Trembley & those corner infielders
Manager Dave Trembley said prior to the game that he was happy with the way Garrett Atkins and Miguel Tejada were taking to their respective spots at first and third base.
“I continue to believe both of them will grow and improve as they gain more game experience,” Trembley said. “Plus, they’re not going to get bounced back and forth. Atkins will play first base, Tejada wil play third. I think they will continue to improve.”
Sunday afternoon, they pair furthered that proof. Atkins –who doubled in his first at-bat — has been errorless on the day, while Tejada continues to look like a veteran at third. He did a nice spin move on his glove side to get Yamaico Navarro for the first out of the second inning, and also caught a pop-up in for the second out.
“This is the first day since the first day of camp Tejada didn’t have early work [with infield coach Juan Samuel],” Trembley said. “We gave him Sunday off. They’ve spent a lot of time at that field at 8:30 every morning. I’m happy with that.”