Flores & Almonte carry Thunder to Game 3 win


Got some notes…

Double-A Trenton (11-7 win over Akron) Akron still leads the best-of-five Championship Series two games to one … LHP Nik Turley gets the ball in Game Four tomorrow
CF Adonis Garcia & 3B David Adams: both 2-4, 2 R – Garcia drew a walk … Adams got hit by a pitch and plated a run
LF Ramon Flores: 3-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB — been arguably their best hitter in the postseason
RF Zoilo Almonte: 2-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) — ditto the Flores comment
SS Addison Maruszak: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
C J.R. Murphy: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
1B Kevin Mahoney & 2B Walt Ibarra: both 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K — Ibarra stole a base
DH Rob Segedin: 0-4, 3 K
RHP Mikey O’Brien: 2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2 WP, 3/1 GB/FB — 35 of 53 pitches were strikes (66%) … not a great finish to the season, the last few weeks have been rough
RHP Graham Stoneburner: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 4/0 GB/FB — 25 of 35 pitches were strikes (71%)
RHP Tommy Kahnle: 0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 0 K – just six of his 18 pitches were strikes (33%), and I’m surprised it was that many
RHP Branden Pinder: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — nine of 15 pitches were strikes … he escaped Kahnle’s bases loaded, no outs jam in a one run game and touched 96
RHP David Aardsma: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB — had a tiny bit more on him earlier
RHP Mark Montgomery: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GB/FB — only eight of 18 pitches were strikes (44%)
RHP Ryan Pope: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — nine of 15 pitches were strikes

The season is over for Triple-A Empire State, High-A Tampa, Low-A Charleston, Short Season Staten Island, and the Rookie GCL Yanks. Empire State lost their first round playoff series to Pawtucket while the other four failed to make the postseason.

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. 28 this year says:

    How did Kahnle walk three batters but only threw 8 balls? Am i missing something obvious?

  2. Laz says:

    I’m really excited about Flores. He certainly has been underrated by everyone. He doesn’t have the best speed or power, but he takes alot of walks and can still get a decent amount of doubles.

  3. Naved says:

    Anyone got Mark Montgomery’s statline for the postseason so far?

  4. Wayne says:

    If Nova gets bombed tommorrow any chance nik turley gets called up to pitch in his place next time around?

  5. Wayne says:

    Is tommy kahnle injured?

  6. Tom Morea says:

    Great job in covering the minor leagues, Mike!

  7. Wayne says:

    We should call up Ramon Flores. We could use him as dh or as1st baseman. Put swisher in outfield and rest either ichiro or ibanez! I think it’s worth a try!

  8. Bavarian Yankee says:

    “C R.J. Baker is on Great Britain’s qualifying roster for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Good for him.”

    nice. The qualifying tournament takes place in my hometown, so I might have the chance to see him playing.

  9. Robert says:

    Saw Flores last week in person,he is a Major leaguer….So close yet so far Flores,Slade,Austin and Williams throw in Gary Sanchez and here is the answer to the all the holes on the Bronx Bombers!!!

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