Down On The Farm: April 23rd

Omar Luna (2011) via clawdigest.files.wordpress.com

About a week or so ago, Steve e-mailed me asking if I'd like to come on board in an effort to beef up the daily minor league recaps. Much to the chagrin of likely everyone, I accepted. The DRB team will now be providing game recaps and more information than ever before, and we hope you'll enjoy. This is a work in progress, so suggestions and feedback is encouraged and appreciated. Check below the jump for what you're looking for.

AAA Durham Bulls (6-11)

Durham was rained out in Pawtucket.

AA Montgomery Biscuits (9-9)

A late surge by Montgomery gave them a 7-3 win against Pensacola on Sunday. They scored all seven runs between the 6th and 8th innings, getting Blue Wahoos starter Daniel Corcino out of the game after six innings and then scoring four off their bullpen. Biscuits outfielder and Rays Prospects favorite Henry Wrigley hit a pair of two-run doubles to lead the attack. The Biscuits stole five bases, including three by Omar Luna who reached base four times. Starter Frank De Los Santos lasted five innings, allowing two runs and striking out just one. Adam Liberatore allowed an inherited runner to score that was charged to Alex Koronis.

High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs (7-9)

Palm Beach struck early and often in their 11-1 win over Charlotte. The Stone Crabs didn't score their lone right until the 9th inning when a double by Riccio Torrez brought home Derek Dietrich after his leadoff walk. Starter Grayson Garvin had no problem retiring the Cardinals in the first inning, but three doubles in the second put Charlotte in an early 3-0 hole. Two innings later, the first six Cardinals batters reached base in what became a six run inning, and George Jensen didn't fare any better than Garvin, allowing five runs in two innings. Torrez and Hector Guevera were the only Stone Crabs to reach base more than one time.

Low-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (12-5)

With two runners in scoring position and one out in the 9th, Quad Cities elected to intentionally walk Todd Glaesmann to load the bases. Jeff Malm made them pay with a walkoff single to give Bowling Green a 4-3 win. Glaesmann's solo home run in the first inning gave the Hot Rods a quick 1-0 lead. Bowling Green led 2-0 going into the 5th inning when their defense betrayed them. Errors by Cameron Seitzer and Felipe Rivero, his second of the game, allowed Quad Cities to score three unearned runs without hitting a ball out of the infield. The score remained 3-2 until the 9th when an error by Quad Cities helped facilitate the two run Bowling Green rally.

Star of the day- Henry Wrigley. His two doubles jump-started the Biscuits offense and allowed them to put the game away.

Goat of the day- Grayson Garvin. He only lasted three innings, and he put the Stone Crabs in a hole they couldn't get out of.

Today's games (all probables courtesy of milb.com)

Durham @ Pawtucket 5:05 PM DOUBLEHEADER
Ryan Reid (2-0, 3.97) v. Justin Germano (1-1, 2.12)
Chris Archer (1-2, 9.95) v. Aaron Cook (2-0, 1.35)

Both games will be seven innings

Montgomery v. Pensacola 8:05 PM
Kyle Lobstein (1-1, 2.76) v. Tim Crabbe (0-0, 4.85)

Charlotte @ Palm Beach 6:35 PM
Enny Romero* (0-1, 3.75) v. Seth Maness* (2-0, .90)

Bowling Green v. Quad Cities 7:35 PM
Parker Markel (1-0, 2.81) v. Tyrell Jenkins (0-1, 1.69)

*Listed as TBA on milb.com

Scouting the opposition

Pawtucket Red Sox
12-5 (1st in IL North)
Offense: 98 R (1st) .807 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 2.99 ERA (3rd) 1.30 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: 3B Will Middlebrooks (1), C Ryan Lavarnway (9), RHP Alex Wilson (11) SS Jose Iglesias (12), OF Alex Hassan (26), 1B Lars Anderson (28)

Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Cincinnati)
8-10 (4th in SL South)
Offense: 70 R (7th) .723 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 3.85 ERA (8th) 1.32 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Daniel Corcino (6), SS Didi Gregorious (8), RHP J.C. Sulbaran (12), OF Ryan LaMarre (14), 2B Henry Rodriguez (17), LHP Donnie Joseph (27)

Palm Beach Cardinals
6-10 (6th in FSL South)
Offense: 54 R (9th) .684 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 3.51 ERA (6th) 1.27 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Carlos Martinez (2)

Quad Cities River Bandits (St. Louis)
10-7 (1st in MWL West)
Offense: 91 R (1st) .731 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.05 ERA (3rd) 1.24 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Tyrell Jenkins (6)

Stats:

  • Hak-Ju Lee: 1-5, R, CS
  • Tyler Bortnick: 1-5, R, 2 K
  • Cole Figueroa: 1-3, 2 R, B, K, 2B (5)
  • Henry Wrigley: 2-4, R, 2 2B (5), 4 RBI (16), K
  • Omar Luna: 3-3, RBI, BB, 3 SB (5), CS
  • Frank De Los Santos: 5 IP, 6 H, 2ER, 2 BB, K
  • Ty Morrison: 1-4, K
  • Derek Dietrich: 0-3, R, BB
  • Mikie Mahtook: 1-4, K (.241)
  • Grayson Garvin: 3 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
  • Ryan Brett: 1-5, R, 2 K
  • Todd Glaesmann: 1-4, R, RBI (14), BB, 2 K, HR (2)
  • Jeff Malm: 1-1, RBI (8)
  • Jake Hager: 0-3, R, BB (.196)
  • Tyler Goeddel: 2-4, K, SB (4)
  • Felipe Rivero: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K
  • Jason McEachern: 2.1 IP, H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
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