Minor League Action, 4/7

After a few days of testing, I think I’m going to make a slight change. I’m only going to write the post for the day, like today, and then tomorrow instead of writing a seperate post to recap the games and one to preview that day’s games, I’ll just update the post from the day before. It will make the page look less cluttered and should be easier to find what you’re looking for if you want to go back and search a particular day’s games. So, if you’re interested to see what happened last night (4/6) just scroll down and check yesterday’s post, all the stats have been added.

Lakewood (1-1) v Greensboro (1-1): Lakewood loses 3-1.

Darren Byrd struggled a bit in his first taste of full season ball, but the offense went silent and Lakewood dropped to 1-2 on the season.

Berry: 1/4
Donald: 1/4
Cardenas: 2/4
Milner: 2/4, 1 2B, 1 R

Byrd: 4.1 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 3 K
Dubee: 1.2 IP, 0 ER, 2 H
Pfinsgraff: 2 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
Cruse: 1 IP, 3 K

Clearwater (1-1) v Dunedin (1-1): Clearwater loses 5-3

Carlos Carrasco’s A+ debut was a success, but the bullpen couldn’t hold on, with Brett Harker taking the loss.

Golson: 1/5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Harman: 0/5
Slayden: 2/4, 1 R
Marson: 1/3
F Hernandez: 1/4, 1 RBI

Carrasco: 5.2 IP,  0 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 4 K
Savage: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 K
Harker: 1.0 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Reading (2-0) v Harrisburg (0-2): Reading wins 5-3

Kyle Kendrick was solid in his double A debut, while Javon Moran continues to rake the ball in his return to the Phillies organization.

Moran: 2/4, 1 2B, 3 R
Costanzo: 1/4  (3K)

Kendrick: 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 3 K
Evangelista: 1.2 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K
De La Cruz: 1.1 IP, 1 K, SAVE

Ottawa (0-0) v Rochester (0-0): Ottawa loses 12-11
Brian Mazone v TBA

In what has to be the craziest game of the young season, Ottawa loses 12-11 after scoring 7 runs to take an 11-9 lead, only to lose by walking in the winning run.

Jaramillo: 2/4, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI

Castro: 1 IP, 1 uER, 1 H
Y Hernandez: 1 IP, 3 ER, 4 H

Some pictures…

Reading (Courtesy of Ralph Trout, via Readingphillies.com)



2 thoughts on “Minor League Action, 4/7

  1. I attended last night’s Reading game. All comments should be viewed in light of the fact that the game was played in brutal cold, making life a lot harder for the players.

    I was impressed by Kendrick. He pitched a very solid 6 innings, but was being hit a lot harder toward the end of the game. He allowed zero balls out of the infield during the first 3 innings. Although the umpire had an unusually big strike zone, Kendrick made it through the first 5 innings on only 59 pitches, 39 of them strikes. Both runs and 3 of the 5 hits he surrendered came in his final 6th inning of work. In truth, one of the hits looked like an easy GO to the first baseman. One of the outs was a liner to Costanzo. Kendrick had a very nice easy motion. His fastball ranged 88 – 92 throughout the night, although more 91 – 92 pitches in the earlier innings. His offspeed stuff was mostly 81 – 83 mph, although he threw a really nice 79 mph change with very deceptive arm speed to one hitter in the 5th inning. He didn’t have quite as good control of the off-speed stuff, likely due to the cold weather. He fielded his position very well and looked quite athletic. He snared a hot comeback liner and a hot grounder up the middle. He collected a walk as a hitter. All in all, a very impressive beginning in awful weather.

    Costanzo had a lot of problems against the lefty starter. He collected Ks in all three AB. Some questionable called strikes, but also some very unimpressive swings. A totally different hitter against the righty reliever, getting a line single on a very nice swing. Defensively, Costanzo handled everything that came to him. I remember just a routine grounder and a liner.

    Moran looked quite impressive. Single, double and two steals. Not really challenged in the field, but handled everything that came his way.

    Evangelista was the first reliever and had a great first inning, with 2 Ks and a GO. He was overmatching the hitters that inning. They got to him in second inning.

    The rest of the position players are pretty much minor league veterans. They hit well. Florence had the key triple. The first baseman Tejeda seems to have a decent bat, but I’m not as hot on his defense. He had a double and his lineout, which would have hit 2/3 way up the LF wall, was the hardest hit ball by Reading on the night.

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