Daily Farm Report: Kelly rehabs, Kaminsky stellar again, and Johnson City puts up another crooked number

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Affiliates go 3-3 on the day with the low minors carrying the upper levels yet again.

Memphis 5 New Orleans 2

Notables:
  • Greg Garcia (2B): 3-4, RBI, K
  • Randal Grichuk (RF): 2-4, R, RBI, K, SB (4)
  • Stephen Piscotty (PH): 0-1
  • Xavier Scruggs (1B): 1-4, R, K
  • Thomas Pham (CF): 2-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI, K
  • Pete Kozma (SS): 1-4
  • Joe Kelly (SP): 4.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Jorge Rondon (RP): 1 IP, 2 H, 2 K
Notes:
  • Tommy Pham continues to hit, hit, hit. .367/.394/.567 in his last 10 games and .320/.376/.521 on the year. No word if he's been discussing his swing with anyone we might know, but whatever he's doing, it's working. Perhaps he's finally going to stay healthy enough to get a chance to display his talents over a full season.
  • Kelly was solid in his 4+ innings of work, but it took him 72 pitches to record 13 outs. Soooooo...he's still Joe Kelly, basically.
  • Greg Garcia dropped down in the order after scuffling at the top the last couple of weeks and responded with a 3 hit night. Whatever Tommy Pham is doing, Garcia could certainly benefit from it. Maybe even voodoo, if it comes to that. Anything to get Daniel Descalso a ticket out of town.

San Antonio 2 Springfield 1

Notables:
  • Rafael Ortega (CF): 1-5, 2 K, SB(10)
  • Breyvic Valera (2B): 3-3, RBI, BB
  • Jonathan Rodriguez (1B): 2-5, K
  • Starlin Rodriguez (RF): 0-3, BB, K
  • Patrick Wisdom (3B): 1-4, R, 3B
  • Sam Gaviglio (SP): 7 IP, 6 H, ER, 4 K, HR
  • Christopher Thomas (RP): 0.1, H
Notes:
  • Gaviglio mixes in a solid start like this one for every three times he gets shelled. Command is a real issue for him, especially as it relates to where he throws the ball in the strike zone -- when his command is poor, he gets hammered all over the ballpark.
  • Breyvic Valera has been slow to acclimate to the Texas League: This was his first multi-hit game after having nearly two dozen of them in the Florida State League in the first 10 weeks of the season. Mr. Consistent has reached safely in 8 of his 10 games in AA however, and has a .361 OBP to show for his effort

Brandenton 3 Palm Beach 1 (Suspended after 4.5 innings)

Notables:
  • Charlie Tilson (CF): 0-1, R, BB
  • Bruce Caldwell (DH): 0-2, K
  • Luke Voit (1B): 0-2
  • Anthony Garcia (LF): 0-2
  • Mason Katz (2B): 0-2
  • Joe Cuda (SP): 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, K
Notes:

  • Game was suspended after Cesar Valera singled with 2 outs in the bottom of the 5th inning and the game will be completed on 8/22/2014.
  • Mason Katz has homered twice, but is hitting just .154 since his promotion from Peoria.

Burlington 2 Peoria 1

Notables:
  • CJ McElroy (CF): 2-4, R, K, SB (22)
  • Justin Ringo (PH): 0-1
  • Steve Bean (C): 1-4, RBI
  • Vaughn Bryan (RF): 0-3, K
  • Kenny Peoples-Walls (LF): 0-4, K
  • Juan Herrera (DH): 1-2, 2B, 2 BB, K
  • Rob Kaminsky (SP): 6.1 IP, 3 H, ER, 4 BB, K
  • Zach Loraine (RP): 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 K
Notes:
  • Another Rob Kaminsky start, another no decision because his team can't score any runs to back him up. The New Jersey native struggled with his command last night, issuing more walks in this start than in the entire month of June and striking out just one batter. Only 3 hits though, a good indication that Kaminsky's stuff is just too overpowering for most of the hitters in the Midwest League.

State College 5 Jamestown 2

Notables:
  • Darren Seferina (SS): 1-4, 3 K, CS
  • Danny Diekroeger (2B): 2-4, R, 3B
  • Jake Stone (DH): 2-4, R, RBI,
  • Alex De Leon (1B): 0-4
  • Rowan Wick (RF): 1-4, RBI, SB
  • Brian O'Keefe (C): 1-2, R, HR, 2 RBI
  • Will Anderson (SP): 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
  • Kyle Grana (RP): 1 IP, 1 K
Notes:
  • Rowan Wick Dinger Watch: None
  • ...but he did single and steal a base, working on developing into a five tool player since homers every night have now become boring.
  • That's two straight starts that Will Anderson has pitched into the 7th inning allowing 2 or fewer runs. Seems like he could get a promotion soon given his age and his dominance of the Penn League thus far.  If he has another start the mirrors the first two, I'd guess he's destined for Peoria.

Johnson City 16 Elizabethton 7


Notables:
  • Oscar Mercado (SS): 0-5, 3 K, Fielding Error (10)
  • Casey Turgeon (2B): 4-6, 2 R, 2 RBI
  • Casey Grayson (DH): 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB
  • Chris Rivera (3B): 2-4, 4 R, BB, K
  • Jesus Ustariz (1B): 4-5, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI
  • Jose Godoy (C): 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB
  • Cole Lankford (LF): 4-5, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI
  • Matt Pearce (SP): 5 IP, 3 H, BB, 5 K
Notes:
  • The Cardinals scored 12 runs in a first inning explosion of offense that sent 18 hitters to the plate. In 16 games so far, Johnson City has scored 5+ runs in 9 of them, and 6 of those have resulted in double digit totals. Heck of a way to start the year offensively, and they don't even have Rowan Wick.
  • Armed with a 12 run lead, starter Matt Pearce was excellent in his five innings of work, surrendering just 3 hits against a lineup featuring 4 players hitting .350 or better coming into the contest.
  • The bullpen: Not so good, allowing all 7 Twin runs in just 4 innings of work.
  • Mercado was the only Johnson City starter not to have at least one hit and was just one of two Cardinals not to drive in a run (the other was Chris Rivera, who scored 4 runs).

Probables:

Memphis: TBD

Springfield: Mayers

State College: Perez

Johnson City: DeLorenzo

GCL Cardinals: Ronnie Williams



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