Chad Bettis, RHP,
Bettis had a rough outing August 17 in Oriole Park at
Camden Yards. He lasted 2.2 innings and gave up eight runs on seven hits and
four walks. Only two of the runs were earned as it was 2-0 prior to a Troy Tulowitzki fielding error in the third inning.
made another start Thursday and was in line for a win against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Bettis allowed one
run in the second inning on a Cody Asche RBI double.
A more focused Bettis struck out the next two batters
to end the inning.
Bettis also balked after a wild pitch later in the game.
This was the type of game where Bettis grew stronger
with every mistake he made.
pitched into the sixth and left with a 4—1 lead. The bullpen was unable
to hold the lead and blew the game in the ninth with a Dominic Brown walk-off
is currently 17 games back of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 60-70 record. They
are 13.5 games back of the second wild card spot.
Bettis is expected to make his next Tuesday at Coors Field.
He will face the Giants if that remains the case.
Colt Hynes, LHP, San Diego Padres
tossed an inning and a third August 16 to help a poor showing from Ian Kennedy
get worse. Hynes allowed two hits and struck out three batters.
returned to the mound Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. This appearance
did not go so well. He allowed two earned runs on two walks and a hit. Only one
out was produced in his time on the mound.
rookie has an 11.12 ERA.
Diego is 18 games back of the Dodgers and 14.5 games back of the second wild
Padres are in the midst of a three game series with the Chicago Cubs. They have
lots of chances to gain ground with road trips to Arizona and Hollywood coming
OF, San Francisco Giants
Kieschnick went 1-6 on August 16. His one hit was a triple.
It was the first triple of his major league career.
Saturday, Kieschnick walked twice and scored a run.
He finished the night 0-1.
Kieschnick kept walking Sunday as he produced two base on
balls. The man they call Roger also produced a hit finishing 1-2 on the night.
could not have had a much better night Tuesday. Kieschnick
went 3-4 scoring two runs. One of those runs was scored on a walk-off hit. The
Giants defeated the Red Sox 3-2.
big game was followed with a rough game. Kieschnick
finished Wednesday 0-3 as part of a 12-1 Red Sox victory.
Kieschnick pinch hit Thursday for the pitcher and was
unsuccessful with a lineout.
featured Kieschnick going 1-4 and driving in Buster Posey for the only Giants score in a 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Giants are in last place in the National League West. They are 20 games out of
first place and 15 games from elimination.
Kieschnick is hitting .262 in “The Show”. The power hitter
only has one extra base hit. It is a triple, but Kieschnick
is young and is showing promise for the future by consistently producing hits
in key situations. He’s also been the bright spot in some games where the
Giants lack in offense.
A.J. Ramos, RHP, Miami Marlins
walked three batters in the eighth inning August 17. He produced two outs
before a pitching change. Mike Dunn could not finish the inning without
allowing two runs to be charged to Ramos. Ramos was not charged with the loss,
but the two runs ended up being the difference in a 6-4 Giants victory.
was summoned out of the bullpen Monday to hold a 3-2 lead over the Dodgers in
the seventh inning. Ramos did just that. Adrian Gonzalez managed to get a two
out hit, but Ramos struck out Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez after a Carl Crawford groundout.
returned to the mound Thursday after Dan Jennings gave up a double to Gonzalez.
Gonzalez eventually scored on a Yasiel Puig sacrifice fly that was not charged to Ramos. Ramos
walked the bases loaded, but struck out Juan Uribe and Clayton Kershaw to
minimize the damage.
is 3-4 with a 3.41 ERA. He has struck out 70 batters through 66 innings.
Marlins have the worst record in the National League at 48-79.
Josh Tomlin, RHP, Cleveland Indians: Rehab
continues his rehab assignment. He pitched four innings for the Akron Aeros on August 16. Tomlin tossed five innings for the
Columbus Clippers Thursday. Through four starts he has a 2.08 ERA in 17.1
is expected to join the Cleveland Indians in late August or early September.
60-Day Disabled List
Jeff Karstens, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates
Bobby Doran, RHP, Oklahoma City RedHawks: Houston Astros
continues to improve in AAA. He pitched seven innings in his latest outing
allowing two runs on three hits and three walks. Only one of the two runs were
earned. The RedHawks got the victory 6-2.
is 2-0 with a 3.86 ERA.
next start will be Saturday in Round Rock, Texas against the Express. He is
expected to start again Thursday against Nashville.
