Archive for category Vermont (SS)
Minor League Coordinators
- Field Coordinator: Bobby Henley (GCL manager in 2009)
- Pitching Coordinator: Spin Williams (returns)
- Hitting Coordinator: Rick Schu (new)
- OF/Baserunning Coordinator: Devon White (returns)
- Infield Coordinator: Jeff Garber (also Vermont manager) [returns]
- Rehab Pitching Coordinator: Mark Grater (returns)
- Strength & Conditioning Coach: Landon Brandes (TBD)
- Manager: Trent Jewett (Potomac manager in 2009)
- Pitching Coach: Greg Booker (was scout for Rockies in 2009; previously coach with Indians, Rockies & Padres)
- Hitting Coach: Jerry Browne (Potomac hitting coach in 2009)
- Trainer: Beth Jarrett (returns)
- Manager: Randy Knorr (Nationals bullpen coach in 2009)
- Pitching Coach: Randy Tomlin (returns)
- Hitting Coach: Troy Gingrich (returns)
- Trainer: Atsushi Toriida (returns)
- Manager: Gary Cathcart (coach/manager in Blue Jays organization)
- Pitching Coach: Paul Menhart (returns)
- Hitting Coach: Matt Nokes (new)
- Trainer: Jeff Allred (TBD)
- Manager: Matt LeCroy (returns)
- Pitching Coach: Chris Michalak (new)
- Hitting Coach: Tony Tarasco (returns)
- Trainer: Alan Wood (TBD)
- Manager: Jeff Garber
- Pitching Coach: Franklin Bravo
- Hitting Coach: Paul Sanagorski
- Trainer: Jon Kotredes
- Manager: Bobby Williams
- Pitching Coach: Joel Sanchez
- Hitting Coach: Sergio Mendez/John Poppert
- Trainer: Wilkin Perez
I have once again updated my best guess of the Nationals hierarchy. There are still some unknown players in the chart (my pet rock of an overseer of the Pacific Rim a prime example).
The next step we have is the announcing of the coaching staffs. To date we have …
- Manager: Jim Riggleman (returning, had interim tag removed)
- Bench Coach: John McLaren (replaces Pat Corrales)
- Hitting Coach: Rick Eckstein (returning)
- Pitching Coach: Steve McCatty (returning)
- First Base Coach: TBD (replaces Marquis Grisson)
- Third Base Coach: Pat Listach (returning)
- Bullpen Coach: TBD (replaces Randy Knorr)
Overall Minor Leagues
- Minor League Pitching Coordinator: Spin Williams (returning)
- Minor League Hitting Coordinator: Rick Schu (replaces Ralph Dickenson)
- Minor League Field Coordinator: Bobby Henley
- Manager: Trent Jewett (replaces Tim Foli; Jewett was Potomac manager in 2009)
- Hitting Coach: TBD (replaces Darnell Coles)
- Pitching Coach: TBD (replaces Rich Gale)
- John Poppert served as the bullpen coach in 2009, no idea if this role will be retained
- Manager: Randy Knorr (replaces John Stearns)
- Hitting Coach: TBD (Troy Gingrich in 2009)
- Pitching Coach: Randy Tomlin (returning)
- Manager: TBD (replaces Jewett)
- Hitting Coach: TBD (Jerry Browne in 2009)
- Pitching Coach: TBD (Paul Menhart in 2009)
- Manager: TBD (Matt LeCroy in 2009)
- Hitting Coach: TBD (Tony Tarasco in 2009)
- Pitching Coach: TBD (Franklyn Bravo in 2009)
- Manager: TBD (Jeff Garber in 2009)
- Hitting Coach: TBD (Sergio Mendez in 2009)
- Pitching Coach: TBD (Mark Grater in 2009)
- Manager: TBD (replaces Bobby Henley)
- Hitting Coach: TBD (Paul Sanagorski in 2009)
- Pitching Coach: TBD (Joel Sanchez in 2009)
- Cesar Cedeno was a coach in the GCL in 2009, no word if this position will be refilled
- Manager: TBD (Juan Bernhardt in 2009)
- Hitting Coach: TBD
- Pitching Coach: TBD
Baseball America continued the release of their “Top 20 Prospects by Minor League” series yesterday with the release of the New York-Penn league prospects.
Disappointingly to Nationals fans, only one prospect from our system was listed: #13 Destin Hood. Hood as you may remember was also in the GCL list released last week. Highlight from the scouting report:
“Hood’s swing is much more balanced than it was a year ago, and he does a considerably better job driving fastballs. He also made some progress recognizing off-speed pitches, but he has a long way to go in that area. He has a physical, athletic frame and very strong hands that translate to excellent bat speed. He projects to hit for plus power as he matures as a hitter. Most of his power is to the pull side currently, and he’s learning to use the opposite field more.”
In the chat that followed the release of the list, BA’s Aaron Fitt mentioned Juan Jamie by name, and he indeed is a guy to watch (fastball sits 93-96, peaks at 98, dominated both Vermont and Hagerstown this year). Jaime was a bit old for NYPenn; we’ll see how he fares as a 22/23 yr old in high-A next season.
