Triple-A — Tucson 7, Portland 3
Matt Antonelli: 1-for-4, 2B, BB
Peter Ciofrone (3B): 0-for-5
Chip Ambres (RF): 0-for-5
Brian Myrow: 1-for-4, BB
Will Venable (CF): 1-for-4, HR
Nick Hundley: 2-for-2, HR, 2 BB
Vince Sinisi (LF): 2-for-3, BB
Luis Rodriguez: 0-for-3, BB
Wade LeBlanc: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 BB, 9 SO
Dirk Hayhurst: 2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 2 SO
Wil Ledezma: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO, HBP
Adam Bass: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 BB, 0 SO
LeBlanc rebounds from a miserable last start… Ledezma proves he can get shelled in Triple-A just as well as in the big leagues.
Double-A — San Antonio 6, Corpus Christi 4
Drew Macias: 4-for-4, 2B
Chad Huffman: 1-for-4, 2B
Craig Cooper: 1-for-4, 2B
Seth Johnston: 1-for-4, 2B
Jose Lobaton: 2-for-4, 2B, HR
Kyle Blanks (PH): 0-for-1
Manny Ayala: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 HR, 2 BB, 5 SO
Nice night for Macias; in addition to the four hits, he also threw out a runner from center field.
High-A — Rancho Cucamonga 4, Lake Elsinore 3
Cedric Hunter: 1-for-3, SF
Rayner Contreras: 1-for-4
Eric Sogard (DH): 2-for-3, BB
Mitch Canham: 0-for-4
Kellen Kulbacki: 3-for-4, HR
Ernesto Frieri: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 HR, 2 BB, 2 SO
Kulbacki’s homer was to right. According to the box score, the wind was blowing out 13 mph in that direction. Still, dude is on a serious tear.
The Midwest League played its All-Star game on Tuesday. Felix Carrasco, who won the Home Run Derby a day earlier, doubled and struck out in two trips to the plate in a losing cause.
Short-Season-A — Boise 6, Eugene 5
Sawyer Carroll (RF): 3-for-4, 2B, 3B
Emmanuel Quiles: 1-for-4
Opening Day for the Emeralds featured a nice pro debut from Carroll, taken at #111 in the recently concluded 2008 draft. Quiles is a catcher out of Puerto Rico whom the Padres took in the 6th round of the ’07 draft; he doesn’t turn 19 until the end of October.
I just noticed that Kyler Burke played for Boise against Eugene last night … remember him? IIRC, he’s the guy we traded to Cubs for Barrett … right? He got $1mil to sign … a couple of years ago … and he’s still in Short-season A ball … it sure seemed like he had “upside” at the time …