Minors Recap, 4/29

Scranton defeats Lehigh Valley, 7-0

  • Alfredo Aceves got the start, and the Mexican Gangster was just that, giving up just 3 hits and a walk in 8 scoreless, and striking out 6.
  • Steven Jackson, recently demoted from the bigs, gave up 2 hits in a scoreless inning of work.
  • Shelley Duncan was 1 for 3 with his 7th homer of the year and a walk.  He’s hitting .370 on the year, and a little part of me keeps wondering if he could hit major league pitching if given enough play time.
  • Juan Miranda was 1 for 4.
  • Austin Jackson was 1 for 3 with a walk, and is hitting .356.
  • Eric Duncan, at 3rd again, was 2 for 4, raising his average to .313 on the season.

Trenton falls to Connecticut, 3-2

  • Zach McAllister struggled a little by his standards, giving up 3 runs (2 earned on 5 hits and an uncharacteristic 4 walks in 4 innings, while striking out 5.  According to Mike Ashmore, McAllister was not pulled after 4 innings because he was hurt, but rather, because he was “ineffective and inefficient.”
  • Reegie Corona was 1 for 3 with a walk.
  • Marcos Vechionacci was 2 for 4.
  • Colin Curtis and Jorge Vazquez were each 0 for 4.

Tampa blanked by Lakeland, 5-0

  • Lance Pendleton was decent as the starter, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits and 2 walks, and struck out 3.
  • Jesus Montero, Brandon Laird, and Damon Sublett were each 0 for 4.  Montero also made a throwing error, and allowed 4 of 5 runners to steal successfully off of him.  He’s still OPS’ing .981, so all is well.
  • Austin Romine was 1 for 4, and is hitting .275 on the year.

Charleston loses in a slugfest, 12-10

  • Brett Marshall had the worst start of his young career, giving up 8 runs (only 4 earned) on 6 hits and 2 walks in 4 innings, and only struck out one.
  • Ray Kruml was 4 for 5 with a double.
  • Taylor Grote was 1 for 3 with 2 walks.
  • David Adams was 2 for 5 with 2 doubles and a steal.  He may be heating up, as he has multiple hits in 4 of the last 6 games.
  • Abe Almonte was 0 for 5.
  • Melky Mesa was 2 for 5 with his 5th homer of the year.
  • Garrison Lassiter was 0 for 4.
  • Chase Weems was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles, a walk, an error, and 2 passed balls.
  • Carmen Angelini had the night off, but I’m sure he made an error from the bench.

2 thoughts on “Minors Recap, 4/29

  1. Eric, can you please enlighten me as to why Aceves is nicknamed the Mexican Gangster?

    Did he refer to himself as some sort of gangster?

  2. Poor Angelini. Yeah, can you give the origin of TMG, Eric? I kind of like the nickname but am hesitant to use it unless it’s something he uses himself.