It is probably not surprising that we did not get more listed here; our NYP team finished a mediocre 34-41 and didn’t feature a single batter hitting above .300 or having an OPS above .800. Hood and Jack McGeary were arguably the only two major Nationals prospects on the squad; the rest of the team was comprised of mid-to-late round 2009 draft picks and international free agents. In an example of the rich getting richer both the Yankees and Red Sox placed four players each on this same list.
Next up: Sally League on friday.
Hat tip to Space Coast Baseball
|Baez, Gregori||17||LHSP||DSL||09 IFA|
|Brazoban, Cleto||17||RHSP||DSL||09 IFA|
|Crane, Dustin||22||RHRP||GCL, Vermont||09D (24th)|
|Demny, Paul||19||RHSP||Hagerstown||08D (6th)|
|Encarnacion, Pedro||17||RHSP||DSL||09 IFA|
|Fabian, Robinson||23||RHRP||Asheville, Hagerstown||09 Trd (COL)|
|Frias, Marcos||20||RHSP||Hagerstown||07 IFA|
|Garcia, Luis||22||RHRP||Grat Lakes, Potomac||09 Trd (LAD)|
|Gonzalez, Danubio||17||RHSP||DSL||09 IFA|
|Hansen, Bobby||19||LHSP||GCL||08D (18th)|
|Hicks, Graham||19||LHSP||GCL, Vermont||08D (4th)|
|Jaime, Juan||21||RHSP||Vermont, Hagerstown||04 IFA|
|Jenkins, Chad||21||LHSP||GCL, Vermont||09D (17th)|
|Jordan, Taylor||20||RHSP||GCL||09D (9th)|
|Karns, Nathan||21||RHSP||GCL||09D (12th)|
|King, Brandon||18||RHSP||GCL||09D (27th)|
|McCoy, Pat||20||LHRP||Hagerstown, Potomac||07D (10th)|
|Morris, A.J.||22||RHSP||GCL, Hagerstown||09D (4th)|
|Rosenbaum, Dan||21||LHSP||GCL||09D (22nd)|
|Smoker, Josh||20||LHSP||GCL||07D (1st Sup)|
|Storen, Drew||21||RHRP||Hagerstown, Potomac, Harrisburg||09D (1st)|
|Strasburg, Stephen||21||RHSP||-||09D (1st)|
|Swynenberg, Matt||20||RHSP||GCL, Vermont||09D (28th)|
|Vasquez, Wanel||21||RHSP||GCL||06 IFA|
|Weaver, Dean||21||RHRP||GCL||09D (7th)|
|Killian, Dan*||20||CA||Vermont||08D (7th)|
|Leon, Sandy#||20||CA||Vermont, Hagerstown||07 IFA|
|Martinez, Ricardo||20||CA||GCL||07 IFA|
|Nieto, Adrian#||19||CA||GCL||08D (5th)|
|Pena, Bill||17||CA||DSL||09 IFA|
|Bloxom, Justin#||21||CIF||Vermont||09D (11th)|
|King, Stephen||21||3B/SS||Potomac||06D (3rd)|
|Kobernus, Jeff||20||2B||Vermont||09D (2nd)|
|Lombardozzi, Stephen#||20||2B||Hagerstown||08D (19th)|
|Moore, Tyler||22||1B||Hagerstown||09D (16th)|
|Perez, Roberto||18||SS||GCL||09D (8th)|
|Sanchez, Adrian#||19||2B||GCL||07 IFA|
|Souza, Steven||20||SS/3B||Hagerstown||07D (3rd)|
|Taylor, Michael||18||SS||GCL||09D (6th)|
|Valdez, Jean||17||SS||-||09 IFA|
|Burgess, Michael*||20||RF||Potomac||07D (1st Sup)|
|Higley, J.R.||21||OF||Vermont, Hagerstown||08D (9th)|
|Hood, Destin||19||LF||GCL, Vermont||08D (2nd)|
|Morales, Jesus||19||CF||DSL||07 IFA|
|Perez, Eury||19||CF||GCL||07 IFA|
|Phillips, Derrick||18||OF||GCL||08D (23rd)|
|Ramirez, J.P.*||19||RF||Vermont||08D (15th)|
|Ramos, Wander||19||OF||DSL||09 IFA|
|Rodriguez, Aridio||20||OF||DSL||09 IFA|
|Whiting, Boomer||25||OF||Potomac||07D (24th)|
|8-Oct||Canada @ Disney||1PM|
- Lost 8-1 to Lehigh Valley (box). RHP Marco Estrada allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk over 3IP while striking out two; LHP Yunior Novoa gave up two runs on four hits over 3IP; and RHP Josh Wilkie allowed a run on two hits over 2IP while striking out two. CF Mike Daniel was 1/4; SS Ian Desmond was 1/3 with a walk & double; RF/3B Kory Casto was 1/3; 1B Matt Whitney was 1/4 with a run scord; and PH Daryle Ward was 1/1 with one RBI.
