AAA Fresno Grizzlies: 15-14 win over Reno (ARZ)
-> Matt Duffy: 3-for-4, BB, 2 2B, 3 R
-> Matt Dominguez: 3-for-5, 2B, HR, 2 R, 7 RBI
-> Carlos Correa: 2-for-4, BB, RBI, R
-> L.J. Hoes: 2-for-4, BB, RBI, 3 R
-> Max Stassi: 2-for-4, BB, 2 2B, 3 RBI
-> Jon Singleton: 1-for-5, RBI, R
-> Nolan Fontana: 1-for-5, 2B, R
-> Robbie Grossman: 1-for-5, BB, R
-> Domingo Santana: 0-for-2, RBI, 2 BB, 3 R
SP Luis Cruz: 4.2 IP, 5 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 2 K
RP Richard Rodriguez: 1.1 IP, 3 R (2 ER), 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K
RP Jordan Jankowski: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K (hold)
RP Jose Veras: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K (hold)
RP Kevin Chapman: 0.1 IP, 5 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 1 K
RP Jason Stoffel: 0.2 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K (blown save, win)
29 total runs on 32 total hits. Whoa.
Fresno had actually built a 14-8 lead heading into the ninth inning. Not unlike the Astros' situation in Toronto, the bullpen blew it, allowing six runs in the top of the ninth. But there was one key difference; Fresno had Carlos bleepin' Correa in the lineup, and the Astros didn't. Bottom nine, one out, winning run on third...up steps Carlos Correa. Ballgame, of course. And then he's called up pretty much immediately after the game.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Correa finishes MiLB career; 282 games, .313/.392/.491, 133 BB. 126 XBH, 54 SB. He's not yet legally able to drink.</p>— Brian Stevenson (@Ashitaka1110) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ashitaka1110/status/607743676228313088">June 8, 2015</a></blockquote>
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And Dominguez drives in seven runs and no one even cares by comparison. Maybe we should though; he's hit .341 over his last 12 games, after all.
Oh hey, look, it's Jose Veras. Everyone say "hey Jose!" Someone feel free to post that sweet 1980's hair metal band Veras logo thing in the comments section.
AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 3-1 win over Arkansas (LAA)
-> Conrad Gregor: 2-for-4, RBI
-> Jiovanni Mier: 1-for-3, RBI
-> Brett Booth: 1-for-3
-> Colin Moran: 1-for-4, RBI, R
-> Teoscar Hernandez: 1-for-4, 2 SB
-> Danry Vasquez: 0-for-1, 2 BB
-> Andrew Aplin: 0-for-3, BB, R
-> Tyler White: 0-for-3, BB, R
SP Mike Hauschild: 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 8 H, 0 BB, 2 K (win)
RP Travis Ballew: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K (save)
Hauschild retired 21 batters tonight, and 14 of them came on ground outs, just two on the fly. His ERA is down to 3.20 now. He's walked just eight batters in 50.2 innings of work, for a sterling 1.42 BB/9.
Moran has played in six games since returning from that scary injury, and he has at least one hit in all of them. He's batting .364 over his last ten games played, in fact. His overall numbers are about what they've been in the past, but if he continues this hot streak, he could take off. Looking for his first bomb at this point still.
For all his other struggles, Hernandez is now 13-for-15 in steal attempts. That's something, at least. You have to wonder what those numbers would look like if he were getting on-base more than 25% of the time.
A+ Lancaster JetHawks: 17-2 win over Rancho Cucamonga (LAD)
-> Brian Holberton: 3-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R
-> Brett Phillips: 3-for-5, BB, HR, 3 R, 6 RBI
-> Jack Mayfield: 3-for-6, SB, 2 RBI, 2 R
-> Derek Fisher: 2-for-4, R, 2 BB, 2 RBI
-> James Ramsay: 2-for-5, BB, SB, 3 R
-> A.J. Reed: 2-for-6, R, 2 RBI
-> Ronnie Mitchell: 1-for-2, 2 R, 3 BB
-> Marc Wik: 0-for-2, RBI, 2 BB, 2 R
-> J.D. Davis: 0-for-5, RBI, R
SP Edison Frias: 6.1 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 5 K (win)
RP Frederick Tiburcio: 1.2 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K
RP Tyler Brunnemann: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K
Whoa, look at this offense. Ballpark or not, they've been putting up ludicrous run totals recently. Lancaster has scored 150 runs in their last 16 games; that's averaging 9.4 runs a game for over two weeks. Dang.
Fisher has certainly been a big piece of that puzzle. He's settled down a bit since going straight-up berserk in his first couple of games. He's hitting a cool .297/.409/.703 during his first eight games with Lancaster.
Third bomb in nine games for Phillips, that gives him 10 on the season. Add in 15 doubles and five triples, and the .560 SLG% is no surprise. He's struck out less than once a game and is hitting .316 to this point.
Reed tore it up in May and is even more on fire this month; he's played six games in June and has a 1.277 OPS in them. Think of this; he was hitting .208 at the end of April, and he's now up to .300/.406/.590 on the season, with 15 homers and 14 other extra-base hits. That will give you an idea about just how hot he's been for well over a month now. He's still striking out a lot, but that comes with power hitters who work counts. Don't be surprised if he's promoted before long.
A- Quad Cities River Bandits: 8-3 win over South Bend (CHC)
-> Nick Tanielu: 3-for-5, HR, R, 4 RBI
-> Jamie Ritchie: 2-for-3, 2B, RBI, R, 2 BB
-> Jacob Nottingham: 2-for-4, BB, R, 2 2B, 2 RBI
-> Jason Martin: 2-for-4, BB, 2B, RBI, 3 R
-> Ramon Laureano: 2-for-4, 2B, SB, 2 R
-> Kristian Trompiz: 1-for-4, 2B
-> Mott Hyde: 1-for-5
SP Brandon McNitt: 4.0 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 K
RP Jordan Mills: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K
RP Akeem Bostick: 4.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 6 K (win)
More like Akeem BOSStick, am I right? His ERA actually rose to 1.45 after today's outing, goes to show how dominant he'd been so far. The strike outs have been starting to come along too, recently; he struck out just two batters in his first two games (nine innings, 2.00 K/9), but he's since whiffed 21 batters in his last four starts (22 innings, 8.59 K/9). At 20-years-old in full-season ball, he's walked just one batter in 31 total innings (0.29 BB/9). Thank you, Carlos Corporan.
Just another multi-hit game with multiple extra-base hits for Nottingham, and a walk for good measure. This is such a stunning breakout; the sample size keeps growing, but the fall off hasn't come. He's hitting .335 overall now, with 16 doubles and eight bombs in 45 games.
Ritchie keeps doing his Fontana impersonation. He has nine walks in his last ten games, and 45 total in 46 games on the year. He's hitting a middling .267, but will continue to lead off so long as he's walking like this (.429 is the OBP now).
Martin is hitting .300 on the nose over his last ten games. He's struck out just twice in his last seven games.
Today's Scheduled Starters
AAA: Brady Rodgers vs. Caleb Clay
AA: Off Day
A+: Daniel Mengden vs. TBD
A-: Austin Chrismon vs. Tommy Thorpe
Don't forget, the Rule 4 draft begins tonight at 6:00 PM central time on MLB Network!