AAA Fresno Grizzlies: 10-4 win over New Orleans (MIA)
-> Tyler White: 4-for-5, 2B, HR, 2 R, 6 RBI
-> Max Stassi: 3-for-5, RBI
-> L.J. Hoes: 2-for-3, 2 BB, 4 R
-> Matt Duffy: 2-for-4, BB, R
-> Jon Singleton: 2-for-5, HR, RBI, 2 R
-> Nolan Fontana: 1-for-3, 2 BB
-> Alex Presley: 1-for-5, solo HR
-> Robbie Grossman: 0-for-4, RBI
SP Dan Straily: 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 8 K (win)
RP Kevin Chapman: 1.0 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K
RP Joe Thatcher: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K
Dang. It's a good thing Luis Valbuena has actually been really good for his last 15 games, or Tyler White may have taken his job. Half of his six RBI tonight came with two outs. White is hitting .389 in AAA now guys. He's hit .516 over his last seven games. He has a combined 82 hits and walks in 37 games, or 2.2 hits and walks per game for well over a month now. His OBP with Fresno is .486. Goodness.
Straily has allowed three or fewer earned runs in each of his last eight starts. He has a 3.58 ERA, 1.38 BB/9 and 8.70 K/9 in 110.2 innings of work. That's a big-time 6.29 K/BB ratio. Twice as many ground outs as fly outs in this game, too.
Singleton's first homer since rejoining the AAA club after spending July in The Bigs. He has 17 long balls in 82 games with Fresno this year.
Don't look now, but after hitting .246/.353/.456 in July, Stassi is hitting .313 with an OPS around .900 in August so far. He's still striking out enough to where I'm skeptical it will continue, but who knows?
AA Corpus Christi Hooks: Off Day
A+ Lancaster JetHawks: 8-0 win over Inland Empire (LAA)
-> Sean McMullen: 3-for-4, R, 2 2B, 2 RBI
-> Marc Wik: 2-for-4, 2B, RBI, R
-> Ronnie Mitchell: 2-for-4, 3B, 2 R
-> James Ramsay: 2-for-4, BB, R
-> Alex Bregman: 2-for-5, RBI
-> Mott Hyde: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI, R
-> Jamie Ritchie: 1-for-4
-> Chase McDonald: 1-for-5, HR, R, 3 RBI
-> Derek Fisher: 0-for-2, R, 3 BB
SP Francis Martes: 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 9 K (win)
RP Jordan Mills: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Real team win tonight, with the shutout work from the pitchers and every member of the starting lineup reaching base at least once. Six of the starting nine reached on a hit or walk multiple times, in fact.
Considering that it was inside Lancaster's park, this is probably Martes' best start in a season of great ones. A 26 MPH wind blowing out to center did not phase him. After allowing seven earned runs in his first two games with the JetHawks, he's reeled off three gems, allowing just two earned over his last 19.1 innings of work. All told in five games with Lancaster, he's sporting a 2.89 ERA, 2.57 BB/9 and 10.93 K/9. He's 19 years old, guys.
Four-game hitting streak for Bregman now. He's hitting .333 over his last 14 games with Lancaster. He's failed to reach base via hit or walk in just three of his 20 games for the club.
Fisher had a six-game hitting streak snapped tonight, though his streak of reaching via hit or walk increased to nine games in a row. He's drawn eight walks in his last nine games, while striking out six times.
Homers in back-to-back games for McDonald. He has 25 on the year now and has passed Reed for the most for Lancaster this season (Reed has more, 29, overall though). He has 11 homers in his last 26 games. California League or no, that's a pretty impressive display.
A- Quad Cities River Bandits: Off Day
SS Tri-City ValleyCats: Off Day
RK Greeneville Astros: 9-5 win over Johnson City (STL)
-> Osvaldo Duarte: 3-for-4, 2B, 3 R
-> Randy Cesar: 3-for-5, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
-> Daz Cameron: 3-for-5, 2B, RBI, 2 R
-> Connor Goedert: 2-for-3, 2 BB
-> Myles Straw: 2-for-4, 2 R
-> Kyle Tucker: 1-for-3, 2B, 2 BB, 2 RBI
-> Ford Stainback: 1-for-3, BB, 2B
-> Kevin Martir: 1-for-4, RBI
SP Moreno Polanco: 1.1 IP, 3 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 0 K
RP Starlyng Sanchez: 2.2 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 1 K
RP Diogenes Almengo: 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 5 K (win)
Almengo has rising pretty quickly this year. He started down in the Dominican Summer League, then came stateside and continued doing well in the Gulf Coast League. Now he has three games for Greeneville, and has allowed just one earned run in 10.1 innings in those games. His ground ball rate was a little better than 46% entering this game, and he got six outs on a ground to just one on the fly to boost that further.
Fourth multi-hit game for Cameron with Greeneville. He's also drawn seven walks. He's hitting .327/.413/.436 now.
Nice to see the pair of walks from Tucker; he had just two coming into the game, one of which was intentional. His OPS with Greeneville is over .800 now.
Today's Scheduled Starters
AAA: TBD vs. Blake Logan
AA: TBD vs. Christopher Ellis
A+: Austin Chrismon vs. Victor Alcantara
A-: Justin Ferrell vs. Angel Ventura
SS: All-Star Game
RK: Edgardo Sandoval vs. Josh Wirsu