Today was like the last day of school. That epic daily battle of Yahoo! Pool you and five of your friends have been locked in all year on the Dutch Yahoo site (as to avoid the school’s content blocker) just isn’t the same since 3 of the guys already took their summer vacation a day early. Plus, everyone is eating cookies in the cafeteria and generally wandering aimlessly through the building. Memphis was those 3 friends today.
Springfield 1, Buffalo 2
- Clayton Mortensen was competent in his final 5 innings of the spring. He gave up 4 hits, 2 ERs and struckout 2.
- Tyler Norrick worked 2 scoreless innings of 3 hit ball. He supplemented those 3 hits with 4 walks.
- Eduardo Sanchez gave up a hit and struckout a batter in 1 inning.
- Casey Mulligan only needed 2 do-overs on a hit and walk, while striking out 2 in his inning.
- James Rapoport went 2-for-5.
- Andrew Brown was an extra base machine with a double, a triple and scored a run.
- Steve Hill doubled and Mike Folli singled in the only run for the good guys.
- Coo Coo Ca Choo reached base twice, on a single and a walk.
Palm Beach 2, Binghamton 9
- Brandon Dickson, like Brad Furnish the day before him, sucked against Binghamton hitters. He allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 6 hits and a 1 walk. He struck out 1 in his 4 innings of work. He has a bit of an excuse, though, since the entire organization played ‘up’ one level with Memphis not there.
- Nick Additon had a major calculating error, totaling the other 4 ER in the game. In his 3 innings, he gave up 4 hits, 3 BBs and struckout 3.
- George Brown had somewhere he needed to be. On 7 pitches, he got 3 week groundballs and took the rest of the day off.
- David Carpenter, the serial killer pitcher, struck out 1 and walked 2 in 1 IP.
- Shane Peterson (1-for-3) and Charlie Kingrey (1-for-2) each scored a run.
- Francisco Rivera was 1-for-4 with an RBI
Shirts 3 (Quad Cities #1), Skins 5 (Quad Cities #2)
- Gary Daley did well facing his Quad Cities brethren with 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, and 3 K’s.
- Eric Fornataro (5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB) and LaCurtis Mayes (2 H,1 R 0 ER, 0 BB, and 2 K’s) both went 2 innings.
- Jon Edwards (not that Jon Edwards) was 2-for-2 with two walks.
- Alex Castellanos doubled with a run scored and a run driven in.
- Niko Vasquez denied reports that he was both men that caught the toddler in Massachusetts who fell from a 40-foot high window. Unfazed by such a routine occurrence, he doubled and scored a run.
- Brian Buck doubled, while Charlie Cutler and Ryde Rodriguez singled.
- Anthony Ferrara (3 IP, 3 H, 0 R ) and Brett Zawacki (2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER) both walked a batter and struck out 4.
- Joel Pichardo filled out his boxscore with goose eggs in his1 IP.
- Jason Buursma struck out the side in his inning. Around that, he gave up 2 hits and an earned run.
- Travis Mitchell was 2-for-3 with a run scored.
- Jairo Martinez reached base all 3 times he batted going 2-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs.
- Ivan Castro fired a double into play and drove a run in past the embargo.
- Everytime Edwin Gomez reached base, he scored (2 R). Unfortunately/Fortunately for Quad Cities (depends which one you were rooting for!) he was only 1-for-2 with a walk.
Big thanks to John Vuch, as this will be the last Vuch report I transcribe. This will also, probably be the last above quality report I do. ZING! Palm Beach plans to stay in Florida and play more intrasquad games or games vs extended Spring Training teams but for all intents and purposes, today (or tomorrow) is the end of camp.