Sunday, April 09, 2006

You Win Some, You Lose Some

Nice to get a win...even when promptly followed by another ugly loss. Phillies split a doubleheader with the Dodgers, winning 6-3 in the first game and losing 6-2 in the second. Starting pitchers Ryan Madson and Jon Lieber were both excellent as was the man who hit the game-winner in the Phils win, Bobby Abreu. I know I've got some notes somewhere on these two games, so more to come. Until I can find said notes, let's take a trip around the minors and check in how some Phillies prospects fared this weekend (stats are just from the weekend's games):

AAA Scranton-WB
  • Carlos Ruiz: 3-11, 2 RBI, 2 K
  • Chris Roberson: 2-14, BB, R, 2 K, SB
  • Josh Kroeger: 2-13, R, 3B, BB, 4 K’s
  • Danny Sandoval: 4-15, R, 2 RBI, 2B, BB, 4 K
  • Chris Coste: 3-12, 2B, R, 3 BB, K
Ugly starts for the Red Barons outfield...especially Roberson and Kroeger.
  • Brian Sanches: 2 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 BB 2 K
  • Yoel Hernandez: 2 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 BB 2 K
  • Ryan Cameron: 1 IP 0 H 0 ER 3 BB 0 K (save)
  • Eude Brito (L, 0-1): 3 IP 5 H 4 ER 2 BB 2 K
Brito had a rough start on Sunday, but the relievers featured above had impressive weekends.

AA Reading
  • Michael Bourn: 2-12, 3 R, BB, 2 K, 5 SB
  • Tim Moss: 0-9, 2 BB’s, 6 K’s, SB
  • Jason Jaramillo: 0-7, BB, 2 K’s…threw out a runner stealing 2nd
  • Bryan Hansen: 1-8, 2B, K
Ugly, ugly weekend for Tim Moss - not a good first couple of games in AA for him. Michael Bourn somehow managed to swipe 5 stolen bases this weekend even though he only got 2 hits. Nice. Jaramillo's offense hasn't impressed, but there have been favorable reviews of his defense trickling in thus far.

Daniel Haigwood: (L, 0-1) 3 IP 4 H 4 ER 5 BB 2 K
Gio Gonzalez: 5 IP 2 H 0 ER 2 BB 7 K

The first results from the Thome trade are in...let's see here...Haigwood had a Rowand's dropped fly ball in the first inning kind of debut...Gonzalez had more of a Rowand's huge late inning RBI single feel to it...

Friday night's starter for Bowie, Orioles prospect Adam Loewen, had himself a ballgame - if things go badly in Baltimore and Loewen keeps throwing well, he'll see himself with the big club come mid-season: 8 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 BB 12 K

High A Clearwater
  • Mike Costanzo: 4-14, 2B, 2 RBI’s, HR, R, 3 K
  • Brad Harman: 4-10, 3 R, 2B, BB, E
Hopefully the Phillies follow through on their plan to keep Harman at shortstop as long as far, so good.
  • Friday’s starter: Zach Segovia (W, 1-0)…7 IP 5 H 2 ER 2 BB 11 K
  • Saturday’s starter: J.A. Happ (L, 0-1)… 5.2 IP 6 H 3 ER 1 BB 6 K
  • Sunday’s starter: Derek Griffith (W, 1-0)…6 IP 5 H 0 ER 0 BB 4 K
Three interesting starters this weekend for the Threshers...Happ is the best of the bunch, Segovia is trying to reclaim his prospect status, and Griffith is a fringe prospect who had a quality outing...the pitching looks good overall at Clearwater, but that offense needs work - this system has very little power bats in the low minors...or anywhere in the minors for that matter.

Low A - Lakewood
  • Greg Golson: 1-15, R, 4 K
  • Tim Kennelly: 1-6, 3 K, E
  • Welinson Baez: 4-12, HR, 2 E, 2 K
  • Lou Marson: 0-8, 2 K, BB, PB
Rough weekend...Golson got his first hit of the year on Sunday...Baez' homer was crushed (so I've heard)...and Kennelly is in the process of learning a new position - the 19-year old Australian is a natural third baseman who is now seeing time at first, but should be switched behind the plate soon enough. Stay tuned.

  • Kyle Kendrick: 5 IP 4 H 1 R 0 ER 3 BB 7 K
  • Matt Maloney: (L, 0-1) 6 IP 3 H 1 ER 1 BB 5 K
  • Carlos Carrasco: (L, 0-1) 6 IP 3 H 1 ER 0 BB 7 K
  • Josh Outman: (L, 0-1) 5 IP 4 H 1 ER 4 BB 4 K

All four pitchers cracked Baseball America's Phillies Top 30 with Carrasco (16), Maloney (21), Outman (22), and Kendrick (28). Not really a bad opening performance in the bunch for the quintet, but that Lakewood lineup is having some serious issues right now...seems as though the losses will pile up down in Florida.


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