Friday, June 24, 2011

Scores and Highlights from 6/23

Buffalo Bisons 1, Durham Bulls 4
Felipe Lopez was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI's. Leslie Anderson was 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBI's. Robinson Chirinos was 2 for 4 with a double. Jose Lobaton was 2 for 4. Ray Olmedo, Brandon Guyer and Dan Johnson each had a double. Alex Torres pitched 7 shut-out innings for the win. Jake McGee picked up the save.

Jackson Generals 3 , Montgomery Biscuits 5
Shawn O'Malley was 2 for 3 with a run scored. John Matulia was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Kyeong Kang tied the game with a two run homer. Stephen Vogt drove home two runs to win the game. Frank De Los Santos was the winner. Matt Bush picked up the save.

Palm Beach Cardinals 6, Charlotte Stone Crabs 2
Anthony Scelfo was 2 for 4 with a double and a triple. Greg Sexton and Mark Thomas each drove home a run. Hunter Hill provided two innings of scoreless relief.

Brooklyn Cyclones 1, Hudson Valley Renegades 4
Gerardo Olivares was 2 for 3 with a triple. Raymond Church was 2 for 2 with a run scored. Craige Lyerly was 2 for 4 with a run scored. Juniel Querecuto and Tanner Biagini each had an RBI. Jeff Malm had a double. Wilking Rodriguez was the winner. Drew Leary picked up the save.

Burlington Royals 3, Princeton Rays 6
P-Rays swept the opening series. Taylor Motter was 2 for 2 with a home run and 3 runs scored. Cameron Seitzer was 2 for 3. Joel Caminero was 2 for 5 with an RBI. Justin O'Conner had a solo home run. Felix Gonzalez had a double and an RBI. Jonathan Koscso also had an RBI. Pedro Silvestre was the winner.

GCL Rays 9, GCL Twins 2
Hector Rodriguez was 2 for 4 with a double, home run and 4 RBI's. Jonathan Quinonez was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI's. Cesar Perez was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Ariel Soriano was 2 for 3 with an RBI. Ian Tomkins and Matt Johnson also had 2 hits each. Roberto Gomez was the winner. Shay Crawford picked up 3 K's in the ninth.

DSL Rays 2, DSL Yankees 7
Yoel Araujo was 2 for 3. Alexander Simon was 2 for 3. Adderly Rosa was 2 for 4 with a run scored. Enmanuel Paulino had a double and an RBI. Jiminson Natera had an RBI.

DSL Yankees 9, DSL Rays 4
Roberto Adolfo was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Jorge Calderon had an RBI.

VSL Rays 8, VSL Reds 4
Franklin Paz was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI's and a run scored. Oscar Hernandez was 2 for 4. Keiverson Reyes had a triple and 3 RBI's. Ismel Antunez had a double and 2 RBI's. Wilmer Sabala earned the win and Freddy Alvarez the save.


  1. In the VSL today Oscar Hernandez hit his org-leading 12th HR and Ismel Antunez stole his org-leading 22nd SB.

    Hernandez is a catcher (42% CS%) who is hitting .412/.511/.781 in 114 ABs with 13/19 BB/SO. Antunez is a CF hitting .240/.372/.322 in 121 ABs with 25/27 BB/SO.

  2. He went 3-4 today with another HR and 4 RBI.He is now up to .424 and 11 HRs!!! Does he come up to the Gulf Coast League team sometime this summer? Sure it's only the VSL, but his stats are almost video game like.

  3. I forgot to mention,he started the season being only 17 yrs old.He turns 18 next month.

  4. I was referring to today's game, the rate stats were from yesterday, but I updated BBs and SOs. As far as moving to GCL, they have moved guys up before after the season started, but not too often. One problem is getting a visa. If they weren't planning on him coming to the US this year they probably haven't started the process, and if not, they won't get it done in time for this season.

    Last good-hitting catcher out of the VSL was Omar Narvaez, who's in the GCL now. He never hit for the kind of power Hernandez is, but always had > .300 average and ~ .400 OBP. They waited until he turned 19 to bring him stateside.

    So I don't think you'll see Hernandez in GCL this year. Amazing he's leading the whole org in HRs in about half the ABs of the full-season players. And he isn't just HR guy, good average, hits 2Bs and 3Bs too, doesn't SO much. Definitely THE GUY to watch in the VSL this year. Yoel Araujo is a hitter to watch in the DSL, big July 2nd sign from last year.