Check out this David Driver article on Brett Marshall, who spoke about the time he’s spent with Andy Pettitte and also about his brother Chris, who just returned from a tour of duty in Iraq. Oh, and apparently the Low-A South Atlantic League will hold their Homerun Derby on an aircraft carrier this summer, which is awesome. The game is in Charleston and figures to feature a lot of hometown River Dogs.
In other news, Craig Heyer was placed on the DL after leaving a start with arm stiffness over the weekend. Double-A Trenton added Adam Miller in his place and also activated Walt Ibarra from the DL. Jose Toussen was send back to High-A Tampa in a corresponding move. The recently claimed Justin Thomas took Cody Eppley’s Triple-A roster spot.
Update: Mikey O’Brien has been promoted to Double-A, which is well-deserved.
Triple-A Scranton (8-2 loss to Toledo)
SS Eduardo Nunez: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
LF Kevin Russo: 1-4, 2 K
1B Steve Pearce: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
DH Jack Cust: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K — 13 walks in his last ten games
3B Brandon Laird: 2-4, 1 K — two straight two-hit games
CF Colin Curtis, C Frankie Cervelli & 2B Ramiro Pena: all 0-4 — Pena struck out … Curtis made one throwing error while Cervelli made two … Cervelli allowed a passed ball
RF Cole Garner: 1-4, 1 R, 2 K
RHP Dellin Betances: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 7 K, 1/2 GB/FB — only 50 of 104 pitches were strikes (48.1%), but at least he hit 97 on the gun … at least six walks in four of his last seven starts, which is just awful
RHP Jason Bulger: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 2/0 GB/FB — only eight of 19 pitches were strikes (42.1%)
LHP Juan Cedeno: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 27 of 45 pitches were strikes (60%)
RHP Kevin Whelan: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 18 of 26 pitches were strikes (69.2%)