Minor League Boxscores: Friday

13 06 2008

Nashville Sounds (27-39), 10.0 GB

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 3
Oklahoma 1 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 X 8 16 2

RHP Ben Howard – (L, 2-2) 5.2 IP, 12 hits, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K – 3.92 ERA
RHP Luis Pena – 1.0 IP, 2 hits, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K – 4.21 ERA
CF Tony Gwynn Jr. – 2-3, 2 1B, 2 BB – .365 BA
LF Brendan Katin – 1-4, HR (10), 2 RBI – .247 BA

Huntsville Stars (40-27), — GB

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Huntsville 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Jacksonville 5 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 X 10 14 1

LHP Derek Miller – (L, 5-2) 1.0 IP, 4 hits, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K – 4.62 ERA
RHP Mike Jones – 3.0 IP, 4 hits, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K – 9.24 ERA
3B Mat Gamel – 1-3, 2B, RBI – .375 BA
LF Cole Gillespie – 1-1, 2B, 3 BB – .274 BA

Brevard County Manatees (34-32), 6.5 GB

Game canceled. Did not play.

West Virginia Power (29-37), 10.5 GB

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Greensboro 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 8 0
West Virginia 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 1

LHP Chris Cody – (L, 2-1) 6.0 IP, 6 hits, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K – 1.74 ERA
RHP Corey Frerichs – 3.0 IP, 2 hits, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K – 2.29 ERA
3B Zelous Wheeler – 2-4, 2 1B, SB (8 ) – .293 BA

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8 responses

13 06 2008
Aaron

Hey guys, I don’t have a lot of time to write today, but I think this is an important topic we should get one. What do the Brewers do if JJ Hardy gets placed on the DL after today’s exam?

My answer, without looking at the numbers, bring up Mat Gamel, move Bill Hall to short, let Dillon and Iribarren platoon at 2nd and have Branyan pinch hit and be a defensive substitution later in the game. What do you guys think?

13 06 2008
bernie carbo

Aaron..well….your idea looks spicey good, but Brewers decision makers tend to be conservative when ut comes to moving young talent up the ladder…..but you never know because it seems like trends in baseball catch a wave kind a quick. I’m thinking here about multi-year contracts for players not yet free agent eligible and lettign young players 21-22-23 years endure growing pains at the major league level.

But why have Branyon pinch hit? He’s a legitimate offensive threat right now and making the stops at third. I don’t know how long it’s gonna last, but he is in a groove. I could be wrong, but he seems to lay off a few more dirt pitches than he used to. The other thing if Hardy were DL’d…..we’re losing some major defense….so as much as I love Bill Hll’s superior range, I’d be more comfortable with Counsell in there…at least as a late inning defender…

13 06 2008
Aaron

I would be all for that, but I never ever in my life want Craig Counsell in my every day lineup. You can’t make a move if you have a below average over the hill player doing anything but coming in as a defensive substitution or a pinch hitter.

13 06 2008
Dan Wiersema

I agree with Bernie on the Counsell front. His defense is something that I want to have on the diamond if Hardy is gone. Hall plays decently, but if he’s going to fill in outside of his more comfortable spot I don’t want to risk it (he was shaky starting a few attempted DPs at 2nd). Counsell has actually been much better at the plate so he’s less of an offensive liability this season. CC at 2nd.

I don’t take Branyan off 3 unless he starts struggling then I’d give Gamel a look. The move I’d like to see (if we’re bringing anyone up) is Escobar at SS.

13 06 2008
Jim Breen

The Brewers will not call up Mat Gamel this year. From everything I’ve heard, there is zero chance that will happen in 2008.

If J.J. is injured, there are a couple things that could happen. Bill Hall would be moved to short, Craig/Dillon platoon at second, Branyan at third, and Iribarren as a back-up infielder. The Crew could then call up someone like Tony Gwynn Jr. to be the fifth outfielder (even though, Milwaukee wants to leave him in Triple-A for a while longer).

What I would like to see happen is have Milwaukee call up Brad Nelson to play in a soft-platoon with Branyan. This would let Billy/Counsell play short and Iribarren/Dillon play second. None of this would be ideal, but I think it would have the most potential to work for Milwaukee at this point.

13 06 2008
bernie carbo

Aaron…I’m not so sure Coundell over played on the other side of the hill enough to qualify as over the hill. For whatever it’s worth, he brings those un measurable intangibles….

Jim…I second your platoon motion. I’m a big fan of platoons especially if they work…Ha! But seriously, there is something to be said for keeping an entire roster on their toes…I’ll never forget the Phillies benching Jimmy Rollins for not running out what he thought was gonna be a routine play.

13 06 2008
Aaron

Counsell is over the hill in baseball terms. He’s never been particularly good, with the exception of one or two years. I agree that the Gamel move will never happen, but as far as a win now mentality, it’s the most aggressive with the highest ceiling. As for the Brad Nelson suggestion… no way. He’s almost as bad at third as Gamel, and doesn’t bring the same patience. Look at his AAA numbers when he plays third. They’re not good.

Truth be told, I think the Brewers will move Hall to short and let Counsell and Dillon switch off at second, which bothers me. Counsell is not an every day player anymore and to make him one would be a severe mistake.

13 06 2008
Jim Breen

I could get behind the Escobar move with some prodding, but I don’t think Milwaukee wants to break up the core in Huntsville.

As far as Brad Nelson at third base, he has a career .949 fielding percentage at the hot corner. It’s an awfully small sample size, but it’s not worse than Gamel. All in all, there would be a problem in the infield if Hardy goes on the DL (which I don’t think he will).

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