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 18th 2012
#Mariners Anthony Vasquez went 7.2IP, 0ER, 4H, 2BB, 3K tonight to improve to 3-0, 0.87ERA on the year.
#SFGiants AAA Fresno had 1 hit through the first six innings before exploding for an 8 run 7th on the way to a 10-8 win over Reno tonight
#DBacks Randy Ruiz hit 2 Home Runs and drove in 7 RBI’s tonight at AAA Reno
#DBacks Tonight’s line on Anthony Meo at High-A Visalia. 5IP, 2R, 1ER, 2H, 4BB, 8K, LOSS
#Rockies Great night for Christian Bergman at High-A Modesto. 8IP, 0ER, 4H, 0BB, 4K, WIN
#Padres Mark Pope went 5IP, 1ER, 2H, 1BB, 8K, WIN tonight for High-A Lake Elsinore
#Mariners Steven Proscia hit 3 Home Runs tonight for High-A High Desert.
#LAAngels Max Russell got hit hard by a stacked #Mariners High Desert lineup. 4.1IP, 13R, 8ER, 12H, 3BB, 2K, 4HR’s allowed
#SFGiants AAA Fresno has 1 hit so far tonight. Of course it is from Justin Christian who is hitting .481. He blasted a two run Home Run
#BlueJays Travis Snider is hitting .431 for AAA Las Vegas. He was 2-4, RBI, BB, SB tonight
#LAAngels Mike Trout’s hit streak ends at 14 games after an 0-2, RBI night at AAA Salt Lake. He had a sac bunt and sac fly in the game.
#LAAngels Adam Heether drew a WALK OFF WALK to complete a 5 run bottom of the 9th inning giving Arkansas a 6-5 win over NW Arkansas
#DBacks Pat Corbin with another solid start at AA Mobile. 7IP, 2R, 1ER, 7H, 2BB, 9K
#DBacks Matt Davidson continues to absolutely rake at AA Mobile. 2-4 tonight. Hitting .426 on the season. #STUD
#Reds Juan Carlos Sulbaran got a loss despite K’ing 11 at AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos. 6IP, 4R, 3ER, 6H, 1BB, 11K, LOSS
#Marlins Kyle Skipworth hit his 3rd Home Run of the year at AA Jacksonville. Hitting .234 on the year (which is good for him).
#Brewers Scooter Gennett is really good folks. 3-4, 3RBI, SB tonight. Hitting .375 on the year at AA Huntsville
#Cubs Huge night for Nate Samson at AA Tennessee. 4-4, 2(2B), HR, 3RBI, BB
#STLCards Minor League Guy On Third went 3-4 tonight for AA Springfield. Oscar Taveras is off to a .340 start
#Athletics Great start for Sonny Gray at AA Midland. 7IP, 1ER, 4H, 1BB, 5K, WIN
#Astros Jonathan Villar has 6 errors in 13 games and is hitting just .148 at AA Corpus Christi #VeryRoughStart
#Astros Jonathan Singleton is hitting .325 at AA Corpus Christi. Went 1-2, 2BB tonight
#Rangers Chris McGuiness went 2-5, 2B, HR, 4RBI tonight at AA Frisco
#Royals fans will love this tweet. Mike Montgomery went 7IP, 2R, 1ER, 4H, 2BB, 7K, WIN for AAA Omaha
#LAAngels Mike Trout hit a sac fly in his 4th at-bat. Needs some help to get a 5th at-bat. His 14 game hit streak is on life support.
#Yankees Gary Sanchez went 2-4, RBI, BB, 3SB tonight for Low-A Charleston
#Yankees Angelo Gumbs hit a Grand Slam, a Double and drove in 5 RBI’s for Low-A Charleston
#Yankees Mason Williams ran his hit streak to 11 games at Low-A Charleston. Also stole his 7th base. Hitting .328 on the year. #STUD
#Braves Rough one again for Carlos Perez at Low-A Rome. 3.1IP, 9ER, 7H, 5BB, 2K, LOSS. Ran his ERA to 12.27
#Braves Kyle Kubitza went 4-4, 3(2B), 2RBI, 2SB at Low-A Rome. Hitting .319 on the year.
