View Full Version : Weekly Organizational Game Roundups #7 (May 15-21)

Doc. Scott
05-22-2008, 08:11 PM

Record this week: 3-3. Overall: 28-19, 2 games behind Toledo (DET).

5/15: Rained out and made up as a doubleheader the next day.

5/16: The Bats split the DH with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Dunder-Yankees, dropping the opener 4-0 but picking up the nightcap, 4-2. Our Man Homer struggled in said opener, walking six in five innings (L 4-4, 3.88, 5 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 4 K) and serving up a two-run homer in the fourth. CF Jay Bruce provided his soon-to-be-ex-teammates with a 2-0 lead by slamming homer #9 (he later stole base #8) off Kei Igawa; Louisville later built a four-run lead before holding off a D-Y comeback. Starter Justin Mallett threw four scoreless innings (3.38, 3 H, 4 K) but ran out of gas; the Majik Man served up a single run in the fifth but picked up the victory due to his excellent timing (W 2-1, 4.71, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB). Tyler Pelland (5.17, 0.2 IP, 2 BB, 1 K), Jon Adkins, (1.14, 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB) and Danny Herrera (save #2, 0.1 IP) got the job done despite racking up a total of six walks on the night.

5/17: Indianapolis (PIT) scored five runs in the seventh off Pelland and Todd Coffey (BS, L 0-2, 7.88, 1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR) to steal a 9-7 win. Starter Tom Shearn left with a four-run lead (4.14, 6.2 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HR). 1B Kevin Barker (#6) and C Ryan Hanigan (#1) both hit two-run homers off Indians starter Luis Munoz. RF Jolbert Cabrera picked up three hits in four trips (.275) and 3B Andy Phillips singled and tripled (.322; his 17-game hitting streak ended 5/14 but his on-base streak continues). Bruce finished 1-for-5 with two strikeouts and a GIDP.

5/18: The Bats’ bats bashed out four runs in the sixth, breaking a scoreless tie- then hung on through another late opposition rally, 5-3. Matt Maloney turned in yet another quality start (W 5-2, 4.91, 6.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K). Herrera did give up his first AAA run of the season following 12.2 scoreless innings (0.66). Adkins got save #8. Cabrera continued his re-emergence from a monthlong slump with three RBIs on a pair of hits (.284) and Bruce socked homer #10 while adding a single and run scored (.362).

5/19: Off.

5/20: Adam Pettyjohn was smacked around for four first-inning runs, all coming on a grand-slam homer by Indy prospect Neil Walker. He’d yield just one more over the next five, but his teammates could muster just a pair of runs in a 5-2 loss. Pettyjohn was tagged with his first loss (L 4-1, 5.01, 6 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR). Coffey and Pelland broke with their recent tradition by turning in scoreless innings (7.00, 5.94 ERAs respectively). Bruce picked up a pair of singles in four trips and drove in one (.366).

5/21: Justin Mallett continues to pitch well for the Bats in a swing role, turning in five more scoreless innings and getting strong bullpen support from Majewski (4.18, 2 IP, 1 H), Herrera (0.61, 1 IP, 2 K), and Adkins (save #9, 1.05, 1 IP, 1 H) in a 2-0 Bats’ shutout of the Indians. C Alvin Colina, who’s been invisible offensively since the first ten days of the season, hit a two-run homer (#2, .241) for the game’s only runs. Bruce singled twice more (.369). Phillips extended that on-base streak to 22 games.

Notes: Since May 3rd, Jay Bruce has hit .492 (31 for 63) with five homers and sixteen RBI. Nothing more to say. 5/17: OF Chris Dickerson went on the DL with a quad strain. The Bats called up UT Drew M. Anderson (the one who went to Ohio State) from Chattanooga to take his place.


Record this week: 3-3. Overall: 24-22, 6 games back of Huntsville (MIL), fourth in division.

5/15: The Lookouts used a five-run first-inning rally and a great start from Sam Lecure (W 3-2, 4.78, 7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HR) to hold off Mississippi (ATL), 6-4. Pedro Viola and an error on 2B Justin Turner helped the Braves’ comeback (7.41, 1.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 K, HB), but Josh Roenicke set down the last two batters to notch save #9 (3.50). Four of the five Lookouts runs in the first came courtesy of a grand-slam homer by CF BJ Szymanski (#7).

5/16: Mississippi slaughtered Chattanooga, 12-1. Starter Ramon Ramirez (L 2-2, 4.01, 4 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR) took the defeat. Derrik Lutz served up four more earned runs in relief (5.17). 3B Eric Eymann did get three hits (.247).

