Triple-A — Las Vegas 8, Portland 1
Matt Antonelli: 0-for-5, E
Oscar Robles (3B): 1-for-5
Jody Gerut (CF): 1-for-1, 3 BB, SB
Brian Myrow: 0-for-3, BB, E
Edgar Gonzalez (RF): 0-for-2, BB, HBP
Chase Headley: 0-for-3, BB
Luis Rodriguez: 0-for-3
Cesar Ramos: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 HR, 4 BB, 6 SO
Mauro Zarate: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 2 SO, HBP
Josh Banks: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 0 SO
Jared Wells: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 0 SO
The Padres recently claimed right-hander Josh Banks off waivers from Toronto. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but ESPN’s Keith Law shot me a note saying it was a nice pickup. I asked him to elaborate, and here’s what he said:
FB 90-94, four-seamer, dead straight. Plus splitter. Flashes an average CB but rarely used it, which I think was the TBJ coaches’ dictum. SL is a non-factor. 60 command and 70 control. Nice kid, seemed baseball-smart to me the times I talked to him.
And before you say anything, just remember that Law used to work in the Blue Jays front office. Maybe Banks has a career, maybe he doesn’t. For the price of a waiver claim, what’s the harm in finding out?
Double-A — Frisco 7, San Antonio 6
Chad Huffman (DH): 3-for-5, HR
Kyle Blanks: 0-for-2, 2 BB, HBP
Drew Macias: 2-for-3, 2 BB
Craig Cooper: 2-for-5
Jose Lobaton: 0-for-2 (didn’t start)
Mike Ekstrom: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 2 HR, 2 BB, 4 SO, HBP
Neil Jamison: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 HR, 0 BB, 0 SO
Jonathan Ellis: 0 IP, 1 H, 1 HR, 0 BB, 0 SO
More coverage at OurSports Central.
High-A — High Desert 7, Lake Elsinore 4
Javis Diaz: 0-for-4, BB
Cedric Hunter: 1-for-5
Eric Sogard: 2-for-4, 2B, BB
Rayner Contreras: 1-for-3, BB, SB
Mitch Canham: 0-for-4
No game scheduled for the Wizards.