It’s a lefty parade for Memphis today. A man-child goes boom, a Brett Wallace goes boom-boom-boom and the farm goes 2-for-5.
Memphis 2, New Orleans 5
- Clayton Mortensen threw 3 innings allowing 4 hits with 1 BB and a strikeout. He was tagged for 2 runs (1 earned). Mortensen’s got a lot of room to improve this season. The walks need to get back to a reasonable level andt he strikeouts need to bounce back without significant losses to his GB%. There’s still some reason to think that he could be more than just a back end starter but he was rushed last year and we have to hope that doesn’t stint his overall development.
- Ian Ostland allowed 1 hit and 1 strikeout in 2 IP.
- Charlie Manning struck out 3 and allowed 3 baserunners recording 5 outs.
- Royce Ring completed the trifecta pitching .2 innings allowing 2 runs (1 earned). The lefty backups behind Dennys Reyes and Trever Miller are very weak this season. None of these players are viable options for the bigs at this point. It’s an area that still concerns me for the big league club.
- Jarrett Hoffpauir went 3-for-4 with a double.
- Tyler Greene was 3-for-4 with a stolen base. He’s really done a nice job this spring making contact. Whether that carries over into the regular seaosn remains to be seen.
- Nick Stavinoha was 2-for-4 with a walk.
Springfield 10, Jacksonville 13
- Brandon Dickson lasted 3 innings allowing 6 hits. 5 runs were scored but only 3 were earned so the defense was treacherous today. He struck out 1 and walked 1.
- Eddie Degerman walked 3 and K’d 3 over 1 IP. With 1 hit, the scoring was opportunistic by the opposition for 4 ER.
- Trey Hearne struck out 3 in 2 scoreless frames walking 1. I’m curious to see where he’ll slot into the minor league system. After becoming something of a cult hero, he struggled and was sent to the Mexican League.
- The decimation of Kenny Maiques continues for 4 ER in .2 IP. 2 hits, 2 BBs and 1 K.
- Francisco Samuel tossed a scoreless inning.
- Brett Wallace was 4-for-5 with 3 HRs and 5 RBIs. Another day in the office. . . .
- Daniel Descalso was 2-for-3 with a double.
- Tony Cruz was 2-for-3 with a double and a HR.
Palm Beach 13, Jupiter 5
- Nick Additon was hittable in his 2.2 IP. Jupiter tallied 5 ER off of 8 hits and 2 BBs while Additon struck out 4.
- Ryan Kulik struck out 3 over 3 innings walking 1.
- Thomas Eager, Davis Bilardello and Casey Mulligan each threw a scoreless frame.
- Adron Chambers was 3-f0r-5 with a double.
- Curt Smith was 3-for-4.
- Tommy Pham had a pair of triples.
- Jermain Curtis was 3-for-4 with a double.
- Oliver Marmol was 2-for-2 in his PAs with a single and a walk.
Quad Cities Team #1 2, Greensboro 6
- George Brown struck out 4 in 2.1 innings. He allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on a hit and a walk.
- Hector Cardenas allowed 4 hits in 2.1 innings for 3 ER. He struck out 1 and walked 3.
- Chuckie Fick tossed 2 scoreless innings striking out 2 and allowing 2 hits.
- Matt Frevert struck out 1 in his inning of work and Jorge Rondon allowed 1 ER in his.
- Chris Swuager was 2-for-3.
- Osvaldo Morales was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.
- Xavier Scruggs was 2-for-4 with a double.
Quad Cities Team #2 7, Marlins Team #5 2
- Kevin Thomas struck out 1 and walked 2 in 3 hitless frames.
- Anthony Ferrara tossed 2.2 innings allowing 3 BBs, 2 hits and 2Ks for 1 ER.
- Jason Buursma recorded 4 outs, 1 via strikeout.
- Daniel Richardson allowed 1 ER in 1.1IP.
- Brett Lilley doubled twice and walked twice.
- Brian Buck was 3-for-4 with a double and a triple.
- Beau Riportella had a 2-run HR.
- Travis Mitchell singled twice.
- Roberto de la Cruz “hit a long solo HR to LF through the wind”.