Remember David Adams? He’s still out with a leg issue that can be traced back to the broke ankle he suffered last May, but apparently the plan is to have him back with Double-A Trenton by the All-Star break. So figure he’ll be back within a month or so. Austin Romine, meanwhile, has a “mild concussion” and will be out a minimum of seven days. Don’t screw around with head injuries, give the kid as much time as he needs.
As for the good news, Tim Norton has been deservedly promoted to Triple-A Scranton. He’s taking the place of the injured Kanekoa Texeira, who left last night’s game some kind of injury. I wonder if the injury contributed to his awfulness, can’t rule it out. Anyway, the draft is over, so this is the last night of bullet points…
- Triple-A Scranton won. They had four hits total on offense, two by my man Gus Molina. David Phelps struck out eight in seven scoreless innings, Norton struck out two in his Triple-A debut, and Kevin Whelan nailed it down for his 18th save. Jesus Montero did not play, he’s still battling that eye infection.
- Double-A Trenton won. Cody Johnson hit another homer, his second in as many days and eleventh in the last month. Jose Pirela, of all people, went deep twice, which is crazy because he came into the year with five homers in the first three years of his career. Nothing too exciting on the pitching side, Shaeffer Hall gave up five runs in five innings and Naoya Okamoto tossed two scoreless.
- Both High-A Tampa and Low-A Charleston had scheduled off days.