Yoán Moncada returned to the field for the first time since spring training, opening his rehab stint on Saturday with the Knights in Charlotte.
The results are ho-hum — a groundout, a strikeout, a single, an error at third base — but the fact that he played third base instead of DH shows some confidence in his condition, as does the fact that he was adventurous enough to be caught stealing.
Wes Helms outlined the path forward through next week, which starts with a DH assignment today in the finale against Jacksonville.
Jacksonville 5, Charlotte 1
- Adam Haseley wore the collar and silver sombrero.
- Yolbert Sánchez went 1-for-4 with a double.
- Yoán Moncada went 1-for-3 with a strikeout and a CS.
- Carlos Pérez was 0-for-4.
- John Parke: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
*This is a great exchange between Jeff and Parke:
Rocket City 4, Birmingham 1
- Lenyn Sosa and José Rodríguez both were 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Same for Yoelqui Céspedes, although he drove in a run.
- Davis Martin: 5 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 2 HR, 2 WP.
Winston-Salem 10, Asheville 4
- Bryan Ramos went 3-for-5 with a double and a strikeout.
- Luis Mieses, 2-for-5 with two doubles.
- Adam Hackenberg went 0-for-4 with a K.
Fayetteville 2, Kannapolis 1
- James Beard went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Wes Kath, 0-for-4 with a K.
- DJ Gladney, 2-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Wilfred Veras went 1-for-3.
Colas has joined Montgomery in the “position player prospects out of the lineup for multiple games” category.
So much for the improvement in plate discipline we had been seeing from James Beard. 9 Ks and just 1 BB in his last 5 games….
Jim, someone, give me the quick rundown on the sombrero talk. Silver is three strikeouts?
Someone probably struck out 6 times in a game, what is that?
No one has struck out more times in a single day than Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, who whiffed eight times in a double-header on June 4, 2018. The jury is out as to whether there’s been worse. Here’s why
In an extra-inning game, the record is six strikeouts, shared by Cecil Cooper (in 15 innings) and Don Hoak (in 17 innings); but it’s worth noting that no one fanned six times in fewer innings (13) than Toronto’s Alex Gonzalez in 1998.
Okay I’ll do the easy lifting:
Silver – 3 strikeouts
Golden – 4
Platinum – 5
The “horn” or titanium sombrero- 6
wes helms looks like rick Hahn’s more rugged outdoorsey cousin