Chad Bettis, RHP,
Colorado Rockies won 3-2 over the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday. Bettis did not get the credit partly due to lack of run
support. The runs for the Rockies came late. Bettis
had his best Major League outing of his young career. He gave up two earned
runs on four hits and two walks. One of the earned runs was a solo shot in the
second inning off the bat of Home Run Derby participant Pedro Alvarez. Bettis struck out three.
Bettis went to bat against Colt Hynes in the eighth inning
Monday. He reached on an error.
Rockies are in third place in the National League West division, 14 games
behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. Colorado is fifth in the NL Wild Card. They are
12.5 games behind the second place Cincinnati Reds. The Rockies wild card
elimination number is at 29.
Bettis will not be batting in his next start. He takes the
mound Saturday in Camden Yards at Oriole Park. Thursday he is expected to start
in Citizens Bank Park against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Colt Hynes, LHP, San Diego Padres
made his first appearance of the week Sunday in a game that required extra
innings. He came out of the bullpen in the ninth. His job was to get Joey Votto out, which Hynes succeeded in. Votto
grounded out for the first out of the inning. The Padres lost in the thirteenth
pitched again Monday. The opponent was the Colorado Rockies this time around.
Hynes, like many pitchers, did not have a nice experience with Coors Field. The
first five batters reached base before a coaching visit. After the visit, Hynes
continued his struggles. An error on Yonder Alonso allowed Rockies pinch
hitting pitcher Chad Bettis reach base safely. Hynes
surrendered six earned runs on six hits and a walk. His ERA shot up to 11.17 by
the end of the game.
Padres continue a four game series against the New York Mets until Sunday. The
10 game home stand continues against the Pittsburgh Pirates afterwards.
Diego is currently 54-67 with a wild card elimination number of 27. The Padres
are fourth in the NL West and seventh in the wild card.
OF, San Francisco Giants
week did not start well for Kieschnick. He wore the
sombrero going 0-4 with three strikeouts in a 5-2 loss against the Baltimore Orioles on August 9.
Kieschnick pinch hit for pitcher Guillermo Moscoso Saturday. The at-bat ended in a strikeout. The
Giants won the ballgame 3-2.
going 0-2 with a strikeout on Sunday, Kieschnick was
replaced with Jeff Francoeur who struck out both
times he came to bat. The Orioles destroyed San Francisco 10-2.
two days off, Kieschnick returned to the field
Wednesday. He went 1-4 and drove in a RBI. The Giants could not scrounge up
enough runs and lost 6-5 to the Washington Nationals.
Kieschnick walked in the ninth inning Thursday. He was the
tying run. The next batter, Hector Sanchez, hit a home run to right field and
the Giants beat the Nationals 4-3. Kieschnick ended
up 0-2 with two walks, a run and a strikeout.
Francisco is 53-67. They are tied with the Phillies for eighth place in the
wild card. The elimination number is at 27. The Giants are in last in the NL
defending World Series Champions travel to Miami for a weekend series with the
Marlins. Monday starts a seven game home stand that features the Boston Red Sox
and Pittsburgh Pirates.
man named Roger has a .275 batting average scoring two runs and driving in
four. He has yet to record an extra base hit.
A.J. Ramos, RHP, Miami Marlins
snapping the Braves 14 game winning streak, the Marlins were looking to defeat
Atlanta again. The bullpen collapsed. Ramos was the second relief pitcher to
get tagged with two earned runs Sunday. He pitched a full inning when allowed
two hits and a walk. The Marlins lost 9-4.
returned to the mound Wednesday to throw two perfect innings. He struck out one
and recorded his ninth hold of the season.
The Marlins start a 10 game home stand
Friday. The first two series feature the Giants and the Dodgers. The Marlins
are in last place in the NL Wild Card and the NL East. The Marlins division
elimination number is 16 and their wild card elimination number is 21.
is 3-4 this season with a 3.27 ERA.
Josh Tomlin, RHP, Cleveland Indians: Rehab
has been between the Lake County Captains of class A and the Akron Aeros of class AA making short rehab appearances. He is the
starting pitcher for the Aeros Friday. Tomlin is
expected to return to the Indians sometime in late August or early September.
Indians are in second place in the American League Central, 6.5 games behind
the Detroit Tigers. Cleveland is in fourth place in the AL Wild Card. The Oakland
Athletics hold the second spot and are 3.5 games ahead of the tribe.