- Friday – Syracuse LHP Ross Detwiler (3-2, 3.05) at Pawtucket RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-1, 1.54) 6:15PM
- Saturday – Syracuse RHP Andrew Kown (5-2, 4.07) at Pawtucket RHP Randor Bierd (2-1, 4.63) 6:05PM
- Sunday – Pawtucket RHPs Michael Bowden (4-6, 3.13) & Charlie Zink (5-15, 5.72) at Syracuse LHP Horacio Ramirez (3-6, 4.96) & RHP Collin Balester (7-10, 4.44) 5PM
- Monday – Pawtucket RHP Adam Mills (1-2, 3.12) at Syracuse RHP Shairon Martis (4-4, 5.00) 2PM
- Defeated Erie 4-3 (box/gamer). LHP Matt Chico gave up one run on four hits and three walks over 5IP with five strikeouts. LHP Cory VanAllen struck out one and allowed one hit over one shutout inning of relief; LHP Atahualpa Severino gave up two runs on a hit & HBP over 1 1/3IP with three strikeouts; and RHP Drew Storen allowed two inherited runners to score on a two-run single, blowing the save but picked up the win when the Senators scored the game-winner in the bottom of the ninth. Storen struck out three of the five batters he faced. SS Jemel Spearman continued his hot hitting, going 4/5 with a double & run scored; 3B Joel Guzman was 2/4 with a run & the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth; CA Luke Montz was 2/4 with a solo homer; and 2B Nick Arata was 0/3 with a strikeout in his Double-A debut.
- Friday – Harrisburg LHP Aaron Thompson (0-3, 3.45) at Bowie RHP Pedro Beato (1-2, 4.68) 7:05PM
- Saturday – Harrisburg RHPs Erik Arnesen (8-5, 3.65) & Jesse Estrada (0-0, 0.00) at Bowie RHPs Brandon Erbe (4-3, 2.45) & Tim Bascom (2-7, 4.38) 5:35PM
- Sunday – Harrisburg RHP Jeff Mandel (4-1, 2.93) at Bowie RHP Steve Johnson (2-2, 3.16) 2:05PM
- Monday – Harrisburg RHP Brad Meyers (4-1, 2.51) at Bowie RHP Ryohei Tanaka (4-3, 2.70) 2:05PM
- Lost 11-6 to Lynchburg (box/gamer). RHP Trevor Holder was torched for eight runs (six earned) on seven hits, two hit batters, & a walk over 4 1/3IP while striking out three. LHP Ricardo Pecina struck out one and walked & hit a batter over two innings of scoreless relief. 2B Michael Martinez was 1/5 with a solo homer; SS Danny Espinosa was 1/4 with a double; LF Jeus Valdez was 2/5 with a solo homer & two runs scored; RF Michael Burgess was 1/5 with a double; CA Brian Peacock was 2/4 with a solo homer & stolen base; 1B Tim Pahuta was 2/4 with a double & two RBI; and CF Boomer Whiting was 0/3 with a walk & his 53rd stolen abse of the season.
- Friday – Kinston (TBA) at Potomac LHP Tom Milone (11-5, 3.08) 7:05PM
- Saturday – Kinston (TBA) at Potomac (TBA) 6:35PM
- Sunday – Kinston (TBA) at Potomac RHP Brad Peacock (3-2, 3.64) 1:05PM
- Monday – Kinston (TBA) at Potomac LHP Will Atwood (8-8, 4.58) 1:05PM
- Lost 9-2 to Lake County (box). RHP Paul Demny gave up four runs on three hits, a HBP & two walks over 2IP; LHP Austin Garrett surrendered four runs on four hits & four walks over 2 2/3IP. The strongest Suns outing of the night was by OF Valerio Heredia who worked two scoreless innings, allowing just a walk. SS Steve Souza was 1/4 with a walk & two runs scored; 2B Stephen Lombardozzi was 2/3 with two walks; CA Derek Norris was 0/3 with two walks; 1B Tyler Moore was 1/3 with two RBI; and LF Robby Jacobsen was
- Friday – Lake County (TBA) at Hagerstown RHP Pat Lehman (1-1, 2.88) 7:05PM
- Saturday – Lake County (TBA) at Hagerstown RHP Juan Jaime (3-1, 2.67) 7:05PM
- Sunday – Lake County (TBA) at Hagerstown RHP Marcos Frias (9-4, 2.98) 7:05PM
- Monday – Lake County (TBA) at Hagerstown RHP A.J. Morris (0-3, 3.58) 2:05PM
- Lost 4-2 to Tri-City (box/gamer). LHP Paul Applebee allowed four runs on seven hits and one walk over 5 1/3IP with five strikeouts. LHP Evan Bronson struck out one and gave up one hit over 2 2/3IP. 2B Francisco Soriano was 1/4; RF Justin Bloxom was 2/4 with a double & two runs scored; LF J.P. Ramirez was 3/5 with a double & RBI; DH Destin Hoodb was 2/4; and SS Sean Nicol was 2/3 with a stolen base.
