Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday Wrapup, Tuesday Open Thread

Durham Bulls 2 -at- Charlotte Knights 14

- The Bulls only managed 2 runs on 11 hits, led by 1B Leslie Anderson going 3-4. That extends Anderson's hitting streak to 13 games dating back to September 2nd of last season. He's batting .432 this season.

- The only extra-base hit was a double by DH Jeff Salazar, who was 1-3 and now has a 6-game hitting streak.

- CF Brandon Guyer was 1-4 with a strikeout, raising his season average to .186.

- C Nevin Ashley was 2-4 and is now batting .321.

- RF Jesus Feliciano had 2 hits, extending his streak to 8 games.

- 3B Matt Mangini had the only error, his second in two days.

- Tim Beckham did not play.

- Starter Alex Torres only lasted 3.1 innings, giving up 6 ER on 4 hits and 7 walks with 5 strikeouts. For the season his ERA sits at 6.36 with 14 walks 12.2 innings.

- After Torres came Marquis Fleming who allowed 3 ER in 2.2 IP, and Josh Lueke who gave up 5 ER in 1.0. DDLR finished things off with a hitless, scoreless 8th.

- The Bulls pitchers threw 190 pitches in 8 innings. Pitches-strikes breakdown: Torres 93-47, Fleming 55-32, Lueke 36-18, De La Rosa 6-6. Overall that's just 103 strikes in 190 pitches, or 54% strikes.

- Current standings for the Bulls and the rest of the organization are on the right sidebar.

Tuesday starter at Charlotte: RH Jhonny Nunez in Bryan Augenstein's #3 spot. Projected for the rest of the week: Wednesday - RH Chris Archer, Thursday - RH Matt Torra, Friday - RH Alex Cobb, Saturday - LH Alex Torres.

Montgomery Biscuits 8 -vs- Mobile Bay Bears 7

- RF (yes) Henry Wrigley led the offense with a home run, a double, 4 RBI and 2 runs scored in 5 ABs. His grounder brought home Hak-Ju Lee with the winning run in the bottom of the 9th. He now has 4 HRs and one double on the year.

- SS Hak-Ju Lee was 1-4 with a walk, now batting .204 on the season.

- CF B.J. Upton made his Montgomery debut in style, singling home the tying run in the 9th. He was 2-4 with a walk for the game.

- 3B Cole Figueroa was 1-4 with a walk, lowering his season average to .340.

- 2B Tyler Bortnick was 0-4 with a run scored and a stolen base. He's batting .213.

- DH Kyeong Kang was 1-4 with an RBI and stole a base. He's batting .136.

- Starter Frank De Los Santos threw 4.0 shutout innings before giving way to newcomer RH Matt Buschmann who allowed 5 ER in 2.2. LH Adam Liberatore gave up 2 more runs in the final 2.1 innings but picked up the win.

- Attendance for the second home game of the season was 1,591, down from 6,308 for the opener on Sunday.

Tuesday starter vs Mobile: LH Kyle Lobstein. Projected for the rest of the week: Wednesday - RH Joseph Cruz, Thursday - RH Jake Thompson, Friday - the newest Rays player, RH Matt Buschmann, Saturday - RH Shane Dyer, who was moved back a day due to the groin injury on Sunday.

Charlotte Stone Crabs 0 -vs- St. Lucie Mets 2

- Charlotte batters only saw 74 pitches tonight, and it was the first time they have been shut out this season.

- The Stone Crabs only managed 4 hits in the game, a double by C Mayo Acosta and singles by RF Ty Morrison, 3B Riccio Torrez, and 1B Phil Wunderlich.

- Starter Grayson Garvin took the loss going 5.0 and allowing 3 hits, 2 ER and a walk while striking out 5. Both runs came in his last inning of work, the 5th.

- LH C.J. Riefenhauser finished out with 4.0 scoreless, allowing 2 hits and 2 walks (1 intentional) and striking out 4.

- Riccio Torrez and Phil Wunderlich each stole a base. The Stone Crabs now have 10 SB and 11 CS this season.

- Torrez now has a hit in all 11 Charlotte games this season. He's batting .283.

- Nearly as good, Morrison has a hit in 8 of his 9 games and is batting .306.

