Charleston hit too many homers again

Posada apologizes for Saturday
Game 38 Spillover Thread

Make sure you scroll down for tonight’s game thread.

Triple-A Scranton (9-3 loss to Pawtucket)
Chris Dickerson, CF: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K – threw a runner out at second
Kevin Russo, 2B & Jesus Montero, DH: both 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 K – Russo drove in two, Montero walked
Jorge Vazquez, 3B, Brandon Laird, 1B & Jordan Parraz, RF: all 0 for 4 – JoVa and Parraz struck out once, Laird twice
Justin Maxwell, LF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K – threw a runner out at the plate … that’s homer number 13
Gus Molina, C: 1 for 4, 1 R, 2 K
Ramiro Pena, SS: 1 for 3, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Andrew Brackman, RHP: 4 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 5 BB, 2 K, 4-5 GB/FB, 1 E (fielding) – 52 of 92 pitches were strikes (56.5%) … 24 BB, 24 K in 35 IP … not good, no not good at all
Eric Wordekemper, RHP: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-1 GB/FB – 24 of 32 pitches were strikes (75%)
Andy Sisco, LHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-0 GB/FB – 11 of 14 pitches were strikes (78.6%)
Buddy Carlyle, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 1-1 GB/FB – nine of his 11 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (3-2 win over Binghamton, walk-off style)
Austin Krum, LF: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB – had the walk-off, two-run triple to cap off a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth
Corban Joseph, 2B, Austin Romine, C & Cody Johnson, DH: all 0 for 4 – Johnson whiffed
Jose Gil, 1B & Melky Mesa, CF: both 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B – Gil struck out … Mesa drove in a run, whiffed twice, and threw a runner out at the plate
Jose Pirela, SS: 0 for 2, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 E (fielding) – a dozen errors in 32 games
Ray Kruml, RF: 0 for 3, 1 BB
Addison Maruszak, 3B: 1 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K – 23 BB, 19 K in 34 games
Dellin Betances, RHP: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 6 K, 7-4 GB/FB – 57 of 92 pitches were strikes (62%) … that’s nine walks, 13 strikeouts in his last 10.2 IP
Cory Arbiso, RHP: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 4-2 GB/FB – one of the walks was intentional
Tim Norton, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 1 HB – ran it up to 95.11 mph at one point

High-A Tampa Game One (5-3 loss to Palm Beach in seven innings) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Abe Almonte, CF: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 K – had been two for his last 28 (.071)
Walt Ibarra, SS & Luke Murton, 1B: both 0 for 4 – Ibarra whiffed once, Murton thrice
Rob Lyerly, 3B: 3 for 3, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB – four straight multi-hit games … ten for his last 15 (.667) with three doubles and a triple
Neil Medchill, RF: 2 for 3, 1 K
Mitch Abeita, C: 0 for 1, 2 BB, 1 K – four for his last eight with three walks and two whiffs in his last three starts
DeAngelo Mack, LF & Kevin Mahoney, DH: both 0 for 3 – Mack struck out once, Mahoney three times
Kelvin Castro, 2B: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB
Sean Black, RHP: 3.1 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 1-2 GB/FB – 70 baserunners allowed in 40.1 IP
Ronny Marte, RHP: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 5-0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa Game One (5-4 win over Palm Beach)
Abe Almonte, CF & Neil Medchill, DH: both 2 for 3, 1 R, 2 RBI – Almonte doubled, Medchill homered … Medchill also stole a base
Taylor Grote, RF: 1 for 3, 1 K
Rob Lyerly, 3B: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HBP
Kyle Higashioka, C: 0 for 3, 1 K
DeAngelo Mack, LF: 0 for 3, 2 K
Hector Rabago, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 K, 1 E (pickoff)
Walt Ibarra, SS & Emerson Landoni, 2B: both 1 for 2 – Ibarra got hit by a pitch and scored a run … Landoni got caught stealing
Jairo Heredia, RHP: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 5-7 GB/FB
Preston Claiborne, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (10-6 win over Greenville)
Eduardo Sosa, CF & Anderson Feliz, 2B: both 2 for 5 – Sosa doubled … Feliz stole a base, scored twice, and struck out twice
Jose Mojica, SS: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – five for his last 15 (.333) with three doubles
J.R. Murphy, 3B: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – this kid is just a hitting machine
Rob Segedin, DH: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 HBP
Kyle Roller, 1B: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 HBP – and the homerun streak ends at four games
Gary Sanchez, C: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – second straight day with a jack … five for his last ten with two doubles and two homers
Ramon Flores, LF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI – multi-hit game streak ends at four games, sadly … second straight game with a bomb … nine for his last 22 (.409) with tow doubles and two homers
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 CS – second straight day with a dingers … homers in four of his last five games … no strikeouts today!
Nik Turley, LHP: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 5-6 GB/FB
Tommy Kahnle, RHP: 2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1-3 GB/FB

Posada apologizes for Saturday
Game 38 Spillover Thread
  • Squishy Jello Person

    I <3 Charleston's offense

    • Tom Zig

      No you just <3 Gary Sanchez.

