Andrew Brown continues his ascent through the system as he gets the call to Springfield to replace Steve Hill. Most of you have already seen this article by Goold on Jess Todd, but he posted it after last night’s DFR was posted, so we haven’t linked to it yet (and it is worth a read if you haven’t read it yet).
The system went 1-2 today, with Quad Cities getting rained out (again). All the details are after the jump.
- Colby Rasmus and Nick Stavinoha were each 2-4, Stavinoha doubled.
- Bryan Anderson was 1-3 and Cody Haerther was 1-1 with three walks.
- PJ Walters had a nice bounceback outing after his horrid start last time out. Tonight he lasted six innings and gave up a pair of runs on six hits and three walks. He struck out seven.
- The relief corps was excellent tonight as Matthew Scherer pitched a scoreless inning and Jason Motte and Ron Flores each pitched a perfect inning.
- Adam Ottavino got the start and it was rocky and abbreviated, again. He threw 89 pitches in 4.2 innings and gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks, while striking out three.
- Jon Jay had a nice evening, as he was 3-5 with a homerun and two stolen bases.
- Allen Craig, Mark Shorey and Tyler Green were each 2-4 on the evening. Shorey and Greene each hit a homer.
- Mark Hamilton went deep for the second consecutive game, just to try and prove my Mike Ferris comparison wrong. It would be nice to see him go on a hot streak for a few weeks and get that slugging percentage up to reasonable levels.
- The pen wasn’t very good tonight, including everyone’s favorite, Fernando Salas. He got a blown save and a loss for allowing two inherited runners to score and giving up a run of his own on two hits (one of which was a three run homer).
- No extra base hits for the Palm Beach squad, but James Rapoport was 2-5 and Daryl Jones was 2-4. Daniel Descalso was 1-3 with a walk.
- Elvis Hernandez started the game and gave up six runs on four hits and five walks. He struck out five.
- Kenny Maiques was effectively wild, walking three without allowing a run in 1.2 innings.
- Brandon Garner pitched a scoreless inning, giving up only a walk and Francisco Samuel pitched a perfect inning, striking out two.