Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Scores and Highlights from 6/26

Syracuse Chiefs 3, Durham Bulls 2 
Chris Gimenez was 3 for 5 with a double and a run scored. Tim Beckham and Jeff Salazar had an RBI. Bulls pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts. Matt Torra struck out 6. Kyle Farnsworth pitched a shut-out inning of rehab work.

Montgomery Biscuits 7, Jacksonville Suns 6 
Kyeong Kang was 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI's. Ryan Garko was 3 for 5. Hak-Ju Lee was 2 for 5 with an RBI. Mark Thomas had a double and 2 RBI's. Alex Koronis pitches 3 shut-out innings. Neil Schenk had a no-hit inning for the win. Adam Liberatore threw 2 shut-out innings for the save. 

Charlotte Stone Crabs, Brevard County Manatees (Game One, Suspended) 
Rains from Tropical Storm Debby forced game one of the doubleheader to be suspended 3-2 in the fifth. It will be resumed on Wednesday as part of a tripleheader.

Charlotte Stone Crabs, Brevard County Manatees (Game Two, Cancelled)
Game Two of the doubleheader was cancelled due to Tropical Storm Debby. It will not be rescheduled.

West Michigan White Caps 13, Bowling Green Hot Rods 11 
Drew Vettleson was 4 for 5 with a double and 4 RBI's. Ryan Brett, Josh Sale, Matt Rice and Tyler Goeddel each had two hits. Todd Glaesmann had a double and 3 RBI's. Andrew Bellatti had 5 strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.

Hudson Valley Renegades 4, Brooklyn Cyclones 2
Thomas Coyle was 3 for 4 with a double and 2 runs scored. Deshun Dixon had a double and 2 RBI's. Matt Spann recorded all three of the Renegades strikeouts. Dylan Floro picked up the win and Marcus Jensen the save.

Greeneville Astros 8, Princeton Rays 7
Brandon Martin was 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored. Julian Morrillo was 3 for 5 with 3 RBI's. Omar Narvaez was 2 for 5 with 2 doubles. Darryl George had a double and 2 RBI's. Reid Redman and William Argo each had an RBI.

GCL Rays, GCL Red Sox (Postponed: Rain)
Rain from Tropical Storm Debby caused the GCL Rays to be suspended for the fourth consecutive game.

VSL Mariners 12, VSL Rays 6 
Iago Januario was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Nohisglin Rivero was 2 for 4. Kevin Barrios had 2 RBI's.

DSL Indians 23, DSL Rays 12 
Ninth loss in a row for the DSL Rays. Alexander Simor was 4 for 5 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI's. Ismael Aguero was 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI's. Emanuel Paulio was 2 for 5 with a double, home run and 2 RBI's.


  1. For Charlotte in the 3 games today it will be:

    - Beginning the resumed game will be RH Chris Andujar, making his first Stone Crabs appearance of the season after being activated off the DL a few days ago.

    - Starting game 1 of the doubleheader is RHSP Albert Suarez.

    - Starting game 2 of the doubleheader will be Eliazer Suero. This will be his first start of the season.

  2. Getting a little worried about James Harris.

    1. Agree. Read an article from a local paper about him a couple of days ago. Not the usual quote from Mgr. Johns about how wonderful everything is. Mentioned bad XST, working on things, etc. Maybe nothing, but you usually only see sunshine and ponies quotes.

    2. Doug, could you post a link to the article?

      Also, I'm not worried about James Harris. We knew on draft day that he was raw and would need time. His BB:K rate is very good, after being solid last year, which I think is most important for a top-of-the-order type of hitter with his speed. If there is anything to actually be concerned about, it is the very low BABIP, but it has only been 8 games, so we're talking about a VERY SSS. (and yes, I know his BABIP was poor last year as well, but it still wasn't very many games).

    3. Here is the quote:

      “He didn’t have a great extended (spring training), but I thought he got better,” Johns said. “He made some adjustments with his swing and now you’re starting to see the fruits of his labor with his swing.”


      Again, it's not a big deal, but you usually don't even see that much. SSS is the key, but I also was looking at last year. He'll get a ton of chances, but there are quite a few OFs (athletic, CF-types) now in short-season ball that will start taking time away if he struggles going forward. This might be the only year where he gets handed the CF job for a whole season with no real competition. Just hope he stays healthy and gets a chance to use this opportunity.