Yankeebiscuitfan’s Dutchblog interviews Roger Bernadina

Roger Bernadia former outfielder of the Washington Nationals and now playing for the Albuquerque Isotopes of the Colorado Rockies organization was prepared to do an interview with me for this blog. First of all I would like to thank Roger for the fact that he has taken the time to answer my questions. Because of …

Dutchies on play off course?

After the post about the Montgomery Biscuits being on play off course, I wondered if any of the Dutchies playing in US baseball is on play off course as well. I will only write about the teams in contention. A team like Roger Bernadina's Albuquerque Isotopes is going nowhere this season, so it doesn't really …

Dutch Hoofdklasse Runner Up competition: Saturday, August 22

In the Runner Up competition the following games were scheduled: Mampaey the Hawks @ Pronto DSS and HCAW @ UVV. One game would turn out in another pitching duel. Mampaey the Hawks @ Pronto DSS. 3 - 7 As Mampaey the Hawks took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning when Julian …

Dutch Hoofdklasse Play Offs, Saturday August 22: No-hit bid spoiled

Today the following games were scheduled in the Play Offs:  Vaessen Pioniers @ Curacao Neptunus and Corendon Kinheim @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates.  Two exciting games . One in which both teams were almost each other’s match and another in which a no-hit bid was spoiled late in the game. Vaessen Pioniers @ Curacao Neptunus  1 …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: New York Mets

In "Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization" another short one this time. I will pay attention to the: Number of Dutchies: 1 Nelmerson Angela: Nelmerson is the sole Dutchie who is playing in the Mets organization. The 17-year old is a left handed pitcher who made his first strides in professional baseball this year. …

Biscuits baseball: Biscuits on play off course?

The Montgomery Biscuits had a so-so first half of the season in which they ended third in the Southern League North with a 34-34 record. But since the last weeks the Biscuits are surging. Their current record is 32-20 with sixteen games to go. Their main competitor are the Birmingham Barons, who are in second placce, …

Dutch Hoofdklasse Runner Up Competion: Thursday August 20

A major upset tonight in Utrecht. Next to the game between HCAW and UVV the game between Mampaey the Hawks and Pronto DSS was scheduled. HCAW @ UVV  9 - 5 Two innings long the game was scoreless, but in the top of the third HCAW caught fire all of a sudden.  With Emersson Paula …

Dutch Hoofdklasse Play Offs: Thursday August 20. A couple of surprises

A night full of surprises not only in the play offs but also in the Runner Up competition. Tonight the following games in the Play Offs of the Hoofdklasse were scheduled: Vaessen Pioniers @ Curacao Neptunus and Corendon Kinheim @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates. Vaessen Pioniers @ Curacao Neptunus  6 - 3 Vaessen Pioniers that is …

Bonn Capitals joins Euro League Baseball

Yesterday the Euro League Baseball expanded with the Bonn Capitals as the tenth member. When League president Wim van den Hurk, father of former MLB player and current NPB star Rick van den Hurk, visited the Capitals in July, the club showed some serious interest already. In addition Haar Disciples became Aspirant Member of EAPB which …

US Ambassador will try to get MLB games to the Netherlands

Timothy Broas, the Uniteds States ambassador in the Netherlands, will be backing the efforts to get MLB games to the Netherlands. He said that last Monday during a reception that was organized for the occasion of the MLB Elite Camp for European baseball talents in Hoofddorp (about 15 km South of Amsterdam) at the US …

Rosters of the Dutch All Star Game presented

Yesterday the rosters of the Dutch All Star game were announced. There is a slight change regarding to previous years with the forming of the teams. In the previous years you had a North team and a South team. North mainly cointaining players form L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Corendon Kinheim, Vaessen Pioniers and HCAW. The South …

Another promotion, but this time involving a Dutchie.

Dutch national team player Kalian Sams is a speedy guy. For his current team, the Quebec Capitales, he has stolen 30 bases so far. Since Minor League baseball is all about promotions, the Capitales thought it was a nice idea to lure fans to the stadium with a speed race between Kalian Sams and a …

Dutch Hoofdklasse Runner up competition: Tuesday August 18

My appologies for the delay, but internet was down yesterday, so I couldn't post. Yesterday's  game between Pronto DSS and HCAW was rained out on Sunday and on Monday. It was one of those close games in which runs didn't come cheap. HCAW took a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Max Clarijs singled, Emersson …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Minnesota Twins

Today in "Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization:              Number of Dutchies: 3 Matz Schütte: Matz signed a contract with the Minnesota Twins in September 2014. The tall pitcher who was born in Almere, came to Dutch Hoofdklasse club HCAW through his home town Almere '90 and baseball academy Scimitars. …

Into the limelight: Kenny van den Branden

Kenny van den Branden is a right handed pitcher from Belgium, who is playing in the Dutch Hoofdklasse for the Rotterdam based Curacao Neptunus. Kenny is also playing for the national team of Belgium. Kenny played for the Borgerhout Squirrels (current Belgian champion) and for his hometown Hoboken Pioneers (Belgian champs in 2009, 2010, 2011 …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Milwaukee Brewers

Another shorty in the series "Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization". This time I will write about:             Number of Dutchies: 1 Milan Post: Dutch born Milan Post signed a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers in January 2014. Born in Diemen a community Southeast of Amsterdam, he played at …

What to think of Luis Severino?

After three starts, I'd like to take a look at Luis Severino. The Yankee prospect was called up early August and debuted with the Yankees on August 5. Through the years the Yankees had several prospects that were hyped in the media and who did not live up the expectations: Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain …

Hoofdklasse Runner up competition: Sunday August 16

On day three of the first round of the runner up competition, two games were scheduled, but the game between HCAW and Pronto DSS was cancelled and will be played tomorrow night at 7.30 PM (19.30). So the only game that was played today was: UVV @ Mampaey the Hawks  8 - 0 With two …