Each morning during the Minor League Baseball season, we will provide you with news and notes from the prior night’s game. Follow us on twitter @MinorLeagueBlog for updates as they happen each night.
Minor League Baseball News & Notes For Games Of Thursday April 12th 2012
#LAAngels Hank Conger went 3-6, 2B for AAA Salt Lake. Hitting .407 on the year.
#DBacks Jason Lane had a walk off RBI single as Reno beat #LAAngels Salt Lake 7-6 in the bottom of the 13th. In addition to having the walkoff, he was also winning pitcher in the 13 inning game going 2IP, 0ER, 2H, 0BB, 0K in relief
#Mariners Mauricio Robles went 4.2IP, 3ER, 2H, 4BB, 5K for AAA Tacoma tonight
#Mariners Two more hits tonight for Jack Marder at High-A High Desert. Pushes his average to .444 (16-36) out of the leadoff spot
#SFGiants Another solid night for Roger Kieschnick. 2-5, HR, 2RBI. Hitting .500 (17-34) on the season
#SFGiants Justin Christian went 3-4, 2B, BB for AAA Fresno. Hitting .500 (13-26) on the year out of the leadoff spot
#Dodgers Rocky start for Garrett Gould at High-A Rancho Cucamonga. Went 3.2IP, 1R, 0ER, 4H, 5BB, 5K, LOSS
#DBacks Andrew Chafin went 6IP, 0ER, 3H, 0BB, 9K tonight for High-A Visalia
#DBacks Jonathan Griffin had a nice day for High-A Visalia going 3-4, 2B, RBI, BB, to run his season average to .400
#DBacks Chris Owings went 3-5 today at High-A Visalia. Pushes his average to .226 on the year.
#SFGiants Ryan Bradley went 6IP, 0ER, 3H, 1BB, 3K WIN tonight for High-A San Jose in a weather shortened game
#Astros Jiovanni Mier went 2-3, 2BB, for High-A Lancaster. Average is up to .280
#Padres Josh Geer who beat skin cancer last year went 6IP, 0ER, 4H, 1BB, 3K, WIN for AAA Tucson
#SFGiants Francisco Peguero has just hit his 1st Home Run of the year for AAA Fresno
#LAAngels Mike Trout has extended his hitting streak to 8 games at AAA Salt Lake. #FreeMikeTrout
#Royals Jake Odorizzi got knocked out of his start in less than an inning. 0.2IP, 4ER, 1H, 3BB, 2K, LOSS against Corpus Christi
#Royals Christian Colon went 3-5, RBI, SB for AA Northwest Arkansas. Off to a .313 start to the year.
#Astros Jose Martinez went 3-5, 3B, 5RBI for AA Corpus Christi
#Astros Jonathan Singleton went 3-5, 2B, 3B, 2RBI tonight to push his average at AA Corpus Christi to .360. #Phillies fans may miss him
#LAAngels Johnny Hellweg who can touch 100 mph on the gun went 5IP, 2ER, 2H, 5BB, 4K for AA Arkansas
#Athletics Shane Peterson went 3-3, 3B, RBI, BB for AA Midland
#Padres Keyvius Sampson with a nice start for AA San Antonio 5.1IP, 1ER, 4H, 0BB, 4K, WIN
#STLCards Joe Kelly went 7IP, 2ER, 4H, 1BB, 5K, No Decision tonight for AAA Memphis
#STLCards 1st baseman of the future Matt Adams went 4-5, 2B, RBI tonight to raise his average at AAA Memphis to .419 #AlbertWho
#Athletics Wade Kirkland hit a WALKOFF 2 Run Home Run in the Bottom of the 11th for Low-A Burlington. Went 3-5, HR, 2RBI on the day
#Phillies Brody Colvin went 5IP, 4R, 2ER, 7H, 2BB, 3K for High-A Clearwater tonight
#Tigers Nick Castellanos was 3-5, RBI tonight for High-A Lakeland. Now hitting .429 on the year. #STUD
#STLCards John Gast went 7IP, 1ER, 4H, 2BB, 7K, WIN for AA Springfield
#Rangers Jurickson Profar was 0-3, BB, 3K’s for Frisco tonight. Batting .087 on the season thus far.
