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Charleston was off tonight as they are on their All-Star Break.
Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-5 with two RBI but it wasn’t enough as Scranton fell, 7-6. Nunez is now hitting .317 on the season. A right-handed bat, Nunez has posted good splits against both types of pitchers: .313/.378/.418 vs. lefties; .316/.345/.409 vs. righties. Those splits were entering tonight’s action.
26-year old catcher Rene Rivera hit a home run and drove in three in the loss. If someone actually claims Chad Moeller (hahahahahahaha), Rivera would be the next emergency catcher in line. ———————————————– Trenton:
A nice night for Trenton’s offense, as they scored 12 runs on 10 hits in a 12-7 slugfest victory.
Austin Romine hit his second home run in two days in the win. He also hit a double, drove in two runs, and drew a walk. He increased his line to .290/.355/.446 on the season. He had a two-hit night in Game 2 last night, and had three hits two games prior to that. Perhaps his slump is over.
Daniel Brewer, Austin Krum, and Jose Gil also homered for Trenton. Brewer (22) hit his 6th home run to go along with 17 doubles and two triples. He has also stolen 19-of-22. He is hitting .244 overall. Krum, who has no real power to speak of, actually homered for the second time in three games to give him three overall on the season. (.259/.356/.328). The home run was Gil’s fourth and he is hitting .218/.279/.436 in 78 at-bats as Romine’s backup.
Brandon Laird went 1-for-5 with a double and two more RBI.
On the hill, DJ Mitchell didn’t benefit from the huge run support. He only lasted 4.1 innings, allowing all seven runs (six earned) on seven hits. He walked two and struck out two as his ERA climbed to 4.91. The sinker-baller also allowed three home runs (something in the air in Trenton tonight?) to double his season output to six. Mitchell has pretty much been up and down most of the year – in his previous start, he threw seven 1-hit innings.
The bullpen did a fine job obviously – no runs on two hits in 4.2 innings. Ryan Pope pitched 1.2 of those innings, allowing both hits while allowing a walk and striking out two. —————————————– Tampa:
Graham Stoneburner only wishes he had a few of the runs Trenton tried to give to Mitchell. Stoneburner pitched six impressive innings, allowing two unearned runs on two hits while walking nobody and striking out four. However, those two unearned runs were huge as Tampa lost, 2-0. Stoneburner fell to 4-3 for Tampa with a 1.93 ERA (42 IP, 21 H, 1 HR, 11 BB, 39 K, 1.64 GB/FB). The guy is no Jack Morris, though – he just does not know how to win. He is 5-6 in two stops this year with an ERA of 2.00. Obviously, he is demoralizing his teammates at all levels and needs to stop allowing anybody to score if he wants to be a big-time winner in the big leagues.
Tampa was only able to muster three hits in this game, two of which were by Corban Joseph (.302/.368/.424). ——————————————- Not much of anything to note in the low-low minors today (Staten Island/GCL). Again, I will report on players who get off to hot starts in these leagues (and are legit prospects), but that’s about the extent of it. I’ll also follow the 2010 draft class.