Today’s player feature is Nick Derba.
Nick Derba is currently the catcher for class AA Springfield. He’s 23 and a very good catcher defensively. However…he has originated the phrase “Derba Line” for his work in the batting box as he is batting .098 on the year. .100 is the Derba Line if you haven’t guessed.
Matt Baker has a great write-up about Nick here.
Also, here’s what Ben Badler of BA had to say about yesterday’s topic, Mr. Daryl Jones. (Update: DJ Tools is back on the DL for the same injury Ben references below.)
Ben Badler: Hard to get a real feel for Jones’ abilities yesterday because he’s only played in two other games this month due to injury. A lot of scouts will look at him and see a fourth outfielder, but I think he could be a starting left fielder in a different mold from your typical plus-plus power LF who gives half of it back in the field. The power is going to need to continue to develop, but that’s typically the last thing to come around for a hitter. If he’s a high on-base guy with moderate power and above-average defense, that’s good enough to be a starting left fielder in the big leagues.
Let’s rock 4 games tonight.
- David Kopp returned to AA and didn’t have the outing that he had envisioned this morning.
- Brandon Dickson pitched the other 7 innings. He allowed 1 inherited runner to score and then not another runner until the bottom of the ninth. He took the loss in the game.
- Andrew Brown was 2-4.
- Mike Folli was 1-2 with an RBI and 2 walks.
- Kozma, Peterson, Hill and Cruz all each had an RBI.
- The gem was spun today by Nick Additon. He only allowed 4 hits over 7 innings striking out 5 and walking 2.
- The two true outcomes brothers came in and Tom Eager walked 2 and then was pulled.
- Casey Mulligan struck out the side to strand the 2 baserunners.
- Adam Reifer got the save with 1 walk allowed.
- Troy Glaus (who?) DH’ed and went 1-4 with a double and an RBI.
- Charles Cutler was 2-4 with 2 doubles as he continues his hot start from Quad Cities.
- Francisco Rivera was 2-3 with a double.
- Adron Chambers was 2-5 but got picked off.
- Kevin Thomas started and gave up 4 runs in 4 innings. The rest of the relievers pitched shutout baseball.
- Miguel Tapia pudding pitched 2.2.
- Matthew Frevert continues to be un-scored-upon with 1.1 innings.
- David Carpenter struck out 2 in 2 innings.
- Ramon Delgado picked up the win with 3 Ks in 2 innings.
- Jack Cawley was 3-5 with a double and a walk.
- Osvaldo Morales was 3-6.
- Alex Castellanos has a 2-run HR.
- Jon Edwards sighting with the other 2-run HR. But, 3 strikeouts on the other side of that.
- Quad Cities won the game on the old, single, error, single, sac fly.
- Jared Bogany was 2-4 with 2 stolen bases.
- Andrew Moss went the first 4 innings allowing 1 run and striking out 3.
- Reynier Gonzalez was struggggggling.
- Kyle Heim didn’t help by letting the 2 inherited runners score. He allowed 1 of his own in only .2 of an inning.
- Aaron Terry pitched a shutout inning.
- Travis Lawler-Skates gave up 1 run in his 1 inning.
- Travis Tartamella says Robert Stock who as he hits a grand slam.
- Hector Alvarez notched a HR on his belt and a 2-4.
- Edgar Lara went 2-3 with 2 walks.
- Matt Adams also picked up 2 hits.