- Friday – Vermont RHP Matt Swynenberg (1-2, 5.81) at Staten Island (TBA) 7PM
- Saturday – Vermont LHP Jack McGeary (2-5, 3.95) at Staten Island (TBA) 7PM
- Sunday - Vermont RHP Kyle Morrison (2-4, 3.47) at Staten Island (TBA) 2PM
Tragic Number Update
“Eliminated” (8): Yankees, Dodgers, Angels, Cardinals, Red Sox, Phillies, Rangers, & Rockies
- Defeated Lehigh Valley 2-1 (box). RHP Shairon Martis allowed just one run on three hits & one walk over 7IP while striking out two to earn the win. RHPs Zack Segovia & Logan Kensing each pitched a scoreless inning of relief with Kensing earning his 16th save. CF Mike Daniel was 2/4; 2B Seth Bynum was 1/4; 1B Kory Casto was 2/4 with a double & two runs; 1B Matt Whitney was 1/4; LF Leonard Davis was 1/3; and SS Ian Desmond was 1/4 with two RBI.
- Notes – RHP Luis Atilano will head off to play for the Puerto Rican team in the Baseball World Cup (warning: has sound)
- Today – Syracuse RHP Marco Estrada (9-4, 3.40) at Lehigh Valley (TBA) 7:05PM
- Swept by Erie in doubleheader, losing game one 3-2 (box/gamer) and game two 5-1 (box). In the first game, RHP Brad Meyers allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits & one walk over 6IP while striking out six, but took the loss. 2B Jemel Spearman & RF Ricardo Nanita were each 2/3 with a run scored; LF marvin Lowrance was 2/2 with a double & two RBI; and CA Sean Rooney & CF Francisco Plasencia each had a single. In the second game, LHP Justin Jones took the loss, surrendering four runs (two earned) on six hits & a walk over 4IP, though he did strikeout seven. Spearman was 1/3 with a double; 3B Joel Guzman was 2/3 with a double & solo homer; 1B Chris marrero was 1/3; and Nanita was 1/2.
- Today – Erie LHP Jon Kibler (6-9, 4.10) at Erie LHP Matt Chico (2-4, 4.57) 7PM
- Lost 4-3 to Lynchburg (box/gamer). LHP Will Atwood surrendered four runs on seven hits over 4IP with four strikeouts, taking the loss. RHP Justin Phillabaum pitched four scoreless innings of relief, allowing one hit & striking out two. 2B Michael Martinez was 2/4 with a double, run & RBI; SS Danny Espinosa was 1/5 with a double; LF Jesus Valdez was 1/4 with one RBI; RF Michael Burgess was 1/5; CA Devin Ivany was 1/4 with a double & run scored; and CF Boomer Whiting was 0/1 with two stolen bases & a run scored.
- Today – Lynchburg LHP Rudy Owens (1-1, 3.10) at Potomac RHP Trevor Holder (2-2, 8.53) 7:05PM
- Note: For the commenter who asked yesterday, LHP Tom Milone will be starting on Friday night at home against Kinston.
- Defeated Lakewood 4-2 (box). RHP Robinson Fabian allowed one run on three hits & one walk over 4IP in his spot start. RHP Patrick Arnold pitched 2 1/3 innings, allowing a run on two hits & two walks; LHP Clayton Dill picked up the win, striking out four in his two shutout innings. 3B/SS Steven Souza was 2/4 with a double, run & two RBI; 2B Stephen Lombardozzi was 1/5 with one RBI; CA Derek Norris was 0/4 with a walk; DH Travis Reagan was 2/4 with a double & run scored; and RF Michael Guerrero was 1/4 with a run scored.
- Today – Lake County at Hagerstown RHP Paul Demny (3-10, 4.89) 7:05PM
- Split a doubleheader with Tri-City, winning game one 10-5 (box) and losing game two 15-5 (box/gamer). The first game was the completion of a suspended game from 8/23. LHP Paul Applebee started that game, allowing a walk & striking out one over 2IP; LHP Mitchell Clegg started the game yesterday and picked up the win, allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits & one walk over 4 1/3IP with four strikeouts. RHP Dean Weaver allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits in 2/3 of an inning of relief. 2B Francisco Soriano was 2/4 with a double, triple & two runs scored; SS Sean Nicol was 2/3 with a double, RBI & three runs scored; RF Destin Hood was 2/3 with two doubles, a run & RBI; LF Justin Bloxom was 2/3 with a triple, run & two RBI; and CA Ricky Nolan was 2/4. In the second game, LHP Chad Jenkins was torched for six runs on one hit, four walks & a hit batter in just 2/3 of an inning. RHPs Dustin Crane & Shane erb did not fare much better, allowing a combined eight runs (seven earned) on seven hits, four walks & one hit batter over 4 1/3 innings. At that point the Monsters went to postion players Ricky Nolan and Adam Amar who gave up one run on three hits & one walk over 2IP with Nolan striking out three with his knuckleball. LF J.P. Ramirez was 3/4 with two triples & two runs scored; DH Sandy Leon was 2/3 with a double & run scored; Hood was 0/3 with two RBI; CA Dan Killian was 2/3 with a double & RBI; and Soriano was 1/3 with a run & RBI.
- Notes – The fans selected 2B Francisco Soriano as the winner of the 14th annual Tom Racine Award for the MVP of the team.
