Heathcott gets back in the swing of things in a loss


Hector Noesi is your Double-A Eastern League Pitcher of the Week while Zoilo Almonte, Luke Murton, and Ryan Flannery will participate in the Low-A South Atlantic League All Star Game. Corban Joseph and Jose Ramirez got hosed.

Here’s a roundup of the night’s action, bullet pointed because of the draft. Double-A Trenton had a scheduled day off.

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Yay for former first pick.

  2. pat says:

    Of course Cito Culver went hitless for the day.


  3. Reggie C. says:

    Nice job Slade. Arodys Vizcaino looks to have found his groove.

  4. Brad Toughy says:

    I went to the Scranton game tonight. Boring game pretty much sums it up. Yanks had a dozen hits, but only one or two were hit hard.

    On a night that Aroyds pitched against the Class A Yanks, Mike Dunn dominated the Triple-A Yanks to get a save. He was sitting 95-96 all night.

  5. Chris says:

    I wonder if Brackman gets promoted soon. His K:BB ratio and GB:FB ratio are good enough to warrant a promotion.

  6. Dirty Pena says:

    10/4 GB/FB and 4/1 K/BB for Brackman. Me like.

    How the hell is Venditte still in Tampa? I don’t even think that highly of him but he’s older than Joba. I think he’s dominated kids he could’ve fathered for long enough.

  7. Why even bother writing a DOTF, Mike?


    Never write another DOTF again. No point following the kids in the minors, they’re all busts drafted by morons.

  8. I can’t believe that Corban Joseph didn’t make the Sally League All-Star game too.

  9. Sad day in the Dominican Republic. Melvin with the blown save and loss. He works in mysterious ways.

    • Rick in Boston says:

      Is this a sign of the apocolypse? Or is this another form of Melvin giving back to those with unfortunately less ability?

  10. I wasn’t big on draft stuff last year? What is Slade’s cieling/likely production?

  11. Mike Ashmore says:

    Laird, Noesi, Romine, Phelps…Trenton’s worth watching, kids. Come on out.

    • Rick in Boston says:

      Are the Thunder having trouble drawing this year? That’s a shame – I used to work with Will Smith in Hagerstown back in ’03.

  12. rbizzler says:

    Whoa, Tim Norton sighting! 6 K’s in two innings is pretty sweet.

  13. bottom line says:

    ANy details on Norton’s velo these days? At 27, I would think he’s also promo candidate

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