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

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 Trenton this season with 25 home runs. He is a 26-year old right-handed hitting outfielder who probably won’t have much of a major league

4 Hits

As another regular season reaches its conclusion, I want to thank everyone for reading! Scranton and Trenton are both on their way to the playoffs, and that should be a fun ride – especially with the influx on young talent that has raided the Trenton roster upon the end of the season down in Tampa.

Ronnier Mustelier; Corban Joseph; Matt Tracy’s Triple-A Debut; Zoilo Almonte; Tyler Austin’s Double-A Debut; Vidal Nuno; Tom Kahnle’s Double-A Debut; Dante Bichette; Brett Gerritste; Pete O’Brien; Andrew Benak

Scranton: Defeated Pawtucket, 6-2. *Ronnier Mustelier: *3-for-4,RBI, RS – .303/.359/.455; 18-for-39 stretch. Yet, we have Jayson NIx, Steve Pearce, etc. chewing up at-bats in the big leagues right now. *Corban Joseph: *2-for-5, 2B (25), 2 RBI, RS – .267/.368/.478 for Scranton; .277/.377/.468 in 408 AB overall with 29 doubles, 15 home runs, and 62 runs

Chase Whitley; Adonis Garcia; Mark Montgomery; Robert Refsnyder; Claudio Vargas; Greg Bird; Evan Rutckyj

Scranton: Lost to Pawtucket, 2-0. *Corban Joseph: *1-for-4, 2B (24) – .265/.367/.476 *Chase Whitley: *4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (3.25 ERA; 80.1 IP, 61 H, 30 R, 29 ER, 7 HR, 25 BB, 66 K) – Second start of the season for Whitley. Start probably made out of necessity. Regardless,

Ronnier Mustelier/Melky Mesa or Jayson Nix?; Luke Murton; Brett Marshall; Gary Sanchez; Tyler Austin; Ramon Flores; Cito Culver; Corey Black; Pete O’Brein; Matt Duran

Alex Rodriguez (0-for-3) and David Aardsma (1 scoreless inning) each made a rehab appearance in Tampa tonight. Aardsma is probably just getting some work in to prepare for 2013, I would imagine. ———————— Scranton; Defeated Pawtucket, 4-3. *Ronnier Mustelier: *4-for-4, 2B (21) – OK, we are short on players at the major league level. We

Ronnier Mustelier; Eduardo Nunez; Austin Romine; Addison Maruszak; Zoilo Almonte; Ramon Flores; Tyler Austin; Jose Ramirez; Brett Gerritse; Taylor Dugas; Isaias Tejada

Scranton: Defeated Lehigh Valley, 5-0. As I always like to say, I don’t like it when I see a shutout…only to find out that the pitcher was a non-prospect or retread. In this case, it was John Maine who tossed seven shutout innings. *Ronnier Mustelier: *2-for-4, HR (10), RBI, RS – He isn’t on the

Awesome; Ben Gamel; Robert Refsnyder; Bryan Mitchell; Pete O’Brien; Matt Duran; Angel Rincon

Scranton: Lost to Lehigh Valley, 5-2. *Melky Mesa: *0-for-2, 2 BB, SB (5) – I guess he does do more than strikeout and hit extra-base hits. Combined between Trenton/Scranton, he has put up a .265/.328/.475 line with 21 HR and 22 stolen bases in 25 attempts. He has struck out 113 times *Ronnier Mustelier: *1-for-4

David Adams; Adonis Garcia; Vidal Nuno; Tyler Austin; Kyle Roller; Matt Tracy; Matt Duran

Scranton: Rare Tuesday off for Scranton. ————————– Trenton: Defeated New Britain, 7-4. *David Adams: *2-for-3, 2B (23), HR (8), RBI, 2 BB, RS – Now hitting .315 on the season. This has been a remarkable season for Adams, who has put himself right back on the map. *Adonis Garcia: *2-for-5, 2 HR (4), 3 RBI,

Austin Romine; Melky Mesa; Adam Warren; Preston Claiborne; Chase Whitley; Matt Duran; Daniel Lopez; Evan Rutckyj

