Baysox Manager Dave Trembley and pitching coach Larry McCall called for pitcher Daniel Cabrera to throw his two-seam fastball to induce a double play and get out of a jam yesterday, but Cabrera couldn't hear them. He was at Yankee Stadium starting for the Baltimore Orioles. The Bowie coaches watched on the TV in Trembley's Prince George's County Stadium office.
Sure enough, however, Cabrera threw the pitch and got the Yankees to ground into an inning-ending double play.
Cabrera is no stranger to the Bowie coaches. He began the year as their No. 3 pitcher -- behind John Maine and Denny Bautista. He was called up to the Orioles in mid-May and is 3-1 with a 3.90 ERA. Yesterday, he pitched six innings and gave up two runs against the Yankees, but did not figure in a 5-2 loss.
Cabrera had a 2.63 ERA, with 35 strikeouts in 271/3 innings with Class AA Bowie.
John Parrish and Eddy Rodriguez were warming up behind Cabrera. Both pitched for the Baysox last year.
"Cabrera was hot when he left here," Trembley said. "That's great to see Rodriguez and Parrish warming up in the bullpen at Yankee Stadium. A year ago, they were warming up in the bullpen in Akron."
* REED, KINGSALE ON TEAR: A couple of Bowie hitters have gotten hot lately. Outfielder Keith Reed entered Bowie's game yesterday batting a team-high .363 and Eugene Kingsale came from Class AAA Portland, an affiliate of the Padres, on May 24. He was 12 for 25 with Bowie entering last night.
"Keith really wanted to make the AAA team, but he got hurt and he didn't play at all in the spring," Trembley said. "He didn't come to us until the first of May. He's just played very good baseball."
Said Reed: "I have become more patient, I am not swinging at curveballs in the dirt anymore. I'm comfortable and confident. It's my third year here, and I think I am used to the pitching." . . .
Trembley said he followed the NCAA lacrosse playoffs because the top two players in the title game were from his home town. Syracuse's Michael Powell and Navy's Ian Dingman, like Trembley, are from Carthage, N.Y., near Canada.