Mitchell nearly goes the distance in AAA win


Triple-A Empire State (2-0 win over Rochester)
LF Ray Kruml: 1-4, 1 K
SS Doug Bernier, DH Jack Cust, 3B Kevin Russo, RF Colin Curtis & C Craig Tatum: all 0-3 — Bernier, Russo, Curtis, and Tatum all struck out once
CF Dewayne Wise: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K — missed a few games because he was banged up, and he comes back mashing like he never left
1B Steve Pearce: 2-3, 2 RBI
2B Ramiro Pena: 1-3, 1 R, 1 K
RHP D.J. Mitchell: 8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 6/5 GB/FB — 60 of 86 pitches were strikes (69.8%), also picked a runner off first … retired the last eleven men he faced … I’m surprised they didn’t let him finish this one off, you don’t see too many CG SO in the minors
RHP Kevin Whelan: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB — seven of 11 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (7-1 win over Erie)
RF Abe Almonte & 3B Ronnie Mustelier: both 2-4, 1 BB — Almonte drove in a run, struck out twice, and got caught stealing … Mustelier stole a base and came around to score
DH Zoilo Almonte: 1-5, 1 RBI, 1 K – 17 K in 53 PA (32.1%)
LF Cody Johnson: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB
CF Melky Mesa: 1-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB — ended the game with a walk-off outfield assist
C Jose Gil & 1B Luke Murton: both 1-4 — Gil drove in a run … Murton scored
2B Kevin Mahoney: 0-2, 1 R, 2 BB
SS Walt Ibarra: 0-4, 1 R
RHP Cory Arbiso: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 6/3 GB/FB — 44 of 73 pitches were strikes (60.3%)
RHP Ryan Pope: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 28 of 41 pitches were strikes (68.3%)
RHP Kelvin Castro: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0/4 GB/FB — just 12 of 23 pitches were strikes (52.2%)

Low-A Charleston‘s game was cancelled due to rain and will not be made up because they don’t play Augusta again in the first half. High-A Tampa had a scheduled off day.

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Plank

    Hopefully the Mitchells will be split up from now on to reduce confusion. Two Mitchells and two Rangers all on the same night? It’s almost too much too handle.

    • Gonzo

      What about two Almontes in the same lineup?

      • Plank

        Brain: Exploded

        • Havok9120

          Like a blood sausage?

          Who gets the reference?

  • BigGuy

    DJ was outstanding tonight. He faced only 1 man over the limit. The 2 hits were wiped out by a DP and the picked the runner off on the 2nd hit. His 2nd outstanding start of his 3 he’s made.

  • Plank

    I asked this in the game thread, but it’s more fitting here.

    When do you think Cito Culver will drop switch hitting?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Not for a while. He hasn’t even played a full year yet, and they waited a while before having Nunez give up switch-hitting.

    • Gonzo

      Just to spite Keith Law, never.

  • Plank

    A’s prospect Miles Head looks like a giant baby. Appearance, not personality.

  • Donny

    I think I am just as disappointed with a River Dogs rainout as I would be with a big league rainout.

  • forensic

    I’m surprised they didn’t let him finish this one off, you don’t see too many CG SO in the minors

    Gotta manage to the save…

  • YankeeSooner

    Think Wise makes it to Fenway? Nunez in that funky OF makes me cringe– almost as much as Ibanez, and to be honest Andruw had some Manny-like moments tonight…

  • Greg

    Hughes to AAA, Phelps to the rotation, Mitchell to the long man?

  • Smallz

    If Charleston’s games were broadcasted I’d be watching all of them