Thomas was leading the IL in hitting (as Nick Green was when he was called up) with a .358 average; he had a few walks, if not as much as you’d like (.416 OBP) and pretty decent doubles power (.535 SLG though only 4 homers).
Thomas is a lefthanded hitting and throwing outfielder, listed at 6-feet even, 190 pounds, and was so obscure coming into this season — even though he’d hit .324 last year in Greenville — that our bio doesn’t have a picture or comment on him. He didn’t make the Top 50 list either. (Props to Flo, who had him 29th.) He’s already 26, so his future isn’t all that bright, but he could be a fourth outfielder for some time and almost certainly would outhit Wise.
I don’t know who’s going down. Wise could go on the DL, or Chipper or Andruw. Maybe they’ll finally go to 11 pitchers and let Cruz stretch out his arm in Richmond. Maybe they’ve already thrown in the towel and Drew is headed to the Yankees or Dodgers or Cubs or someone. Hopefully, this just marks the end of the Mike Hessman Era.
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From the Gameday “bench,” it appears that Wise has either been disabled or sent down. My guess is disabled.
Huh. Sportsline has a six-man bench including both Wise and Thomas.
CT just sat down next to Hessman (unfotunamente)….