Posted on July 8th, 2012 by azruavatar in Daily Farm Reports
This is why I’m a little late with DFRs this weekend.
Memphis 2, Nashville 5
- Mark Hamilton was 2-for-4 with a double.
- Eugenio Velez was 2-for-4 with a triple.
- Nick Derba was 2-for-4 with a double.
- Shelby Miller had another troubling outing — and yes, you can now put me in the worried camp; we can argue if I should have been there earlier a different time. Miller was pulled after 2.1 innings walking 4 batters and allowing 3 hits for 3 runs. He struck out 4. The consolation that I take from all these troubles is that the pure stuff still seems to be there.
- Brian Broderick picked up the innings with 4.2 frames allowing 2 walks and 4 hits for another 2 runs. He struck out 5.
- Adam Reifer pitched a scoreless frame. It’s too bad that, given the uncertainty with the major league bullpen, Reifer hasn’t found his strikeout stuff again post-injury.
Springfield 2, Frisco 5
- Chris Swauger had just one hit in 5 ABs but he knocked it out of the parl.
- Adam Melker was 2-for-3 with a walk.
- Richard Castillo went 5 innings allowing 4 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 3. Three of his four runs came on long balls.
- Keith Butler pitched a scoreless frame striking out 2. Butler might be the next real bullpen arm for the major league club. He has the consistency that Eduardo Sanchez lacks. While Butler doesn’t have a high octane fastball, he’s show remarkable consistency and the ability to put batters away with his slider.
Palm Beach 1, Charlotte 3
- For some reason, I always think CHA is for Chattanooga. It always trips me up on the probable starters posts.
- Starlin Rodriguez was 3-for-3.
- James Ramsey was 2-for-4.
- Alan Ahmady was 2-for-3.
- Palm Beach tallied 8 singles but failed to hit for extra bases.
- Anthony Ferrara pitched 7 innings allowing 8 hits and 3 runs. He struck out 4.
Quad Cities 2, Clinton 4 (10 innings)
- Matt Williams was 3-for-5 with a triple.
- Stephen Piscotty was 2-for-5 with a double.
- Dail Villanueva struck out 5 in 7 innings allowing 1 unearned run on 4 hits and 1 walk. Villanueva is keeping runs off the board but his overall pitching profile isn’t terribly inspiring for the long term. Modest strikeout rates, modest groundball rates, modest walk rates. He’ll need to find another level of success as he moves up through the system.
- Danny Miranda struggled in the 10th inning allowing 3 runs for Clinton to take a 4-1 lead. Miranda would take the loss on the back of 2 hits (both home runs) and 2 walks.
Batavia 3, Lowell 0
- Alex Mejia (SS), who recently signed, was 1-for-4 with a double for his first professional hit.
- Patrick Wisdom (3B) was 2-for-3 with a double.
- Tyler Melling scattered 7 hits across 6 scoreless innings. He stuck out 5.
- Yunier Castillo picked up his third save striking out 2 and allowing just 1 hit.
Johnson City 4, Elizabethton 8
- Ildemaro Vargas (2B) was 2-for-4.
- Jeremy Schaffer (DH) was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a home run.
- Carson Kelly (3B) was 2-for-4 with his first professional home run.
- Johnson City struck out 14 times in the game.
- Juan Batista pitched 5 innings allowing 3 hits and 3 runs. He struck out 6 and walked 2.
- Thomas Lee was shelled for 5 runs (3 earned) in 1.2 IP. He walked 1 and allowed 6 hits while striking out 2.