Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Scores and Highlights from 8/20

Charlotte Knights 9, Durham Bulls 6 
The Bulls offense hit four home runs but it wasn’t enough to beat the Knights in the series opener. Rich Thompson was 3 for 5 with a double. Jesus Feliciano had 2 hits. Henry Wrigley, Leslie Anderson, Tim Beckham and Cole Figueroa went deep for the Bulls. Cesar Ramos suffered the loss.

Montgomery Biscuits, Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Postponed) 
Monday’s game between the Biscuits and Blue Wahoos was postponed due to rain in Pensacola. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Tuesday.

South Bend Silver Hawks 6, Bowling Green Hot Rods 3 
The Hot Rods lost their third game in a row after a 6-3 loss to South Bend. Cameron Seitzer was 3 for 3 with a double. Jeff Malm had a double, his 35th on the season to break the Hot Rods franchise record. Ryan Brett had a double. Josh Sale drove home two runs. Trevor Shull suffered the loss. Stayton Thomas pitched 3 scoreless innings.

Hudson Valley Renegades 2, Lowell Spinners 1
The Renegades beat the Spinners on Monday to sweep the three game series. Joey Rickard was 2 for 4 with a double, home run and 2 RBI’s. Ryan Dunn was 2 for 4 with a double. Marty Gantt had a double. Eduar Quinonez picked up the win. Reinaldo Lopez pitched three perfect innings. Ryan Garton notched the save.

Princeton Rays 6, Danville Braves 1
The P-Rays opened the series with the Braves with a 6-1 win. Omar Narvaez was 3 for 3 with a home run. Brandon Martin had a solo home run. John Alexander had a double. Alex Keudell didn’t allow an earned run in 6 innings to record the win. The bullpen combo of Jonathan Weaver and Zach Butler provided three scoreless innings of relief.

GCL Twins 4, GCL Rays 1
The GCL Rays had difficulty scoring runs as they fell to the Twins to open the week. The Rays managed six hits, all singles by six different hitters. All four runs came against starter Alex Torres who took the loss. Matt Ramsey pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings and Lucas Goodgion pitched 4 scoreless innings.

DSL Rays 8, DSL Athletics 1
The DSL Rays picked up a win to open the final week of the 2012 season. Enmanuel Paulino was 3 for 4 with a triple and 3 RBI’s. Bill Pujols was 2 for 4 with a double. Ismael Aguero was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Rolman Ramirez was 2 for 4. Elias Torres had a double and 2 RBI’s. Jose Alonzo was the winner.


  1. And the Hot Rods are now firmly entrenched in their August swoon. It will be a short playoff for these guys. Relief pitching has been a problem all year and now the starters are falling apart. Worst base running I have seen. Clutch hitters are nonexistent. This team has stranded enough runners in scoring position to populate a small city.

  2. GCL Rays winding down, and Damion Carroll still looks like the best pitcher on the roster to me. Another solid effort today and was pretty much in control through his IP. Gannon got hit hard, wind had flags starched out to LF, but that was only part of the problem. Plus Twins have some very good pitchers, no surprise they are the best in the league. (Rays only runs scored on a WP followed by a balk.)

  3. Re GCL, Cesar Perez got a $1,000,000 check at age 16 and at 19 doesn't seem ready to leave the GCL. On a positive note, Araujo and his 800,000 at age 16 looks ready at 18? to move to Princeton next year. I only saw 2 GCL games but Araujo looked good.

  4. According to the roster I saw Araujo turns 20 in Dec, is that innaccurate? He seems like a solid player, but Natera seems to be the highest ceiling OF on the team to me. And I agree that Cesar has been disappointing, but played 3B yesterday for maybe the first time I have seen this year. Quick hands but slow feet hurt him at the plate & in the field, yet at age 19 he still has time to develop.