Tag Archives: Pinder

The minors. A-Rod’s Last HR?

No suspensions announced yet. With a suspension apparently due anyday for Alex Rodriguez, you wonder if each HR he hits now could be the last one.

AAA: OF Thomas Neal was DFA’d. A shame. He was hitting .325 for SWB. 3-2 loss for SWB (55-58). Michael Pineda 2 scoreless IP. Solo HR 1B Dan Johnson. 2 hits, rbi David Adams.

AA: Trenton won 6-2. A-Rod walked, hit a 2-run HR and struck out. Mikey O’Brien 2 R in 6 IP. CF Slade Heathcott 2 for 2, 2 SB. DH Kyle Roller double, HR, 3 RBI.

High A: 2-1 win for Tampa. Scottie Allen 1 R in 4 IP, 8 K. Branden Pinder 3 1/3 scoreless IP, 5 K. 2B Rob Refsnyder 3 h, 2 RBI.

Low A: Charleston lost 6-0.     Dan Camarena 1 R, 5 Ip, 6K.

The minors today.

AAA: 5-3 loss for SWB. Chris Bootcheck (9-4, 3.65) 4 R in 6 IP. CF Adonis Garcia 2 H, solo HR. DH Randy Ruiz, 3 h, 2 doubles, rbi. SS Brendan Harris 2 H.

AA: Trenton off.

High A: 5-4 loss. Branden Pinder 3 IP , 0 R, 0 H and 5  K. CF Mason Williams 2 H, rbi. 3 H, RBI for 2B Rob Refsnyder. LF Mikeson Oliberto 3 H, rbi.

Low A:  DH for Charleston.

Game 1: 3-1 loss. RF Ericson Leonora 2 hits.

Game 2 : ongoing as I write.


The minors today.

The Yanks were off.

No stats yet for any Major or Minor league games: Too early.

AAA: SWB won 10-1. Vidal Nuno six shutout innings. 4 H, 1 walk and 8 K. 2B Corban Joseph 3H, HR, 2 RBI. CF Zoilo Almonte 4 for 4, HR, 3 RBI. C Austin Romine 3 for 3. 2 H for 3B Dave Adams. 1B Dan Johnson 2 RBI.

AA: Trenton won 5-3. Nik Turley 3 R, 2 ER in 4 IP. Aaron Dott, Branden Pinder and Tommy Kahnle teamed up for five scoreless innings of relief. LF Neil Medchill double, HR, 2 RBI. 2 H, RBI for 3B Rob Segedin.

Low A: Tampa lost 3-1. Bryan Mitchell 2 R, both unearned, in 5 IP. 2 H for CF Mason Williams.

Low  A: Charleston won 12-2. Cesar Vargas 2 R in 5 1/3. CF Taylor Dugas solo HR. 2 H, 2 RBI each for RF Yeicok Calderon and C Pete O’Brien. 2 H 3RBI for DH Kelvin De Leon.

The Minors today.

AAA: PPD again, just like the big club.

AA: Trenton wins 6-5 in 11. Zach Nuding 1 R in 6 IP, but Branden Pinder gave up 4 in 2 Ip. Shaeffer Hall 2 scoreless for the win. LF Ramon Flores SF the game-winner. CF Slade Heathcott had a single, double, and triple & 2 RBI. Flores had 2 hits.

High A:  Tampa lost 3-2 in 11. Corey Black 2 R, 1 ER in 6. 1B Matt Snyder, both of Tampa’s RBI.

Low A: Charleston was shut out 3-0. Rafael De Paula 2 R in 2 IP on just 1 H, 4 walks and 5 K. A strange line. Charleston pitchers (De Paula, Phil Wetherell & Charlie Short combined for 16 K.

The Minors today

AAA: SWB got their first win after 4 losses with a 4-2 win today. Chris Bootcheck with 5 scoreless IP. 2 H, HR, 2 RBI for CF Melky Mesa. C Austin Romine 2 H, 2 RBI for RF Thomas Neal.

AA: Trenton lost 15-7. Matt Tracy 5 R in just 1/3 IP. Branden Pinder 4 R in just 1/3 IP. DH Tyler Austin Double, HR, 2 RBI. 2 H, HR, 2 RBI SS Walt Ibarra.

High A Tampa off.

Low A Charleston won 9-4. Jose Campos 4 R in 3 IP. Evan Rutckyj (don’t ask me to pronounce it) 5 scoreless innings of relief. 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. grand slam and 5 RBI. 2 H, HR, 2 RBI C Pete O’Brien. SS Cito Culver 2 h, CF Taylor Dugas 2 H, and  2B Rob Refsnyder 3 hits.

The minors today.

AAA: SWB lost 8-4. Vidal Nuno, who had a great S.T., gave up 2 R in 4 2/3 IP. He struck out six. Sam Demel, just picked up this week, gave up 1 R in 1 1/3.

Demel is 4-4, 4.95 in his MLB career. He pitched in one game for Arizona last year. Most of his MLB experience came in 2010 & 2011. He is a 27 yr. old righty.

Mark Montgomery pitched a scoreless inning, Juan Cedeno 2/3 scoreless and Preston Claiborne a scoreless 1 1/3.

It was tied at 3 going into the top of the 10th, when Jim Miller imploded, giving up 5 runs in the top of the 10th as SWB lost 8-4.

SWB was 3 for 18 with RISP and left 17 on.

Dave Adams and Corban Joseph each had 2 hits.

AA: Trenton won 13-5. Nik Turley gave up 5, 4 earned, in just 2 2/3 but the BP picked him up. Dan Burawa (1 1/3), Shaeffer Hall (2), Kelvin Perez (2) and Branden Pinder combined for 6 1/3 scoreless IP, 12 K, and NO hits.  J.R. Murphy had a 3-run HR, as did Kyle Roller. Rob Segedin and Neil Medchill also HR’d, and Medchill had 4 RBI for the night.

High A:  Tampa won 7-4.  Bryan Mitchell 1 R in 5 IP. Gary Sanchez 2 H, double, 2 RBI.

Low A: Charleston’s game was ppd.

S.T. Game 32. Yanks beat O’s 11-8

The Yanks beat Baltimore 11-8 tonight to run their S.T. record to 13-18-1.

Mason “Classical Gas” Williams was 1 for 2 with 2 RBI. Eduardo Nunez was 2 for 3 with an RBI. New 1B Lyle Overbay was 2 for 5. Brennan Boesch had a 2-run HR. He and Francisco went back to back. Addison Maruszak and Bobby Wilson each had 2 rbi.

Dave Phelps went 5 1/3, 3 R, 4 H, 2 walks and 9 K. He was great until the 5th.

1 R in 2/3 for Spence, 4 R in 2/3 for Pinder.

Cedeno 1/3 scoreless. Goody and Claiborne each with a scoreless inning.

Hughes will miss his first start of the season, DL. Jeter will not play in  another spring game— even if Minor league — until next week.

Tim McCarver  (who a lot of us don’t like) is packing it in after this season.