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 Friday April 13th 2012
#Rockies Corey Dickerson went 3-5, HR, 2RBI tonight for High-A Modesto. Hitting .469 on the season.
#Mariners Forrest Snow got roughed up at AAA Tacoma. 3IP, 5ER, 6H, 4BB, 2K, LOSS
#SFGiants Justin Christian went 3-5, 2B tonight to push his average to .516 at AAA Fresno. Off to an insane start
#Athletics Grant Green is 3-3, BB, SB so far tonight at AAA Sacramento.
#DBacks solid start for Zach Kroenke at AAA Reno. 6IP, 0ER, 3H, 3BB, 5K in line for the win
#Athletics Former #Nats prospect Brad Peacock was damn near unhittable tonight for AAA Sacramento. 6IP, 1R, 0ER, 1H, 2BB, 8K
#Rockies Kent Matthes went 2-3, 2B, HR, 2RBI, BB for AA Tulsa
#Padres Cody Decker blasted a pinch hit Home Run for AA San Antonio
#Rangers Barrett Loux moved to 2-0 on the year going 5.2IP, 2ER, 8H, 2BB, 5K
#Rangers Another 0-fer night for Jurickson Profar. Average at AA Frisco is down to .077
#STLCards Minor League Guy On Third went 3-5, 3B, 3RBI today. Not a bad night for Oscar Taveras.
#STLCards Kolten Wong went 2-3, BB for AA Springfield. Now hitting .464 on the season. #STUD
#Royals Johnny Giavotella with two more hits tonight. Batting .323 on the year at AAA Omaha. #FreeJohnny
#Rockies Trevor Story blasted his 2nd Home Run of the year at Low-A Asheville
#STLCards Tough luck loss for Carlos Martinez at High-A Palm Beach 6IP, 1ER, 2H, 3BB, 8K
#Rockies Rough night for Rob Scahill at AAA Colorado Springs 3.1IP, 10ER, 10H, 1BB, 4K, LOSS
I can’t remember ever seeing a deeper system of pitchers in all the years I’ve been following Minor League Baseball as #BlueJays have now
#BlueJays Joel Carreno one upped everyone in the Toronto organization tonight going 5IP, 0ER, 1H, 2BB, 8K, WIN at AAA Las Vegas
#BlueJays Anthony Gose went 2-5, 2B, 2RBI, BB to boost his average to .150 at AAA Las Vegas. He also struck out 3 times on the night
#BlueJays Adeiny Hechavarria with 3 more hits tonight to run his average up to .421 on the year.
#BlueJays Travis d’Arnaud hit a pair of Doubles to boost his average to .242 on the season. He was 2-4, 2(2B), RBI, 2BB on the day
#BlueJays Travis Snider went 4-5, 2B, Grand Slam HR, 5RBI, BB for AAA Las Vegas
#Orioles John Hester hit a WALK OFF HOME RUN in the Bottom of the 14th to win it for AAA Norfolk.
#Reds Billy Hamilton who had 103 stolen bases last year in Low-A has 6 in his first 7 games in High-A this year
#Mariners Jordan Shipers went 6IP, 1ER, 3H, 2BB, 6K, for Low-A Clinton
#Cubs With tonight’s game, Anthony Rizzo is now hitting .400 with #MILB leading 5 Home Runs and 13 RBI’s #FreeAnthonyRizzo
#Cubs Wellington Castillo went 3-4, HR, RBI for AAA Iowa.
If you could give organizational awards for the first week plus of the year, #Astros would be my pick for hitters and #BlueJays for pitchers
#Astros Jose Cisnero went 6IP, 0ER, 3H, 2BB, 7K WIN for AA Corpus Christi tonight
#Astros Brandon Barnes went 3-5, 2B, 2RBI for AA Corpus Christi. Hitting .448 on the year.
#LAAngels Ariel Pena got his first win of the year going 6.2IP, 2ER, 3H, 4BB, 7K for AA Arkansas
#Athletics Sonny Gray’s line at AA Midland 6IP, 4R, 2ER, 4H, 3BB, 4K, LOSS
#Rockies Josh Rutledge has 2 Home Runs through 5 innings tonight for AA Tulsa
#Tigers Nick Castellanos went 2-4, 2B, 2RBI’s tonight for High-A Lakeland. Hitting .438 on the year. #STUD
#DBacks Solid night for Patrick Corbin at AA Mobile 7IP, 3R, 2ER, 5H, 3BB, 6K
#DBacks Matt Davidson went 3-4, 2(2B), BB for AA Mobile. Hitting .485 on the year thus far.
