Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wednesday's Scores and Highlights

Durham Bulls 6, Charlotte Knights 4
JJ Furmaniak was 2 for 3 with a double and 2 walks. Justin Ruggino had a home run, 3 RBI's and 2 runs scored. Dan Johnson hit his league leading 23rd home run of the season. Dale Thayer earned the win and RJ Swindle the save. Swindle pitched 3 scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 0.84. The Bulls face Charlotte on Thursday with Richard De Los Santos getting the start.

Mobile Bay Bears 6, Montgomery Biscuits 10
Henry Wrigley was 2 for 3 with 2 home runs, 5 RBI's and 2 runs scored. Rashad Eldridge was 3 for 5 with a homer, 2 RBI's and 2 runs scored. Emeel Salem was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 runs scored. Chris De La Cruz went 2 for 5 with a double, triple and 2 RBI's. Alex Cobb picked up the win, improving to 4-2. Matt Gorgen threw a perfect ninth, striking out 2 of 3 batters faced. The Biscuits face Mobile again Thursday with Alex Torres getting the start.

Charlotte Stone Crabs 4, Bradenton Marauders 6
Chris Murrill was 2 for 3 with a double, RBI, run scored and a stolen base improving his average to .421 since his promotion. Greg Sexton was 3 for 5 with an RBI. Anthony Scelfo was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 runs scored. The Stone Crabs stranded 12 runners on base. Shane Dyer suffered the loss, falling to 4-5. The Stone Crabs will play Bradenton again tomorrow with Nick Barnese.

Dayton 5, Bowling Green 4
Cody Rogers was 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored and a stolen base, hitting .700 since promotion. Tomas Francisco was 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored. Ty Morrison was 2 for 4 with a triple and an RBI. Al Suarez returned from the DL, pitching 2 2/3 innings, allowing 3 earned runs and being charged with the loss. Jason McEachern will be on the mound when the clubs rematch on Thursday.

Hudson Valley Renegades: Off
The Renegades resume play on Thursday against Auburn.

Elizabethton Twins 7, Princeton Rays 4
Alejandro Segovia was 2 for 4 with 2 doubles, an RBI and a run scored. Cesar Guillen was 3 for 4 on the night. Kevin Kiermaier went 0 for 4 with 2 strikeouts. Enny Romero had a great start, pitching 4 shut-out innings with 7 strikeouts. Garrett Carruth suffered the loss, charged with a bad save and falling to 0-1. The P-Rays are back in action Thursday against Elizabethton with Andrew Bellatti getting the start.

GCL Rays 3, GCL Red Sox 0
Edward Dorville was 2 for 5 with a run scored. Juniel Querecuto was 2 for 4 with a stolen base. Ryan McCrann was 0 for 3 with a strikeout but picked up an RBI on a sacrifice. Eduar Quinonez, Shane Minks and Ryan Fleckenstein combined to throw a complete game shut-out with 7 strikeouts, no walks and only 6 hits. Quinonez earned the win and Fleckenstein the save. The GCL Rays rematch the Red Sox again Thursday.

VSL Rays 2, VSL Tigers 3 (10 innings)
Leopoldo Correa was 2 for 4 with a double. Roan Salas was also 2 for 4. The Rays were 0 for 12 with runners in scoring position. Jose Paez and Franklin Alcala were held hitless, Paez 0 for 4 with a strikeout and Alcala was 0 for 3 with 2 strikeouts. Hugo Duarte was charged with the loss, dropping to 1-3. The V-Rays take on the Reds at home on Thursday.

DSL Rays 5, DSL Mets 3 (Game One, 11 innings)
Hector Rodriguez was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI's. Jhancarlos Infante was 2 for 3 with a double. Jesus Araiza was 1 for 4 with 2 RBI's. The Rays committed 5 errors as a team including 2 by Infante. They also struggled to push the runs across, going 2 for 13 with runners in scoring position. Luis Natera was hitless in 5 at-bats. Juan Wilsino earned the win, improving to 1-1.

DSL Rays 5, DSL Mets 4 (Game Two, 8 innings)
Adderly Rosa was 2 for 4 with a run scored. Hector Rodriguez was 2 for 4 with a double. Ariel Soriano was 0 for 4. Jose Alonzo earned the win, improving 2-0. The D-Rays play the DSL Red Sox on Thursday.


