56 thoughts on “Box Score Recap, 11 August 2011

  1. I understand that Hewitt has to have a strong August in order to stay in the organization. 13 bombs. Brownie in a little slump. Picked up an error as well. Rivero already with two errors.

  2. I know Mitch was gushing over Garner today. I wonder if hes developed a change up. Hes got a 2 pitch mix as a back end reliever for sure.

      1. which is why I think he stays a reliever. He can move much quicker through the system with 2 plus pitches. I could see him as a 2014 ETA at the latest if he pitches to his talent.

    1. Absolutely electric stuff tonight. Obviously no gun in Bowman Field but I havent seen anyone throw as hard as him this year out of the Cutters’ pen. I’d guess 93-94 but with no basis for that guess other than comparisons. Good breaking that he could throw for a get-me-over strike or bury in the dirt for a strikeout. Gave up a run but it was his own doing when a bad pickoff throw let a runner go from first to third.

      Nesseth had no command tonight and said as much. Just one of those nights. Mickey Morandini did say he’s looked fatigued coming off Tommy John and they’re probably going to limit his innings over the final month. I’m not worried about him, he’s been too consistent and it’s going to take more than one bad start for me to sour on Nesseth.

        1. I don’t think we’ll be in dire need of relievers any time soon with the guys we already have. Why not let Garner work on developing a couple average pitches to complement his fastball and curve and see if he can stick as a starter before limiting him to the pen?

    2. He needs innings. Lots of them. He should be a starter next year to see if he can develop a starter’s mix of pitches. Lots of time to make him a reliever later on.

      1. Totally agree. He has the body to be an SP. Let’s give him a lot of chances to start. I think being a fast-moving reliever is a nice fall-back to have.

  3. Two hits Pointer, that’s nice.
    Good game for Hudson. Strong appearance for Garner.
    Decent start for Pettibone. Bit high on the hits, but none for extra bases and good K/BB.
    JC Ramirez…blargh.
    Good hitting for Overbeck, decent for Galvis.

    1. I was at the pigs game and Overbeck’s 2 outs were very loud, could have easily had a 4 hit game.

  4. Bad night for the minor league teams. Pettibone does not get any run support. He is 8-10 but ERA is 3.14. Wait till Rodriguez pitches and Clearwater scores 5 or 6 runs. Aumont with a tough appearence. Just when you hear talk about a call-up for him. Nice to see Garner getting some innings. Saw on another site talk about Gillies done for regular season but plan is for him to go to AFL.

    1. kphilly……………if he gets healthy, Gillies headed for AFL and then FIL. Big ‘if’ however at this point.

  5. The bad Josh Warner showed up for the game today. Consistency has been a major problem but he’s a guy I’m watching closely in the box scores. I’d love to see a scouting report on him.

          1. Brown is not that good just been patted on the back a lot ,bad angles to the ball on defense , and if it’s not right at him he has big problems.

        1. It’s almost as though he had some strange injury known to sap a player’s power even after he had recovered from the injury.

  6. Just in case it isn’t clear, 2nd GCL game omitted. 1st game only 7 innings should have been a tip-off. Tyler Greene 2-3 with a stolen base. Could be the limit of interest for some Mediocre pitching appearances by Steven Inch, and Luis Gonzalez. Chance Chapman on Re-Hab started in GCL game.
    1st Game GCL- Numata appears first time in season. Carlos Valenzuela appears to hit for the season, up at ,329 still, will he be supplanted by some new signees before end of season? Seems they could shift a new IF(if there are any) to 1B temporarily, since they seem to have little there now. With some projected signings : T. Greene 3B, Pletsch SS, Valenzuela 2B, Walding 1B, L. Greene RF, Quinn CF, Garvey LF, Pointer can be DH. Or Pointer in CF, Quinn at 2B, and Valenzuela at DH. With those projected signings, and some working in time they could ease then in a bit, activate for the last few games of the season, then see what they have for Instructional League. Oh yeah, Catcher- new signee (who knows who) or the non-descript or Numata can bounce back.

    1. I dont gey why this is news. I mean not just you but everyone is oing vrazy over him gettin upset at balls and strikes whereas every other player does that.

      1. AT 19, he is number one ranked minor league position player by many forums. And acts un-accordingly. Maybe the most unprofessional 19-year old to EVER play pro ball drafted that high.

        1. Further—blowing kisses to pitchers after hitting HRs is not a favorite tactic to be taken in his climb to MLB.

          1. Due to the “Awaiting moderation” tag, I’ll rephrase as such:
            If I remember correctly, the pitcher called him a “f*****g f*****t” or something like that before that at bat started. His response was measured in my opinion.

            1. JoeDe…the pitcher went with the motherf***** moniker before he threw the pitch that Harper crushed. All things considered, Harper acted very accordingly and could’ve done many worse things. He is just ostracized because he is the “next big thing.”

          2. Wait to see what happens if/when he does that at the MLB level…the next pitch he gets will be in his ear…or in a teammates ear. It wont happen twice.

            1. Ditto that……then again, by then, I am sure he will have been instructed how to act as a professional by club officials.

        2. Maybe the most over watched, over criticized 19 year old to ever play pro-ball. Seriously, imagine yourself at 19. You are really good at what you do. And you have to deal with people constantly messing with you because you are better than them. How would you react at 19? Me? Not well.

