Down on the Farm

According to Pete Abe, ESPN will televise Roger Clemens’ Friday start with High-A Tampa. I’m sure you’ve seen Rocket pitch countless times over the last 24 years, but if you wanna grab a look-see at guys like Jose Tabata, Juan Miranda, Colin Curtis and Frankie Cervelli (OMG, he’s like, sooooooo hot), just tune in. If we’re lucky, Alex Smit will be pitching for Fort Myers, and we’ll get to see his underhanded knuckle curveball.

Triple-A Scranton
Game 1 (2-1 win over Norfolk in 7 innings) makeup for an April 8th rainout
Kevin Reese: 1 for 3, 2 K – threw a runner out at home from RF…
Andy Phillips: 1 for 3, 1 K – playing lots of second base down there…
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 3, 1 K
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 BB – first XBH-less game since last Friday
Eric Duncan: 2 for 2 – having his first good game in over a week, and he gets himself ejected in the 5th…
Alberto Gonzalez: 0 for 0, 1 BB, 1 SB – he was sittin’ on the bench until Duncan got kicked out (picked off second)
Kevin Thompson: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Colter Bean: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K – way to go Beanbag!
Jim Brower: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0-3 GB/FB

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Joba was named Florida State League pitcher of the week, but that’s not as cool as being part of a River Ave Blues Watch.  

Triple-A Scranton (9-1 win over Columbus)
Kevin Thompson: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Chris Basak: 3 for 5, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI – 8 doubles in last 9 games
Andy Phillips: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Bronson Sardinha: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Shelley Duncan: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K - 6 XBH in last 4 games…for the love of God, get him in the bigs before he cools off and this is all for naught!!!
Alberto Gonzalez: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP
Omir Santos: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1 PB
Chase Wright: 6.1 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Jim Brower: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP

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Here‘s what Joba had to say about his hitless outing yesterday. 

TJ Beam hasn’t pitching a game since May 3rd. Make of it what you will, but it’s funny how no one’s missed him…

Triple-A Scranton (5-2 loss to Columbus)
Kevin Thompson: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Chris Basak: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 1 SB
Andy Phillips: 0 for 3, 2 BB
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 1 E (throwing)
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 2, 1 2B, 2 BB – 18 XBH in 31 games…
Eric Duncan: 0 for too many to count (4 really)
Alberto Gonzalez: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB – OPS is entering dangerous territory (I’m talking sub-.600)
Steven Jackson: 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 3 K, 8-4 GB/FB – only 57 of 107 pitches were strikes (53.3%)
Ben Kozlowski: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Charlie Manning: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

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I checked on the scores earlier this afternoon, and when I looked at the continuation of yesterday’s Tampa Yanks suspended game, the box score said Christian Garcia was pitching for Tampa. Garcia, as you may recall, is out for the year with elbow surgery. I hit refresh, and the box score was corrected to show that Wilkins Arias was pitching. Talk about getting your hopes up…

Triple-A Scranton (6-3 win over Columbus)
Andy Phillips: 2 for 4, 2 R
Eric Duncan: 0 for 4 – 0 for last 11…at least (I’m too lazy the check the game log of the last game in which he actually got a hit, so that could be as much as 0 for 13)
Shelley Duncan: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI – .330-.398-.689-1.088, stick Matsui in RF, bench Bobby, and let Shelley play LF
Bronson Sardinha: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Omir Santos: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Tyler Clippard: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K – 56 baserunners allowed in 38.2 IP, and lefties are giving him some trouble
Chris Britton: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – bumped from the closer’s role…
Everyday Ronnie: .2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – 5 of 7 pitches were strikes, only 3 days until he can opt out…
Jim Brower: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 5-0 GB/FB

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Triple-A Columbus (13-7 loss to Columbus) they got pounded this game…the pitchers gave up 23 H and 9 XBH to the Nationals’ Triple-A squad…THE NATS!!!
Kevin Reese: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Chris Basak: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Andy Phillips: 1 for 4, 1 BB
Bronson Sardinha: 1 for 5, 1 RBI – threw a runner out at home from RF
Shelley Duncan: 4 for 5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI – he couldn’t do any worse than Abreu is right now, could he?
Kevin Thompson: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB – picked off first
Alberto Gonzalez: 0 for 4, 1 K – first K in 27 AB
Ross Ohlendorf: 2.2 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 E (pickoff) – for cryin’ out loud Ross, you’re better than this…
Ron “I’m better than Luis Vizcaino” Villone: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
rest of bullpen: 5 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HR allowed

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Add Mitch Hilligoss to the list of casualties, dunno what’s wrong with him, but he’s out with something… 

Triple-A Scranton was washed out. No makeup date was announced.

Double-A Trenton (3-2 loss to New Britain)
Carlos Mendoza: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Matt Carson: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB
rest of lineup: 0 for 24, 6 K, 2 CS, 1 HBP, 1 E – the team is hitting .252-.331-.350-.681
Jeff Marquez: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 10-7 GB/FB
Edwar Ramirez: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 WP – he’s struck out 31 of the 48 batters he’s faced this year…

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Triple-A Scranton (5-4 win over Pawtucket in 10 innings, walk-off style)
Kevin Thompson: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Kevin Reese: 2 for 3, 1 BB
Chris Basak: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) – gave Andy Phillips a day off in the 3-hole, and hit just like’em…
Eric Duncan: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K – 8 for his last 35, but just as many BB (7) as K during that span…
Shelley Duncan: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB
Bronson Sardinha: 1 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B - 4 XBH in last 6 games after 1 XBH in first 22 games…
Omir Santos: 1 for 4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB – walk-off groundout with the bases loaded (it’s all about fundamentals)
Chase Wright: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 14-5 GB/FB – 4-9 K/BB ratio in Triple-A
Chris Britton: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0-3 GB/FB
Jim Brower: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

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