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SGFers in the Bigs — June 27 (Baseball)

Everyone likes see the local athlete succeed. That’s why we created SGFers in the Bigs, a snapshot of where they are playing and how they are playing. Because it’s likely with all of these athletes, we’ve watched them do something incredible — and now we can all brag on them.

All stats are through Tuesday’s games (June 26).

tagsgf shaun marcum 150x150 SGFers in the Bigs — June 27 (Baseball)Shaun Marcum, Milwaukee Brewers (Missouri State)

Marcum was placed on the disabled list this week, and the news gets worse. During a throwing session, he experience discomfort in his right elbow, a development that could extend what was supposed to be only a brief stay on the 15-day disabled list.

The Brewers had hoped to have Marcum back on the mound either Saturday or Sunday against the D-backs, after two missed starts. But that plan is now in doubt after Marcum played catch with head athletic trainer Dan Wright in the outfield grass at Great American Ball Park in his first activity since a June 14 start at Kansas City, when he felt tightness in his surgically-repaired elbow.

Marcum told a reporter he was “still sore.”

Next scheduled start: Not anytime soon.

Team W-L ERA G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB SO BAA
Brewers 5-3 3.39 13 13 0 82 1/3 70 33 31 10 26 77 .227

tagsgf brad ziegler 2 150x150 SGFers in the Bigs — June 27 (Baseball)Brad Ziegler, Arizona Diamondbacks (Missouri State)

Ziegler only pitched once in the last week and made it count. He pitched two scoreless innings against the Cubs, striking out 3 and earning his 4th victory. The Diamondbacks have been disappointing, but Ziegler has not.

Upcoming schedule: Today-Thursday at Atlanta; Friday-Sunday at Milwaukee; Monday-Wednesday vs. San Diego

Team W-L ERA G Hold Save IP H R ER HR BB SO BAA
D Backs
4-1 2.48 33 4 0 29 26 9 8 0 10 19 .255

tagsgf jeff gray twins 150x150 SGFers in the Bigs — June 27 (Baseball)Jeff Gray, Minnesota Twins (Missouri State)

Gray continues to succeed in varying roles. He picked up his first hold of the year — which is the equivalent of a save for middle relievers — against Cincinnati on Friday. His last 5 innings pitched have been scoreless, including 2 this past week.

Upcoming schedule: Today vs. Chicago White Sox; Friday-Sunday vs. Kansas City (doubleheader Saturday); Monday-Thursday at Detriot

Team W-L ERA G Save Hold IP H R ER HR BB SO BAA
Twins 3-0 4.31 31 0 1 31 1/3 30 16 15 4 15 17 .244

tagsgf scott elbert1 150x150 SGFers in the Bigs — June 27 (Baseball)Scott Elbert, LA Dodgers (Seneca HS)

Elbert had his busiest week of the season, one that shows manager Don Mattingly is starting to have real faith in his results. Elbert gave up a home run to Oakland’s Brandon Moss last Wednesday, but it’s one of only 5 hits he’s given up all month, spanning 8 1/3 innings. His ERA in June is 2.16.

Upcoming schedule: Today at San Francisco; Thursday-Sunday vs. NY Mets; Monday-Tuesday vs. Cincinnati

Team W-L ERA G Save Hold IP H R ER HR BB SO BAA
Dodgers
0-1 3.22 31 0 7 22 1/3 22 8 8 3 8 25 .265

tagsgf ross detwiler 21 150x150 SGFers in the Bigs — June 27 (Baseball)Ross Detwiler, Washington Nationals (Missouri State)

Detwiler’s return to the starting rotation was glorious. He didn’t earn the victory, but threw 5 scoreless innings, allowing just 6 baserunners and striking out 3. He only threw 82 pitches in the 2-1 loss to Baltimore, but likely cemented his value in the rotation.

Next scheduled start: Friday at Atlanta (Ramon Delgado), 7:35 p.m.

Team W-L ERA G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB SO BAA
Washington
4-3 3.09 16 10 0 67 58 28 23 6 23 49 .234

lucasharrell 306x219 150x150 SGFers in the Bigs — June 27 (Baseball)

Lucas Harrell, Houston Astros (Ozark HS)

Harrell just rolled out his most dominant start of his professional career — and not only didn’t win, but was saddled with a loss. Against Cleveland on Friday, Harrell struck out a career-high 9 and allowed just 2 hits over 7 innings, allowing just one run. However, Houston was shut out by Ubaldo Jimenez and Harrell got the tough-luck loss.