@mickeykoke Saw him in AA last year and thought serviceable big leaguer
In reply to Mickey Koke
#LAAngels The 7’1″ giant Loek Van Mil went 2IP, 0ER, 2H, 1BB, 3K and got the win in relief for AAA Salt Lake
#LAAngels Final line for Mike Trout who extended his hit streak to 9 games. 1-3, 3B, 2RBI, BB. Hitting .385
#Padres James Darnell went 2-3, HR, 2RBI, BB. It was his 1st Home Run of the year for AAA Tucson
#Brewers Martin Maldonado went 3-3, 2B, 2RBI tonight for AAA Nashville
#Marlins Matt Dominguez hit his 2nd Home Run for AAA New Orleans
#Astros Nice start from Jordan Lyles at AAA Oklahoma City 7IP, 2ER, 3H, 0BB, 7K. Improved to 2-0, 2.08ERA.
#STLCards Ryan Jackson went 3-4, 2B, HR, 3RBI for Triple-A Memphis. Rest of the team combined for 3 more hits on the day.
#Astros Brett Wallace went 3-5 for AAA Oklahoma City. Hitting .294 on the season
#Astros Two Home Run night including a Grand Slam for former #Mets prospect Fernando Martinez at AAA Oklahoma City. Drove in 6 Runs
#Cubs Eduardo Figueroa got his first win of the year going 5IP, 1ER, 3H, 1BB, 0K, WIN at High-A Daytona
#Brewers Hiram Burgos went 6IP, 0ER, 3H, 2BB, 4K for High-A Brevard County
#BlueJays Asher Wojciechowski went 6IP, 1ER, 2H, 1BB, 4K at High-A Dunedin. Toronto farm system already with season worth of great pitching
#Phillies Up and Down line for Jesse Biddle at High-A Clearwater: 4.1IP, 5ER, 7H, 2BB, 7K, LOSS
#Tigers Daniel Fields went 2-5, 2B, 3B, 2RBI today. Off to a .343 start for High-A Lakeland
#Orioles Norfolk and #WhiteSox Charlotte are headed to the 13th on this Friday the 13th.
#Dodgers Jerry Sands has blasted his 2nd Home Run of the year for AAA Albuquerque
#LAAngels Mike Trout has hit a Triple to extend his hitting streak to 9 games at AAA Salt Lake. #FreeMikeTrout
#Orioles John Ruettiger went 3-4, BB and stole his 5th Base for Low-A Delmarva
#Mets Brandon Brown went 2-4, 2(3B), 4RBI, BB tonight for Low-A Savannah
#Astros Alex Todd hit a WALK OFF HOME RUN in the bottom of the 11th to give Lexington a 6-5 win over Kannapolis
#Phillies Great start for Ethan Stewart 6IP, 1ER, 3H, 1BB, 7K for Low-A Lakewood
#RedSox fans will love this. Matt Barnes went 5IP, 0ER, 1H, 0BB, 7K tonight for Low-A Greenville
#RedSox Garin Cecchini went 3-5 with 3 Stolen Bases today for Low-A Greenville. Boosted his average to .188
#Braves Felix Marte went 2-3, 4RBI for Low-A Rome
#Yankees Mason Williams went 2-5, and stole his 5th base at Low-A Charleston
#Yankees Cito Culver broke out of his early season slump going 3-5, RBI, SB tonight for Low-A Charleston. #HappyToSeeIt
#Rockies Jared Simon went 2-3, HR, 2RBI, BB for Low-A Asheville.
#Reds Tanner Robles went 6IP, 1ER, 3H, 3BB, 2K at Low-A Dayton
#Reds Triple-A Louisville had 6 starters end the night batting under .179, including one who is still batting .000 #NoOffense
#Indians Matt Laporta was 1-2 before being HBP in his hand and being removed from the game at AAA Columbus
#Nats Rough night for John Lannan 4IP, 8R, 4ER, 9H, 3BB, 3K at AAA Syracuse
#Phillies Domonic Brown went 2-5, 2B for AAA Lehigh Valley. Hitting .241 on the year so far.
#Nats Bryce Harper went 1-5 with an Outfield Assist. His average dropped to .219 at AAA Syracuse.
#Marlins Solid start for Chad James at High-A Jupiter 6IP, 1ER, 4H, 0BB, 3K
#Marlins Marcell Ozuna went 2-4, with a Triple for High-A Jupiter
#Twins B.J. Hermsen went 6IP, 0ER, 2H, 3BB, 3K tonight for High-A Ft Myers
#Pirates fans will be happy reading Jameson Taillon’s line at High-A Bradenton. 5IP, 1ER, 3H, 0BB, 6K
#Rockies Nolan Arenado hit his 5th Double of the year in his 1st At-Bat tonight for AA Tulsa. #STUD
#Cubs Dae Eun Rhee went 6.1IP, 1ER, 6H, 0BB, 4K WIN for AA Tennessee today. Out dueled Danny Hultzen
#Mariners Final line for Danny Hultzen at AA Jackson 5.2IP, 2R, 0ER, 1H, 3BB, 9K, tough luck Loss
#Indians Steven Wright with a solid start for AA Akron. 5IP, 1ER, 2H, 3BB, 5K, WIN
#Indians Tim Fedroff went 2-4, 2(2B), today at AA Akron. Batting .500 (11-22) on the season
#Nats Destin Hood hit his first Home Run of the season for AA Harrisburg
#Nats Eury Perez went 2-4 today to raise his average to .350. Doesn’t get a ton of publicity but he could be a good one. He’s very fast.
