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  • 4/27/12
  • Ashitaka
No problemo.
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  • 4/27/12
  • Ashitaka
It's just so nice to have such a young talent with good plate discipline and power coming up. People can malign Wade all they want, clearly he wasn't the best, but getting those three great prospects from the Phillies for Pence could end up going down as another great trade in our franchise history.

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  • 4/28/12
  • Ashitaka

~April 27th, 2012~


AAA Oklahoma City RedHawks: 8-3 loss to Round Rock

-> Angel Sanchez: 2-for-4, R
-> Carlos Corporan: 1-for-3, solo HR
-> Fernando Martinez: 1-for-4, R
-> Scott Moore: 1-for-4, RBI
-> Justin Ruggiano: 0-for-2, RBI

SP Aneury Rodriguez: 3.2 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 5 K (loss)
RP Mickey Storey: 1.1 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K
RP Enerio Del Rosario: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K
RP Juan Abreu: 2.0 IP, 3 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 K


AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 12-0 loss to Frisco

-> Jonathan Singleton: 2-for-4
-> T.J. Steele: 1-for-3, SB
-> Brandon Barnes: 1-for-4, 2B
-> Kody Hinze: 0-for-3, BB

SP Jarred Cosart: 4.0 IP, 5 ER, 3 H, 6 BB, 4 K (loss)
RP Erick Abreu: 1.0 IP, 4 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 0 K
RP Henry Villar: 2.0 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 1 K
RP Adalberto Flores: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K


A+ Lancaster JetHawks: 10-0 win over Stockton

-> Rene Garcia: 2-for-4, RBI
-> Jonathan Meyer: 2-for-5, 2B, R
-> Rafael Valenzuela: 2-for-5, 2B, 2 R
-> Ben Orloff: 2-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI
-> Domingo Santana: 1-for-4, BB, RBI, R
-> Erik Castro: 1-for-4, BB, HR, R, 3 RBI
-> Enrique Hernandez: 1-for-4, BB, 3 R
-> Adam Bailey: 1-for-4, BB
-> George Springer: 0-for-3, 2 BB, 2 R

SP Ruben Alaniz: 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 K (win)
RP Andrew Robinson: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K
RP Jose Trinidad: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K


A- Lexington Legends: 7-0 win over Charleston

-> Matthew Duffy: 2-for-4, BB, 2B, R
-> James Howick: 2-for-4, solo HR
-> Zachary Johnson: 2-for-5, 2B, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
-> Jordan Scott: 1-for-3, 2 BB, 2 R
-> Alex Todd: 1-for-3, R, 2 BB
-> Emilio King: 1-for-3, BB, 2B, RBI
-> Roberto Pena: 1-for-4, BB, RBI
-> Delino DeShields: 1-for-5
-> Andrew Muren: 0-for-3, BB, RBI

SP Luis Cruz: 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 6 K (win)
RP Murilo Gouvea: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 4 K


I haven't heard anything about an injury to Aneury, I think his pitch count was just high. K and BB numbers continue to look good, hopefully he'll put it together soon.

Cosart didn't look very good tonight. 94 pitches to get through four innings. Most of the damage came in the fifth inning when he couldn't get an out. Walks, wild pitches, passed balls, the reliever came in a coughed it up too...just a rough inning. Singleton keeps hitting though, wow.

Alaniz, wow! Stockton got just two singles off him, and the bullpen held them down too. Through five starts, Alaniz has a 2.90 ERA, 7.6 K/9 and 2.0 BB/9, out in that tough league. Jonathan Meyer is up to .311/.350/.500 so far; he's not walking a ton and he still needs to cut down on whiffs, but they haven't been horrible either.

Lopsided-win day for our system; three games with one team getting shutout, and all of them with at least a five run spread. Cruz, nice start, Scott and DeShields keep looking solid, but there's not a lot to watch down there outside of 3D, Folty and Nitro right now.

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  • 4/28/12
  • gilrenard
Bortaz, what is with all the personal attacks?
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  • 4/29/12
  • Bortaz
What's wrong with you, son?
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  • 4/29/12
  • Ashitaka

~April 28th, 2012~


AAA Oklahoma City RedHawks: 11-5 win over Round Rock

-> J.B. Shuck: 5-for-5, 2B, SB, RBI, 2 R
-> Scott Moore: 2-for-3, BB, R, 2 2B, 3 RBI
-> Fernando Martinez: 2-for-4, R, 3 RBI
-> Justin Ruggiano: 2-for-4, BB, R
-> Jimmy Paredes: 2-for-5, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
-> Brad Snyder: 2-for-5, 2B
-> Landon Powell: 1-for-2, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R
-> Angel Sanchez: 1-for-3, BB, RBI, 2 R

