Noesi shows no mercy to Dunedin

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Colin Curtis was placed on the disabled list with a high ankle injury, but it doesn’t sound too serious. Matt Cusick was activated off the phantom DL to take his spot. Abe Almonte is also on the DL, hence Francisco Santana’s arrival. Not sure what’s up with him.

Triple-A Scranton (3-2 win over Louisville, walk-off style)
Kevin Russo, 3B: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – 15 for his last 36 (.417)
Greg Golson, CF: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Eduardo Nunez, SS, Juan Miranda, 1B, Jesus Montero, C & Jon Weber, RF: all 1 for 4 – Nunez stole a bag … Weber K’ed
Chad Huffman, LF: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – hit a walk-off jack as the first batter in the bottom of the 9th
Chad Moeller, C: 1 for 3
Reegie Corona, 2B: 0 for 2
Zach McAllister: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 2-9 GB/FB – 66 of 96 pitches were strikes (68.8%) … the grounders just aren’t there this year, he’s got a 0.56 GB/FB this year after being closer to 1.5 the last few years
Amaury Sanit: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-3 GB/FB – 18 of 29 pitches were strikes (62.1%)
Mark Melancon: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 10 of his 11 pitches were strikes … 14-5 K/BB ratio in 14.1 IP with a 1.55 GB/FB

Double-A Trenton (14-12 loss to New Hampshire)
Austin Krum, CF: 1 for 5, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Dan Brewer, RF: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB – got a nice little six game hitting
David Adams, 2B: 1 for 4, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SB - in a little 4 for 25 (.160) slump
Brandon Laird, 3B: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Reid Gorecki, DH: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB
Jose Gil, C: 1 for 4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 HBP – finally, someone who didn’t steal a base … cut him!
Edwar Gonzalez, RF & Marcos Vechionacci, 1B: both 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B - Gonzalez also tripled, drove in a run & K’ed … Vech homered & drove in two
Luis Nunez, SS: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 SB – left the game in the 6th after getting taken out at second while turning a double play
Justin Snyder, SS: 0 for 2
D.J. Mitchell: 4.1 IP, 7 H, 11 R, 9 ER, 5 BB, 1 K, 9-3 GB/FB, 2 E (both throwing) – that’s turrrrrrible
Eric Wordekemper: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1-1 GB/FB
Cory Arbiso: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 4-4 GB/FB
Wilkins Arias: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-2 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (7-4 win over Dunedin)
Walt Ibarra, LF: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB – got picked off second … just eight career games in the OF before today, all back in 2008
Corban Joseph, 2B: 4 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 CS – 16 for his last 38 (.421)
Jose Pirela, SS, Melky Mesa, CF & Addison Maruszak, DH: all 1 for 4 – Pirela drove in a run & K’ed … Mesa stole a base, scored a run, drove one in & K’ed … Maruszak cross the plate once
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Mitch Abeita, C: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI – picked a runner off first with a snap throw
Hector Noesi: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 13 K, 2-3 GB/FB – the 13 K either sets or ties a DotF record, I don’t remember ever seeing more than that … dude’s got a 32-2 K/BB ratio in 27 IP … he got tattooed last time out, so it’s good to see him rebound well … three or four more starts like this, and he should find himself in Trenton
Pat Venditte: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-2 GB/FB
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Low-A Charleston (4-0 loss to Hickory)
Zoilo Almonte, CF, DeAngelo Mack, LF & Rob Lyerly, 3B: all 0 for 4 – Lyerly K’ed thrice, the other two each K’ed once
Jimmy Paredes, SS: 1 for 4
Luke Murton, 1B: 1 for 2, 1 K, 2 HBP
Kyle Higashioka, C: 1 for 4, 1 2B – 6 for his last 19 (.316)
Taylor Grote, RF: 0 for 0 – got pinch hit for in the 3rd inning … not sure what that’s all about
Ray Kruml, LF, Garrison Lassiter, 3B & Emerson Landoni, 2B: all 0 for 3 – Kruml & Lassiter each K’ed once
Graham Stoneburner: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 11-3 GB/FB – his worst outing of the season & it’s not even that bad
Gabriel Tatis: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 3-3 GB/FB
Ryan Acosta: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

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  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    Damn, Hector. Guess he was a little mad about his last start.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

      He’s a proud member of “Bring Melvin to America”.

