Charleston’s offense. ‘Nuff said.

Game 20: Pitching and offense wanted
Restacking the rotation

Triple-A Scranton (7-4 loss to Rochester)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 CS
Juan Miranda & Eric Duncan: both 1 for 3, 1 BB – Duncan scored a run, drove one in & K’ed
Cody Ransom: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 15, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 1 HBP – Bernie Castro & Jason Lane each drove a run in
Steven White: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 K
Sean Henn: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
Chris Britton: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-3 GB/FB – first runs allowed this year

Double-A Trenton (5-4 loss to New Britain in 12 innings, walk-off style)
Reegie Corona & Colin Curtis: both 1 for 4, 1 R, 2 BB – Corona K’ed & committed a throwing error … Curtis stole a base
Austin Jackson, Jose Tabata & Chris Malec: all 1 for 6, 1 K – Malec scored a run
Matt Carson: 2 for 6, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
PJ Pilittere: 4 for 6, 1 RBI
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 2, 1 K – left the game with a leg injury after running out a single in the 4th, no more info than that
Dan McCutchen: 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 10-7 GB/FB – 23 baserunners and 19 K in 24.2 IP
David Robertson: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 0-3 GB/FB – career ERA balloons to 0.93
Josh Schmidt: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 3-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (3-0 win over Clearwater)
Damon Sublett: 1 for 4, 1 BB
Eduardo Nunez, Kevin Smith & Josue Calzado: all 1 for 5 – Smith doubled in a run, K’ed & scored a run … Calzado drove in a run, K’ed & swiped a bad
Seth Fortenberry & Kyle Anson: both 1 for 3, 2 BB – Fortenberry swiped a bag, scored a run & K’ed
Edwar Gonzalez: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B – cooled down a bit after his torrid start
Braedyn Pruitt: 0 for 2, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K – .056-.150-.056 this year
Mike Dunn: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1-5 GB/FB – 8 baserunners & 13 K in his last 10 IP
Grant Duff: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Jon Hovis: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Low-A Charleston (11-7 win over Columbus)
Abe Almonte: 4 for 5, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI – 6 for his last 10 with 3 homers, a triple and 8 RBI
Austin Krum & Carmen Angelini: both 0 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K – Krum committed a fielding error … Angelini scored a run & committed both a fielding & throwing error
Justin Snyder: 2 for 5, 2 R
Jesus Montero:3 for 5, 1 R, 1 K – 9 multi-hit games in 17 contests this year
David Williams: 2 for 5, 1 R
Austin Romine: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI – 18 for his last 34 (.529) with 6 straight multi-hit games … i believe the term is “en fuego”
Wady Rufino: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Jairo Heredia: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 7-4 GB/FB – 22-7 K/BB ratio in 20.2 IP as an 18-yr old in a full season league
Craig Heyer: 2.1 IP, zeroes, 6-1 GB/FB – 19-6 GB/FB ratio this year
Gabe Medina: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Game 20: Pitching and offense wanted
Restacking the rotation
  • steve

    wow. charleston is effin’ ridiculous. its good to see they are keeping jesus in charleston all year (according to p abe) him and romine could be a hell of a 1-2 for catching prospects

    • Edwantsacracker

      I remember when I read a headline a couple weeks ago and it said Scranton does their best Charleston impression. I thought to myself, wow they must have really had a bad game cause Charleston Heston just died…

  • Manimal

    AA Trenton link doesnt work, you typed hhttp instead of http.

    • Mike A.

      Fixed, thanks.

  • CB

    McCutchen continues to impress. His overall career numbers and numbers at AA this year and last year are pretty eye opening.

    I’d like to see him in AAA. At 25, with his repertoire he seems pretty well rounded as a pitcher. Throws multiple pitches, good fastball and outstanding control.

    With the way things are going at the big league level and Horne’s injury, I’d like them to get McCutchen some time in AAA should they need another arm later in the year. I think McCutchen could help them in the bull pen this year, perhaps.

    I’m surprised and happy to see how Almonte is hitting for so much power. Given his frame size I didn’t expect him to drive the ball the way he is. Very good to see – if he hits for power he becomes a terrific prospect given his speed and ability to play an up the middle position.

  • Pettitte’s stare

    Is Dunn on a pitch count? What is his story?