Jay Johnson, LHP, Lehigh Valley IronPigs: Philadelphia Phillies
was not a good day for Johnson. He came in to close the ballgame in the ninth
inning. Johnson, who pitched for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic,
produced a fly out to start the inning. Melky Mesa
doubled to represent the winning run in a scoreless ballgame. On a 2-1 pitch,
Dan Johnson sent a walk-off over the fence for a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders victory. Johnson received the loss.
days later, Johnson pitched the eighth inning against the RailRiders.
He allowed two walks and a hit.
returned to the rubber Friday and tossed an inning and a third. He issued one
walk, but also struck out one batter.
is 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA in AAA.
IronPigs play five games against the Buffalo Bisons before facing Scranton/Wilkes-Barre again.
LHP, New Orleans Zephyrs: Miami Marlins
Leverton made one appearance this week. Sunday he tossed
four innings in a 16 inning ballgame. The Zephyrs won the game 4-3.
Leverton did just about all he could do to win the game. He
allowed two hits and four walks, but he also went 2-2 at the plate. In
addition, Leverton struck out three batters.
is 3-1 with a 2.63 ERA in AAA.
Zephyrs have a road series against the Omaha Storm Chasers before returning to
the “Big Easy” for a four game series with Memphis.
Zach Stewart, RHP, Charlotte Knights:
Chicago White Sox
lasted five innings against the Durham Bulls Sunday. He surrendered three
earned runs on four hits and two walks. Stewart struck out four.
made another start Friday lasting another five innings. This game, he allowed
one earned run on five hits and three walks. Stewart struck out five batters.
is 5-13 with a 4.70 ERA. Stewart’s next start is expected to take place
Thursday at home against the Norfolk Tides.
7-Day Disabled List
Dustin Richardson, LHP, Salt Lake Bees: Los Angeles Angels
RHP, Harrisburg Senators: Washington Nationals
Karns had one of his better outings in game 2 of a
doubleheader on Tuesday. He pitched a complete game that lasted seven innings.
Karns had a shutout going with two outs in the final
inning, but he allowed a single and then an RBI double. The Senators ended up
defeating the Richmond Flying Squirrels 6-1. Karns
struck out eight.
former major leaguer is now 8-6 with a 3.32 ERA. He has tossed three complete
games in AA.
Karns would be expected to start Sunday. As of Friday
evening, Robbie Ray is the pitcher scheduled for Sunday. If Karns
pitches Monday, he will face the Altoona Curve.
Kelby Tomlinson, SS, Richmond Flying
Squirrels: San Francisco Giants
is on a hitless streak currently. He went 0-13 last week and has not produced a
hit since August 14. He managed to produce a walk August 18.
is hitting .136 in AA. He’s scored 5 runs and produced a double since his
Flying Squirrels host the Altoona Curve this weekend. They will start an away
series with the Reading Fightin Phils
Duke von Schamann, RHP, Chattanooga
Lookouts: Los Angeles Dodgers
von Schamann started Monday and was pummeled. He
lasted four innings in which he allowed 10 hits and six runs. Five of the runs
were earned. The first score came in the second inning when von Schamann allowed a three run homer.
did not walk any hitters and had a strikeout.
started out in AA with a 2-0 record and was named Southern League Player of the
Week in June. Since then, von Schamann has declined
to a 3-5 record with a 5.37 ERA.
LHP, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes: Los Angeles Dodgers
Coulombe kept the Quakes in a 3-0 ballgame Saturday with
two shutout innings. The Quakes eventually scored four runs in the ninth inning
and won the game. Coulombe pitched outstanding
allowing one hit and striking out five of his seven batters faced.
finished the seventh inning Tuesday producing the final two outs. Coulombe allowed one hit. One of the outs was a strikeout.
Quakes won a high scoring, extra inning ballgame Wednesday. Coulombe
was needed Thursday. He was called from the bullpen during a 2-2 tie in the
seventh inning. Coulombe struck out four batters and
allowed one hit in three innings of work. The Quakes scored two runs in the
eighth inning and Coulombe earned his fourth win.
is now 4-2 with a 4.14 ERA. In 63 innings pitched, Coulombe
has 79 strike outs and 47 walks.
Quakes have a four game road series against the Lancaster JetHawks
and host the High Desert Mavericks afterwards.
Zach Fowler, LHP, Frederick Keys: Baltimore Orioles
made an appearance Sunday. He tossed three shutout innings and struck out
three. He was charged with two hits and one walk.
returned to the rubber Friday for three innings in which he allowed one earned
run on two hits. In the process, he struck out three batters.
has a 3-4 record with a 2.67 ERA and 2 saves.
Keys have an eight game road trip ahead of them. Their first opponent is the
Lynchburg Hillcats. Following the Lynchburg series
will be the Salem Red Sox.
