Hoofdklasse 2018, Round 1, day 1

Finally, after a long winter and a preseason in which the weather did not always cooperate, the Dutch hoofdklasse season will be underway.  On the very first day (night) of the season, Storks from The Hague headed to De Glaskoning Twins, Curaçao Neptunus hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers, L&D Amsterdam headed to neighboring Haarlem to face DSS and CitySide …

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Van den Hurk highly ineffective today

In today's 12-6 loss, Rick van den Hurk had an enormous off day. The tall Dutch pitcher was responsible for a big chunk of the runs the Seibu Lions scored. After Rick worked his way through the first two innings without giving up a run, things went wrong in the third frame as he gave …

Hendrik Clementina leads Dragons to win

In a see-saw affair, the Dayton Dragons rallied in the final two innings to get a comeback from behind win in the Midwest League matchup against the Fort Wayne TinCaps. Curaçaoan Hendrik Clementina played a huge part in this 9-5 win. Serving as a DH, Hendrik went 3 for 4 with a double and three RBI. …

Dutchies around the World 2018, part 2

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the World 2018, we pay attention to Xander Bogaerts, Chadwick Tromp, Tom de Blok, Eugene Helder and Rick van den Hurk.  MLB Before getting on the 10-day DL, Xander Bogaerts was red hot. In nine games he hit a whopping .368 with seven doubles and two home runs. …

New additions prove their value for De Glaskoning Twins

Last night, De Glaskoning Twins played its final exhibition game but one. On the diamond of what will be their home field for Thursday night games, the home of Gryphons in Rosmalen (about 35 km East from Oosterhout), the team took on CitySide Appartments Quick Amersfoort. CitySide Appartments Quick Amersfoort took a 4-1 lead but …

Rangers’ injury bug also hits Jurickson Profar

In a freak accident, Rangers utility player Jurickson Profar got injured yesterday. Even though Profar will be re-evaluated on Tuesday, it is believed he is suffering from a concussion. In this link, the accident can be seen. During the bottom of the second inning of the game vs the Tampa Bay Rays, Profar collided with …

Sharlon Schoop back at AAA

Sharlon Schoop is back with the Norfolk Tides. The Curaçaoan infielder was placed on the roster of the Aberdeen IronBirds at the start of the Minor League season.  After he was added to the Tides roster, Sharlon was put in the lineup immediately. In the 7-3 loss vs the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia Phillies), Sharlon …

Van den Hurk clinches first win of 2018

After losing his first start of the season due to lack of run support, Dutch RHP Rick van den Hurk bounced back by pitching six quality innings for his first win of the season as the Softbank Hawks beat the Nippon Ham Fighters 8-5. In the game vs the Nippon Ham Fighters, Rick got plenty …

Tom De Blok tabbed with loss in A-Advanced debut

Last night, Dutch RHP Tom de Blok made his A-Advanced debut in the Florida State League. It was one he won't fondly remember. Tom lasted only three innings in which he gave up four runs, of which three were earned, as the Lakeland Flying Tigers lost to the Bradenton Marauders 7-3. Tom started the game …

Dutchies on Minor League Opening Day rosters

You may have noticed that the Minor League season started yesterday. I have been roaming the internet to find out where players of the Dutch kingdom would be placed. Here is an overview of those players. A lot of players from the Dutch Kingdom, are playing in the Minor Leagues. Some did not get playing time …

Nationals send Carter Kieboom up to A Advanced

Despite being hit by the injury bug, Carter Kieboom had a splendid season in 2017. Even this good that the Washington Nationals decided to move him up one level to the A Advanced Potomac Nationals. Carter got injured on May 13 and it took him until August 15 to return on the roster of the …

Van den Hurk loses first 2018 start due to lack of run support

In his first start of the 2018 NPB season, Rick van den Hurk pitched a good game. Nevertheless, he took the loss as he did not get enough run support from his teammates as the Softbank Hawks fell 2-1 against the Saitama Seibu Lions. In the first inning, the Dutch righthander already gave up a …

Reds promote Hendrik Clementina

Hendrik Clementina has been promoted to A Full Season Dayton Dragons by the Cincinnati Reds. Last season he played at A Short Season with the Billings Mustangs. The 20-year old catcher will play his fifth season in 2018. Curaçao native Clementina made his first steps with the Dodgers in the Dominican Summer League. After two …

Shawn Zarraga released by Dodgers

Shawn Zarraga has to look for a new club. At the end of Spring Training, on March 30, the Dodgers acquired catcher Cael Brockmeyer, who was released by the Cubs. In order to make room for him, the club from Los Angeles released Shawn Zarraga. After the 29-year old Aruban signed a minor league contract …

Chris Pieters moves up one level

Another player from the Dutch kingdom has earned a promotion. Last season, Chris Pieters played with the South Bend Cubs in the Midwest League. Today the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (A-Advanced Carolina League) announced its Opening Day Roster on which Chris is mentioned. Chris is also moving fast through the Cubs' minor league system. The 23-year …

Sicnarf Loopstok to start 2018 at AA

Sicnarf Loopstok, the player who won the MiLB moniker madness once, will start the 2018 season at a higher level than the previous season. The Cleveland Indians sent him to the AA Akron RubberDucks. Last season, Sicnarf (Francis reversed) played at A-Advanced level with the Lynchburg Hillcats. The 24-year old Aruban was used as a …

Another Dutchie promoted to higher level

The last couple of days, you could read here about players from the Dutch Kingdom who were promoted to a higher level in Minor League Baseball. This is another post like that. This time Zander Wiel has been promoted from A Advanced to AA. On Instagram, I bumped into this post where Zander was shown …