Trenton walks off, Tampa gets walked on

Game 134: Better late than never
Two runs enough for Pavano and pen

Triple-A Scranton (9-3 loss to Rochester)
Justin Christian: 1 for 5, 1 R
Melky, Nick Green & Chad Moeller: all 0 for 3 – Melk drew a walk, scored a run & K’ed … Green drew a walk, drove in a run, scored another & missed a catch for an error … Moeller drove in a run
Juan Miranda: 2 for 3, 1 2B
Shelley: 0 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
Ben Broussard & Chris Basak: both 0 for 4 – Broussard K’ed
Eric Duncan: 2 for 4, 1 K
Victor Zambrano: 4 IP, 11 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 6-4 GB/FB – 50 of 87 pitches were strikes (57.5%) … can’t get Kazmir anymore, gonna have to settle for Jamie Shields instead
Scott Patterson: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB – 23 of 40 pitches were strikes (57.5%)
Scott Strickland: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Steven Jackson: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K

Double-A Trenton (4-3 win over Connecticut, walk-off style)
Kevin Russo: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 E (fielding)
Ramiro Pena & PJ Pilittere: both 1 for 4 – Pena drew a walk … PJ drove in a run & K’ed
Colin Curtis & Frankie Cervelli: both 3 for 4, 1 R – Curtis committed a throwing error … Cervelli drew a walk
Edwar Gonzalez: 4 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI – walk-off single
Chris Malec: 0 for 2, 1 RBI, 2 K
Carlos Mendoza & James Cooper: both 0 for 3 – Mendoza drove in a run & K’ed … Cooper drew a walk
Oneli Perez: 4 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 1-2 GB/FB – I think that qualifies as a successful spot start
Mike Gardner: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1-2 GB/FB
Wilkins Arias: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Kevin Whelan: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K , 1 WP

High-A Tampa (4-0 loss to Fort Myers, walk-off style)
Matt Cusick: 2 for 4 – only his 2nd & 3rd hits since coming over in the trade for LaTroy Hawkins
Tommy Baldridge (33): 1 for 4, 1 2B
Jose Gil: 1 for 3
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 21, 1 BB, 5 K – Mitch Hilligoss drew the walk … Tim Battle swiped a bag, was caught stealing another & surprisingly didn’t K
Ryan Pope: 7 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 12-4 GB/FB – had allowed 27 ER in his last 21 IP coming into this game
Phil Bartlewski: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 1-1 GB/FB – one of the walks was intentional, but he ended up giving up a walk-off grand slam

Low-A Charleston‘s box score has been stuck at the end of the 7th for a good half-hour now. I don’t feel like waiting around for it, so check it out via the link. They’re pounding Rome, big nights for all the hitters, even Angelini.

Short Season Staten Island (5-4 win over Tri-City)
Ray Kruml (11): 1 for 5, 1 R
David Adams (3), Dan Brewer (8), Jack Rye (13) & Braedyn Pruitt: all 2 for 4 – Adams doubled, drove in a run, scored twice & K’ed … Brewer doubled & drove in a run … Pruitt doubled, scored a run & committed a throwing error
Brian Baisley: 1 for 3, 2 RBI
Jahdiel Santamaria & Kelvin Castro: both 0 for 4 – Santamaria K’ed twice & committed a fielding error … Castro drove in a run, scored a run & K’ed
Taylor Grote: 1 for 4, 1 2B
Hector Noesi: 4 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 1 HB, 2-1 GB/FB
Jason Kiley: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Mike Obradovich: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 4-0 GB/FB – 15 baserunners & 33 K in 25.1 IP since signing as an undrafted free agent
Brad Rulon (34): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K – 62 K in 40.2 IP

The Rookie GCL Yanks‘ season is over. The GCL Nats beat the GCL Phils 5-1 today, taking a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-three GCL Championship series.

Game 134: Better late than never
Two runs enough for Pavano and pen
  • Manimal

    Montero doesn’t even have one of the 15 runs batted in? Damn. Actually only one XBH of that game and they still put up 15.

    • steve

      ha i saw that monteros line is pretty boring but angelini and romine are looking good

  • huuz

    chris garcia to trenton…he’ll start on monday.

    • A.D.

      hell of a staff in trenton for AA

  • tremont

    Mike, is Cervelli answering some questions about his bat or is he just punch-and- judy hitter whose dunkers and dribblers have fallen in a small sample size?

    • Mike A.

      More the latter. Be careful with second half surges, many of the pitchers are guys that were promoted from the lower levels in the second half. Too small a sample to gauge Cervelli.

