Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bulls Put Three in IL All-Star Team

Via Press Release from Matt DeMargel of the Durham Bulls.

The International League today announced Bulls outfielder Brandon Guyer and infielder Russ Canzler were elected to the International League All-Star Team while outfielder Desmond Jennings was selected to the team. It is the first time any of these players has been named to the team. The International League will play the Pacific Coast League in the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 13th in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Guyer and Canzler are both rookies at the Triple-A level and both veterans of the Chicago Cubs organization having played at Double-A Tennessee last season. Guyer leads the Bulls with a .317 batting average (7th, IL) and 20 doubles (T-8th, IL). Guyer has 10 home runs, 44 RBI and 12 stolen bases on the year. He was one of the five players who came to the Rays organization in the deal which sent Matt Garza and Fernando Perez to the Cubs. Canzler, signed as a minor league free agent in the off-season, is batting .273 with 8 home runs and 42 RBI while also posting a team-high 20 doubles.

Jennings, widely recognized as the top prospect on the 2011 Durham team, is hitting .279 with a team-leading 54 runs scored (T-3rd, IL) and 15 stolen bases (T-8th, IL). He’s also chipped in 10 home runs, 14 doubles and 33 RBI.

Triple-A Baseball announced last week Bulls play-by-play man Neil Solondz will call the action from this year's Triple-A All-Star Game live on the Triple-A All-Star Game Radio Network. Solondz is in his eighth season as the radio announcer for the Bulls.

The 2011 Triple-A All-Star Game will take place at Spring Mobile Ballpark in Salt Lake City, home of the Salt Lake Bees. While the Game has been telecast nationally for most of its history, including every season since 1995, this will be the second time the Triple-A All-Star Game has aired on MLB Network following last year's contest in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. MLB Network is the ultimate television destination for baseball fans, featuring live games, original programming, highlights, and insights and analysis from the best in the business, including Bob Costas, Harold Reynolds, Al Leiter, and Peter Gammons. On January 1, 2009, MLB Network debuted with the largest launch in cable television history and is currently distributed in approximately 57 million homes throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Stone Crabs Week in Review: June 23 to June 29

The Stone Crabs began the first week of the second half with a 3-4 record. They are currently in fourth place in the division, three games back from first. The second half roster moves have been slowly beginning to occur with the Stone Crabs losing their RBI king Greg Sexton to the Montgomery Biscuits. But they also welcomed back to familiar faces as Reid Fronk and Omar Luna have both rejoining the club.

Hitting Leaders:
Average: Hak-Ju Lee (.337, second in FSL)
Slugging: Hak-Ju Lee (.461)
On Base Pct: Hak-Ju Lee (.408, fifth in FSL)
Hits: Hak-Ju Lee (87, second in FSL)
Doubles: Mike Sheridan (18)
Triples: Hak-Ju Lee (8, tied first in FSL)
Home Runs: Mark Thomas (7)
RBI’s: Tyler Bortnick (43)
Stolen Bases: Tyler Bortnick and Hak-Ju Lee (20, tied second in FSL)

Pitching Leaders:
ERA: Merill Kelly (3.14)
Wins: Alex Koronis and Kyle Lobstein (6, tied seventh in FSL)
Saves: Josh Satow (6)
Strikeouts: Alex Colome (71, ninth in FSL)

Team Hitting Stats (league rank):
Average: .268 (tied 4 of 12)
Slugging: .370 (9 of 12)
On Base Pct: .340 (2 of 12)
Hits: 691 (4 of 12)
Doubles: 135 (6 of 12)
Triples: 24 (3 of 12)
Home Runs: 29 (11 of 12)
Runs Scored: 353 (4 of 12)
Stolen Bases: 93 (1 of 12)

Team Pitching Stats (rank):
ERA: 4.02 (10 of 12)
Runs Allowed: 348 (9 of 12)
Strikeouts: 544 (8 of 12)
Walks: 271 (10 of 12)

Transactions: Lucas Montero released from organization (6/23/11). Reid Fronk added to roster from Montgomery (6/23/11). Greg Sexton promoted to Montgomery (6/27/11). Omar Luna added to roster from Durham (6/28/11).

Disabled List: Chris Andujar, Chris Murrill, Albert Suarez and Kirby Yates.

