“Montero didn’t draw his first walk of the season until May 1st, when he drew two, but he’s hit for plenty of average with a .373/.384/.470 line. I’m not concerned about the walk rate, since he has a history of getting on base and showing good plate discipline, but the modest power output is a little more surprising. He’s probably not coming up any time soon unless he’s traded or Jorge Posada gets hurt.”
That about sums up the first four weeks of his season, though the injury of which we shall not speak shouldn’t be forgotten. Speaking of injuries, Greg Golson was placed on the disabled list due to a hamstring issue. Luis Nunez was activated off the phantom DL to take his place on the roster.
Triple-A Scranton got rained out. They don’t go to Gwinnett again this season, so they’re going to play a road game at home the next time these two teams meet in August.
Double-A Trenton (5-2 loss to Portland)
Austin Krum, CF & Dan Brewer, LF: both 1 for 4 – Krum struck out … Brewer scored a run and struck out twice
Jose Pirela, 2B & Cody Johnson, DH: both 0 for 4 – Johnson whiffed to the umpteenth time this year (actually the 37th)
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – seven for his last 14 with two doubles, a triple, and a homer
Jose Gil, C: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Ray Kruml, RF & Yadil Mujica, SS: both 0 for 3, 1 K – Mujica committed a throwing error
Addison Maruszak, 1B: 0 for 2, 1 BB
Steve Garrison, LHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB – left the game with a groin pull after throwing 30 pitches in the inning
Cory Arbiso, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 2-3 GB/FB
The Ghost of Kei Igawa, LHP: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-3 GB/FB – the trainer came out to see him, but he stayed in the game
Wilkins Arias, LHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-3 GB/FB
Pat Venditte, SHB: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1-2 GB/FB – already 13 runs and seven walks in 14 IP this year, he allowed 19 runs and 15 walks 74.2 IP last season