It's been a rough week for Austine Romine: 4 hits in 20 ABs, no BB, no extra base hits, and 10 strike outs.
Last week, I mentioned that Adam Warren was player I thought could move up quickly. Only trouble is, nobody mentioned that to Warren. He only lasted 5 innings in his only start this week, allowing 3 runs despite only 6 baserunners, no home runs and 5 K.
George Kontos has heard my doubts, and as he recovers from arm surgery, he's decided to pick up the pace. He pitched 4.1 IP, allowed only 3 baserunners (2H, 1BB), and 6K.
Corban Joseph has been steady, but he's not gone on a tear yet. He's reached base once a game for the last week, but he's not had a multi-hit game since his AA debut. I think he'll be fine, but the pressure is on him to fill the offensive gap left by recent call-ups.
Andrew Brackman pitched 5 innings last night to finish up the game started by Alfredo Aceves (rehab, yay!). Brackman allowed 6 baserunners (4H, 2BB) and recorded 6K. Brackman (as usual) had one bad inning, but this time some of the blame is shared by Luis Nunez, who botched a play. Learning to pick up your teammates is just one of the intangibles that a pitcher has to learn in the minor leagues.
Hector Noesi gave up 10 hits, a BB and 2K over 5IP in his August 10th outing. Since then he's lengthened his stride a little, and it resulted in 7 innings of 2 hit shutout ball with 10K. Keep it up, kid.
All the stats come from www.milb.com