The Week Ahead: 6/30/11-7/1/11: at Jupiter Hammerheads (0-6). 7/2/11-7/3/11: at Fort Myers Miracle (2-4). 7/4/11-7/6/11: vs Jupiter Hammerheads (0-6).

Hot Rods Week in Review: June 22 to June 28

The Hot Rods kicked off the second half of the season by going 2-3 on the week. They are currently 3-3 on the second half which puts them tied for fourth place in the division.

Hitting Leaders:
Average: Phil Wunderlich (.295)
Slugging: Phil Wunderlich (.492)
On Base Pct: Robby Price (.410, second in MID)
Hits: Phil Wunderlich (76, eighth in MID)
Doubles: Phil Wunderlich (18)
Triples: Kevin Kiermaier (6, tied first in MID)
Home Runs: Phil Wunderlich (11, tied sixth in MID)
RBI’s: Phil Wunderlich (56 second in MID)
Stolen Bases: Cody Rogers (20, sixth in MID)

Pitching Leaders:
ERA: CJ Riefenhauser (2.55, eighth in MID)
Wins: George Jensen and Victor Mateo (8, tied first in MID)
Saves: Chris Rearick (11, fourth in MID)
Strikeouts: Enny Romero (85, fourth in MID)

Team Hitting Stats (league rank):
Average: .255 (tied 3 of 16)
Slugging: .395 (2 of 16)
On Base Pct: .329 (3 of 16)
Hits: 634 (3 of 16)
Doubles: 130 (7 of 16)
Triples: 23 (tied 4 of 16)
Home Runs: 58 (2 of 16)
Runs Scored: 358 (3 of 16)
Stolen Bases: 73 (9 of 16)

Team Pitching Stats (rank):
ERA: 3.99 (13 of 16)
Runs Allowed: 342 (11 of 16)
Strikeouts: 637 (2 of 16)
Walks: 250 (9 of 16)

Transactions: Keith Castillo added to roster from extended spring training (6/26/11). Todd Glaesmann placed on 7-day Disabled List (6/26/11). Julio Cedeno placed on 7-day Disabled List (6/28/11). Wilking Rodriguez activated from disabled list (6/28/11).

Disabled List: Julio Cedeno, Jairo De La Rosa, Todd Glaesmann and Will Kline.

The Week Ahead: 6/29/11: at Great Lakes Loons (1-5). 6/30/11-7/2/11: at Dayton Dragons (4-2) . 7/3/11-7/5/11: vs Great Lakes Loons (1-5).

Scores and Highlights from 6/29

Durham Bulls 2, Charlotte Knights 1
Dirk Hayhurst pitched six shutout, one-hit innings and Brandon Gomes struck out four in 1.1 innings for the save. Brandon Guyer was 2-4, but Durham's only other hit was Felipe Lopez's two-run home run.

Mobile BayBears 9, Montgomery Biscuits 0
Jim Paduch allowed nine runs (eight earned) on ten hits over 7 innings. Stephen Vogt, John Matulia, Greg Sexton, and Isiais Velasquez had the only four hits for the Biscuits.

Charlotte Stone Crabs 3, Jupiter Hammerheads 1
Hak-Ju Lee went 2-5 with a triple, Ty Morrison was 2-3 and Dustin Biell was 2-4 with two RBIs. Alex Koronis allowed a run in 6 innings, and Scott Shuman struck out the side in a 1-2-3 ninth inning for the save.

Bowling Green Hot Rods 4, Great Lakes Loons 3
Derek Dietrich and Kevin Kiermaier had two hits apiece, including the only extra-base hit (a double by Dietrich). James Patterson and Austin Hubbard combined for four scoreless relief innings.

Hudson Valley Renegades 1, Brooklyn Cyclones 0
Jason McEachern struck out ten and didn't issue a walk over five innings. He allowed three hits. Chris Floethe, Brooks Belter, and Charles Cononie combined to shut the door in relief. The only run came on a Chris Winder solo home run.

Princeton Rays 4, Danville Braves 2 (7 innings)
Justin O'Conner homered and Ryan Brett was 2-3 with a walk. Brett also stole two bases. Brandon Henderson allowed just an unearned run in 5 innings of work.

Princeton Rays 2, Danville Braves 1 (14 innings)
The winning run scored on a passed ball after Taylor Motter reached on an error. Motter and Cameron Seitzer each had two hits. Eduar Quinonez started and went four innings, Pedro Silvestre and Jose Molina each tossed four scoreless, and Matt Spann got the win with two shutout innings.

