Sunday, August 12, 2012

Scores and Highlights from 8/11

Toledo Mud Hens 7, Durham Bulls 2 (Game One) 
The Bulls dropped the completion of Friday’s suspended game. Tim Beckham was 2 for 5 with a run scored. Jesus Feliciano and Reid Brignac each had a double. Leslie Anderson and Cole Figeroa drove home the runs. Cesar Ramos was charged with the loss.

Toledo Mud Hens 4, Durham Bulls 2 (Game Two)
The Bulls dropped an early lead to lose game two of the doubleheader. Will Rhymes had a two run homer. Chris Gimenez had a double. Adam Liberatore suffered the loss.

Montgomery Biscuits 4, Jackson Generals 3
The Biscuits took advantage of being the home team as they earned a walk-off win over the Generals. Mayo Acosta had a double and 2 RBI’s. Brett Nommensen drove home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. Chris Rearick picked up the win. Hak-Ju Lee was pulled in the third after suffering pain in the ribs.

Charlotte Stone Crabs 2, Jupiter Hammerheads 1 (Game One, 13 innings)
The Stone Crabs earned a 13 inning win over the Hammerheads on Saturday night. Robby Price was 3 for 5 with a run scored. Todd Glaesmann was 2 for 4 with a homer. Cody Rogers had an RBI single in the 13th inning to win the game. Victor Mateo pitched 8 strong innings allowing just one run and striking out 5. The bullpen combination of TJ Geith, Lenny Linsky and Chris Andujar went the rest of the way with Andujar picking up the win.

Charlotte Stone Crabs, Jupiter Hammerheads (Game Two, Postponed) 
Another rain storm came through prior to the start of Satuday’s doubleheader so the decision was made to move game two to Sunday. Sunday will now be a doubleheader with the first game beginning at 4:05.

Bowling Green Hot Rods 2, West Michigan White Caps 1 (15 innings) 
It took 15 innings to accomplish, but the Hot Rods opened the series with a win over the White Caps. Every hitter in the lineup reached base atleast once with five hitters recording multiple hits. Ryan Brett and Josh Sale each had a double. Taylor Motter and Jeff Malm drove home a run. The Hot Rods pitching staff combined for 16 strikeouts. Justin Woodall had the ball when the winning run was scored, earning his second win of the season.

Lowell Spinners 6, Hudson Valley Renegades 5 (13 innings)
The Renegades lost a heartbreaker in 13 innings Saturday night. Every Renegade reach base on the night. Leonardo Reginatto had 3 hits and a double. Richie Shaffer had a home run. Ryan Dunn had a double. Brandon Henderson was charged with the loss.

Greeneville Astros 6, Princeton Rays 5 
The P-Rays ninth inning rally fell short as they lost a close game to the Astros. Brandon Martin was 2 for 5 with an RBI. Omar Narvaez had a double and 3 RBI’s. Oscar Hernandez had a double. Ariel Soriano had 3 stolen bases. Jake Faria was the losing pitcher for the Rays.

GCL Rays 4, GCL Orioles 1
The GCL Rays finished the week with a win as they won a rain shortened game against the Orioles. Miguel Beltran was a perfect 2 for 2 with an RBI. Taylor Hawkins had a double and 2 RBI’s. Alex Torres pitched 3 shut-out innings with 6 strikeouts. Luis Cabrera picked up the win.

DSL Royals 17, DSL Rays 3
The DSL Rays suffered a huge defeat at the hands of the Royals. Ismael Aguero was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Joel Jumes also had a double. Bill Puljos had the other RBI. The DSL pitcher gave up 15 hits and 10 walks with Christopher Crisostomo suffering the loss.


  1. I've been having fun predicting the depth charts of the rays teams for next year. I'm speculating that the entire BG starters assume their same positions at Charlotte. All five SP could move up with Garvin staying in Charlotte. Glaesmann would stay too. Querecuto could stay at BG and hold down short. Any thoughts? Interesting to think where Goeddel and Shaffer will play.

  2. Yep, it is fun to try to predict, Paul. Problem is always the bottleneck at the top, AA/AAA, players reach there and no where to go up. Which ripples down through A+ and A. Seems like the talent is thinner this year at some positions in the upper levels, so it may work out easier than in past years.

    Releases after the season clear some of it up, and I expect some trades this offseason which will add some milb players. But don't forget the milb free agent signings, always have a few like Pendleton, Torra, Paduch etc. that mess things up too. The hardest one of all always seems to be Bowling Green (esp the rotation), followed by Durham (b/se of the free agents).

    We usually do a projection of the rotations over Christmas break. Even then we miss quite a few due to injuries in Spring Training and last minute signings.

  3. For Bowling Green, I'm still guessing Guerrieri, Ames, Snell and maybe Spann and Hahn?

    1. Every year someone in HV pen makes BG rotation, so don't forget Henderson, Kendall and Floro.

  4. I think the interesting decision will be Chalotte's 3B. Given how aggressive the Rays have been with Mahtook, I would expect Shaffer to jump Bowling Green as well. However, Tyler Goeddel has been handling himself fairly well in BG.

    I think it is most likely they hold Goeddel back for part of the season, then promote when Shaffer goes to Montgomery, ala Glaesmann and Mahtook. Of course, if Shaffer doesn't hit well enough for a July promotion, there is a bit of a jam.

    Another alternative would be to let Shaffer and Goeddel split time at 3B in Charlotte, with Shaffer spending the rest of his time at 1B and RF, and Goeddel also playing some CF. The problem there is that there is already a logjam of OFers with Glaesmann, Vettleson, Sale, Carter, and Malm.

  5. Shaffer is over a year and a half older than Goeddel. What if they do with Shaffer exactly as they did with Mahtook and send him to fall ball, move him to Charlotte, Riccio to Montgomery and keep Goeddel in Bowling Green for awhile? There is probably a chance either Sale or Carter stay at Bowling Green for part of next season too.

  6. I wouldn't count on Tampa Bay having Shaffer jump levels. I'm not trying to be mean, but he hasn't exactly "shone", yet, at Hudson Valley- way too many strikeouts and often seems unsure of his glove.(The stat sheets don't really show the number of misplayed balls.) Perhaps things will click soon? Professional jitters? *He's pretty much been playing 3rd base, and unfortunately, has been bumping ALLSTAR and high hitting Leonardo Reginatto off 3rd base, causing Reggie to sometimes sit out.