Scranton & Trenton Lose; Ramon Flores Goes Yard Again; Luke Murton

Minor Leagues Report — By Tom K on September 5, 2012 10:28 pm

Some notes from tonight’s playoff action:

*Luke Murton *was promoted from Trenton to Scranton for the playoffs and promptly hit a home run in his Triple-A debut. Murton hit .249/.327/.464 with Trentonthisseason with 25 home runs. He is a 26-year old right-handed hitting outfielder who probably won’t have much of a major league career.

*Corban Joseph *doubled, scored a run, and drove in a run in Scranton’s loss. *Melky Mesa *added a double, while *Austin Romine *walked and scored a run.

*Chase Whitley *worked 2.1 scoreless innings of relief, allowed two hits while walking one and striking out three. I think Whitley’s ability to throw multiple innings out of the pen can be a very useful tool for the major league club.

In Trenton:

*Ramon Flores *was promoted on the last day of the season, and homered that very day.

Now, in the first game of the playoffs, he homered again. Flores finished at .303/.370/.425 on the season.

*David Adams *added a double, but also struckoutthree times.

*Brett Marshall *tossed seven innings, allowing four runs on six hits with a walk and four strikeouts. He also allowed three home runs, which is why sometimes GO/AO rates can be a bit deceptive – yes, Marshall recorded 11 groundouts to two flyouts – but three fly balls went over the fence! Marshall may have tired a tad down the stretch (he threw 158.1 innings this year, after throwing 140.1 last year)

*Mark Montgomery *tossed a hitless inning, allowing a hit while striking out two. While playoff stats do not count towards regular season stats, it still should be noted that with the two strikeouts, Montgomery broke the 100 barrier (101). He has tossed 65.1 innings.

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