Prospect Watch: Gorski Returns With a Bomb, Nick Gonzales Has a Big Day

Henry Davis returns to Altoona.  Justin Meis is impressive for the Hoppers.  Crazy game in Bradenton with a not-so-good showing for Bubba Chandler.

YESTERDAY’S RESULTS

Prospect Watch: All Eyes on the DSL Pirates Gold

TRIPLE-A: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Game Time: 6:35pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Jerad Eickhoff

  • Final Line: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 3 K

Notable Performances:

  • Cal Mitchell 3-5, 2B
  • Diego Castillo 2-3, HR (3), 2 BB
  • Mason Martin 2-4, BB
  • Jared Oliva 2-4, 2B, BB
  • Cody Bolton 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Game Recap:

Indianapolis (62-60) scored five runs in the first, then took the rest of the day off and ultimately lost to Louisville, 7-6, in ten innings.  Indy had five singles and two walks in the opening frame, capped by a two-run single by Jose Godoy.  They had another eight hits and four walks the rest of the way, but managed only one run, that one on Diego Castillo’s third AAA homer.  Cal Mitchell had a double and two singles, and Castillo, Jared Oliva and Mason Martin each had two hits.  Indy failed to plate the free runner in the tenth, when Godoy demonstrated the beauty of the sacrifice with runners on first and second by bunting into a 1-5-3 double play.  Jerad Eickhoff started and allowed six runs over five and a third innings.  Cody Bolton threw two and two-thirds scoreless innings, but allowed three of Eickhoff’s runners to score.  Eric Hanhold lost it on the unearned run in the tenth.

DOUBLE-A: ALTOONA CURVE

Game Time: 6:00pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Carmen Mlodzinski

  • Final Line: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Notable Performances:

  • Liover Peguero 0-3, 2 BB
  • Nick Gonzales 3-4, 2 2B, SF, 4 RBI
  • Henry Davis 2-4
  • Lolo Sanchez 1-2, 2 BB
  • Enmanuel Mejia 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

Game Recap:

Altoona (60-60) got back to .500 by beating Akron, 7-5.  Carmen Mlodzinski had a solid start, giving up three runs over six innings.  He allowed just five hits and a walk.  Enmanuel Mejia worked two perfect innings, fanning four.  Bear Bellomy allowed the last two runs.  Nick Gonzales had a big day, with two doubles, a single, a sac fly and four RBIs.  Henry Davis had a good return to the Curve, with two hits and no hit batsmen.  Liover Peguero went hitless, but he walked twice, drove in two runs and scored once.  Everybody in the lineup except Gonzales and Endy Rodriguez scored one run.

HIGH-A: GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS

Game Time: 6:30pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Justin Meis

  • Final Line: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K

Notable Performances:

  • Mike Jarvis 2-3, HR (6), BB
  • Hudson Head 2-4, 3B
  • Jacob Gonzalez 0-1, BB, 2 SF
  • Jase Bowen 1-3, HR (2), BB, SB
  • Jackson Glenn 2-2, BB

Game Recap:

Greensboro (54-64) thumped Winston-Salem, 7-1.  Justin Meis had a terrific start, going seven with no runs and three hits allowed.  He fanned six.  A lot of the offense came from the 9-1-2 hitters.  Jackson Glenn reached base three times, with two hits and a walk.  Mike Jarvis led off the bottom of the first with his sixth home run for Greensboro, marking his third straight game with a longball.  He also had a single and a walk.  Hudson Head had a single and a triple.  Jase Bowen homered, his second for Greensboro, and also walked and scored two runs.  Jacob Gonzalez had an odd line, going 0-for-1 with two sac flies and a walk.

LOW-A: BRADENTON MARAUDERS

Game Time: 6:30pm

Box Score: LINK

Starting Pitcher: Bubba Chandler

  • Final Line: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 0 K

Notable Performances:

  • Tsung-Che Cheng 1-5, BB, SB
  • Matt Gorski 1-3, HR (1), SB
  • Jack Brannigan 0-2, 3 BB
  • Termarr Johnson 1-1
  • Brenden Dixon 3-4, 2B, BB
  • Norkis Marcos 2-4, 2B, BB
  • Cy Nielson 2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
  • Mike Walsh 0.1 IP, 0 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 0 K
  • Yunior Thibo 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K

Game Recap:

Bradenton (62-58) fell behind Fort Myers, 5-1, but ended up winning a crazy game, 11-9.  The pitching wasn’t encouraging, starting with Bubba Chandler.  After throwing five no-hit innings in his last start, he was clearly off from the beginning.  His velocity, normally in the upper-90s, was 91-94, and he was wild high on nearly every pitch.  He ended up getting one fly out and walking three before leaving after one pitch to a fifth batter.  He threw only five of 20 pitches for strikes.  The manager and trainer came out during the second at-bat, but he stayed in, so it’s hard to say what was wrong.  Drew Irvine relieved with two on and stranded them.  He worked two and two-thirds, allowing one run.  Two 2022 draftees, 8th-rounder Cy Nielson and 9th-rounder Mike Walsh, followed and struggled.  Neither could throw strikes, although Nielson at least lasted two innings, giving up four runs, three earned.  Walsh, like Chandler, lasted only four batters, walking three and throwing only six of 19 pitches for strikes.  Yunior Thibo came on with the bases loaded and one out, and let only one run score.  He ended up going two and two-thirds with no runs allowed.  Wilkin Ramos gave up two runs in the ninth before Johan Montero got the last out with the bases loaded.  Marauders pitchers walked a dozen.

