More Francisco Arcia; Ronnier Mustelier Continues to Hit; Adam Warren Struggles; Cody Johnson; Corban JosephMinor Leagues Report — By Tom K on May 19, 2012 9:47 pm
The Francisco Arcia Show continues rolling.
Arcia hit a game-winning two-run home run in the eighth inning as Charleston defeated Rome, 7-6. He also singled in a run earlier in the game.
Arcia is now 21-for-46 with 10 extra base hits and 22 runs batted in.
Dante Bichette doubled, scored a run, and drew a walk while Gary Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a double (13) and a run scored.
Tyler Austin had one hit – which of course went for extra bases (his 12th double) – and a run batted in. Ben Gamel had an 0-for-2 night, but did walk twice. ————————– Scranton:
Ronnier Mustelier continues to rake, going 3-for-5 with two doubles and three runs scored as Scranton outslugged Columbus, 8-6. They used a three-run top of the ninth to steal the win.
Jack Cust had two hits, including his 4th home run, while Brandon Laird doubled, drove in two, and scored two runs.
Mustelier is now 19-for-55 since joining Scranton, after putting up a .353/.412/.598 line in 102 at-bats for Trenton. It may not be long before his name is summoned at this rate.
Francisco Cervelli had two hits and two runs batted in.
Adam Warren struggled a bit, but was able to fight his way through six innings. He allowed five runs on eight hits, while walking one and striking out seven. He had a nice GO/AO ratio, but also gave up a pair of home runs. He now has a 4.98 ERA on the season (43.1 IP, 56 H, 24 R, 24 ER, 7 HR, 15 BB, 32 K). The home run ball has been a bit of an issue thus far.
Chase Whitley improved to 5-2, though he did give up a run in his lone inning of work. He has a 3.32 ERA in 21.2 innings for Scranton, with a 19/8 K-BB ratio. —————————— Trenton:
Cody Johnson doubled twice and drove in a pair as Trenton squeaked by New Hampshire, 3-1.
Corban Joseph had three hits and a run scored in the victory, while Daniel Brewer doubled in a run. Brewer has battled injuries through the years – and it is unfortunate, as he would probably be ready to contribute in the majors in a reserve role right now if he was able to stay healthy. In his last full season (2010 in Trenton), he hit .270/.346/.407 with 29 steals in 39 tries.
The Yankees continue to rotate Joseph and Adams at second and designated hitter, so it appears second base is where they want them to stay. Or perhaps they are doing it to boost trade value. Abraham Almonte added a single, run scored, and a walk to the boxscore.
Adam Miller, who used to be a big prospect for Cleveland, started, throwing 4.1 scoreless innings while allowing four hits and striking out one. Preston Claiborne earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief, allowing a walk while striking out one (3.91 ERA; 25.1 IP, 24 H, 16 R, 11 ER, 1 HR, 15 BB, 29 K)
Ryan Flannery earned the save with a scoreless ninth, allowing a hit while striking out one. He now has a 0.89 ERA. ——————————————— Tampa:
A lackluster effort tonight in a 5-1 loss to Charlotte. Tampa is now 17-25 on the season.
Ramon Flores went 2-for-4 with a double (8) and a run scored. He is at .252/.324/.319, though he has been picking up the pace a bit in May (.292/.373/.403 in 72 at-bats)
Rob Segedin singled in the only run of the game for Tampa.
Matt Tracy made his second start of the season, lasting 4.2 innings while giving up two runs (one earned) on six hits. He walked two and struck out three.