    • tremont

      Follow up question: He has to be a lock for the AzFL, right?

      • Mike A.

        No, they were asked to send two infielders, and outfielder, and 5 arms this year. Ajax is the OF, Russo is one of the IF, and the rest are TBD.

        Hawaii is a strong possibility for Cervelli, that’s more appropriate for him.

        • steve

          Who do you think goes to AFL?
          I think the infielder will be Ramiro Pena and the pitchers will be something like Kevin Whelan, Jeff Marquez, Chris Garcia, Zach Kroenke, and maybe IPK

          • Mike A.

            One caveat is that every team has to send at least 1 player with no AA experience, usually they send a pitcher. I can see Pena going, or Miranda again. As for the arms, I’m guessing Marquez, Cox (if his knee is okay), Zroenke, Steven Jackson (to build on his recent success) and Olbrychowski (non-AA guy).

            All guesses though.

  • tremont

    I was a lot higher on Heredia before I just realized he has given up 21 unearned runs this year. That kind of stat line reminds me of the ham and egger 18 and over league that I play in.

    • steve

      He’s in Low-A where the fielding is poor. Jairo is a groundball pitcher and here is his infield….
      C-Austin Romine- 6 errors
      C-Jesus Montero-4 errors
      1B-Brandon Laird-12 errors
      2B-Justin Snyder-26 errors
      SS-Carmen Angelini-39 errors
      3B-Brad Suttle-17 errors
      And here is his outfield…
      Abe Almonte-7 errors
      Austin Krum-10 errors
      Prillys Cuello-5 errors
      David Williams-3 errors

      I want to argue that his ERA would be a full point lower if he had a major league defense behind him.

      • A.D.

        10 errors from the OF, thats ugly

      • tremont

        Fair point about all the errors, but that is only one aspect of defense. Do the infielders have good range? (I don’t know the answer by the way) If they do, then the amount of errors doesn’t really matter.

        • steve

          It most definitely does. It’s hard to be a groundball pitcher with a middle infield with 75 errors even if they have 75 errors. For example, say Carmen Angelini runs a good distance to his right to get to a ball, but can’t field it, that’s a single not an error. That goes on Jairo when a normal SS could field it. Say a hard hit groundball eats him up and takes a bad bounce. That’s a single and that’s on Jairo when it could have been a DP. Say an outfield misjudges a flyball with the bases loaded but doesn’t touch it, that’s a double and all runs are earned. Then take all the cases where they are considered errors. With a decent to solid defense, his numbers would definitely look much prettier.

          • steve


            “with a middle infield with 75 errors even if they have good range.”

            • steve

              I also want look at tonight’s game, where he had 4 unearned runs…

              4th inning:
              Ground out
              Grounder to Angelini – throwing error – runner to second
              Ground out – runner to third
              Ground ball single

              Perfect example of how he is let down. Three runs right there. Also, who knows if that single could have been picked up.

              5th inning:
              Line drive single
              Fly Out
              Strike Out
              Ground ball Single – Runner Scores from 2nd – Error by OF – Other Runner scores
              Fly Out

              Could he work on bailing his defense out? Sure, but a pitcher shouldn’t have to deal with his defense giving up an out and giving the other team 2 bases two times and 1 base once in only two innings.

      • Hitman

        Perhaps. Then again how do you explain a ground ball pitcher like MaCallister and a former outfielder like De La Rosa excelling in Charleston with these same fielders? Sometimes a spade is just a spade. Tampa and Trenton will be exciting to watch next year.

        • steve

          Heredia has 19 unearned in 101 IP.

          McAllister had 11 unearned runs in 10 starts with Charleston. (62.1IP). Multiply that by 1.63 to get him (almost) 101IP, and you get… 17.93 unearned runs.

          De la Rosa has 8 in 90 innings but isn’t as much a ground ball pitcher. He’s actually was quite even between GO and FO in Charleston. (1.07 GO/FO)

          Considering how close McAllister and Heredia are, I don’t see it as a problem, but more a result of poor defense.

  • daneptizl

    Nah….. we can’t get a proven MLer anymore…. I’ll settle for Price… can’t win ’em all.

  • A.D.

    Finally Pope has a strong outing

  • A.D.

    So why isn’t Aceves startong tomorrow?

    • A.D.


  • chris

    40 errors for Angelini—eeek

    • Brandon

      Jeter in A ball 56 errors —Oh my goodnes gracious !

  • Old Ranger

    I had to sit through SWB game@#$%!