Triple-A — Sacramento 8, Portland 3
Matt Antonelli: 2-for-5, 2 2B
Craig Stansberry (3B): 0-for-5
Chase Headley: 0-for-4
Brian Myrow: 0-for-1, 2 BB, HBP
Nick Hundley: 1-for-4, HR
Jody Gerut (RF): 2-for-3, 2B, BB
Edgar Gonzalez (DH): 1-for-4
Will Venable: 2-for-4, 2B
Luis Rodriguez: 1-for-4, HR
Josh Geer: 3.2 IP, 11 H, 8 R, 2 HR, 1 BB, 2 SO
Dirk Hayhurst: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 2 BB, 7 SO
Paul Abraham: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 2 SO
I can’t believe Rodriguez hit a home run… Geer got pounded, which will happen to finesse pitchers. Great work by the bullpen, though. Must be nice…
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Double-A — Texas League took the night off
High-A — Visalia 4, Lake Elsinore 3
Javis Diaz: 2-for-4, 2B, 3B
Eric Sogard: 3-for-5, 2 2B
Mitch Canham: 1-for-4, HR, PB
Cedric Hunter: 0-for-0, BB (didn’t start)
Corey Kluber: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 5 SO, 8 GO
LynchMob, dprat, Jason at sdpadrefan.com, and I all attended this one. Diaz got the start in center. Dude is very fast… One of Sogard’s doubles was smoked off the wall in right field. He also struck out on a full count with the bases loaded to end the game — it was a nasty pitch… Canham’s homer was a no-doubter.
Kluber allowed a run in the first and then shut down the Oaks. The scoreboard had his fastball at 88-91 mph, and he consistently pounded the bottom of the strike zone with it. Kluber also showed good command of a low-80s breaking ball, three times throwing it for a called strike (not center of the plate, either) on a 2-1 count. With the usual caveats (sample of one game, I’m not a scout, etc.), I liked what I saw.
Low-A — Dayton 8, Fort Wayne 5
Bradley Chalk: 1-for-4, SF
Andrew Cumberland (2B): 1-for-4, SB
Felix Carrasco: 0-for-4, 4 SO
Justin Baum: 0-for-3, BB
Yefri Carvajal: 2-for-4, 2B
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