Minors Report for 8/24/10 (DJ Mitchell Debuts for Scranton; Dellin Betances Debuts for Trenton; Austin Romine; JR Murphy)

Scranton:

DJ Mitchell made his debut tonight and got knocked around a bit, but Scranton was able to overcome that in a come from behind 5-4 victory.

Mitchell went 5.2 innings, allowing four runs on 11 hits. He walked two and struck out four. He threw three shutout innings to start the game, then went a bit downhill from there. Looks like he was able to generate some grounders (which is his calling card), so I am not sure how much of this was bad luck vs. bad pitching.

Juan Miranda went 1-for-4 with a double and two runs batted in, while Jesus Montero contributed a hit and a run scored. He is at .284/.355/.491.

Romulo Sanchez earned the victory with two hitless innings of relief, walking one and striking out three. He is now 10-8 in 31 games with a 3.97 ERA. (104.1 IP, 88 H, 59 BB, 96 K, 8 HR). As a reliever, he has a 1.80 ERA in 16 games (30 IP, 21 H, 13 BB, 34 K, 1 HR) ——————– Trenton:

A close game turned sour in the 11th, when Trenton gave up five runs. They ultimately lost, 10-5.

Dellin Betances made his debut, and showed off his usual filthy strikeout numbers. He only lasted 4.2 innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits. He walked one and struck out eight.

Daniel Brewer (who else?) went 2-for-5 with a double and a run batted in, while Austin Romine went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs batted in.

George Kontos pitched 2.2 scoreless innings in relief, allowing a hit. He walked two and struck out three. (0-1, 3.37 ERA, 29.1 IP, 27 H, 10 BB, 25 K) ——————————— Tampa:

Once again, rained out. ———————————— Charleston:

JR Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk, but Charleston’s hitting woes continued in a 4-2 loss.

Slade Heathcott went 0-for-3 but drew two walks in the loss. (His three outs were all via the strikeout).

Ramon Flores collected two hits, including a double.

Jose Quintana made his second start for Charleston and pitched four innings. He gave up three hits, walked one, and struck out two. ————————————- Staten Island:

Shane Brown raised his line to .232/.398/.311 with a hit tonight. Why point that out? Because it was the only hit Staten Island was able to muster in a 4-0 loss.

Matt Jernstad made the start, lasting five innings, giving up two runs on four hits. He walked one and struck out three (12 games, 1 start, 1-1, 2.01 ERA, 7 BB, 36 K). He is a 22-year old left-hander signed out of the Independent League.*

*Thomas Kahnle ran his scoreless inning streak to start his career to eight with a scoreless inning of relief (8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 13 K) —————————————- GCL Yankees:

Rained out.

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