AAA Fresno Grizzlies: 19-7 loss to Salt Lake (LAA)
-> A.J. Reed: 2-for-4, HR, RBI, 2 R
-> Colin Moran: 2-for-5, 2 R
-> Tony Kemp: 2-for-5, RBI
-> Reid Brignac: 1-for-3, BB, SB, RBI, R
-> Juan Centeno: 1-for-3, BB, R
-> Tyler White: 1-for-4, BB, HR, R, 3 RBI
-> Derek Fisher: 1-for-4, BB, R
-> Preston Tucker: 1-for-5, 3B, RBI
SP Casey Coleman: 5.0 IP, 7 ER, 5 H, 6 BB, 3 K (loss)
RP Brian Holmes: 2.2 IP, 11 R (10 ER), 12 H, 1 BB, 3 K
RP Aaron West: 1.1 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 K
Whew. Well that's a lousy way to see your big winning streak end.
Remember when Holmes was looking good and maybe like a potential back-end starter in Double-A? Yeah...54 earned runs in 53.1 innings for Fresno this year, yowza.
Moran continues to smoke it at the plate. He's hitting .425 in his last ten games. He's gone hitless in two or more consecutive games just five times all season. Current season line is .300/.360/.542. What a nice problem to suddenly have. Remember how he fell off or almost fell off basically ever pre-season prospect list? Wow.
Reed, on the other hand, just can't seem to find it consistently. He hit just .176/.267/.374 during June. He does have a 1.145 OPS through his first four games in July so, who knows, maybe this could be the start. It should be noted that he's getting just shredded by lefties and his numbers against right-handers are, well, not spectacular, but solid (.840 OPS).
AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 5-2 win over NW Arkansas (KCR)
-> Kyle Tucker: 2-for-3, 2B, HR, 2 BB, 2 RBI, 2 R
-> Ramon Laureano: 2-for-4, BB, HR, RBI, 2 R
-> Jason Martin: 1-for-3, BB, 2 SB
-> J.D. Davis: 1-for-3, 2B, R, 2 BB
-> Dexture McCall: 1-for-4
-> Antonio Nunez: 1-for-4
-> Jamie Ritchie: 0-for-2, BB, SB, RBI
-> Jon Singleton: 0-for-4, RBI
SP Collin McHugh: 3.2 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 5 K
RP Kent Emanuel: 5.1 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 7 K (win)
McHugh had cruised through three innings before they got him in the fourth and he was pulled.
Emanuel followed up with a very nice outing. Great to see a bounceback after two-straight rough ones previously. He's definitely been up and down, but the flashes look really nice, almost Keuchellian.
Tucker has caught fire now (.366 average in his last 10 games) and his total line for Corpus is almost as good as it was in Buies Creek, aside from a lower OBP. He's gone hitless in just five of his 31 games for the Hooks.
Meanwhile the league is beginning to challenge Martin back; he's cooled off, hitting .196 over his last 11 games. He hasn't turned into a whiff machine or anything though, so he's handling it okay so far.
Laureano is hitting .273 over his last 10 games...
A+ Buies Creek Astros: 8-7 loss to Myrtle Beach (CHC)
-> Myles Straw: 3-for-4, BB, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
-> Anthony Hermelyn: 3-for-4, BB, 2B, RBI, R
-> Stephen Wrenn: 2-for-4, 2B, R
-> Ryne Birk: 2-for-5, R
-> Alex De Goti: 1-for-3, BB, RBI, R
-> Yordan Alvarez: 1-for-4, RBI
-> Anibal Sierra: 1-for-4
-> Spencer Johnson: 0-for-3, BB, SB
SP Franklin Perez: 4.1 IP, 5 ER, 12 H, 2 BB, 4 K
RP Sean Stutzman: 2.1 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K
RP Nick Hernandez: 1.1 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K (loss)
Regression came for Perez. He entered the game with a .174 BAbip and, well, it went up. Still definitely has some kinks to work out.
