Let’s get quickly to the DFR tonight.
You can read more about Swauger in erik’s interview from November, 2008 here.
About Mulligan- He throws a 91-92 MPH plus fastball and his off speed pitch of choice is a curveball that has been trouble for hitters because of the change of pace between the two. His curveball is still developing, but he has great command of both pitches as you can see in his low walk numbers. He’s certainly is aggressive in attacking hitters at witnessed by his gaudy strikeout numbers. He has 23 strikeouts vs. 2 walks in 11 innings. Those are like Nintendo numbers.
The organization went 1-2 tonight as Springfield was rained out.
- Clayton Mortensen started and was fantastic. He went 7 innings giving up 1 run on a solo home run. He only allowed 1 other hit. He walked 3, but struck out 7. He got 11 outs on the ground and 4 in the air. His ERA sits at 1.44 on the year. It looks like he has found his groove at AAA after the quick promotion last year.
- Charlie Manning had a good shutout 8th, but allowed a single on the first batter he faced in the ninth. It was because of that single that Manning took the loss.
- Matthew Scherer did not get anyone out after coming in for Manning by allowing a walk, single and a single to end the game.
- Bryan Anderson, C, was 3-4 with 2 doubles and a run scored.
- Donovan Solano, SS, was 1-3 with 1 RBI.
- Nick Stavinoha, 1B was 2-4.
- Breakout candidate Richard Castillo has been well…broken. He pitched 5.2 innings and gave up 3 runs. It could have been worse as he gave up 9 hits and 2 walks. He did strikeout 5, however.
- Thomas Eager stranded 1 runner for Castillo, but in the next inning he gave up 3 walks and 1 hit which resulted in 2 runs.
- Blake King stranded Eager’s 2 runners and walked 2 and struck out 2 over 1.2 innings.
- Curt Smith, LF, Shane Peterson, RF, Paul Vasquez, C, Domnit Bolivar, SS and Francisco Rivera, DH all had 1 hit a piece.
- Jose Garcia, 2B, did not have a hit, but had 2 walks and 2 stolen bases.
- Gary Daley was very bad in his 1.2 innings of work. He gave up 7 runs on 7 hits and 4 walks. But, at least 3 of his 4 outs came via the strikeout.
- Arquimedes Nieto was able to prevent further damage but producing a line out. He probably used his “Claw” to create such defense. Nieto went another 3 shutout innings scattering 2 hits and 2 walks with 2 strikeouts.
- Adam Veres continued his strong start to the season with 2 shutout innings.
- Ramon Delgado got the win with 1 inning stranding 1 hit and 1 walk.
- Casey Mulligan got the save by striking out the side again. Mr. Mulligan, Palm Beach is on line 2. Seriously, what else does he need to do to earn a promotion?
- Chris Swauger, 1B led the hitters by going 4-5 with 3 RBIs. He had the game-winning hit in the top of the 9th to plate two runs. He also had a stolen base.
- Osvaldo Morales, DH, went 3-5 with 1 RBI.
- Charles Cutler, C, went 1-3, but had 3 RBIs. He also allowed 4 stolen based, but caught one guy.