Tampa drops Game Two

Sunday night open thread
How does stress factor into a pitcher's workload?

Robert Pimpsner has some updates on a few injured players:

  • Arodys Vizcaino is playing long toss and preparing for instructional league
  • Caleb Cotham reaggravated a knee injury from this summer and was shut down
  • Neil Medchill will have wrist surgery after the NY-Penn League Championship Series

Triple-A Scranton will take on Durham, who beat Louisville today, in the International League Championship Series (best-of-five) starting Tuesday. They’re looking to win their second straight Governor’s Cup in a rematch.

Double-A Trenton’s season is over. Connecticut defeated New Britain today, so they’ll face Akron in the Eastern League Championship Series (best-of-five) starting on Tuesday.

High-A Tampa (9-2 loss to Charlotte) the best-of-five championship series is tied at one … DJ Mitchell gets the ball tomorrow
Dan Brewer: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 HBP
David Adams, Austin Romine, Damon Sublett & Walt Ibarra: all 1 for 4 – Adams drove in a run & K’ed … Romine K’ed … Ibarra scored a run, K’ed & committed a fielding error
Brandon Laird & Luis Nunez: both 0 for 4
Kevin Smith: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Jack Rye: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
David Phelps: 2.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-3 GB/FB – yikes … he picked a bad day for his worst outing for the year
Jairo Heredia: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 5-3 GB/FB
Adam Olbrychowski: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 2-2 GB/FB
Phil Bartlewski: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0-3 GB/FB – back down from Trenton following their failed playoff push

Low-A Charleston’s season is over. Lakewood and Greenville each swept their respective Round One matchup, and will face each other when the South Atlantic League Championship Series (best-of-five) starts on Monday.

Short Season Staten Island will take on Mahoning Valley in the NYPL Championship Series (best-of-three) starting tomorrow. Here’s a series preview. SI is gunning for their fifth title in the last ten years.

The Rookie GCL Yanks season is over after they lost to the GCL Marlins in Round One of the playoffs. The GCL Nats won the league championship.

Sunday night open thread
How does stress factor into a pitcher's workload?
  • Charlie

    what’s vizcaino out with again?

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

      Back spasms.

  • The Three Amigos

    with a back

    /Al Michaels

  • Cashmoney

    alright, lohud is definitely copying RAB’s magic number thing..

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

      As long as our pictures are cooler, I don’t care.

      • alex gonzalez

        jim leyritz would have been a cooler picture.

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          Not really.

        • Jack

          Why do you say that?

          • Tom Zig

            Because he hates A-rod.

            • Jack

              I know. I just don’t know why he would pick Leyritz.

              • whozat

                because he thinks ARod is so awful that a drunk driver who killed a lady is a better person.

    • Todd

      It’s an old fashioned “bite.”

    • http://twitter.com/JamalG Jamal G.

      Pete Abraham = Sean Combs.

      • Tom Zig

        Does that mean…

        RAB = Christopher Wallace?

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    I wonder if Phelps will start the year in AA next year.

    • Mike bk

      i think he probably starts at Tampa and moves up to trenton in june or so like they did with Bleich.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I hope all three of them have a healthy, happy, and speedy recovery… let’s hope they stay away from any Mets’ complexes in the future.