Jul 262012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-3 @ Rochester,
11:05 a.m.
Lannan (6-9, 4.89) or
Bibens-Dirkx (0-2, 3.79)
vs. TBD
Harrisburg Lost, 8-3 @ Trenton,
7:05 p.m.
Rosenbaum (7-7, 3.62) vs.
O’Brien (4-3, 4.52)
Potomac Lost, 3-1 @ Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Karns (6-2, 1.88) vs.
Northcraft (8-7, 4.12)
Hagerstown Lost, 10-3 vs. Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Jordan (0-0, 6.75) vs.
Rivas (1-0, 5.02)
Auburn Won, 8-7 vs. Vermont,
7:05 p.m.
Lee (1-0, 2.36) vs.
Avila (0-3, 4.41)
GCL Nationals Lost, 5-4 @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
Vasquez (1-5, 3.29) vs.
TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 5-3 vs. DSL Yankees1,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Rochester 5 Syracuse 3
• Duke (L, 11-5) 7IP, 10H, 5R, 4ER, 0BB, 3K
• Lehman 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Teahen 3-4, R, HR, RBI
• Rivero 2-4, R
• Carroll, Valdez – OF assist at HP

A four-run 4th would be the difference as the Red Wings clipped the Chiefs, 5-3. Zach Duke lost for the second time in three starts since the All-Star break, giving up all five Rochester runs on 10 hits and no walks over seven innings. Mark Teahen homered while going 3-for-4 to lead the Syracuse offense, which included rehabbers Jayson Werth (0-3, 2BB) and Chad Tracy (0-3, BB) while OFs Brett Carroll and Jesus Valdez both gunned down a runner at the plate to shine on defense.

New Hampshire 8 Harrisburg 3
• Demny (L, 6-6) 5IP, 6H, 5R, 4ER, 5BB, 2K, 2HBP
• Nelo 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Rahl 2-4, R, 2B, RBI, SB(25)
• Goodwin 1-5, R, HR, RBI

Brian Goodwin homered for the second straight game, but Harrisburg dropped the rubber game of the series with an 8-3 loss to New Hampshire. Starter Paul Demny rolled three double plays but the five walks, two hit batsmen, and six hits led to five runs in his five innings pitched. Chris Rahl singled, doubled, stole a base, scored a run, and drove in a run to lead the Sens offense. After a 2-5 homestand, Harrisburg heads across PA and into NJ for a five-game set against the Trenton Thunder.

Lynchburg 3 Potomac 1
• Meyer 6IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 5K
• Barthmaier (L, 0-1) 2IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K
• Taylor 1-3, R, SB
• Souza 1-3, BB, SB

The Hillcats broke through with two in the last of 8th to win this pitcher’s duel, 3-1. Alex Meyer kept his ERA perfect, allowing just an unearned run on two hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out five. Both teams managed just six hits, but four of them came against losing pitcher Jimmy Barthmaier, who pitched the last two frames and suffered the loss. Michael Taylor singled, walked, stole a base, and scored the sole Potomac run.

Lakewood 10 Hagerstown 3
• Hansen (L, 2-2) 4⅓ IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, 5BB, 4K, HR
• Burns 2-4, R, RBI
• Skole 1-3, BB, RBI

Two crooked numbers in the middle innings by Lakewood broke open a 2-2 game as Hagerstown would go on to lose this one, 10-3. The three Suns pitchers all struggled with their control, combining for nine walks, four wild pitches, and two hit batsmen. Bobby Hansen Jr. was charged with the loss, giving up the first four runs (three earned) on seven hits and five walks over four and 1/3rd innings. He also struck out four. The Suns were held to seven hits total, with Billy Burns and Matt Skole both reaching base twice and combining for three hits and two RBI.

Auburn 8 Vermont 7
• Fischer 4+ IP, 7H, 5R, 3ER, 2BB, K
• Davis 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Waterman (W, 2-0) 1IP, 1H, R, ER, BB, K
• Norfork 4-5, 3R, 2B, RBI
• Manuel 2-4, R, BB
• McQuillan 2-5, 2R, BB, HR, 3RBI

Mike McQuillan’s first professional home run was made even more memorable as the two-run shot in the 10th was a walkoff that turned a 7-6 loss into an 8-7 win for Auburn. The see-saw affair started with the Doubledays building a 5-0 lead after three, only to see the Lake Monsters roar back with five in the 5th to tie it. Starter David Fischer was charged with all five of those runs when he failed to retire any of the five batter he faced in the fifth, giving up seven hits and two walks total over four-plus innings. Eliot Waterman got the win despite giving up the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th. Khayyan Norfork led the hit column with a 4-for-5 night, scoring three runs and driving in one. Roster move: 3B Anthony Rendon transferred from the GCL (rehab). Auburn Citizen beat writer Ben Meyer has the story.

