Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Minor: Stellar debut in AA for Jameson Taillon, Eric Avila hits a grand slam

Transactions: Kyle McPherson and Justin Wilson were both optioned back to AAA after combining for three scoreless innings in each of their Major League debuts on Monday. Chad Qualls was removed from the bereavement list. Daniel McCutchen was recalled from AAA Indianapolis and ended up serving up the game losing home run in the tenth inning of Tuesday night's game. Jason Townsend was promoted from High A Bradenton to AA Altoona after Kris Harvey was placed on the disabled list. Emmanuel De Leon was promoted from Low A West Virginia to High A Bradenton. Pat Ludwig and Alex Fuselier were promoted from State College to Low A West Virginia. Junior Sosa was placed on West Virginia's disabled list.

AAA - Indianapolis Indians (78-53) - Beat the Syracuse Chiefs 2-1. Rick VandenHurk (12-4, 3.04 ERA) pitched 7 1-3 innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits and striking out eight. Evan Meek pitched the rest of the eighth inning and Tim Wood struck out two in the ninth for his 20th save. Chase d'Arnaud (.225) went 1 for 4 with a two run home run, his fourth of the year. Alex Presley (.297) and Tony Sanchez (.211) went 2 for 3.

AA - Altoona Curve (61-67) - Beat the Trenton Thunder 5-0. Jameson Taillon (1-0, 0.00 ERA) was excellent in his AA debut, pitching five scoreless innings, scattering just four hits and striking out six. Hunter Strickland struck out three in three scoreless innings. Victor Black pitched a scoreless ninth. Adalberto Santos (.361) went 1 for 5 and drove in a run. Ramon Cabrera (.269) went 3 for 5. Andrew Lambo (.275) went 2 for 5. Matt Curry (.292) went 2 for 5 with a double and three RBI. Oscar Tejeda (.254) went 1 for 4 and drove in a run. Quincy Latimore (.247) went 2 for 4 with a double.

High A - Bradenton Marauders (57-69) - Lost to the Fort Myers Miracle 3-2. Casey Sadler pitched five innings, allowing one run on three hits and striking out two. Quinton Miller allowed a run on two hits in two innings. Zach Foster (1-6, 5.43 ERA) took the loss after giving up a run on three hits in one inning. Mel Rojas (.250) went 1 for 3 with a solo home run, his fifth of the year. Alex Dickerson (.303) went 2 for 3 with a double. Elevys Gonzalez (.211) went 1 for 3 and drove in a run.

Low A - West Virginia Power (55-73) - Lost to the Charleston RiverDogs 5-4. Robby Rowland (8-4, 3.48 ERA) pitched six innings, allowing four runs on six hits and striking out a season high eight batters. Porfirio Lopez gave up a run on one hit in two innings. Ludwig struck out two in one scoreless inning. Alen Hanson (.314) went 2 for 4. Eric Avila (.290) went 1 for 4 with a grand slam, his ninth home run of the year. Willy Garcia (.252) went 2 for 4 with a double.

SS - State College Spikes (29-32) - Lost to the Auburn Doubledays 3-1. Joely Rodriguez (3-2, 3.32 ERA) pitched five innings, allowing three runs on six hits and striking out six. Lance Breedlove pitched three scoreless innings. Samuel Gonzalez (.211) went 1 for 4 and drove in the only run for the Spikes.

GCL - GCL Pirates (34-22) - Lost to the GCL Braves 6-2 in a rain shortened game. Colten Brewer (1-3, 3.24 ERA) pitched three innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits. Aneudy Merejo struck out four but he also allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits in three innings. Yhonatan Herrand pitched a scoreless inning. Wyatt Mathisen (.310) went 1 for 3 and drove in a run. Jin-De Jhang (.319) went 2 for 3 and drove in a run. Edwin Espinal (.250) went 2 for 3.

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