    • Mike A.

      Yeah, for the most part everyone’s on a pitch count. Couldn’t tell you what it is though, sorry.

  • Matt K

    If Mccutchen keeps it up and isnt in triple A by june I will be upset. I dont see any of the AAA starters as serious big league players, except Horne maybe. I dont like the idea of moving Mccutchen to the pen either. I believe we have alot of depth in the Pen. Robertson, Melancon, Cox, Patterson, Edwar. Any one disagree? IPK, Phil and Moose have all been pretty bad we might need a starter sometime soon.

    Ive heard that moving Montero to 1st might be the plan in the future. But wouldnt you say having Romine and Jesus on the same team would have a bad effect on their catching devolpment. What about moving one up to High A and have them both be full time catchers if the plan is to keep them both behind the plate. On the other hand there is no rush they are both 18 or 19.

    • jscape2000

      Don’t forget Sanchez in the pen.

  • Jake T

    I’ve got a friend up here in Boston who works with Robertson for pitching lessons during the offseason. When he heard that I followed the Yankees minor league system, he asked me when Robertson might get called up (he’s eager to see him in action). I told him that i didn’t know. When do you think it may happen, I dont see what else he has to prove.

  • Ivan

    Jesus Montero is just plain sick. I can see it now. The Future AS game in Yankee Stadium and Jesus Montero at the plate then he hits a hr that was just absolutely obliverated.

  • Matt K

    David Robertson should make the move to AAA this year at some point, its only his 2nd year but his numbers are outstanding.

  • RichYF

    Was at the game today.

    Vech left after what looked like hitting the bag wrong. It was upper right leg/groin area. I think he’s fine. He walked off on his own.

    McCutchen looked pretty solid. He’s built like Hughes, and his stuff is pretty good. Robertson was dominant in his second inning of work, but almost lost the game in the 8th. Tabata and Jackson looked awful.

    Pretty solid game though.

  • E-ROC

    Fortenberry walked twice in one game?? Watch out! I wonder if he’s a late bloomer like Shelley Duncan.

  • mustang

    Dan McCutchen.. That’s my boy.
    Send him to AAA.
    Maybe MLB some spots maybe opening up soon.. LOL

  • mustang

    I love McCutchen nickname “Danimal”.

  • Rob

    You left out the best part for Heredia: 22k:7bb in 20.2 IP!

  • McLovin

    Abe Almonte.

    • Mike R.

      That switch to CF last season really made him click. It’s similar to the effect that the promotion to Tampa had on A-Jax.

  • felix the cat

    Not counting a guy who could’ve been on the team like Chase Weems if not blocked by Romine and Montero, The Riverdogs currently have 14 players that were either signed overslot in the draft (Angelini/romine/betances/holiday/krum/laird/Mcallister/wiliams and Suttle.

    Or were high profile Ifa’s (Ruffino/montero/ibarra/heredia and Almonte.

    im not sure if Obly or snyder were overslotees BUT seeing teams like this is something that we should get used to.


    1-New Stadium increased revenues.
    2- Higher emphasis on BPA and high end IFA’s
    3- Paitience and a plan to actually develop these kids the RIGHT way.

  • McLovin

    Clearly Almonte can hit, but how is he in the field?

    • Brandon

      Abe has been mashing the ball the last few games, this kid is a 5 tool prospect, was converted from 2B to CF, has serious jets and is a bit raw in the OF, a flare for the dramatic but he is raw. I have a friend that was at the game today and he said he bombed the first HR, his 2nd was a frozen rope HR but the kid is turning into a dangerous leadoff man/RISP threat.

  • RollignWave

    Can we call up Jesus to replace Giambi? ;) j/k

    what’s the book on Edwar Gonzalez again?

    • Brandon

      no way, infact Cashman already said Jesus will be in A ball for the whole year, they are dead set on him becoming the next great catcher. Gonzalez is 25 yrs. old a hot and cold the guy who is nearing Kevin Thompsom status another words he better be hitting, but the guy that disappoints me is Josue Calzado he should have been way better than he is right now, he is nearing the bust category. Calzado has the Clemente arm but his bat really frustrates me. .104/.204/.180 <—- somebody tell this kid seriously if he wants to be an ML player wake up or he’s going to be a never was.