Notes from the box scores in tonight's games. No original analysis here, this is just what I found interesting.
Burlington. Rained out.
Mahoning Valley, 5-2 winners over Williamsport. RHP Josh Tomlin out of Texas Tech started and pitched three (almost) perfect innings, striking out five. A google of Tomlin brought up this little note in a blog by a Texas A&M fan:You might remember that I attended the Rice/tu game way back on opening weekend at this year's Minute Maid Park Tournament. During the game I just happened to be sitting behind texas tech pitcher, Josh Tomlin's, mother and I got to talk to her and Josh for a little bit. As much as I despise and loathe texas tech, I have to say that Tomlin seemed like a really good kid. He was all "yes sir/no sir" when talking with my dad and just a really nice kid. I just wanted to put that out there.
The highest pick playing for MV was Matt McBride. McBride had a couple of singles, which must feel nice after striking out three times in his first game. McBride played DH while Kelly Edmundson (11th rd, Tenn) played catcher. He also had two hits, and threw out the only runner who attempted a steal. Dustin Realini (28th rd), out of Santa Clara, went deep.
Lake County, 4-1 winners over Delmarva. Johnny Drennan keeps rolling with a single and a double. I can't imagine that he'll be there all year. Carlton Smith got the win, but can't seem to reach that 2:1 K:BB ratio.
Kinston, 11-7 winners over Salem. Kinston scored 11 runs off of 7 singles and 2 doubles. How? It never hurts to walk 9 times, and throw in a couple of HBP. Looking at the game log, it was a total meltdown for Salem. Going into the bottom of the 8th, Salem led 7-5. Kinston scored 6 runs in the inning with 3 walks and 6 hits of off Rodrigo Escobar. My favorite part? With 2 outs and the bases loaded, Brandon Pinckey doubled, clearing the bases, but was thrown out trying to stretch it to a triple. I don't even know what to say about that.
Akron, 9-2 winners over Binghamton. The Aeros continue to win. Eider Torres even hit a home run. And Wyatt Toregas is now 3 for 9 with a double and two walks as an Aero. Not bad considering he struck out 3 times in his first game at Akron. Oh yeah, and he threw out the only runner who tried to steal. With Snyder, Goleski, Mulhern, Toregas, and Jared Sandberg (?) in the middle of the lineup, the Aeros should be fun to watch. And I think Dan Denham could be winning games there for years to come.
Buffalo How about my man Tom Mastny. Check this out. Going into tonight:
-At Akron (24 2/3 IP), he had given up 5 runs (3 earned) on the year on 15 hits and 8 walks with 30 Ks.
-At Buffalo (22 1/3 IP), he had given up 5 runs (all earned) on 15 hits and 8 walks with 30 Ks.
Like I said, that was before tonight. It's not over yet, but it's ugly. The Bisons were up 3-0, then down 7-3, then up 9-7, and now down 12-9. Guthrie was hit hard, and Mastny gave up 4 ER in 3 2/3. No Marte in the lineup, I'll let others speculate about that, but forgotten man Jake Gautreau hit a 2 run homer.
Cleveland, rained out. Let's just pretend.