Bring on the Canucks

Hey Emeralds fans! I hope everyone has been enjoying their free time while the team has been away from Eugene. On this current road trip the Emeralds are 1-4 having dropped all those games to the hot Tri-City Dust Devils. With the first half winding down the Emeralds are a few games short at clinching a playoff spot. The team bats have cooled off a little bit since losing 2B Cory Spangenberg to the Ft. Wayne Tin Caps. We are still in first place at 22-8 and 3 games up on the Vancouver Canadians. The Ems travel to Canada today to take on our rivals from the North in a 3 game set and return home on Thursday to finish up the final 3 season series games verse the Canadians. This week is huge for Ems baseball and our playoff hopes so make sure to come out and support your Eugene Emeralds. Have a great Monday and an Em-azing week.

-MiLo

Finally A Day Off!

Hey everyone hope you had an amazing weekend. the Emeralds won 4 of the 5 games against the Yakima Bears. Yesterday the team finally got a day off…and what did they do? WHITE WATER RAFTING! 11 of the players joined the front office staff to raft down the McKenzie River. It might not have been the hottest day to be out on the water but we all had the gear to keep us warm- boots, jackets, and pants. We were broken up into four different groups; 2 had staff while the other 2 had the players. Luckily, everyone survived and no one got thrown in the water. Some of the other players took a trip up to Portland to check out the Nike campus. The boys are 21-4 and left today for Tri-City and Vancuover. They will be back next Thursday to take on the Vancouver Canadians. Also, today the Ems are featured on Groupon! http://www.groupon.com/eugene/?post_subscribe=true

All Faith Day

During Sunday’s game the local churchs joined us at the ballpark to help celebrate All Faith Day put on by Northwest Christian University. The Ems took the win 8-1 during the hottest days of the year! Mike Gallic went 2-3 while Minyety went 2-4. After the game Ems own Kyle Gaedele was a part of the All Faith Day panel where he talked about his faith journey. Today marks the last game of an 8 homestand! WE MADE IT! Today Donavan Tate, Luis De La Cruz, and Chris Wilkes are going on a player appearance at Alton Baker Park where they will be playing wiffle ball with the group Active and Aging. Make sure to join us at 7:05pm at PK Park!

Winning!

Hey Ems fans!!! I hope everyone had fun at last night’s game. We had a couple of bachelor parties in the house and they were a little rowdy to say the least. We opened up our 5 game series verses the Yakima Bears and got back to our winning ways beating the Arizona Diamondbacks affiliate 6-2. We bumped up our record to 18-3 on the season and our looking to increase that over the next 4 games.

On another note John Barbato had a great outing and recorded his first win of the season. Cory Spangenberg continued his hot hitting going 3-4 with 2 walks but the star of the game had to be Lee Orr. Orr hit his 4th homerun of the season going 2-4 with 3 RBI in the game.

It’s a great time to be an Emeralds fans and I really encourage everyone who hasn’t been out to a game to come check out your local team. Great players, with a great stadium, with a great atmosphere, equal great times to be had. Remember tonight we have our Friday Firework show after the game so come on out to PK Park and see the greatest show on turf! Have a great weekend everyone!

-Milo

We’re going Streaking!

Hey Ems fans! I hope everyone was able to make it out to the Verizon Wireless buy out night. We were able to fill up the whole park with over 4500 fans and sold out for the 2nd consecutive night. I have to say that last night was better than awesome! It was tubular. Not only did the Ems win, but also we set the overall Northwest League Record for most wins consecutively at 14. The Ems continued their excellent hitting with homers from Lee Orr and Jose Dore. Orr’s happened to be a grand slam, which was the first for any Emerald player this season.

It’s been awesome getting to know all the players and coaches this year. They are a fun group of guys and have been more than willing to meet with the fans and media. For example today, OF Donavan Tate was at the park a couple hours before the rest of the team showed up, getting ready to put in some extra work when some fans touring the ball park wanted to get some of their baseballs signed. Donavan was more than willing to hang out and lend the group his John Hancock. Now that is what Emeralds baseball is all about. I think little things like this are what makes Ems baseball and this team special.

Tonight we finish up our series against the Vancouver Canadians and yet again we are going for another sweep. I hope everyone is able to make it out to the park and hopefully be a part of the magical start to the 2011 season. I have to roll though and get ready for the game. Have an Emazing day!

-Milo

Is it 13 straight wins with 16 total wins?

The Eugene Emeralds won AGAIN last night. The are tied for most consecutive wins with the Rogue Valley 1969 team and the 1973 Walla Walla team. Last night there were almost 5,000 fans and the firework show..lets just say it was the best firework show in Eugene hands down! Lee Orr hit his second homer of the season which brought in 3 runs. The fans were in full swing at PK last night and we expect the same tonight! It’s a beautiful day at the ballpark and for tonight’s game Verizon Wireless has bought out the whole stadium…FREE TICKETS FOR EVERYONE! ..if you stop by a Verizon store and pick up a voucher. Its a huge game for the Emeralds as they take on the Vancouver Canadians for the 5th time this year.

Happy B-day America!!!

Happy 4th of July Emeralds fans! I hope everyone has been enjoying America’s birthday weekend with friends and family. I just got into the office and we are so excited for this upcoming home stand. We have 8 straight days of EMazing baseball starting tonight against the Vancouver Canadians. The Ems are currently on a 12 game winning streak and are 4 games up in the West division. They are making history here at PK Park with a record of 15-2, they are off to their best start in franchise history. If you haven’t been to a game I highly recommend you come out. You are definitely missing something special. These guys can really do it all. In yesterdays game they came back and won in 12 innings after being down 2 runs in the top of the 9th. They win in every fashion and are truly the greatest show on turf. Anyways, I gotta jet. The ticket office is crazy and there is a bunch of work still to do before the game and fireworks. Happy birthday America! And Happy 4th of July to everyone. God Bless AMERICA!!!
-Milo

PS: If you’re coming to the game tonight I suggest you come at 6 pm when gates open. Tonight’s game is sold out.