First long ball of the year for Straw. Now he has to get promoted, right? In all seriousness, unless they're really trying to overhaul his swing or something, I'm getting more and more confused about him still being in A-ball. Currently .328/.435/.425 on the season, with 55 walks and 49 strike outs.
A- Quad Cities River Bandits: 3-0 win over Kane County (ARZ)
-> Josh Rojas: 1-for-3, solo HR
-> Tyler Wolfe: 1-for-3
-> Chuckie Robinson: 1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI
-> Carmen Benedetti: 0-for-2, R, 2 BB
-> Jonathan Arauz: 0-for-3, BB, R
SP Carlos Sanadria: 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 5 BB, 5 K (win)
RP Devon Carr: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K (hold)
RP Erasmo Pinales: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K (save)
Rojas is a bit of an interesting story that's developing. We just drafted him this year out of Hawaii, and he's started off right in full-season ball. In six games, he's hit an impressive .318/.385/.818 with three long balls already. Small sample, but for a 26th round pick, he's suddenly drawing your eye. It will be interesting to see what becomes of him as the sample size grows.
Sanabria's second-straight good start, at least in terms of run prevention. The walk rate is pretty alarming though (6.5 BB/9 on the season). We don't know much about him yet but he's shown some flashes and is sporting a 9.5 K/9 so far this season.
Robinson is on a 10-game hitting streak, and has exactly one hit in each of those games. The peripherals 7.3 BB% and 26.7 K%, are a bit concerning, but he's still a catcher with pretty legit power. How good he is at actually catching will be key.
SS Tri-City ValleyCats: 10-1 loss to Brooklyn (NYM)
-> Bryan De La Cruz: 2-for-3, BB, 3B
-> Miguelangel Sierra: 1-for-4, solo HR
-> Jake Adams: 1-for-4, 2B
-> Abraham Toro-Hernandez: 1-for-4
-> Randy Vasquez: 1-for-4
-> Kristian Trompiz: 0-for-3, BB
-> Connor MacDonald: 0-for-3, BB
SP Carlos Hiraldo: 0.1 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, 0 BB, 1 K (loss)
RP Diogenes Almengo: 3.2 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 5 H, 0 BB, 4 K
RP Hunter Martin: 3.0 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K
RP Parker Mushinski: 0.2 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K
RP Ben Smith: 1.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K
Rough start to the season for Tri-City's offense; they're dead-last in runs scored with just 44 in 15 games, for 2.9 per game. Hard to win like that. State College is a juggernaught again with 86 runs scored, the Cardinals sure have been good to that franchise. Tri-City is also third-worst in ERA with a 5.04 team mark. The 5-10 record is no surprise.
RK Greeneville Astros: 7-3 win over Johnson City (STL)
-> Colton Shaver: 3-for-3, BB, HR, R, 3 RBI
-> Frankeny Fernandez: 1-for-2, R, 2 BB
-> Joan Mauricio: 1-for-3, BB, RBI
-> Adrian Tovalin: 1-for-4, BB, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
-> Patrick Mathis: 0-for-2, 2 BB
-> Oscar Campos: 0-for-2, BB, RBI, R
-> Cody Bohanek: 0-for-3, BB, R
-> Roman Garcia: 0-for-4, R
SP Gerardo Bojorquez: 4.1 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 4 BB, 1 K
RP Humberto Castellanos: 3.2 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K (win)
RP Ian Hardman: 1.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 3 BB, 2 K
Bohanek is off to a fast start, with a .313/.421/.563 line in nine games. Four extra-base hits and four walks already.
Castellanos has bounced around between three levels, yet he has just five games under his belt. Combined, he owns solid numbers; 2.61 ERA, 0.9 BB/9, and 7.8 K/9.
Today's Scheduled Starters
AAA: Dean Deetz vs. John Lamb
AA: Akeem Bostick vs. Foster Griffin
A+: Ryan Hartman vs. Justin Steele
A-: Ronel Blanco vs. Mack Lemieux
SS: Patrick Sandoval vs. TBD
RK: Hansel Paulino vs. Alvaro Seijas