May
18

No homers for Charleston in loss

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Jordan Parraz is out with a hamstring injury, and it might be a while. The Triple-A Scranton outfield is short as it is with Greg Golson on the disabled list (also a hammy) and Chris Dickerson in the big leagues, but they still have Justin Maxwell and Dan Brewer out there, plus Kevin Russo and Brandon Laird can handle left in a pinch.

Meanwhile, Mark Prior (remember him?) threw from 60 and 90 feet in the outfield today for at least 20 minutes. He’s been on the shelf for about four weeks with a groin injury, and his June opt out date isn’t all that far away. If Rafael Soriano‘s elbow keeps him out for a while, there’s a very real chance that Prior could get a shot in the big leagues within a month.

Triple-A Scranton (5-4 loss to Lehigh Valley in 11 innings)
Kevin Russo, LF: 1 for 6, 1 R, 3 K
Dan Brewer, RF: 1 for 6, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K
Jesus Montero, DH: 0 for 5, 1 K – stuck in a little 8-for-40 (.200) slump, though he just missed a homer today
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Justin Maxwell, CF: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB – up to 61 K in 37 games
Brandon Laird, 3B: 2 for 2, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB – 13 for his last 39 (.333)
Ramiro Pena, 2B: 0 for 5
Gus Molina, C: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 3 K – threw out three of five potential base stealers
Doug Bernier, SS: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Adam Warren, RHP: 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 5 K, 0-3 GB/FB - just 48 of 93 pitches were strike (51.6%) … 24 BB in 45 IP this year after 33 BB in 135.1 IP last year … maybe the jump after just 54.1 IP in Double-A was too soon
Buddy Carlyle, RHP: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2-2 GB/FB – 25 of 35 pitches were strikes (71.4%)
Randy Flores, LHP: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – eight pitches, three strikes
Lance Pendleton RHP: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB – 31 of 50 pitches were strikes (62%)
Kevin Whelan, RHP: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0-1 GB/FB – half of his ten pitches were strikes … allowed an inherited runner to score the go-ahead run

Double-A Trenton was washed out. They’re going to make this one up as part of an August 16th doubleheader.

High-A Tampa (5-4 win over St. Lucie)
Abe Almonte, CF, Walt Ibarra, SS & Rob Lyerly, 3B: all 1 for 4, 1 K – Almonte drove in two, walked, and committed a fielding error
Niel Medchill, RF: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Kyle Higashioka, DH: 2 for 4, 1 R – had just one hit in his last 13 at-bats
Kevin Mahoney, 1B: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 BB – five for his last ten after a 1-for-12 stretch
Kelvin Castro, 2B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
DeAngelo Mack, LF: 1 for 2, 1 RBI
Hector Rabago, C: 0 for 2
Brett Marshall, RHP: 5 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 7-0 GB/FB – well at least he got some grounders
Preston Claiborne, RHP: 2 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Ryan Flannery, RHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 4-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (8-4 loss to Savannah)
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 1 for 4, 2 RBI, 3 K, 1 SB – unless I’m counting wrong, this is the final game of Slade Heathcott’s supposed five-game suspension
Anderson Feliz, 2B & Kelvin DeLeon, RF: both 0 for 3, 3 K - Feliz walked
Ramon Flores, LF, J.R. Murphy, DH & Rob Segedin, 3B: all 1 for 4, 1 K – Murphy scored a run
Kyle Roller, 1B: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Gary Sanchez, C: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 PB – ten for his last 24 (.417) with three doubles and three homers
Jose Mojica, SS: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 RBI
Zach Nuding, RHP: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 6 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 3-5 GB/FB – he’s gotten hit around the last two times out, time to make an adjustment
Nathan Forer, RHP: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2-3 GB/FB
Michael Recchia, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 4-1 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm

15 Comments»

  1. mbonzo says:

    Not the best DOTF.
    Go Sanchez!

  2. Andrew says:

    Zach Nuding has the number of the beast. #May21st

  3. Steve H says:

    So Montero is in a mini-slump. Does that mean he’s again bored with Scranton?

    • mbonzo says:

      He’s got things on his mind, like stopping his father from rapturing the world before he gets to the majors.

  4. IRF says:

    It seems like every pitcher in the system is struggling with control

  5. forensic says:

    Prior had a groin injury, not an arm injury.

  6. JD says:

    Montero isn’t ready for prime time.

  7. JD says:

    Montero isn’t ready for prime time.

  8. radnom says:

    Priors opt out date is a non-issue.

    He was always going to get a shot when he was healthy, and hes not going to opt out before he is healthy so I think you conclusion that they might hurry to get him in before the opt out date comes is flawed. He will take as long as he needs.

  9. Ted Nelson says:

    Nice to see Laird and Sanchez getting it going after rough starts.

  10. Greg says:

    Think Pendelton would have pitched if they knew Noesi was going to throw 4 innings last night?

    I think no.

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