Triple-A — Las Vegas 6, Portland 1
Peter Ciofrone (LF): 1-for-4
Vince Sinisi (1B): 0-for-4
Chip Ambres: 1-for-3, HR, BB
Will Venable (CF): 0-for-4
Craig Stansberry: 1-for-3, BB
Matt Antonelli (PH): 0-for-1
Chase Headley (PH): 0-for-1
Justin Germano: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 HR, 1 BB, 8 SO (7 GO)
Mauro Zarate: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 2 BB, 2 SO
Antonelli is pushing the Padres toward a decision they’d probably rather not make… Germano cleared waivers and had a decent debut at Portland.
More coverage at the Portland Oregonian.
No games scheduled in the Texas League.
High-A — Lake Elsinore 7, Inland Empire 4
Javis Diaz: 1-for-2, E
Cedric Hunter: 2-for-4, 2B, BB, SB
Eric Sogard: 2-for-5
Mitch Canham: 1-for-3, 2 BB, SB
Rayner Contreras: 3-for-4, 2B, 3B, BB, SB
Kellen Kulbacki: 1-for-4, HR, BB
Corey Kluber: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 HR, 1 BB, 3 SO
Elsinore came storming back (get it? yuk, yuk) with four in the seventh and two in the eighth to win this one. Kulbacki’s two-run homer in the seventh tied it… Canham stole home the next inning on the front end of a double steal… There’s a kid on the Inland Empire squad named Scott Van Slyke; yes, he’s Andy’s kid and yes, I feel old.
Low-A — Great Lakes 9, Fort Wayne 4
Carrasco is becoming one of my favorite players in the system — not in terms of his status as a prospect but because I love it when a guy just goes for it every at-bat regardless of consequences. I like to think there’s a place in baseball for the Rob Strattons of the world… Miserable outing for Teague; talk about taking one for the team…
Draft Watch: Ryan Perry
I’m not crazy about the idea of taking a college reliever with the first pick, but that is an area of strength in this year’s draft. Perry’s fastball runs mid-90s, and depending on who you ask, it either lacks movement or has decent sinking action. He complements the #1 with a slider that has been compared to that of Brad Lidge. Perry draws praise for his aggressiveness on the mound, but his mechanics sometimes cause him to leave pitches up in the zone. He didn’t pitch in high school and is still learning his craft. Some scouts think he could be a starter.