DotF: McKinney’s big game helps Trenton to a win

Thursday Night Open Thread
Mailbag: Buxton, Severino, Chapman, Giants, Lynn, Warren

Triple-A Scranton (9-1 loss to Louisville)

  • SS Tyler Wade: 0-4, 2 E (fielding, throwing)
  • LF Clint Frazier & 1B Rob Refsnyder: both 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K
  • CF Dustin Fowler & RF Mason Williams: both 1-4 — Fowler committed a fielding error while Williams got picked off third … without knowing exactly what happened, I’d say getting picked off third is worse than making an error
  • RHP Luis Cessa: 4 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 0 K, 9/1 GB/FB — 61 of 90 pitches were strikes (68%) … hooray ground balls, but no strikeouts?
  • RHP Ben Heller: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 17 of 28 pitches were strikes (61%)

Double-A Trenton (5-4 win over New Hampshire)

  • SS Thairo Estrada: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB — hitting .344/.475/.375 despite being more than three years younger than the average Eastern League player
  • 2B Abi Avelino: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-4, 1 K
  • RF Billy McKinney: 3-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB — batting line went from .153/.293/.364 to .222/.356/.444 with this game
  • RHP Yefrey Ramirez: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 6/3 GB/FB — 47 of 60 pitches were strikes (78%), plus he picked a runner off first … gave up five runs in 3.1 innings in his first start, and he’s given up only three runs in 12 innings in two starts since

High-A Tampa (3-2 loss to Palm Beach)

  • SS Jorge Mateo: 1-4, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding) — 10-for-11 in steal attempts in 14 games … he didn’t steal his 10th base until his 31st game last year
  • DH Kyle Holder: 0-4, 2 K
  • CF Trey Amburgey: 2-4, 1 R, 2 2B — his last four hits have gone for extra bases (two doubles, two homers)
  • 2B Nick Solak: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
  • RF Jhalan Jackson: 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
  • LHP Ian Clarkin: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 10/2 GB/FB — 51 of 85 pitches were strikes (60%) … had a 24.1 K% in 80 innings prior to the elbow injury that cost him the entire 2015 regular season … has a 17.6 K% in 133.2 innings since the injury
  • RHP Colten Brewer: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 12 pitches, nine strikes … 10/1 K/BB in 6.1 innings for the minor league Rule 5 Draft pick

Low-A Charleston (4-3 win over Asheville, walk-off style)

  • LF Carlos Vidal: 1-5, 1 3B, 2 RBI — walk-off two-run triple … he also threw runners out at first and home
  • DH Estevan Florial: 0-4, 2 K– left yesterday’s game for an unknown reason, but whatever it was, it couldn’t have been that serious if he was in the lineup tonight
  • 2B Hoy Jun Park: 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS, 1 E fielding) — now 14-for-26 (.538) during his seven-game hitting streak … that’s also his ninth error in nine games in the field
  • 3B Angel Aguilar: 2-3, 1 R
  • C Donny Sands: 0-4, 1 K — off to a 7-for-37 (.189) start … he did pick a runner off third with a snap throw though
  • SS Oswaldo Cabrera: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • CF Leonardo Molina: 1-4
  • RF Isiah Gilliam: 0-1, 1 R, 3 BB — his eight walks are second most in the system … OF Blake Rutherford leads with eleven
  • RHP Jio Orozco: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 2 WP, 6/2 GB/FB — 51 of 88 pitches were strikes (58%)
  • RHP Adonis Rosa: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — nine pitches, eight strikes … 15/0 K/BB in 11.2 innings so far
Thursday Night Open Thread
Mailbag: Buxton, Severino, Chapman, Giants, Lynn, Warren