GCL Rays 2, GCL Twins 0

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Scores and Highlights from 6/28

Durham Bulls rained out

Mobile BayBears 9, Montgomery Biscuits 8
Nick Barnese allowed six runs (three earned) on nine hits in 4 innings. Henry Wrigley was 2-4 with a home run and four RBIs. Cole Figueroa went 2-5. Tim Beckham was 1-2 with two walks.

Fort Myers Miracle 9, Charlotte Stone Crabs 8
The Crabs scored seven runs in the 8th inning, but Josh Satow allowed the decisive two runs in the bottom of the 9th. Hak-Ju Lee, Matt Hall, Mark Thomas, Tyler Bortnick, Mike Sheridan, Ty Morrison, and Dustin Biell all had multiple hits, with Sheridan and Biell homering.

Bowling Green Hot Rods 8, Great Lakes Loons 6
Kevin Kiermaier had two hits including a home run and Phil Wunderlich was 3-4 with two doubles. Cody Rogers and Luke Bailey also had two hits apiece. Wilking Rodriguez struck out six and walked two in 4.2 innings, allowing three runs.

Staten Island Yankees 11, Hudson Valley Renegades 9
Jeff Malm homered and Brian Bryles and Matt Rice each had three hits. Drew Leary allowed four runs in as many innings, Justin Woodall allowed four more (three earned) in one inning, and Andy Bass allowed three runs (one earned).

Princeton Rays rained out

GCL Rays 4, GCL Red Sox 3

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Renegades Week in Review: June 21 to June 27

The Renegades finished the week with a 2-6 record. They have fallen to 4-6 on the year which puts them in third place in the division. Starting pitcher Jason McEachern was named the Pitcher of the Week for the New York-Penn League after he threw a 6 2/3 inning no-hitter on Friday night against Brooklyn.

Hitting Leaders:
Average: Gerardo Olivares (.423, second in NYP)
Slugging: Gerardo Olivares (.692, second in NYP)
On Base Pct: Gerardo Olivares (.483, third in NYP)
Hits: Chris Winder (13, tied fifth in NYP)
Doubles: Brian Bryles, Jeff Malm (3)
Triples: Gerardo Olivares, Juniel Querecuto and Chris Winder (1, tied fifth in NYP)
Home Runs: Gerardo Olivares (1)
RBI’s: Gerardo Olivares (8, tied fifth in NYP)
Stolen Bases: Craige Lyerly and Matt Rice (3, tied sixth in NYP)

Pitching Leaders:
ERA: Jason McEachern (0.77, sixth in NYP)
Wins: Jason McEachern (2, tied second in NYP)
Saves: Drew Leary (2, tied first in NYP)
Strikeouts: Jacob Partridge (11)

Team Hitting Stats (league rank):
Average: .223 (tied 10 of 14)
Slugging: .280 (13 of 14)
On Base Pct: .301 (12 of 14)
Hits: 73 (11 of 14)
Doubles: 10 (13 of 14)
Triples: 3 (tied 3 of 14)
Home Runs: 1 (tied 11 of 14)
Runs Scored: 29 (13 of 14)
Stolen Bases: 9 (tied 9 of 14)

Team Pitching Stats (rank):
ERA: 3.22 (5 of 14)
Runs Allowed: 44 (6 of 14)
Strikeouts: 61 (14 of 14)
Walks: 29 (tied 1 of 14)

Transactions: David Laufer added to roster (6/24/11).

Injuries: None.

The Week Ahead: 6/28/11: vs Staten Island Yankees (8-2). 6/29/11: at Brooklyn Cyclones (7-4). 6/30/11-7/1/11: vs Brooklyn Cyclones (7-4). 7/2/11-7/3/11: vs Aberdeen Iron Birds (2-9). 7/4/11: at Aberdeen Iron Birds (2-9).

Scores and Highlights from 6/27

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 4, Durham Bulls 3 (10 innings)
Leslie Anderson was 2 for 5 with an RBI. Dan Johnson had a double and 2 RBI's. Alex Cobb struck out 6 in 6 innings.

Jackson Generals 1, Montgomery Biscuits 2
Shawn O'Malley was 2 for 4. Cole Figueroa was 2 for 4 with a triple and an RBI. Stephen Vogt had an RBI. Matt Bush was the winning pitcher.