SP Paul Clemens: 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 K (win)
RP Sergio Perez: 3.0 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 1 K
RP Jose Valdez: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K


AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 10-1 win over Frisco

-> Austin Wates: 4-for-6, HR, R, 5 RBI
-> Jose Martinez: 2-for-3, RBI, R, 2 BB
-> Chris Wallace: 2-for-4, BB, 2B, RBI, 2 R
-> Brandon Barnes: 2-for-4, BB, RBI, 2 R
-> Kody Hinze: 1-for-3, 2 BB, 2 R
-> Jonathan Singleton: 1-for-4, BB
-> Jonathan Villar: 1-for-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI
-> Jacob Goebbert: 1-for-6, 3B, R
-> Andrew Simunic: 0-for-3, 2 BB

SP Ross Seaton: 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 1 K (win)
RP Kevin Chapman: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 2 BB, 4 K
RP Josh Zeid: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K


A+ Lancaster JetHawks: 11-4 loss to Stockton

-> Ryan McCurdy: 2-for-3
-> Jonathan Meyer: 2-for-4, RBI, R
-> George Springer: 2-for-5, 2B, R
-> Adam Bailey: 1-for-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
-> Erik Castro: 1-for-5
-> Rafael Vanezuela: 1-for-5
-> Jiovanni Mier: 0-for-3, BB
-> Domingo Santana: 0-for-5, R

SP Zachary Grimmett: 6.0 IP, 6 ER, 9 H, 1 BB, 7 K (loss)
RP Patrick Urckfitz: 0.1 IP, 5 R (4 ER), 4 H, 0 BB, 1 K
RP Gabriel Garcia: 1.2 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K
RP Brad Dydalewicz: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K


A- Lexington Legends: 5-4 win over Savannah

-> John Hinson: 3-for-3, SB, solo HR
-> Andrew Muren: 3-for-5, 2B, HR, R, 2 RBI
-> Matthew Duffy: 1-for-5, HR, R, 2 RBI
-> Delino DeShields: 0-for-3, BB, SB, R
-> Emilio King: 0-for-3, BB
-> Zachary Johnson: 0-for-4, BB, R

SP Jonas Dufek: 5.0 IP, 4 R (2 ER), 4 H, 0 BB, 5 K
RP Carlos Quevedo: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K
RP Jason Chowning: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K
RP Dayan Diaz: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K (win)


Wow, what a night for Shuck. Solid night for Clemens and Paredes as well.

Well, he didn't really miss any bats, but good start from Seaton, hopefully he can build off that. Chapman just keeps rolling as well. Wates keeps raking, not that he's worth mentioning or anything...

Jonathan Meyer can't be stopped right now. During his last ten games, he's hitting .325/.325/.450, and six of them have been multi-hit games. He's not without a couple of holes still, but his defense has always been his best asset, so if he can also become a solid average, solid pop hitter as well, he could be a starter in the Majors. Springer is hitting .314 during his last eight games, but he's whiffing at an alarming rate (30 whiffs in 22 games so far). He's been quite good on the bases so far, if nothing else (6-for-6 in SB). And just an FYI, Nash hasn't played the last two games (Friday and Saturday). It could just be some time off since he was really scuffling recently after the hot start, but if he misses tonight then we may have to assume he's banged up or something.

John Hinson was our 13th pick last season, in case anyone forgot. He's a shortstop, though he played 2B with DeShields DHing tonight. He put up a decent .284/.348/.389 showing in Tri-City last year. Name to watch out of the corner of your eye maybe. Kvasnicka went 0-for-4 tonight, knocking him down to .085. He has a .262 OPS. Yes, OPS. Blah. Nitro is pitching tomorrow night if I'm not mistaken. Or, tomorrow afternoon I guess.

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  • 4/29/12
  • gilrenard
Chapman is looking very good. The trade with KC is looking better and better.
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  • 4/29/12
  • westernstr

very little there to be displeased with

Meyer is looking very promising. I just have to remind myself that it is Lancaster.

Our pitching does seem to hold some promise as well.

