[erik update: Recently I was approached by the folks at the Batavian and was asked to provide a who's who on the Muckdogs roster. It's not for pay or anything, so here's the link.]
Here is a profile of Andrew Brown from Kary Booher. Brown has come on strong this season, hitting for power and average at three stops. It will be interesting to see how he progresses at the higher levels. There was also a short profile of Brett Wallace on the Quad Cities Times website.
Colby was in the pre-game lineup, but did not play tonight, and Joe Mather was out of the starting lineup, giving Cody Haerther a start. As with the big club, there is a glut of outfielders at Memphis with Rasmus, Mather, Stavinoha and Robinson all warranting playing time. The glut could be alleviated by taking away playing time from Josh Phelps and allowing Mather and/or Stavinoha to play some 1B or DH.
All the teams were in action today and the system went 2-3-1 (the Johnson City game was suspended while tied). All the details are after the jump.
- Brian Barden was 3-5 with a double.
- Bryan Anderson was 1-3 with a double and a walk.
- David Freese was 1-4 with a homerun.
- It was a rough night pitching, PJ Walters went six innings and gave up four runs on seven hits and two walks. He did strike out five.
- Ron Flores gave up a pair of runs and only recorded one out. John Wasdin gave up a pair of runs and only recorded two outs.
- Matthew Scherer had the only pitching success on the night, pitching a perfect inning.
- Jess Todd got the start and he was solid, as usual. He gave up two runs and took the loss, but the runs came on only three hits and one walk, while he struck out five over six innings.
- The offense really let Todd down, leaving 13 men stranded on the night.
- Allen Craig was 2-4.
- Arnoldi Cruz and Daryl Jones were each 2-4. Jones also stole a base.
- Brian Cartie was 2-3 with a walk.
- Brad Furnish got the start and he gave up four runs over seven innings. It isn’t as bad as it sounds, though, as the four runs came on only three hits and one walk and he struck out seven.
- Dan Bilardello pitched a scoreless inning to pick up the win and Francisco Samuel grabbed a save by pitching a scoreless inning.
- Brett Wallace hit his first professional homerun, a three run job, in going 1-4 on the night.
- Adron Chambers and Pete Kozma were each 2-3 with a double.
- Carlos Pupo was 2-4 with a pair of doubles.
- Chuckie Fick gave up one run on three hits over four innings. He struck out a pair.
- Wayne Daman pitched the final five innings, giving up a run on two hits.
- Shane Peterson was 3-4 with two doubles.
- Jose Garcia was 3-4 with a double and a stolen base.
- Frederick Parejo was 2-5 with a stolen base.
- Scott Gorgen got the start and went four innings, giving up two runs on four hits. He struck out three.
- Miguel Tapia took the loss, he gave up four runs, three earned, over three innings on four hits and three walks. He struck out four.
- Jason Buursma pitched a scoreless inning, but that doesn’t tell the story. He allowed two inherited runners to score the deciding runs in the game.
- Nico Vasquez and Alex Castellanos were each 1-2.
- Osvaldo Morales was 2-2 with a homer and a double.
- Reynier Gonzales went 4.2 innings before the rain game, allowing four runs on seven hits and striking out three.