Fortunately, Bradenton hitters drew nine walks, three to Jack Brannigan, and had a dozen hits.  The 7-8 hitters came up big, as Brenden Dixon had a double and two singles, scored three and drove in three.  Norkis Marcos had a single and a double.  They each also drew a walk.  Matt Gorski made a surprisingly early return from his quad injury and made it a loud one.  He hit an opposite field home run, his 24th of the season across three teams, and also stole a base, getting a huge jump.  Gorski played right and came out halfway through the game.  Termarr Johnson entered the game as a pinch runner for Juan Jerez, who got hit in the ankle and left in pain.  Johnson singled later and scored two runs.  Tsung-Che Cheng singled, walked, drove in two runs and stole his 29th base.

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leefieux

Cal Mitchell is hopeful brought up to, at least, DH vs RHPs. Good to see Gorski pick up where he left off. Hoping that Nicky G’s current efforts are the real thing and that the K’ing isles are behind him.

Is that a misprint on Endy’s day? No way can I believe that he didn’t get a hit!

ricramer

Heck of a game for Meis.

leefieux

Sounds like Mlodzinski.

Iowasteel

Well, I guess the Marauders might win this game, but I am not sure how. I didn’t realize their second half record was so good. They could possibly win the second half title.

1979andCounting

Nicky G with a big night. 2 doubles, single, sac fly, 4 rbi’s. A bunch of 2 out rbi’s too.

1979andCounting

Two hits for Hank, 2-4 as DH. Endy 0-4 as catcher.

NMR

Love his swing, too.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

I’ve liked what I’ve seen from the hitter front so far. I’m hoping the unseen pitchers and back field instruction (even with who we’ve seen) does wonders.

agent00

nice to see tres gonzalez continue to hit. even with no power

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

There was a Savant link posted recently where he had a couple 100+ BIP with one being 106.8 MPH. Was actually surprised

agent00

get that ball in the air, tres!

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

I’m trying to understand what they saw in Walsh’s arm action. That has to look like one of the most unrepeatable motions I’ve ever seen. A short motion, almost side arm, that looks like a SS side throw to 1B when charging in on a grounder.

Last edited 1 month ago by Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)
VTBucFan

I saw his debut in an FCL game against the Orioles and had the same thought.

NMR

Check out what Jimmy Herget is doing this year!

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Very similar. Good comp. I guess I could see how if they’re able to harness it and get him to find his release point and repeat it, it’d be a weird difficult arm action for hitters to pick up.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

The 2022 draft arms are not displaying strong first impressions.

Iowasteel

One of the nice things about the games in Bradenton is that with the pitch clock most of the games are played at a crisp pace. This is not one of those games. An hour and 45 minutes and they are in the bottom of the 4th. Fort Myers is on their 4th pitcher.

Last edited 1 month ago by Iowasteel
AdministrativeSky236

Hope he gets removed from the park

JimEastTennessee

how far can one accidentally spill a beer? (asking for a friend)

john_fluharty

Wait for a good play then stand up really fast to cheer and accidentally throw it right at the back of his head.

James_Robert5

108 EV

James_Robert5

Actually it was 110.6 mph

Also some 2022 draftees showing up

https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/gamefeed?gamePk=670609

patrick_kelly

Was the trainer checking anything specific out? Please be an oblique and not the arm.

Iowasteel

Something is amiss with Chandler. Throwing 93-94 and is wild high. Trainer just went out.

Last edited 1 month ago by Iowasteel
Iowasteel

And he is done after 3 walks and a fly out. Threw maybe 4 pitches in the zone out-of 20.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Blake about to Rake for Indy!!!!!!

joesolo6181

Any top 10 prospect reports for the fcl and dsl?

skliesen

Happy Bubba Day!

tedwins

Thx Wilbur for the post… still lots of analysis for us hacks, well im a hack, on the remaining teams. I havent had much to post since Bae got hurt, but he is back and still looks great to me… be fun to see him up in MLB in a couple weeks, then he stays there as our everyday 2nd baseman for the next 6 yrs🙏👍👍

Last edited 1 month ago by tedwins
john_fluharty

Will be fun to watch him and Castro vying for the second base position

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