#Tigers Andrew Oliver with a nice day at AAA Toledo. 6IP, 1ER, 3H, 4BB, 9K. Got a no decison.
#Twins Nice night for Cole DeVries 5IP, 1R, 0ER, 1H, 2BB, 4K at AAA Rochester
#RedSox Will Middlebrooks went 2-4, HR, 3RBI for AAA Pawtucket
#RedSox Alex Hassan who was hitless in his first 17 at-bats went 3-4, 2B today at AAA Pawtucket
#STLCards Shelby Miller pitched three scoreless innings and then got roughed up a bit finishing 5IP, 4ER, 6H, 2BB, 6K at AAA Memphis
#Cubs Anthony Rizzo has just tied for the Minor League Baseball Home Run lead blasting his 5th Home Run and second HR of game. #FreeRizzo
#BlueJays Carlos Perez went 3-5, 2B, 3B tonight for Low-A Lansing
#Padres Joe Ross bounced back nicely after a tough opening start. Went 5IP, 1ER, 3H, 0BB, 6K for Low-A Fort Wayne
#Dodgers Jesus Arredondo went 3-5, 2B, 3B in the leadoff spot for Low-A Great Lakes. Hitting .462 on the year.
#Padres Travis Whitmore went 3-4, 2B, 3B, 2RBI for Low-A Fort Wayne
#Padre Jace Peterson continues to rake at Low-A Fort Wayne 3-5, SB tonight. Average up to .387
#WhiteSox Andre Rienzo went 6IP, 0ER, 6H, 2BB, 9K for High-A Winston Salem. Lowered his ERA to 0.82
#Indians Mike Rayl went 7IP, 1ER, 2H, 1BB, 5K, LOSS today for AA Carolina.
#Braves David Hale who gave up 6ER in 1.2IP in his opening start has held Montgomery hitless though 6IP so far tonight. #Wow
#Pirates Nathan Baker improved to 2-0 going 6IP, 0ER, 2H, 3BB, 1K for AA Altoona
#RedSox Solid start for Chris Hernandez at AA Portland. 5IP, 3R, 0ER, 6H, 1BB, 3K
#Mets fans will love this. Line on Zack Wheeler 6IP, 1ER, 5H, 0BB, 9K. Got a no decision after bullpen blew the save.
#RedSox Juan Carlos Linares continues to rake. Went 2-4, HR, 2RBI tonight. Batting .417 on the season at AA Portland
#Mets Matt Den Dekker went 2-5, 2B, for AA Binghamton
#BlueJays Travis Snider just hit a Grand Slam for AAA Las Vegas
#STLCards Ryan Jackson has gone yard for AAA Memphis
#RedSox Will Middlebrooks has blasted his 2nd Home Run of the season for AAA Pawtucket
#STLCards Juan Castillo has 2 Home Runs through 5 innings tonight for Low-A Quad Cities
#Indians Will Roberts went 6.2IP, 2ER, 5H, 1BB, 7K, LOSS tonight for Low-A Lake County
#Rays Parker Markel went 6IP, 1ER, 4H, 0BB, 4K WIN tonight for Low-A Bowling Green
Was told by some fans at Memphis Redbirds opener, they were told Don’t talk to the players, Don’t distract the players, No Autographs today
4 of the 5 scheduled High-A California League games have been postponed to rain. Only one still scheduled is Modesto at Stockton
#Rangers Mike Olt has blasted his second Home Run of the year for AA Frisco
#Mariners Danny Hultzen has allowed 1 hit and struck out 9 through 5 1/3 innings so far tonight for AA Jackson
#RedSox Bryce Brentz has hit his 1st Home Run of the year for AA Portland
#Twins Steve Hirschfeld improved to 2-0 at AA New Britain going 5IP, 0ER, 4H, 2BB, 4K, WIN against New Hampshire
#BlueJays Pitching line for Deck McGuire at AA New Hampshire: 5IP, 4R, 3ER, 7H, 0BB, 5K, LOSS
#Twins Chris Colabello went 2-3, 2B, HR, 4RBI hitting out of the cleanup spot for AA New Britain this afternoon
#Yankees Dewayne Wise went 4-5, 2(2B) 2RBI for AAA Scranton