus’ infielder Dwayne Kemp. The press release stated that Urving… Continue reading Breaking news: Urving Kemp suspended

Dutch baseball · Uncategorized

Remarkable selection of Dutch team for World Port Tournament

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf posted an article on its website about the selection of team Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming World Port Tournament in Rotterdam.  The creation of the 24-man roster can be called remarkable, to put it mildly. This year the coaching staff will be led by Sydney de Jong. This is… Continue reading Remarkable selection of Dutch team for World Port Tournament

Dutch baseball · Dutch Hoofdklasse

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 11, day 1

On day one of round eleven Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW in a nail biter, De Glaskoning Twins was no match for L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Hoofddorp Pioniers was way too strong for DSS in Haarlem. HCAW  2  –  4  Curaçao Neptunus In a nerve wrecking game, Jim Ploeger of HCAW took a no-hitter into the… Continue reading Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 11, day 1