This season has been a whirlwind!! We have learned so much, and are having a blast this season! Baseball will always have ups and downs sometimes more downs, but those can only make you stronger. The month of May was one of those. Jake really had a few bad outings, and was struggling mentally with the back and forth of bullpen to starting. The pitching coach pulled him in for a meeting, and ever since that Jake is a new pitcher. We are with a great group of people this year with Round Rock, and Jake has some amazing teammates who also have helped him through things. Most the team has been in big leagues some even for 10 years, another two world series champs, and now Manny Ramirez on our team (talk about cool!!?)
Jake is still back and forth from bullpen to starting because AAA is a revolving door with people getting called up (and down.) He has done so well with both roles especially in his last 7 outings 33 innings 2 R, 27 SO, 4 BB. So proud of him and how hard he is working!!! Phil 4:13 ! This is so awesome and getting the walks, and runs down! He has really stepped it up, and learning how to control the game as well as the team support plays amazing! They are a strong team and make unbelievable plays for Jake.
The best game was against NM and 9-10 batters Jake faced were big leaguers or spent a good amount of time total of 2,247 games, 190 homers, 302 steals. Talk about intimidating??!? Jake dominated!!! He struck out Matt Kemp 3 times, and retired 10 batters in a row. All of us were going nuts! We don't take any of this credit and know God is letting this happen for Jake! It has been an amazing ride and just to be in AAA is a huge accomplishment and honor!
A pretty crazy stat my girlfriend posted the other day about baseball.
Little League- 2 million players
High School- 455,000 (23% little league)
College- 25,000 players (5% high school)
Drafted- 1,500 players (0.6% college)
Major Leagues- 750 players
Okay that really makes you think we are playing a poker game her haha! Such a blessing where God has taken Jake in his journey in baseball, and who would have thought from maybe age 3 or younger Jake in a picture with a bat and ball would turn into a lifelong dream and career! I'm sure thousands of baseball games the Brigham family have sat at not only for Jake, but all his brothers including Ryan coaching Jake to them going through drafted process to now. The support Jake has received way before I even came around has gotten him to where and who he is today. It makes me smile and I know his parents too from blowing his arm out pretty much having Tommy John surgery in 2008 to 2013 so strong and healthy! We know we will have more downs and not great outings, but so thankful for the good ones recently! :)
my little wild child..this is just a small glimpse of my future she kicked moved twirled poked for 30 minutes!
|Shes a tid freaky looking, but sooo cute|
|whoa look at that belly!!|
|after! closet for a princess :)|
|after not done with drapes|
|mirror is from my wedding I refinished|