Saturday, August 7, 2010

Friday's Scores and Highlights

Indianapolis Indians 1, Durham Bulls 10 (Game One)
Elliot Johnson was 2 for 3 with a triple, 3 RBI's and a run scored. Dioner Navarro was 2 for 3 with a double, 2 RBI's and a run scored. Joe Dillon was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored. Desmond Jennings was 2 for 3 with an RBI and 2 runs scored. Leslie Anderson was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Justin Ruggiano also drove home a run. Richard De Los Santos improved to 11-5 with the win.

Indianapolis Indians 4, Durham Bulls 1 (Game Two)
Bulls managed just three hits in the game. Joe Dillon was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and an RBI. Angel Chavez recorded the other hit. The Bulls were 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position. Virgil Vasquez took the loss. The Bulls face Indianapolis on Saturday, Heath Phillips will start.

Tennessee Smokies 6, Montgomery Biscuits 1
Rashad Eldridge was 2 for 3. Emeel Salem was 2 for 4. Henry Wrigley had the only extra base hit with a double. John Matulia drove home the lone run. The Biscuits committed 3 errors on the night. David Newmann was charged with the loss. The Biscuits begin a five game road series against West Tennessee on Saturday, Jeremy Hall will start the opener.

Lakeland Flying Tigers 5, Charlotte Stone Crabs 4
Michael Sheridan was 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Stephen Vogt was 3 for 5 with a double. Tim Beckham, Greg Sexton and Reid Fronk picked up RBI's. Richard De Los Santos was the losing pitcher. The Stone Crabs conclude the series with Lakeland on Saturday, Matt Moore will be on the hill for the finale.

South Bend Silver Hawks 6, Bowling Green Hot Rods 7
Julio Cedeno was 2 for 3 with a home run, 2 RBI's and 2 runs scored. Cody Rogers, Ryan Wiegand, Bennett Davis and Mark Thomas picked up RBI's in the game. Tyree Hayes earned the win and is now 4-0 on the season. Jake Sullivan recorded the save. The Hot Rods open a series against Fort Wayne on Saturday.

Hudson Valley Renegades 12, Connecticut Tigers 0
Elias Otero was 4 for 6 with 2 doubles, a triple and 2 RBI's. Philip Wunderlich was 3 for 5 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI's and 2 runs scored. Nick Schwaner was 2 for 5 with a home run, 3 RBI's and 2 runs scored. The Renegades offense had 12 hits, 7 of them for extra bases and drew 12 walks on the night. Zach Rosscup earned the win and Nate Garcia the save. The Renegades begin a series against Jamestown on Saturday.

Greeneville Astros 3, Princeton Rays 13
Cesar Guillen was 2 for 2 with 3 runs scored and 2 walks. Jeff Malm was 2 for 3 with a double, 4 RBI's and a run scored. Felix Gonzalez was 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored. Bryan Fogle was 3 for 4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored. Kevin Kiermaier was 2 for 4 with a triple, RBI and a run scored. Scott Lawson was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 runs scored. Braulio Lara picked up the win.

Greeneville Astros 4, Princeton Rays 1
Kyle Holloway was 3 for 3 with a double. Brian Harris was 2 for 3. P-Rays were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and stranded 8 in the game. George Jensen took the loss. The series with Greeneville continues on Saturday, Eliazer Suero will start.

GCL Orioles 1, GCL Rays 3
Alex Diaz was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Joel Caminero had an RBI. Ryan Royster, Jason Cromer and Matt Bush worked rehab assignments. Royster was 1 for 3, Cromer pitched an inning and allowed a run on 2 hit, Bush pitched 1 2/3 no-hit innings with 2 strikeouts. Pedro Silvestre improved to 4-0 with the win, Ryan Fleckenstein got the save. The GCL Rays head to Sarasota for a rematch against the GCL Orioles on Saturday.

DSL Red Sox 1, DSL Rays 2
Jose Ruiz was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Ismael Aguero was 2 for 3. Luis Marte had a solo home run. Jose Monegro picked up the win. The DSL Rays travel to play the DSL Blue Jays on Saturday.

VSL Rays (Day Off)
The VSL Rays host the VSL Pirates in Saturday.


  1. Some highlights from today's Crab Notes provided by the team:

    On tonight's starter Matt Moore: In his last 10 starts, Moore has compiled a stellar 1.78 ERA (12er/60.2ip) with 83 strikeouts and just 34 hits allowed in 60 2/3 innings pitched. Moore’s 157 strikeouts leads both the FSL and the entire Tampa Bay Rays organization and ranks second in the entire Minor Leagues -- just one behind Minors leader Charles Furbush who previously pitched for Lakeland before his promotion. Though he has struggled in the early parts of the year for the past two seasons, Moore carries a career ERA of 2.32 (59er/229ip) after the month of May.

    On others: Despite a slow night at the plate last night, Isaias Velasquez and Jake Jefferies have both heated up offensively in the last two weeks. Velasquez has hit safely in 12 of his last 14 games for a .346 batting average (18-for-52) with five doubles. Jefferies, meanwhile, has hit safely in nine of his last 11 games for a .300 batting average (12-for-40) with three doubles and three RBIs.

    On the pitching staff and strikeouts: The Stone Crabs pitching staff struck out five batters last night to move their season total to 940, which ranks third in Minor League Baseball. The MiLB leader is still the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Midwest league with 951. The Stone Crabs staff remains on pace to break the FSL record of 1,132 set by the 2001 Tampa Yankees.

    On Tim Beckham: Shortstop Tim Beckham continues to turn things around at the plate after a slow start to his 2010 campaign. The former number one pick finished the month of July with a .340 batting average (32-for-94) with hits in 23 out of 26 games during the month. He snapped a sevengame hitting streak on Tuesday but has batted .370 (17-for-46) in his last 13 games with six doubles and eight RBIs. He’s now batting .283 since the All-Star break compared to a .212 average before the break.

  2. Elias Otero was player of the week at Hudson Valley Renegades batting .385!!Way to go Otero!!