Triple-A — Oklahoma 9, Portland 8
Matt Antonelli: 0-for-5, BB
Jody Gerut (DH): 2-for-5, HR
Chase Headley: 3-for-5, 2 2B
Brian Myrow: 2-for-4, BB
Edgar Gonzalez (RF): 0-for-5
Chip Ambres (CF): 1-for-1, 3 BB
Craig Stansberry: 0-for-4
Will Venable (PH): 1-for-1
Wade LeBlanc: 3 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 2 HR, 3 BB, 0 SO (87 pitches, 53 strikes)
Josh Banks: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO
Clay Hensley: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 2 SO
Adam Bass: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 2 SO
Antonelli and Stansberry are struggling… I get the impression that Gerut doesn’t want to stay in the minors… Miserable line for LeBlanc (Rain Delay informs us that he needed 41 pitches to make it through the first), but good to see Hensley out there again. First time he’s worked more than an inning this year. Baby steps… The Beavers drew 120 walks in 24 games in April, or 5 per game, tops in the Pacific Coast League.
More coverage at the Portland Oregonian.
Double-A — Frisco 6, San Antonio 4
Drew Macias: 0-for-4, BB
Chad Huffman: 0-for-4, BB
Kyle Blanks: 2-for-5
Craig Cooper: 4-for-4, BB
Jose Lobaton: 3-for-4, BB
Will Inman: 6.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 5 SO, 2 HBP
Neil Jamison: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 1 SO
Inman carried a one-hit shutout into the seventh, when things sort of fell apart for him… The Missions drew 120 walks in 25 games, or 4.8 per game, most in the Texas League in April.
High-A — Lake Elsinore 8, Inland Empire 7
Javis Diaz: 1-for-5, 3B, E
Cedric Hunter (DH): 1-for-4, BB
Eric Sogard: 1-for-4, BB, E
Mitch Canham: 0-for-3, 2 BB, PB
Rayner Contreras: 0-for-0, 4 BB, SF
Corey Kluber: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 2 BB, 2 SO, WP
Ernesto Frieri: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 2 SO
Storm hitters finished April with 129 walks in 27 games, or 4.78 walks per game — you guessed it, tops in the California League.
Low-A — Fort Wayne 11, Kane County 5
Luis Durango: 0-for-4, SB
Yefri Carvajal: 0-for-2 (didn’t start)
Andrew Cumberland (SS): 1-for-6, SB
Kellen Kulbacki: 0-for-3, BB
Justin Baum: 3-for-5, 2 2B
Bradley Chalk: 1-for-3, 2 BB
Wynn Pelzer: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 HR, 2 BB, 4 SO, HBP
Robert Woodard: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 2 SO
Nine runs in the fourth helps… Kulbacki is scuffling big time… The Wizards drew 103 walks in 26 games in April, or 3.96 per game. That’s second only to West Michigan in the Midwest League. I think it’s safe to say the Padres are emphasizing plate discipline among their minor-league hitters.
Were’nt we just talking about attendence 2 weeks ago? How it is down? How it is bad?
Today’s UT has an article about how the fans are not punishing this organization for the bad product and how they keep coming through the turnstiles…
Two points; …The novelty of having a new park is still in effect at Petco.
Also, I think there is a lag between team performance and attendance.
OT FYI – Kouz is going to be on 1360 this morning (I think they said in the 8:00 hour).
Hensley had a great outing, looked solid. As far as Stansberry goes, he was hitting .182 going into yesterdays game. If he’s not careful he’s going to loose his starting gig. At the start of the season he was batting, 2nd then got moved to the 3rd spot, and now finds himself at the bottom of the order. Antonelli may not have a flashy batting average, but the kid knows how to work the strike zone.
Oh, and Luke Carlin looked good too – took some walks, made solid contact and is hitting in the .400 range.
Petco and the Gaslamp combine to make an entertaining evening. Its a winning business formula, it pretty down there, restaurants are decent, parking not too tough, being downtown is interesting-about the only complaint is the cost. So win or loose, its fun and easy for the entire family to catch dinner and a game. Now if the pads where winning, be that much more fun.