Interesting story from Lynn Henning (when he's not talking trades he's quite enjoyable) about Al Avila's new (temporary) job as minor league coordinator. Gotta be a fun job.
Well it's about time. Larry Parrish has right to be extra happy- he's the winning-est manager in Mudhens history. Congrats to the skipper, and onto the game. Alfredo Figaro got the start and the win by going 6 innings, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits (1 homer) with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. Josh Rainwater pitched an inning, giving up a hit and a strikeout. Scott Sizemore, in his return from the disabled list, was 3-5 with a double and Wil Rhymes was 2-4 with 2 doubles.
Charlie Furbush had his first dominant performance in AA- 2 earned runs allowed in 7 innings. He let up 4 hits (and a homer) with 2 walks to 11(!!!) strikeouts and a groundout/flyout ratio of 7-3. Anthony Shawler struck out 3 in 2 innings of work, allowing 3 hits and an earned run as well. Rawley Bishop was 2-4 and Bryan Pounds was 2-3.
A+: Dunedin 5, Lakeland 3 (Game 1)
Jon Kibler went 5 innings, surrendering 4 earned runs on 4 hits and a walk with 4 strikeouts. Brandon Douglas was 3-4 with a double and a triple (a homer shy of the cycle).
This is what happens when you promote a 19 year old into a league full of 21 year olds. Turner got lit up in 4.2 innings, giving up 6 earned runs on 8 hits (one homer) and 2 walks with 3 strikeouts. Don't panic quite yet- it's been 3 starts and Turner is really young for the league. Jose Ortega struck out a batter in a hitless inning. Brandon Douglas was 3-4 and Daniel Fields was 1-3 with a walk.
Trevor Feeney got hit hard in his 5 innings- he let up 11 hits (4 of which were doubles) and a walk en route to giving up 5 earned runs. He did pick up 4 strikeouts, though. Zach Samuels pitched an inning and got 3 strikeouts. Michael Rockett was 2-4 with a homer and Wade Gaynor was 1-3 with a double and a walk.
SS: Connecticut 5, Mahoning Valley 4
Josue Carreno pitched 5 innings, giving up 4 runs (though only 2 were earned) on 5 hits and 3 walks with 4 strikeouts. Michael Torrealba ptiched 3 innings, allowing a hit, a groundout and 8(!!!) strikeouts. Alexander Nunez was 4-5 with a triple.