Tampa captures second straight FSL Championship

Game 144: Both everything and nothing
Quick & Dirty Post-Game

High-A Tampa (9-0 win over Charlotte) Tampa wins the best-of-five series three games to one, and takes home their second consecutive Florida State League Championship
Ray Kruml, CF: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB – nice job of setting the table in the postseason
Jose Pirela, 2B: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – hit .304 in the playoffs
Myron Leslie, 1B: 1 for 2, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 CS – the surprise cleanup hitter did a nice job
Jack Rye, LF: 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – moved up in the order, and look at that
Zoilo Almonte, RF & Jose Gil, C: both 1 for 4, 1 RBI – Almonte doubled & K’ed … Gil tripled, and then got picked off third
Trent Lockwood, DH: 1 for 5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 3 K
Addison Maruszak, SS: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 BB
Craig Heyer: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 10-5 GB/FB – what a great, surprise year he had
Phil Bartlewski: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-4 GB/FB
Jon Ortiz: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Triple-A Scranton‘s season is over. They lost to Columbus in the first round of the International League playoffs.

Double-A Trenton swept New Hampshire in their best-of-five series to advance to the Eastern League Championship Series. They’ll take on Altoona when the series starts tomorrow, and they’re going to have a rehabbing Andy Pettitte on the mound in that game.

Low-A Charleston, Short Season Staten Island, and the Rookie GCL Yanks are done. None of the three qualified for the postseason.

Game 144: Both everything and nothing
Quick & Dirty Post-Game
  • Guest

    Congrats, boys!

  • All Star Carl


  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    Can we bring up the Tampa manager and put Girardi on the DL?

  • http://conservationvalue.com Jon G

    What happened to Stoneburner — why didn’t he pitch at all in this series?

    • Rick in Boston

      They may have shut him down – 142 innings pitched after a previous high of 100 (2008, 70 at Clemson, 30 on the Cape). He’s pushed himself up this year as a guy to keep an eye on, so the Yankees might be taking it a bit conservatively with his arm.

  • forensic

    I guess the obligatory question right now is, Can Tampa beat the major league team right now?

    • dan

      if joe pitches mitre.

  • camilo

    Suttle really turned it on

  • http://woeisjoe godfather

    yeah, the team tanking is definitely girardi’s fault; the offense has been such a force