Down on the Farm / Minors

Down On the Farm

Games Played on 06/25/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville RF Feliz Perez (.267/.315/.360) had a double, homer on the way to a 3-4 night. He drove in a run and scored two.

AAA

Louisville 6 – Pawtucket 3

Felix Perez was 3-4 with a double and homer, Miguel Rojas was 3-4 with a double, Daryl Jones was 2-4 with a double, Cody Puckett hit his second homer.

Chad Reineke threw 6.2 innings of 5 hit, 3 run baseball with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Nick Christiani threw a scoreless inning and Jordan Smith got the save (10) with an inning and a third of hitless relief.

AA

Chattanooga 3 – Pensacola 2

Josh Fellhauer went 4-4 with a double, Brian Peacock went 2-4 with a double, Ryan LaMarre went 2-5.

J.C. Sulburan had a hard time finding the plate, walking 8 batters (but only giving up 2 hits) while giving up 3 runs in 5 innings. He did strike out 7. He took the loss (5-5). Drew Hayes, Wirfin Obispo, and Chris Manno all threw scoreless innings of relief.

High A

Visalia 5 – Bakersfield 4 10 innings

No one had more than one hit for the Blaze, Kurtis Muller had a double, Billy Hamilton stole his 91st base (also caught for the 18th time).

Chad Rogers started and threw 5 innings, 3 runs, 8 hits, a walk and 2 strikeouts.

Kyle McMyne threw a scoreless inning and Brooks Pinckard threw 2 (though he walked 5 in those two innings).Michael Griffin took the loss, allowing the winning run in .2 of an inning.

Low A

Lake County 8 – Dayton 3

Ryan Wright went 3-4 with 2 doubles, Kyle Waldrop went 2-3 with a walk, Juan Perez went 2-5.

El’Hajj Muhammad threw 2 scoreless innings of relief, but did allow 2 hits and 2 walks.

Rookie

Billings 5 – Great Falls 2

Spencer Dickinson went 3-4 with a double, Carlos Sanchez went 2-5.

Ismael Gullion started and threw 4 innings, allowing 4 hits and 1 run. He walked 2 and struck out 6. Bennett Klimesh thew 1.1 scoreless innings, and Matt Wiley picked up his 3rd save of the young season with a scoreless 9th.

AZL Mariners 8 – AZL Reds 3

Rehabbing Denis Phipps went 2-5, and rehabbing Donald Lutz went 1-3. Avain Rachal went 3-4 with a double, Ronald Bueno went 2-5.

Wandy Peralta went 4 innings of relief, allowing 1 unearned run on 2 hits, walking 3 and striking out 5. Abel De Los Santos threw a scoreless inning.

3 thoughts on “Down On the Farm

  1. I was at the Dragons game last night. First off, don’t let the stats and the fact that Tanner Robles got lit up last night fool you. He’s going to be an good pitcher who will make it far in the system. He’s got good velocity, he can touch 93 with his fastball (pretty good lefty velocity). He also pounds the inside of strike zone. He made several hitters look foolish one pitch, only to leave one hang on the next pitch. He’s got the tools, now he needs to learn how to pitch.

    Excuse me on this one, but why aren’t we talking about El’Hajj Muhammad!! This guys is a stud. He already looks like a major league relief pitcher. He went out in his second inning and got himself in trouble by giving up a quick hit. Then he couldn’t find the strike zone. But he kept it together (along with some pretty nifty glove work by Juan Perez) to get himself out of that inning. Watch this guy, because…. Wow!

    Junior Arias’ fielding is Rolen’esk, but he throws like Edwin Encarnacion. He made several fielding gems. But twice on two very impressive grabs threw the ball in the general direction of 1st base. Well, sort of in that direction I guess.

    Ryan Wright, well what can you say? He needs a promotion. The midwest league seems a bit underwhelming for him. Maybe there’s a logjam in the minors at CF. That is the only reason I can account for him still hanging his hat in Dayton. Other impressive players from last night were Juan Perez and not only for his plate appearances, but his defense. He’s got some speed. And Kyle Waldrop with two VERY hard hits.

    Sean Buckley made a real the bonehead move (though I must admit, other than Roofman provided the most entertainment). He disagreed with a called strike three (which from my vantage point in my, eh-hem, home plate box seat, looked like a good pitch). He was thrown out for showing up the Ump (bad move). Then, with bat still in hand, got in the Umps face (very bad move). DeShields came out to get between them (good move) and finally when Buckley got himself composed enough to get pulled back to the dugout, DeSheilds said the one thing you don’t say to an Ump. (funny) The antics that ensued from that point where priceless. DeSheilds buried the plate in mound of dirt, then started walking down to 1st base to do God knows what before all the officials raced over to stop him. (very funny) It was a thing a beauty. Now THAT’s how a manager should get thrown out of a game, folks. The crowd loved it as did I.

    One last thought… The Dragons as a team look horrific.

  2. TC, couldn’t agree more about the Dragons (though I do like DeShields as their manager, but after Todd Benzinger, Chad Dotson would be an improvement). But if you want fire from your manager, I hope you got the chance to see Donnie Scott when he was their skipper.

    They are pretty bad though…

  3. Speaking of bad, the Bats I believe have the worse record in the IL, however as of late they have turned it around a bit with a present 8 game wining streak. Gaithright continues to hit the ball well and you have to wonder if at somepoing Janish would be a better option in Cincy over Cairo…

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