Minor League Baseball News & Notes For Games Of Wednesday April 18th 2012

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Minor League Baseball News & Notes For Games Of Wednesday April 18th 2012

#STLCards Shelby Miller picked up his first win of the year at AAA Memphis going 5IP, 1ER, 5H, 4BB, 9K, WIN last night.

#Royals Ryan Verdugo went 5.1IP, 0ER, 1H, 4BB, 8K, WIN last night for AAA Omaha

#LAAngels Randal Grichuk hit his first Home Run of the year for High-A Inland Empire last night.

#Athletics A.J. Kirby-Jones hit 3 Home Runs and had 5RBI’s last night for High-A Stockton.

#Astros Telvin Nash blasted his #MILB Leading 7th Home Run for High-A Lancaster last night. #MiniGiancarloStanton

#DBacks Bobby Borchering and Chris Owings each Homered for High-A Visalia last night.

#Reds Neftali Soto went 3-4, 2B, HR, 2RBI, BB for AAA Louisville

#Tigers Final line for Brad Eldred tonight. 3-6, 2B, 2HR, 5RBI. Gives him 7HR’s on the year which leads all of #MILB

#Tigers Eric Patterson had 5 Hits tonight for AAA Toledo.

#Orioles Xavier Avery went 3-5, 3B, RBI, SB for AAA Norfolk. Hitting .264 on the season

#Braves Tim Hudson on rehab at AAA Gwinnett 5IP, 1R, 0ER, 2H, 3BB, 4K

#WhiteSox Andre Rienzo continues to excel for High-A Winston Salem. 7IP, 1ER, 6H, 1B, 9K, WIN. 2-0, 1.00ERA on the year.

#Brewers Kyle Heckathorn went 6IP, 1ER, 5H, 0BB, 3K for AA Huntsville in game 1 of a doubleheader

#Brewers Scooter Gennett went 3-4, 2B, RBI in game 1 of a doubleheader for AA Huntsville. Hitting .351 on the year

#Nats Daniel Rosenbaum with a solid complete game win going 9IP, 1R, 0ER, 4H, 0BB, 9K, WIN at AA Harrisburg

#Mets Zack Wheeler was a very tough luck loser tonight. 6IP, 1ER, 3H, 2BB, 8K, LOSS. ERA at 2.40 on the season

#BlueJays Deck McGuire was great tonight for AA New Hampshire. 6IP, 0ER, 1H, 3BB, 3K, WIN #TorontoSystemIsLoadedWithArms

#LAAngels Mike Trout has just extended his hit streak to 14 games at AAA Salt Lake. #FreeMikeTrout

#Tigers Brad Eldred has now taken sole possession of the #MILB Home Run lead having just blasted his 7th HR of the year and 2nd of the night

#Yankees D J Mitchell pitched a gem for AAA Scranton. 8IP, 0ER, 2H, 1BB, 7K, WIN

#Nats Bryce Harper was 0-5 today. Hitting .222 on the year at AAA Syracuse

#RedSox Will Middlebrooks blasted his 4th Home Run as part of a 3-4, HR, RBI, BB day for AAA Pawtucket. Hitting .365 on the year

#Mets Brian Harrison went 4-5, 2(2B), RBI in game 2 of a doubleheader for Low-A Savannah

#Mets Rafael Montero went 6IP, 0ER, 3H, 0BB, 7K, WIN tonight for Low-A Savannah

#Marlins Austin Barnes went 3-4, 2B, 3RBI, BB, SB for Low-A Greensboro

#RedSox How good is Matt Barnes. 6IP, 0ER, 3H, 0BB, 9K, WIN. Improved to 2-0. Has allowed 0ER, 2BB, and K’d 25 in 16IP this year

#Astros Matt Duffy went 3-4, HR, 2RBI for Low-A Lexington

#Tigers Brandon Loy went 3-5, 2(2B), 2RBI for Low-A West Michigan. Hitting .327 on the season.

#Padres Rough night for Joe Ross at Low-A Fort Wayne 5IP, 7ER, 5H, 2BB, 3K, LOSS

#Royals Jason Adam with a tough luck loss at High-A Wilmington 7.2IP, 1R, 0ER, 5H, 3BB, 5K

#Indians Mike Rayl went 6.2IP, 0ER, 3H, 0BB, 4K, WIN for High-A Carolina

#Braves David Hale was solid for AA Mississippi. 7IP, 1R, 0ER, 2H, 2BB, 6K, WIN

#WhiteSox Cameron Bayne with a solid start for AA Birmingham 5IP, 1ER, 2H, 2BB, 5K, WIN

#Dodgers Nick Buss went 3-5, 2(2B), RBI for AA Chattanooga today

#Yankees Melky Mesa blasted his 4th Home Run of the year at AA Trenton

#RedSox Chris Hernandez went 5.2IP, 1R, 0ER, 3H, 1BB, 8K for AA Portland

#Twins Steve Hirschfeld is having a great start for AA New Britain. 7IP, 0ER, 3H, 0BB, 7K, WIN tonight. ERA down to 1.06

#Athletics Brad Peacock with an solid start at AAA Sacramento. 7IP, 1ER, 5H, 2BB, 3K, no decision. ERA at 1.42

#Mariners Solid start for Forrest Snow at AAA Tacoma. 6IP, 1ER, 3H, 2BB, 8K, no decision

#Mariners Vinnie Catricala who was one of my preseason picks to breakout is hitting just .182 at AAA Tacoma. #SlowStart

#SFGiants Justin Christian absurd start at AAA Fresno continued tonight. 2-5, 3B, 2RBI, BB. Hitting .490 out of leadoff spot

#Rockies Solid start for Carlos Torres at AAA Colorado Springs 5IP, 0ER, 3H, 2BB, 6K, WIN

#Brewers Corey Patterson (remember him) is hitting .179 on the season at AAA Nashville. He was 2-4 today.

#Mets Jeremy Hefner with a solid start for AAA Buffalo. 7IP, 1R, 0ER, 4H, 1BB, 3K, WIN

#Pirates Jeff Locke with a nice start for AAA Indianapolis 6IP, 1ER, 7H, 1BB, 8K, WIN

#Pirates Starling Marte went 2-3, BB for AAA Indianapolis. Hitting .265 on the year.

#Indians Cord Phelps went 4-5, 2(2B), RBI, SB tonight to push his average to .355. #HittingMachine

#Rays Chris Archer has struggled at AAA Durham after a great first start. Fell to 1-2 on the year with 4IP, 4ER, 4H, 4BB, 1K. ERA at 9.95

#Rays Slow start for Tim Beckham 0-4, BB today. Average sitting at .216 on the season

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