#STLCards Kolten Wong continues to hit. 2-5, 2B, RBI tonight at AA Springfield. Hitting .440 on the year. #STUD
#Braves Line for Sean Gilmartin at AA Mississippi tonight: 6IP, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K, LOSS.
#Braves Good to see LV Ware in the lineup for his season debut AA Mississippi tonight. Went 0-2, BB, SB on the day.
#Astros Dallas Keuchel went 7IP, 0ER, 4H, 0BB, 5K for AAA Oklahoma City. Hasn’t given up a run in 2 starts.
#Royals Great start for Nathan Adcock at AAA Omaha 6IP, 0ER, 1H, 3BB, 2K, WIN. Tommy Hottovy picked up his 1st save in relief
#Mariners Trayvon Robinson has hit his 1st Home Run of the year for AAA Tacoma
#RedSox Lars Anderson went 2-4, 2B, 2RBI, BB tonight for AAA Pawtucket
#RedSox Jose Iglesias is heating up after an awful start to the season at the plate. 3-5, RBI, SB tonight. Boosted AAA avg to .217
#Braves Julio Teheran with a solid start for AAA Gwinnett 5IP, 0ER, 3H, 2BB, 4K, WIN #GoodNewsForBravesFans
#SFGiants Christopher Marlowe went 5IP, 0ER, 1H, 3BB, 6K for Low-A Augusta tonight. He has yet to allow an earned run this season
#SFGiants Kelby Tomlinson went 3-4, SB for Low-A Augusta
#Astros Jordan Scott went 3-4, 2B, RBI, BB and stole his 6th base of the season for Low-A Lexington. He’s hitting .500 (13-26) on the year
#WhiteSox Leighton Pangilinan continues to rake at Low-A Kannapolis 3-5, 2B tonight. Hitting .419 on the year.
#WhiteSox Keenyn Walker with a career day at Low-A Kannapolis. 5-5, 2B, 5RBI, 2SB. Raised his average to .313
#LAAngels Kaleb Cowart is off to a .357 start at Low-A Cedar Rapids. He was 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB today
#Brewers Drew Gagnon went 5IP, 1ER, 4H, 1BB, 7K for Low-A Wisconsin
#Cubs Rafael Lopez continued his great start at Low-A Peoria going 3-4, RBI, SB tonight. Hitting .412 on the year
#Marlins Zach Neal got a tough luck loss for AA Jacksonville 6IP, 1ER, 2H, 0BB, 2K, LOSS
#Dodgers Aaron Miller went 5IP, 0ER, 1H, 3BB, 10K tonight for AA Chattanooga. The bullpen preserved the 1 Hitter against Jacksonville
#Mariners Brandon Maurer went 5IP, 1ER, 6H, 3BB, 2K tonight for AA Jackson
#Indians T J McFarland went 6IP, 0ER, 3H, 1BB, 4K, WIN to improve to 2-0 on the season
#Orioles Manny Machado went 2-4, BB tonight. Average at AA Bowie is .323. He made his 2nd fielding error of the year in the game
#Orioles Buck Britton went off for a 5-6 night out of the leadoff spot at AA Bowie. He had 2(2B) and a RBI as well.
#WhiteSox Dylan Axelrod was a tough luck loser at AAA Charlotte with a line of 6IP, 1ER, 4H, 1BB, 5K, Loss
#Orioles Great start for Chris Tillman at AAA Norfolk. Went 5.2IP, 0ER, 3H, 2BB, 8K and got the win.
