I apologize in advance for the weakness of the introduction tonight (or really the complete lack of a proper introduction), but hey, all of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales weren’t timeless works of art, were they? Oh, they were? Well, who cares about English literature anyway, this is about baseball. Lots of action on the farm today – all the details are after the jump.
- Nick Stavinoha was 1-3 with a pair of walks.
- Cody Haerther was 1-4 with a double and a stolen base.
- Mark Johnson was 2-2 with a double and a walk and a stolen base.
- Mitchell Boggs had a bit of a poor night, results notwithstanding. He pitched 5.2 innings and didn’t allow a run, but he walked five men and allowed four hits.
- John Wasdin, Mark Worrell and Ron Flores combined to complete the shutout.
Springfield 5, NW Arkansas 4 (10 innings)
- Brett Wallace was 2-4 and Casey Rowlett was 2-4 with a double.
- Andrew Brown was 1-4 with a double and a walk.
- Kyle Mura had a nice start, scattering seven hits over seven innings and only allowing one run. He struck out four.
- Luke Gregerson pitched a scoreless inning.
- The normally reliable Fernando Salas blew the save but managed to pick up the W. He went 2.0 innings, allowed three ER on four H (including a HR) with one K.
My apologies, again, but this time it is the fault of WordPress shenanigans. I was attempting to fix the typo that Mike pointed out with regards to Jon Edwards and there was an error in saving the DFR that cut off 2/3 of the post. I don’t have time to retype the whole entry, but the links to the games are below.
Erik stepping in here for Roarke. There was some troubles with WP that I’ve since fixed.
- The Beast named Steve Hill went yard.
- Pete Kozma is hitting only .130 for PB so far. He did draw a couple of walks.
- Tyler Herron has taken a pretty big step back this year. He threw five innings, allowed three runs on a walk and five hits. He allowed two HR and fanned two.
- The Casey Mulligan experience has hit something of a bumpy patch lately. He allowed three ER in an inning.
- Kozma went 0-for-3 with two K’s. Make that a .122 AVG. He did hit walk and drive in a run.
- Brian Cartie went 2-2 with a HR and a walk.
- I know I’m not very high on Nick Additon, but the dude has got some pretty impressive results to the season. He threw a complete game shutout. He allowed just three hits and a walk and fanned six. Maybe he’s Bud Smith light. Tastes great, less filling.
- Nico Vasquez is my homeboy. He went 2-5 with a 2B in his QC debut. I know the season is almost over, but it’s rare to see a high school draftee in full season ball already.
- Francisco Rivera also went 2-5, 2B.
- Jon Edwards went 0-2, but drew two BB and struck out once. 3TO!
- Carlos Marmol went 2-4 with a double.
- Blake Murphy doubled.
- Ryan Kulik continues to allow a lot of baserunners. He fanned nine in seven innings but allowed eleven hits, including a HR. I wonder how many of those hits were the “seeing eye” variety, as fourteen of his balls in play were on the ground, only four in the air.
- Alex Castellanos‘ promotion to Batavia seemed to fly under my radar screen. He went 2-3 with a double. In six at bats he has 3 hits, including two doubles.
- Edwin Gomez and Osvaldo Morales both doubled.
- Chris Swauger went 2-3.
- Coming soon to the blog- I had the chance interview Scott Gorgen, now just needing to get it transcribed. Scott pitched well with seven K’s in five innings with a walk and five hits alllowed.
- Miguel Tapia threw three innings and fanned four. He allowed two ER on four hits and a walk.
- Jason Buursma allowed a hit and struck out two in his one frame of work.
- Jack Cawley went 3-4 with a 2B. The C is hitting .358/.436/.453. Not bad for a pick from a fan.
- DG’s sleeper Yunier Castillo went 2-3.
- Edgar Lara went 2-4 with a HR.
- The struggling Brett Zawacki took a step towards righting the ship. He threw 4.1, allowed one ER on three H and one BB with two K’s. Nifty 9-2 GO/AO ratio.
- Eric Fornataro threw four innings of no hit ball. He struck out three and walked two. Seven ground-ball outs for Fornataro.