Charlotte Stone Crabs 0, Fort Myers Miracle 4
Jake Jefferies was 2 for 3. Mark Thomas was 2 for 4. Scott Shuman pitched 2 shut-out innings with 4 strikeouts.

Bowling Green Hot Rods 3, Great Lakes Loons 4
Derek Dietrich was 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI's. Robi Estrada was 3 for 4 with a triple and an RBI. Kevin Kiermaier had a double. Austin Rearick pitched 3 no-hit innings.

Hudson Valley Renegades 3, Staten Island Yankees 7
Gerardo Olivares was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI's. Juniel Querecuto was 2 for 4 with a double. Jeff Malm had a double.

Princeton Rays 3, Danville Braves 2
Dre Vettleson was 2 for 4 with a triple and an RBI. Junior Rodriguez was 2 for 4 with a double. Ryan Brett was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Josh Sale was 2 for 4. Cameron Seitzer had an RBI. Marcus Jensen picked up the win.

GCL Rays 6, GCL Red Sox 5 (12 innings)
Matt Johnson was 3 for 5 with a home run, 3 runs scored and 2 stolen bases. Darryl George was 2 for 6 with a run scored. Ariel Soriano had a double and an RBI. Julian Morillo and Granden Goetzman each had an RBI. David Kubiak pitched 3 no-hit innings with 6 strikeouts. Theron Geith pictched 2 shut-out innings with 4 strikeouts for the win.

DSL Rays 4, DSL Mets 8 (6 innings)
Yoel Arajo and Alexander Simon had a double each. JiminsonNatera had a triple. Arajo, Simon, Roberto Aldolfo and Natera drove home the runs. Oscar Armenta struck out 6 in 3 1/3 innings.

VSL Rays 6, VSL Mariners 2
Leopoldo Correa was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Franklin Paz was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Wilmer Dominguez was 2 for 4. Jose Bellorin was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Oscar Hernandez had an RBI. Henry Centeno was the winner.

Monday, June 27, 2011

P-Rays Week in Review: June 21 to June 26

The P-Rays finished the first week of the season with a 4-2 record which is good for second place in the Appalachian League East Division. They are currently one game back from the leader. The P-Rays picked up a three game sweep in the opening series against Burlington. During the upcoming week, the P-Rays begin their quest for the Mercer Cup against neighboring Bluefield.

Hitting Leaders:
Average: Cameron Seitzer (.474, third in APP)
Slugging: Cameron Seitzer (.737, fourth in APP)
On Base Pct: Cameron Seitzer (.565, third in APP)
Hits: Cameron Seitzer (9, tied fifth in APP)
Doubles: Felix Gonzalez and Cameron Seitzer (2, tied seventh in APP)
Triples: Ryan Brett (2, tied first in APP)
Home Runs: Cameron Seitzer, Justin O'Conner, Taylor Motter, Junior Rodriguez and Josh Sale (1)
RBI’s: Cameron Seitzer (6, tied fifth in APP)
Stolen Bases: Taylor Motter and Drew Vettleson (4, tied first in APP)

Pitching Leaders:
ERA: Reinaldo Lopez (0.00, tied first in APP)
Wins: Felipe Rivero (2, first in APP)
Saves: Reinaldo Lopez and Marcus Jensen (1, tied fourth in APP)
Strikeouts: Felipe Rivero (12, third in APP)

Team Hitting Stats (league rank):
Average: .259 (6 of 10)
Slugging: .396 (6 of 10)
On Base Pct: .326 (6 of 10)
Hits: 55 (5 of 10)
Doubles: 8 (9 of 10)
Triples: 3 (3 of 10)
Home Runs: 5 (tied 4 of 10)
Runs Scored: 39 (1 of 10)
Stolen Bases: 17 (1 of 10)

Team Pitching Stats (rank):
ERA: 3.96 (4 of 10)
Runs Allowed: 25 (tied 2 of 10)
Strikeouts: 44 (9 of 10)
Walks: 15 (1 of 10)

Transactions: Jeff Ames added to roster (6/24/11). Jake Hager added to roster (6/24/11).

Injuries: None

The Week Ahead: 6/27/11-6/29/11: at Danville Braves (3-3). 6/30/11-7/3/11: at Bluefield Blue Jays (2-4).

MiL – Breakdown: The Hitting Prospects

After looking at the pitching prospects last time I’m going to take a look at the Rays hitting prospects today. The last hitting prospect breakdown was more than a month ago and thus it's more than time to take another look at them.

