Scranton gets no-hit* in Game 1

A musing on the new Stadium
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Got a special treat for you tonight. Loyal reader Giselle was watching the Double-A Trenton game on TV up where she lives in Massachusetts (they were playing the Red Sox’s Double-A affiliate), and she offered write-up the Trenton game and add some of her observations.

Check it out and let her know what you think in the comments. Be gentle, it’s her first time.

8-1 win over Portland. 10 hitters came to the plate in the 6th and scored 5 runs off of 6 hits (4 doubles).
Reegie Corona and PJ Pilittere: Both 0 for 4, each K’d once. Corona grounded into a dp.
Ramiro Pena: 2 for 5, 3 K’s 1 RBI, scored a run. Caught stealing and was given an error on an Uggla-like bad hop.
Austin Jackson: 4 for 4 walk, 2 doubles, rbi, 2 runs scored. Kept his perfect OBP intact after being down 0-2 in the 9th w/ 2 outs.
Chris Malec: 3 for 5, double, rbi, 2 runs scored.
Colin Curtis: 2 for 4, doubled, 2 rbi, scored a run. Threw a runner out at 2nd. (he got the force out at second cause the runner didnt know the ball was gonna drop. whats that scored as? stupidity?) [Note by Mike: Yes, the official scoring is SR, or "stupid runner"]
Edwar Gonzalez: 0-3 with a walk, a rbi, and a run scored. Threw a runner out at 2nd.
James Cooper: 2 for 4, K’d once and scored a run. Infield hit in the 8th.
Walter Ibarra: 1 for 3 with a walk, rbi, and a run scored. Couldn’t bunt a runner over to third, ended up doubling him home to score the first run.
Chase Wright: 5.1 IP 5H 1R 1 ER 1BB 6K, 4-5 GB-FO ratio.
Jose Valdez: 0.2 IP 1K zeroes.
Zachary Kroenke: 1 IP 1H 0R 0BB 1K
Anthony Claggett: 1 IP 1H 0R 2BB 2K. Pitched himself into and out of trouble.
Oneli Perez: 1 IP 3K. Three up, three down.

Triple-A Scranton
Game 1
(2-0 loss to Lehigh Valley) this was the completion of their July 3rd game that was suspended due to rain
Justin Christian: 1 for 1 – picked off first … started the original game, but he’s in the bigs now so he was replaced in the lineup by Greg Porter
Greg Porter, Jason Lane, Cody Ransom, Eric Duncan, Chris Stewart & Nick Green: all 0 for 3, 2 K
Matt Carson: 0 for 4
JD Closser: 1 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K – both he & J-Chrizzle picked up their hits before the game was suspended, so Scranton was no-hit tonight
IPK: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 5-1 GB/FB – started the game before the rains came
Brian Bruney: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K – he’s not far off now
Al Aceves: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K – 35 of 48 pitches were strikes (72.9%)
Game 2 (6-5 win over Lehigh Valley in 7 innings)
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 E (throwing) – 10 for his last 50
Eric Duncan: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 3 K – 6 hits in his last 4 games
Matt Carson: 0 for 4 – tough day
Juan Miranda: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K – 15 for his last 37 (.405)
Cody Ransom: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Ben Broussard: 1 for 4, 1 R
JD Closser: 3 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – had been 1 for his previous 17
Dan McCutchen: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 4-5 GB/FB – 55 of 81 pitches were strikes (67.9%)
Heath Phillips: 0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K – comes in, faces 1 batter, gives up a solo jack
Steven Jackson: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 2 K – 7 of 9 pitches were strikes
Scott Strickland: 1 IP, zeroes

High-A Tampa‘s was suspended due to rain with one out in the top of the second. They’re going to finish this one up tomorrow as part of a doubleheader, so I’m going to update the stats then.

Low-A Charleston (7-5 win over Kannapolis in 11 innings)
Abe Almonte, Jesus Montero & Prilys Cuello: both 1 for 5 – Almonte drew a walk, scored a run & K’ed … Montero doubled & K’ed twice … Cuello scored a run, drove one in & K’ed thrice
Bradley Suttle: 2 for 6, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 K – 5th straight mutli-hit game … 4th straight game with an XBH … 4th straight game with at least 2 RBI … his OPS is approaching .900
Austin Romine: 0 for 5, 1 BB, 1 K
Brandon Laird: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 1 K –
Justin Snyder: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Carmen Angelini: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Austin Krum: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Lance Pendleton: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 2 WP, 6-4 GB/FB
Jesse Hoover: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K – having a nice first full year back from all those injuries
Chase Vacek: 2 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 3-0 GB/FB – that’s ownage
Ryan Zink: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Short Season Staten Island (4-2 loss to Batavia)
Ray Kruml: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 SB, 1 CS, 1 HBP – hitting .341-.423-.376 out of the leadoff spot
David Adams: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 1 K
Brian Baisley, Taylor Grote & Addison Maruszack: all 1 for 3 - Baisley drove in a run & was hit by a pitch … Grote scored a run & K’ed … Maruszack K’ed & committed a throwing error
Jack Rye & Mike Lyon: both 0 for 4 – Lyon K’ed thrice
Braedyn Pruitt: 1 for 4 – 7 for his last 24 (.292) after starting the year 25 for 142 (.176)
Mitch Abeita: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing)
David Phelps: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 4-3 GB/FB
Nick Asselin: 2.1 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 4-0 GB/FB
Josue Selenes: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0-3 GB/FB
Dan Kapala: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Rookie GCL Yanks (8-5 win over GCL Phils)
Jose Pirela: 0 for 5, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 E (throwing)
Corban Joseph: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB – 13 for his last 38 (.342) with 7 doubles & a triple
Mike Jones, Chad Gross & Zoilo Almonte: all 1 for 5 – Jones K’ed thrice & was picked off first … Gross doubled, drove in 2, K’ed 4 freaking times & threw a runner out at second from LF … Almonte drove in a run & K’ed
Jimmy Paredes: 1 for 4, 1 R, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1 E (throwing)
Chase Weems: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB – congrats on the first career homer
Neall French: 2 for 2, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP
Chris Smith: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP
Dicky Marquez: 5.1 Ip, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 5-8 GB/FB
Ronny Marte: 1.2 IP, zeroes, 2 K
Ryan Flannery: 1 IP, zeroes, 2-1 GB/FB
Mike Obradovich: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K – 1 baserunner allowed & 11 K in 7 IP