      1. No he’s not a punk. Living in the hbg area he’s been widely covered since he players for the Hbg senators. Fact of the matter is that he’s immature, not surprising for a 19 year-old who’s constantly fawned over.

        Unlike previously bonus babies like Strausburg or our contributing author, mr. Schwimmer he’s more than willing to sign autographs and interact with local fans and in his interviews with local media he’s always cordial.

        Truth is that as the big fish in the pond, he’s a target of fans and opponents alike and has had only a couple of incidents that have been publicized.

  7. Former No.1 – OF – Domonic Brown (LHV-9/13/87) – (.277) 0 for 3 with a K

    Current Mid-season Top 30

    3. C – Sebastian Valle (CLW-7/24/90) – (.302) – 1 for 4
    5. OF – Domingo Santana (LWD-8/5/92) – (.267) 1 for 4 with a K
    7. RHP – Jon Pettibone (CLW-7/19/90) – (8-10, 3.14) – 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K (loss)
    9. SS – Freddy Galvis (LHV-11/14/89) – (.273) –1 for 2 with a K
    10. 3B – Maikel Franco (LWD-8/26/92) – (.161) – 0 for 4 with a K
    12. RHP – Phillippe Aumont (LHV-1/7/89) – (0-0, 3.14, 3 SV) – 0.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 0 K
    13. OF – Jiwan James (CLW-4/11/89) – (.276) – 0 for 3 with a BB, 2 K’s
    15. SS – Tyler Greene (GCL-12/1/92) – (.267) 2 for 3 with a run, SB (1)
    17. 3B – Harold Martinez, 2 RBI (WIL-5/31/90) – (.256) – 1 for 3 with a run, 2 RBI (18), BB, K
    19. C – Cameron Rupp (LWD-9/28/88) – (.278) – 1 for 3 with a BB
    20. OF – Brian Pointer (GCL-1/28/92) – (.269) – 4 for 8 with a 3B (4), 2 run, RBI (19), K
    23. 3B – Carlos Rivero (LHV-5/20/88) –(.185) 1 for 3 with a 2B (2)
    24. 1B – Matt Rizzotti (REA/12/24/85)– (.283) – 1 for 4 with an RBI (68)
    26. OF – Kyrell Hudson (WIL-16/6/90) – (.260) – 3 for 5 with 2 runs, SB (19), K
    27. OF – Aaron Altherr (WIL-1/14/91) – (.287) – 3 for 5 with a run, RBI (22), 2 K’s
    29. 2B – Cesar Hernandez (CLW-5/23/90) – (.251) – 0 for 3 with a K
    30a. 2B– Cody Asche (WIL-6/20/90) – (.200) 0 for 3 with a run, 2 BB
    30b. OF – Derrick Mitchell (REA-1/5/87)- (.266) – 0 for 2 with 2 BB, K

    Other names of interest

    1B – Cody Overbeck (LHV-6/5/86) – (.230) – 2 for 4 with a 2B (9)
    2B – Carlos Valenzuela (GCL-9/18/90) – (.328)- 1 for 3 with 2 RBI (13), K
    2B – Alejandro Villalobos (GCL/8/20/91) – (.269) 1 for with a 3B (3), run
    3B – Travis Mattair (CLW-12/21/88) – (.237) 0 for 3 with a K
    SS – Edgar Duran (LWD-2/10/91) – (.248) 0 for 4 with a K
    OF – Anthony Hewitt (LWD-4/27/89) – (.234) – 1 for 4 with a HR (13), RBI (49), 2 K’s
    OF – Miguel Alvarez (LWD-8/27/89) –(.267) – 1 for 5 with an RBI (21), K
    OF – Pedro Miranda (DSL_7/6/92) – (.299) 1 for 2 with a 3B (1), run, BB
    LHP – Ervis Manzanillo (LWD/8/25/91) – (7-6, 5.17) – 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
    RHP – JC Ramirez (REA-8/16/88) – (8-13, 4.72) – 5.1 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K (loss)
    RHP – B.J. Rosenberg (REA-9/17/85) – (4-5, 4.37) –2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2K
    RHP – Colby Shreve (CLW-1/15/88) – (0-0, 9.00) – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, BB, K
    RHP – Percival Garner (WIL-12/13/88) – (1-0, 1.69) 4 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
    RHP – Mike Nesseth (WIL-4/19/88) – (3-3, 2.36) 2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K (loss)
    RHP – Ramon Oviedo (GCL-7/24/90) – (3-1, 3.45) 3.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, BB, 3 K
    RHP – Steven Inch (GCL-2/1/91) – (0-1, 6.55) – 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, BB, 2 K

    1. James got promoted to Reading? Will be nice to see a decent prospect back in the batting order for Reading if so.

  8. It is nice to see Kyrell Hudson bounce back with a very respectable performance this season after a miserable hitting slump that consumed both his 2009 and 2010 seasons.

    1. Hudson took a big step forward this year thanks to his BB/K ratio improving past deplorable. Given his tools he now deserves to rate in the top 30.

  9. Poor Jessie Biddle…no run support all year..pitched another good game last night…he is 5-8 with a 3.11 ERA but the Phils should be happy with the 19 yr old. JRod had a good game but Clearwater bats have been silent. Altherr continues to hit well and steal bases!!

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