Scranton: Defeated Lehigh Valley, 5-4, in 13 innings. *Austin Romine: *3-for-7, HR (2), RBI, RS – .267/.333/.444 in 45 AB *Melky Mesa: *1-for-6, HR (7), RBI, RS – .231/.266/.519 – He has really been all or nothing since promotion. *Ronnier Mustelier: *2-for-5, RBI, RS, 2 BB – .287/.347/.437 *Kevin Russo: *2-for-4, 2B (21), RBI, RS,

Melky Mesa; Adonis Garcia; Rob Segedin; Brett Marshall; Mark Montgomery; Cito Culver; Dante Bichette; Greg Bird

Scranton: Defeated Lehigh Valley, 6-2. *Melky Mesa: *1-for-3, 3B (1), 2 RBI, RS, 2 BB, SB (4) – Hitting .235/.272/.510 for Scranton thanks to 14 of his 23 hits going for extra bases. Has 21 steals in 24 attempts between Trenton/Scranton. *Brandon Laird: *2-for-5, 2 RBI, RS – .254/.307/.414 with 77 runs batted in. Should

Eduardo Nunez; Chase Whitley; David Adams; Gary Sanchez; Ramon Flores; Zach Nuding; Nick Goody Promoted to Tampa; Corey Black; Greg Bird Flies into Staten Island

Scranton: Lost to Lehigh Valley, 9-5. *Austin Romine: *1-for-2, 2 RBI, 2 BB – 9-for-38 with Scranton *Eduardo Nunez: *3-for-5, RBI, RS – Has five multi-hit games (four of which are 3-hit games) in last eight starts. *Corban Joseph: *1-for-3, 2 RS, 2 BB – Maybe lost in his power surge is the 50 walks

Corban Joseph; Luke Murton; JR Murphy; Mikey O’Brien; Ramon Flores; Gary Sanchez; Tyler Austin; Slade Heathcott; Jose Ramirez; Ali Castillo; Cesar Vargas

Scranton: Defeated Buffalo, 6-4. *Corban Joseph: *3-for-5, 2 2B (23), HR (13), 3 RBI, RS – Seriously, if they don’t deal him, what are they going to do with him? He is surging through this level. *Eduardo Nunez: *2-for-5, 2B (4), RS *Ronnier Mustelier: *2-for-4, RS – Average down to .284 for Scranton due to

Robert Refsnyder’s Huge Night; Melky Mesa; Zoilo Almonte; Vidal Nuno; Mark Montgomery; Slade Heathcott; Ramon Flores; Tom Kahnle; Ben Gamel; Pete O’Brien Hits Another; Andrew Benak

Scranton: Defeated Buffalo, 4-3. *Melky Mesa: *2-for-5, 2B (7), HR (6), RBI, RS – HR was game-winning blast in top of the 11th inning. Now has 13 XBH in 87 at-bats since joining the squad. 1 HR from 20/20 club, when you combine with Trenton numbers. *Chris Dickerson: *2-for-4, 2 RS, 2 BB, SB (16)

Adam Warren; Dellin Betances; David Adams; Slade Heathcott; Tyler Austin; Taylor Dugas; Evan Rutckyj

Scranton: Defeated Buffalo, 2-1. In the “I wish my Dad taught me how to throw left-handed” department, CJ Nitkowski at 39 years of age is pitching for Buffalo this year. He hasn’t been in the majors since 2005. He was one (of many) left-handers the Yankees tried to force into a left-handed reliever role during

Eduardo Nunez; Preston Claiborne; Brett Marshall; Saxon Butler; Nick Goody; Ravel Santana

Scranton: Defeated Buffalo and future HOF’er Zack Wheeler, 4-2. *Eduardo Nunez: *3-for-4, RS, 2 SB (12) – 5 SB in last two games; second consecutive 3-hit game. *Corban Joseph: *1-for-3, RBI, 2 RS, BB – .264/.365/.479 *Brandon Laird: *0-for-3, 2 RBI – Productive outs! Productive Outs! *Chris Dickerson: *2-for-4, 2B (20), RS *Preston Claiborne: *1.2