Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Down on the Farm: 5/9/2017

AAA  Sacramento River Cats edged out the Reno Aces 4-3:

Juniel Querecuto SS- 1 for 3, 2B, 2 BB.  BA= .333.
Mac Williamson LF- 1 for 3, HR(3), 2 BB.  BA= .236.
Chris Stratton RHP- 4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 5.12.
Tyler Rogers RHP- 2.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, GO/AO= 5/1.  ERA= 1.66.
Kyle Crick RHP- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 4.05.
Dusten Knight RHP- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 3.00.

Mac's second dinger in 2 days.  After watching Eduardo Nunez misplay a ball into a triple yesterday, you have to believe Mac could get called up anytime.  Gotta think we'll see Cricky in SF sometime this year and Dusten Knight my be a darkhorse for a MLB callup.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels outscored the Altoona Curve 14-6:

Slade Heathcott CF- 3 for 5, 2B, HR(4).  BA= .290.
Brandon Crawford SS- 3 for 5.  BA= .500.
Miguel Gomez 2B- 3 for 5, 2B.  BA= .333.
Brandon Bednar 1B- 3 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .309.
Chris Shaw LF- 1 for 3, BB, SF.  BA= .315.
Andrew Suarez LHP- 6 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 3.48.
DJ Snelton LHP- 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 0.54.

Crawford played a second rehab game.  He seems ready to go.  Could we see Heathcott in SF before the season is over? 


Low A Augusta Greenjackets were idle.


  1. Richmond hitters are doing pretty good right now. Especially that Crawford kid. He may just make it if he improves his defense. I hope your right Doc and Big Mac gets called up soon. You think Tyler Rodgers gets a shot in the bullpen this season? What the heck happened to Kontos? Heathcott would be a good feel good story if he makes it. That's a rough upbringing he had.

    1. I almost mentioned Rodgers in the 6-1 Mets loss post. But I had enough bullet points that I thought I should stop. Yeah, he seems to have fixed his control issues and he's a ground-ball pitcher which is the strength of the club's defense and not the, basically, completely inept (except for Pence who is MLBs best RF defender so far this year) OF.

    2. Hey Erik or Doc -
      What's the story with Heathcott's upbringing. Don't know the kid yet, heard he used to be a high profile prospect though.

    3. I was looking up Slade this a.m. YouTube has some nice highlights. Yankee fans loved him and upset he was released. Here is wiki page

    4. new article on S. H. today in Baseball America.

    5. Perfect timing!

      Thanks anon.
      PS - If you're the anon who's been posting here consistently lately - get a HANDLE, kid! ;) (ie. take a screen name; adds to the conversational community.)

  2. Hinojosa is recovered, 1-5

  3. This is an anon who posts several times a day -- don't need to see my name! But this is the best blog on the net, thanks to guys like you, Rainball.

    1. And, son, I'm a bit past being a kid, celebrated my 77th BD last month.