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


  1. Plank says:

    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.

  2. BigGuy says:

    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.

  3. Plank says:

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

    When do you think Cito Culver will drop switch hitting?

  4. Plank says:

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

  5. Donny says:

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

  6. forensic says:

    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…

  7. YankeeSooner says:

    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…

  8. Greg says:

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

  9. Smallz says:

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

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