#Phillies Tuffy Gosewisch hit a Grand Slam tonight for AAA Lehigh Valley
#Nats Bryce Harper went 0-4 with a strikeout tonight for AAA Syracuse. His average has dipped to .222
Relief line of the night goes to #Marlins Daniel Oliver who went 2IP, 0ER, 1H, 0BB, 5K for Low-A Greensboro
#Marlins Jose Fernandez continues to be a stud early in his career. Went 5IP, 0ER, 2H, 2BB, 8K, WIN tonight for Low-A Greensboro.
#WhiteSox Trayce Thompson hit his 1st Home Run of the year for High-A Winston Salem.
#Braves Evan Gattis went 2-4, 2B, HR, 4RBI tonight for High-A Lynchburg
#RedSox Sean Coyle hit his 1st Home Run as part of a 2-6, HR, 2RBI day. Average bumps up to .167
#RedSox Travis Shaw went 4-5, 2B to lead Salem’s 20 hit attack tonight. Hitting .435 on the year.
#RedSox Jackie Bradley Jr went 3-6, 2RBI for High-A Salem
#Twins Pat Dean was solid at High-A Fort Myers. 5.2IP, 0ER, 6H, 2BB, 2K. No Decision
#Pirates Great start for Colton Cain at High-A Bradenton 5IP, 0ER, 2H, 1BB, 2K. Got a no decision
#Pirates Mel Rojas Jr went 3-3, 2B, 3B today for High-A Bradenton. Hitting .321 on the year.
#Yankees Huge night for J R Murphy at High-A Tampa 3-4, 3B, HR, 2RBI. Hitting .318 on the year.
#Tigers Ryan Strieby with another solid game at AAA Toledo. 2-4, 2B, BB. Hitting .379 on the year.
#Pirates Nice start for Matt Benedict for Low-A West Virginia 5IP, 1R, 0ER, 5H, 1BB, 3K, WIN
#RedSox Crazy line for Henry Owens at Low-A Greenville. 3.2IP, 4ER, 7H, 3BB, 7K, 2HR allowed
#Pirates Alen Hanson was a Double shy of the Cycle batting leadoff tonight for Low-A West Virginia.
#Braves Tim Hudson got hammered by a prospect filled #Yankees Low-A Charleston lineup. He went 4IP, 5ER, 9H, 0BB, 1K
#Yankees Tyler Austin blasted 2 Home Runs tonight for Low-A Charleston. Hitting .316 on the season
#Yankees another solid night for Mason Williams 2-5, RBI, and his 3rd stolen base for Low-A Charleston
#Yankees Cito Culver is now hitting just .045 on the season after an 0-4 night tonight.
#Yankees Dante Bichette Jr went 3-4, 2B, RBI, BB today for Low-A Charleston
#Rockies Trevor Story with 2 more hits today at Low-A Asheville. Hitting .333 on the season
#DBacks Walk off RBI single by Ender Inciarte gives South Bend a 1-0 win in 10 innings over #Reds Dayton
#Nats Great start for Kyle Winters at High-A Potomac 6IP, 0ER, 3H, 0BB, 7K
#Rangers Cody Buckel as advertised for High-A Myrtle Beach 6IP, 0ER, 2H, 0BB, 9K. Got a no decision.
#Rays Line for Enny Romero at High-A Charlotte: 4IP, 0ER, 0H, 6BB, 4K.
#Phillies Trevor May with a great night at AA Reading 7IP, 1ER, 4H, 1BB, 6K, WIN. Improved to 2-0 on the year.
#SFGiants Gary Brown stole his first base for AA Richmond. Went 0-3, RBI, BB in the game. Average is sitting at .233
#SFGiants Chris Dominguez continues to rake at AA Richmond. 2-4, RBI tonight. Pushes average to .484 on the year.
#Nats Rough one for Alex Meyer at Low-A Hagerstown 0.2IP, 5ER, 3H, 2BB, 2K, LOSS.
#Nats If you missed it, Michael Morse re-injured himself last night at Low-A Hagerstown and is being shut down for six weeks.
