McAllister is McAwesome


Triple-A Scranton (8-5 win over Buffalo)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 4, 2 R, 2 BB
Bernie Castro: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 HBP
Nick Green: 0 for 6, 2 K, 1 E (throwing) – 0 for 9 since moving to the 3-hole
Juan Miranda & Chris Kunda: both 1 for 2, 1 2B – Miranda drove in 3, Kunda drove in 2 .. Miranda left the game in the 4th, so it looks like you can add another to the walking wounded
Jason Lane: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 SB – threw a runner out at home from LF
Eric Duncan: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI – .279-.426-.508 this year … don’t write him off yet
Eladio Rodriguez: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 K - fresh off his MVP season in the Israeli Baseball League
Dan Giese: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Billy Traber: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – faced 3 lefties … walked one, K’ed one, one reached on an error
Scott Patterson: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Heath Phillips: 0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP
Steven Jackson: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Jose Veras: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 2 K

Update: Chad Jennings reports that Miranda hurt his shoulder swinging the bat one pitch before he ripped a three run double. If only Posada’s bum shoulder worked like that.

Double-A Trenton (4-1 win over Connecticut) still no sign of Tabata…
Kevin Russo: 1 for 5, 1 K, 1 SB
Austin Jackson & Matt Carson: both 0 for 5 – Ajax K’ed twice … Carson scored a run & threw a runner out at second from RF
Colin Curtis: 2 for 5, 1 R
Cody Ehlers: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – 4 doubles & 3 homers in his last 7 games
PJ Pilittere: 2 for 4, 1 K - better than Chris Stewart? totally
Chase Wright: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 12-4 GB/FB – hey look, it’s Erik Bedard!
Mike Gardner: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa had a scheduled off day. That’s the only way to stop Edwar Gonzalez from racking up another extra base hit.

Low-A Charleston (6-3 win over Augusta)
Abe Almonte: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B
Justin Snyder: 0 for 4, 1 RBI – on-base only 11 times in his last 10 games after reaching base 29 times in his first 13 games
Jesus Montero: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 PB – 6 doubles and a homer in his last 8 games
Wady Rufino: 0 for 1 - left the game in the 4th inning … looks like yet another injury
Brandon Laird: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – a double, 2 homers and 6 RBI in his last 4 games
Walt Ibarra: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 E (throwing)
Zach McAllister: 8 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 E (throwing), 14-3 GB/FB – 1.13 ERA, 0.75 ERA, .177 BAA, 3.12 GB/FB this game
Jonathan Ortiz: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. Jamal G. says:

    Question about Jose Tabata, multiple game suspension or deep in the organizational doghouse?

    Also, how probable is it that Daniel McCutchen is promoted to Triple-A as Zach McCalister does the same and gets to Tampa, maybe even skip a level (highly unlikely I know) to take Danny MaCs rotation spot in Trenton.

    Ok seriously, I just mean a promotion to Scranton for Danny MaC and a promotion to Tampa for Zach Mac. End of this month for McCalister, 2-3 more starts for McCutchen?

  2. I’m not sure you’re kidding about PJ over Stewart…

  3. dan says:

    I forgot, what’s the reason behind the Wright/Bedard thing?

  4. Jamal G. says:

    Michael Schur on Costas NOW, ‘One of the points of our blog is to look at sports journalists and point out how they’re dumb’. Classic.

  5. Bruno says:

    How’s Cervelli rehab coming?


    if those rumors about tabata’s attitude and work ethic are true then it is time to trade his ass.

    • Charles says:

      Uhm, he’s still very young. I wouldn’t trade such a talent with loads of potential. I think he just needs some time. He’s clearly frustrated with his showing thus far.

      • A.D. says:

        Tabata is 19, there’s been older guys with attitude problems, that turned it around (See Carlos Beltran). If he has attitude problems, if his wrist is bothering or not a bit and such he’s probably upset he’s not wripping it up, and he’s immature and letting that out in the wrong way. Still a major talet that can be waited for.

  7. Charles says:

    Jose Veras has been pretty good eh?

  8. Chris says:

    I was poking around the other day, and saw that Eric Duncan is over a year younger than Brett Gardner or Juan Miranda… seems like he’s been around forever…

  9. ansky says:

    McAllister longest start for Riverdogs pitchers this season and Ortiz leading the SAL in saves. What a team!!

  10. Tripp says:

    I’ve seen Zach McCallister pitch twice and the best thing about him is the way he works inside on hitters. He pounds the inside and then throws away to get a bunch of weak ground outs.

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