Thursday, April 24, 2014

Down on the Farm: 4/23/2014

AAA  Fresno Grizzlies were idle.

AA  Reading Fightin' Phils topped the Richmond Flying Squirrels 1-0:

Clayton Blackburn(RHP)- 4.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K's, 91 pitches.  ERA= 1.80.
Jack Snodgrass(LHP)- 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 0.61.
Jesse Biddle(LHP, Phils)- 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K's.  ERA= 2.86.

High A  Visalia Rawhide whipped the San Jose Giants 12-4:

Jesus Galindo(CF)- 2 for 4, HR(1), BB, SB(7).  BA= .359.
Mac Williamson(DH)- 2 for 4, HR(3), BB.  BA= .264.
Joan Gregorio(RHP)- 5 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 2 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 4.66.

Low A  Hagerstown Suns outlasted the Augusta Greenjackets 5-3 in 13 innings:

Ryder Jones(SS)- 2 for 5, Sac, SB(1).  BA= .254.
Jeremy Sy(DH)- 2 for 6, 2B.  BA= .278.
Luis Ysla(LHP)- 4.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K.  ERA= 4.61.


  1. If/when Mac makes the Giants, will he be called Mac Willie?

    1. Mac Willie is pretty cool..

  2. I see you snuck Jesse Biddle in there? Sneaky. Just highlighting his strong start ? Or have you had an eye on him ?

    Blackburn's haven't been awe inspiring. Baserunners.

    1. Biddle had a strong start and is frequently mentioned as a possible midseason callup for the Phillies.

    2. I'd have thought Biddle would be in AAA by now.

    3. Biddle is a great prospect, one reason to hold him in AA is to make sure he masters the level. He was sidelined with health issues last year, and he has some control issues but he is a big body lefty with a good feel for pitching. he's on my top 10 guys to watch in the minors list.

    4. Escobar probably could have used some more AA seasoning.

  3. Blackburn gets a little Cained. And Ysla hangs around a little. I saw a tweet from Augusta Beat Lee talking about Ysla slowing way down once a runner is on. Need to nip that in the bud, we don't need any more Josh Beckett types.