Current Record: 14-13 (Pythagorean 15-12)
Current Standing: Third, three games behind
- Catcher Roberto Espinoza re-assigned from Quad Cities but he never actually left because Quad Cities' catcher, Robert Stock, went on the disabled list on July 4th and Espinoza was called back to Quad Cities
baseman Colin Walsh promoted from
July 8th - Sixth round
draft pick LHP John Gast assigned to
- Catcher Luis
De La Cruz up to
July 13th – Roberto
Espinoza comes to
Lefty starter Anthony Ferrara has
been MIA since July 1st.
Andrew Moss was named NY-Penn League Pitcher of the Week for period 06/28 – 07/04.
Left fielder Mike O'Neill has made the most of his limited at bats. In the three-week period since the last report, O'Neill has hit .379/.486/.552/1.038, 11-for-29, with one double, two triples, 11 runs scored, seven walks, five strikeouts and two stolen bases.
While neither was named Hottie of
the Week, both reliever Keith Butler's and starter Zack Russell's performances
were worthy of mention.
An important point needs to be made about the Hot and Not mentions that follow. Playing time is at a higher premium at this level due both to expanded rosters and the organization's need for accurate player assessment, particularly of the new draftees. Only three of the 18 position players that garnered at bats during this period had more than 10% of the total at bats. Therefore, the cumulative data used to determine Hot and Not is, of necessity, less than at the 25-man, full-season levels.
Who's Hot: Second baseman Colin Walsh and reliever Jose Rada
Walsh's line: .375/.444/.550/.994, 15-for-40, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 8 R, 6 RBI, 3 BB, 7 SO, .219 BABIP, 1:5.71 K/AB, 14.7 LD %
Primary closer Jose Rada's line: 2-0, 8 G, 4 SV, 11 IP, 5 H, 0 R/ER, 0 HR, 0 HB, 2 BB, 16 SO, 0.00 ERA, 0.84 FIP, 0.64 WHIP, .135 BAA, .217 BABIP, 8:1 K/BB (14.7 LD% ytd)
Edwards' line: .135/.238/.162/.400, 5-for-37, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 4 BB, 17 SO, .050 BABIP, 1:2.18 K/AB, (14.3 LD % ytd)
Mayes' line: 2-1, 6 G, 0 SV, 9.1 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 2 HR, 0 HB, 5 BB, 7 SO, 3.86 ERA, 6.09 FIP, 1.71 WHIP, .282 BAA, .257 BABIP, 1.40:1 K/BB (4.0 LD% ytd)
How They Stack Up:
St. Louis Brooklyn
NY Mets Connecticut
Detroit Hudson Valley
Tampa Bay Jamestown
Boston Mahoning Valley
Cleveland State College
Pittsburgh Staten Island
NY Yankees Tri-City
Here is how
246 Lg Standing -
3rd League Lead
269 Team -
26 Lg Standing -
T-7th League Lead
42 Team -
Looking at the chart,
Now to look at the pitching. An interesting point for the FIP Gap (the difference between a team's Fielding Independent Pitching and their ERA) is that all but two teams had a FIP that was lower than their ERA. The two teams with a positive FIP Gap were Vermont (Washington) with a 3.02 ERA, 3.29 FIP, 0.27 FIP Gap and Jamestown (Florida) with a 3.51 ERA, 3.94 FIP and a 0.43 FIP Gap.
1.41 Lg Standing -
12th League Lead
1.19 Team -
Philly H/9 IP
1.90 Lg Standing -
12th League Lead
2.63 Team -
Unlike the offense, the pitching
does not compare favorably with the rest of the league.
Five-game home stand – Saturday, June 26th through Wednesday, June 30th
- two games against State College
- three games against
Won the final game of the series 3-0. Andrew Moss (W, 2-1) and Jose Rada (S, 2) combined to shut out the Scrappers. Box score
Six games comprised of a home/road split – Thursday, July 1st through Tuesday, July 6th
- three-game home/road split with
Won the first of two road games
6-3 with LaCurtis Mayes (W, 1-0) being the pitcher of record when
Lost the second road game 4-0. Starter Justin Edwards (L, 1-1) took the loss but allowed only one run, earned, five and one-third innings. Box score
- three-game road series with Tri-City
Won the second game 9-6. Starter Andrew Moss (W, 3-1) gave up three runs, earned, on three hits, six walks and three strikeouts in five and one-third innings for the win. Jose Rada (S, 4) picked up the save. Box score
Won the series tie-breaker 5-4 in 11 innings. Starter Zack Russell shut out Tri-City on four hits and two walks in five innings with five strikeouts. Jose Rada (W, 2-1) picked up the win with two scoreless frames. Box score
Three-game home series – Thursday, July 8th through Saturday, July 10th
The July 9th game was
Three-game road series – Sunday, July 11th through Tuesday, July 13th
Won the second game 6-5 in a 15-inning marathon. Box score
Nick McCully started the third game of the series and went two innings before the game was cancelled.
Six-game home stand, Wednesday, July 14th through Monday, July 19th
- three-games series against
Won the second game 16-2. In a repeat of their previous game,
Won the final game 5-4 when left fielder Mike O'Neill coaxed a two-out walk off of righty Wilson Matos (L, 0-3). Second baseman Colin Walsh's third hit of the game was a triple that plated O'Neill. O'Neill went 2-for-3 with a triple, two walks and three runs scored out of the lead-off spot. Right fielder Adam Melker was 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and two driven in from the five hole. Jose Rada allowed one hit during a scoreless ninth to pick up his third win against one loss. Box score
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