Cust homers in Triple-A winBy
RHP Dellin Betances made this week’s Ten Pack, though not in a good way. The blurb is before the paywall, so you can read it without a subscription. “He’s never exactly been mechanically sound at any point in his career, and he’s clearly regressed this year,” wrote Kevin Goldstein, “he has a disturbing tendency to cut off his delivery at release, which costs him balance in a delivery already sorely lacking in that department. The 24 year old just doesn’t look like a starter anymore, and unless he finds the mechanics that once made him a top prospect, he might not look like a reliever either.”
In other news, OF Tyler Austin has been placed on the 7-day DL but confirmed (via Twitter) that he’s getting better and will return soon. Austin left last Thursday’s game with a bruised foot after a take-out slide at second base. Russell Branyan was named the Triple-A International League Offensive Player of the Week while Shane Greene took home High-A Florida State League Pitcher of the Week honors.
Triple-A Empire State (3-1 win to Louisville)
RF Kevin Russo: 1-4, 2 K
2B Corban Joseph: 0-4
LF Ronnie Mustelier & C Frankie Cervelli: both 1-3 — Mustelier walked … Cervelli allowed a passed ball
DH Jack Cust: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — fourth homer in his last seven games and number 13 on the year
1B Russell Branyan: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K — eight hits in his last 24 at-bats (.333) with one double and five homers
3B Brandon Laird: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI — nine hits in his last 28 at-bats (.321)
CF Colin Curtis: 0-3, 1 K,1 SB
SS Doug Bernier: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 CS
RHP Ramon Ortiz: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 8/3 GB/FB — 50 of 78 pitches were strikes (64.1%)
RHP Manny Delcarmen: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 15 of 19 pitches were strikes
LHP Juan Cedeno: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3/0 GB/FB — 11 of 19 pitches were strikes
High-A Tampa (5-0 loss to Daytona)
LF Ramon Flores & DH Neil Medchill: both 1-3 — Flores walked, stole a base, and whiffed … Medchill struck out twice
Everyone Else: combined 0-21, 2 BB, 11 K — Rob Segedin and Kyle Roller drew the walks … Segedin also got caught stealing
LHP Nik Turley: 2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 2/0 GB/FB — first start off the DL with a blister issue, so I assume he was on a pitch count … he did allow two singles to lead off the third before being lifted, however
LHP Matt Bashore: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 4/3 GB/FB
RHP Manny Barreda: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/2 GB/FB
RHP Branden Pinder: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 2/0 GB/FB
Low-A Charleston had their doubleheader rained out. The first game was supposed to be the completion of yesterday’s game, which was suspended due to rain with out in the fourth inning. That game will be completed tomorrow as part of a doubleheader. No idea if or when they will make up the second game, tonight’s regularly scheduled game.
Double-A Trenton had a scheduled day off.