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Jeff Karstens, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates
Bobby Doran, RHP, Oklahoma City RedHawks: Houston Astros
started August 9 against the Las Vegas 51s in sin city. His first inning was
rough. After allowing three earned runs in the inning, Doran settled in for
four shutout innings. He recorded three strikeouts. Doran gave up six hits and
two walks in the process. Doran got penciled in for his first AAA win.
second start of the week was even better. Doran held the Tucson Padres to two
earned runs on three hits and two walks through six innings. He struck out four
before leaving the mound with a 6-2 lead. The Padres knocked the bullpen around
in the seventh inning for three runs, but Doran was still in line for the win. The
drama came in the ninth with no one out and runners at the corners. Cody Decker
goes yard and Doran receives a no decision in an 8-6 Padres victory.
next expected start comes Monday against the Albuquerque Isotopes in Oklahoma
City. He’s 1-0 with a 4.56 ERA.
Jay Johnson, LHP, Lehigh Valley IronPigs: Philadelphia Phillies
made three appearances in the past week tossing 2.2 innings of shutout
baseball. He allowed two hits and two walks while striking out six.
Friday’s game against the Syracuse Chiefs, the IronPigs
face the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders for four
games. Next Thursday starts a four game road series against the Buffalo Bisons.
started AAA rough, but has knocked his ERA down to 5.79. In 10 games, he’s 0-1
with 14 strikeouts.
LHP, New Orleans Zephyrs: Miami Marlins
Leverton made three appearances this week, pitching at
least an inning in all three. He gave up a total of three earned runs on three
hits. The only game he allowed walks was Thursday on the road against the Las
Vegas 51s. He allowed two of them. Leverton struck out
four in the past week.
ERA is at 2.86. He is 3-1 this season with a save.
Zephyrs host a five game series against the Iowa Cubs starting Friday. A five
game road series against the Omaha Storm Chasers.
Dustin Richardson, LHP, Salt Lake Bees: Los Angeles Angels
has been placed in the bullpen for the Salt Lake Bees. He made one appearance
in the past week and it came during a 13-2 loss. He tossed three innings to
finish the game after coming in down 10-1.
former Major Leaguer allowed three earned runs on five hits and a walk. He gave
up a homer and struck out one.
ERA is 6.13. The Bees host Las Vegas for five games before facing the Reno Aces
on the road.
Zach Stewart, RHP, Charlotte Knights:
Chicago White Sox
had one of his best starts of the season Sunday. He tossed seven innings
allowing an unearned run. He left the ballgame with a 2-1 lead only for his
bullpen to blow a save in the ninth inning. Stewart allowed two hits and walked
three batters. His ERA is at 4.78.
next start is Friday in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He has an expected start
Wednesday on the road against the Durham Bulls.
RHP, Harrisburg Senators: Washington Nationals
former Major Leaguer had one of his rougher starts Wednesday. He allowed 11
hits including two home runs. In addition to two walks, four earned runs were
produced by the Trenton Thunder. Karns struck out six
through five innings.
last win came July 18. Karns is 7-6 with a 3.45 ERA.
next expected start for Karns comes Monday against
Kelby Tomlinson and the Richmond Flying Squirrels.
Kelby Tomlinson, SS, Richmond Flying
Squirrels: San Francisco Giants
has hit in five of his past six games. The only time in the past week he did
not produce was August 10 when he scored two runs on two walks. Tomlinson seems
to be getting stronger in AA. It may be a couple of years before Tomlinson gets
a shot at “The Show”, but the potential is there.
average is .170, but he’s hit nine times in 17 games.
Flying Squirrels play the Bowie Baysox prior to
hosting Harrisburg and the Altoona Curve.f
Duke von Schamann, RHP, Chattanooga Lookouts: Los Angeles Dodgers
last two appearances von Schamann has made have been
in relief. They have been a complete 180 degrees in result. He produced a win
on August 8 through two shutout innings. On August 13, the Tennessee Smokies knocked von Schamann
around for two hits, two walks and three earned runs. No outs were produced.
ERA has gone up to 4.92. von Schamann
is 3-4 in the Southern League this season.
Lookouts have two games against the Tennessee Smokies
before a six game home series against the Jacksonville Suns.
Daniel Coulombe, LHP,
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes: Los Angeles Dodgers
Coulombe made one appearance and it came against the High Desert Mavericks on August 13. He tossed an inning and gave up an unearned run
on a walk and a hit. He struck out two.
