Down on the Farm / Minors

Down On The Farm

Games Played on 4/17/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: James Allen threw 6.2 innings of shutout baseball. He allowed just 5 hits, walked no one and struck out a batter.

AAA
Louisville 8 – Columbus 3

Felix Perez (3-for-4, HR, 3 RBI) hit a 3-run homerun in the 2nd inning to put Louisville on the scoreboard first. Billy Hamilton (1-for-5, R, SB) singled, stole second, and later scored the first of three runs in the 3rd inning to put Louisville up 6-0. Denis Phipps, Henry Rodriguez, Jason Donald, and Konrad Schmidt each had two hits in the contest. Josh Fellhauer added a solo homerun in the 7th inning, his first longball of the season.

Greg Reynolds (2-0, 3.38 ERA) allowed 3 runs over 5 innings on 6 hits, no walks and 3 strikeouts. Jose Arredondo pitched 2 perfect innings, striking out 5. Mark Prior rebounded from his only bad outing of the year on April 13 to pitch a perfect inning, striking out 1 batter.

AA
Jacksonville 10 – Pensacola 3

Steve Selsky (2-for-4 with 2 RBI) was the only Blue Wahoo with more than one hit. He also had an outfield assist from LF.

Tim Crabbe (1-1, 4.60 ERA) had a rough start, allowing 7 runs on 14 hits over 4.2 innings.

High A
Bakersfield 6 – Inland Empire 0

James Allen (1-1, 7.31 ERA) tossed 6.2 innings of 5-hit shutout baseball. He walked none and struck out 1 batter.

Ryan Wright (3-for-4, HR, 3 RBI) had a 2-run homerun in the 6th inning. Juan Perez (2-for-4, 2 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Chris Berset (2-for-4, 2B, R) each picked up two hits in the game.

Yorman Rodriguez (1-for-3, HR, BB) picked up his 5th walk in 14 games, and is already one-third of the way to his walk total from last season when he walked just 15 times in 88 games.

Low A
Lake County 7 – Dayton 3

The Dragons collected 10 hits in the game and everyone reached base at least once. The hits were scattered, though, and Dayton was only able to put 3 runs on the board. Brent Peterson (3-for-4, RBI, SB) was the only Dragon with more than one hit.

Ismael Guillon (0-2, 6.75 ERA) had some control issues in the game. He walked 9 batters and threw 5 wild pitches in 3.1 innings. Despite all that, only 4 runs crossed the plate as he limited Lake County to 1 hit while striking out 5. Joel Bender followed in relief with 3.2 scoreless innings.

5 thoughts on “Down On The Farm

  1. I know it’s a SSS, but Billy Hamilton only walking 2 times in 50 PA’s is disconcerting.

    Also, he’s striking out at smaller rate than he ever has. I’m a little curious, is he sacrificing patience for less strikeouts? If so, it’s not a good trade for the organization. Thom would approve though.

    Obviously, we’re talking about 50 PA’s, so it could be meaningless. He could be slumping or pressing and slumping hitters do weird things.

  2. I was at the Captains/Dragons came and some control issues is putting it mildly. There was a stretch in the first where the catcher was having to block virtually every pitch, and the Captains and umpires bailed him out with some ill advised swings and genorous calls. I have never seen anything like it at that level. Very cold night, so perhaps that had something to do with it.

    On the positive side, the national anthem was very well done.

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