Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Scores and Highlights from 6/5

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 12, Durham Bulls 8 
The Bulls found themselves on the losing side of a 12-8 slugfest on their return home to Durham on Tuesday night. Both teams combined for 25 hits on the night. The Yankees jumped out to a six run lead before the Bulls reached the scoreboard in the third. The closest the Bulls would get is down by one as they suffered the loss. Henry Wrigley led the offense, going 4 for 5 with a double, home run, 3 RBI's and 3 runs scored. Chris Gimenez was 3 for 4 with a double and 2 runs scored. Leslie Anderson had a three run homer. Jhonny Nunez was on the hook for the loss. Craig Albernaz was the only pitcher not to surrender a run.

Tennessee Smokies 12, Montgomery Biscuits 3
 The Biscuits suffered a large loss at the hands of the Smokies to even the series. The Biscuits never stood a chance as they were down 12 runs and shut-out for 7 innings before reaching the scoreboard in the eighth. The Biscuits offense did produce ten hits on the night but they struggled with turning them into runs. Hak-Ju Lee was 2 for 5 with a home run. Ty Morrison was 2 for 5 with a double. Jake Thompson was charged with the loss.

Charlotte Stone Crabs, Lakeland Flying Tigers (Postponed/Rain) 
Tuesday's game between the Stone Crabs and Flying Tigers was postponed due to rain at Joker Marchant Stadium. It will be made up on Wednesday as part of a doubleheader.

VSL Rays 5, VSL Mariners 3
The VSL Rays used a big second inning to lead them to their fifth victory of the season. The Rays trailed 1-0 going into the second inning where they pushed across four runs to take the lead. They held off a late game rally to hold on for the win. David Colina was 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored. Kevin Barrios delivered a three run homer. Benjamin Molina picked up the win and Johan Marval the save.

DSL Royals 11, DSL Rays 6 
The DSL Rays fell to 0-3 on the season following a big loss to the Royals. A pair of four run innings to start the game by the Royals and four errors by the Rays was enough to doom the Rays in the loss. Alexander Simon was a home run shy of the cycle going 3 for 4 with a double, triple, 3 RBI's and 2 runs scored. Luis Marte had a solo home run. Jose Alonzo suffered the loss for the Rays.


  1. Thata boy Wrigley....Keep hitting Home Runs and driving in runs.....eventually you will get noticed and a little respect....probably not on this site....but hopefully by the people in the know ! Keep it up...and keep on leading the ENTIRE organization in the two KEY STATS: HOMERUNS AND RBI'S !
    your number 1 fan in Port Charlotte !

    1. I agree with you. Big Wrigs has been getting it done year after year. It was great to see him get to Triple-A and the success follow. I have been a big fan of Wrigley since watching him play in Port Charlotte. I have supported him and his success no matter what others might feel. I do not put much hype on the term "prospect" but more on the way a player is playing now and for the past few years, Henry has been getting it done and in my opinion, that is what matters most.

      His only downfall is he is in the Rays organization which is one of the better organization in terms of minor league players. That limits the chances he will get to make a break for the majors because our organization tends to bring in the free agents over promoting within. If he were in an organization other then the Rays, he would have probably gotten that chance by now. But until then, he will have to settle for leading the organization in homers and RBI's....

    2. To be fair, the entire argument is based on HRs and RBIs, which are not good offensive stats on their own.

      He has certainly made strides this year, the first year he "is getting it done." He won't be though if he doesn't start drawing more walks in Durham.

      OPS's in the .600-.700's are not good for a corner IF player. If he can keep it in the .800 range, he will get some recognition.

  2. Well said Jim Donten ! I agree Michael Wrigley needs to draw a few more walks...Analayzing his statistics over the last few seasons I think that he has been "getting it done"...especially when you compare them to the rest of the RAYS organizations players....In addition to leading in Home Runs & RBI's he appears to be at the top or near in OPS SLUGGING DOUBLES TOTAL its not just HRS & RBI's....Also Ive been told that he has the best ARM in the entire organization....So lets hope he can draw a few walks and hurry up and get into the majors...because the players we have up there "Statistically" are not Major League caliber....THANK GOD they have the number ONE pitching staff....It appears that when this site rates its prospects it is normally ranking them on future potential OR in Wrigleys case his PAST performances....I think we need to look at the NOW/PRESENT....The players that are getting it DONE NOW !....Go Rays !
    Loveless in Port CHarlotte....Oh yah....Wrigley if your reading this GREAT JOB and Keep it Rolling ! one more thing I guess....Draw a few walks and PRAY the guys behind you drive you in !

  3. Wow...another Wrigley Blog. I gotta admit He's getting it done. Good for him. My thought on this: Players can adapt and learn to be patient and draw more walks with experience and making adjustments to there approach...BUT what most players CANT DO is hit with massive POWER the kind that WRIGLEY displays. I witnessed his Home Run against Dice-K in Durham.It was an absolute BOMB 20 feet over the BULL. The season ticket holder next to me who has gone to every game since the new stadium has been built declared it was the longest Home Run he has ever seen at the park.