Aug
25

Two more pro debuts

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Triple-A Scranton (6-1 loss Buffalo
Brett Gardner: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 K, 1 CS, 1 E (throwing)
Eric Duncan: 0 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 K
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K- only 57 K in 128 games this year
Jose Cruz Jr., Angel Chavez, Kevin Thompson, Wil Nieves & Juan Francia: combined 0 for 16, 4 BB, 7 K – 3 of those K’s came courtesy of Crap Jr.
Raul Chavez: 2 for 4, 2 K
IPK: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K – took the loss after being outpitched by a former 18-game winner
The guy would should be in the bigs: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 16 of 22 pitches were strikes 
Jim Brower: 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Double-A Trenton (7-0 win over Binghampton
Reegie Corona: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Colin Curtis: 2 for 5, 2 K – 4 multi-hit games in his last 6 contests
Juan Miranda: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K – why, he’s in a little bit of a funk (4 for his last 34 with 10 K)
Mike Kinkade: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – musta taken Miranda’s awesome via osmosis (13 hits & 8 RBI in his last 7 games)
Cody Ehlers: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Matt Carson: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Chase Wright: 9 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 19-5 (!) GB/FB – his best start since this gem way back in April…one of those K’s came against this guy

High-A Tampa‘s game was suspended due to rain after the 4th inning. I’ll update the stats tomorrow when they’re scheduled to finish the game, but all you really need to know is that they housed this guy thanks to 2 Ajax triples, and the Greed God of Pitching had it workin’.

Low-A Charleston (10-7 win over Rome)
Hit Streak Hilligoss: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 BB – 154 hits, but only 32 walks this year
Seth Fortenberry: 3 for 4, 1 R, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB - breaks out of a 5 for 29 slump
Kevin Smith: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Josue Calzado: 2 for 5, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 2 K
Joe Muich & Tim O’Brien: combined 0 for 4, 2 BB, 5 K – O’Brien scored a run…Muich allowed a passed ball
Chevy Nova: 4 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 E (throwing)
Ferdin Tejeda: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Steven Artz: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K – that equals the number of hits he allowed in 14.1 IP coming into this game
Edgar Soto: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 0 K – walked the bases juiced, forcing in…
Jon Hovis: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K – 27 saves

Short Season Staten Island (6-3 loss to Lowell)
Justin Snyder: 0 for 4 – second straight game in which he didn’t reach base…obviously, he’s now a bust
Taylor Holiday & Braedyn Pruitt: both 1 for 4 - Christmas drove one in & committed a fielding error…Pruitt K’ed
Damon Sublett: 3 for 4, 1 R – somehow he’s quietly hitting .314-.418-.512-.930
David Williams & Matt Morris: both 0 for 4 – Williams K’ed once…Morris thrice
DJ Hollingsworth: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 HBP
Chris Raber & Frank Lonigro: both 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B – Raber K’ed twice & stole a base…Lonigro K’ed once
Adam O.: 4 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K – 77 baserunners & 29 ER in 51.1 IP
Phil Bartleski: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 0-4 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (11-8 win over GCL Indians)
Abe Almonte: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP - threw a runner out at second
Prilys Cuello: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 E (fielding) - .283-.357-.458-.815 not counting his 1 game cameo with Tampa
Zoilo Almonte: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 SB
Jesus Montero: 1 for 4, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 PB, 1 HBP - 18-12 K/BB in 33 games ratio is pretty darned good for a 17-yr old
Brad Suttle: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K – first hit as a pro
Austin Romine: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – DH’ed…doubled in his first AB…that’s a damn fine first game as a pro
Carmen Angelini: 0 for 1, 1 K – pinch-hit for Romine in the 6th after Romine tore his hammy & achilles tendon running the bases…kidding, I’m just kidding, he’s fine…but he really did PH for him the 6th, just to get in the game
Kelvin Castro: 2 for 3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 E (fielding)
Manny Barreda: 2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HB - 44-15 K/BB ratio in 39 IP
Wilkins DeLaRosa: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Link Saunders: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K – Zelda would be proud (please tell me RAB’s readership isn’t too young to remember Zelda)
Mike Hyde: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Mike R.

    Ok Mike. We really have to get that sense of humor of yours in check.

    Reference comedy is good. The Zelda and Silent Bob jokes are great.

    Play on words. Very Funny. Me so Horne is a classic.

    Writing about injuries just to state “Just Kidding” right after it is just plain mean. REAL mean. :(

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Okay fine, I’m sorry. Can’t promise it won’t happen again though. ;)

  • Mike R.

    Where do you see Montero and Romine fitting in next year? I would imagine that they would have to be at different levels in order to get them enough time behind the plate, so who goes above whom?

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      My best guess is Montero stays in Extended Spring to start next year before heading to SI in June. Romine’s ready for full-time duty in Charleston. Wish I could figure out where Chase Weems fit in all this.

  • Bill in Kuwait

    One hit in GCL does not make Romine ready for full duty at Charleston. I would suspect that Romine and Montero both stay in extended with one heading to SI and the other staying in the GCL. I also can’t figure where Weems fits. I guess instructs will tell a lot.