      /Beating a long since dead horse’d

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

        The dream is still alive.

  • tophitter

    I believe that Abe Almonte has shoulder problems.

  • oo

    What a game for Noesi… hope he keeps it up.

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

    Hopefully the next time Melancon gets a shot he continues to be a strike throwing machine.

  • Sleepykarl

    I would love to see a guy named Zoilo in the majors.

    • Trent

      There was. Played for the Twins in sixties.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        Yup. Won an MVP, too

      • Sleepykarl

        Can I amend that to in my lifetime (I’m 20)?

  • Tank the Frank

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wi....._Mercy.jpg

    Noesi embracing his inner SLAYER.

  • pat

    This was kind of a gut shot. Zmac and DJ are two of my pet prospects, and both were pretty bad today.

    • pat

      I’m also a bit miffed Maruszak hasn’t really amounted to anything so far in his career. He was sick in college, and with a cannon for an arm I thought he could be a goof RF candidate down the road. Oh well.

    • Accent Shallow

      Agreed. Mike had mentioned that Mitchell is the kind of guy who’d see some issues when he got past Tampa, but I’m hoping it doesn’t stay this bad.

    • Doug

      i know he didn’t induce many groundballs, but i’d hardly consider one run in 6 with a 3/1 K/BB ratio “pretty bad”

  • nathan

    Regarding the Colin Curtis injury, I have heard its a pretty bad injury for basketball and soccer players. I have read that soccer players have been sidelined for months with that one.

    • A.D.

      with any ankle sprain, it depends on the severity

  • Roger

    Looks like its Montero, Romine and CoJo as far as positional prospects. And Jairo Herridia is our best pitching prospect, ouch.

    • Reggie C.

      But you MUST actually mean Jose Ramirez and not Jairo Heredia. JoRam is going to find it near impossible to keep topping the dominance of each previous start. Kid’s electric.

      Heredia’s stuff clearly hasn’t made it all the way back. He should’ve started in Charleston and then bumped up after sustained success. I feel bad for the kid.

    • Phranchise

      what are you talking about? thats so wrong it doesnt make sense

  • Phranchise

    whats noesi’s stuff like? i would think its gotta be decent if hes racking up all those k’s

    • pat

      91-94 mph fb w/ plus command ( 15 walks in 117 ip last year). Two average to above average off speed pitches (curve + change) that he can command as well. Kid’s got mad pitchability too, knows how to get ahead of batters and set them up to knock em down. There’s a reason Cash put him on the 40 man after only being in A ball last year.

      • Mike

        Where does Noesi’s future project to be? Is he a potential 3/4 starter or a guy who eventually end up in the bullpen?

        • pat

          If his development continues his command of three pitches will take him very far, enough to project a future as a mlb caliber SP. IF he can stay healthy and keep working on those offspeed pitches I don’t see any reason why he couldn’t end up being a middle to back of the rotation starter. That control will take him far.

          • pat

            That was a bit redundant, but you get the point. Guys who can throw the ball where they want, with regularity, have high floors.

  • wilcymoore27

    Any reason Romine didn’t play tonight?

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

      Just a day off for rest.

    • pat

      He’s only had one day off in the past 10 days. No need to burn him out this early in the season.

  • RL

    Kevin Russo, 3B: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – 15 for his last 36 (.417)

    Russo on a tear!! Hope to see him get called up at some point this season. Much better bat than Pena, and shouldn’t lose too much glove.