Brackman hit hard in season debut

Game Four: Javy Returns
Rays rally in fifth to spoil Javy's return

No news on Chris Garcia yet.

Triple-A Scranton (7-6 loss to Buffalo)
Kevin Russo, 3B & Colin Curtis, CF: both 2 for 5 – Russo doubled
Greg Golson, LF, Juan Miranda, 1B & Eduardo Nunez, SS: all 1 for 3 – Golson drew a walk, stole a base & scored twice … Miranda walked twice, scored a run & K’ed twice … Nunez walked, scored a run & drove one in
David Winfree, RF & Jesus Montero, C: both 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K – Montero drove in a pair, Winfree just one … a throwing error committed a Montero
Jon Weber, DH: 1 for 5, 1 RBI
Reegie Corona, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K
Zach McAllister: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 4-7 GB/FB – 47 of 81 pitches were strikes (58%) … meh, not a great Triple-A debut, but no biggie
Amaury Sanit: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0-2 GB/FB – 12 of 18 pitches were strikes (66.7%) … allowed both inherited runners to score
Royce Ring: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 0-1 GB/FB – just 9 of 18 pitches were strikes
Zack Segovia: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 5-2 GB/FB – 24 of 39 pitches were strikes (61.5%)

Double-A Trenton (3-1 win over Erie)
Austin Krum, CF: 1 for 4, 1 R
David Adams, 2B & Austin Romine, C: both 2 for 4, 1 R – Adams doubled & scored a run
Brandon Laird: 1 for 4, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 2 K – just keep hittin’
Reid Gorecki, LF: 0 for 4, 2 K
Kevin Smith, 1B, Dan Brewer, RF, Marcos Vechionacci, DH & Luis Nunez, SS: all 1 for 3 – Smith drew a walk & K’d … Brewer walked & swiped a bag … Nunez doubled
Ryan Pope: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 5-0 GB/FB – great first start … he should have a big year since he’s repeating the level
Lance Pendleton: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB – had a very good season last year, but he gets stuck in relief this year
Wilkin DeLaRosa: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-3 GB/FB – the move to the bullpen was inevitable
Grant Duff: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – shaky, but he got the job done

High-A Tampa (6-0 loss to Lakeland)
Abe Almonte, LF & Corban Joseph, 2B: both 2 for 4, 1 2B – Almonte struck out, got caught stealing & committed a fielding error
Jose Pirela, SS: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K
Bradley Suttle, DH & Neil Medchill, RF: both 0 for 4 – Suttle struck out once, Medchill once
Melky Mesa, CF & Addison Maruszack, 3B: both 0 for 3, 1 K
Mitch Abeita, C & Trent Lockwood, 1B: both 1 for 3, 1 E  – Abeita K’d & botched a throw … Lockwood missed a catch
Andrew Brackman: 4 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 5-3 GB/FB – well, at least he didn’t walk anyone
Trenton Lare: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Phil Bartlewski: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Craig Heyer: 1 IP, zeroes, 3-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (7-2 loss to Lexington)
Jimmy Paredes, 2B: 0 for 4, 1 BB
DeAngelo Mack, LF: 1 for 3, 1 3B, 2 BB, 1 K
Zoilo Almonte, CF: 2 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K
Luke Murton, 1B: 1 for 5
Rob Lyerly, 3B: 0 for 5, 4 K, 2 E (both throwing) – I feel sorry for the watercooler after the one
Kyle Higashioka, C & Taylor Grote, RF: both 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – Grote K’d
Garrison Lassiter: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Kelvin Castro: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Graham Stoneburner: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HB, 2-2 GB/FB – love the K’s
Ben Watkins: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 3-1 GB/FB
Ryan Acosta: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB
Gabriel Tatis: 1 IP, zeroes, 1-1 GB/FB

Game Four: Javy Returns
Rays rally in fifth to spoil Javy's return
  • Jake H

    Brackman didn’t walk anyone and he did k 5 people. My guess is jitters.

    Also the lack of talent on the Low A team is upsetting.

    • V

      There’s some decent guys on the Low-A team. Mostly recent draftees, who haven’t had a chance to become ‘prospects’ yet.

    • scoopemup

      Where is Chad Huffman playing?

    • Lanny


      He’s a pro. Hes also older than all of the comp there.

  • V

    I have to wonder how far WDLR is from the majors as a reliever. Probably AA then AAA this year, with a change at the majors next year?

    • V


  • Carl

    Is angelini doing extended spring training?

    • JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

      If not, he’s been cut. Hoping for the former.

  • dayne

    any word on the seriousness of Chris Garcias injury last night

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    Jesus Montero does not commit throwing errors….throwing errors commit Monteros.

  • Reggie C.

    Low-A charleston can use an infusion of talent to make DotF more newsworthy. Adding Cotham and Gavin Brooks would upgrade the pitching big-time. DeLeon can’t be but a month away at most from joining the team. If DeLeon is hurt, I haven’t heard of it nor read it anywhere. I kinda understand taking a slower approach with Heathcott and Murphy, but DeLeon has over 200 GCL at-bats. The kid should be playing in Charleston since yesterday.

    In fact, whatever happened to Nik Turley?

  • Angelo

    I thought JR Murphy and Kelvin De Leon were starting the year in Charleston?

    I know Heathcott is in extended spring training, but are those two guys in the same position?

  • Hughesus Christo

    DeAngelo Mack seems better than he is given credit for? All I see about him are things like “good stats, hard worker, good athlete, low ceiling,” and it never makes sense to me. Good OBP, slight K issue, but I’m no scout.

    Can we get anything more detailed?

    • scout

      he sucks.

      • Hughesus Christo

        But his name is DeAngelo Mack. That’s an awesome name.

    • pete

      Well if I remember correctly his stats were solid but unspectacular at a lower tier college. It’s kind of like Kei Igawa putting up solid numbers at AAA. It’s more a demonstration of competition discrepancy than Mack’s talent.

      He’s a good athlete but not an elite one. He has the all-around potential to become a .260/.330/.400 MLB hitter I think, and not much defensive potential. At least, that’s what I’ve heard about him.

  • BigGuy

    I was at that SWB game. McAllister struggled with his command the first 2 innings throwing too many pitches. After that he settled down nicely retiring 12 of 13 (Ike Davis solo homer in between) until the 6th inning when he tired and gave up a walk and single ad had 2 outs before being relieved. The bullpen blew a 6-2 lead for him. Last night they were outstanding with Melancon, Logan, and Alby. Tonights crew of Sanit, Ring and Segovia blew the game. They were dreadful.

  • Stuckey

    Brackman gave up an infield single and 2 bunt hits. And they ran all over him.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      How did he look?

  • Nostra-Artist

    Very cool to see Stoneburner, Higashioka and Lassiter in full season ball. Looking forward to seeing how all 3 progress.

  • jojabaez

    I was at the Brackman game. He showed very good pop on his fastball. A good breaking ball for a lot of his strikeouts. His defense let him down as a easy double play, did not get turned from the shortstop allowing three runs in the inning. He gave up the only homer run after he struck out a hitter. The ball was in the dirt and the catcher threw it into right field. The K would have been the last out of the inning. He is big and very easy to run on. They were running on his first move to the plate without no hesitation.

    • pete

      thank you. I know he’s old, but at this point you have to be looking for a good FB/curve combo and some command right now and not worry about the rest. As the season progresses, I’d like to see him get better results, but right now, command and stuff are all that matters.

  • Lanny

    Don’t hold your breath on Brackman. Some guys just cant put it together.