- Today – Tri-City (TBA) at Vermont LHP Paul Applebee (0-0, 1.74) 7:05PM
- Defeated GCL Marlins 3-1 (box/gamer)
- Today – GCL Marlins at GCL Nationals RHP Taylor Jordan (2-0, 3.63) 12PM
- Tomorrow (if necessary) – GCL Nationals LHP Graham Hicks (3-0, 3.60) at GCL Marlins 12PM
Tragic Number Update
“Eliminated” (8): Yankees, Cardinals, Dodgers, Angels, Red Sox, Phillies, Rangers & Rockies
Remaining Schedule – Nationals
Remaining Schedule – Royals
- Lost 11-4 to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (box/gamer). RHP Collin Balester gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks over 4IP, striking out five & taking the loss. The Chiefs bullpen was wild as RHPs Zech Zinicola & Clint Everts and LHPs Yunior Novoa & Jack Spradlin walked a combined nine over five innings of relief, surrendering eight runs on seven hits. CA Jhonathan Solaon was 2/4 with a double & run scored; 1B Kory Casto was 2/4 with one RBI; CF Mike Daniel was 1/4 with one RBI; SS Ian Desmond was 1/3 with a stolen base & run scored; and LF Leonard Davis was 0/5 with one RBI.
- Syracuse has seven games to play
- Today – Syracuse RHP Shairon Martis (3-4, 5.43) at Lehigh Valley LHP Brian Mazone (1-5, 4.14) 7:05PM
- Defeated Erie 8-7 (box/gamer). RHP Jeff Mandel surrendered seven runs (six earned) on eleven hits over 6IP with three strikeouts. RHP Adrian Alaniz & LHP Atahualpa Severino pitched the final three scoreless innings, striking out a combined seven with Severino earning his sixth win of the season. LF Bill Rhinehart was 2/3 with two doubles, two runs & two RBI; CA Sean Rooney was 2/4 with two doubles, two runs & two RBI; RF Marvin Lowrance was 3/4 with two runs; 2B Jemel Spearman was 2/4 with a double & three RBI; and 1B Chris Marrero was 0/4.
- The win brings Harrisburg to 0.500 for the first time since the second game of the season.
- Today – Erie (TBA x2) at Harrisburg RHP Brad Meyers (4-0, 2.19) & LHP Justin Jones (4-12, 4.71) 6PM
- Defeated Lynchburg 4-3 in 11 innings (box/gamer). RHP Brad Peacock allowed three runs on three hits and three walks over 6IP with one strikeout. RHP Luis Garcia made his P-Nats debut, striking out two in one inning of work; RHP Dan Leatherman struck out three over two scoreless innings and RHP Hassan Pena picked up the win scattering three hits and a walk over 2IP while striking out three. SS Danny Espinosa was 1/5; LF Jesus Valdez was 2/5 with a run scored; RF Michael Burgess was 1/5 with a double & run scored; DH Brian Peacock was 2/4 with two doubles & one RBI; 3B Stephen King was 1/4 with one RBI; and CF Boomer Whiting was 0/4 with the game-winning sacrifice fly.
- Notes – Potomac News feature on Espinosa
- Potomac has six games remaining
- Today – Lynchburg (TBA) at Potomac LHP Will Atwood (8-7, 4.44) 7:05PM
- Lost 3-2 to Lakewood (box/gamer). RHP A.J. Morris gave up two runs on four hits over 5IP with four strikeouts. 2B Stephen Lombardozzi was 1/4; CA Derek Norris was 2/4; 1B Tyler Moore was 1/3; RF J.R. Higley was 0/4 with a run scored; DH Travis Reagan was 2/3 with two doubles & two RBI; and 3B/SS Steven Souza was 0/2 with two walks, a stolen base & run scored.
- Today – Hagerstown RHP Paul Demny (3-10, 4.89) at Lakewood (TBA) 7:05PM
- Lost 5-1 to Staten Island (box/gamer). RHP Kyle Morrison allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits and one walk over 4IP with two strikeouts, taking the loss. LF J.P. Ramirez was 1/3; CA Sandy Leon was 1/4 with a run scored; 3B Jack Walker was 1/2 with a walk; and CF Jay Sferra was 1/3 with one RBI.
- Today – Tri-City (TBA) at Vermont LHPs Mitchell Clegg (1-4, 2.21) & Chad Jenkins (0-1, 6.15) 6:05PM
- Defeated GCL Twins 1-0 in 12 innings to move into GCL Championship (box/gamer).
- Today – GCL Nationals at GCL Marlins 12PM [LHP Josh Smoker (4-2, 3.38) would be on his regular turn]
- Tomorrow – GCL Marlins at GCL Nationals 12PM [RHP Taylor Jordan (2-0, 3.63) would be on his regular turn]
- Friday (if necessary) – GCL Nationals at GCL Marlins 12PM [LHP Graham Hicks (3-0, 3.60) would be on his regular turn]
Tragic Number Update
Eliminated: Yankees, Dodgers, Angels, Cardinals, Red Sox, & Phillies
- Lost 6-4 to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (box/gamer). LHP Horacio Ramirez allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits over 6IP while striking out six; RHP Josh Wilkie took the loss, surrendering two runs on three hits over 1 1/3IP while striking out three; RHP Zack Segovia gave up a run on two hits over 1 1/3IP with two strikeouts; and LHP Jack Spradlin retired the one batter he faced. CF Mike Daniel was 2/5 with a double, tripl, run & RBI; RF Norris Hopper was 2/2 with three walks & one RBI; 2B Seth Bynum was 2/5 with a double & RBI; SS Ian Desmond was 1/4 with a run scored; LF Leonard Davis was 0/3; 3B Marco Yepez was 2/3 with a double, RBI & two runs scored; and CA Gustavo Molina was 2/4.
