Monday, July 17, 2006

Weekend Notes:

Richmond: (1-2)
  • Lance Cormier pitched 7 strong inning in Richmond's lone win this weekend. He has now put together a few good starts since being demoted.
  • Gregor Blanco has settled into his role as the new leadoff hitter in Richmond. He went 4-5 with 3 RBI's and a stolen base on Saturday. His speed could bring him to Atlanta soon.
  • Matt Wright was promoted from Mississippi and just got blasted in his first start. He gave up 10 runs in 3.2 innings as Richmond fell 23-11. It was so bad that catcher, Carlos Mendez, had to get the final out of the game. Vladimer Nunez got pounded and Will Startup didn't pitch too well either. On the bright side, the offense was led by James Jurries' 2 home runs.
Mississippi (3-0)
  • Anthony Lerew allowed only 5 baserunners and an unearned run in 7 innings on Friday to lower his ERA to 2.00.
  • Matt Harrison pitched 7 shutout innings on Saturday and Zach Schreiber continued his stellar work with a save on Friday and Saturday.
  • Brandon Jones homered on Sunday and is currently batting .291.
  • Salty made his return after sitting out for a few weeks and it looked like it may have made a difference. He went 2-3 on Sunday with a home run.
  • Dan Smith started and pitched 5 hitless innings while striking out 8. Jose Ascanio also pitched 2 shutout innings in relief this weekend.
Myrtle Beach (0-1)
  • Joey Devine started on Friday and pitched very well. He gave up only one hit in 3 shutout innings while striking out 5. More importantly, he walked none and didn't throw any wild pitches.
  • Greg Creek homered in the game and J.C. Holt stole his 20th base.
  • Devin Anderson took the loss as he gave up 2 runs in the 8th.
Rome (0-3)
  • Jamie Romak was hot this weekend with is 10th and 11th home runs.
  • Jeff Lyman made his second straight ineffective start as he took the loss Friday.
  • Asher Demme pitched 7 shutout innings on Saturday but Rome lost as Phil Stockman gave up 4 hits and 3 unearned runs in the first inning.
  • Jairo Cuevas pitched 5 hitless innings on Saturday but Jake Stevens came out of the pen to blow it with 5 runs given up in the 6th.
Danville (3-0)
  • Dave Williams collected his 3rd and 4th saves of the season.
  • Jamie Richmond and Michael Broadway continued there excellent pitching.
  • Willie Cabrera had 3 hits Saturday and his average now stands at .340.
  • Chase Fontaine is still going strong with a .321 average.

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