Results tagged ‘ Mike Stanton ’

Photo of the Day – Mike Stanton

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Mike Stanton (Scott Jontes/Four Seam Images)

Mike Stanton went 3 for 5 and scored 2 runs in his Major League Debut for the Florida Marlins on Tuesday night. I shot this photo of Mike on Memorial Day of this year. I made it a point to drive to Jacksonville to see him play one more time. Glad I did!


Baseball America Picks the Florida State League Top 20 Prospects Part 2

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#9 Ike Davis of the St. Lucie Mets -Scott Jontes/

Here is the second half of my post featuring the top 20 prospects of the Florida State League picked by Baseball America. The above photo is Ike Davis of the St. Lucie Mets. This was the only game that I had the chance to see Davis before he was promoted to Double A.

Ben Revere.jpg#8 Ben Revere of the Ft. Myers Miracle -Scott Jontes/

I took this photo of Ben Revere in Daytona when the Miracle were in town to play the Cubs. I also had a chance to get some nice shots of Ben in the Florida State League All Star game in Fort Myers, Florida.

Starlin Castro.jpg#6 Starlin Castro of the Daytona Cubs -Scott Jontes /

I had a chance to get plenty of a good photos of Starlin while he was with Daytona. I took this shot at the last game that I saw him play in Daytona with the Cubs.

yonder alonso.jpg#4 Yonder Alonso of the Sarsota Reds -Scott Jontes/

This was the only time I had a chance to see Yonder Alonso. This shot was taken at a Sunday game in Daytona when the Reds were in town to face the Cubs.

Dominic Brown.jpg#3 Dominic Brown of the Clearwater Threashers -Scott Jontes/

  I had a few chances to see Dominic Brown this year and I am proud to say that this photo was used for his Florida State League Top Prospect Card.

Mike Stanton.jpg#1 Mike Stanton Scott Jontes/

I did not have a chance to see Mike when he was the Jupiter Hammerheads this season but I did catch a few games when he was with the Suns in Jacksonville.


Southern League Finials

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Brandon Guyer of the Tennessee Smokies is tagged out home by Logan Morrison of the Jacksonville Suns in Game 2 of the Southern League Finials in Jacksonville
on September 16, 2009  (Scott Jontes/

I was planning on posting these photos yesterday to try to catch up a little but I decided to first post the photos of Tyler Colvin who got his first Major League start for the Chicago Cubs yesterday instead. Last Wednesday I went back to Jacksonville to cover game 2 of the Southern League Finials between the Tennessee Smokies and the Jacksonville Suns. I got to Jacksonville with about 15 minutes before the game was due start and had a chance to say hello to some of the Cubs players that I have got to know in Daytona with the Cubs. It was really good to see some of the guys who I had not seen since the night Daytona won the Florida State League Championship last year.

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Starlin Castro of the Tennessee Smokies September 16, 2009 (Scott Jontes/

The game featured 2 lefties going head to head with Jacksonville having Graham Taylor on the mound and the Smokies had Jeremy Papelbon. Graham Taylor pitched six scoreless innings while only allowing four hits. Jeremy Papelbon went six innings while only giving up 2 hits until the sixth inning when he allowed 2 runs to score on four hits.

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Mike Stanton of the Jacksonville Suns (Scott Jontes/

Chirinos, Robinson_.jpgRobinson Chirinos of the Tennessee Smokies (Scott Jontes/

The game was won by the Suns 2-1 and they took a 2 game lead to Tennessee. The Smokies were able to win on Friday night with a game winning single in the bottom of the 9th by Starlin Castro. Saturday night the Suns went on to win the Southern League Championship with pitcher Ehil Villanueva helping out his effort by hitting a 3 run home run in the 4th. The Suns won the Championship for the second since 2005 and it was also the first year for the Suns affiliation with the Florida Marlins. Bryan Peterson of the Suns was named the MVP for the series.

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Bryan Peterson of the Suns was named MVP of the Southern League Finials
(Scott Jontes/