May
27

Austin’s big day carries Thunder to a win

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Triple-A Scranton (8-0 win over Norfolk)

  • 2B Corban Joseph: 0-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP
  • RF Thomas Neal: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K — hitting .355/.459/.484 with more walks (six) than strikeouts (five), but it’s only 37 plate appearances
  • LF Zoilo Almonte: 3-4, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS — 19 hits in his last 47 at-bats (.404), so he’s starting to head up
  • 3B Ronnie Mustelier: 3-5, 2 R, 1 RBI — ten hits in his last 28 at-bats (.357), so he’s starting to come around again
  • CF Melky Mesa: 0-4, 1 K
  • RHP Chien-Ming Wang: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 10/8 GB/FB — 48 of 83 pitches were strikes (58%) … pretty close to vintage CMW with all the quick outs, just need a few more grounders and a few less fly balls

Double-A Trenton (7-4 win over Bowie)

  • LF Ramon Flores: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • RF Tyler Austin: 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI — needed a big game like this, hope more are on the way
  • C J.R. Murphy: 0-5, 1 K
  • RHP Jose Ramirez: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 4/4 GB/FB — 56 of 91 pitches were strikes (62%) … served up two homers, the fourth and fifth of the year in 31.1 innings after allowing just seven in 98.2 innings last year
  • RHP Tommy Kahnle: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 11 of 16 pitches were strikes (69%)

High-A Tampa had a scheduled off-day. On Memorial Day. Bad job by the schedule makers.

Low-A Charleston (11-5 win over Rome)

  • CF Jake Cave: 0-5, 1 K
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 2-5, 1 R, 1 K — 19 hits in his last 51 at-bats (.373) with three doubles, a triple, a homer, eight walks, and eight strikeouts …
  • 1B Rey Nunez: 3-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI — had been a 7-for-37 slump (.189)
  • LHP Evan Rutckyj: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 2 HB, 6/6 GB/FB
Categories : Down on the Farm

13 Comments»

  1. JonS says:

    Maybe Bichette got tired of hearing how he was a bust. Or maybe his dad got tired of it and got on him.

  2. The Thumb says:

    Math on CMW’s pitch count is messed up somewhere

  3. Leg-End says:

    Nice night for the hitters all round.

  4. Laz says:

    Dante has gotten on base every day since Cito got ‘injured’

  5. fin says:

    So is this guy Thomas Neal a real prospect? Don’t remember ever having heard of him in any of the things I read about prospects. Seems to be killing it.

    • Robinson Tiapia says:

      Released by Cleveland, I believe. Fringe guy who may, or may not, strike gold somewhere anyway.

  6. fin says:

    Never mind, I looked him up and got the picture.

  7. emac2 says:

    37 plate appearances

  8. CONservative governMENt says:

    Does Bichette make the post-draft top 30?

  9. LeDuke73 says:

    There will be some interesting choices to make. I think the following will be dropped, Culver, R. Santana, M. Mesa, Betances. Warren,Adams, and Romine may not qualify any longer. You have to figure at least 3 draftees should make the list. That would leave four spots for Z. Almonte, R. Depaula, Encinas, Cave, Bird, or Enns. I think Enns and Cave get left out.

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