May
14

Down on the Farm

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Joba was named Florida State League pitcher of the week, but that’s not as cool as being part of a River Ave Blues Watch.  

Triple-A Scranton (9-1 win over Columbus)
Kevin Thompson: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Chris Basak: 3 for 5, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI – 8 doubles in last 9 games
Andy Phillips: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Bronson Sardinha: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Shelley Duncan: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K - 6 XBH in last 4 games…for the love of God, get him in the bigs before he cools off and this is all for naught!!!
Alberto Gonzalez: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP
Omir Santos: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1 PB
Chase Wright: 6.1 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Jim Brower: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP

Double-A Trenton had a scheduled off day.

High-A Tampa (8-0 loss to Dunedin)
Reegie Corona, Jose Tabata, Juan Miranda: all 1 for 4 – Miranda K’ed (surprise surprise)
Frankie Cervelli: 1 for 2, 1 BB
rest of lineup: 0 for 17, 4 K, 1 E (Kevin Russo, fielding)
Eric Hacker: 3 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HB – rushed  to High-A after missing all of 2004 & 2006 with arm trouble, and it shows…
Josh Schmidt: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Bryan Villalona: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 WP – bumped from the rotation by Joba (who else?)
Zach Kroenke: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Low-A Charleston (7-1 loss to Asheville)
Mitch Hilligoss: 3 for 4 – minor league leading 21 game hit streak…and counting
Austin Jackson: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 1 SB – 2 walks and no strikeouts? that’s impressive for Action Jackson
Seth Fortenberry, Chris Malec, Brian Baisley: all 1 for 4 – Fortenberry and Malec each K’ed once
Eduardo Nunez: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – SLG went from .282 to .316…
Ivan Nova: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K- just called up from Extended Spring, and don’t be fooled by this start, he’s legit…92-94 mph fastball, knockout changeup, and decent curve for the 20 yr old
Jon Hovis: .2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP
Chris Kunda: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 Er, 0 BB, 0 K, 0-3 GB/FB – second baseman by trade, and he never even threw a pitch while at Oregon State

David “nails in the coffin” Robertson hasn’t pitched in a game since May 6th…these injuries are getting frustrating…

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Mike R.

    What happen to the Nova kid? That line doesn’t seem to fit the pitches you’re describing. Bad defense? Unlucky?

  • http://riveravblues.com Mike A.

    Could have been anything really, bad D, bad luck, rust, etc. It was his first start out of Extended Spring after all…

  • jb

    Ohlendorf place on DL

    Ross Ohlendorf, the top pitching prospect acquired from Arizona for Randy Johnson, was placed on the Scranton disabled list with a strained lumbar spine. Ohlendorf is 1-3 with a 5.19 earned run average in seven starts.

    Editor’s Note: Edited for style. Seriously, learn HTML already, dude. RAB comments supports HTML.

  • Sx

    Moderated by River Ave. Blues. Not even close to on topic. Or partially related.