Happy 4th of July!
The farm system doesn’t stop for the nation’s birthday and I’m wondering if the fireworks will stop prior to me finishing the DFR. (Question: Am I the only person in the world who isn’t thrilled by fireworks?)
Anywho, Arquimedes forgot to adjust his mirror death rays for the 8th inning after flirting with a no-no, things turn ugly. Memphis wins in extras and Springfield goes up in smoke (like fireworks!!!).
- Jon Jay was 2-for-4.
- Daniel Descalso was 2-for-5.
- Nick Stavinoha was 2-for-4 with a pair of walks.
- Brett Wallace was 3-for-4.
- Donovan Solano was 2-for-4 with a walk.
- Memphis turned 4 double plays — 3 of which involved Descalso.
- Adam, Adam, Adam. I’m just not sure what there is left to say about your outings. The command still isn’t there with 6 walks over 7 innings. The stuff is still tantalizing with 6 strikeouts as well. On the season, you’ve got 61 strikeouts in 71 innings. . . and 50 walks.
- Jess Todd struck out 3 in 2 innings of work allowing just 1 hit.
- Matt Scherer picked up the win striking out the side in the 11th.
- James Rapoport was 3-for-5 with a HR.
- Pete Kozma was 0-for-4 committing his 15th error of the season.
- Shane Peterson was 2-for-5.
- Tyler Henley was 1-for-5 but took that 1 hit out of the yard.
- Mike Folli and Tony Cruz both went 2-for-4.
- Needless to say the pitching sucked something fierce.
- Only Sam Freeman escaped that catastrophe unscathed pitching 2 scoreless frames striking out 1 and allowing a hit.
- Curt Smith was 3-for-5 with a double.
- Aaron Luna was 2-for-4 with a double and a triple.
- Domnit Bolivar was 2-for-4.
- Oliver Marmol got his Craig Biggio on with a walk and 2 HBP.
- Scott Gorgen had a nice outing striking out 9 over 7 innings. He allowed 3 hits and 3 walks.
- Blake King blew up allowing 3 runs without retiring a batter.
- Adam Reifer picked up the win with a scoreless frame and 1 K. Adam’s been striking out more than a batter an inning this season with a K:BB ratio approaching 3. He’s also been strangely hittable for someone whith his purported stuff allowing more than a hit an inning. With an ERA over 5, there’s still work to do.
- Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with a walk. He’s claimed the drums* for when Chris, David and he form their band: The Carpenters. Catchy, no?
- Arquimedes Nieto took a no-no into the 8th inning before allowing a 2-run HR. That was the only scoring of the game unfortunately. Nieto ended up striking out 7 over 7.1 innings.
- Alan Ahmady was 1-for-3 with 2 BBs.
- Ryde Rodrigeuz was 2-for-4 with a double. He’s raised his OPS to .901 after struggling during the start of his season in Quad Cities.
- Ivan Castro, C, was 2-for-3 with a walk.
- Tyler Lavigne struck out 8 over 5 innings. He allowed just 3 hits, 1 walk and 1 ER.
- Deryk Hooker got beat up for 5 ER over 3 innings.
- Michael Swinson was 3-for-4 with a double and a HR.
- Richard Racobaldo was 3-for-4.
- Yunier Castillo was 2-for-4.
- JC pitchers 1 hit Bristol with a pair of walks. Jesse Simpson struck out 6 in 4 innings, Pablo Ortiz struck out 8 in 4 innings and David Kington picked up his 3rd save with a scoreless frame.
*Wagonmaker gets a cameo since he’s almost a Carpenter. He’ll be playing the cowbell.