AAA Fresno Grizzlies: Off Night
AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 7-4 loss to San Antonio (SDP)
-> Jack Mayfield: 2-for-3, BB, 2B, SB, RBI, R
-> Jon Singleton: 2-for-4, 2B, 2 R
-> Jason Martin: 2-for-5, 2B, 3B
-> Ramon Laureano: 1-for-3, RBI. 2 SB
-> Kyle Tucker: 1-for-4, SB, R
-> Garrett Stubbs: 1-for-4, SB, RBI
-> J.D. Davis: 1-for-4
SP Kent Emanuel: 6.0 IP, 5 ER, 6 H, 4 BB, 2 K (loss)
RP Jacob Dorris: 2.0 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 K
RP Riley Ferrell: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K
Oh you know, just another multi-hit game for Martin, who has just torched Texas League pitching since being promoted. His hit streak is now 14 games long, and nine of those games have been multi-hit games. He's currently hitting .373/.400/.657 in 19 Double-A games. His strike out rate jumped initially, but he's whiffed a very reasonable six times in his last nine games, so it looks like he's got that under control again. At 21 years old, you simply couldn't ask for more during a guy's first taste of Double-A. Another month or so of strong performance and the national prospect guys won't be able to ignore him anymore.
Things haven't gone as well for Tucker as they have for Martin, though he's younger and hasn't been a professional as long. That said, solid signs of late for Tucker, with a .281 average and a trio of dingers in his last eight games. His stolen base tonight makes him 4-for-5 in Double-A and 13-for-18 (72.2%) on the season.
Ferrell continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery and it's effects. Over his last 10 games, he's posted a 3.18 ERA and struck out 18 batters in 17.0 innings while walking just one.
A+ Buies Creek Astros: Off Night
A- Quad Cities River Bandits: Off Night
SS Tri-City ValleyCats: 5-4 win over Lowell (BOS)
-> Frankeny Fernandez: 3-for-4, 2 R
-> Andy Pineda: 2-for-3, 3 RBI
-> Troy Sieber: 2-for-3, 2B
-> Ruben Castro: 2-for-4, 2B, R
-> Vicente Sanchez: 1-for-3, 2B, RBI, R
-> Connor MacDonald: 1-for-3, BB
-> Kristian Trompiz: 1-for-4, R
SP Patrick Sandoval: 5.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 8 K
RP Leocanny Rodriguez: 0.2 IP, 3 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K (blown save)
RP Reggie Johnson: 2.1 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K
RP Humberto Castellanos: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K (win)
Some early-season excitement for the Gatos. In their home opener, Pineda came through with two on in scoring position, down by a run, in the bottom of the ninth for the come-from-behind walk-off.
Couldn't ask for much more from Sandoval's first start this season (he did work 2.2 innings out of the Buies Creek bullpen back in early May). For those who don't remember, Sandoval was a talented prep prospect that Houston nabbed in the 11th round of the 2015 draft after he fell due to signability concerns. The Astros made the money work and we got a talent much better than his draft round. He has legit mid-rotation upside. Now in his second full professional season, a breakout is possible and he could quickly put himself on the national radar if things go well.
Today's Scheduled Starters
AAA: Trent Thornton vs. Andrew Suarez
AA: Akeem Bostick vs. Ariel Jurado
A+: Yoanys Quiala vs. TBD
A-: TBD vs. Eduardo Del Rosario
SS: TBD vs. TBD
RK: TBD vs. TBD