- Today – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RHP Romulo Sanchez (5-5, 4.24) at Syracuse RHP Collin Balester (7-9, 4.35) 7PM
- Defeated Connecticut 8-4 (box/gamer). RHP Erik Arnesen earned his eighth save of the season, allowing three runs on nine hits and a walk over 7IP with two strikeouts. RHP Drrew Storen earned his ninth save retiring all three batters he faced, two on strikeouts. 2B Jemel Spearman was 1/5 with two runs scored; SS Freddie Bynum was 2/5 with a double & run scored; 3BJoel Guzman was 3/4 with one RBI & two runs scored; CF Ricardo Nanita was 2/4 with a triple, run & two RBI; 1B Chris Marrero was 0/3 with a walk & run scored; RF Marvin Lowrance was 3/3 with a double, run & RBI; and LF Bill Rhinehart was 1/4 witht wo RBI.
- Today – Erie (TBA) at Harrisburg RHP Jeff Mandel (4-1, 2.03) 7PM
- No game scheduled
- Notes – Recently acquired RHRP Luis Garcia arrived in Potomac yesterday and is reportedly going to be activated today.
- Today – Lynchburg (TBA) at Potomac RHP Brad Peacock (3-2, 3.75) 7:05PM
- Defeated Lakewood 5-3 (box/gamer). RHP Marcos Frias picked up his ninth win, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks over 5IP with three strikeouts. RHP Chris Lugo picked up the save with four scoreless innings of relief, giving up three hits & striking out two. LF Valerio Heredia was 1/4 with a run scored; CA Derek Norris was 1/3 with a run & RBI; 1B Tyler Moore was 2/4 with a double & three RBI; RF J.R. Higley was 1/4; 3B James Keithley was 2/4 with a double & run scored; and CF Chris Curran was 0/3 with a stolen base & two runs scored.
- Notes – The 2009 South Atlantic League All-Star team was named. Norris was named the Most Outstanding Major League Prospect and was named the DH on the postseason all-star team. Stephen Lombardozzi was named the starting 2B.
- Today – Hagerstown RHP A.J. Morris (0-3, 3.58) at Lakewood (TBA) 7:05PM
- Lost 5-3 to Staten Island (box). LHP Jack McGeary gave up five runs (four earned) on eight hits & three walks over 4IP with five strikeouts. RHP Gary Amato struck out three over two scoreless innings and RHP Steven Stewart struck out four over three scoreless innings. 2B Francisco Soriano was 3/5 with a run scored; LF J.P. Ramirez was 1/5 with a double, stolen base & run scored; DH Destin Hood was 1/4; and CF Jay Sferra was 3/4.
- Today – Staten Island (TBA) at Vermont RHP Kyle Morrison (2-3, 3.57) 7:05PM
- Game with GCL Marlins cancelled
- Today – Playoffs begin with GCL Nationals at GCL Twins 12PM [pitchers TBA]
Tragic Number Update
“Eliminated”:: Yankees, Angels, Dodgers, Cardinals & Red Sox
The Nationals dealt 2B Ronnie Belliard to the Los Angele Dodgers for RHRP Luis Garcia and a player to be named later. The 22-year old Garcia was 5-3 with a 2.92 ERA over 34 appearances for the Midwest League’s Great Lakes Loons. Over 71IP, he struck out 55 and walked 15. A friend of mine is a Dodgers fan and he frequents the Dodger Thoughts site, according to the resident prospect expert there, Garcia is a legitmate relief pitching prospect. The other component to the deal is the PTBNL and that could very likely be a player currently on the 40-man roster who needs to clear waivers. We know from Mike Rizzo’s comments that the PTBNL will be a pitcher. Any player I’d highlight would be just a guess at this point.
- Friday – Game with Lehigh Valley postponed by rain. Rescheduled as part of doubleheader on Saturday.
- Saturday – Swept doubleheader from Lehigh Valley 4-0 (box) and 6-3 (box/gamer). In the first game, RHP Marco Estrada and LHP Yunior Novoa combined on a three-hit shutout. Estrada moved to 9-4 on the season, allowing just two hits & two walks over 6IP with three strikeouts. SS Ian Desmond was 1/2 with a three-run homer & four total RBI; CA Jhonathan Solano was 1/2 with a double; CF Justin Maxwell was 0/1 with two walks & a run scored; and 2B Seth Bynum was 0/3 with a stolen base & run scored. In the second game, LHP Ross Detwiler won his third time in his last four starts, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks over 5IP with seven strikeouts. RHPs Zack Segovia & Logan Kensing pitched the final two scoreless innings with Kensing earning his 14th save. RF Mike Daniel made his Triple-A debut, going 2/3 with three runs scored; Desmond was 2/2 with a walk, double & two runs scored; 1B Brad Eldred was 3/3 with a double & six RBI; LF Leonard Davis was 1/2 with a triple.
