For the draft hounds among you, Baseball America has released its first mock draft. It has the Padres taking Arizona State first baseman Ike Davis at #23… because if there’s one organizational weakness, it’s at first base.
Sigh. Nothing against Davis, but I hope this is very, very wrong.
Triple-A — Portland 11, Las Vegas 2
Craig Stansberry (SS): 1-for-6
Chase Headley: 3-for-4, 2B, HR, BB, HBP
Brian Myrow: 2-for-4, 2 2B, BB
Nick Hundley: 3-for-4, 2 2B, BB
Will Venable: 2-for-5
Matt Antonelli: 1-for-4, BB
Josh Geer: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 HR, 4 BB, 2 SO, 1-for-4, 2B
Carlos Guevara: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 1 SO (8 pitches, 7 strikes)
Mauro Zarate: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO
Every starter had at least one hit. Geer’s three RBI led the team… Rule V draftee Guevara made his season debut after starting 2008 on the disabled list.
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Chad Huffman: 0-for-1, 2 BB
Kyle Blanks: 0-for-6, BB
Colt Morton: 0-for-3
Seth Johnston (3B): 1-for-6, BB
Craig Cooper (RF, LF): 2-for-7
Drew Macias: 1-for-4, 2B
Jose Lobaton: 2-for-3, HR, BB
Matt Buschmann: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 2 SO
Manny Ayala: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 2 BB, 5 SO
The first game was a seven-inning no-hitter. The second was a seven-inning one-hitter.
High-A — Lake Elsinore 8, Inland Empire 7
Javis Diaz: 1-for-5, SB
Cedric Hunter: 2-for-5, HR
Kellen Kulbacki (DH): 0-for-2, 2 BB
Rayner Contreras: 0-for-2, 2 BB
Mitch Canham: 2-for-4, BB
Drew Miller: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 HR, 2 BB, 5 SO
Someone was asking about Hunter’s power the other day. Well, there’s his first homer of the season. Box score says the wind was blowing 8 mph out to left, but Hunter’s blast was to right, so you can forget about that.
Low-A — Fort Wayne 8, South Bend 5
Luis Durango (DH): 2-for-5, HR
Andrew Cumberland (SS): 1-for-4, BB, SB
Justin Baum: 3-for-4, BB, E
Yefri Carvajal: 3-for-4, 2 2B, BB
Felix Carrasco: 1-for-3, BB, E
Mat Latos: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 HR, 0 BB, 5 SO
Geoff Vandel: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 0 SO
Durango homered? That’s just weird. Dude is listed at 5’10″, 145 lbs. Actually he hit two last year at Eugene, so maybe it’s not so weird. Okay, the box score shows wind blowing 20 mph out to right, which is where Durango hit his… That’s also where all three bombs Latos served up went. In fact, five home runs were struck in this game, all to right field.
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