Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Minors: AAA treating Kyle McPherson well, Willy Garcia hits 16th home run

The State College Spikes were the only affiliate with the day off. They were on the last day of their All-Star break. 

AAA - Indianapolis Indians (74-50) - Lost to the Rochester Red Wings 3-1. Kyle McPherson (0-1, 1.59 ERA) continued his solid start in AAA, pitching 5 1-3 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and striking out six. Jose Diaz gave up a run on three hits in 1 2-3 innings. Bryan Morris pitched a scoreless inning. Brock Holt (.333) went 2 for 4. Tony Sanchez (.226) went 2 for 4 with a double and drove in the only run for the Tribe.

AA - Altoona Curve (59-62) - Lost to the Portland Sea Dogs 13-2. Tyler Waldron (1-1, 10.29 ERA) has been the anti-McPherson in his promotion to AA. He gave up five runs on five hits in just 1 1-3 innings before being pulled. Nathan Baker struck out five in 2 2-3 innings but he also gave up six runs on six hits, three of them being home runs. Hunter Strickland gave up a run on three hits in three innings. Tim Alderson gave up a run on one hits in one inning. Adalberto Santos (.388) went 2 for 4 with a double. Matt Curry (.299) went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI.

High A - Bradenton Marauders (55-65) - Beat the Charlotte Stone Crabs 5-4. Kenn Kasparek pitched five innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and striking out four. Jason Townsend (6-2, 2.30 ERA) got the win after pitching three scoreless innings. Doug Salinas pitched a scoreless inning to earn his sixth save. Alex Dickerson (.306) went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI. Elevys Gonzalez (.227) went 2 for 4 with two doubles and three RBI.

Low A - West Virginia Power (51-70) - Lost to the Greensboro Grasshoppers 4-3. Nicholas Kingham pitched 2 2-3 innings, allowing two runs on one hits and three walks while striking out one. Rinku Singh gave up a run on two hits and struck out six batters in just 3 1-3 innings. Emmanuel De Leon (1-4, 5.58 ERA) took the loss after allowing an unearned run in two innings. He had five strikeouts of his own. Zachary Fuesser struck out two of the three batters he faced in one scoreless inning. Willy Garcia (.253) went 1 for 4 with a two run home run, his 16th of the year. Jose Osuna (.277) went 1 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Eric Avila (.277) went 2 for 4 with a double.

GCL - GCL Pirates (29-21) - Beat the GCL Yankees 9-8 in 11 innings. Dovydas Neverauskas pitched 1 1-3 innings, allowing three runs on two hits and striking out one. Aneudy Merejo pitched 2-3 of a scoreless inning. Jackson Lodge gave up two runs on six hits in four innings. David Jagoditsh pitched two scoreless innings. Luis Campos gave up two runs on two hits in 2-3 of an inning. Roberto Espinosa (5-1, 3.97 ERA) got the win after allowing one run on two hits in 2 1-3 innings. Max Moroff (.293) went 1 for 5 and drove in a run. Jonathan Schwind (.316) went 1 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Dilson Herrera (.267) went 3 for 6 with a double and two RBI. Edwin Espinal (.221) went 1 for 1 and drove in a run. Eric Wood (.295) went 1 for 5 with a double and two RBI. Harold Ramirez (.274) went 1 for 3 and drove in a run. Jorge Bishop (.188) went 1 for 2 with a double and an RBI.

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