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  • 4/30/12
  • Ashitaka

~April 29th, 2012~


AAA Oklahoma City RedHawks: 9-4 win over Round Rock

-> J.B. Shuck: 3-for-5, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 R
-> Scott Moore: 2-for-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R
-> Mike Hessman: 2-for-4, 2 R
-> Carlos Corporan: 2-for-4, R
-> Angel Sanchez: 2-for-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI
-> Brad Snyder: 1-for-3, BB, 2 RBI
-> Justin Ruggiano: 1-for-3, BB
-> Fernando Martinez: 1-for-4, BB, R
-> Jimmy Paredes: 1-for-4, SB

SP Dallas Keuchel: 6.1 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 8 H, 1 BB, 3 K (win)
RP Xavier Cedeno: 1.2 IP, 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K
RP Enerio Del Rosario: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K


AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 10-3 loss to Frisco

-> Jonathan Villar: 1-for-2, SB
-> Andrew Simunic: 1-for-2, BB, RBI
-> Brandon Barnes: 1-for-3, RBI
-> Austin Wates: 1-for-4, 2B, R
-> Jair Fernandez: 1-for-4, R
-> Kody Hinze: 1-for-4
-> T.J. Steele: 1-for-1, solo HR (pinch-hitter)

SP Jose Cisnero: 4.0 IP, 6 ER, 11 H, 1 BB, 2 K (loss)
RP Arcenio Leon: 2.2 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 0 K
RP Jonnathan Aristil: 1.1 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 0 K


A+ Lancaster JetHawks: 5-4 win over Stockton

-> George Springer: 4-for-5, 2B, RBI, 2 R
-> Jiovanni Mier: 3-for-4, 2B, R
-> Domingo Santana: 2-for-3, 3B, SB, R, 2 BB, 2 RBI
-> Rene Garcia: 2-for-4, 2B
-> Rafael Valenzuela: 2-for-4, BB, RBI
-> Erik Castro: 1-for-4, BB
-> Enrique Hernandez: 1-for-4
-> Ben Orloff: 0-for-0, R (pinch-runner)

SP Bobby Doran: 6.0 IP, 4 ER, 10 H, 2 BB, 2 K
RP Brian Streilein: 2.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K (win)
RP Jorge De Leon: 0.2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K (save)


A- Lexington Legends: 9-3 loss to Savannah

-> Andrew Muren: 3-for-3, BB, 3B, R
-> Delino DeShields: 1-for-3, BB, SB
-> Matthew Duffy: 1-for-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
-> Alex Todd: 1-for-4, RBI
-> Jordan Scott: 0-for-3, R

SP Nicholas Tropeano: 5.2 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 1 K (loss)
RP Evan Grills: 0.1 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
RP Murilo Gouvea: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K
RP Tanner Bushue: 0.2 IP, 4 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 1 K
RP Nathan Pettus: 0.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K


Another great outing from Keuchel. I really like his chances to at least stick in a Major League bullpen. His whiff rate is much higher against LHH than RHH, so he certainly could be a LOOGY, at least, it seems.

The pitcher that beat Corpus? Yeah, Barret Loux again. Eight whiffs and one walk in six innings. ERA sits at 1.63 now. Thanks Wade. Bright side today is that that's Wates' third XBH in his last six games, and Villar is hitting .303/.324/.394 over his last nine games.

There we go, that's what we want from the boys at Lancaster, hopefully today will help jumpstart Santana and get Mier and Springer back into a groove. Doran wasn't as good today, but I'm glad at least that he didn't implode and start walking people left and right. Baby steps. Also, yes, Nash was out of the lineup again, that's three days in the row now, not listed as Disabled currently though (David Martinez and Grant Hogue are though, if anyone cares.)

Nitro not at sharp today. He had allowed just one run through five, but things fell apart in the sixth. In fairness, he had the two outs and then Grills came in, walked the bases loaded, two run single, so if he had been left in to try to clean it up, who knows, maybe he gets out of it and it's 2 ER in 6.0 IP. So he wasn't horrible or anything. Sweet <crap, Bushue's ERA is up to 18.82 now, that's...deflating. Duffy is a 3B prospect with a .293/.343/.435 line so far, so...that's something I guess.

FYI, I hadn't seen Daniel Adamson in a game in a while, and then I couldn't even find him on one of our rosters. Doing a manual search on MiLB.com pulled up his profile, and he's listed as "Status: Released" so...there you go, he's no more I guess.

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  • 4/30/12
  • Ashitaka

Hey, roster moves, just noticed them while looking for Daniel Adamson:

1. Brett Oberholtzer promoted to AAA Oklahoma City
2. Jonnathan Aristil demoted to AA Corpus Christi
3. Alex Sogard promoted to AA Corpus Christi

I'm guessing that was to square up the rosters with Lyles being called up. As you may have noticed, Brad Dydalewicz has been in Lancaster for a few days, so he's the replacement for Sogard I believe. There you go. Makes you wonder if Lyles might be sticking around the Majors for a while, or if Oberholtzer is just meant to be a temp in AAA.

