A trio of News-Leader links for the DFR:
- Justin Fiske is out for 3-6 weeks. A stress reaction in his pitching arm.
- Brad Furnish discusses his recent bout with Steve Blass syndrome.
“The ball just wasn’t going where I wanted it to,” Furnish said today at Hammons Field. “I really tried to do some stuff to correct it, and by the time I got it fixed, I already put us in a hole.”
Furnish struggled to throw strikes. Only 47 of his 97 pitches were strikes. He fell behind in the count 3-0 five times and threw first-pitch strikes to only 10 of the 24 batters he faced.
- This might be my favorite article in a while. I love the sombrero gag and then the article ends with one of my favorite occurences in baseball: the manager getting tossed from the game. “Yer outta heer.”
Palm Beach takes a close loss in a night filled with some close wins.
- Tyler Greene was 1-for-4 with a walk. Eerily reminiscent of our big league SS, Tyler’s plate discipline seems to have taken a step forward as well as improved contact rates.
- Nick Stavinoha, catcher, went 1-for-3 with a HR and 2 walks. I’m guessing Bryan Anderson isn’t a Redbird by year’s end.
- Allen Craig went 2-for-5.
- Jarrett Hoffpauir says hello. Twice. He went 3-for-4 with a pair of HRs.
- Mark Shorey was 2-for-4 with a double.
- Your Memphis starter, Ian Oustland, went 5 innings striking out 6. He allowed 8 hits and 2 walks for 3 ER.
- Marco Gonzalez tossed 2 scoreless innings striking out 1 and allowed 3 hits.
- Josh Kinney allowed a solo HR in his 2 innings of work. He struck out 3 and walked 1.
- Daryl Jones goes 1-for-3 with a pair of walks.
- Brett Wallace was 2-for-5 including the game winning walkoff HR.
- Tyler Henley was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.
- Tyler Herron generally limited the damage but allowed a lot of baserunners. He lasted 5 innings allowing 5 hits and 4 walks (1 IBB). He struck out 6 but allowed 2 runs.
- Kristian Linaires failed to retire a batter walking 3 and allowing a run.
- Pete Parise stranded 3 of Linaires runners but ran into some trounle of his own. He allowed 2 runs including a HR taking a blown save.
- Tyler Norrick would pick up the win working a scoreless 1 hit, 1 walk frame.
- Pete Kozma went 2-for-4 raising his average to .281.
- Jermaine Curtis was 0-for-2 with a pair of walks.
- Tommy Pham was 1-for-3 with a walk.
- Lefty Nick Additon was the start of the tandem throwing 4 innings. He allowed 3 hits and 3 walks for 2 ER while striking out 5.
- Eduardo Sanchez worked a scoreless 5th striking out 1. His ERA now sits at 0.82 and opponents are hitting .167 off of him. He’s struck out 10 batters to 3 walks in 11 IP. If a pitcher gets called up to Springfield, Sanchez seems likely to be on that short list.
- David Kopp allowed 2 ER in his 3 innings. He struck out 2 and allowed 3 hits walking zero. He took the loss for Palm Beach.
- Brett Lilley was 0-for-2 with 3 BBs.
- Niko Vasquez was 2-for-5 with a triple and a walk. His OBP currently sits at a Rasmus-ian .393.
- Charles Chris Swauger was 3-for-5 with a double.
- Ryde Rodriguez has had a heck of a weekend. After hitting a grand slam on friday, he goes 3-for-4 today with a pair of doubles and a walk.
- Brian Buck went 0-for-4 and is hitting .038 on the season. First Jameson Maj, now Brian Buck. Liam is not allowed to follow prospects anymore.
- The River Bandits scored 7 times in the last in the last 3 innings.
- Gary Daley allowed 1 ER (3 runs) walking 1 and allowing 3 hits. He struck out 2.
- Casey Mulligan picked up the win with a scoreless frame striking out 1.