Game 29: Pre-Game Notes…In Reading

5:50 PM — It’s a 6:35 start here (in theory), but the tarp is off, so they may actually get this one in.  Anyway, spoke to Shane Brown down in the clubhouse…he got here around 20 minutes ago.  He was on the team bus with Tampa when he found out he was coming up here, and certainly wasn’t expecting it. 

I’ll have quotes from him in the post-game notes, as well as anything relevant that popped in our chat with Tony Franklin.

3:40 PM — Here at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, PA.  No, really.  I am, I promise.  But there may not be baseball here.  The tarp is on the field, and the forecast doesn’t look too good.

The forecast, however, for adding another new player is 100% good.  Outfielder Shane Brown has been promoted…Brown was hitting .241 with no home runs and five RBI for High-A Tampa.  He was on the Staten Island roster and hadn’t played since 4/29.

Lineups…

TRENTON

Abraham Almonte, RF
Dan Brewer, DH
Corban Joseph, 2B
Cody Johnson, LF
Melky Mesa, CF
Luke Murton, 1B
Kevin Mahoney, 3B
Jose Gil, C
Addison Maruszak, SS

Craig Heyer, P

READING

Tyson Gillies, CF
Cesar Hernandez, 2B
Darin Ruf, 1B
Steve Susdorf, DH
Sebastian Valle, C
Jiwan James, RF
Tug Hulett, 3B
Leandro Castro, LF
Troy Hanzawa, SS

Julio Rodriguez, P

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

3 Responses to “Game 29: Pre-Game Notes…In Reading”

  1. Tom from Phila Says:

    I get that the whole purpose of the farm system is to develop and feed talent to the big team, but why be so quick to move Molina and Mustelier, and if the answer is to develop their skills with higher caliber players then why aren’t Mesa, Almonte, Adams or Joseph there too?

    Open question to anyone.

  2. Tom from Phila Says:

    I just noticed they are down two catchers, makes more sense now.

    • Peter Lacock Says:

      Yeah and Molina isn’t really a prospect he’s veteran insurance. You know what you’re going to get from him. When Empire lost a C Gus is a perfect guy to fill in.
      Ronnier is sort of a veteran as well in the sense that he played several years in Cuba and he’s older. He’ll be 28 in 3 months, really old old for AA. He’s only been in the org for a year and is flying thru the system as he should as long as he performs. Don’t be surprised to see him in NY before this season ends.

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