Off —————- Scranton:
Adam Warren threw five strong innings while Steve Pearce hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning to lead Scranton past Rochester, 5-2.
Warren allowed one run on six hits while walking two and striking out two as his ERA lowered to 5.26 (25.2 IP, 33 H, 15 R, 15 ER, 4 HR, 11 BB, 15 K). He has been a bit inconsistent thus far in 2012, but he does have time to work on things. He doesn’t need to be on the 40-man roster this year, so hopefully he can get 150+ innings or so at this level with no pressure of getting to the big leagues.
Chase Whitley tossed two scoreless innings of relief, allowing a hit while walking one and striking out two. In 13.2 innings for Scranton, he has allowed three runs on 10 hits while walking three and striking out 12. The Yankees seem to have a good decision fast-tracking him through the system.
Pearce, a veteran minor leaguer, is hitting .380 on the season with three home runs. He has made appearances in the major leagues in each of his last five seasons, without much success. ————— Trenton:
Rained Out ————— Tampa:
Mikey O’Brien tossed six shutout innings, as Tampa defeated Brevard County, 3-0.
O’Brien allowed two hits but did walk five to go along with five strikeouts as he improved to 3-1 with a 3.46 ERA (26 IP, 24 H, 11 R, 10 ER, 0 HR, 10 BB, 24 K, 1.27 GO/AO)
Rob Segedin (.313/.380/.500) had two hits, his fourth stolen base, and a run scored, while Jose Mojica blasted a solo home run, his first of the season.
Ramon Flores contributed two hits, including his third double, while Eduardo Sosa doubled and drove in a run.
Sean Black tossed two scoreless innings of relief, allowing a hit while walking two and striking out three. Brandon Pinder earned his first save with a scoreless ninth, striking out one.