Triple-A — Portland 4, Tacoma 2
Matt Antonelli: 1-for-4, 2B, SB
Chip Ambres (RF): 1-for-4, 2B
Brian Myrow: 2-for-4
Will Venable (CF): 4-for-4, 2B
Nick Hundley: 0-for-4
Justin Huber: 1-for-3, BB
Luis Rodriguez (DH): 0-for-4
Cesar Ramos: 7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 HR, 2 BB, 5 SO
Adam Bass: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 1 SO
Venable is doing everything possible to stay on the radar as a 25-year-old getting his first taste of Triple-A. I remain skeptical of his ability to develop into an everyday player, but he could end up as a fourth or fifth outfielder at some point. No shame in that… Ramos had one of those starts that fools you into thinking he’s a prospect. If he throws three consecutive shutouts, he’ll get his ERA down to 4.70 for the season.
Double-A — San Antonio 3, Midland 1
I don’t understand all these low-scoring games at Midland, which is usually a hitters’ haven… Garrison dominated, striking out 11 batters while averaging 13 pitches per inning; that’s pretty hard to do.
High-A — Lake Elsinore 9, Lancaster 5
Eric Sogard: 0-for-3, 2 BB
Rayner Contreras: 2-for-4, HBP, SB
Cedric Hunter: 1-for-5, SB
Kellen Kulbacki (DH): 1-for-3, BB
Mitch Canham: 1-for-2, HR, 2 BB
Nathan Culp: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 0 HR, 2 BB, 4 SO
I find it amusing that Canham (8) has stolen more bases this year than Hunter (5).
Low-A — Lansing 5, Fort Wayne 3
Luis Durango: 1-for-3, 2B, 2 BB
Lance Zawadzki (SS): 2-for-4, 2B, BB
Justin Baum: 0-for-3, HBP
Felix Carrasco (DH): 0-for-4
Yefri Carvajal: 1-for-4
Aaron Breit: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 HR, 0 BB, 2 SO
Matt Teague: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 0 SO
Carrasco by month:
Apr: 16 H, 5 BB, 35 SO
May: 23 H, 10 BB, 25 SO
Jun: 17 H, 5 BB, 32 SO
He also owns some of the most severe home/road splits I’ve ever seen: .340/.398/.679 at home, .175/.236/.289 on the road. That’s freakish.
Short-Season-A — Eugene 2, Boise 0
This was Carroll’s fifth professional game. He’s knocked three hits in three of those.