5/17: Back-to-back blowout losses at the hands of the Braves- 9-2 this time. Daryl Thompson took the defeat while avoiding serious ERA damage (L 2-2, 1.63, 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K). Carlos Fisher took most of the remaining ordnance (4.30, 1 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 4 ER). Turner was 2-for-3 with two RBI (.300 in AA) and RF Shaun Cumberland singled and tripled (.307).

5/18: A wild one, for sure. Chattanooga fell behind 6-1 after two innings, but scored seven in the third and four in the fourth to lead 12-8 after four. That became 15-7 and then 15-11 before they added two more insurance runs to finish a 17-11 slugfest. Robert Manuel (W 2-0, 0.86, 3 IP, 1 H, 4 K) pitched the middle innings for the win. Starter James Avery and relievers Mike Hrynio and Derrik Lutz were ineffective (Avery 4 IP 7 ER, Hrynio 1 IP, 2 ER, Lutz 1 IP 2 ER). Cumberland hit the only Chattanooga homer (#6, 2-for-5, .311) but Eymann had a career day- three doubles in five trips, three runs scored, and eight (!) RBI. CF Cody Strait (3-for-5, 3 RBI, .306) also had a great afternoon. Chattanooga collected 18 hits in total.

5/19: Ben Jukich won his fourth start in five, striking out eight Braves in six one-run innings (W 4-2, 2.25, 6 H, 2 BB, 1 HR) in a 5-1 Chattanooga win. Fisher threw a scoreless seventh and eighth (3.96) and Roenicke finished up in a non-save situation (3.32, 1 BB, 2 K). Cumberland homered again (#7), a two-run blast, Eymann drove in two more with yet another double, and SS Chris Valaika and 1B Tonys Gutierrez each added a couple of hits (.250 and .362, respectively).

5/20: Off.

5/21: West Tenn (SEA) beat on Ramirez (L 2-3, 4.70, 3.1 IP, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR) and won the first game of the new series, 6-4. Two of those runs were inherited runners allowed to score by Manuel (0.79, 1.2 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 3 K) although Robert wasn’t charged with a run himself. Hrynio, who has been awful all year, did strike out five in two innings (13.50, 1 ER). Turner hit his first Southern League homer and added a single (.273).

Notes: 5/17-5/18: UT Drew M. Anderson went up to Louisville. C-INF Justin Tordi came up from Sarasota to replace him. UT Jerry Gil was demoted to Sarasota after he drew a five-game suspension. OF Danny Dorn came back from Sarasota. C Chris Kroski went on the DL and was replaced by C Chris Denove from High-A. LHR Steven Otterness went back to Florida.


Record this week: 1-6. Overall: 22-24, eight back of Fort Myers (MIN).

5/15: Travis Wood had a marvelous outing (2.38, 7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K) but Clearwater (PHI) got to his bullpen in a tie game and pinned the defeat in a 2-1 game on Lee Tabor (L 0-1, 3.29, 1 IP, 1 ER). 3B Todd Frazier homered (#2 in the FSL) for the Reds’ only run.

5/16: Frazier homered twice more in the next game, a 10-6 win over the Threshers that would turn out to be the only game the Reds would win all week. LF Danny Dorn singled, doubled, and homered (#1) and drove in three as well. He returned to AA the next day. RF Chris Heisey also had three hits (.298). Starter Jordan Smith wasn’t sharp (W 7-1, 2.03, 6 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) but got the job done. Save to Sean Watson (#8); he pitched quite well (5.63, 1.1 IP, 3 K).

5/17: Clearwater broke a 2-2 tie by scoring off Logan Ondrusek (L 0-2, 4.15) in the bottom of the ninth to win it, 3-2. Ondrusek was wild, walking two and hitting two others in his inning-plus of work. Starter Alex Smit had one of his best starts (4.26, 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K). 1B Jason Louwsma hit a two-run homer (#2).

5/18: Brevard County (MIL) beat up Rafael Gonzalez (L 2-3, 7.36, 5 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 HR) and the Reds, 7-4. Heisey drove in two and Frazier had two hits (.308). CF Drew Stubbs was 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored. He was also caught stealing (#4).

5/19: Seven runs in the fourth, including a pair of homers, chased Daniel Guerrero (L 2-3, 6.56, 3.2 IP, 7 ER) and allowed the Manatees to cruise, 8-3. Stubbs had a pair of singles (.272, steal #15) and Louwsma homered (#3).

5/20: Make it three in a row for BC; they beat Travis Wood and the Reds, 3-1. Wood (L 3-4, 2.70, 5 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) didn’t get much support. Louwsma singled in the only run, although it should be noted that Heisey walked each of the four times he came to the plate.