- Sunday – Defeated Lehigh Valley 3-1 (box/gamer). RHP Andrew Kown held the IronPigs to a run on six hits and a walk over 6IP with five strikeouts. RHPs Zech Zinicola, Clint Everts & Kensing combined to strikeout five over the final three shutout innings of relief. Daniel was 1/4 with a double & run scored; 3B Kory Casto was 1/4 with a run & RBI; 1B Daryle Ward was 1/3 with a double, run & RBI; Bynum was 2/3 with a double & RBI; and Desmond was 1/3.
- Notes – OF Justin Maxwell was called up to replace Belliard on the 25-man roster. RHP Luis Atilano was placed on the temporary inactive list and RHP Collin Balester was activated. Additionally, RHP Andrew Kown was activated from the DL
- Today – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre LHP Kei Igawa at Syracuse RHP Collin Balester (7-9, 4.35) 7PM
- Remaining games: vs Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (2); at Lehigh Valley (2); at Pawtucket (2); vs Pawtucket (3)
- Friday – Game with Connecticut postponed by rain. Rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Saturday.
- Saturday -Split doubleheader with Connecticut, losing game one 5-3 (box) and winning game two 1-0 (box/gamer). In the first game, LHP Matt Chico surrendered five runs on eight hits and four walks over 4 1/3IP with two strikeouts. CA Sean Rooney was 2/3 with a double; 2B Jemel Spearman was 2/3 with a two-run homer; and SS Freddie Bynum was 1/4 with a stolen base & run scored. In the second game, RHP Jesse Estrada and two relievers combined on a two-hit shutout. Estrada allowed one hit and two walks over 5IP with four strikeouts. LHP Atahualpa Severino picked up the win, allowing one hit and striking out one and RHP Drew Storen picked up his 8th save with a scoreless seventh. LF Marvin Lowrance was 1/3 with one RBI; 3B Matt Whitney was 1/2 with a run scored; and CA Luke Montz was 1/2 with a double.
- Sunday – Lost 6-3 to Connecticut (box/gamer). LHP Aaron Thompson gave up four runs on eight hits and two walks over 6IP with one strikeouts. RHP Adrian Alaniz allowed two hits and struck out two over 1 1/3 innings of relief. Spearman was 2/3 with a triple & RBI; 1B Chris Marrero was 1/3 with a walk & strikeout; CF Francisco Plasencia was 1/4 with atriple & RBI; and RF Ricardo Nanita was 1/2 with a solo homer.
- Notes – Geoff Morrow and the Patriot News did a series of features focusing off the field (players, coaches, & host families) as well as a look back on a scout’s take on the “worst Double-A team in the history of baseball” and how things have changed.
- Today – Connecticut RHP Daryle Maday (6-4, 3.69) at Harrisburg RHP Erik Arnesen (7-5, 3.64) 7PM
- Remaining games: vs Connecticut (1); vs Erie (4); at Bowie (5)
- Friday – Lost 7-1 to Kinston (box).RHP Adam Carr was torched for six runs on three hits and three walks over just 2/3 of an inning. LHP Pat McCoy gave up a run on five hits over 3 1/3IP; RHP Justin Phillabaum gave up one hit and walked three over 2IP; and OF Aaron Seuss pitched the final two innings of relief, allowing two hits and a walk over 2IP with two strikeouts. RF Michael Burgess was 3/3 with a walk; SS Danny Espinosa was 1/4 with a double & run scored; CA Brian PEacock was 1/4; and 2B Michael Martinez was 1/5.
- Saturday – Lost 10-7 to Kinston (box). RHP Trevor Holder was knocked around for eight runs on seven hits (including three homers) and two walks over 1 1/3IP. LHP Ricardo Pecina pitched 1 2/3 innings of shutout relief, giving up two hits and two walks while striking out three. RHP Hassan Pena gave up a run on two hits and a walk over 4IP while striking out two. LF Jesus Valdez was 4/5 with a homer, two runs & two RBI; Burgess was 1/3 with a walk & run scored; Peacock was 2/4 with a grand slam & solo homer; and Espinosa was 1/5 with a run scored.
- Sunday – Defeated Kinston 7-5 (box/gamer). LHP Tom Milone moved to 11-5 with seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits & striking out nine. Espinosa was 2/4 with a homer, two runs & three RBI; Burgess was 1/4; Martinez was 2/5 with a run & RBI; and 3B Stephen King was 1/3 with a solo homer.
- Today -No game scheduled
- Remaining games: vs Lynchburg (3); vs Kinston (4)
- Friday – Game with Delmarva postponed by rain. Rescheduled as part of doubleheader on Sunday.
- Saturday – Defeated Delmarva 4-0 (box/gamer). RHP Paul Demny allowed just one hit and one walk over 6IP with seven strikeouts and RHP Robinson Fabian gave up one hit and one walk over 3IP to earn his second save. RF J.R. Higley was 1/3 with a triple & two runs scored; DH Travis Reagan was 1/3 with a triple, run & two RBI; CA Derek Norris was 0/1 with three walks; 2B Stephen Lombardozzi was 0/2 with a walk; 1B Tyler Moore was 1/4; and LF Robby Jacobsen was 1/4.