- SS Derek Dietrich was 0-3 with 2 strikeouts. He's batting .289.

- One error tonight, Torrez' 1st of the year.

- Attendance in Charlotte was 899.

Tuesday starter vs St. Lucie: LH Enny Romero. Projected for the rest of the week: Wednesday - Off day, Thursday - RH Albert Suarez, Friday - LH Braulio Lara, Saturday - RH Wilking Rodriguez.

Bowling Green Hot Rods 2 -vs- Great Lakes Loons 1

- After setting franchise records with 22 runs, 23 hits and 6 home runs on Sunday, the Hot Rods won their 6th straight with 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th.

- Like the Stone Crabs, the Hot Rods only managed 4 hits on the night: a triple by LF Todd Glaesmann, a double by SS Jake Hager, and singles by 1B Jeff Malm and DH Taylor Motter.

- Hager's walkoff double in the bottom of the 9th drove in both Bowling Green runs. He was 1-3 with a walk and is now hitting .265 on the year.

- 2B Ryan Brett was 0-3 with a walk, .282 on the season.

- RF Drew Vettleson was 0-4, now with a .263 average.

- Glaesmann was 1-4, Malm was 1-3 with a HBP, and Motter was 1-2 with a walk.

- 3B Tyler Goeddel was 0-3 with 2 strikeouts, dropping his average to .371.

- Starter Jake Floethe went 6.0 allowing only an unearned run on 3 hits with 2 strikeouts and a walk. Floethe threw 77 pitches, 55 for strikes. After 3 starts his ERA is 0.56.

- RH Jason McEachern got the win with 3.0 scoreless, hitless innings.

- Attendance in Bowling Green was 2,782.

- Per Micheal Compton, OF Kes Carter hasn't played since 2 ABs on Friday due to a hamstring tweak, remains day-to-day.

- Micheal also has quotes from Jake Hager and Manager Brady Williams about tonight's game HERE.

Tuesday starter vs Great Lakes: LH Felipe Rivero. Projected for the rest of the week: Wednesday - RH Parker Markel, Thursday - LH Ryan Carpenter, Friday - RH Roberto Gomez, Saturday - RH Jake Floethe.

Today's moves: LH Adam Liberatore and RH Jim Paduch were sent from Durham to Montgomery, OF Isaias Velasquez was put on the Montgomery DL after a fly ball to the face on Sunday, Alex Cobb back to Durham from Tampa, RH Brandon Gomes to Tampa from Durham, and CIF/COF Steve Tinoco activated by Charlotte.

On the Depth Chart the Montgomery roster shows as 27, 2 over the limit, but B.J. Upton doesn't count since he's on MLB rehab and Paduch hasn't been officially activated yet because he pitched in Durham on Sunday. So they really are at 25, but I didn't have any more room in the DL/RES area for Paduch.


  1. Amazing that you go from 21 runs to 2 walk off runs! Baseball is a great game...Pitchers dual! Floethe had another outstanding start 11 ground balls and 3 hits - 1 a flair, 2 a bunt and finally a double and first walk in 16 innings! Mac was finally pitching like he can - No hits -if he gets on track with Partridge, Belatti and Thomas, who has pitched well but has had bad luck, this team will be strong all year long...can't wait to go to todays game. Rivero has electric stuff!!! Good to see Hager step up, he has been struggling but what a ball player...he and Goeddel are going to be special.

    1. Just out of curiosity, how hard has Rivero been throwing?

  2. Rivero has been weird! He touches 94 but usually sits 86-91. He throws alot of changes which is a plus pitch but his curve is shakey. He keeps everyone off balance and he pounds the strike zone same as Floethe, Carpenter, Markel and Gomez. 5 walks by all the starters in over 60 innings pitched. I don't think he changes speeds on purpose but it works for him.

  3. Wrigley is leading the southern league in OF assist i just saw too

  4. Kes Carter put on 7day DL do u think they are going to bring someone up from XST? If so who? Sale, Dixon, Harris, or lyerly?

    1. For now it's catcher Alejandro Torres from XST. Leaves them short at OF, but Matt Rice's shoulder has been bothering him, so they need help behind the plate too.

  5. Oh I was hoping they were going to send up an outfielder. I think Torres was actually there just inactive