In addition to the about 30 prospects already on the following list, I'm going to add lots (8) of Rays '11 draftees as soon as they start playing:

  • Not yet signed: Mikie Mahtook, Tyler Goeddel, Johnny Eierman
  • Signed, but not yet assigned to an affiliate: Brandon Martin
  • Hudson Valley Renegades: Kes (John) Carter
  • Princeton Rays: Jake Hager
  • GCL Rays: James Harris Jr., Grandon Goetzman

The players I've not added to the chart yet are not forgotten as I always take a look at the progress of all minor league players. Nevertheless, as time is a squarce commodity, I'm not able to put up the stats of all of them.

Overall I'm not going to comment a lot on the newly started players as their performances vary very much and in most cases don't show their talent level (e.g.: Grandon Goetzman: .507 wOBA, Josh Sale: .187 wOBA).

Hitting prospects stats overview

Overall, the top 15 hitting prospects pre season took a step back. Since the last hitting prospect breakdown they combined for a stat line of .268 - .339 - .752, good for a .346 wOBA in 1204 PA’s. The decline (wOBA before: .371; OPS before: .818) is mostly due to declines of the before outlandish performing Desmond Jennings (.800 OPS since last breakdown) and Hak-Yu Lee (.773 OPS), due to declines of Luke Bailey (.577 OPS) and Todd Glaesmann (.525 OPS) as well as due to slow starts of Josh Sale (.473 OPS), Drew Vettleson (.444 OPS) and Ty Morrison (.583 OPS). Looking at the performances from a level-to-level point, especially the lower level players seem to struggle at the plate. The Hot Rods' hitters and the XST-affiliate hitters are overall not performing very well. The higher level (A+, AA, AAA) hitters on the other side put up impressive numbers throughout the board. In the upper levels some players could move up one level as they show an advanced approach at their current level. Some examples are Brandon Guyer, Jose Lobaton and Desmond Jennings (AAA --> MLB), Daniel Mayora, Nevin Ashley and Stephen Vogt (AA --> AAA) as well as Hak-Yu Lee and Tyler Bortnick (A+ --> AA).

(Click at the image for a larger view)

3 prospects on the risk
  1. Kyeong Kang … After nearly completely falling out of the spotlight, Kyeong Kang improved steadily over a dreadful start of the season. Since May 19th he posted a .290-.444-.995 stat line with impressive peripherals (17:16 BB/K ratio) and some power (4 HR).
  2. Hector Guevara … Being one of the youngest players in the Midwest League he struggled a bit at the beginning of the season. Since then (and since our latest breakdown) he combined for an OPS over 1.000, though. He showed impressive contact skills (.380 AVG) and posted a .446 wOBA over his last 74 PA's. If he can keep this up, he'll emerge as the first real (own) top hitting prospect out of the Rays efforts in Venezuela/Dominican Republic.
  3. Jose Lobaton ... Who thought he can't keep this up for an entire season might be wrong (me included)! He keeps on raking while showing an advanced approach at the plate. His stats screem MLB ready. The only question: When are the Rays ending the Kelly Shoppach experiment? Nevin Ashley, Stephen Vogt and Robinson Chirinos have all posted an OPS north of .800 since the last breakdown as well.
3 prospects falling
  1. Matthew Sweeney … This will be the last time that he'll be included in these breakdowns unless he shows some promise. A .258 wOBA and .544 OPS from a 1B/3B prospect who is a bit "old" for his level is simply not doing it.
  2. +3. Top picks from '09/'10 … Todd Glaesmann, Luke Bailey and Derek Dietrich have major strikeout issues while Josh Sale, Drew Vettleson, Jeff Malm, Jake DePew and Justin O'Conner haven't shown much (all together) in their short season debuts. Only Ryan Brett started well into the season.
The prospect of the week: Kyeong Kang
  • How acquired? 15th round in 2006 MLB Amateur Draft
  • Born: 02/06/88 (in Busan, Korea)
  • Position: LF/RF
  • B/T: L/L
  • '11 MiL team: Montgomery Biscuits (AA)
Kyeong Kang looked a lot like Reid Fronk at the beginning of the season. He played very well and showed some promise in short season ball (.769 OPS in PRI, .801 OPS in HDV) and Bowling Green (.880 OPS) while hitting below average in Port Charlotte. Reid Fronk needed two years to show something in A+ while seamingly hitting the AA wall this year in Montgomery. Kyeong Kang looked the same way this year in April. He drew some walks (16.7 %) but couldn't hit for contact (.167 AVG) or power (0.042 ISO). That simply wasn't enough for an outfielder who will be limited to a corner spot defensively. Though, in May and June he turned things around. First he improved his contact rate to an average north of .300 in May. Then he added some - in '10 completely lost - power to his game while further improving his K:BB ratio (17:16).