    • Jeety

      Charleston is a lot of fun to watch, although I figure a lot of them go to Tampa soon and team up with Brett Marshall???

  • V

    So, that whole ‘Gary Sanchez is overhyped’ talk dying down yet?

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      /Missing the point’d

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Actually, I take it back, I think you were probably going for satire/parody by pointing to a 4-game sample when the entire conversation about Sanchez’s hype was not a discussion of whether he’s good but of whether his stock rose too much based on a relatively small sample size of games.

        Kidding aside, I think you’re referring to this conversation, and, if you are, I think you’re mischaracterizing it pretty significantly.

        • V

          I wasn’t replying to anything re: conversations on RAB.

          • V

            You’re not THAT important. Sorry.

            • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              What were you responding to?

            • Sayid J.

              Don’t think he was implying that he was important… you did seem to reference a specific instance…

  • jon

    Man what is wrong with brackman

    • Monteroisdinero

      overrated (in house) ?

      • Steve H

        Last year his BB/9 was 2.5. This year, before tonight, it was 5.5. That doesn’t have anything to do with how he’s rated, he’s just struggling mightily with his control and command.

        • special kid

          somthing hurts inside his arm

  • Plank

    Maybe the extra inch Brackman grew is screwing up his mechanics. Tall pitchers take longer to get good and Brackman just turned the corner last year. He may need to relearn all his timings and relearn how to pitch with his new body.



  • Sabermetrically Challenged

    dellin won’t have a successful future as a starter

    • mbonzo


    • Slugger27

      who cares as long as he dominates the 8th

  • Dan

    any update on how many games Slade Heathcott will be getting suspended?

    • icebird753

      5 i think

    • Samuel

      Slade is going to sit five games and play Thursday.

      • Rob NY

        Somebody needs to tell Slade his actions don’t just affect him. They affect DOTF!

  • pat

    Turley is finally starting to find some consistency.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    I’m just following the game on Gamecast, but did Gardner seriously just get caught stealing again? WTF is wrong with him

    • BigTimeBartolo

      oops this is dotf, not the game thread…

      • Slugger27

        he got picked off. went on first movement and lester threw over

  • Naved

    Dellin Betances now sport a 0.76 ERA

    • Skip

      I want to be excited too, but the skeptic in me is wary of his BB/K ratio…though I am optimistic and if he gets that sorted out he can pitch deep into games. Because, even with 5 walks he threw 92 pitches in 5.2 innings? That’s some quick outs there.

      • murakami

        I’m not sure where you’re getting this idea that he walks people. He doesn’t. He’s still in early season mode and even then, he yielded zero walks in two of his five starts. The last time he really walked anybody was 2009. Yeah quick outs because they can’t square him up. It’s pathetic watching guys trying to get a piece of him. Today they upped his pitch totals. He didn’t walk anyone ’til the 3rd. Probably getting a little tired.

        • Steve H

          2010 is the only year he didn’t walk guys. Command has certainly been an issue with him and this year hasn’t been great in that department.

          • murakami

            First of all, he was healthy for the first time last year. Secondly, the news of last year was that he was able to repeat his delivery and self correct. He moved up in class and was the No. 1 pitcher in AA. Today, he went up to 96 pitches in this game after throwing like 75. He started a blister. He does not have consistent command issues. Occasionally, he doesn’t follow through on his CB & gets it up. His fb command is good enough that they bite and think it’s a strike but it rises up and out where they have no chance of even getting the bat on it. I see all his Trenton starts. He’s real good.

            • special kid

              i trust you………

            • Steve H

              I see all his Trenton starts. He’s real good.

              He still walks a ton of guys, you must see that.

              • Naved

                Command is the only thing that is holding Betances back. His stuff is overpowering right now the AA batters.

              • murakami

                Dude, what are you talking about?? They’re upping his innings. No, I’m not seeing it. Go look at his stats, will you?

                • Steve H

                  Are we talking about the same guy, Betances?

                  He’s walking over 4 batters per 9 innings both this year and in his minor league career. That’s a lot. I’m not saying it’s not correctable or he won’t improve, but he walks a lot of guys. Not an opinion.

                  • murakami

                    Um, he’s had five starts this year & in two he’s walked no one.