Next scheduled start: Today vs. San Diego (Clayton Richard), 8 p.m.

Team W-L ERA G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB SO BAA
Houston
6-6 4.77 15 15 0 88 2/3 89 55 47 8 31 49 .261

tagsgf ryan howard2 150x150 SGFers in the Bigs — June 27 (Baseball)Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies (Missouri State)

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel told the press Wednesday morning that Howard could join the MLB roster immediately following the All-Star break, which is only two weeks away. That’s great news as he recovers from Achilles surgery.

2011 G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Phillies 152 557 81 141 30 1 33 116 75 172 1 0 .253 .346 .488 .834

SGFers in the Minors

tagsgf scott carroll 150x150 SGFers in the Bigs — June 27 (Baseball)Scott Carroll, Cincinnati Reds Triple-A (Missouri State)

Carroll has been placed on the 7-day disabled list. There’s no report of what happened, but the move occurred on Sunday. Hopefull, it will get him right and back on track. He is on the 40-man roster, so the Reds think highly of him. Here’s a video of Carroll talking about his transition from starter to reliever.

Upcoming schedule: None for Carroll

Team W-L ERA G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB SO BAA
Triple-A Louisville
2-3 5.90 25 0 0 39 2/3 51 26 26 4 16 27 .319

tagsgf matt palmer 150x150 SGFers in the Bigs — June 27 (Baseball)Matt Palmer, San Diego Padres Triple-A (Missouri State)

This is a gutcheck time for Palmer, who has been miserable since being DFA’d by San Diego a few weeks ago. He allowed 6 runs and 10 hits in 6 innings to Las Vegas on Friday. Since rejoining Tucson, he’s allowed 16 runs in 14 2/3 innings. Yikes.

Upcoming schedule: Today vs. Colorado Sky Sox, 8 p.m.

MAJORS

Team W-L ERA G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB SO BAA
SD
0-0 9.00 3 0 0 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 .286

MINORS

Team W-L ERA G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB SO BAA
Triple-A Tucson
4-4 6.10 11 10 0 48 2/3 65 35 33 0 21 33 .323

tagsgf buddy baumann 150x150 SGFers in the Bigs — June 27 (Baseball)Buddy Baumann, KC Royals Double-A (MSU & Rogersville HS)

Baumann only pitched once last week, and allowed a run in two innings on a home run to Arkansas. Still, things continue to be solid for the Rogersville native. His role with Northwest Arkansas is clearly as a long reliever.

Upcoming schedule: Friday-Sunday at Corpus Christi; Monday-Wednesday at San Antonio

Team W-L ERA G GS Save Hold IP H R ER HR BB SO BAA
Double-A NWA
3-1 3.29 20 0 0 0 38 1/3 31 18 14 3 20 34 .225

tagsgf mike kickham richmond SGFers in the Bigs — June 27 (Baseball)Mike Kickham, SF Giants Double-A (Missouri State and Glendale HS)

Kickham started twice in the past 7 days with mixed results. In both, his control problems flared up again. In a victory on Thursday, he allowed only one run over 5 2/3 innings, but walked 6 to go along with 4 hit. On Tuesday, he earned a loss by allowing 6 runs — 3 earned — in just 3 2/3 innings with 5 walks and 5 hits allowed. He walked 11 in his last two starts, after walking 11 in his previous 5. Still, the season numbers look pretty.

Next scheduled start: Sunday at Akron (Which means if Matt Lawson starts, Kickham will pitch against his fellow MSU alum…See below)

Team W-L ERA G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB SO BAA
Double-A Richmond
5-6 3.04 15 15 0 74 63 30 25 3 45 67 .232

tagsgf matt lawson akron SGFers in the Bigs — June 27 (Baseball)Matt Lawson, Cleveland Indians Double-A (Missouri State/Carl Junction HS)

Back in Double-A full time, Lawson is playing every day, but is scuffling. He’s just 2 for his last 16, both singles. And, he’s only walked twice in that same span. Still, he’s got an opportunity, but he’s going to need to hit to stay there.