That's a very good sign as Kang needs his power to develop in order to emerge as a legit prospect. His approach has always been solid but his contact skills are not as advanced in order to carry him to the bigs. He needs at least some (10-20 HR) power in order to complement his solid all-around game.

Another positive to his game in '11 is, that he already has swiped 5 bags while being caught only once. Base stealing needs to be a part of his game in order to become a threat in more than one category. In '10 he was caught 4 times in 6 attempts, while he showed some base stealing skills before in '08 and '09.

Kevin had this to say about him in the Rays Prospect Guide for 2011:

Originally from South Korea, Kang went to high school in the United States. He entered
the season with some hype, coming off a successful year with Bowling Green. But his
overall game failed to move forward while his biggest concern, his power, took a step
back. He hit just one home run all season and just 15 in four years, well below average
for a corner outfielder.
He's got some decent tools, but will need to apply them to the diamond better. After
stealing ten bases in 2009, he only swiped two bags last year, and only has 21 in his
career. With a strong crop of outfielders due up from Bowling Green, Kang may get
promoted to Montgomery simply to maintain everyday playing time in 2011.

Overall, Kyeong Kang needs to completely develop his tools (okay contact skills, developing power potential, good eye, decent speed) in order to become a major league player. I've always liked him and I'm positive that he can do that. He could become such a player who has no standout tool but who can do everything well. Look for him to be in Montgomery the whole year. If he maintains the level of the last two months he should be promoted to Durham in '12.


All of the stats provided above are excluding the stats from the previous day. I preferrably use 3 sources for the stats. Click on each stat for its explanation:

Scores and Highlights from 6/26

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 3, Durham Bulls 11
Felipe Lopez was 3 for 5 with a double, home run, 5 RBI's and 2 runs scored. Jose Lobaton was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI's. Brandon Guyer was 2 for 4 with a double and 3 RBI's. Dane De La Rosa was the winner.

Jackson Generals 0, Montgomery Biscuits 7
Shawn O'Malley was 3 for 5 with an RBI. Daniel Mayora was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI's. Matt Sweeney had a home run. Jon Shelby had a double and an RBI. Matt Moore picked up the win with 5 shut-out innings. Marquis Fleming struck out 7 in 3 innings.

Fort Myers Miracle 1, Charlotte Stone Crabs 3
Greg Sexton was 3 for 4 with a home run. Mark Thomas had a 2-run homer. Jake Jefferies had a double. Alex Colome earned the win. Josh Satow recorded the save.

Dayton Dragons 5, Bowling Green Hot Rods 4
Robi Estrada was 3 for 4. Kevin Kiermaier was 2 for 4 witn a run scored. Steven Tinoco was 2 for 4. Phil Wunderlich and Keith Castillo each had a home run. Cody Rogers had a triple and an RBI.

Hudson Valley Renegades 2, Staten Island Yankees 7
Gerardo Olivares had 2 RBI's. Chris Winder, Juniel Querecuto and Jeff Malm each had a hit. Andrew Bellatti pitched 6 scoreless innings.

Princeton Rays 14, Pulaski Mariners 2
P-Rays pushed across 7 runs in the fourth inning. Cameron Seitzer was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI's. Drew Vettleson was 2 for 5 with 2 RBI's and 2 runs scored. Ryan Terry was 2 for 5 with a triple and an RBI. Felix Gonzalez was 2 for 5. Junior Rodriguez had a home run. Ryan Brett, Jonathan Koscso, Jake DePew and Josh Sale each had an RBI. Felipe Rivero was the winner. Reinaldo Lopez pitched 4 shut-out innings.

DSL Indians 4, DSL Rays 5
Ismael Aguero was 3 for 4 with a triple and an RBI. Alexander Simon was 2 for 3. Armando Araiza had a home run and 2 RBI's. Geisel De La Cruz pitched 6 shut-out innings. Dionicio De La Cruz was the winner.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Game Pictures from 6/25: Stone Crabs vs Cardinals

Click on the photo below to view the gallery from Saturday night's game against Palm Beach.

