Minor League Boxscores 4/17/2012

Triple-A: Buffalo 4, IronPigs 1

Joe Savery made his first appearance since getting sent down, he pitched the 8th inning and gave up an unearned run (DOM BROWN ERROR), as well as one hit while striking out two. Mike Schwimer also had a some relief time, an inning and a third, perfect with two Ks. Derrick Mitchell and Dom Brown both struggled (1-4 and 0-4, respectively), while Cody Overbeck had an RBI sac fly.

Double-A: Reading 19 (yes, 19), Richmond 6

wow, if only the Philadelphia Phillies could produce like this. Leandro Castro had six RBIs on a 3-5 night that featured two doubles. Cesar Hernandez went 5-6 and scored every time he got on. Darin Ruf had his first homer of the year and a double on a 5-5 night, Tyson Gillies went 2-6 with two runs scored and a RBI, Valle went 3-5 with three RBIs, a double, three RBIs and a walk (shock!). Every one of the starting eight position players had at least one RBI, including the hitless Troy Hanzawa (only one of starters to not get a hit). Oh and Trevor May got his third win on a five inning, one run performance. He had seven strikeouts and allowed just four hits and two walks (at the dish he went 2-3 himself). JC Ramirez was tagged for five runs in two innings of relief. 

Hi-A: Tampa 2, Clearwater 1

Brody Colvin finally pitched well! Six scoreless with just two hits allowed and six punchouts. Cody Asche went 1-4 (I highlight him every night because he skipped a level this season, so he’s kind of a big deal), Peter Lavin improved to a .340 average with a 2-5 night (same situation as Asche). D’Arby Myers improved to .360 on the year with a 2-4 night, but he’s been talked about since 2006 so people are sort of tired on him. Lisalverto Bonilla blew the save in the ninth to end the game.

Single-A: Greensboro 4, Lakewood 3

Mike Nesseth struggled in another start, giving up three runs (two earned) on two hits and five walks in just two innings. Brian Pointer hit a triple, his second of the year, and drove in a pair of RBIs. Maikel Franco went 0-4, Aaron Altherr went 1-3 but was caught stealing. 

Minor League Boxscores 4/16/2012

Triple-A: IronPigs 8, Buffalo 2

Dom Brown was 1-5 with a double, Derrick Mitchell also had a double (went 2-3) and drove in four RBIs. Austin Hyatt, now 2-0, pitched 5.2 and allowed an unearned run and four walks on four hits. 

Double-A: Reading 5, Richmond 3

First off, the Richmond team is called the Flying Squirrels. Epic. Tyler Cloyd got roughed up a little, allowing ten hits and three runs in six innings, but got the win. Tyson Gillies went 2-4 with a triple and an RBI single, Leandro Castro had two RBIs, and Troy Hanzawa continues to have a great start, going 2-3 with a double and a pair of RBIs. His average for the year is .333, hitting out of the eight-hole. Mike Cisco and B.J. Rosenberg both pitched well in relief of Cloyd.

Hi-A: Tampa 6, Clearwater 2

RBIs came from Jim Murphy and Carlos Alonso. Adam Morgan (one of the “Lefties Three” in Clearwater) went six, allowing five runs and striking out six while surrendering eight hits. Not a great night, his ERA now stands at 4.86. 

Single-A: Lakewood 5, Greensboro 4

Ervis Manzanillo started, going 5.1 and giving up 4 runs (three earned) on nine hits. Colby Shreve came in and threw the rest of the game, not allowing a hit and striking out three. Aaron Altherr, DHing, went 3-4 with a double and a triple. Logan Moore, Kyrell Hudson and Maikel Franco (now hititng .277) all had RBIs. Brian Pointer went 0-4, as did Tyler Greene (who struck out all four ABs. ugh.) Greene also had an error, condolence tweet upcoming. 

Minor League Boxscores 4/15/2012

Sorry, I (Bryan) have been in Tennessee since last week. I’m back now.

Triple-A: IronPigs 3, Rochester 1

Phillippe Aumont gained his fourth save with a two inning, four strikeout no hit performance. Dom Brown went 2-4 with a double and an RBI, Kevin Frandsen continues his slump (1-3 today, .161 on the year), Derrick Mitchell went 0-4 and Cody Overbeck went 2-4 with an RBI. (side note: Matt Rizzotti, now playing for Rochester, had their lone RBI).

Double-A: Reading 9, Harrisburg 3

Jon Pettibone got the win after a 5.2 inning, two run (eight hit) performance. He struck out three and walked two. Justin Friend had a nice inning in relief. Cesar Hernandez went 2-4 with a triple, double and 3 RBIs, Tyson Gillies went 1-4 with a double. Darin Ruf pinch hit with a double, and stole third (the sixth of his career). 