Coulombe is 3-2 with a 4.55 ERA this season.
Quakes have a three game home series with the Lake Elsinore Storm before
traveling to play the High Desert Mavericks.
Zach Fowler, LHP, Frederick Keys: Baltimore
made three appearances since August 9. The two times he pitched more than an
inning, he allowed an earned run. His August 9 appearance included three walks.
August 14 saw Fowler strike out three.
has been inconsistent lately with a 4.91 ERA in his past 10 games. He’s 3-4
this season with a 2.79 ERA.
a finale against the Potomac Nationals, the Keys host Winston-Salem for four
games and the Wilmington Blue Rocks for three.
LHP, Bradenton Marauders: Pittsburgh Pirates
Kilcrease has made three appearances in the past five days.
He allowed one walk in 2.2 innings. Kilcrease has not
allowed an earned run since July 21. His ERA is 1.26 for the year with a 4-1
Marauders play Fort Myers until Sunday. Jupiter heads into Bradenton Tuesday.
Jamodrick McGruder, OF, Clinton LumberKings:
played in two games in the past week. He went 2-5 scoring a run and driving in
a run August 12. McGruder went 0-2 Thursday with a walk and a strikeout.
is hitting .170 in class A. His past 10 appearances include a .310 average with
six walks and five strikeouts.
a game with the Quad Cities River Bandits on Friday, the LumberKings
travel to Kane County. Clinton hosts Wisconsin after the Kane County series.
Andre Wheeler, LHP, Kannapolis Intimidators: Chicago White Sox
Wheeler made a long relief appearance
August 11 against the Delmarva Shorebirds. He tossed three shutout innings
allowing one hit and recording two strikeouts.
went back to the mound August 15 to record his second save against the Lakewood
BlueClaws. He struck out all three batters he faced.
has made five appearances since being called up to class A. He has two saves
and a 5.06 ERA. Through 10.2 innings, Wheeler has 15 strikeouts.
Greensboro Grasshoppers host Kannapolis for four games starting Friday. The
Savannah Sand Gnats will pay the Intimidators a three game visit afterwards.
Bo Altobelli, C,
Cedar Rapids Kernels: Minnesota Twins
Altobelli has hit in four out of six games that he has
played in since being promoted to class A. He went 3-9 this week scoring two
runs and walking twice.
a game with the Beloit Snappers Friday, the Kernels travel to play the Peoria Chiefs. A road series with the Quad Cities River Bandits awaits afterward.
Shane Broyles, RHP, Asheville Tourists:
has demons to face in class A. He dominated his way back up to the Asheville
Tourists. Broyles went 1-9 prior to being demoted. At this point, he’s working out
of the bullpen for the Tourists.
first two appearances back have been fine. He gave up two hits, a walk and an
earned run August 11. That appearance lasted two-thirds of an inning.
second appearance lasted an inning and a third. Broyles allowed one walk and
struck one batter out.
Tourists have a four game road series against the Hagerstown Suns. Asheville
hosts the Hickory Crawdads starting Tuesday.
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Barrett Barnes, OF, West Virginia Power:
LHP, Clinton LumberKings: Seattle Mariners
Short Season A
Trey Masek, RHP, Boise Hawks: Chicago Cubs
made one appearance in the past week. He tossed two shutout innings with
strikeouts against the Eugene Emeralds August 13.
is 1-0 with a 1.20 ERA in nine appearances with the Boise Hawks.
eleven game road stretch starts out with Tri-City and Salem-Keizer. It starts
Jerad McCrummen, RHP, Tri-City Dust Devils:
McCrummen tossed a shutout inning August 12 and struck out
a batter. He returned to the mound Thursday striking out three through 1.2
shutout innings. One hit was allowed Thursday.
is 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA and one save.
a five game home series with the Boise Hawks. McCrummen
and the Dust Devils take to the road for a three game series against the
Reid Redman, RHP, Batavia Muckdogs: Miami
allowed a walk and struck out one August 11 against the Aberdeen IronBirds. He pitched an inning and a third.
returned to the mound Wednesday for another inning. Redman got nailed with the
loss after two unearned runs scored. He allowed a walk and struck out one in
is 1-2 with a 0.89 ERA. Through 20.1 innings pitched, the former Texas Tech
infielder has 19 strikeouts.
Muckdogs host the Williamsport Crosscutters for two
games before traveling Sunday. The State College Spikes await Sunday. A four
game series with the Auburn Doubledays starts