I hate to be a scab, but I imagine a few of you are interested to hear how our young'uns fared yesterday. I have no milb.tv or GIF-making power, so you'll have to settle for box scores. Still, here are some of the key performances so you don't have to track down stats from four different games. I'll go high to low here, starting with AAA.
Oklahoma City Redhawks
Oklahoma City spoiled a perfect day in the minors by losing a tight one to the Salt Lake Bees, 3-2, despite some dominant pitching across the board. Brad Peacock was somewhat inefficient, throwing 99 pitches in five innings, but his peripherals were dominant as he struck out nine, walked one, and posted a 5:1 GB:FB ratio. Unfortunately, two of the four hits he surrendered were solo HRs. Eric Berger struck out another four batters over his three innings pitched, but allowed the would-be go-ahead run to score.
Offensively, Villar continued his hot pace at the plate coming up a HR short of the cycle with a BB, and Marc Krauss had a rare 0-for night. Wally tacked on a couple hits, but the rest of the lineup struggled as the Redhawks left 12 men on base.
Brad Peacock: 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 hits (2 HR), 1 BB, 9 Ks, 99 pitches, 5:1 GB:FB
Josh Zeid: 1 IP, 0 ER
Jonathan Villar: 3-4, 2B, 3B, BB, 2 R,
Marc Krauss: 0-5, 2K
Brett Wallace: 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI
Brandon Laird: 1-4, BB
Austin Wates: 1-4, SB (2)
Corpus Christi Hooks
Moving on to AA. The Hooks continued to pile it on offensively, scoring 13 runs on 15 hits in a 13-3 win over the San Antonio Missions. Carlos Quevado allowed two runs in four frames, and Jake Buchanan followed him up, allowing just one base runner in four innings of work. Max Stassi threw out the only player who tried to run on him. Offensively, it would be easier to tell you who didn't have a good showing. Ben Orloff was the only Hooks hitter to not record a hit. Four Hooks went deep, including George Springer (his 13th of the season). Though I should probably also mention that Michael Burgess hit two HRs and drove in eight runs.
What happened was... Sorry. Can't be stealin' another man's style.
Jake Buchanan: 4 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 0 BB, 2 Ks, 44 pitches, 5:2 GB:FB
George Springer: 1-4, 2 RBI, HR (13), SB (10), BB, 2 Ks
Domingo Santana: 1-4, BB, K
Jonathan Meyer: 3-4, 4 runs, 2 RBI, HR (2), E
Michael Burgess: 3-5, 2 HR, 8 RBI
Max Stassi: 1-5, K
Erik Castro: 3-4, 2B, RBI, BB
A+ time. Lancaster followed up Sunday's no-hitter with a 6-3 win over the Stockton Ports. Blair Walters pitched a respectable four shut-out innings, and Travis Ballew closed it out for the save with a scoreless inning and a third. Delino DeShields got back into the action with a mulit-hit game, but continued to struggle on the base paths as he was picked off and caught stealing. Brandon Meredith hit his first homer of the year, and Nolan Fontana stole his seventh base of the season.
Admittedly, there aren't many particularly interesting stat-lines from this game (except perhaps Perdomo's three errors). Lancaster hitters also drew zero walks.
Nolan Fontana: 1-4, run, SB (7)
Delino DeShields: 2-4, RBI, CS, PO
Brandon Meredith: 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI
Andrew Aplin: 0-4
Preston Tucker: 1-4, 2B
Blair Walters: 4 IP, 2 hits, 4 BB, 5 Ks, 6-4 GB:FB
Travis Ballew: 1.1 IP, 1 hit, K, 0:2 GB:FB
Carlos Perdomo: 1-3, 2B, 3 Errors
Quad City River Bandits
And lastly, the River Bandits played an interesting game, to say the least. Quad Cities failed to score runs in seven of the eight innings they batted in, but more than made up for that with an eight-run fourth inning, taking advantage of a few errors by the Peoria Chiefs. Pitching a shutout didn't hurt matters, either. Jordan Jankowski went five strong shutout innings, allowing just three hits and no walks while striking out three. Josh Fields and Brian Holmes finished things off with two scoreless innings each.
Offensively, three of the River Bandits' higher-upside prospects had multi-hit games: Carlos Correa, Rio Ruiz, and Ariel Ovando.
Carlos Correa: 2-4, run, SB
Rio Ruiz: 3-4, 2B, RBI, K
Ariel Ovando: 2-3, RBI, BB, K
Austin Elkins: 1-5, 2B, 2 RBI
Jordan Jankowski: 4 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, 3 Ks, 6:3 GB:FB
Josh Fields: 2 IP, 1 hit, 1 K, 3:1 GB:FB
Brian Holmes: 2 IP, 2 hits, BB, 2 Ks, 3:0 GB:FB
That'll about do it. Pardon the ordering/abbreviations for some statistics. I'm pretty new to this.