Saturday, April 20, 2013

Down on the Farm: 4/20/2013

AAA  Tucson Padres defeated the Fresno Grizzlies 5-4:

Roger Kieschnick(RF)- 1 for 4, HR(3), BB.  BA= .356.
Brett Pill(1B)- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .313.
Johnny Monell(C)- 2 for 2, 2B, 3 BB.  BA= .313.
Juan Perez(3B)- 1 for 3, BB, Sac., 2 SB(4).  BA= .281.
Chris Heston(RHP)- 6 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 6.86.
Dan Runzler(LHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's, 2 WP.  ERA= 0.00.
Sandy Rosario(RHP)- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 4.22.

With Peguero injured, Gary Brown struggling and Gillespie getting only sporadic playing time, it looks like Roger K is the last man standing in the OF depth chart race.  Runzler has been lights out.

AA  Game 1:

Reading Fightin Phils edged the Richmond Flying Squirrels 3-2:

Joe Panik(SS-2B)- 1 for 3, 2B.  BA= .222.
Jarrett Parker(RF)- 1 for 3, 2B.  BA= .170.
Edwin Quirarte(RHP)- 2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's. ERA= 2.53.

AA Game 2:

Ehire Adrianza(SS)- 0 for 2, 2 BB, SB(2).  BA= .264.
Joe Panik(2B)- 3 for 4.  BA= .254.
Javier Herrera(LF)- 2 for 3, 2 2B, BB.  BA= .304.
Craig Westcott(RHP)- 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.63.

High A  San Jose Giants beat the Inland Empire 66'ers 4-2(I attended this game):

Elliott Blair(CF)- 2 for 5.  BA= .286.
Myles Schroder(3B)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .350.
Jeff Arnold(C)- 1 for 2, HR(2), 2 BB.  BA= .216.
Kelby Tomlinson(SS)- 3 for 4.  BA= .250.
Chris Marlowe(RHP)- 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's, GO/AO= 10/3.  ERA= 1.80.
Bryce Bandilla(LHP)- 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K's, 1 HR.  ERA= 0.82.

Angel V hit the ball on the nose twice:  A lineout to LF and a hard grounder throught the hole on the left side.  He appears to have much better command of the strike zone than when I saw him 3 years ago in High Desert.  Looks like the Ryan Cavan to 3B experiment is done.  I really like what I saw of Myles Schroder at 3B both Thursday night and tonight.  Nice size, athleticism in the field. Switch-hitter with a good approach and swing.

Chris Marlowe appeared to have excellent command.  I would say he was pitching to contact more than recent boxscores would indicate.  He was a groundball inducing machine tonight.  The stadium gun was not working again tonight.  I would estimate Marlowe was working in the low 90's with the fastball.

Bryce Bandilla is a big boy.  He threw noticeably harder than Marlowe.  He did give up 3 very long flyballs, 2 of which were called foul(1 of the fouls might have been a HR. It was a disputed call and I thought it could have been called either way without instant replay.

Low A:  Kannapolis Intimidators edged the Augusta Greejackets 3-2:

Eric Sim(C)- 1 for 3, 2B.  BA= .179.
Kendry Flores(RHP)- 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K's, GO/AO= 9/2.  ERA= 2.04.
Mason McVay(LHP)- 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.38.


  1. Did Marlowe bring the curve out much?

    You gotta love this: early going still, but the ERA/WHIP scores are insanely low. BAA: Blackburn .153; Snodgrass .161; Stratton .183; Marlowe .188; Escobar .192; Agosta .224; Gregorio .200; Blach .254; Mejia .300; Kickham .333; Heston .371; Crick .270. So the last couple aren't stellar, but quite a lot of good pitching going on early.

  2. sorry you had to work today doc, missed a fun game. perfect weather. brought my friends kids to their first ever milb game and they all totally fell in love with the experience and i gave their folks a well earned time out...hope the gods of baseball smile with favor on me

    will give a full rundown when you post the milb thread...unless its tomorrow morn, then it wont be till the evening

    will note this...ritzo says they are sticking with cavan at third, with occasional stints at 2nd...but today he was dh