May
01

Brackman returns as Adams & Romine keep mashing

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Triple-A Scranton (2-1 loss to Norfolk)
Kevin Russo, 3B, Eduardo Nunez, SS, Juan Miranda, 1B & David Winfree, RF: all 1 for 4 – Russo committed a throwing error … Miranda hit a solo bomb for the team’s only run & K’ed
Greg Golson, CF: 0 for 4, 1 K – he’s on the 40-man, so he’s got a heads up on the other guys when it comes to filling in for the injured Curtis Granderson
Jesus Montero, C & Robby Hammock, DH: both 0 for 3 – Montero K’ed twice
Chad Huffman, LF & Reegie Corona, 2B: both 1 for 3 – Huffman got picked off first, plus Golson’s comment also applies
Romulo Sanchez: 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 4-4 GB/FB – 70 of 109 pitches were strikes (64.2%) … he needed an outing like this
Zack Segovia: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB - nine of his 13 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (10-4 loss to Erie)
Austin Krum, CF: 2 for 5, 1 R
David Adams, 2B: 2 for 4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – got picked off second … 13 for his last 40 (.325) with six doubles, a homer, nine walks & only six strikeouts
Austin Romine, C: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP - that’s his first homer of the season … extends his hitting streak to 13 games … he’s 16 for his last 37 (.432) with eight doubles & that one jack
Brandon Laird, 3B & Edwar Gonzalez, RF: both 0 for 4 – Edwar K’ed twice
Reid Gorecki, LF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – threw a runner out at third
Marcos Vechionacci, DH & Kevin Smith, 1B: both 1 for 4 – Vech K’ed … Smith doubled & K’ed twice
Justin Snyder, SS: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Jeremy Bleich: 2.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 6 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 4-1 GB/FB – that’s just not going to get it done … now has a 16-19 K/BB ratio in 25.1 IP … he came out of school with pretty good control, but that seems to have deserted him … maybe his little spike in velocity geeked him out last year, and now he’s trying to throw as hard as he can instead of hitting his spots … whatever it is, it needs fixin’
Eric Wordekemper: 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 2-3 GB/FB – gave up two homers
Wilkins Arias: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-0 GB/FB
Wilkin DeLaRosa: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-3 GB/FB – he seems to have just stalled out a bit … there hasn’t been much improvement over the last season and a month

High-A Tampa (4-3 win over Brevard County, walk-off style)
Jack Rye, RF: 2 for 4, 1 RBI
Corban Joseph, 2B: 1 for 2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB – 12 for his last 28 (.429)
Bradley Suttle, 3B & Neil Medchill, LF: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Medchill got caught stealing & K’ed twice, giving him 90 K in 288 pro AB (31.3%)
Jose Pirela, SS: 1 for 4, 1 K – got picked off first

Melky Mesa, CF: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 CS – scored the winning run
Mitch Abeita, C: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 K – 11 for his last 29 (.379)
Trent Lockwood, DH: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI – walk-off single
Addison Maruszak, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Andrew Brackman: 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 7-3 GB/FB – he was probably on a pitch count, hence the short outing … first start back from that cut on his pitching hand that kept him out for a little over two weeks
Craig Heyer: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 5-1 GB/FB
Trenton Lare: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – blew the save, then got the win … don’t you love when that happens?

Low-A Charleston (1-0 loss to Hickory)
Zoilo Almonte, RF, Rob Lyerly, 3B & Ray Kruml, LF: all 0 for 4 – Almonte & Kruml each K’ed twice, Lyerly once
DeAngelo Mack, LF, Jimmy Paredes, 2B & Kyle Higashioka, C: all 2 for 4 – Mack got caught stealing & K’ed twice … Paredes stole a base, got caught on another one & K’ed … Higashioka doubled & is 6 for his last 17 (.353)
Luke Murton, 1B: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Garrison Lassiter, DH: 1 for 2, 1 BB
Kelvin Castro, SS: 0 for 3, 3 K – eek
Jose Ramirez: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, -7 GB/FB – he got some love in the Helium Watch section of Baseball America’s latest Prospect Hot Sheet
Ben Watkins: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 r, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-2 GB/FB
Ronny Marte: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm

15 Comments»

  1. If Higashioka could start hitting at a decent clip and keep it up that’d be pretty nice. He has great plate discipline.

  2. Dirty Pena says:

    Nice to see Brackman not get his doors blown off.

  3. Rod says:

    How is Montero looking? Obviously the numbers aren’t great but is he appearing over-matched so far? How about his defense?

  4. Brackman didn’t walk anyone? Progress

  5. Reggie C. says:

    I guess the organization really is sticking with developing Romulo Sanchez into a ML starter. I thought he’d be converted to serve as Scranton’s premier reliever, or at least battle Melancon for that title. Glad to see R. Sanchez finally carve up a lineup with his plus FB.

    Does the kid have any good secondary offerings?

  6. Jramey says:

    hows Hirsch? I’m going to Norfolk tom to watch him and Montero

  7. AndrewYF says:

    So, David Adams turns 23 in a couple of weeks. That’s a little old for a legit prospect at AA.

    Is Adams a truly legitimate 2B prospect, or is he more along the lines of a better version of Kevin Russo?

  8. Drew says:

    Hopefully Russo gets some turns in the outfield.

  9. pat says:

    The Jesus allowed one SB while catching two others.

  10. dan says:

    can the yankees draft kyle richter out of san margarita high school
    in the 2010 draft even though he signed with USC? If so would he be available with the 32nd pick in the draft of the first round? If he could be signed by baseball rules could the yanks convince him to
    sign with them? If the yanks were confident they could sign him and he was available with the 32nd pick for the yanks they should definitely draft him.

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