BBDP May 2: ManBan’s return

Triple-A Empire State: W 2-1 vs Rochester: W: Bulger S: Eppley

Kevin Russo: 0/4 (.296)
Dewayne Wise: 0/4, 2 K (.347)
Steve Pearce: 2/4, HR (4), R, RBI, K (.286). With the Chavez injury today, he, Jayson Nix, or Brandon Laird are gonna get called up. Pearce has only played one game there this season, and hasn’t played there much in his career.
Frankie Cervelli: 2/3, R (.227)
Brandon Laird: 1/3, 2B (.256). He’s 11 for his last 33 with four walks, no homers, and 6 strikeouts. Most importantly, he can play third base for real. There’s an outside chance they skip triple-A and call up Mustelier.
Manny “ManBan” Banuelos: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 5 K, 0 BB, WP. He threw exactly 60 pitches, so I’m assuming that was his pitch limit since he was returning from injury. The key here is that he didn’t walk anyone. Very encouraging.

Double-A Trenton: W 4-3 vs Portland. W: Preston Claiborne (1-1) S: Ryan Flannery (3)

Abe Almonte: 0/4, BB, 3 K (.277)
Dan Brewer: 2/5, R, K, SB (1) (.209)
Ronnier “Musketeer” Mustelier: 1/3, R, HR, BB, RBI, K (.340) 15 for his last 45 (.333) 2 HR, both in the last two games, 10 RBI, 3 BB, 11 K. He or Laird may take Chavez’s place.
Cody Johnson: 2/3, R, 2B, BB, (.280)
Melky Mesa: 1/3, 2B, BB, K, SB (4) (.233)
Luke Murton: 0/4, 3 K (.268)
Yadil Mujica: 0/4, K (.423)
Craig Heyer: 6 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, BB, 6 K, HR (4.55 ERA). Typical Heyer outing.
Preston Claiborne: 1.2 IP, H, 0 ER, BB, 3 K (2.87 ERA)
Ryan Flannery: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, K (1.42 ERA) Save number three on the year.

High-A Tampa: W 3-2 vs Brevard County. W: Arrebato (1-0)

Eddy Sosa: 3/6, R, K, 2 SB (5) (.253)
Kelvin Castro: 2/5, R, RBI, BB, 2 K, CS (4) (.198)
Ramon “Ray-Flo” Flores: 5/6, 2B, CS (1) (.258) 10 for his last 16 (.625). Huge game for him. This is the Flores we had all hoped for at the beginning of the season.
Rob Segedin: 0/5, BB, 3 K (.297)
Kyle Roller: 0/3, BB, K (.200)
Tyson Blaser: 1/3, BB, K (.393)
Jose Toussen came in as a pinch hitter for Kyle Roller and got the game winning RBI.
Nik “Turley Bird” Turley: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K (2.23 ERA). Another solid outing.
Kramer “The Krame Dog” Sneed: 2 IP, H, 0 ER, 2 K (9.0 ERA)
Manuelo Barreda: 2 IP, 2 BB, 0 H, 0 ER (6.00 ERA)
Rigoberto Arrebato: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, K (4.5 ERA) Got his first win of the season.

Low-A Charleston: W 5-3 vs Lakewood. W: Guerra (2-0) S: Wetherell (4)

Angelo “Bubba” Gumbs: 1/3, R, 2B, BB, SB (6) (.211)
Anderson Feliz “Navidad”: 1/3, 2B, BB, K (.294)
Dante Bichette Jr.: 0/3, BB (.237) Still struggling in a big way. It’s a long season though and he has been known to make good adjustments.
Tyler “The Boss” Austin: 1/2, 2 R, 2B, 2 BB (.360) This team has superior patience for Low-A.
Gary Sanchez: 1/4, R, 2B, RBI, 2 K (.341)
Ben Gamel: 0/2, R, 2 BB, SB (6) (.244)
Scottie Allen: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 4 K (4.68 ERA)
Pedro Guerra: 2 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 2 K (1.80 ERA). Got his first blown save and second win this game.
Phil Wetherell: 1 IP, H, 0 ER, K (1.13 ERA) Fourth save. He’s pitching really well here, hope he’s in Tampa by season’s end.

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4 Responses to BBDP May 2: ManBan’s return

  1. Gonzalo says:

    Nice, Banuelos has the talent, hopefully he can continue like that. I don't Betances very well but I hope he won´t be the next Brackman

    • Gonzalo says:

      I don't know *

    • Greg Corcoran says:

      I don't think he's the next Brackman. Brackman has never had the kind of sustained success that Betances has had the past two seasons. The big worry with Betances is that he becomes nothing more than a reliever. Betances' colossal struggles with control to start the season are very worrisome, but he has shown the ability to make adjustments in the past and I suspect he will do the same this season at some point. He's still got some time before any Andrew Brackman comparisons can become legitimate.

  2. Fred says:

    Wow, great return from injury for Banuelos, hope that's a sign that his early struggles were all back related