Scouting reports from the weekend Mud Hens series will be up tomorrow afternoon. I spent most of my time focusing on three hitters (Scott Sizemore, Andy Dirks and Casper Wells) and the two starting pitchers of note (Charlie Furbush and Andy Oliver- missed LG Gagnier and Alfredo Figaro got rained out). There's also a few relievers I want to mention too.
Also to be noted: Carlos Guillen put in some rehab work with Class A West Michigan over the weekend, going 0-for-2 with a walk on Friday and 2-for-4 on Saturday. He'll be activated today.
Anyways, here's the recaps.
Andy Oliver gave up three earned runs in his six innings- he was shaky early but calmed down. Total damage was caused by six hits, three walks and six strikeouts. Casper Wells was 3-4 with a pair of doubles and a homer.
Duane Below went 5.2 innings, giving up an earned run on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Ramon Garcia threw 1.1 hitless innings, striking out 3. Lester Oliveros went 1 inning, allowing a hit and striking out 3. Brandon Douglas was 3-5 with a double and a triple. Alden Carrithers was 3-3 with a double and a homer.
A+: Lakeland DNP (off-day)
Zach Samuels didn't get the start, but his 3.1 scoreless innings (two hits and two walks to four strikeouts) were the best performance of the night from the pitching staff. Corey Jones was 4-7 with a pair of doubles and Michael Rockett was 4-7 with a triple and a homer.
Clemente Mendoza went six innings, giving up two earned runs on six hits (one homer) and a walk with four strikeouts. Julio Rodriguez was 3-5 with a homer.
Charlie Furbush gave up 2 runs on 2 solo homers in 6 innings. He gave up 5 hits and a walk with 5 strikeouts. Scot Drucker struck out 2 in a hitless inning. Andy Dirks was 2-5 with 2 walks and Justin Henry was 2-5 with a triple.
Brayan Villarreal ran into a rough start. He gave up 3 earned runs on 3.2 innings on 6 hits and 3 walks with 2 strikeouts. Cale Iorg was 2-5 with a homer and Kody Kaiser was 4-5 with a double and a homer.
Adam Wilk went 6 shutout innings, giving up 6 hits and striking out 5. Bryan Holaday was 2-4 with a double and Gustavo Nunez was 2-4 with a stolen base.
Luis Angel Sanz went 5.2 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 6 hits and 4 walks with 3 strikeouts. Jamie Johnson was 2-6 with a double and a homer while Jeff Rowland was 2-5.
Brennan Smith gave up 1 earned run in 8 innings on 8 hits (including a homer), a walk and 4 strikeouts. Chao Ting Tang was 2-4 while Ryan Soares was 2-5 with a double.
None of the pitching is really worth mentioning- Alfredo Figaro looked to have a good start going, striking out 1 and allowing 1 hit in 1.1 innings. Scott Sizemore was 2-4, Andy Dirks was 2-4 with a double and Casper Wells was 1-4 with a triple. Had the rain not interrupted the game, the hitters might have done better, as all four of Toledo's runs came before the delay.
This one was a spirit crusher. Gilbert De La Vera gave up 5 runs (4 earned) in 2.2 innings on 8 hits and 3 strikeouts. He was hittable. Andy Dirks was 2-3 with a double while Scott Sizemore was 1-3 with a double.
Brooks Brown did what he does: went nine shutout innings, giving up 6 hits and 1 walk with 4 strikeouts. Kody Kaiser was 2-4 and Cale Iorg was 2-5.
Mark Sorensen went 6 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 8 hits with 3 strikeouts. Jordan Lennarton was 3-4 and Samir Rijo was 3-4 with a double.
Victor Larez went 8 innings, giving up an earned run on 4 hits and 3 walks and a strikeout. Corey Jones was 2-4.
PJ Polk was 1-3 with a triple. The rest of the game was a trainwreck.