Thursday, April 16, 2009

4/16: Up & Down

Durham Bulls 5, Gwinnett Braves 3 (13 innings)
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Notes: The Bulls improved to 6-0 on the year... Mitch Talbot allowed 3 runs in 5 innings... Ray Sadler hit a 3-run home run in the 8th to tie it, and Adam Kennedy won it with a 2-run walkoff HR in the 13th... Alex Jamieson took Michel Hernandez's spot on the roster and started behind the dish today...

Chattanooga Lookouts 10, Montgomery Biscuits 2
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Notes: Montgomery fell to 2-5... Brian Baker and Mike Wlodarczyk combined to allow 6 runs in 3.2 relief innings... The Biscuits offense collected just two hits...

St. Lucie Mets 5, Charlotte Stone Crabs 2
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Notes: Charlotte droped to 2-4... Crabs hitters struck out 10 times... Brian Flores allowed 3 runs in relief... The Crabs committed two errors... Charlotte was caught stealing twice...

Bowling Green Hot Rods 6, West Virginia Power 5
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Notes: Bowling Green improved to 3-4... The Hot Rods led 6-0 after 5 and a half... Jake Jefferies went 3-5 with a double and 3 RBI... Tim Beckham had the night off...

Durham Bulls - RHP Dale Thayer: Sadler and Kennedy had great days, but of the "prospects" only Thayer really stood out, throwing two scoreless innings in relief. He's thrown 5 innings without a run on the season.

Montgomery Biscuits - CF Desmond Jennings: Jennings reached base all five plate appearances: He reached on an error, was hit by a pitch, walked twice, and tripled. In the 2nd inning, he walked, stole second, advanced to third on a groundout, and stole home.

Charlotte Stone Crabs - RHP Alex Cobb: Cobb was very effective again in his second start, allowing 2 unearned runs and taking the hard-luck loss. He struck out four and walked one in 5.2 innings, and posted and 11:2 groundout-flyout rate.

Bowling Green Hot Rods - LHP Matt Moore: Moore rebounded from a poor opening day outing, allowing just 1 hit and 2 walks in 5 shutout innings. He struck out 6 en route to his first win of the year. He also picked off a runner.

Durham Bulls - Reid Brignac/Justin Ruggiano/Matt Joyce: The trio combined to go 0-14(Joyce walked once) with 5 strikeouts, and Brignac grounded into two double plays.

Montgomery Biscuits - RHP Aneury Rodriguez: After allowing 6 runs in his first start, the right-hander acquired for Jason Hammel wasn't much better this time out, walking 6 and allowing 4 runs in just 2.2 innings. His line would be even worse had Brian Baker not come in in the 3rd and retired a batter with the bases loaded.

Charlotte Stone Crabs - SS Shawn O'Malley: O'Malley went 0-4 at the plate and committed an error that helped lead to two St. Lucie runs.

Bowling Green Hot Rods - 1B Mike Sheridan: He drove in a run with a sacrifice fly but went 0-3 and had his batting average dip to .208 on the year. In 24 at bats, he hasn't walked or been struck out.


  1. I look forward to these game summaries and "ups and downs" every day. Thanks and keep up the good work.

  2. can anyone tell me how to get back to the extended srring training rosters?

  3. I also look foward to them....thanks

    - Sveet

  4. I can't post a link in comments, so here was the initial XST Roster:

    Pitchers -- John Baird, Nick Barnese (shoulder), James Houser (oblique), Will Kline (labrum), Jake McGee (Tommy John), Ryan Reid (elbow), Matt Walker (suspension)

    Position players -- K.D. Kang, Christian Lopez, Mike McKenna, Justin Reynolds

    Pitchers -- Jordi Amargos, Kyle Ayers, Omar Bencomo, Joseph Callender, Angel Chapa, Kevin Chavez, Alexander Colome, Jose DeLaCruz, Jairo De La Rosa, Joey Dettrich, Bradley Furdal, Glenn Gibson, Kyle Lobstein, Jason McEachern, Elvin Perez, Doug Salinas, Juan Santana, Trevor Shull, Shawn Smith, Albert Suarez

    Position players -- Mayo Acosta, Dustin Biell, Brian Bryles, Julio Cedeno, Juan Cuello, Tomas Francisco, David Genao, Tyler Hauschild, Astin Jacobo, D.J. Jones, Diogenes Luis, Luis Marchena, Ty Morrison, Ramon Novas, Elias Otero, Burt Reynolds, Eli Sonoqui, Mark Thomas, Alejandro Torres

    Only move I can think of was adding Jason Isringhausen from the Rays DL, he'll begin in AA and then go to AAA.

  5. Jairo is on the Stone Crabs roster but Thanks. We are trying to figure out wh might be headed back to Hudson Valley.

  6. Renegades Host, I replied to your email yesterday but it bounced back. Hope you got info you needed on XST. If you need anything else contact the Stone Crabs, they are very helpful.

  7. Doug,

    Do you have any info on when Barnese and Kang will be ready to join the Hot Rods?

  8. Last Saturday Nick Hanson talked to him (see Extended Spring Training Tidbits on 4/11) and wrote this: 'Nick Barnese is in extended spring training, but will be heading to Bowling Green in about three weeks. "Just a little shoulder tendonitis," said Barnese. He appears to be throwing just fine, and said he is pain free.'

    I haven't heard anything since. Hopefully N.H. will be able to go again this Saturday and post an update. I haven't heard anything on Kang.