Stat of the Day: New Hampshire’s C Brian Jeroloman and INF Brad Emaus sit 2nd and 4th respectively at the top of the AA rankings for On Base Percentage. Jeroloman has an impressive .466 OBP, while Emaus follows with an equally impressive .463 OBP. The only player to have a higher OBP in AA than Jeroloman is none other than FLA OF Mike Stanton (.477) , a prospect some fans know something about, while little known STL LF Aaron Luna splits the 2 with a .465 OBP….a pretty good indication as to how great these two players are doing in their quests to move up to AAA.
Here is a review of the major events in the minors for the Jays on Thursday, 7th of May:
AAA Las Vegas – Lost 7-0
- Nothing to see here – the 51s managed only 3 hits, and as many errors, as Lance Broadway had another lackluster outing: 4.1 IP, 5 ER on 8 hits and 4 walks. Let’s move on, shall we?
AA New Hampshire – Won 7-5 vs division rival Binghamton
- Zach Stewart did not have a good start. He allowed 5 ERson 5 hits and 4 walks in only 3 innings of work. However, he was bailed out by outstanding relief that only allowed 1 hit and 1 walk in the rest of the game, allowing the Fishercats to come back offensively. The relievers were led by 3 shut out inning thrown by BJ Lamura.
- The Fishercats were very efficient and clutch in driving in runs, evident by the fact that they only had 5 hits and 4 walks but still managed 7 runs. Manny Mayorson was the biggest producer, getting 2 RBIs on a double in the 3rd inning.
- Joel Carreno continued the bad starts for the Jays in the minors with a 6 inning 4 ER on 7 hits and 3 walks outing.
- Not much happened offensively, except the continued struggles of the likes of Kevin Ahrens (.143). Those who were hoping that a repeat of HiA would help Kevin find his bat have to be disappointed with this start to the season. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him demoted to LoA Lansing in favor of the hot Mark Sobolewski (.322) so that he can find his stroke.
LoA Lansing – Won 9-4 vs Fort Wayne
- Chad Jenkins (2-2) had the only good start for Jays minors pitchers on htis day, going 7 strong with only 2 ER allowed through 4 hits and 3 walks allowed. He struck out 6 and now has a 3.68 ERA on the year. With the Jays having Chad on the fast track, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him in HiA before May is over.
- CF Chris Hopkins had 4 hits, while DH Sean Ochinko (.303) and 1B Balbino Fuenmayor (.243) had 3 a piece.
- 2B Ryan Schimpf continue to heat up by getting 2 hits of his own and now has a .297 average and .422 OBP over his last 10 games, a key part of the Lansing wins as he’s been placed at the top of the lineup for the majority of this stretch.