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Around the Minors: June 8th, 2013

Because it's fun to dream upon what some of these kids might become some day!

Happy Days
Happy Days
Greg Fiume

Norfolk 2, Indianapolis (Pirates) 3, 11 innings

Booooooo, Andrew_G. Norfolk put 14 hits on the board but only managed 2 runs thanks to a spiffy 3-17 with RISP. Jason Pridie, Travis Ishikawa, and Buck Britton each had 2 hit nights. LJ Hoes and Xavier Avery each had 3 hit nights and a Stolen Base to boot. Jair Jurjenns was scheduled to start, but was scratched due to a finger injury of some sort. A whole bunch of poo pitched in his stead. Mark Hendrickson went 3 innings, allowing but 1 hit and 0 runs while K'ing 4. That's neat. Old friend Felix Pie went 0-4, w/ a BB and a K.

New Britain (Twins) 11, Bowie 8 (Game 1)

LOL! Bowie managed to put up a 7 spot in the 1st inning but still lost. That takes some manner of skill. Or suck. Poh-ta-toe, Po-tah-toe. Whatever. (3B) Ty Kelly went 1-4, w/ a BB, a Double, and an Error (fielding). (RF) Henry Urrutia went 1-5, w/ a Double and 2 RsBI along with an Outfield Assist from throwing out a runner at Home. (1B) Brandon Waring is not a prospect, but he does crush a lot. He hit a tape measure blast per Baltimore Sports and Life's Tucker Blair:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Brandon Waring is all boom or bust, but good lord he must have hit a flat Change about 450 ft. Absolute moonshot.</p>&mdash; Tucker Blair (@BSLTuckerBlair) <a href="">June 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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(CF) Steve Bumbry added a HR of his own, his 4th since joining Bowie a little over 2 weeks ago. Mike Wright (whose first name is actually Dennis) had his worst start of the season, going 3.1 IP and allowing 7 H (1 HR), 7 R (5 ER), 2 BBs, 1 HBP, and 3 Ks. Meh. It happens. I still like him a lot.

New Britain (Twins) 4, Bowie 6 (Game 2, 7 innings)

The Twins really need to promote Miguel Sano to AA so I can see him in action. Curses on them for not doing so already. PBR crush Ty Kelly went 2-3, w/ a BB and a SB. Henry Urrutia also went 2-3. Steve Bumbry has taken a liking to AA pitching. He hit his 2nd HR of the day and 5th in AA (9th overall on the season). Newly promoted Tyler Wilson had a rather nice AA debut, going 5 IP, 3 H (1 HR), 2 ER, 2 BBs, and 6 Ks. I got to see him in action last weekend, in his last start w/ Frederick prior to his promotion. He definitely impressed me with his athleticism and, for lack of a better term, 'pitchability'. He doesn't have Plus stuff, but he makes the most out of what he does have, and he left me with the impression that he will be a major leaguer at some point. Whether that's as a Starter or as a Reliever is yet to be determined.

Frederick 7, Potomac (Nats) 8 (Game 1, 7 innings)

Brady Wager had a rather crappy debut with the Keys, going 4 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 BBs, 5 Ks, 1 Error (throwing), and 1 WP. Ross Detwiler pitched a rehab outing for Potomac. Always interesting to see how minor leaguers handle major league quality pitching. (DH) Nick Delmonico struck out twice vs. Detwiler, though he did hit a HR and drew an Intentional Walk later on. (1B) Christian Walker continues his hot hitting, going 3-4 (1-2 vs. Detwiler), w/ 2 RsBI. ( C ) Michael Ohlman also managed a 3-4 night (2-2 vs. Detwiler).

Frederick 3, Potomac (Nats) 4 (Game 2, 7 innings)

AJ Cole carved up the Keys to the tune of 11 Ks over 6 IP. (1B) Christian Walker accounted for 2 of those, and added a 3rd one later on vs. a relief pitcher. (3B) Nick Delmonico hit another HR, his 10th of the season, and drew 2 BBs. (DH) Michael Ohlman went 0-2, w/ 2 BBs.

Lakewood (Phillies), Delmarva (Postponed: Wet Grounds)


DSL Twins 3, DSL O's1 9

(CF) Alexander Mercedes went 1-4, w/ a run scored. (RF) Rochendrick Alexander went 2-4, w/ a Triple and 2 runs scored. ( C ) Junior Tavares went 3-4, w/ 2 RsBI and 1 run scored. (RHP) Wendell Floranus went 5 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 Ks, and 1 WP with an 8:1 GO:FO ratio.

DSL O's2 12, DSL Brewers 9

(CF) Daniel Franco went 1-4, w/ 1 BB, 2 SBs, and 1 Run. (SS) Robertico Medina and (3B) Yeridolfo Lizardo each hit HRs. Medina also drew a BB and a stole a base. (CF) Carlos Laureano went 4-5, w/ a 3 run HR and 2 runs. Some pitchers threw the ball. None of which particularly distinguished themselves.