- Sunday – Swept doubleheader from Delmarva 17-6 in game one (box) & 6-3 in game two (box/gamer). RHP Pat Lehman picked up the win in the first game, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits over 5IP with five strikeouts. LHP Clayton Dill gave up two runs on two hits in one inning of work. Every Suns starter had at least one hit and scored at least once. LF Valerio Heredia was 2/3 with a triple, RBI & two runs; Lombardozzi was 1/3 with two runs & two RBI; Norris was 2/4 with two doubles, a run & four RBI; Moore was 2/4 with two runs; Higley was 3/4 with two homers, three runs & four RBI; SS Steve Souza was 2/4 with three runs scored; Reagan was 1/3 with two runs & two RBI; 3B James Keithley was 2/4 with a double, run & two RBI; and CF Chris Curran was 2/4 with a run & RBI. In the second game, RHP Juan Jaime gave up three runs (two earned) on seven hits over 5IP with five strikeouts. Jacobsen was 4/4 with a double & run scored; Moore was 1/3 with a double, run & two RBI; Lombardozzi was 0/2 with a run & two RBI; Higley was 1/3; and Souza was 1/3 with a double & RBI.
- Notes – Higley joined the Suns over the weekend.
- Today – Hagerstown RHP Marcos Frias (8-4, 2.96) at Lakewood (TBA) 7:05PM
- Remaining games: at Lakewood (3); vs Lake County (5)
- Friday – Lost 5-4 to Aberdeen (box). LHP Paul Applebee gave up two unearned runs on five hits over 5IP with five strikeouts. RHPs Johan Figuereo & Federico Tanco pitched two scoreless innings with three strikeouts. RF Destin Hood was 2/4 with a run & RBI; DH Justin Bloxom was 2/4 with a double, run & RBI; SS Sean Nicol was 1/4 with a run scored; and CA Sandy Leon was 1/4 with two RBI.
- Saturday – Game postponed by rain. It will not be made up.
- Sunday – Lost 5-4 to Staten Island (box/gamer). RHP Matt Swynenberg allowed two runs on six hits & three walks over 3IP while striking out five. RHP Dustin Crane gave up one hit & two walks over two scoreless innings and RHP Dean Weaver took the loss, surrendering a run on two hits & one walk over 1 1/3IP while striking out two. 2B Francisco Soriano was 2/5 with a run scored; DH J.P. Ramirez was 2/3 with a run & RBI; LF Destin Hood was 1/4 with a double, run & RBI; Bloxom was 1/4; and Leon was 2/4 with one RBI.
- Notes – Figuereo was activated from the DL
- Today – Staten Island at Vermont LHP Jack McGeary (2-4, 3.55) 7:05PM
- Remaining games: vs Staten Island (2); vs Tri-City (3); at Staten Island (3)
Gulf Coast League
- Friday – Split doubleheader with GCL Cardinals, losing game one 4-3 (box) and winning game two 5-3 (box). In the first game, RHP Taylor Jordan allowed three runs on four hits over 5IP with four strikeouts. CF Eury Perez was 1/4 with a triple & run scored; 2B Hendry Jimenez was 2/4 with two doubles & a run scored; CA Adrian Nieto was 1/3; and LF Derrick Phillips was 1/2 with one RBI. In the second game, LHP Graham Hicks picked up the win giving up a run on three hits and one walk over 5IP with four strikeouts. Perez was 1/3 with a double and run scored; 1B Brett Newsome was 2/3 with a double, run & RBI; 3B Yeurys Tejeda was 2/2 with a run & RBI; and RF Naoya Washiya was 1/3 with one RBI.
- Saturday – Defeated GCL Astros 5-3 (box). LHP Bobby Hansen gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk over 6IP with six strikeouts. RHP Wanel Vasquez picked up thew win with two shutout innings, striking out two. Washiya was 1/3 with a double, stolen base, two runs & two RBI; DH Adrian Sanchez was 1/3 with a double & RBI; Tejeda was 1/4 with a double; SS Roberto Perez was 0/3; Phillips was 2/3 with a stolen base & run scored; 3B Alexander Romero was 2/4 with a stolen base, two doubles, a run & RBI; and 2B Kyle Breault was 0/4 with a run scored.
- Sunday – Defeated GCL Mets 8-5 (box). RHP Brandon King gave up two runs on five hits and a walk over 4IP with two strikeouts. Perez was 1/3 with a solo homer; Sanchez was 1/3 with a double & two runs; SS Justino Cuevas was 2/3 with a solo homer & three runs; Tejeda was 1/3 with a homer & three RBI; and Washiya was 1/4 with a double.
- Today – GCL Nationals LHP Danny Rosenbaum (4-1, 1.95) at GCL Marlins 10AM [end regular season]
- Tomorrow (playoffs) – GCL Nationals at GCL Twins 12PM [best of one]
Wild Card – GCL Nationals won the wild card
Tragic Number Update
“Eliminated”: Yankees, Dodgers, Angels & Cardinals
Remaining Schedule – Nationals
Remaining Schedule – Royals
Replacing IF Pete Orr is OF Mike Daniel from Syracuse.
Replacing Daniel in Harrisburg in OF Charlie Fermaint from Hagerstown.
Joining Hagerstown from Vermont is LHRP Clayton Dill.