LHP, Bradenton Marauders: Pittsburgh Pirates
Kilcrease appeared twice this week and tossed three
allowed two hits and three walks through two innings Saturday. He finished with
closed out the ballgame Tuesday earning a save after a perfect inning.
Kilcrease is 4-1 this season with 11 saves and a 1.20 ERA.
Marauders will be playing a lot of games next week. They have 10 games in seven
days. The schedule includes road games against the Palm Beach Cardinals and the
Jupiter Hammerheads. The week ends in the middle of a series with the Fort Myers Miracle.
Bo Altobelli, C,
Cedar Rapids Kernels: Minnesota Twins
Altobelli went 0-4 with a strikeout Saturday. He sat out
the next two days.
the time off, Altobelli went 2-4 and drove in an RBI
Kernels won their eighth straight game Wednesday and Altobelli
played a key role with two RBIs. He finished the night 2-4 with a double. It
was his first extra-base hit in class A.
winning streak was snapped Thursday, but Altobelli
continued on a three game streak of going 2-4 with at least one RBI.
Altobelli kept his hit streak alive Friday with a 1-4
night. He drove in another RBI.
Altobelli is hitting .300 in class A. In 11 games, he’s
produced 12 hits and struck out five times.
Kernels start a seven game home stand Saturday. The Peoria Chiefs and Kane County Cougars come to town.
Shane Broyles, RHP, Asheville Tourists:
second time in class A is going smoother than the first. Broyles made an
appearance Tuesday and tossed 2.2 innings. He allowed three hits and an
unearned run, but struck five batters.
returned to the mound Friday and completed two innings of relief. He allowed
two hits and struck out one.
ERA is currently 6.46 including the time spent prior to his demotion.
Tourists host the Charleston RiverDogs through the
weekend. They travel to West Virginia after the Charleston series.
Jamodrick McGruder, OF, Clinton LumberKings:
is key for McGruder. He walked and struck out four times each this week. He
produced one hit.
Saturday, McGruder scored his only run of the week. He had two walks and did
not strike out.
went 0-8 for a two game span in which he walked twice and struck out three
snapped a four game hitless streak Wednesday going 1-3 with a strikeout.
his last 10 games, McGruder is hitting .103 with 10 walks and seven strikeouts.
He has not stolen a base in this span.
seven game road trip awaits the LumberKings on
Saturday. They play the Beloit Snappers and the Peoria Chiefs.
Andre Wheeler, LHP, Kannapolis
Intimidators: Chicago White Sox
made two appearances this week. He tossed a total of three innings and gave up
one hit. It was a home run Sunday. He issued two walks Wednesday.
ERA is at 4.61. He has 3 saves in class A. He’s made 7 appearances since being
will host the Rome Braves this weekend. The Intimidators are on the road
afterwards to play the Delmarva Shorebirds.
7-Day Disabled List
Barrett Barnes, OF, West Virginia Power:
LHP, Clinton LumberKings: Seattle Mariners
Short Season A
Trey Masek, RHP, Boise Hawks: Chicago Cubs
made one appearance this week. It came during a 10-2 loss Sunday to the
Tri-City Dust Devils. Masek allowed two earned runs on three hits and a walk
through 1.2 innings. One batter faced ended up being a strikeout victim.
has a 2.16 ERA. Through 16.2 innings pitched, he has struck out 19 batters.
August has been an inconsistent month for Masek, although he’s only pitched
Hawks are on the road to play the Hillsboro Hops Saturday. Boise plays host to
the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes later in the week.
Jerad McCrummen, RHP, Tri-City Dust Devils:
McCrummen came on for the ninth inning in Monday’s
ballgame. He struck out two batters in a perfect inning to record his second
returned to the mound Thursday in a non-save situation. He tossed another
perfect inning and struck out one batter.
McCrummen has not allowed a run since August 3. His ERA is
Dust Devils play the Everett AquaSox this weekend and
travel to Vancouver where the Canadians await starting Wednesday.
Reid Redman, RHP, Batavia Muckdogs: Miami
was not a bright spot in the former Red Raiders career. He tossed an inning and
a third allowing two earned runs on four hits. Redman struck out one batter.
recorded his first career save Tuesday. He tossed walked two batters and gave
up two hits through two innings. Two of his opponents ended up as strikeout
former Texas Tech infielder produced two outs Thursday. After getting the first
out of the seventh inning, Redman walked a batter and then a fielding error
allowed a second runner on base.
has a 1.42 ERA and one save on the season.
Muckdogs have a four game series at Mahoning Valley
until Sunday. Batavia takes on the Auburn Doubledays
for three games before finishing the week on the road against the Williamsport