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Monday, May 28, 2012

This Lancaster Barnstormer Used to be a Farmstro

I think I accidentally went through a Farmstros Time Tunnel last night while I was driving on Highway 6 Sunday to watch Drew Locke and the Sugar Land Skeeters for the first time.
 
The pitcher for the Skeeters' opponent last night, the Lancaster Barnstormers, was John Halama.  Halama started his professional career in the Astros' organization.  Before being traded to Seattle in the 1998 Randy Johnson, Halama was drafted by Houston in 1994, made stops in Auburn, Quad Cities, Jackson and New Orleans and made six starts for the Astros.
 
Halama and his 56 big league wins were last in the majors with Baltimore in 2006.  He also made stops in Oakland, Tampa Bay, Washington and Boston.
 
He has split each of the last five seasons between the Atlantic League and various affiliated teams.  He pitched eight innings Sunday in his seventh start of 2012.  He allowed only four hits and two runs, lowering his season ERA to 2.22, which is 4th best in the Atlantic League. 

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