Apr
15

Montero’s hit streak comes to an end

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Triple-A Scranton (14-6 loss to Syracuse)
Kevin Russo, SS, Colin Curtis, LF & Reegie Corona, 3B: all 1 for 4 – Russo doubled, was hit by a pitch, scored a run & K’ed twice … Curtis also doubled & scored … Corona drove in two
Eduardo Nunez, 2B: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 E (throwing)
Juan Miranda, 1B: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 K – left the game once it got out of hand in the 6th
David Winfree, RF: 1 for 5, 1 RBI
Jesus Montero, C: 0 for 5, 1 RBI, 2 K – first hitless game of the season
Chad Huffman, RF: 3 for 4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI – threw a runner out at second … every time I write this guy’s name, I use two n’s … damn you Jamie Hoffmann, damn you and your habit forming name to hell
Greg Golson, CF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Romulo Sanchez: 2.1 IP, 6 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 5 BB, 2 K, 2-3 GB/FB – just 40 of 81 pitches were strikes (49.4%) … symptoms of Brackmanitis
Kevin Whelan: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1-4 GB/FB – 23 of 48 pitches were strikes (47.9%)
Zack Segovia: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 3 WP, 3-3 GB/FB – 27 of 50 pitches were strikes (54%)
Boone Logan: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2-3 GB/FB – 17 of 27 pitches were strikes (63%) … apparently he was the only guy on the staff capable of throwing strikes tonight

Double-A Trenton (4-2 win over Portland in 11 innings)
Austin Krum, CF, Brandon Laird, 3B & Kevin Smith, 1B: all 2 for 5, 1 K – Krum got caught stealing … Laird scored a run … Smith doubled & came around to score
David Adams, 2B: 0 for 5, 1 RBI, 4 K – he had 4 K all season coming into this game
Austin Romine, C: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Damon Sublett, LF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – second two run homer in as many games … gave them the lead in the 11th
Dan Brewer, RF: 1 for 5, 2 K – threw a runner out at second
Justin Snyder, SS: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 E (throwing, missed catch)
Jeremy Bleich: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4  BB, 3 K, 12-2 GB/FB – picked a runner off first … love all the groundballs
Wilkin DeLaRosa: 3 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 3-3 GB/FB - good stuff
Eric Wordekemper: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 3-0 GB/FB - the walk was intentional

High-A Tampa (2-1 loss to Daytona)
Jose Pirela, SS, Bradley Suttle, 3B, Neil Medchill, RF & Melky Mesa, CF: all 1 for 4 - Suttle K’ed … Mesa scored a run
Corban Joseph, DH: 0 for 4, 3 K - still waiting for that first walk of the year
Mitch Abeita, C & Myron Leslie, 1B: – Abeita K’ed twice … Leslie drove in a run & K’ed
Jack Rye, LF & Walt Ibarra, 2B: both 0 for 3 - Ibarra K’ed
Adam Warren: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 8-3 GB/FB- solid, but not what we’ve come to expect out of him
Dan Kapala: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 1 WP, 7-2 GB/FB - love the groundballs, but not the lack of control
Trenton Lare: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 1 K1-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (6-4 win over West Virginia) boy, this team is some kind of yawner…
Ray Kruml, CF & Jimmy Paredes, 2B: both 0 for 4 – Paredes K’ed
Kyle Higashioka, C: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
Rob Lyerly, 1B: 1 for 4
Zoilo Almonte, LF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB – threw a runner out at second
Taylor Grote, RF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB
DeAngelo Mack, DH: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1BB, 1 K, 1 SB – he’s got more triples (2) than any other kind of hit
Garrison Lassiter, 3B: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 CS
Kelvin Castro: 2 for 2, 1 R, 2 RBI
Sean Black: 4 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 4-2 GB/FB
Ben Watkins: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 3-3 GB/FB
Francisco Rondon: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Ryan Flannery: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Beamish

    0 for 5?

    Complete bust. The Farm is Doomed!!!

    /over-reaction

    • Dirty Pena

      Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

      • Dirty Pena

        Didn’t help us in 2004! Boooooooooooooooooo!

        • bexarama

          ietc

    • Reggie C.

      It makes the night a complete bust. Both Montero and Adams have their respective hitting streaks snapped a night after I ask for guesses on which streak runs longer. Its not eye-popping but I like the fact that Bleich’s started the season off with back-to-back 6 inning efforts. Man…if he’s indeed gotten better, he could start racking up IP quickly.

  • Captain Bawls

    Huffman – what’s his MLB potential?

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

      Nothing special, platoon player whose value is tied to his bat almost exclusively.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    It’s nice seeing some talent in AA this year, last year was dreadful.

  • A.D.

    Gotta be one of the worst starts of Warren’s pro career.

  • Shane

    I’m pretty sure that the Tampa bullpen has yet to allow a run to score in 17 appearances.

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

      You sir, are correct. 30 IP total, zero runs. Earned or otherwise.

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        Can’t wait for the B-Jobbers to latch onto that…..

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    That is a dirty Sanchez.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    I love that Warren’s performance tonight is disappointing. Seriously, he went from “nice proven college pitcher” to “I’ll be disappointed if he’s not a major league pitcher” about 2 weeks after he started pitching. The velocity bump from him was great.

    • Reggie C.

      Is Warren’s velocity as good as it was at the end of ’09? I’d be nicely surprised if that were the case. Warren is one of those smart college pitchers who if he could legitimately threw harder than the draft report should become a back-of-the-rotation starter on a good team. Which means, on the Mets, he projects as a #2.

      I still think Bleich could return firmly to the 92-93 range as the arm strength returns. Right?

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        I actually haven’t heard any reports on his velocity yet this year. I do remember the draft reports of him sitting 92-93, then all of the sudden he was hitting 95. If Bleich is hitting 92-93 as a LHP, and Warren is 93-95…..damn.

        • Reggie C.

          You’d almost have to pencil both guys into next season’s Triple-A rotation if those guys can hit the velocity marks we’ve discussed. I think both guys would also crack the team’s top 10 list. College products with potential upside … heh.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Jesus Montero, C: 0 for 5, 1 RBI, 2 K

    Jesus steps into the batter’s box, calls his shot, pointing to the LF wall.

    He gets rung up for his 2nd K.

    The crowd falls into an abyss of deafening silence.

    Jesus slowly turns his head, glares at the ump, places his bat on home plate, slowly walks all the way around the bases, picks up his bat and smiles.

    They counted it.

  • Gonzo

    Higashioka has been slumping. Hopefully his first homer will give him momentum.

    Is the Australian catcher going to play this year?

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      He’s in EST. I think he’ll be on one of the short season squads.

  • mason.flint

    just moved to charleston a couple of weeks ago, and was looking forward to catching some games.. but that team really does lack excitement. when are slade and j.r. murphy coming over; or will they head to staten island first?

    i’m gonna try to make stoneburner’s next home start.

  • Andrew What?

    Hey Mike whats up with Caleb Cotham? Is he hurt?

    • pat

      Tweaked his knee in ST.

      • Andrew What?

        Ah okay. Any eta when he will be back?

  • JohnC

    Sublett with a big 2 run HR for second game in a row. He and Adams are my favorites on the Trenton squad.