Charleston Comeback; Austin Homers; Jack Cust; Dellin Betances is Struggling; Rob Segedin & Kyle Roller HomerMinor Leagues Report — By Tom K on April 22, 2012 6:50 pm
Down 3-0 entering the bottom of the ninth, Charleston put up a 4-spot to pull out a dramatic 4-3 victory, their 8th win in a row. They improved to 13-3 on the season.
Tyler Austin got the rally started with a solo home run, his 4th of the season. Austin dropped below .400 for the first time in quite a while, but kept his hitting streak alive.
After walks to Gary Sanchez (1-for-3, run, walk) and Casey Stevenson (2-for-3, walk, run scored; 9-for-17 on season), Cito Culver (1-for-3, run) singled to load the bases. Kelvin DeLeon struck out before backup catcher Francisco Arcia singled in a pair of runs to tie the game. Anderson Feliz (1-for-4, walk) then drew a walk before Ben Gamel hit a sacrifice fly to win the game.
Jose Campos started, going 6 innings while allowing two runs on eight hits. He walked one and struck out five as his ERA rose to 1.23 ERA (22 IP, 13 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 23 K) —————————————– Scranton:
Down 5-2 entering the seventh, Scranton put together four runs over the next two innings for a 6-5 victory.
Jack Cust doubled, homered, and drove in three in the victory. Cust is at .322/.412/458. Surprisingly enough, for a guy who is pretty much home run/walk/strikeout, this was Cust’s first home run of the season.
Jayson Nix and Steve Pearce each hit a pair of doubles for the veteran-laden lineup.
Dellin Betances started and faired pretty poorly: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 3 K as his ERA “fell” to 8.83 (17.1 IP, 20 H, 20 R, 17 ER, 17 BB, 16 K, 3 HR). Yikes.
I guess the Yankees recently signed former Met Nelson Figueroa. He tossed 2.2 scoreless innings, allowing four baserunners while not striking out a batter.
Chase Whitley earned the victory with a scoreless eighth, walking two while Kevin Whelan picked up the save with a scoreless ninth, allowing a hit while striking out one. —————————- Trenton:
Postponed —————————— Tampa:
Rob Segedin and Kyle Roller each homered to backup a decent performance by Nik Turley as Tampa defeated Dunedin, 6-4.
Segedin is now hitting .295 with three home runs in 61 at-bats. The home run for Roller was his first of the season. He is hitting only .213, which is a bit of a surprise given his success in Tampa in the second half of 2011: .265/.365/.427 in 211 at-bats.
Segedin is a third baseman, while Roller tries very hard to play first.
Eduardo Sosa had two hits, a run batted in, and a stolen base while Jose Toussen tripled, walked, and scored two runs.
Turley was cruising into the 6th inning, but ran into a wall. He finished up with this line: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 7 K. He is now 2-0 with a 1.97 ERA on the season (23.1 IP, 22 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 9 BB, 27 K)
Mark Montgomery pitched the final two innings, allowing one run on three hits while walking one and striking out two (3.24 ERA; 8.1 IP, 7 H, 0 HR, 5 BB, 12 K)