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Jammers lose opener of doubleheader

July 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Quick notes here from Jamestown in between games as the Tri-City ValleyCats took Game 1 of the doubleheader by a final of 3-0. ValleyCats starter Brian Holmes had a no-hitter through 5 2/3, but Viosergy Rosa broke it up with a solid liner to right.

Ramon Del Orbe wasn’t bad for Jamestown. He allowed just five hits with no walks in six innings of work, but was let down badly by his defense. An unearned run in the fourth thanks to a missed catch fly ball by Jesus Solorzano — with two outs — ended up being enough for Tri-City. But, even the next batter Ryan Dineer hit a slow roller to third that scored the runner from second. Play was ruled a hit, but probably should have been made by Pedro Mendoza.

In the sixth, Austin Elkins ripped a one-out triple that scored a run. He came around to score on a sac fly. In all reality, Del Orbe only made two mistakes (both were triples to Elkins) and only one cost him. Regardless, he took the loss and is now 0-3 with a 4.61 ERA.

Not that the bats helped him, though. The Jammers loaded them up with back-to-back-to-back walks in the first inning, but Anthony Gomez grounded out to end the threat. After that, Brian Holmes sat down 14 in a row until the Rosa single. Solorzano worked a full count, but flew out to right to end the mini-threat. Jamestown then went down in order in the seventh against reliever Blake Ford.

We already know it will be Drew Steckenrider making his professional debut for the Jammers on the hill tonight. The rookie was activated earlier today.

The ensuing roster move sent Blake Logan to the disabled list. No word on why.

JAMESTOWN

1. Rony Peralta – 3B
2. Anthony Gomez – 2B
3. Felix Munoz – 1B
4. Jesus Solorzano – RF
5. Kentrell Dewitt – LF
6. Brian Dice – DH
7. Jose Behar – C
8. Yeison Hernandez – SS
9. Juancito Martinez – CF

SP — Drew Steckenrider

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Game 22: Jammers vs. Lake Monsters

July 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Today’s lineups:

JAMESTOWN

1. Yefri Perez- 2B
2. Pedro Mendoza-3B
3. Viosergy Rosa- 1B
4. Matt Juengel- DH
5. Jesus Solorzano- LF
6. Anthony Gomez- SS
7. Cameron Flynn- RF
8. Sharif Othman- C
9. Juancito Martinez- CF

SP — Mason Hope

VERMONT

1. Chris Bostick- 2B
2. Brett Vertgian- CF
3. Jacob Tanis- 1B
4. John Wooten- RF
5. Bruce Maxwell- DH
6. Wilfredo Solano- SS
7. Chad Lewis – 3B
8. Diomedes Lopez – C
9. Austin Booker- LF

SP — Andres Avila

NOTES

Another start for Sharif Othman behind the plate. He’s got just one hit on the season, but Espada has been going with him over Behar lately. Othman’s now started four of the last six games.

Yefri Perez and Pedro Mendoza still at the top. Those two have been driving the Jammers offense lately. Not too much of a surprise there.

Juancito Martinez, top 20 in the league in batting average, and on-base percentage and second in the league in steals, is still hitting 9th. 17th time he’s done that this season.

Juengel back in the lineup. He had sat three of the last four games.

Cameron Flynn gets the start in right, moving Solorzano over to left. No Kentrell Dewitt, who is hitting .185.

VERMONT NOTES

Chris Bostick is a 44th round draft pick out of Aquinas Institute in Rochester, N.Y. The 19-year-old middle infielder is off to a nice start for Vermont, hitting .276 with two homers. He’s also third in the league in steals with eight.

John Wooten is fifth in the league in extra-base hits and slugging.

TRANSACTION NEWS

Infielder Yeison Hernandez was sent back down from Greensboro. He was hitting .211 (4-for-19) in five games for the Grasshoppers.

Outfielder Cody Keefer was signed by Miami two days ago. He was assigned to Jamestown yesterday and placed on the disabled list today. It’s a right ankle sprain for Keefer.

Jose Rodriguez was assigned to Jamestown from Greensboro on July 6. He has yet to pitch for the Jammers. Might make his debut tonight.

Morning Jam: July 4 Recap, Transaction Notes

July 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Hope everyone had a great July 4. Back to work for me. Going to recap a few notes since Tuesday night — and there was a lot – and we’ll go in with a pitching report later on in the day. We’re just about at the 1/4 mark of the season (19 games) so I’ll be doing some mid-semester report cards on Saturday. That would have been Jamestown’s 20th game, but the suspension Tuesday killed that.

Notes

• Well the Jammers have played good ball since I last talked to you on Monday. They were winning 5-2 Tuesday before the rain came and cancelled it in the third. That game will be made up July 23 in Jamestown starting where it left off with one out in the Auburn third inning. By rule, that game will still be a nine inning game with the originally scheduled game to be a 7-inning contest and start a half hour after the conclusion of the first game. The doubleheader is scheduled to start at 5:05 p.m. in Jamestown.

• But, it was a nice come-from-behind victory Wednesday night that made the start of a six-game roadswing promising. Jamestown beat Staten Island yesterday 5-3 in 12 innings, largely thanks to first baseman Felix Munoz. Jamestown led early 2-0, but Staten Island scored one in the fourth and two in the fifth to take the lead. When Munoz came to bat in the bottom of the eighth with two out and nobody on, it looked like the Jammers were on their way to another loss. But, Munoz crushed a homerun to tie the game. Jheyson Manzueta then got out of a bases-loaded, nobody out jam in the bottom of the 11th and the Jammers scored two in the top of the 12th to win a stunner.

