AAA Fresno Grizzlies: 6-2 loss to El Paso (SDP)
-> Eury Perez: 3-for-4, 2 RBI
-> Tyler Heineman: 3-for-4
-> Preston Tucker: 2-for-4
-> Jon Kemmer: 1-for-4, R
-> A.J. Reed: 1-for-4
-> Nolan Fontana: 1-for-4
-> Danny Worth: 1-for-5
-> Jon Singleton: 0-for-3, BB, R
SP Joe Musgrove: 6.0 IP, 6 ER, 9 H, 1 BB, 5 K (loss)
RP Chris Cotton: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K
RP Kevin Chapman: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K
RP James Hoyt: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K
Oof, not great for Musgrove in this one. On the plus side, five of those six runs scored in the sixth inning; the first five innings were quite solid. Half of the runs scored on a pair of long balls, too, which is a little uncharacteristic for him. Fresno is a pretty good hitter's park, though, so that will happen. Bump in the road, but it could have been worse.
Hoyt is borderline-untouchable right now. From May 9 to present, he's allowed three base hits. He's allowed 18 total hits and walks all season outside of his one bad game. K/BB ratio is now 5.75, and outside of that bad game, it's 11.25.
Great to see Tucker really warming up, too. Half of his last ten games have been multi-hit games, and he's up to .275/.359/.435 in Triple-A now. He's struck out just three times in his last 11 games.
AA Corpus Christi Hooks: Off Night
A+ Lancaster JetHawks: 8-7 win over Modesto (COL)
-> Jamie Ritchie: 2-for-3, 2B, RBI, 2 BB
-> Ramon Laureano: 2-for-4, BB, 2B, HR, R
-> Drew Ferguson: 2-for-5, SB, R
-> Jason Martin: 1-for-4, BB, 2B, RBI, R
-> Garrett Stubbs: 1-for-4, BB, 2B, R, 2 RBI
-> Brooks Marlow: 1-for-4, BB, R
-> Luis Reynoso: 0-for-1, BB, R
-> Aaron Mizell: 0-for-3, BB, R
-> Bryan Muniz: 0-for-4, R
-> Antonio Nunez: 1-for-1, RBI
SP Dean Deetz: 4.2 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 5 H, 2 BB, 5 K
RP Andrew Thome: 2.1 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 5 H, 0 BB, 2 K
RP Ryan Thompson: 2.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K (blown save, win)
Regression came for Thome tonight. Lancaster gets everyone eventually. The overall numbers are still strong. The 0.93 ERA is great, but in a small sample, it's not worth much. The 11 strike outs and two walks in 9.2 innings are more encouraging.
Deetz is looking alright so far, considering the environment. He gets ground balls (51% now), doesn't allow many homers, and can miss some bats. I've noticed that, even now in Lancaster, the trend of him being a bit hard to hit is continuing; he's allowed just 110 hits in 136.1 professional innings so far. He needs more work, but there's talent here.
Laureano is having himself a nice season; he owns a .299/.427/.460 line in 49 games now. That said, his home/road splits are notable; his OPS is a full .340 higher at home than on the road. The walk and strike out rates are pretty similar, so it's not a total illusion, but he looks like the type of guy that might collapse up in Double-A.
A- Quad Cities River Bandits: Off Night
Today's Scheduled Starters
AAA: Mike Hauschild vs. Frank Garces
AA: Keegan Yuhl vs. Daniel Gossett
A+: Rogelio Armenteros vs. Parker French
A-: Albert Abreu vs. Evan Manarino