Flores & Sanchez homer in wins


RHP Danny Burawa has been placed on the Double-A Trenton DL with left knee bursitis, according to Josh Norris. Meanwhile, Norris says SS Cito Culver was placed on the DL recently with an ankle injury. It’s not considered serious and he’s expected back soon.

Triple-A Scranton (10-8 loss to Norfolk)

  • 2B Corban Joseph: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • RF Thomas Neal: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding) — 13 hits in his last 31 at-bats (.419)
  • LF Zoilo Almonte: 3-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K — 13 hits in his last 32 at-bats (.406)
  • 3B Ronnie Mustelier: 0-4, 1 BB
  • CF Melky Mesa: 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 K
  • RHP Brett Marshall: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 5 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 5/3 GB/FB — 48 of 93 pitches were strikes (52%) … ugly season continues
  • RHP Mark Montgomery: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 27 of 51 pitches were strikes (53%) … first appearance with more strikeouts than walks in a little less than two weeks
  • RHP Cody Eppley: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GB/FB — only 11 of 24 pitches were strikes (46%), though one of the walks was intentional

Double-A Trenton (4-1 win over Erie)

  • CF Ramon Flores: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — second homer of the year and second in the last three days
  • DH Slade Heathcott: 0-4, 2 K
  • RF Tyler Austin: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B — eight hits in his last 19 at-bats (.421) with three doubles and two homers
  • LHP Nik Turley: 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 6/1 GB/FB — 39 of 64 pitches were strikes (61%) … he actually came out of the bullpen because of the weather, didn’t want to lose him to a rain delay in the early innings

High-A Tampa (6-4 loss to Daytona in 11 innings, walk-off style)

  • CF Mason Williams: 0-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 3-5, 2 RBI, 1 SB — was ejected in the night for arguing a bang-bang play at first
  • DH Rob Refsnyder: 0-4 , 2 BB, 1 K
  • C Gary Sanchez: 2-6, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K — picked a runner off second with a snap throw … already his ninth homer of the year
  • LF Ben Gamel: 2-3, 2 BB, 2 SB
  • LHP Cesar Cabral: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 2/1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (9-8 win over Rome)

  • LF Taylor Dugas: 3-5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB — threw a runner out at second … has reached base 201 times in 101 pro games
  • CF Jake Cave: 0-4 — threw a runner out at the plate
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — 14 hits in his last 34 at-bats (.412)
  • C Peter O’Brien: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI — has hit 16 homers signing last year, the most in the organization by a non-Sanchez catcher (by a lot)
  • RHP Jose Campos: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 33/11 K/BB in 32.1 innings
Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. forensic says:

    Sanchez’s game is still going but you know he homered in a win? That’s impressive.

  2. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Do we think Stairs actually makes it all the way?

    • forensic says:

      Who knows, but his line up there isn’t correct, according to the box score. It’s actually 1.1 innings, 2 BB, 1 K, along with the WP and HBP.

      Safe to say the control isn’t quite back yet.

  3. jack florham says:

    What’s the deal with Montgomery? How come they’re pitching him so often, and for multiple innings and high pitch counts?

    • pat says:

      He’s basically going every 4 days. They do it for all their big relief prospects to get them regular work instead of waiting for save situations.

    • Laz says:

      Word was that they are still trying to build up his arm strength. Trying to tire out the arm while giving him time to rest back up.

  4. Dave m says:

    I just watched the Charlston game. For some reason the announcer kept calfing Campos “Vincente Campos”

  5. Laz says:

    Dugas might make an exciting top of the order hitter if he can keep his obp over .400. He will have to do just that too, LFer with no power and not great speed will have trouble moving up.

  6. pat says:

    Here’s to hoping once the weather heats up so will the bats.

  7. Laz says:

    Dante’s obp is about to go over .300. Get the champagne ready.

  8. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Since I didn’t see it until now, whoever responded to me in the Sanchez thread needs to learn what ceiling means before making a retort…

  9. Mark says:

    Bring Almonte up, and give him some starts vs rhp. Ichiro is terrible.

  10. Richard Leo says:

    Ben Gamel has a nice season,though the power is still waiting.

  11. Wayne says:

    I want tommy kahnle to get promoted to aaa by august.

  12. Robert says:

    Agree on Almonte time to get some bats into this lineup.

  13. joeo says:

    I know his ship has just about sailed and he is old for his league, but quietly, Carmen Angelini has had a pretty good year.

  14. Poconos Adam says:

    Taylor Dugas: 4th OFer? Second Tier starter (and therefore trade bait?) Any news about his defense? He is an OBP machine, but little power or speed…..

    DOTF puts him up here once or twice per week, but not everyday. Difference of opinion among the DOTF staff?

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