I can’t stand the Brewers.
You know the season is about over when you see the AFL rosters were announced. Justin Fiske, Brad Furnish, Tyler Norrick, Adam Ottavino, Steve Hill, Tyler Greene, Shane Robinson and Brett Wallace will all be on the Peoria Saguaros. Wallace and Gordon Beckham are the only two players from the past draft in the league, and as it turns out they will also be teammates. Springfield’s Ron Warner will manage the Saguaros…I’m guessing a saguaro belongs in the cactus family.
Is anyone else wondering why no Colby Rasmus? I figured they’d like to allow him make up for some of his missing AB’s because of his injury, but apparently not. And as expected, he was denied a September call-up. Unless they are really concerned about his health, I don’t understand this. You would think he should be playing somewhere. Hopefully this puts a fire in his belly and a chip on his shoulder and he goes out and performs when he gets the chance. I seem to remember reading Colby pouted a little after not making the team out of spring training.
Yet another Cardinal player was busted for PEDs. Per BA:
Cardinals catcher Juan Castillo, 18, tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. He was playing in the U.S., in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, where he was batting .293/.384/.400 in 75 at-bats.
That makes him the fifth Cardinal minor leaguer to be suspended for steroids this year.
Nick Stavinoha was named to the “All PCL Team“. Stavinoha hit .337/.366/.518 for the season. Translate that into an MLE and you get .295/.325/.432, which is decent for a bench player, not a so much for a starter.
Chris Lambert‘s probably a little too ashamed to haunt the blog tonight. He lasted just 2.2 innings for Detroit tonight, but of the six runs he gave up, only two were earned due to a pair of errors. The two earned were on solo HR’s. His fastball topped out at 91 and sat at 89, so apparently his velocity never has quite returned. He threw 49 (!) pitches just in the 3rd inning.
Funny headline alert: Descalo Making a Name for Himself.
The farm goes 2-5 tonight.
- Rico “why am I still on the 40 man roster?” Washington went 3-3 with a homer and 4 RBI.
- David Freese went 2-4 with a steal.
- Tyler Greene 1-3 with a walk and a steal. Here’s hoping he has a great AFL.
- P.J. Walters threw 5.2 innings, allowed 4 ER on 6 H and 2 BB with 2 K.
- Randy Flores allowed one of PJ’s inherited runners to score and allowed 3 hits over 1 IP.
- Jason Motte has to be a September call-up. He threw a perfect inning with 2 K.
- Who are you, Dan Descalso? Since being called up to AA, He’s hitting .471, granted it’s just in 17 AB. He went 2-4 with a triple tonight.
- Allen Craig was back in the lineup tonight, playing LF. He doubled and walked.
- Brett Wallace doubled and struck out twice.
- James Rapoport went 3-3 with a walk.
- Kyle Mura showed some regression to the mean tonight. Over 5.2 he gave up 8 hits, 4 ER with 2 HR. He struck out 3.
- Luis Perdomo didn’t allow a hit but walked 2 1 over 2 innings. No K’s.
- The pitching tonight was excellent. Tyler Herron allowed only 2 hits, 2 walks and 2 HBP over 7 innings with 6 K’s.
- Davis Bilardello and Francisco Samuel threw two perfect innings. Samuel closed it out with 2 K’s. I’d be interested to see where BA and others rank him this winter.
- Steve Hill, playing catcher, went 3-4 with a double.
- Tyler Henley went 1-2 with 2 BB.
- Six errors and crummy pitching killed the Bandits early. Ryan Kulik received a quick hook. He threw 1.2 innings, allowed 8 hits, 9 runs, 4 earned, with 1 walk and no K’s. Add in a wild pitch and a hit batsman.
- Dylan Gonzalez went 2.1 innings, allowed 7 hits, 2 ER with a walk and 2 K.
- Matt Frevert made his QC debut, and allowed no runs on 2 hits and had 1 K over 2 innings.
- Nico Vasquez hasn’t quite adjusted to A ball yet. He went 1-4 with 2 K’s. He has 11 K’s in 25 at bats.
- Not else really worth mentioning. Seven different players had singles.
- After hitting a rough patch this month, Shane Peterson having a great week so far. He went 2-3 with 2 doubles and 2 walks.
- Edwin Gomez doubled, tripled and walked.
- Chris Swauger doubled and walked.
- Miguel Tapia allowed 6 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks over 3 innings.
- Scott Gorgen allowed a solo homer and struck out 7 over 4 innings.
- Jason Buursma walked 3 batters and allowed the winning run. I’ll post an interview with Buursma tomorrow afternoon, and Gorgen’s by Thursday. It’s a Muckdog interview-athon this week!
Johnson City’s game was canceled. Their season is over, they finish in 2nd place in the Appy West with a 36-30 record.