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  • 4/30/12
  • westernstr
I know that Dallas does not have the profile of someone everyone falls in love with. He just seems to get it done. If he can keep up the steady progress he will look good at the back end of our rotation replacing Happ.
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  • 5/1/12
  • Ashitaka

~April 30th, 2012~


AAA Oklahoma City RedHawks: 5-0 loss to Albuquerque

-> J.B. Shuck: 2-for-4
-> Justin Ruggiano: 1-for-3, BB, 2B
-> Fernando Martinez: 1-for-4, 2B
-> Scott Moore: 1-for-4, 2B
-> Jimmy Paredes: 1-for-4
-> Brian Bixler: 1-for-4

SP Brett Oberholtzer: 5.1 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 3 K (loss)
RP Adalberto Flores: 0.2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 2 BB, 0 K
RP Juan Abreu: 2.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K


AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 9-4 loss to Frisco

-> Jordan Kreke: 1-for-3, SB, R
-> J.C. Thompson: 1-for-3
-> Kody Hinze: 1-for-4, HR, R, 3 RBI
-> Austin Wates: 0-for-2, BB, RBI, R
-> Andrew Simunic: 0-for-4, R

SP Erick Abreu: 4.0 IP, 5 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 K (loss)
RP Alex Sogard: 2.0 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 2 K
RP Josh Zeid: 1.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K
RP Jason Stoffel: 1.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K


A+ Lancaster JetHawks: Off Day


A- Lexington Legends: 10-9 loss to Savannah

-> Michael Kvasnicka: 3-for-6, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
-> Zachary Johnson: 2-for-5, 2B, RBI, R, 2 BB
-> Matthew Duffy: 2-for-6, HR, RBI, 2 R
-> John Hinson: 2-for-6, BB, RBI, R
-> James Howick: 2-for-6, R
-> Chris Epps: 2-for-6, SB
-> Jordan Scott: 1-for-3, RBI
-> Andrew Muren: 1-for-4, BB, 2B, RBI, R
-> Delino DeShields: 1-for-5, BB, 2B, R, 3 SB

SP Kyle Hallock: 3.1 IP, 8 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 3 K
RP Nathan Pettus: 1.2 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 0 K
RP Carlos Quevedo: 3.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K
RP Jason Chowning: 3.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K
RP Dayan Diaz: 1.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K (loss)


Not a great first start for Oberholtzer in AAA. One of the runs scored after he left, for what it's worth. Shuck is currently hitting .343/.397/.418 and has a 1.001 OPS in his last ten games.

Bomb for Hinze, not much else happening with Corpus tonight. Singleton had the night off, by the way.

Lexington lost in the 12th inning. But who cares? Kvasnicka! May this game jumpstart you, man. John Hinson is mildly intriguing as well, showed a decent stick in Tri-City last year, though he doesn't look to be a big power guy. Hallock has me baffled, I figured he'd be more on the Tropeano path and blaze right through the highschoolers and late-round picks in A-ball. Don't know what to think about him right now.

FYI, Lexington has tomorrow night off.

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  • 5/1/12
  • westernstr
I am convinced that there is something wrong with Oberholtzer, Hallock, and Bushue. Kids with good arms do not go totally to garbage without either a loss of mechanics or a physical problem that they are hiding. I say hiding because you have to believe that management would shut them down if they knew. Bushue is the one that really sticks out as having the issue. I do not know enough of the other two other than what I saw last year.
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  • 5/1/12
  • Ashitaka
I don't think there's anything wrong with Oberholtzer; at AA this year, his whiff rate was right in-line with his career average, and his command had been very good (1.71 BB/9). Low LOB% and high BAbip were present; his FIP of 4.15 was more than 2.5 runs lower than his ERA.
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  • 5/1/12
  • farmstros
I just posted the candidates for the Farmstros April Pitcher of the Month. If you have the time and the inclination, please add your vote to the mix. Thanks. http://www.farmstros.blogspot.com/2012/05/april-2012-pitcher-of-month-candidates.html
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  • 5/1/12
  • Ashitaka

Went with Keuchel due to tougher competition, but Folty sure is deserving, his month may have been the single most encouraging thing seen in the Minors this month.

I know he got knocked around a little bit near the end, but I think Nitro deserved a nomination as well, he was nails those first three starts, and the K's have been a welcome surprise.

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  • 5/1/12
  • farmstros
Thanks for voting. I guess I'm ignorant, but I don't know who Nitro is? Cosart, Doran??
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  • 5/1/12
  • westernstr
be that as it may, he was getting hit in Corpus and now in his first start he gets hit again.
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