AAA Fresno Grizzlies: 6-0 win over Albuquerque (COL)
-> Matt Duffy: 2-for-4, 2B, HR, R, 2 RBI
-> Andrew Aplin: 2-for-4, 2B, SB, R
-> Nolan Fontana: 1-for-3, BB, 2B, R
-> Tyler White: 1-for-3, RBI, R
-> Max Stassi: 1-for-4, R
-> Tony Kemp: 1-for-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI
-> Jon Singleton: 0-for-3, BB
-> Alex Presley: 0-for-4, RBI
SP Mike Hauschild: 8.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 5 K (win)
RP Jake Buchanan: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K
Arguably the best start of Hauschild's career here. He did have better peripherals back on July 1 (10 strike outs that one), but didn't pitch eight innings. Either way, this is a gem, plain and simple. It only took him 81 pitches to get through these eight innings! 11 outs on the ground. His ground ball rate is now 59.8% according to MLBfarm.com. 47.5% of all opposing plate appearances have ended in strike outs or ground outs. Combined between AA and AAA this season, he owns a 3.38 ERA, 1.99 BB/9 and 6.58 K/9 in 104 innings.
Tyler White has 57 combined hits and walks with Fresno, and has played 26 games with the club. That's 2.2 combined hits and/or walks per game on average for an entire month.
In not-so-good news, Singleton with the hat trick tonight (three strike outs).
AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 4-2 win over San Antonio (SDP)
-> Colin Moran: 2-for-3, R, 2 BB
-> Chan Moon: 2-for-3, BB, 2 R
-> Teoscar Hernandez: 2-for-4, SB, R
-> Jon Kemmer: 1-for-3, 2B, RBI, 2 BB
-> Jiovanni Mier: 1-for-5, 2B
-> Conrad Gregor: 0-for-2, 2 BB
-> A.J. Reed: 0-for-4, BB, 2 RBI
SP Michael Feliz: 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 5 K
RP Juan Minaya: 0.2 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K (hold)
RP Jandel Gustave: 1.1 IP, 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K (blown save, win)
RP Aaron West: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K (save)
The best start of the season for Feliz. He'd pitched six innings just once before, and they weren't shutout innings. He has a 1.48 ERA over his last eight outings. On the season with Corpus, in 54.2 innings of work, he's posted a 2.63 ERA, a 2.14 BB/9 and a 6.92 K/9.
Moran's breakout continues. This is his third two-hit game in a row, and four of his last five games have been multi-hit games. After this game, his walk rate since returning from his injury is a very strong 11% on the nose. He's now hitting .310/.375/.451 on the season. He's hitting .381 over his last 29 games. Whew!
Don't look now, but Teoscar has three-straight two-hit games, and four in his last five. He's hitting .300 over his last ten games, during which time he's struck out a reasonable eight times. Despite his struggles this year, he has 13 long balls and is 25-for-31 (80.7%) in stolen base attempts, which would have him on-pace for 23 HR and 45 SB in a 162 game sample. The tools are very real. It's not time to give up yet.
A+ Lancaster JetHawks: 9-5 loss to Bakersfield (SEA)
-> Alex Bregman: 3-for-5, 3B, SB
-> Marc Wik: 2-for-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
-> Ronnie Mitchell: 2-for-4, 2B, R
-> James Ramsay: 1-for-4, BB, 2B, R
-> Chase McDonald: 1-for-4, solo HR
-> Edwin Medina: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI
-> Mott Hyde: 1-for-4, R
-> Derek Fisher: 0-for-3, BB
-> Ruben Castro: 0-for-3, BB
SP Christian Powell: 2.1 IP, 7 ER, 9 H, 1 BB, 1 K (loss)
RP Troy Scribner: 2.2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 5 K
RP Keegan Yuhl: 4.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 4 K
There we go, nice strong performance from Bregman. The first few games were nothing but 0-fors and strike outs; in his last four games, he has five hits, a walk, a couple of steals and just one strike out.
First start for Powell in the California League and it's a rough welcome. Two long balls accounted for three of the runs. He had looked pretty solid in Quad-Cities, posting a 2.59 ERA, 2.03 BB/9 and 7.58 K/9 in 11 games.
Scribner has been tossing fewer innings in recent starts, and while you can't be sure that that's led to better performance, it has at least coincided with it. In his last four games, he's pitched 9.2 innings and allowed just two earned.
A- Quad Cities River Bandits: Off Day
SS Tri-City ValleyCats: 6-5 win over Hudson Valley (TBR)
-> Brooks Marlow: 3-for-4, RBI, R
-> Antonio Nunez: 3-for-5, RBI
-> Anthony Hermelyn: 2-for-4, HR, R, 3 RBI
-> Dexture McCall: 1-for-3, BB, 2 R
-> Pat Porter: 1-for-3, 2B
-> Hector Roa: 1-for-4, 2B, R
-> Cesar Carrasco: 1-for-4
-> Johnny Sewald: 1-for-5, R
SP Scott Weathersby: 4.0 IP, 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 0 BB, 6 K
RP Trent Thornton: 3.2 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 4 K (win)
RP Adam Whitt: 1.0 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 0 K (hold)
RP Jacob Dorris: 0.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K
Nunez is having an interesting year. He's up to 26 games played for Tri-City now, and he's hitting .274/.411/.301. Obviously the OBP pops out there; 16 walks and just 11 strike outs in 26 games bodes well for his future. He's a shortstop, too, so he can get away with not having much (or any, it appears) power. 18th-round pick from the 2014 draft.
Weathersby certainly wasn't a heralded pick, but they did take him in the 10th round, just before the slot bonuses all drop off, so they must like him a little bit. He's rewarded that pick so far, posting a 3.09 ERA, 2.31 BB/9 and 10.03 K/9 in his first eight games as a pro.
RK Greeneville Astros: Off Day
Today's Scheduled Starters
AAA: Brady Rodgers vs. TBD
AA: Ruben Alaniz vs. Dennis O'Grady
A+: Francis Martes vs. Tyler Pike
A-: Justin Ferrell vs. Yonny Chirinos
SS: Rogelio Armenteros vs. Roel Ramirez
RK: Yhoan Acosta vs. TBD