Upcoming schedule: Today-Thursday vs. Akron; Friday-Monday vs. Richmond (If he starts, he’ll face Mike Kickham on Sunday…)

Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Double-A Akron
16 43 3 10 2 0 0 7 6 7 2 1 .233 .340 .279 .619

tagsgf pat doyle1 SGFers in the Bigs — June 27 (Baseball)Pat Doyle, Cincinnati Reds High-A (Missouri State)

As we speculated, Bakersfield gave Doyle a turn in the starting rotation Sunday. It didn’t go well. He allowed 8 runs — 5 earned — in 4 innings, weakened by 8 hits. It’s surprising, too, because the longer Doyle has gone in outings, generally the better he’s fared. Hopefull he gets another turn Friday.

Upcoming schedule: Friday vs. Modesto, 9:45 p.m.

Team W-L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO BAA
High-A Bakersfield
7-2 4.15 25 2 0 47 2/3 39 27 22 5 17 44 .217

tyler clark SGFers in the Bigs — June 27 (Baseball)

Tyler Clark Detroit Tigers High-A (Catholic HS)

Clark didn’t pitch in the last week, but as we know, there hasn’t been a lot of baseball in Florida lately with the flooding. We hope everything is OK down there in Lakeland.

Upcoming schedule: All TBA

Team W-L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO BAA
High-A Lakeland 4-0 1.04 18 0 1 26 12 3 3 1 10 32 .141

tagsgf aaron meade SGFers in the Bigs — June 27 (Baseball)Aaron Meade, LA Angels Low-A (Missouri State)

Cedar Rapids looks to be toying with the way they want to use Meade. On Friday, he pitched 1/3 of an innings, striking the batter out. On Sunday, he threw 3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit, one walk and struck out one batter. He earned his second victory.

All of a sudden, Meade has thrown 28 1/3 quality innings. It doesn’t look like a flash in the pan, or a gimmick.

Upcoming schedule: Today vs. Burlington, Thursday-Saturday at Quad Cities; Sunday-Tuesday at Beloit

Team W-L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO BAA
Low-A Cedar Rapids
2-0 1.91 16 0 0 28 1/3 19 6 6 1 11 21 .190

tagsgf kevin medrano SGFers in the Bigs — June 27 (Baseball)Kevin Medrano, Arizona Diamondbacks Short Season Advanced (Missouri State)

Medrano’s second 5 games weren’t as good as his first 5, but he’s still solid. He went 4-for-19 last week with a triple, an RBI and 3 walks. It’s a small sample size, but he’s 4-for-8 against lefthanded pitching with a triple. Oh, and those 3 walks in the last 5 games? They make up his season total.

Upcoming schedule: Today at Tri-City; Thursday-Saturday vs. Tri-City; Sunday-Tuesday vs. Spokane

Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
SSA Yakima
10 38 4 10 2 0 0 4 3 5 2 0 .263 .317 .368 .685

jc casey1 150x150 SGFers in the Bigs — June 27 (Baseball)J.C. Casey, Chicago White Sox Short Season Advanced (Missouri State and Kickapoo HS)

Casey’s second start for Great Falls wasn’t as glamorous as the first. He was saddled with a loss Monday after allowing 3 runs, 6 hits and 4 walks over 4 2/3 innings to Billings.

Next scheduled start: Saturday vs. Helena, 8 p.m.

Team W-L ERA G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB SO BAA
SSA Great Falls
1-1 3.38 2 2 0 10 2/3 11 5 4 0 6 4 .275

tagsgf seth conner jays 150x150 SGFers in the Bigs — June 27 (Baseball)Seth Conner, Toronto Blue Jays Short Season Appalachian League (Rogersville HS)

Conner showed enough to earn a promotion from the Gulf Coast League to the Short Season rookie affiliate in Bluefield, WV (Appalachian League). After batting cleanup for the GCL team, he’s batted 7th twice and 5th once.

Upcoming schedule: Today at Burlington; Thursday-Saturday vs Kingsport; Sunday-Tuesday vs. Pulaski

Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
GCL Blue Jays
5 16 2 4 1 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 .250 .350 .313 .663
SS Rookie Bluefield
3 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .364

tagsgf johnny eierman rays 150x150 SGFers in the Bigs — June 27 (Baseball)Johnny Eierman, Tampa Bay Rays Rookie Gulf Coast League (Warsaw HS)

Eierman has only played once in the last week, and it likely has a lot to do with the flooding in Florida. We wish them all the best, so he can get his MLB career back on track.

Upcoming schedule: All TBA

Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
SSA Great Falls
4 14 2 5 3 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 .357 .471 .571 1.042

Wait, I thought they were in pro baseball…

Anything or anyone we missed? Send it to me at allen@tagsgf.com

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