Scores and Highlights from 6/25

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 2, Durham Bulls 1
Leslie Anderson was 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and a home run. Desmond Jennings was 3 for 5. Felipe Lopez was 2 for 4.

Jackson Generals 7, Montgomery Biscuits 0
Stephen Vogt was 2 for 3 with a double. Daniel Mayora was 2 for 4. Isaias Velasquez drew 3 walks.

Palm Beach Cardinals 2, Charlotte Stone Crabs 9
Mike Sheridan was 2 for 4 with a double and 4 RBI's. Mark Thomas 2 for 4 with a two-run homer. Greg Sexton was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Matt Hall had an RBI. Jake Thompson earned the win. Mike Jarman pitched 3 scoreless innings.

Dayton Dragons 4, Bowling Green Hot Rods 3
Derek Dietrich was 2 for 3. Cody Rogers, Robby Price and Robi Estrada had RBI's.

Hudson Valley Renegards 2, Brooklyn Cyclones 7
Matt Rice was 3 for 3. Gerardo Olivares was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Chris Winder was 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored.

Princeton Rays 3, Pulaski Mariners 6
Felix Gonzalez was 2 for 3. Ryan Brett had a double and 2 RBI's. Drew Vettleson had an RBI.

GCL Orioles 7, GCL Rays 0
Jonathan Quinonez was 2 for 3 for the only Rays hits of the afternoon. Zach Butler pitched a no-hit inning.

DSL Rays 8, DSL Astros 7 (6 innings)
Alexander Simon was 2 for 3 with an RBI. Yoel Araujo had a home run and 2 RBI's. Armando Araiza had a home run. Enmanuel Paulino, Francisco Rosario and Jiminson Natera each had an RBI. Jose Torres was the winner.

VSL Pirates 14, VSL Rays 4
Jose Bellorin was 2 for 3. Douglas Duran was 2 for 4. Franklin Paz and Oscar Hernandez each had a home run.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Scores and Highlights from 6/24

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 14, Durham Bulls 3
Leslie Anderson had a two run homer. Robinson Chirinos had a solo home run. IF Omar Luna pitched a scorless ninth inning.

Jackson Generals 8, Montgmery Biscuits 2
Isaias Velasquez was 2 for 3 with a triple and a run scored. Stephen Vogt was 2 for 4 with a double. Daniel Mayora was 2 for 4 with a double. Shawn O'Malley and Kyeong Kang had RBI's. Neil Schenk pitched 2 scoreless innings.

Palm Beach Cardinals 10, Charlotte Stone Crabs 4
Mike Sheridan was 3 for 4 with a double and a run scored. Reid Fronk was 2 for 5 with 2 RBI's. Matt Hall was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Greg Sexton was 2 for 4. Ty Morrison had a double and an RBI.

Dayton Dragons 2, Bowling Green Hot Rods 5
Phil Wunderlich was 3 for 5 with a double an an RBI. Luke Bailey was 2 for 4 with a home run. Julio Cedeno was 2 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI's. George Jensen picked up the win and Chris Rearick the save.

Brooklyn Cyclones 1, Hudson Valley Renegades 5
Juniel Querecuto was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Leonardo Reginatto was 2 for 4. Chris Winder drove home 2 runs. Gerardo Olivares had an RBI. Jason McEachern pitched 6 2/3 no-hit innings with 6 strikeouts for the win.

Princeton Rays 3, Pulaski Mariners 6
Jake DePew was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Ryan Brett was 2 for 4. Justin O'Conner had an RBI. Garret Smith pitched a no-hit inning.

GCL Rays 4, GCL Orioles 5
Jonathan Quinonez was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored. Hector Rodriguez was 2 for 4. Edward Dorville had a solo home run. Ariel Soriano had an RBI. Shawn Smith and Stayton Thomas combined for 3 shut-out innings of relief.

VSL Mariners 6, VSL Rays 11
Oscar Hernandez was 3 for 4 with a home run and 4 RBI's. Franklin Paz was 2 for 4 with a double, home run and 3 RBI's. Ismel Antunez was 2 for 4 with 3 runs scored. Leopoldo Correa had 2 RBI's. Johan Marval was the winning pitcher. Eduardo Medina pitched 2 shut-out innings for the save.