AAA Fresno Grizzlies: Off Day
AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 5-4 loss to Springfield (STL)
-> Kyle Tucker: 2-for-4, 2B, solo HR
-> Garrett Stubbs: 2-for-4, 2 R
-> J.D. Davis: 1-for-3, BB
-> Jack Mayfield: 1-for-3
-> Trent Woodward: 1-for-4, RBI
-> Jon Singleton: 0-for-2, R, 2 BB
SP Rogelio Armenteros: 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 5 K (loss)
RP Josh James: 3.0 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 3 K
Wow, a 1.250 OPS for Tucker in Double-A! #Callamup!
Stubbs is hitting again. He's batted .364 over his last 10 games, and owns a solid .261/.362/.387 line in 34 games. Not incredibly impressive, but he was hitting .211 with a .664 OPS on May 20 and, since then, has collected 12 hits and drawn eight walks in nine games since.
Tough-luck loss for Armenteros tonight. Dude gives up a pair of runs in five innings and his ERA shoots up. Off the top of my head, I can't think of another starter on the farm that has been as consistently great as him this season. He now sits with a 1.35 ERA, 2.9 BB/9, and 11.6 K/9 in 10 outings this year. I'd be kind of shocked to not see him in Triple-A at some point after the Texas League All-Star Game (on June 27, FYI).
A+ Buies Creek Astros: 9-8 loss to Carolina (MIL)
-> Alex De Goti: 2-for-3, 2B, RBI, 2 BB, 3 R
-> Jake Rogers: 2-for-4, BB, 2B, 3 R
-> Dexture McCall: 2-for-4, BB, 2B, R, 2 RBI
-> Myles Straw: 2-for-5, 2B, SB, RBI
-> Anibal Sierra: 1-for-3, BB, RBI
-> Spencer Johnson: 1-for-5, 3B, R, 2 RBI
-> Stephen Wrenn: 1-for-5, SB
SP Ryan Hartman: 3.2 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 4 BB, 1 K (loss)
RP Howie Brey: 1.1 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 1 H, 3 BB, 2 K
RP Brett Adcock: 4.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 4 K
First game after a promotion for Hartman. Half the runs came on a three-run jack. Shake it off. Moving on.
Adcock now has four games with BC under his belt, and it's been a mixed bag, first a bad one, then good, then bad last time, and good this time. Peripherals have taken a dip in the small sample, though he's still missing a decent number of bats despite working to adjust to the new level.
Three-straight multi-hit games for Rogers. He'll still whiff from time to time, but it hasn't been as ugly as expected, and he hasn't hit a big slump so far. Currently owns a 1.209 OPS, almost sure to come down, but with his glove as great as it is behind the dish, it's hard to not eventually see him as a Big Leaguer at this point, barring some kind of utter collapse.
Straw keeps hitting. He's batted .313 over his last 10 games, and he's been basically slump-proof so far. He's reached base at least once via hit or walk in 41 of his 46 games this season. After the game on April 18 his OBP was .370, and it's not dipped below .366 since then. He posted a .434 OBP for the month of May (25 games). He's made up for his lack of power with some action on the bases, too, with 10 stolen bases in 46 games this season, easy 30+ SB ability. Oh, and he's struck out just three more times than he's walked.
A- Quad Cities River Bandits: 3-0 loss to Cedar Rapids (MIN)
-> Yordan Alvarez: 1-for-3, BB
-> Daz Cameron: 1-for-3, 2B
-> Taylor JOnes: 1-for-3
-> Ronnie Dawson: 0-for-2, SB, 2 BB
-> Carmen Benedetti: 0-for-3, BB
-> Osvaldo Duarte: 0-for-3, BB
SP Enoli Paredes: 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 5 K
RP Yohan Ramirez: 2.2 IP, 3 R (2 ER), 4 H, 2 BB, 3 K (loss)
RP Salvador Montano: 0.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K
Alvarez's furious start in full-season ball continues. Even on a night when the offense is shutout on just three hits, he gets on base twice. His hitting streak is six games now, and his streak of reaching via hit or walk is 14 games (he failed to do so only during his very first game). He's sitting with a .377/.460/.585 line, .208 ISO, he's even nabbed a couple of bases and not been caught. You couldn't ask for more from his start. Josh Fields is a very solid reliever, but I'll takes this kind of prospect with upside for him, yes sir.
Second-straight outing of five or more shutout innings for Paredes, something of a breakout star this year. He has a ways to go, but the early signs are promising. 3.1 BB/9 and 7.8 K/9 to go with a 2.11 ERA in 38.1 innings of work so far.
Today's Scheduled Starters
AAA: Francis Martes vs. Rob Whalen
AA: Cy Sneed vs. Matt Pearce
A+: Jorge Alcala vs. Marcos Diplan
A-: TBD vs. Sean Poppen