Expos Watch 2003

Courtesy of KATU.com Since Major League Baseball President Bob DuPuy was again quoted as stating that MLB is trying to move the Montreal Expos as soon as possible -- and Portland is one of the two leading geographic areas for the relocation -- meaning the Expos might "Play Ball" in Portland as soon as next season, we want to make sure and do everything we can to start supporting our potential home team... so we bring you the Expos Watch.

NW Interleague Rivalry
2003 Expos vs Mariners
Safeco Field ~ Seattle, WA.
· June 10th (W 7-3)
· June 11th (W 3-1)
· June 12th (L 1-0)

Beavers vs Trappers
(Montreal AAA team)

PGE Park ~ Portland, OR.
· Fri. July 4th 6:05 PM
· Sat. July 5th 7:05 PM
· Sun. July 6th 2:05 PM
· Tues. August 19th 7:05 PM
· Wed. August 20th 7:05 PM
· Thurs. August 21st 7:05 PM
· Fri. August 22nd 7:05 PM
· Sat. August 23rd 7:05 PM

(All Times PDT)

Expos Links
Montreal Expos Official Website
Edmonton Trappers (AAA)
Harrisburg Senators (AA)
Brevard County Manatees (A)
Savannah Sand Gnats (A)
Vermont Expos (A)
Gulf Coast Expos (R)

Expos Factoid
Four Expos have hit of the cycle in franchise history:

Tom Foli (2/2/1976)
Chris Speier (7/20/1978)
Tim Raines (8/16/1987)
Rondell White (6/11/1995)
Current Standings
National League - East

CURRENT SERIES: @ Toronto Blue Jays (3 Games)
UPCOMING SERIES: @ New York Mets (3 Games)

Click here to follow along and discuss the 2003 Expos.

Hot or Not?
For the Pirates series
Who's Hot
Brad Wilkerson
5-12 .416BA, 2R, 5RBI, Double, Triple, HR, Hit for 5th cycle in Expos history.

Great series come in Cycles for this guy...
Who's Not
Wil Cordero
1-7 .142BA, 2BB, K, Double

Cordero: Becoming the 1B version of Tatis...
Expos Player Profile
Javier Vazquez
Coming off a stellar 2001 season in which he went 9-2 with a 1.60 ERA after the All-Star break, Javy was a workhorse for the Expos last season, as he finished fourth in the National League in innings pitched (230.1) and ninth in strikeouts (179). Additionally, he led the Expos in starts (34) and was one of the four hurlers on the team with double-digit wins (10). A fourth-round pick of the Expos in the 1994 draft, Javy already has five major-league seasons under his belt. He made his debut with Montreal in 1998, despite pitching just six games above Single-A, after going 24-6 in his two previous seasons. After winning just five games in his rookie year, Javy has posted 46 wins over the last four seasons.

An established veteran with nearly 1,000 innings pitched in the majors, the 26-year old has an impressive array of pitches. He features a low-90's fastball, and is very effective changing speeds, with two breaking balls and a changeup. Javy has excellent control of his pitches and further helps himself by being both a good fielder and a surprisingly good hitter for a pitcher.