Friday, August 10, 2012

Scores and Highlights from 8/9

Durham Bulls 12, Columbus Clippers 2
The Bulls found themselves on the winning side of a 12-2 slugfest against the Clippers. Every Bull in the lineup had atleast one hit and the game saw a combined 6 home runs, 4 of them by the Bulls. Chris Gimenez had two home runs himself, driving home 5 runs on the night. Henry Wrigley and Brooks Conrad also went deep for the Bulls. Rich Thompson and Nevin Ashley each had a triple. Matt Torra picked up the win for the Bulls.

Montgomery Biscuits 6, Jackson Generals 4 For the second night in a row, the Biscuits rallied late to beat the Generals. Mikie Mahtook led the charge, going 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and an RBI. Omar Luna was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Shawn O’Malley also had a double. Mark Thomas delivered a solo homer in the seventh inning. Kirby Yates struck out 5 hitters in 1 2/3 innings to pick up the win.

Charlotte Stone Crabs 3, Bradenton Marauders 0 The Stone Crabs shut-out the Marauders in a rain-shortened game. Riccio Torrez was 2 for 2 with a double and a two run homer. Kevin Kiermaier had a triple. Enny Romero was dominate on the mound allowing just one hit in 6 innings while striking out 9 hitters.

Bowling Green Hot Rods 10, South Bend Silver Hawks 2
Every Hot Rod hitter contributed to Thursday night’s 10-2 win over the Silver Hawks. Ryan Brett led the way by going 3 for 5 from the lead-off spot. Drew Vettleson had a triple and 2 RBI’s. Alejandro Segovia and Jeff Malm had a double. Juniel Querecuto drove home three runs. Trevor Shull was the game winner. Jake Partridge provided 3 scoreless innings of relief.

Hudson Valley Renegades 5, Vermont Lake Monsters 4 (10 innings) 
The Renegades won in extra innings to sweep the Monsters for their second consecutive series sweep. Justin O’Conner was the hero of the night, going 2 for 5 with a double and knocking home the winning run in the tenth inning. Mike Williams was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Charles Epperson had a triple. All-Star Jeff Ames pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings but it was Ryan Garton who got the win.


Bluefield Blue Jays 3, Princeton Rays 0
The P-Rays were blanked by the Blue Jays 3-0. The Ray combined for six hits on the night, all singles. Brandon Martin was the only player with multiple hits, going 2 for 4. Alex Keudell suffered the loss, striking out 9 in 6 innings. Randy Davis pitched 3 scoreless innings.

GCL Rays 7, GCL Red Sox 6
The GCL Rays held off a late game surge by the GCL Red Sox to pull off a narrow one run victory. The top four hitters in the lineup were responsible for 9 of the Rays 11 hits, including three triples. Johnny Eierman led the way going 3 for 5 with a triple and 2 RBI’s. Bralin Jackson, SPencer Edwards and Jiminson Natera each had two hits with Edwards and Natera hitting a triple. Natera also had two stolen bases on the afternoon. Matt Ramsey picked up the with and Jason Wilson the save.

DSL Cardinals 4, DSL Rays 0 
The DSL Rays were shut-out in the first game of the doubleheader. They managed just four hits in the game. Ismael Aguero was the only one with an extra base hit, a double. Jose Alonzo took the loss and is 1-5 on the season.

DSL Rays 9, DSL Cardinals 8 (12 innings) 
The DSL Rays won a hard fought 12 inning game to earn a split of Thursday’s doubleheader. Alexander Simon was 4 for 6 with 2 RBI’s. Roberto Adolfo was 2 for 6 with a home run. Cristian Toribio was 2 for 6 with a double and an RBI. Jose Rojas was 2 for 4 with a double. Elias Torres had a home run. Eddy Castillo picked up the win.


  1. Let's promote some people

    Hak Ju Lee to Durham
    Erny Romero to Montgomery
    Felipe Rivero to Charlotte
    Vettleson to Charlotte
    And lastly, I think Ryan Brett has worked his behind off enough for a promotion.

    I know most if not all of these will happen but all are deserving, especially...

    Henry Wrigley to Tampa Bay

    I lived with 'Los strike outs because he's a nice guy but yesterday he almost got Matt Joyce hurt, good bye Pena

  2. Mahtook is off to a nice start with Montgomery. There has been a concern that he was not hitting for power, but in AA so far he has 8 doubles and 2 home runs in just 65 ABs and a .215 ISO. Small sample caveat applies, but it is a nice start.

  3. Rivero is on a piggyback with Roberto Gomez 3 innings max so neither of them will be promoted. Carpenter, Floethe and Markel are still pitching 5-6-7 depending on pitches. One of them my get the promotion...Vettleson and Segovia should be given the chance at Charlotte, Brett has been struggling, offensively and defensively lately and he is very young so I would guess no for him. Bowling Green is the one positive team amongst the full season Tampa teams and they may want to keep them together for playoffs.

    Hak still needs to hit more and the Ray's need to decide on Beckham! Wrigley should be in the show!

  4. It's a little late for merit-based promotions now. To replace injured guys, sure. September callups to the Rays too. And maybe an extra player or 2 to the affiliates heading to the playoffs just in case of injury, like Lyerly last year, need someone still around after everyone else heads home. But regular old promotions are probably done. Not enough time to really benefit the player. Want them to get used to the new team so next year almost seems like a repeat. But were down to 3 weeks left, so it's not really worth the hassle of moving now.

    And I'm not saying anyone you guys mentioned aren't good choices (other than Rivero, as mentioned), just too late.

    Time to start speculating on the AFL players!

  5. Cj and Mantook last year! College pitcher and maybe someone like Glaesman. Mantook type may be Shaffer but he may be overmatched...pitchers Ames, Floethe, maybe Markel but he has been inconsistant except last few weeks, not alot of names come to mind.Is it a reward for a good season or an evaluation tool? Maybe even Linskey. Get him more innings.

  6. I am guessing that the guys in Bowling Green might like to remain there for the chance to get in the playoffs since Charlotte isn't going anywhere once their season is over. Chance to play up a level for a few weeks or help lead the team you have played for all year into the playoffs is not an easy choice.

    Probably the same with Lee, Bulls are done and the Biscuits have a chance at the playoffs so bringing up Mahtook & Dietrich made sense, but sending one of the best players out to a non-playoff team with an overload of LH bats would not. Just an opinion of course...

  7. Hudson Valley's also in a playoff race...hope we pretty much stay intact. Shay Crawford has just been promoted from Hudson Valley to Bowling Green. He should arrive there tomorrow.

  8. Send Glaesman back for playoffs! He deserves to be with his teamates at BG...