GCL Cardinals 5 GCL Nationals 4
• Selsor 4IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 2K
• Mudron (L, 0-1) 4IP, H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• D. Eusebio 3-4, R
• Lippincott 3-4, R, 2B, RBI

A hit batsman, steal and a single in the 6th proved to be the game-winning sequence as the G-Cards edged the G-Nats, 5-4. Casey Selsor got the start and went four innings, but was touched for four runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk while striking out two. Mike Mudron suffered the loss with the aforementioned sequence in four innings. Diomedes Eusebio and Bryan Lippincott both went 3-for-4 on the afternoon. Roster move: RHP Wilson Eusebio assigned from Hagerstown (rehab).

DSL Yankees1 5 DSL Nationals 3
• Silvestre (L, 3-3) 4IP, 5H, 4R, 3ER, 3BB, 3K
• Ramirez 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K, 2-0 IR-S
• Novas 3-4, 2-2B, RBI
• De Los Santos 2-4, R

The DSL Nationals rallied for three in the 8th, but it was too little, too late as the DSL Yankees1 held on to beat them, 5-3. Hector Silvestre took the loss with four runs allowed on five hits and three walks over four innings while striking out three. Randy Novas doubled twice while going 3-for-4 with an RBI to lead the D-Nat offense.

  16 Responses to “Thursday’s News & Notes”

  1. Thanks for the link on Renden, good stuff. Certainly more info than the F.O. would ever release.

    Glad to see Goodwin making a good adjustment; a lot of us seamheads were a bit concerned he might be ‘Rhineharted’.
    His 0-fer beginning were a given; he seeing pitches he’s never seen before. Terrific news so far.

  2. Goodwin has a lot to learn about playing cf. His routes and breaks on the ball aren’t very good. If you watch him a lot you won’t be as impressed as you would expect. Tough to learn how to play at this level.

    • You have to figure he has at least 12-18 months there to learn the position. I’m confident of the Nats development people.

      • They should have let him go to high A for the rest of this year as an important step in his development both in the field and at the plate.

      • The Nat’s development people have been amazing. The quality of the young guys coming up to DC and what smart ballplayers they are is a real change from the Dukes, Milledge, FLopez days.

  3. Luke… question on a guy like Rahl.

    Is he paid more than your average AA guy? I know he’s an organizational soldier… but he’s a pretty solid player for that level… I was wondering if guys like him, and others, that kind of get stuck in the minors often end up getting larger minor league deals than a lot of the other guys they play with?

    • From everything I’ve read, seen, or been told, yes — but not substantially more. The (relatively) big bucks don’t come until a player ensconces himself at AAA, and even then, it’s still a pittance compared to the majors. That’s why getting put on the 40-man is such a big deal for these guys.

    • I am an intern for a Sports Agency, I can answer this, or atleast add to what Luke said, yes, guys like Rahl do get paid more. An average minor leaguer (atleast 10th round and beyond) make anywhere from 800-1,500 a month, (we’ll just say 1,000 for all purposes) when a player becomes a 6 year minor league free agent, especially one with Rahl’s talent level (even though he is an OS) a good agent will help Rahl get a nice bonus, so instead of 1,000 a month, he may get anywhere from 3,000 to 6,000 a month. A nice substantial raise when you think about it. That is why many players who aren’t top prospects look forward to their first opportunity at free agent status.

  4. Older players who sign as minor league free agents are paid differently. They can negotiate and receive whatever salary they can get. While it is more than the average player it is nowhere close to even the MLB minimum.

  5. AAA is not 60k. Players not signed as free agents make roughly 2,200 a month but only for the months they play. That is 5 months at $2,200 or $11,000. a year. They still pay clubhouse dues out of that every week, buy their own bats($75. Each), and all the normal expenses of gas, rent, and food. Also their contracts are not guaranteed and they can be released at any time and with no severance.

  6. Ps. Minor leaguers don’t get paid in Spring Training . They get a housing allowance equal to roughly half a double room at a local moderate hotel/motel!

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