5/21: The fading Reds offense is shut out completely in the club’s fifth consecutive loss, 5-0. Jordan Smith (L 7-2, 2.55, 5 IP, 7 H, 5 ER) was the starter and loser. Stubbs did steal his 16th base.

Notes: See above for all the roster changes. C Jacob Long came up from Dayton to replace Denove. INF Brett Bartles was reactivated from extended spring training. Frazier was named FSL Batter of the Week for the time period 5/12-5/18, batting .321 (9-for-28) with three homers and six RBI.


Record this week: 1-7 . Overall: 22-22, first place- two back of West Michigan (DET).

5/15: Lansing got all their runs in one inning off Luis Montano (L 5-2, 3.21, 5 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 6 K) and beat the Dragons, 4-2. Phil Valiquette pitched two great innings of relief (3.32, 1 H, 5 K) and Joe Krebs one (1.31, 1 K), but Dayton couldn’t muster the bats. 2B Kevyn Feiner hit his first MWL homer, a solo shot (.303) and stole his seventh base as well.

5/16: Great Lakes (LAD) scored a run in the eighth to tie and two more in the ninth to take this one, 5-3. Loss to Jeff Jeffords (L 2-1, 2.53, 1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER). Terrell Young got a blown save for allowing the tying run (a solo homer). Starter Scott Carroll was quality (3.14, 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K). 1B Logan Parker’s solo homer (#3) was one of only two Dayton hits. The other was a single by 3B Brandon Waring. An error/stolen base/wild pitch combo plated a second run and a groundout by SS Zach Cozart got in the other.

5/17: Makeup doubleheader swept by the Loons, 11-3 and 7-0. Josh Ravin’s MWL debut (L 0-1, 7.71, 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HR) and Curtis Partch (L 2-5, 5.18, 5.1 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) weren’t enough. RF Daniel Perales did hit his first Reds’ organizational homer in game one, accounting for all three runs. He also doubled.

5/18: Homers from Waring (#9) and CF Justin Reed (#4) weren’t enough to beat the Loons- Dragons lose again, 4-3. Loss to starter Enerio Del Rosario (L 2-2, 1.41, 6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K). Waring, who seems to have suffered slightly from no longer having Todd Frazier batting in front of him, did go 3-for-4 on the evening (.297).

5/19: Finally Dayton snaps their losing streak, spanking Lansing (TOR), 5-1. Matt Klinker (W 3-2, 3.35, 7 IP, 3 H, 0 BB, 6 K) played stopper. C Devin Mesoraco hit his first Low-A homer. LF Keltavious Jones drove in two (.288).

5/20: Lansing nipped Dayton in eleven, 2-1. Krebs took the loss (L 4-2, 1.44, 2.1 IP, 1 ER, 3 K). Montano started and pitched well (3.00, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) and Young whiffed five of the seven he faced (2.95, 2.2 IP). Mesoraco tripled in four at-bats, but is still at .167.

5/21: The Lugnuts scored in six different innings, outslugging the Dragons 11-8. Loss to Jeremy Horst (L 1-1, 4.74, 0.2 IP, 3 ER). Tyler Rhoden served up three more in his inning (3.72), although the struggling Jamie Arneson did pitch well in his stint (8.17, 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 K). Starter Scott Carroll didn’t do as well this time out (3.75, 5 IP, 9 H, 5 ER). Reed hit a three-run homer (#5) and Feiner was 2-for-4 with three RBI. Mesoraco doubled and walked twice.

Notes: C Humberto Sosa was activated from EST to replace the promoted Long. No idea with Sosa- I don’t believe he’s ever played in full-season ball.

Doc. Scott
05-23-2008, 01:44 PM
Well, I would have updated the post to include Matt Maloney's IL Pitcher of the Week award for May 12-18- in which young Maloney won both of his starts, posting a 1.35 ERA in 13.1 innings with 11 Ks- but it won't let me, so forget it. I won't tell you about it after all.

05-23-2008, 01:52 PM
Well, I would have updated the post to include Matt Maloney's IL Pitcher of the Week award for May 12-18- in which young Maloney won both of his starts, posting a 1.35 ERA in 13.1 innings with 11 Ks- but it won't let me, so forget it. I won't tell you about it after all.

Thanks for not telling us Doc :thumbup:

05-24-2008, 03:15 AM
I like Doc. Scott so much that he makes me want to move to Portland (but not enough to make me want to live in West Chester).

Doc. Scott
05-24-2008, 08:57 AM
I like Doc. Scott so much that he makes me want to move to Portland (but not enough to make me want to live in West Chester).

Well, baseball is about the ninth most popular sport here, just behind floor hockey and huge arm tattoos.

I just visited West Chester last weekend. Its conversion to a completely self-sustaining island of affluence is nearly complete. All they have to do is steal some pro sports.