#Nats Christopher McKenzie escaped a start of 0.1IP, 6R, 5ER, 3H, 3BB, 0K with a no decision at Low-A Hagerstown
#Nats Adrian Nieto hit a Grand Slam tonight for Low-A Hagerstown
#Rangers Jerad Eickhoff went 5IP, 1ER, 2H, 2BB, 3K, WIN tonight at Low-A Hickory
#SFGiants Garrett Buechele went 5 for 5 tonight at Low-A Augusta. #FatherSteveMustBeProud
#Orioles Mychal Givens hit his first Home Run of the year at Low-A Delmarva
#Dodgers Nate Eovaldi was pulled after a scoreless first inning. According to @TylerBrownUTC it was scheduled and there is no injury concern
#Dodgers Solid night for Blake Smith at AA Chattanooga 3-4, HR, 4RBI
#Nats Destin Hood pushed his average to .196 at AA Harrisburg with a 3-5, RBI night
#Orioles Jonathan Schoop hit his 1st Home Run of the year for AA Bowie
#Orioles Manny Machado was 0-3, Sac Fly, RBI tonight. He had a 4 game hitting streak entering the game. Hitting .273 on the year at AA Bowie
#Tigers Jordan Lennerton hit his 6th Home Run of the year for AA Erie
#LAAngels Mike Trout’s 14 game hit streak is in danger as he is 0-2 with a sac bunt so far tonight through 6 innings at AAA Salt Lake.
#Rays Line on Alex Cobb at AAA Durham. 6IP, 2R, 1ER, 2H, 5BB, 6K
#WhiteSox Terry Doyle a Rule 5 pick who the #Twins returned at the end of spring training went 6IP, 1R, 0ER, 1H, 2BB, 9K at AAA Charlotte
#Yankees Adam Warren with a solid start for AAA Scranton. 6IP, 1ER, 4H, 2BB, 5K, WIN
#Reds More struggles for Andrew Brackman 4IP, 5ER, 6H, 5BB, 2K, 2 HR’s allowed, LOSS. ERA now at 9.28
#Tigers Quentin Berry stole his 8th base of the season at AAA Toledo
#Tigers Ryan Strieby hit his 2nd Home Run of the year at AAA Toledo tonight.
#Rays Ryan Carpenter went 5IP, 0ER, 3H, 1BB, 6K, WIN tonight for Low-A Bowling Green
#BlueJays more sickness from Justin Nicolino 3IP, 0ER, 1H, 0BB, 3K & Aaron Sanchez 3IP, 0ER, 1H, 1BB, 3K at Low-A Lansing. Each have 0.00ERA
#Royals Jorge Bonifacio went 3-5, 2B tonight to push his average to .407 at Low-A Kane County
#Royals Lane Adams continues to rake at Low-A Kane County. 3 more hits tonight. Batting .386 on the year.
#Padres Donovan Tate hitting just .185 on the year at Low-A Fort Wayne. Was 0-4 tonight
#Brewers Chadwin Stang, who has an awesome name, went 3-4, 2RBI today for Low-A Wisconsin
#Royals Yordano Ventura line at High-A Wilmington 5IP, 2ER, 6H, 1BB, 9K. Got a no decision
#WhiteSox Brady Shoemaker hit 2 Home Runs and added a Double as part of a 3-4 day. Hitting .362 at High-A Winston Salem
#Mets Chase Huchingson picked up a win in a rain shortened game at High-A St Lucie with 5IP, 0ER, 4H, 1BB, 3K, WIN. Improves to 3-0 0.00ERA
#Cubs 0-4 night puts Matthew Szczur’s average down to .176 at High-A Daytona.
#Marlins Rough start for Chad James at High-A Jupiter 4IP, 7R, 6ER, 8H, 2BB, 3K. ERA up to 6.30
#Marlins All Jacob Realmuto does is hit it seems. 3-5, 2B, HR, 3RBI tonight. Hitting .304 on the season at High-A Jupiter. #OneToWatch
#Rays Derek Dietrich went 3-5, 2B, 3B, RBI for High-A Charlotte. Hitting .326 on the season.
#BlueJays Second consecutive solid start for Asher Wojciechowski at High-A Dunedin. 6IP, 1ER, 6H, 1BB, 1K
#BlueJays Jake Marisnick went 3-5, 2B, 2RBI, SB tonight at High-A Dunedin. Hitting .288 on the season.
#Rangers Barret Loux with an awesome start at AA Frisco tonight. 5IP, 0ER, 1H, 2BB, 8K. ERA on the year is 1.15
#Rockies Nolan Arenado has 2 hits in 3 at-bats so far tonight. Average up to .383 at AA Tulsa #STUD
#Mariners Danny Hultzen was great for AA Jackson tonight. 6.1IP, 0ER, 1H, 2BB, 5K.
#WhiteSox Scott Snodgress went 7IP, 0ER, 4H, 2BB, 3K today for Low-A Kannapolis
#Astros Nicholas Tropeano with a great start at Low-A Lexington. 8IP, 0ER, 4H, 2BB, 9K, WIN
#Mets have a good one in Darin Gorski. Went 6IP, 0ER, 1H, 2BB, 4K, WIN. Improves to 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA
#Mets Jefry Marte continues his hot start for AA Binghamton. Went 2-4 tonight to run his average to .379
#RedSox Bryce Brentz went 0-4 with 3K’s tonight. Hitting just .208 on the year.
