Apr
26

Austin’s power not enough in Charleston loss

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Bryan Mitchell headlined today’s Minor League Update after last night’s gem. The article if free, you don’t need a subscription, so head on over and check it out.

In other news, Rob Lyerly is heading to North Carolina to get a second opinion on his injured shoulder and may need surgery, which sounds awfully familiar after this week. He was hitting .176/.263/.529 in 19 PA for Double-A Trenton before getting hurt. Graham Stoneburner threw a simulated game today; he’s been on the shelf with a groin strain.

Triple-A Empire State (6-4 loss to Lehigh Valley)
CF Colin Curtis: 0-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
C Frankie Cervelli: 1-4, 1 HBP — got hit by a pitch in the fit, but walked away fine
RF Dewayne Wise: 3-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — gotta think he gets the call if Brett Gardner doesn’t come back soon
1B Steve Pearce: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB — he’s more than replaced Jorge Vazquez’s production
DH Jack Cust: 1-5, 2 K
3B Brandon Laird: 1-5, 1 R, 1 K
LF Kevin Russo: 3-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K — had been in a 4-for-24 rut (.167)
SS Ramiro Pena: 1-4, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
2B Doug Bernier: 1-3
RHP Ramon Ortiz: 5.2 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 7/3 GB/FB — 61 of 90 pitches were strikes (67.8%)
LHP Mike O’Connor: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GB/FB — just 12 of 23 pitches were strikes (52.2%)
SwP Pat Venditte: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 1/0 GB/FB – 17 of 26 pitches were strikes (65.4%) … threw from the left side exclusively again
RHP Jason Bulger: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GB/FB – 12 of 19 pitches were strikes (63.2%)

Double-A Trenton (9-2 loss to Erie)
RF Abe Almonte: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB — threw a runner out at the plate … 12 for his last 34 (.353)
SS Walt Ibarra, 3B Ronnie Mustelier, DF Cody Johnson & CF Melky Mesa: combined 0-14, 2 BB, 8 K — Ibarra and Mustelier drew the walks, but it’s tough to win when your two through five hitters do that … Mesa threw a runner out at second
1B Luke Murton: 1-4, 1 E (fielding)
LF Neil Medchill: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K
C Jeff Farnham: 0-4, 2 K
2B Yadil Mujica: 3-4, 1 R — got thrown out at second trying to stretch a single into a double to end the game
RHP Craig Heyer: 5 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 2/10 GB/FB — allowed nine baserunners and seven runs in the first inning before settling down
LHP Francisco Rondon: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0/2 GB/FB — 19 of 30 pitches were strikes (63.3%) … 16 K in 12 IP this year, but also 8 BB
RHP Michael Dubee: 2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/4 GB/FB — 21 of 32 pitches were strikes (65.6%)

High-A Tampa (2-1 loss to Brevard County in 11 innings, walk-off style) faced Taylor Jungmann, the 12th overall pick in last year’s draft
LF Ramon Flores & 2B Kelvin Castro: both 0-5 — Flores struck out once, Castro thrice
RF Rob Segedin: 2-5, 1 R
1B Kyle Roller: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K — was pinch-run for in the ninth inning by Jose Toussen, who got thrown out at the plate as the go-ahead run
C J.R. Murphy: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 K — game-tying single in the top of the ninth … threw out two of five attempted base stealers
CF Eduardo Sosa: 1-3, 1 BB
DH Tyson Blaser: 2-4
3B Garrison Lassiter & SS Jose Mojica: both 0-4 — Lassiter struck out
RHP Mikey O’Brien: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 5/2 GB/FB — 19/5 K/BB in 20 IP
RHP Manny Barreda: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 5/0 GB/FB
RHP Mark Montgomery: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 15/5 K/BB in 10.1 IP
LHP Aaron Dott: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 0/2 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (5-2 loss to Lexington) win streak snapped at ten
CF Mason Williams: 0-4, 1 BB — just his third hitless game of the season (18 games)
LF Ben Gamel: 1-4
C Gary Sanchez: 0-4, 1 K, 1 E (catcher interference)
RF Tyler Austin: 3-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — dude has 43 extra-base hits in 64 career games, that’s 109 extra-base hits over 162 games
3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-4, 1 RBI — dropped in the batting order and he responses with a hit
2B Angelo Gumbs: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
RF Kelvin DeLeon & 1B Rey Nunez: both 0-3, 1 BB — DeLeon struck out twice
SS Anderson Feliz: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 E (both fielding)
RHP Scottie Allen: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 8/2 GB/FB
RHP Zach Varce: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2/1 GB/FB
RHP Mariel Checo: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm

28 Comments»

  1. Mike E says:

    Austin had a double and homerun off this guy. 19th round pick overall in 2010.

  2. Bernard says:

    And just when I was beginning to think the pitchers might be figuring him out. I love Tyler Austin like a father loves a son. Good night, y’all.

  3. pat says:

    ICWUDT Axisa…. and I liked it.

  4. Plank says:

    Tyler Austin is the white Barry Bonds.

  5. Angelo says:

    Austin has 6 home runs in 17 games this year. He hit 6 in 47 games at at two lower levels combined last season.

    Either way, since last season Austin has 12 Home runs in 64 games played.

  6. Tony says:

    So High A ball lost 1-0, but jr murphy had an RBI…?

  7. Now Batting says:

    Looks like they’re trying out Venditte as a loogy

  8. Dan says:

    How does JR Murphy have a game-tying single and an RBI in a 1-0 loss?

  9. STONE COLD Austin Romine says:

    So if Tyler Austin turned out to be … Let’s say a Hunter Pence type player would that fall short of expectations?

  10. vin says:

    I wonder who would do better in the Florida State League… Tampa or Charleson?

  11. JonS says:

    How long until Austin is promoted?

  12. Guest says:

    This Austin thing is getting ridiculous. If he keeps this up through May, he’s got to go Tampa for June, no?

    • Plank says:

      It’s been a few weeks. It’s an impressive hot streak, but if it happened mid-season, it would be a lot less noticeable.

      The only question is which level of competition is better for his development.

  13. Monterowasnotdinero says:

    AAA lineup very depressing.

  14. Brian in NH says:

    rough day down on the farm yesterday i guess.

    and whats up with Venditte pitching only as a lefty? I think he was actually better with his right previously, no? His left was a little more “slop.” Maybe he’s just working on it?

    • Ted Nelson says:

      More velocity with his right, but still doesn’t throw particularly hard.

      I’d imagine he was told his ticket to MLB would be as a LHRP, since they’re so much rarer than RHRPs.

  15. Mike says:

    Why are they given Allen shots in the rotation, but not Checo?

  16. Doug says:

    Some more Austin stuff:
    - 17 XBHs in 17 games this season
    - hit chart: 9 singles, 7 doubles, 4 triples, 6 homers
    - .478 ISO (wow)

  17. steven says:

    I think that mark montgomery should be called up to AA.

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