                    He was coming back from the blister which skewed things & they are upping his innings. Do you want to hold the piss on this? Let him get a little further into the season before you decide he has a BB problem? You’re going to be pleasantly surprised :).

                    • Sayid J.

                      Except one of the starts in which he walked none was 3.1 innings.

                      You know, you are allowed to admit that he’s walked a lot of guys per inning this year…

            • pat

              It is physically impossible to throw a pitch that rises.

              • murakami

                Haha. You haven’t seen Betances’ fastball. Classical physics don’t apply.

          • Samuel

            The ever-present, always positive Steve H.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Best part of this little hot-streak for Sanchez… After 32K/5BB in his first 23 games, he’s got 1K/4BB in last 4 games.

  • Reggie C.

    That Charleston lineup is looking mighty dangerous and didnt even field Heathcott.

    Not sure which is the more potent battery: Murphy/Segedin, or, Murphy/Sanchez. Could Murphy beat Segedin to Tampa and start at 3B going forward …

    Very interesting decisions the farm directors hopefully need to make 20 games from now …

    • Samuel

      Murphy definitely goes to Tampa first (with Heathcott) first as he is in second stint in Charleston.

      Let Segedin play at least half to a 3/4 pro season before he gets bumped.

    • YankeeGrunt

      Don’t forget, Lyerly is the 3B at Tampa. Now he’s not young for a prospect and may profile as an organizational type in the long run, but for stretches he was the only one there who was hitting.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Jesus’ power is showing. And he walked. Can we kill the concerns like he isn’t hitting?

    • murakami

      They’re just not pitching to him, that’s all. He’s worn out his welcome in AAA. Bring him up.

      • Sayid J.

        Given the fact that he’s only walked 6 times in 30 games, it looks like they are pitching to him…

        • murakami

          No, they’re feeding him offspeed stuff. Not talking about his BB rates. He’s settling for less slug but he’s hitting. They’re not feeding him fastballs any more.

  • Slugger27

    we need a prospect profile for ramon flores

  • IRF

    Rough day for 2/3 of the killer B’s

    • jon

      You think that Betances had a bad night?

    • first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

      Brackman and Sean Black?

      • pat

        5 walks in 5 innings isn’t good.

        • first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

          Agreed, but I would hardly say he had a “Rough day”.

  • CMP

    Brackman’s shitty pitching so far is pretty discouraging. He was the one B who had a legitimate chance to help the big club this year.

    • murakami

      Banuelos will probably be up in September.

  • murakami

    On Betances:

    The guy has pitched 5 games this year. He got up to 92 pitches today for the first time this season.

    Why are you disregarding 71 IP at high A when he had a 2.41 BB/9 rate and in AA, in 14.1 IP, he had a 1.88 BB/9 rate.

    Before today’s game – which will show how the SS skews things, he had pitched only 18 innings and his BB rate was 3.00 BB/9.

    What aren’t you getting about the sample size??

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      My recent statements about Heathcott aside, Betances has long been my favorite prospect, so don’t take this as someone looking to take shots at the kid… But you’re being ridiculous. You can argue that it’s early in the season, and his BB/9 were down in 2010, so let’s see how he does as the season progresses before going too nuts about the walks, but to act as though there’s absolutely no history/concern of BB problems with Betances is willful ignorance.

      Year IP BB/9
      ’06 23.1 2.7
      ’07 25.0 6.1
      ’08 121.2 4.6
      ’09 44.1 5.5
      ’10 85.1 2.3
      ’11 23.2 4.2 (incl. 9 BBs in last 10.2 IP)

      Whether you agree with the people concerned with Betances’s control or not, can you at least admit you understand why there’s a concern about control with regard to a 6’8″ pitcher, who the organization always expected to have control issues, with his stat lines in his MiLB career?

      • murakami

        Come back to me when he’s had 50 IP.

        It’s one thing to say (as someone who does not even SEE HIS STARTS) it seems Betances turned a corner last year let’s hope it continues.

        It’s another to quote such a SSS with alarm as if it’s some red flag indicating some regression & issue of “walking people” going forward. I’m not willfully doing anything.

        He’s not a pinpoint guy like Banuelos, what he’s got is size, plus pitches & variety of pitches and enough command to go with crazy stuff and velocity. He also knows how to pitch.

        He’s constantly painted as being like Brackman or Daniel Cabrera- huge guy with too many moving parts that’s always teetering on control problems. I’m telling you, he’s not that guy. If you want to worry about something that belies the progress he’s made, go for it.

        Tell you what, if he’s walking the park after 50 IP, I’ll pay attention to it. I just don’t see him as that guy.

  • Larry Rothchild’s Yarmulke

    Number’s like this make me think that Buddy is a AAAA player.

  • CapitalT

    They should move Norton up before he hurts himself again