Relievers give it up on the farmBy
Four Charleston River Dogs are heading to the Low-A South Atlantic League All-Star Game: Slade Heathcott, J.R. Murphy, Kyle Roller, and Mikey O’Brien. Poor Nik Turley. Also check out NoMaas’ interview with Murphy. Good stuff as usual.
- Triple-A Scranton lost. Nothing too exciting on offense, just doubles by Jorge Vazquez and Brandon Laird. Andrew Brackman allowed four runs in 5.2 IP, though the good news is that hit 96. Kanekoa Texeira stunk in relief then exited with an injury, so Ryan Pope and George Kontos cleaned things up. Jesus Montero is still out with an eye infection and did not play.
- Double-A Trenton lost, walk-off style. Cody Johnson continued his hot streak with another homer, and Ray Kruml tripled. That’s pretty much it offensively. The Ghost of Kei Igawa gave up just one run in 6.2 innings, but Fernando Hernandez blew it when he gave up a two run homer to this guy.
- High-A Tampa won. Abe Almonte, Rob Lyerly, and Kevin Mahoney all had two hits. Walt Ibarra drove in two and doubled. Josh Romanski was fantastic, striking out seven and allowing just four baserunners (three hits and a walk) in six scoreless innings.
- Low-A Charleston lost. Slade Heathcott, Rob Segedin, and Ramon Flores all had one hit, but J.R. Murphy went hitless and Gary Sanchez did not play. Mikey O’Brien gave up one run in five ugly innings, then Tommy Kahnle relieved him and walked the farm. Yuck.