Down on the Farm

Meatball’s out and Phil Hughes lines right up to start on Tuesday. I mean really, are the baseball gods going to have to buy ad space in the Stadium to get their point across any more???

Triple-A Scranton (6-2 win over Pawtucket)
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 3, 1 2B – .308-.357-.423-.780 for the supposed all glove/no hit shortstop
Bronson Sardinha: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K
Eric Duncan: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Angel Chavez: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – leads the league in RBI (9) despite missing 3 of 9 games
Ross Ohlendorf: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 4 K, 2 WP, 6-2 GB/FB – only 45 of 84 pitches were strikes (53.6%)
TJ Beam: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0-5 GB/FB
Ron Villone: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Chris Britton: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

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Yo, Felix flat schooled the Sawx tonight, in the Fens no less. Whaddya think, Hughes-Clippard-Tabata for The King? I’d do it, but I dunno if the M’s brass would…

Triple-A Scranton (10-3 loss to Richmond)
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Andy Phillips: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 K, 1 E (fielding) – played second…
Eric Duncan: 0 for 3, 1 RBI, 2 BB
Andrew Beattie: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB – meet the new career minor leaguer on the block…
Tyler Clippard: 4 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K – 61 of 92 pitches were strikes (66.3%)
Colter Bean: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HB – lowered his ERA to 6.35

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I made a pretty substantial error in yesterday’s Down on the Farm: I wasn’t paying full attention to the Double-A box score, and jumped the gun thinking Trenton lost the game after the top of the 9th because they were on the road. In fact, Trenton was home, and they rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th, and eventually won in 12. My bad, here’s the box score.

On to tonight’s action:

Triple-A Scranton (4-3 loss to Richmond)
Bronson Sardinha: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 1 RBI – signs of life…
Eric Duncan: 0 for 5, 3 K – coming back to Earth I see…
Shelley Duncan: 3 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS
Steven Jackson: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 10-0 GB/FB - just when you thought that deal couldn’t get any better… 
TJ Beam: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 E (pickoff)

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Triple-A Scranton (8-5 win over Richmond)
Kevin Reese: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Alberto Gonzalez 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 K- moved up to the 2-hole, right where he belongs
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 4 –after a monster spring, he’s 0 for 2007
Andy Phillips: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – batted cleanup. No really.
Eric Duncan: 1 for 4, 3 K
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI
Chris Basak: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Mighty Matt DeSalvo: 3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 5-1 GB/FB – 77 pitches (44 for strikes, 57.2%) is way to many to throw in 3 innings…
Ben Kozlowski: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K – once upon a time he was one of the best LHP prospects in the game…
Chriss Britton: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

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From today’s (Sunday) games…

Triple-A Scranton snowed out. Game will be made up as part of a May 15th doubleheader.

Double-A Trenton scheduled off day.

High-A Tampa scheduled off day. Apparently that’s the only thing that can stop Jose Tabata.

Low-A Charleston (8-1 win over Greenville)
Mitch Hilligoss: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
Austin Jackson: 1 for 5, 2 K – went 9 plate appearances between strikeouts, a baseball miracle
Chris Malec: 3 for 4, 2 R
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
Josue Calzado: 1 for 2, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 HBP
Wilmer Pino: 1 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Michael Dunn: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 6-4 GB/FB – this time last year he was a no-hit first baseman…guess the conversion is going well
David Robertson: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K- here’s a guy who could really step up and grab the spotlight with Cox and Melancon out…