  1. I like this condensed version.

  2. Me too.
    But ...
    Bulls are playing Norfolk, not Charlotte today

  3. Question: Who is this Enny Romero guy? I couldn't find anything about him, but he has come out dominating.

    Also, is it possible to have a midseason scouting report thing or something. I am just curious to see if any of the starters stuff has progressed or anything like that.


  4. Also, is there any way if Rogers keeps hitting well that he could be promoted before the end of the year?

  5. I was disappointed when Cody Rogers and Ty Morrison were placed on BG's roster. Why? We desperately need outfield hitting and fielding help in the Hudson Valley. Hopefully, it will get better as the season goes on.

  6. Romero is a nice sized (6'3") lefty the Rays signed out of the Dominican in June of 2008. He pitched for the DSL Rays in 2008 and the GCL Rays in 2009. He just turned 19 in January. The big improvement this year is cutting down the walk rate. He's still a little wild though, he's hit 5 batters and has a wild pitch in 20.2 innings for Princeton.

    Can't update all the pitchers scouting reports, but if you are BA subscriber, and you really should be, you can get an update on Jeremy Hellickson here:

    He's added two new pitches this season: a 2-seam fastball and a cutter. Last season he relied on three pitches: a 4-seam fastball, a changeup and a curveball.

  7. Nice condenced version. I was at the biscuits game last night and a couple things stood out to me. Henry Wrigley can flat out drop bombs. His first shot would have cleared the train if it were going by. Leslie Anderson is a little goofy looking. I thought he would have a little more muscle. He kind of looks like Fred Mcgriff the way he plays defense. He made a nice back handed play down the line to prevent a double. Drew Anderson just looks like a ball player. The fans only cheered when he came to the plate. Nevin Ashley handles the staff very nicely. He has a cannon for an arm. The ball park radar gun is 2 mph slow according to the scouts I sat next to. My favorite moment the entire night was Gorgan coming in for the save. This guy pumps mid 90's and really looks like a closer. Fun game!!!!

  8. Thanks Doug. yeah, I'm starting to get into prospects. For the most info and reports for the buck, which site should I subscribe too? I heard Baseball Prospectus is good.

  9. I've been with BA for about 20 years on and off, so that's where my loyalty lies. Quit reading BPro when the got into a legal fight with BaseballPrimer (now BaseballThinkFactory) over the BP thing, probably 10 years ago now. I really shouldn't go into all the reasons I dislike BPro or we'll be getting a cease and desist, so I'll stop. But I can assure you my opinion would include language you have never seen on this site before.

    The BA guys are nice too, rather give them my $. And they are based in Durham, which makes them esp good for Rays fans. I get both the print and online, don't know if online only is great since the site layout frankly is hard to navigate. Sign up for an email newsletter and you'll get offers for subscription discounts, then buy. Once you're a subscriber you also get discounts on other things, like membership with the Baseball HOF, which I joined this year and have received way more than the cost. The HOF stuff isn't prospect related, but tons of cool stuff in the mail to read.

    For free prospect stuff, John Sickels and Andy Seiler offer a lot, and check the 'Prospect Webring' above for team-specific info, such as and Tony Lastoria's incredible Indians site. There should be more on the Webring coming out after the season, things have been in the works for a while, but I hope something actually materializes this winter.

    Feel free to post other sites you guys find useful too.

    Oh, and glad you like the new game wrapups layout. Jim and I had both been considering the change and we finally talked about it and Jim made it happen. The long stories in separate posts made it hard to have a conversation, hope this encourages the talk. Expect minor refinements over time, but I really like his first shot at it.

    Also appreciate the local folks chiming in with their impressions from the games, really adds to things. Thanks Bob.

  10. thats odd, Wrigley doing awsome in AA. shoot at this rate lets get this kid a new pair of big league spikes and put him in the game! that laid back california attitude will mess great with Longoria

  11. Thanks Doug. I think I will try BA. How much content is there?

    I love Sickel's and Seilers sites too, even though I don't have an account. Thanks for the info!