If anyone is ever interested in contributing something to DotF similar to what Giselle did, hit me up at the email address to the left.

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A musing on the new Stadium
A tougher schedule
  • Greg G.

    Hey, nice work Giselle. I like the “SR” statistic.

    • giselle

      Thanks, Greg G. I had no idea about the SR stat until tonight…

  • Justin

    Great job! Love those Yankees fans up in MA : )

    • Manimal

      Its hard living in MA and being a die hard fan like myself but I get by.

      • Justin

        Haha yeah I can imagine. I have lived in Boston for most of the last 3 years (I’m going to be a senior at Boston College this year) and it’s been tough dealing with all the Boston sports fans. It’s a great city and I love it, but I hate all the professional sports teams.

        • Manimal

          Im actually a celtics fan. Giants Yankees and Rangers for the rest of the sports.

          • giselle

            oh yea? i’m a celtics, bruins, patriots, boston college eagles, yankees fan. grew up in ma. go ahead and wonder how that happened.

            • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

              Hey Giselle, you did a great job. I’m really proud of your ability to, you know, write legibly and not constantly jump up and down and fling your own poo, growing up in MA and all. I guess it helps that they stopped the witch trials last year, huh?

              • giselle

                hahah, thanks. i think…

  • Lanny

    How did that uninspiring Austin J do??

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      He did great. As I said in that comments of that post, he’s an excellent prospect, just more flaws than the #1’s of the past few years.

      • Manimal

        Look at Jeter in the Minors. Worked out pretty well I’d say.

      • TurnTwo

        man, you hope they dont push him too hard and just let him develop, but AJackson is going to be a real sexy option for this time next year if he continues to improve his tools while Melky still sucks at the plate.

        • Harry

          This site may never live down that uninspiring comment.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            That’s fine. I’ve been wrong before and I’ll be wrong again.

            • Harry

              I hope you are so far off here it becomes a great joke.

        • giselle

          yea he looked real comfortable every time he was up at the plate. this was my first look at jackson and he’s the real reason i watched the game. the kid can hit!

  • Manimal

    Great job Giselle. Where in MA do you live?

    • giselle

      i grew up in salem.

      • Manimal

        nice, I’m from worcester. I went to Salem for a field trip in 8th grade hahahaha

        • giselle

          yea? did you see any witches?

          • Manimal

            haha we saw that museum it was pretty cool.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

          Don’t you mean “Wooster”?

          • DaveM

            I have a job interview in “Wooster” Monday. I’ve never even been there before. This is a phone interview. But if this goes well, I’ll be heading up there for a face to face. Wish me luck. This will be a huge pay increase if I get it!!!!!

            • giselle

              good luck! i’m in the job hunt now and it’s fun. real fun.

  • Cult of Basebaal

    the “mexican gangster” pitches a few more games like that … and senor rasner maybe getting a ticket back to palookaville …

  • Manimal

    why is Danimal so inconsistant. I want him in the majors but he hasn’t had 2 good starts back to back.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      21-IP, 18-H, 3-ER, 2-BB, 21-K in his past three starts entering last night’s game. Although last night was not a good start he did have a 7/1-K/BB in 5.1-IP. That’s damn good.

  • Giselle

    Did you guys like how I put the player names in bold?

    • Justin

      Any reason you are trying to pretend that you are the Giselle that wrote this? If you were smart, you wouldn’t have capitalized the G when the real Giselle that wrote this has a lower case g. Why are some people so messed up?

  • Adam

    yes!

  • Ivan R.

    I do sports information for a living, and as far as I know (at least in college), if a ball drops in the OF but a runner from first is forced out at second (or a runner from second is FORCED out at third), it’s a good ole fielder’s choice.

    • Giselle

      Don’t get smart.

      • giselle

        yea… i didn’t write this. i wouldnt say “dont get smart” to someone i didnt know.

  • TurnTwo

    so whats the deal with Malec? what positions can he really play? whats his natural position? is he at this point a legit prospect who doesnt have a ton of power, but hits for a solid average?

    • pat

      malec was a natural 2b but can literslly play any infield position and some LF with grest aplomb. im pretty sure he was rated in the upper eschelon defensively for prospects in 2007 when he played alot of 2nd and 3rd. Switch hitter consistently 300 from both sides of the plate average power pretty good contact. definately a nice player to come off the bench pretty much wilsom betemit except much better defensively without the raw power and a better hitter for average. so i guess not all that much in common with ol willy boy.

      sidenote; hes also a cancer survivor which is totally badass and speaks alot to his mental toughness and ability to overcome anything thrown his way.

  • A.D.

    Mexican Gangster keeps cruising

    • JT

      !arriba arriba!

  • Tommy

    Be gentle, it’s her first time.

    Um…

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