#Pirates Brock Holt off to a good start at AA Altoona. 3-4, 2B tonight. Hitting .326 on the year.
#SFGiants Gary Brown is hitting just .208 for AA Richmond. He has just 1 stolen base (been caught twice). He stole 53 bases in 2011
#BlueJays Travis d’Arnaud last season’s Eastern League MVP has hit his 1st Home Run of the year at AAA Las Vegas
#Astros Jordan Lyles improved to 3-0 going 5.2IP, 3ER, 8H, 1BB, 6K, WIN for AAA Oklahoma City in game 1 of a doubleheader
#Astros Brett Wallace is hitting just .238 for AAA Oklahoma City
#Cubs Anthony Rizzo has just hit his 2nd Home Run Of The Night. Gives him 7 on the season. #FreeAnthonyRizzo
#Yankees Jose Ramirez went 6IP, 1ER, 4H, 0BB, 5K, WIN for High-A Tampa
#Pirates Corrected stats for Jameson Taillon tonight (http://MILB.com has incorrect posted earlier) 5IP, 1ER, 4H, 0BB, 6K. Will get ND
#Twins Miguel Sano has hit his 6th Home Run of the year for Low-A Beloit. 6 of his 10 hits this year have been HR’s. #MonsterPower
#Tigers Brian Flynn improved to 3-0 with 7IP, 1R, 0ER, 4H, 1BB, 5K for High-A Lakeland. His ERA is now at 0.92 on the year.
#Phillies Another rough one for Jesse Biddle at High-A Clearwater. 3IP, 7R, 4ER, 7H, 0BB, 4K, LOSS. ERA now at 7.94
#Orioles Scott Copeland went 6IP, 1ER, 3H, 1BB, 4K for High-A Frederick
#Braves J.R. Graham went 7IP, 1ER, 6H, 1BB, 6K for High-A Lynchburg today
#Braves Evan Gattis has been a beast at High-A Lynchburg so far. He hit his 5th HR today. On the season hitting .435, 4(2B), 5HR, 19RBI
#Rangers Mike Olt has hit his 3rd Home Run for AA Frisco. This kid can run Home Runs in bunches when he gets in a flow.
#Rockies Rob Scahill K’d 11 for AAA Colorado Springs today but got the loss. Final line was 5.1IP, 5R, 1ER, 4H, 3BB, 11K. Has 8.56ERA on yr
#Phillies Pitcher turned Hitter turned Pitcher Joe Savery went 1.2IP, 0ER, 1H, 0BB, 1K to earn his first save of year at AAA Lehigh Valley
#Phillies Scott Elarton, who was an #Astros 1st Round Pick in 1994, continues to roll at AAA Lehigh Valley. 5IP, 0ER, 5H, 1BB, 2K. 0.56ERA
#Mets Jordany Valdespin went 3-4, HR, RBI, BB today. Hitting .269 for AAA Buffalo.
#Mets Val Pascucci hit his 5th Home Run for AAA Buffalo
#Phillies Cody Overbeck went off at AAA Lehigh Valley. 4-5, 2(2B), RBI today. Average up to .292
#Braves Veteran Eric Junge has a great start for AAA Gwinnett today going 6IP, 0ER, 3H, 0BB, 2K, WIN. Improved to 2-0
#Braves Ernesto Mejia went 2-4, 2B, HR, 3RBI for AAA Gwinnett
#Nats Tyler Moore went 3-4, 2B, 3RBI, BB today for AAA Syracuse. Hitting .296. Would love to see what he could do in the bigs.
#RedSox Alex Wilson got hit hard at AAA Pawtucket today. 3.2IP, 6ER, 8H, 2BB, 6K, avoided the loss in what was an 11-7 slugfest
#Nats Bryce Harper went 1-2 with 3BB’s today to boost his season average to .232 at AAA Syracuse.
#RedSox Alex Hassan with a big day at AAA Pawtucket. 3-5, 3(2B), 2RBI. Average up to .216
#RedSox Jose Iglesias is hitting .196 at AAA Pawtucket so far
#RedSox Will Middlebrooks hit his 2nd Home Run in as many days and had 4 RBI’s for AAA Pawtucket. Hitting .368. #Free@16WMBrooks
#Indians Lonnie Chisenhall went 3-5, 2B, RBI for AAA Columbus. Hitting .344 in AAA where he has little left to prove.
#Tigers Brad Eldred has hit his Minor League Baseball leading 8th HR at AAA Toledo.