Posted on August 20th, 2012 by Purple_Haze in Daily Farm Reports
Michael Wacha continues his excellence in his AA debut, John Gast is shaky coming off the DL and Johnson City has trouble fielding the ball as the system goes 2-4
Adron Chambers was 2-3 with a double and a pair of walks. He’s hitting .310 but devoid of power, with his slugging equal to his OBP.
Bryan Anderson and Steven Hill both hit doubles.
John Gast’s return from the DL (shoulder) was not nearly as successful as Jaime Garcia‘s. He walked 6 batters in just 1.1 innings of work and gave up a home run.
It was too little, too late, but the bullpen picked up Gast by shutting out Iowa for the remainder of the game. Nick Greenwood contributed 3.2 IP while Maikel Cleto, John Gaub and Victor Marte contributed 1 each.
Memphis 3, Iowa 6
Springfield 1, Corpus Christi 7
Kolten Wong has been heating up a touch with his third multi-hit game in a row, going 2-4.
Oscar Taveras was 1-3 with a double. He also had a throwing error.
Jermaine Curtis has surpassed Oscar Taveras for the team batting title, going 2-4 with a double and now batting .324.
Jamie Romak was 2-4 with a double.
Richard Castillo was wild, walking 5 in his 4.0 IP and hitting the opposing pitcher with a pitch. He gave up three runs, all earned.
Michael Wacha was excellent in his AA debut, pitching 3.0 IP and striking out 6 and walking 1. For those keeping track, that’s 29 strike outs and 2 walks in 16.0 IP at three separate stops in the minors.
Palm Beach 6, Fort Myers 4
James Ramsey was 1-3 and was caught stealing.
Alan Ahmady hit his second home run of the year.
Chris Edmondson hit a grand slam.
Todd McInnis lasted 5.1 IP, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits. He walked 2, struck out 6 and got all 10 of his other outs via the ground ball.
Aidan Lucas struck out 4 and walked a pair in 2.2 hitless innings
Zach Russell struck out 2 and walked a batter to close it out.
Quad Cities 5, Beloit 3
Matt Williams had an impressive day at the plate, hitting a double and his 6th home run.
Anthony Garcia also doubled.
Stephen Piscotty was 2-4.
The River Bandits pitching staff could not handle Miguel Sano, who went 3-4 with a home run and a double.
The Sano solo shot was Sam Gaviglio‘s only blemish, as he allowed just the 1 run on 5 hits over 7.0 IP without walking a batter. He struck out 4.
Batavia 7, Auburn 8
Steven Ramos went 3-5 with a double.
Breyvic Valera doubled.
Jacob Wilson went 2-4 with a home run.
Kyle Helisek wasn’t great, giving up 5 earned runs in 4.2 IP and getting only a single strike out.
Kevin Jacob wasn’t much better, striking out 5 but allowing 3 runs in 2.1 innings.
Christopher Thomas struck out a pair in a perfect inning.
Johnson City 2, Princeton 10
Leandro Mateo went 2-3, attempting to steal second both times but was successful once. He also committed two errors.
No one hit for extra bases in the Johnson City lineup.
Stalyn Lopez allowed 7 runs but only 1 of them was earned due to the parade of 4 errors committed by Johnson City. Lopez was a K machine in his 3.0 innings with 7 alongside 2 walks.
Jacob Booden had a less eventful outing in his 4.0 innings, allowing only 1 run and 1 hit, 2 Ks and a walk.
Cole Brand threw a couple innings, allowing 2 runs, a walk and 2 strike outs.