Hi-A: Tampa 6, Clearwater 1

Perci Garner threw five innings, allowed one run on three hits but walked five. The Threshers didn’t fare well against the rehabbing Andy Pettitte, who threw four and allowed only two hits. Edgar Duran had the only RBI, Cody Asche improved to .303 on the year with a 3-4 night that included a double. Peter Lavin went 0-4 but is still hitting .333 in 10 games, Cam Rupp also went 0-3.

Single-A: Lakewood 7, Hagerstown 4

Lino Martinez had another mediocre start, allowing five hits and three runs in six innings while picking up the win. He’s only 19 and his ERA thus far is 3.78 playing A level above his age (me gusta). Brian Pointer went 1-4 and scored, bringing his batting average to .333 on the year. Kyrell Hudson continues to struggle, and his average is at .152 after a 1-4 day that included an RBI. On a brighter note, Maikel Franco jumped over .300 (now at .302) with a 2-3 performance. Logan Moore had two doubles and three RBIs, Aaron Altherr stole another base (his fifth). Ryan Duke earned his third save with a perfect, two K inning. 

Minor League Boxscores 4/7/12

Triple-A: Pawtucket 4, IronPigs 1 (f/7); IronPigs 3, Pawtucket 2 (f/7)

Double Header today. Game one Derrick Mitchell went 1-3, no other prospects played. Game two, Dom Brown went 1-2 with the go-ahead, 2-RBI hit. Jeremy Horst pitched a perfect sixth inning, Phillippe Aumont closed and gave up two walks but no hits to earn the save. 

Double-A: Reading 4, Portland 1

David Buchanan started, threw seven innings with two hits and nine strikeouts. Gave up one walk and no runs. All in all really impressive performance by the 22 year old. Sebastian Valle went 3-4, Jiwan James went 1-3 with an RBI triple, Tyson Gillies and Cesar Hernandez both went 0-4, and Leandro Castro went 2-4 with a stolen base and caught stealing. Perfect inning by Justin Friend to get the save.

Hi-A: Clearwater 8, Dunedin 7

Edgar Duran, Jim Murphy and Kyle Lafrenz all had a pair of RBIs. D’Arby Myers knocked in a run, too, and Cody Asche went 2-4. Both Asche and Myers had errors in the field though. Jesse Biddle started, threw four innings giving up four hits, three walks, three runs (one earned) and five Ks. Jose Contreras pitched a perfect inning.

Single-A: Greenville 11, Lakewood 6

Gauntlett Eldemire went 0-4, Aaron Altherr was 1-5, Maikel Franco was 2-4, Kyrell Hudson was 1-4 with a 2-RBI double, Tyler Greene was 1-3. Hudson made a throwing error. Mike Nesseth started and gave up six runs on seven hits in 3.2 innings. Eldemire, Greene and Carlos Perdomo all had stolen bases.

Minor League Boxscores 4/6/12

Triple-A: Lehigh Valley 6, Scranton 5

Austin Hyatt had an okay start, 5.2 w/six hits and six Ks. Domonic went 0-3 (all strikeouts) but walked once and scored on a sac fly by Derrick Mitchell. Cody Overbeck also had a pair of RBIs. Tuffy Gosewisch started behind the plate (YES!) and was 1-3.

Double-A: Reading 9, Portland 4

Trevor May got the start and pitched fairly well, with the exception of a rough second inning that provided Portland with all four of their runs. His six strikeouts over five innings is a good sign for the 2011 Paul Owens award winner. Tyson Gillies went 4-5 with a triple, Jiwan James went 3-4 with 2 RBIs and a home run, Leandro Castro went 3-4 with a double, stolen base (scored three times). A good day for the outfield (nickname pending). Valle went 0-3 but did walk once; a big deal considering he had 13 walks in total last year and he’s already got two in 2012.

Hi-A: Dunedin 5, Clearwater 0

Starter and Hi-A repeat Brody Colvin got roughed up: four runs on seven hits in five innings, a wild pitch and a balk (34 pitches). Albert Cartwright hit a double in the sixth. Cameron Rupp had two hits, Cody Asche had a hit.

Single-A: Lakewood 6, Greenville 4

Solid effort from the pitching squad (check the box score to see specifics). In total, the ‘Claws stole six bases (Eldemire had 2, Hudson had 3 and Altherr had 1) off of Greenvile catcher Jordan Weems, which begs the question: Where’s Weems? (bad joke, I know). Eldemire had three hits, one being a triple, Maikel Franco went 1-5 with a double, and Brian Pointer went 1-4 with a homerun. Tyler Greene was 0-3, Kyrell Hudson was 2-5 with two runs scored and an RBI. Aaron Altherr also homered. Ryan Duke got the save, and there are a bunch of prospects in Lakewood this year.