Friday, July 1, 2011

Scores and Highlights from 6/30

Durham Bulls 3, Charlotte Knights 6 (Game One, 7 innings)
Russ Canzler was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Felipe Lopez was 2 for 3 with a run scored. Lesloe Anderson had a two run homer.

Durham Bulls 7, Charlotte Knights 4 (Game Two, 9 innings)
Leslie Anderson was 3 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI's. Daniel Mayora was 2 for 2 with 2 walks and a run scored. JJ Furmaniak was 2 for 4 with a double. Dan Johnson had a double and an RBI. Desmond Jennings and Russ Canzler each had an RBI. Jake McGee picked up the win. Dane De La Rosa earned the save.

Montgomery Biscuits 6, Mobile Bay Bears 7
Shawn O'Malley was 3 for 5 with a double and 4 RBI's. John Matulia was 2 for 4. Tim Beckham was 2 for 5. Stephen Vogt had a triple and an RBI. Jon Shelby had a triple. Nevin Ashley had an RBI. Marquis Fleming pitched 2 no-hit innings with 4 strikeouts.

Charlotte Stone Crabs 6, Jupiter Hammerheads 5
Tyler Bortnick was 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI's. Mike Sheridan was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Jake Jefferies was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI's. Anthony Scelfo had a double and an RBI. Mark Thomas had an RBI. Mike Jarman threw a no-hit 1 1/3 innings for the win. Josh Satow got the save.

Bowling Green Hot Rods 6, Dayton Dragons 5
Kevin Kiermaier was 2 for 3 with an RBI. Steven Tinoco was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Keith Castillo drove home 3 runs. Braulio Lara pitched 5 shut-out innings. Eliazer Suero picked up the win and Chris Rearick the save.

Brooklyn Cyclones 16, Hudson Valley Renegades 5
Gerardo Olivares was 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI. Jeff Malm was 2 for 3 with a home run and 3 RBI's. Juniel Querecuto was 2 for 5. Matt Rice had a solo home run. Brian Bryles and Raymond Church each had a double.

Bluefield Blue Jays 6, Princeton Rays 4
Jake Depew had a three run homer. Drew Vettleson had a double and an RBI. Ryan Brett had a double. Garret Smith pitched a no-hit inning.

GCL Twins 1, GCL Rays 1 (Suspended: Rain)
Game suspended due to rain, to be resumed on 7/4. Jonathan Quinonez had a double. Hector Rodriguez had an RBI. Kirby Yates pitched 3 shut-out innings.

DSL Dodgers 8, DSL Rays 5
Adderly Rosa was 3 for 4. Jiminson Natera had a triple and an RBI. Roberto Adolfo had a double and 4 RBI's. Eduardo Gomez pitched 2 shut-out innings. Dionicio De La Cruz pitched 2 2/3 scorless innings.

VSL Rays 7, VSL Reds 6 (11 innings)
Oscar Hernandez was 2 for 3 with a double, home run and 3 walks. Leopoldo Correa was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Wilmer Dominguez was 2 for 6 with an RBI. Jose Bellorin and Darwin Maldonado each had a double. Erick Vasquez drove home 2 runs. Carlos Orasma pitched 3 shut-out innings for the win.


  1. Oscar Hernandez in 139 ABs ......
    It's only the VSL,but WOW!! Especially considering he is 17 years old.

  2. Excellent approach for a prospect his age. Very encouraging power numbers. Can't wait to see how he does in the GCL next year!

  3. Regarding Bulls Game #2: RHP Chris Bootcheck exercised his opt out contract and is leaving the team. Room for another prospect? Probably not. Have had Buente on the DL for a week or two. Rant over on my blog.

  4. With June in the books, I did a quick swing through the stats and splits of the full-season MiL teams, looking for "Position Player of the Month" candidates. For players that appeared in 20+ games, here are mine (Level/BA/OPS): Guyer (AAA/.320/.846), Vogt (AA/.310/.789), Kang (AA/.286/.938), Lee (A+/.315/.826), Sheridan (A+/.346/.809), Wunderlich (A/.326/.907) and Kiermaier (A/.308/.819). My top 3, in order, are: Wunderlich, Sheridan and Guyer, with a special "Most Improved Player" for Sheridan. He raised his BA 137 points from what it was in May, and his OPS 174 points. Wow! Thoughts from the community please.

  5. Maybe we should start a daily Oscar Watch, I check the VSL for his line every day too.

    Thanks Chris. For those who don't know, Chris writes Watching Durham Bulls Baseball. You can follow all his stories with the link feed at the bottom of every page here. His 'rant' on Bootcheck is here.

    Excellent PotM candidates, glad you included Kang and Sheridan, and Kiermaier has been much better in June too. Another is Hector Guevara, .347/.385/.510 with the hitting streak, but he only played 13 games after missing almost 2 weeks with the shoulder. If we limit it to full-season players, Wunderlich is fine. But if we include everyone, it's gotta be Oscar: .388/.475/.767 with 10 HRs and 13 walks to 14 strikeouts. Complete stats.

  6. Good to see Malm finally hitting for extra bases. Maybe he finally becomes a legitimate prospect.

  7. I wouldn't be 100% sure Hernandez will be stateside next season. Most of the DSL/VSL guys we have seen brought over are 2-3 years older or me than he is. His stats indicate he is ready but they may be hesitant bringing him over depending on his maturity level, he is just 17.

  8. Well they brought up Guevara from the VSL after he had a good season there. He was only like 18 or 19.