Apr
24

Sanchez goes deep in Tampa loss

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Triple-A Scranton (5-4 loss to Columbus)

  • 2B Corban Joseph: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 E (fielding) — 15 hits in his last 42 at-bats (.357) with six doubles and three homers
  • RF Thomas Neal: 1-1, 1 2B — left the game with a tight hamstring
  • LF Zoilo Almonte: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K — stuck in a 4-for-30 (.133) slump
  • 1B Dan Johnson: 0-0, 1 R, 4 BB – shades of Jack Cust
  • 3B David Adams: 1-4, 2 RBI, 2 K — ten hits in his last 27 at-bats (.371)
  • DH Cody Johnson: 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
  • CF Melky Mesa: 0-3, 3 K, 1 HBP — no contact kinda day
  • RHP Ryan Pope: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 39 of 58 pitches were strikes (67%) … making the spot start because of the rainout/doubleheader over the weekend
  • RHP Mark Montgomery: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 0/3 GB/FB – only 19 of 41 pitches were strikes (46%)
  • RHP Cody Eppley: 1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 20 of 33 pitches were strikes (61%)

Double-A Trenton (5-4 loss to Akron)

  • CF Ramon Flores: 0-5
  • RF Tyler Austin: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K — eight hits in his last 22 at-bats (.364)
  • 1B Kyle Roller: 2-4, 2 K
  • 3B Rob Segedin: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP, 2 E (fielding, throwing) — nine errors already
  • DH Slade Heathcott: 1-4, 1 R — stuck in a 7-for-39 rut (.179)
  • C Kyle Higashioka: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI — all he does is get extra-base hits it seems, has for years
  • RHP Caleb Cotham: 4 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 9/1 GB/FB, 1 E (fielding) — 44 of 74 pitches were strikes (59%)
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 18 of 30 pitches were strikes (60%)
  • RHP Branden Pinder: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K — 18 of 33 pitches were strikes (55%)

High-A Tampa (9-7 loss to Clearwater)

  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-3, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — 12 strikeouts and 11 walks in 19 games
  • 1B Rob Refsnyder: 2-5, 2 RBI, 1 K — super duper extra early favorite for my Minor League Hitter of the Year Award
  • C Gary Sanchez: 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — fourth homer already
  • DH Francisco Arcia & 1B Fu-Lin Kuo: both 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — Arcia struck out once, Kuo twice
  • RHP Scottie Allen: 5 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 5/4 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (6-5 win over West Virginia)

  • CF Jake Cave: 1-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
  • SS Cito Culver: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-4, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K — four hits in his last 21 at-bats (.190) with nine strikeouts
  • C Peter O’Brien: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 PB, 1 E (throwing) — that’s six passed balls in 15 games behind the plate
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K — seven hits in his last 40 at-bats (.175)
  • LF Taylor Dugas: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB — eleven walks and four strikeouts in 19 games
  • RHP Jose Campos: 3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 38 of 58 pitches were strikes (66%) … nine strikeouts and four walks in 12 innings
  • LHP Evan Rutckyj: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 4/3 GB/FB — 40 of 67 pitches were strikes (60%)
Categories : Down on the Farm

29 Comments»

  1. Joe NY Fan in TX says:

    Where has Higashioka been all year?

  2. MickeyP says:

    I didn’t realize Sanchez was having such a strong April .306/.386/.542. Hopefully he keeps this up and will be in Trenton by mid May. On another note Heathcott is off to an awfully slow start. I wonder if the injuries are hampering him or if AA was a bit much after only 61 games at Tampa.

    • Laz says:

      Give him time to adjust. He showed he was fine in FSL, so Trenton it is. He has lost a lot of time to injuries, his development timeframe is going to be different.

      • MickeyP says:

        I understand what you’re saying, but I think everyone was hoping for a quicker start than .182/.281/.255. He’s only 6 for his last 39 and 3 for his last 34 excluding one game. That includes 9 strikeouts, 8 walks, and only 2 extra base hits. I’m as high on Slade as anyone but let’s get it going. This is a big year for him.

  3. Danny says:

    Any reason for the Rutycki/Campos piggybacking ?

  4. Cool Lester Smooth says:

    Shit. It’s looking like Greg Bird is not in fact “Joe Mauer meets Nick Johnson.”

    • Samuel says:

      Its been 18 games and 84 PAs. Bird has an OBP of .405. Isn’t that what is so important with most of you guys?

      Have no fear, the power will come.

      When a young player walks a lot ans strikes out a lot, there might be a tendency to take TOO MANY pitches. Gets you lots of walks, but also puts the hitter in lots of early two strike counts, too.

      And not many hitters have high slugging percentages when hitting in two-strike counts.

  5. Deathstroke Heathcott says:

    :(

  6. qwerty says:

    Heathcott looks like a total bust.

  7. Naved says:

    You know you are a BEAST when your off night consist of giving up NO HITS and NO RUNS.

    Monty! Monty! Monty! Can’t wait till he gets to the majors.

  8. shittyshittybangbang says:

    This kid Campos worries me. Have a f’d feeling that he’ll eventually get that elbow surgery that he probably shoulda had last year. But what do I know, hopefully not.

  9. shittyshittybangbang says:

    After last nights game, I need some some good f’ing news from dotf. Nothing big, mild mannered r.flores goes trout fishing. Wow, last nights game sucked ass.

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