Minor League Recaps: 8/14

Richmond - Off


Mississippi 2, Mobile 7

  • M. Young 1-4 HR(3)
  • J. Schafer 1-4
  • K. Medlen 5IP 9H 5R 2BB 5K

I would say this was probably Medlen's worst appearance as a starter, which really isn't too bad. He has made an excellent transition to the longer role and has a 3ish ERA in 14 games started this season. At the same time his K rate and walk rate have remained solid (67 and 16 respectively in 72.1 IP). Who makes the majors first? Medlen or Hanson?

Potomac 3, Myrtle Beach 6

  • G. Hernandez 1-2 3 BB, PO
  • W. Cabrera 2-4 HR(15), 3 RBI
  • T. Flowers 1-3 RBI, BB, K

The power hours that is Myrtle Beach just keeps rolling over their opponents. On the season the Pelicans have an 81-42 record in the the Carolina League. That is 11 games better than anyone else in the entire league. That is good for the best record in the minors also as the next closest teams in wins are both in the international league with 77 apiece.

Hagerstown 1, Rome 6

  • J. Heyward 2-4 3B
  • F. Freeman 2-2 RBI, BB
  • C. Johnson 1-4 2B, RBI, 2 K

The big three were doing their thing again in this one. Freddie Freeman has hits in 6 straight at bats and is hitting .444 in his last 10 games and .419 for August. His power is down a little this month but he is dragging his AVG back up. Heyward's power has returned this month. He is hitting .452 for the month of August and has 8 XBH in 11 games this month. He had 10 in 47 games in June and July. Amazingly his pre and post All Star game numbers are almost identical save for the counting stats.

Danville 5, Elizabethton 6

  • J. Campusano 4-5 RBI
  • C. Fuller 1-3 HR(3), 2 RBI, K
  • J. Gilmore 2-5 2B, K
  • C. Shehan 2-5 2B, 2 K

Someone finally got to Casey Hodges. Hodges has two starts where he has given up a total of 9 runs. In his other 9 starts he has given up 4 runs. I'll take it I guess. I would like to go on record as saying I am a big fan of Jon Gilmore. I know he sucked at Rome when they started him there, but he shouldn't be given a strike simply because he isn't Jason Heyward or Freddie Freeman (I'm no saying anyone is doing that), but to point out the guy is one pace for 50+ doubles in a 500 AB season in the GCL. If there were capitol numbers I would use them, because that is a crap ton of doubles. I get the feeling that if he were back in Rome now it wouldn't be quite the same, because remember, he struggled when he got to Danville too.

Yankees @ Braves - RAIN

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