DoTF: Volpe explodes and Medina racks up more Ks on a rainy Wednesday

via @SOMPatriots

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

The RailRiders’ game against Buffalo was suspended after three innings with the Bisons on top, 2-0. They’ll pick it up tomorrow and play their originally scheduled game thereafter. Here’s what happened pre-suspension tonight.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Nick Green: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
  • In relief: RHP Kyle Barraclough: 0.1 IP, zeroes, K
  • Following Florial: CF Estevan Florial: 1-2, K
  • Leftovers: C Max McDowell was hit by pitch…no one else on Scranton reached base early in this one. 1B Chris Gittens was in the lineup and went 0-for-1, so I guess he’s not getting called up…yet.

Double-A Somerset Patriots

The Patriots and Fisher Cats game was postponed due to rain. They will play a straight double header beginning tomorrow at 4:30pm.

High-A Hudson Valley Renegades

The Renegades’ see-saw season continues. They’re back to .500 after losing 6-2 to the BlueClaws in 10 innings (box score).

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Luis Medina: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K – 46 of 80 pitches were strikes (58%)…Also balked and threw a wild pitchtouched 102 MPH on the radar gun
  • In relief: RHP Justin Wilson: 0.2 IP, zeroes – 5 of 8 pitches were strikes (63%)…stranded two inherited runners from Medina
  • In relief: RHP Barrett Loseke: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K – 34 of 55 pitches were strikes (62%)
  • In relief: RHP Charlie Ruegger: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K,1 HR – 24 of 43 pitches were strikes (56%)…blew the save in the ninth, then gave up a grand slam in the tenth to seal this one
  • Hitting Star: 3B James Nelson: 2-5, 2 RBI – two-run single in the sixth put the ‘Gades ahead
  • Prospect watch: SS Oswald Peraza: 1-5, R
  • Prospect watch: 2B Ezequiel Duran: 1-4, K, SB – his fifth steal of the season
  • Leftovers: Three other Renegades reached base…DH Eric Wagaman walked twice and singled, C Saul Torres walked once, and LF Eduardo Torrealba singled

Single-A Tampa Tarpons

The Tarpons split a double header with the Dunedin Blue Jays. Tampa won game one in the fashion that they often do: a blowout, 7-1 (box score). But Dunedin took the second game with a four-run first inning that held to a final of 4-3 (box score).

Game 1:

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Beck Way: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K – 16 of 32 pitches were strikes (50%)professional debut for last year’s 4th rounder
  • In relief: RHP Trevor Holloway: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K – 29 of 44 pitches were strikes (66%)…Has 30 strikeouts in 15.2 innings in relief.
  • In relief: RHP Blane Abeyta: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 2 K – 19 of 46 pitches were strikes (41%)
  • In relief: RHP Nelvin Correa: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K – 16 of 25 pitches were strikes (64%)
  • Hitting star: SS Anthony Volpe: 4-5, 2 R, 2B, HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – Hell of a game…Homer traveled 440 feet on an exit velocity of 108.0 MPHHitting .288/.424/.507 this season
  • Hauver heat check: 2B Trevor Hauver: 1-3, RBI, BB, K – Ho hum
  • Better late than never: DH Josh Smith: 1-5, R, HR, 3 RBI, K – Second game this season for 2019’s 2nd rounder, first homer of the season
  • Leftovers: 3B Andres Chaparro went 2-for-4 with a double, his 10th two-bagger of the seasonRF Elijah Dunham was on base in three of four plate appearances

Game 2:

  • Starting pitcher: RHP Sean Boyle: 2.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR – 39 of 55 pitches were strikes (71%)
  • In relief: LHP Edgar Barclay: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K – 31 of 44 pitches were strikes (70%)
  • Hitting star: RF Jake Sanford: 1-3, R, HR, RBI, BB, K – second homer of the season
  • First round watch: SS Anthony Volpe: 0-4, K – All games can’t be like game one
  • First round watch: C Austin Wells: 1-4, K – Didn’t play game one
  • Hauver heat check: DH Trevor Hauver: 1-3, BB, K
  • Leftovers: Pretty quiet night at the plate…1B Pedro Díaz and 3B Chad Bell had the only other hits


Injury updates: Corey Kluber shut down for four weeks; Luke Voit has oblique strain


Thoughts as Voit and Kluber head to the injured list


  1. MilkyWay

    Volpe settling nicely at Tampa. He’s showing pop and controlling the strike zone. He’ll move up quickly if he keeps this up.

  2. MikeD

    Are they using the MLB ball throughout the minors, not at all, or only in AAA as they did in 2019? Helpful to know for context when looking at both the pitching and hitting numbers.

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