• That was without shortstop Austin Nola, though. The rookie infielder from LSU was called up to Greensboro yesterday. The Grasshoppers are battling some injuries, so no word yet on if Nola will return to Jamestown. Catcher Austin Barnes and outfielder Rand Smith were place on the disabled list Tuesday. In addition, Brent Keys and Terrence Dayleg were also on the disabled list leaving the Grasshoppers with just  11 active hitters. Nola went 1-for-4 in his Greensboro debut.

• Plenty of others moves for the Jammers too, though. Sean Donatello received a big promotion on Tuesday, getting called up to A-Advanced Jupiter. Donatello had been in Jupiter earlier in the year, but he had thrown 12 innings this year in Jamestown and had allowed just one run on eight hits.

• Collin Cargill finished his rehab stint in Jamestown. He was on rehab from Jupiter, but was sent to Greensboro. Cargill threw four innings in two games and allowed four hits. He wasn’t going to be here for long.

• Finally, Michael Vaughn was sent back down to the Gulf Coast League. I was a bit perplexed with what Vaughn was doing in Jamestown. While he was on the disabled list, Jamestown had three active catchers on the roster as is. Vaughn didn’t play a game for Jamestown.

• Confused by all these moves? Check out our active roster page.

• Tonight the Jammers send Mason Hope the mound as the 20-year-old starter looks to get Jamestown its second win in a row. Don’t forget the Jammers have a 3-run cushion in game still to be played, so even though it wouldn’t technically feel like the first three game winning streak this season, it would feel like it.

Categories: Morning Jam, Transactions

Morning (afternoon) Jam

July 1, 2012 Leave a comment

Jamestown bid June a fond farewell after scoring four runs in the ninth inning to have an improbable end to their 8-game losing streak and beat Batavia 6-5. July starts with Auburn, a team that just swept the Jammers in rather easy fashion last week in Auburn.

Already at the ballpark today and here are the lineups:

JAMESTOWN

1. Yefri Perez – DH
2. Pedro Mendoza – 2B
3. Austin Nola – SS
4. Matt Juengel – 3B
5. Viosergy Rosa – 1B
6. Jesus Solorzano – CF
7. Kentrell Dewitt – LF
8. Jose Behar – C
9. Cameron Flynn – RF

SP – Blake Logan

AUBURN

1. Tony Renda – 2B
2. Stephen Perez – SS
3. Shawn Pleffener – 1B
4. Angelberth Montilla – RF
5. Estarlin Martinez – DH
6. Khayyan Norfork – 3B
7. Jordan Poole – LF
8. Wes Schill – CF
9. Spencer Kieboom – C

SP – Gregory Baez

TRANSACTION  NEWS

Pedro Mendoza was activated off the 7-day disabled list two nights ago to further clog up the infield. Subsequent move sent Yeison Hernandez up to Greensboro. Hernandez, who just turned 20 years old, was hitting .282 in eight games this year.

Categories: Morning Jam, Transactions

Jammers-Muckdogs lineups

June 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Today’s lineups here in Jamestown for Jammers (3-8) vs. the Batavia Muckdogs (5-6).

JAMESTOWN

1. Anthony Gomez-SS (.222/.310)
2. Rony Peralta-2B (.333/.455)
3. Austin Nola-3B (.143/.262)
4. Matt Juengel-DH (.243/.333)
5. Felix Munoz-1B (.381/.409)
6. Brian Dice-C (.333/.385)
7. Kentrell Dewitt-LF (.167/.219)
8. Juancito Martinez-CF (.306/.375)
9. Cameron Flynn-RF (.179/.233)

SP — Ramon Del Orbe (0-1, 3.60 ERA, 2 GS)

BATAVIA

1. Steve Ramos-RF
2. Breyvic Valera-2B
3. Garrett Wittels-SS
4. David Washington-1B
5. Patrick Wisdom-3B
6. Jesus Montero-C
7. Matt Young-CF
8. Kolby Byrd-DH
9. Jordan Walton-LF

SP — Kyle Helisek

TRANSACTION NEWS

Reliever Collin Cargill is in Jamestown on a rehab stint. The 24 year old is in his second professional season with the Marlins. He was a 22nd round draft pick last year and pitched in two games for the Jammers.

News and Notes: June 26

June 26, 2012 Leave a comment

I’ll be switching to a slightly new format this week with a daily morning report called the “Morning Jammer”. That will be an easier way for me to hit on a few things as I simply won’t be able to do a game report each night.

• I had a nice phone interview with second baseman Anthony Gomez. That story will be up on the website tomorrow.

• Jamestown placed Drew Steckenrider on the temporarily inactive list. The rookie righthander out of Tennessee has yet to pitch this year. The ensuing roster opening allowed Jamestown to take Blake Logan off of the temporary inactive list. No word yet on when Logan will be used.

• I have teamed up with Penn League Report and will start contributing to the website this week. They do a good job over there, including recapping games from around the NYPL each night. Be sure to keep up with that each day. I’ll mostly be doing Jammers-related stuff work over there.

• Jammers at it again tonight as they continue their three game set with the Auburn Doubledays. Ryan Newell will look to get Jamestown off of a three-game slide.

Monday’s Transactions

June 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Fairly common in the New York Penn League for constant shuffling and Monday — Opening Day — was no different for the Jammers.

Added:

Michael Vaughn (C) — Vaughn’s the fourth catcher in Jamestown now. He was a 14th round pick out of Fresno Pacific University and was actually signed yesterday, June 17. He’s listed on the 7-day DL.

Leaving:

Blake Logan (RHP) — No official transaction listed yet, but Logan is off the roster, which made sense. I hadn’t seen him yet and he wasn’t issued a number.

Injury:

Pedro Mendoza (INF) — Placed on the 7-day DL.

That gets the Jammers to the required active roster of 30 players — 15 pitchers, 15 hitters.