Triple-A — Tacoma 1, Portland 0
Matt Antonelli: 1-for-4
Will Venable (CF): 0-for-2, 2 BB
Justin Huber: 0-for-4
Brian Myrow: 0-for-3, BB
Chip Ambres (RF): 0-for-3, BB
Nick Hundley (DH): 0-for-4
Luis Rodriguez: 0-for-3
Wade LeBlanc: 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 HR, 0 BB, 9 SO, HBP
The Beavers and Rainiers combined for a total of five hits — not your typical PCL game… Rodriguez is hitting .100/.217/.200 in eight games since returning from the disabled list. Part of that may be due to rust, part due to the fact that — strong start notwithstanding — he’s just not a very good hitter… Beautiful outing from LeBlanc. His season ERA is 6.15, but check out these June numbers: 29 IP, 3.41 ERA, 12.10 K/9, .192 BAA. Something appears to have clicked… Jared Wells picks up the save against his old team.
Double-A — San Antonio 9, Midland 0
Drew Macias: 2-for-5, 2B
Kyle Blanks: 3-for-4, 2 2B, HR, BB
Chad Huffman: 2-for-5, 2B
Craig Cooper: 1-for-5, 2B
Colt Morton: 0-for-5
Manny Ayala: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 2 BB, 7 SO, 2 WP (82 pitches, 54 strikes)
Mauro Zarate: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 1 SO
Mike Ekstrom: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 1 SO
Paul Abraham: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 2 BB, 1 SO
San Antonio got some unbelievable pitching over the weekend in an unforgiving environment… The hitting wasn’t too shabby on Sunday, either: five Missions batters enjoyed multi-hit games; 10 of the team’s 15 hits went for extra bases… Manager Bill Masse, outfielder Josh Alley, and hitting coach Terry Kennedy all got tossed out of this one by the plate umpire at different points during the game. Alley wasn’t even in the lineup.
Paul DePodesta praises the entire San Antonio rotation, which really has been outstanding. At least one reader here will be pleased to see him mention Stephen Faris along with the more highly touted prospects.
No games scheduled in the Cal League. Good thing, too, because it was really friggin’ hot…
Low-A — Lansing 5, Fort Wayne 3
Luis Durango (DH): 1-for-4
Drew Cumberland (SS): 2-for-4, 2B
Lance Zawadzki (2B): 0-for-4
Felix Carrasco: 1-for-3, BB
Brad Chalk: 1-for-2, BB
Shane Buschini: 0-for-4
Jeremy Hefner: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 10 SO (8 GO)
Another terrific start wasted… Cumberland keeps hitting.
Short-Season-A — Spokane 5, Eugene 2
Sawyer Carroll: 0-for-3, BB
Logan Gelbrich: 0-for-3
Cooper Brannan: 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO
Rookie — AZL Padres 5, AZL Mariners 2
Keisy Marte (SS): 1-for-3, HR, BB, E
Danny Payne: 2-for-4, BB
Edgar Garzon (3B): 0-for-5, E
I assume Payne is rehabbing… Bear in mind that playing conditions in the Arizona League render these stats virtually meaningless.