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Thursday Night Open Thread
Mailbag: Perez, Hughes, Catchers, Promotions

Triple-A Scranton (8-5 loss to Durham)

  • 2B Corban Joseph: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RF Brennan Boesch: 3-5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI — had two hits in his first five games since being sent down
  • LF Zoilo Almonte: 0-4, 1 K
  • 3B Ronnie Mustelier: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
  • CF Melky Mesa: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
  • RHP Brett Marshall: 4 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 9/0 GB/FB — 49 of 83 pitches were strikes (59%) … hooray ground balls?

Double-A Trenton (9-4 loss to Richmond)

  • CF Ramon Flores: 1-5
  • RF Tyler Austin: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — still stuck in a 3-for-29 rut (.103)
  • C J.R. Murphy: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
  • DH Slade Heathcott: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K — hitting streak is up to nine games
  • LHP Nik Turley: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 5 K, 1 Balk, 1 HB, 2/1 GB/FB — 37 of 73 pitches were strikes (51%)
  • LHP Francisco Rondon: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 26 of 46 pitches were strikes (57%)
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 1.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 24 of 45 pitches were strikes (53%)

High-A Tampa (12-4 loss to Bradenton)

  • CF Mason Williams: 3-4, 1 R — had been an 0-for-12 rut
  • DH Angelo Gumbs & 2B Rob Refsnyder: both 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K — Refsnyder doubled
  • C Gary Sanchez: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 E (throwing) — nine hits in his last 30 at-bats (.300)
  • LF Ben Gamel: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI — six hits in his last 13 at-bats (.462) with four doubles
  • RHP Bryan Mitchell: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 10 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 7/5 GB/FB — 53 of 90 pitches were strikes (59%)
  • RHP Charlie Short: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 26 of 42 pitches were strikes (62%)

Low-A Charleston (12-7 win over Greenville)

  • CF Jake Cave: 3-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — 14 hits in his last 37 at-bats (.378)
  • SS Cito Culver: 1-4, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
  • C Peter O’Brien: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 E (missed catch)
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-3, 2 RBI, 1 BB
  • RHP Jose Campos: 4 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 7/1 GB/FB — 38 of 50 pitches were strikes (76%) … four innings! it’s a DotF miracle
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Thursday Night Open Thread
Mailbag: Perez, Hughes, Catchers, Promotions
  • forensic

    Rough night for starting pitchers throughout the organization.

  • NeilT

    Some pretty ugly pitching lines all over tonight. I thought Marshall’s was bad, then I saw Mitchell’s – but it’s pretty impressive to give up 10 runs, only five of which were earned. Way to go A-ball defense.

    Is Slade quietly coming around now? He was my vote for rookie watch (ahead of Sanchez).

  • YankeeGrunt

    Cave has been very impressive, considering he’s a HS draftee with almost no reps in short season (EXST excepted). IIRC he has been described as possessing average power, couple that with the contact tool and speed and he could be dynamite. The K rate needs to come down but otherwise the start has been as good as we can hope.

    • Pseudoyanks

      Does Cave have speed? I don’t recall that tool for him.

      • YankeeGrunt

        As I understood it he had very good speed prior to the stuff with the kneecap, the hope is that it returns.

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          The Baseball America scouting report says he’s “got enough speed for the corner OF”. Pretty much damning with faint praise.

      • Samuel

        Yes, he runs well.

    • FrankeeYankee

      If he changes his name to Dave, I’ll be a huge fan.

      • Bob Buttons

        What if he changes his last name to Blake?

        • vicki

          dave cave is better.

          • Mscott

            Clearly he should change his first name to Man.

  • Pseudoyanks

    With Bichette and Culver struggling in Charleston, nobody is talking about how Yeicok has gone soft.

    • forensic

      That was weak…

      • Pseudoyanks

        I instantly regretted it. We really should be able to delete our own comments

        • forensic

          Nah, this isn’t the response I was looking for.

          • Pseudoyanks

            That’s why I gave it to you.

            • forensic

              boo, I had that on a tee for a TWSS response…

              Sorry, just trying to pass the time on a slow night at work. :-)

              • FrankeeYankee

                You could always try working.

                • forensic

                  Wow, thanks, I never thought of that…

                  Or, I am working on extra stuff with two screens, am caught up on my workload, and don’t exactly work in a career where I just go and create new work on my own…

              • Bob Buttons

                You could always go enjoy cracked.com or Sporcle (trivia site). Both of them keeps me busy for hours, if I let them.

                • vicki

                  i quit reading the paper. i quit rab, for a time. sporcle is evil.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      Yeah, his flaccid performance has been leaving me cold.

      • vicki

        ow.

  • Gary Sanchez

    When am I getting promoted. I need to give AA a try.

    • Bob Buttons

      Blame mass production. AA batteries grows on trees.

  • Buddy

    Don’t be so down on urself…. i chuckled.

  • vicki

    saying now, loud and proud. i’m a brennan boesch fan. memorize.

  • Wayne

    It would appear that upcoming draft will Have better starting pitching available than position players! Word to the wise! we should be drafting the strength of the draft which is college starting pitching and then high school starting pitching

    • JohnC

      Word to the wiser. You take the best player available regardless of position when your turn comes up, especially in the early rounds.

  • Josh

    Nik Laloosh…