Triple-A — Las Vegas 18, Portland 2
Matt Antonelli: 1-for-4, E
Jody Gerut (RF): 2-for-4, 2B
Chase Headley (3B): 0-for-4
Brian Myrow: 0-for-4
Nick Hundley: 0-for-4
Edgar Gonzalez (LF): 1-for-3
Chip Ambres (CF): 0-for-2, BB
Oscar Robles (SS): 0-for-3
Enrique Gonzalez: 4 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 0 HR, 2 BB, 6 SO
Josh Banks: 1.2 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 2 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Yeah, you wish…
Third straight game with an error for Antonelli. First appearance at the hot corner this year for Headley. So much for Banks. Reserve infielder Marshall McDougall finished on the mound, retiring two of the three batters he faced en route to the Beavers’ best pitching performance of the evening.
Double-A — San Antonio 3, Midland 0
Chad Huffman (RF): 1-for-4
Kyle Blanks: 0-for-3, BB, SB
Drew Macias: 0-for-3, BB
Jose Lobaton: 1-for-4
Stephen Faris: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 7 SO
Neil Jamison: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 1 SO
I don’t know anything about Faris, but that’s a real nice line at Midland, which traditionally has been murder on pitchers.
High-A — Lake Elsinore 7, Lancaster 5
Javis Diaz (DH): 2-for-5, 2B
Cedric Hunter: 2-for-4, BB, SB, E
Eric Sogard: 2-for-5, 3B
Cory Luebke: 5.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 5 SO
Sogard took a break from doubles, opting instead for a triple.
Low-A — Fort Wayne 5, Peoria 3
Luis Durango (CF): 1-for-5
Andrew Cumberland (SS): 1-for-2, BB
Justin Baum: 0-for-2, E (didn’t start)
Danny Payne (RF): 1-for-1, BB
Kellen Kulbacki: 0-for-2 (didn’t start)
Felix Carrasco: 0-for-4
Yefri Carvajal (LF): 2-for-4, 2B, 3B
Jeremy Hefner: 2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 HR, 0 BB 2 SO
For the second time in 11 days, Carrasco fanned in all four trips to the plate. He now has 33 strikeouts in 66 at-bats on the season. Despite that, he’s hitting a semi-respectable .227/.278/.439.
I think one of the main reasons Headley is at 3rd is Craig Stansberry is in a awful slump.
Faris did a great job even though his velocity was down a little from coming off of an oblique injury that made him miss a start. He was a 12th round pick in the ’06 draft out of Clemson. Put up impressive numbers in college and did pretty well last year, but wasn’t always consistent. He is a very dedicated and hard worker and watching him, you can tell he really wants it. He may not ever be a top prospect, but hopefully he will be able to prove himself this year and show that he earned his spot in AA unlike other people like to think.
The Padres Prospect Report by Peter Friberg on May 22, 2007 blog inlcuded Faris’s stats from that day’s game and said this at the beginning of the report:
“You will not see all the notable performances from the night before, but you will see the notable performances from those who are actually prospects.”