#BlueJays Lansing got another great pitching performance this time from David Rollins 5IP, 1R, 0ER, 2H, 2BB, 4K, WIN
Starters in the scoreless game #Reds Dayton Radhames Quezada 6IP, 0ER, 2H, 1BB, 5K & #DBacks South Bend Jeffrey Shields 7IP, 0ER, 2H, 0BB 7K
#Rays Felipe Rivero with a great start for Low-A Bowling Green 6IP, 0ER, 4H, 0BB, 3K, WIN
#Indians Francisco Lindor continues to rake. 3-4, 2B tonight. Hitting .353 on the year for Low-A Lake County. #STUD
#Rays Jeff Malm hit his first Home Run of the year for Low-A Bowling Green
#Padres Adys Portillo picked up his first win of the year at Low-A Fort Wayne going 6.2IP, 2ER, 2H, 2BB, 5K, WIN
#Padres Jace Peterson was a Double shy of the Cycle for Low-A Fort Wayne. Hitting .346 on the season out of the leadoff spot
#STLCards Alan Ahmady went 3-4, RBI today for High-A Palm Beach
#Mets Robbie Shields went 2-4, 2B today at High-A St Lucie. Off to a .471 start to the season
#Brewers Jed Bradley pitched well but got a tough luck loss at High-A Brevard County. 6.2IP, 1R, 0ER, 3H, 4K
#BlueJays Unbelievable pitching in the Toronto organization continued tonight with Sean Nolin. 5.2IP, 0ER, 3H, 0BB, 11K for High-A Dunedin
#Padres Nathan Freiman has hit his 4th Home Run for AA San Antonio
#Dodgers Kyle Russell has hit his first Home Run of the year at AA Chattanooga
#Twins Jason Marquis line for AA New Britain 8IP, 2ER, 5H, 0BB, 7K, WIN. Close to big league ready.
#BlueJays Justin Jackson is continuing to rake for AA New Hampshire. 3-3, 2(2B), 2SB today. Both 2B’s were off Jason Marquis
#Twins Deibinson Romero blasted 2 Home Runs for Double-A New Britain tonight
#Twins Aaron Hicks hit 3rd Home Run of season for AA New Britain as part of a 2-4, 2B, HR, 2RBI day. He had 5 HR’s in 122 games last year.
#Mets Collin McHugh with a nice start for AA Binghamton going 6.2IP, 1ER, 7H, 0BB, 6K and got the win over Portland
#Nats If you missed the news this afternoon, Anthony Rendon is out for a couple of months with a Fractured Ankle which he injured last week
#RedSox Bryce Brentz went 1-4 today to boost his average to .188. Look for him to pick up steam going forward. #LotsOfPower
#RedSox Juan Carlos Linares continued his hot start with a 2-5, HR, RBI night for AA Portland. Hitting .406 on the year.
#Cubs Josh Vitters continues to rake at AAA Iowa. 2-4, 2B, RBI today. Hitting .458 on the year.
#Cubs Anthony Rizzo with 3 more hits today at AAA Iowa. Also drove in his 10th RBI of the year. Hitting .387 on the year. #FreeAnthonyRizzo
#Dodgers Jerry Sands went 2-4, 2B, RBI today in AAA. Raised his average to .172 on the season
#Yankees Rough night for Manny Banuelos at AAA Scranton. 2IP, 2ER, 3H, 6BB, 0K. ERA through two starts is 10.13 #NotGood
#Yankees Francisco Cervelli is hitting just .087 so far in AAA. Was 0-5 tonight.
#Nats Tyler Moore has blasted 2 Home Runs through three at-bats so far tonight at AAA Syracuse
#Indians Corey Kluber line at AAA Columbus today: 5IP, 4ER, 3H, 2BB, 8K, WIN.
#Pirates Starling Marte stole his 4th base of the year. Hitting .290 at AAA Indianapolis
#Pirates Jordy Mercer hit his 2nd Home Run of the year. A 3 Run Shot for AAA Indianapolis