Thursday, March 22, 2012

Game Photos: Stone Crabs/Hot Rods at Keys/Shorebirds

Yesterday I took my lunch at Twin Lakes Park to catch a few innings of the Rays/Orioles minor league exhibition games. It was the Stone Crabs and Hot Rods who traveled to Sarasota to face the Frederick Keys and Delmarva Shorebirds.

I first watched a bit of the Stone Crabs game. Albert Suarez was on the hill for the Stone Crabs. Here was the lineup for the game while I was there:
  • C - Jake Depew 
  • 1B - Jeff Malm 
  • 2B - Hector Guevara 
  • SS - Derek Dietrich 
  • 3B - Riccio Torrez 
  • LF - Mikie Mahtook 
  • CF - Todd Glaesmann 
  • RF - Drew Vettleson 

I arrived to the game already in progress with Guevara on first with two outs. Torrez doubled up the right field line. Guevara was waved home but was thrown out at the plate to end the inning.

Suarez came out and worked a perfect inning recording a strikeout and two fly outs to end the inning.

Then in the next inning the Stone Crabs pushed a run across the plate. Glaesmann struck out to start the inning. Bailey doubled to left. Bailey advanced to third on a single by Vettleson to give the Stone Crabs runners on the corners. Vettleson advanced to second on a stolen base. Then Malm drove home a run with a sac fly. The final out of the inning came on a ground out by Motter to end the inning.

Suarez started out in a hole in the second by giving up back to back singles to lead off the inning. But a double play and a flyout got him out of the inning without any damage.

The Stone Crabs led off the third with a walk by Depew. But he was quickly erased from the basepath when Mahtook hit into a double play. Guevara then drew the second walk of the inning. Guevara advanced to second on a wild pitch but Dietrich ended the inning with a fly ball to center.

Suarez breezed through the bottom of the third with two strikeouts and fly out to end the inning.

Since I made it through the lineup in the Stone Crabs game, I moved over to the Hot Rods game for the remainder of the inning. Parker Markel was on the mound finishing up his final inning of work when I joined the game, he was followed by Roberto Gomez. The position players for the Hot Rods were:
  • C - Justin O' Conner 
  • 1B - Cameron Seitzer 
  • 2B - Juniel Querecuto 
  • SS - Jake Hager 
  • 3B - Tyler Goeddel 
  • LF - Josh Sale 
  • CF - Kes Carter 
  • RF - Craige Lyerly 

As I joined the game, Markel just finished his final inning on the mound by getting a ground ball out to end the inning.

The Hot Rods went down in order in the inning with three well hit fly balls. Tyler Goeddel flied out to right, Seitzer to center and Sale to left to end the inning. 

Gomez took over the mound in the bottom of the inning. He struck out the first batter he faced and then got back to back ground ball outs to end the inning. 

The Hot Rods put a runner on the bases the next inning. Rice struck out to lead off the inning. O'Conner followed with a hard hit single up the middle. Goetzman popped up to second for the second out of the inning. Then with Querecuto batting, O'Conner was caught off the base at first on a pick of through and was out to end the inning. I left following that play and did not catch any more of the game.

Here are photos from the game.


  1. Thank you so much for the info and pictures :)

  2. Any word on who might be the rotations at Port Charlotte or Bowling Green thus far?