Thursday, August 9, 2012

Scores and Highlights from 8/8

Columbus Clippers 3, Durham Bulls 0
The Bulls managed six hits on the night but couldn’t turn them into runs as they were shut-out by the Clippers. Tim Beckham was the only Bull with multiple hits going 2 for 3. Will Rhymes had a triple. All three runs were charged to Alex Colome who suffered the loss. Ryan Reid and Jim Paduch were both scoreless from the bullpen.


Montgomery Biscuits 2, Jackson Generals
The Biscuits snapped a five game losing streak with a walk-off win over Jackson. Brett Nommensen was 2 for 3 while plating the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth. Omar Luna was also 2 for 3 and drew 2 walks. Mikie Mahtook had a solo home run. Chris Rearick pitched 2 scoreless innings. Kirby Yates earned the win with 1 1/3 scoreless innings with 3 strikeouts.


Bradenton Marauders 2, Charlotte Stone Crabs 1 (11 innings)
 The Stone Crabs lost in extra innings to the Marauders. All but one hitter in the Stone Crabs lineup reached base on the night. Riccio Torrez had a double and a triple. Robi Estrada doubled in the seventh to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. Phil Wunderlich also doubled. Jeff Niemann pitched 2 2/3 innings to start in an MLB rehab apperance. Braulio Lara followed with 4 1/3 scoreless innings with 5 strikeouts. Matt Nevarez surrendered his first run since joining the Stone Crabs but it proved to be the game winner as he was charged with the loss.

South Bend Silver Hawks 6, Bowling Green Hot Rods 4 
The Hot Rods late rally wasn’t enough to overcome an early deficit as they lost 6-4. Jeff Malm drove home all four Hot Rods runs by goinf 2 for 4 with a double and 4 RBI’s. Drew Vettleson had a triple and 3 walks. Ryan Brett had a double and 2 stolen bases. Ryan Carpenter suffered the loss for the Hot Rods.

Hudson Valley Renegades 2, Vermont Lake Monsters 0
The Renegades shut-out Vermont to win their fifth straight game. Richie Shaffer drove home both runs by going 2 for 4 with a solo home run. Taylor Guerrieri picked up his first professional win by throwing 5 scoreless innings. Ian Kendall and Shay Crawford chipped in to take the shut-out through nine innings with Crawford recording his third save of the season.

Princeton Rays 4, Bluefield Blue Jays 3 (13 innings) 
For the second consecutive night, the P-Rays squeezed out a narrow 4-3 win over neighboring Bluefield, but this time it took 13 innings to determine a winner. Brandon Martin, Ariel Soriano, Oscar Hernandez and John Alexander all had multiple hit nights. Martin and Hernandez each had a solo homer. Alexander had a double. The winning run came when Martin scored on a throwing error in the 13th inning. The bullpen was flawless as they provided 10 innings of scoreless relief. Eli Echarry threw 5 scoreless innings. Nick Sawyer had 4 no-hit innings with 8 strikeouts. Pedro Silvestre was the winner with a no-hit inning of work.


GCL Red Sox 3, GCL Rays 0 
The GCL Rays managed just three hits, all singles, as they were shut-out 3-0 against the GCL Red Sox. Isaias Velasquez, Leopoldo Correa and Wilmer Dominguez each had a double. Armando Araiza drew 3 walks. Nolan Gannon suffered the loss and is now 1-1 on the season.


DSL Rays, DSL Cardinals (Postponed: Rain)
Wednesday’s DSL Rays game against the DSL Cardinals has been postponed due to rain.


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  2. I got to see most of the GCL game yesterday, but had to leave before the end.

    Gannon's one run scored on a two-out balk, once again he & Carroll at times have great stuff but wait until they are in trouble to focus enough to really use it. Both were dominant at times but struggled with BB, yet neither gave up a run on a hit (BK, WP). Araiza does an exceptional job behind the plate, but even he struggled with keeping these two focused.

    Havlicek is fun to watch, he is a Jamie Moyer type who just has batters off balance all the time. He doesn't have much of a fastball, so it should be interesting to see if/how that affects his progress going forward.