... as is The Iron Giant. So we'll all have to put our noggins together and conjure up an appropriate aka for Wilson.
Back in the saddle with, thankfully, a short slate of games.
AAA -- Tacoma 14, Fresno 4 -- Box
The Rainiers must have thought they were in Colorado Springs.
That was Maurer's first start since being pulled last week due to "lower back tightness." Looks like it was not a major issue, although it was the worst of his four "real" starts at AAA.
AA -- Tennessee 5, Jackson 1 -- Box
Choi Joy! But not a lot of other joy.
Short Season-A -- Everett 3, Hillsboro 2 -- Box
The debut of Austin WIlson ("Megatron at the Bat"). Nothing Megatronish Monday, but impressive: single and two walks.
D.J. Peterson also drew two walks. Cool.
Rookie -- Bluefield 4, Pulaski 2 -- Box
Strong outing on the mound for Jose Flores: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K.
Doesn't it wander in the North Cascades? Maybe one got lost and ended up in Everett.(with a $1.7mil bonus?)
I dubbed him "Megatron at the Bat" since he reminded me of Calvin Johnson if he were a baseball player.
But we're always open to alternatives. Not a top-down blog here. The floor is open ...
...nicknames for Wilson during his time with the Cardinal baseball team: Big Willy and Black Stealth. I kid you not. Kinda expect more from Stanfordites.
I'm no better. All I've got is Austin Powers-Wilson. Wouldn't have been appropriate during his college career, since they apparently frown on home runs at Palo Alto.
His nickname is "Chick".... Although that twitter account has not be 100% verified to be the M's Austin Wilson... ;)
Said as if it rhymes with Austin
Austin Powers is SO last century. Mike Myers stopped being funny a very long time ago by modern standards. :D
How about simply WILSON! (a.k.a. the volleyball)