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Minor League Open Thread, July 11, 2013

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Al Messerschmidt

New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 7:05 CST

Jake Buchanan starts coming off a 9 K performance in his last game which ended up with him taking the loss.

Frisco at Corpus Christi, 7:05 CST

Ruben Alaniz starts for the Hooks. He's coming off 2 decent starts where he's combined for 13 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, 5 BBs, and 5 Ks.

Inland Empire at Lancaster, 9:00 CST

Thomas Shirley, everyone's favorite sleeper from a couple of seasons ago, starts for Lancaster.

Bowling Green at Quad Cities, 7:00 CST

Vincent Velasquez starts for the River Bandits. He's struck out 24 in his last 18 IP, while only allowing 3 BBs.

Tri-City at Mahoning Valley, Double Header, game 1 at 6:00 CST

Game 1, Adrian Houser is on the bump. Game 2, Michael Feliz which is Spanish for "happy strikeouts" starts.

Greenevile at Princeton, 7:00 CST

Frederick Tiburcio starts for Greenville. He's struck out 19 in 15 IP while allowing 5 BBs.

Here's a video I shot with my iPhone showing George Springer's speed as he legs out an infield hit in the July 9 game at Round Rock. You remember the game he also hit 2 HRs and a triple.

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And finally, can we solve the mystery... WHERE IS JONATHAN VILLAR?