Monday, April 30, 2012

Scores and Highlights from 4/29

Indianapolis Indians 2, Durham Bulls 0
The Bulls fell victim of a no-hitter at the hands of the Indians as they were shut-out 2-0 on Sunday. The Bulls only managed two baserunners in the game, both coming via walks. Dane De La Rosa was the lone bright spot for the Bulls as he threw 2 2/3 no-hit innings of his own, striking out 3 in the process. Alex Cobb took the loss and is now 0-3 on the season.

Birmingham Barons 5, Montgomery Biscuits 3 
For the second consecutive game, the Biscuits ninth inning rally fell short. The Biscuits trailed the entire game but put the tying run at the plate in the ninth but they couldn't push across the runs as they suffered the sweep at the hands of the Barons. Hak-Ju Lee was 2 for 4 on the afternoon. Cole Figueroa drove home two runs and Henry Wrigley pushed across the Biscuits third run. Joe Cruz was the losing pitcher for the Biscuits. Scott Shuman and Neil Schenk each provided no-hit performance from the bullpen.

Palm Beach Cardinals 4, Charlotte Stone Crabs 0
The Stone Crabs found themselves on a losing side of a pitching gem by the Cardinals as they were shut-out 3-0. The Stone Crabs mustered just 4 runs in the game but failed to translate them into runs on the scoreboard. Enny Romero hung tough, throwing four scoreless innings before being tagged for a solo home run in the fifth. The bullpen was responsible for the other two runs.

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 5, Bowling Green Hot Rods 2
The Hot Rods could not overcome a three run eighth inning by their opponent as they lost Sunday's game against the Timber Rattlers. Matt Rice led the Hot Rods offense by going 2 for 3 with an RBI. On the bases, Taylor Motter collected two stolen bases pushing his total on the year to six. Stayton Thomas was charged with the loss for the Hot Rods.


  1. Should be interesting to see what the organization does with the catching situation if Nevin Ashley's hand is broken. (Heard a report, but no confirmation) Chirinos will probably never catch again (6 or 7 concussions) and haven't heard that Lobaton is ready to come back yet.

    I am a big fan of Mark (Stevie) Thomas, but AAA would be a huge leap for him.

  2. I saw lobaton the other day in an XST game. He looked pretty good. Just DH though. He did get in trouble (I don't know if you can really call it trouble) for not running hard through first. They told him if he was anyone else he would have been benched for that. Hehe

  3. I guess they feel that Steven Vogt will never be a big league catcher either.

  4. Vogt's shoulder is the problem, he will be able to keep playing and hitting if he is in the OF, but catchers just have to throw too much with warming pitchers in addition to game activities.

    Matsui deal is done according to WDAE, but they seem to flip flop between him reporting to XST or the Stone Crabs. Either way he is expected to be playing in Pt Charlotte midweek.