Anderson Feliz; Dellin Betances Effectively (?) Wild; Brandon Laird; Ronnier Mustelier; Cody Johnson; Rob SegedinMinor Leagues Report — By Tom K on May 3, 2012 10:01 pm
One of the things this team has shown is the ability to score runs even when they aren’t hitting for much power.
Down 4-3 entering the bottom of the 10th inning, the Riverdogs promptly scored a pair of runs to overtake Lakewood, 5-4.
Anderson Feliz, who won the game with an infield single, went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs batted in, a run scored, and two stolen bases (6) to lead the way.
Tyler Austin drew a pair of walks (would you pitch to him right now) and scored a run to aid in the victory.
Cito Culver is on the temporary inactive list following the death of his grandfather.
William Oliver started, tossing five shutout innings. He allowed five hits, walked one and struck out three. ——————– Scranton:
Dellin Betances had a very interesting night, as Scranton fell to Rochester, 4-3.
Betances allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits over six innings. Somehow, he avoided more damage despite walking six to go along with his two strikeouts. He now has a 6.35 ERA on the season (28.1 IP, 28 H, 24 R, 20 ER, 27 BB, 21 K). They say a WHIP around 1.00 is outstanding – how about a WHIP around 2.00? Yikes.
Brandon Laird went 2-for-4 with a home run (2) and all three runs batted in in the loss. He has his line up to .267/.330/.407 thanks to a 12-for-34 stretch. ——————— Trenton:
A slugfest tonight for the Thunder as they got by Portland, 9-7. Tied 7-7 going into the Top of the 9th, Ronnier Mustelier and Cody Johnson hit back-to-back home runs to give them the win.
Mustelier drove in three runs. The home run was his 4th of the year – more impressively, it was the third consecutive game in which he has hit a home run. He is hitting .337/.394/.561.
Cody Johnson added a double and a run scored. The home run was his sixth of the year. He has 12 walks in 22 games – and that is important, because he strikes out a TON. His best bet to ever make a contribution in the big leagues would be as a three outcomes type of player.
Kevin Mahoney added three hits, two runs scored, a run batted in, and a walk to the boxscore. Abraham Almonte went 1-for-4 with a walk, run scored, and his 8th stolen base of the season.
Ryan Flannery worked a hitless ninth, walking one while striking out one, to earn the save. (1.32 ERA; 13.2 IP, 12 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 HR, 5 BB, 10 K) ————————– Tampa:
Tampa came out swinging tonight as well – unfortunately for them, Brevard County swung much harder as they crushed Tampa, 12-6.
Rob Segedin had two hits and a run batted in, while Eduardo Sosa singled, drove in a run, and drew a walk. Neil Medchill added a triple and two runs batted in, while JR Murphy singled, walked, and scored a run.
Shane Greene started, lasting five innings while giving up four runs on four hits. He walked three and struck out seven (4.20 ERA; 30 IP, 22 H, 15 R, 14 ER, 1 HR, 16 BB, 27 K)