Note that these reports will be on hiatus while I’m driving around California and Oregon. I’ll be at the Beavers game on Monday and the Emeralds game on Tuesday. My schedule is very aggressive, but I’ll try to sneak in some info, pix, and/or videos from the road. If not, they’ll have to wait till I return…
Triple-A — Portland 7, Colorado Springs 2
Matt Antonelli: 2-for-4, BB
Chip Ambres: 2-for-4, SF
Will Venable: 0-for-1, 3 BB
Nick Hundley: 1-for-4, HR
Peter Ciofrone (LF): 0-for-4
Wade LeBlanc: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 HR, 0 BB, 4 SO; 1-for-2, SH
Thanks to his poor start, LeBlanc’s overall numbers (5.91 ERA) still don’t look great, but he’s pitched extremely well in June: 35 IP, 25 H, 9 BB, 43 SO, 3.34 ERA.
Double-A — San Antonio 10, Northwest Arkansas 1
Drew Macias: 0-for-3, BB, SH
Chad Huffman: 3-for-4, 3B, HBP
Kyle Blanks: 2-for-4, 2B, HR, BB
Manny Ayala: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 BB, 6 SO, WP
Paul Abraham: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 3 SO
Mauro Zarate: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 0 SO
The Missions continue to roll. After Ayala allowed a solo homer in the top half of the first, his ‘mates scored seven runs in the bottom half and the rest, as they say, was history.
High-A — Stockton 14, Lake Elsinore 9
Eric Sogard: 2-for-4, BB, SF
Rayner Contreras: 2-for-6
Cedric Hunter: 1-for-5
Mitch Canham: 2-for-4, BB, E
Kellen Kulbacki (DH): 2-for-4, HR, BB
Corey Kluber: 3 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 2 HR, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2 WP
Sogard has been batting leadoff recently for the Storm and seems to enjoy the role… Another day, another homer for Kulbacki; that’s nine in June if you’re keeping score at home…
Low-A — Dayton 11, Fort Wayne 6
Brad Chalk: 2-for-4, 2B, BB, SB
Lance Zawadzki (SS): 2-for-4, 2B, BB, E
Danny Payne (DH): 1-for-5
Felix Carrasco: 0-for-3, 2 BB
Yefri Carvajal: 2-for-4, 2B
Matt Teague: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 0 HR, 3 BB, 0 SO, WP
Robert Woodard: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 HR, 1 BB, 2 SO
Payne is back with the Wizards after rehabbing in the AZL. He’s DHing and batting cleanup? Uh, okay… More coverage at MadFriars.
Off the field, Drew Cumberland is back on the disabled list.
Short-Season-A — Eugene 7, Vancouver 1
Sawyer Carroll: 1-for-5
Emmanuel Quiles: 2-for-5
Pablo Menchaca: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 BB, 0 SO
Tyson Bagley: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 3 SO
Anthony Bass: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO
AZL Padres had Saturday off.
Rookie — DSL Tigers 10, DSL Padres 1
Jonathan Galvez: 1-for-3, BB, 2 E
Rymer Liriano: 2-for-3, BB, E
Ouch, Cumberland with the back again? Not good.
Leblanc has 2.93 ERA since May 27:
3-1 (7 starts) 2.93 ERA, 40.0 IP, 26 H, 12 BB, 59 SO
Saw this earlier, and thought some of you would enjoy it.
1968, the year of the pitcher.
GY, page is working much better/loading much faster. Glad the avatars are back, too. Have a safe and wonderful trip!
What about giving Chip Ambres a chance and sending P-Mac down at the all star break? I know some people love McAnulty’s decreasing but not terribly below average OPS; I see a guy hitting .209 who seems to strike out or hit weak grounders and flairs most of the time. Not exactly a season changing move when the club has hit rock bottom, I know…