Friday, April 13, 2012

Scores and Highlights from 4/12

Gwinnett Braves 7, Durham Bulls 1
The Bulls offense struggled to make anything happen as they scored just one run in Thursday's loss to the Braves. Matt Mangini was 2 for 3 and drove home the lone run for the Bulls. The Bulls managed to get 8 hits and draw 4 walks but they were unable to convert those base runners to runs as they went 2 for 9 with RISP. Jhonny Nunez suffered the loss for the Bulls. John Gaub and Craig Albernaz each provided a scoreless inning of relief in the final frames.

Montgomery Biscuits 3, Mississippi Braves 2 The Biscuits edged the Braves by one run to earn the victory and pull out of the basement of the Southern League South Division. Tyler Bortick spotted the Biscuits a lead in the third with a two run triple. Then Mark Thomas plated the go ahead run in sixth. The bullpen threw 4 scoreless innings to ensure Thomas's run would be the winner. Kyle Lobstein earned the win with Jim Paduch getting the save.

Charlotte Stone Crabs 4, Jupiter Hammerheads 0 The Stone Crabs snapped their brief losing streak by shutting out the Hammerheads 4-0. Enny Romero, CJ Riefenhauser and Chris Rearick combined for 11 strikeouts in the shut-out. Robi Estrada delivered a multi-hit performance by going 2 for 3 with a double. Ty Morrison drove home two runs. Riccio Torrez singled in the second to extend his hitting streak to seven games. Romero picked up the win and Rearick notched his third save of the season.

Bowling Green Hot Rods 5, Lake County Captains 2 The Hot Rods followed a great offensive performance yesterday by turning in a great pitching performance in the series opener against Lake County. The Hot Rods held their foe off the scoreboard for eight inning before surrendering two runs in the bottom of the ninth. Meanwhile the offense was doing their part to steer the Hot Rods to victory. Juniel Querecuto and Tyler Goeddel led the offensive production with three hits a piece including a double by each. Jeff Malm struck the first homer of the season for the Hot Rods, a solo shot in the second to put the Hot Rods in the lead. Felipe Rivero pitched 6 scoreless inning to earn the victory. Rivero is now 2-0 on the season and has thrown 11 consecutive scoreless innings to start the season. Andrew Bellatti followed with two more scoreless innings.


  1. For Durham Miranda added an 0-4 with 3 errors last night. Three errors by a 1B isn't easy. Maybe I'm joining the Wrigley Fan Club, but couldn't he be promoted and do at least that well? Miranda is hitting .125/.222/.167. Last year he hit .229 for AAA Reno and .213 for Arizona. I get signing older guys (Miranda s almost 29) for AAA depth but there is no way he'll see time in Tampa this year. Cut him and promote Wrigley, or move Mangini to 1B and promote Figueroa. Making Wrigley and Figueroa repeat AA (3rd yr for Wrigley) just to give Miranda a spot is silly.

  2. Bravo! I like your train of thought. I support trying out our own farm team first, rather than trying to immediately find places for other team's releases. Another player I question is playing Coon rather than Murrill. (who was released.

  3. I just looked at the Rays Depth Chart, and I noticed that Princeton and Hudson Valley have names on them. Are these the way Extended teams are split up? Just guesses? Projections? Thanks

    1. Those are just the players in the org who are in the US but not on full-season rosters. So pretty much the extended spring training roster less a few DSL and VSL guys who probably are here that I don't know about (only to two catchers are for sure, Oscar Hernandez and Jesus Araiza are def in XST). I just stuck them where there was an opening, they aren't predicted rosters for HV or Princeton yet.

  4. Thanks for the explanation, Doug.