Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Triple-A: Salt Lake Bees
Nick Tropeano aka The Trop aka NiTro aka Ol' Shoey's Understudy got the ball tonight against the OK City Dodgers. Yeah, those OK City Dodgers. They're pretty good with the sticks. After somehow tight-roping out of a 33-pitch first inning where he loaded the bases before pitching to a 3-0 count on the final batter, Trop muscled up for a strikeout and the offense responded with a two-spot in the bottom of the inning, courtesy of an Efren Navarro dinger.
Unfortunately, things got worse from there as the Dodgers
answered roared back over the following innings. Trop couldn't even make it out of the fourth inning and was replaced by everyone's favorite Inca Atahualpa Severino. By then, it was 5-2 and there wasn't a whole lot Severino could do. In fact, he made it worse by promptly giving up a two-run double. Trop's final line? 3.2 IP, 9 H, 7 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO. Ouch. Kyle Kubitza had a double and Alfredo Marte clubbed his fourth big fly of the year. Any reason why we're not calling him up to fill that black hole in left? Bees lose! Bees lose!
Double-A: Arkansas Travelers
Catcher Raywilly Gomez was the hero in this one, going 2-4 with an RBI single. Apparently, that was all the Travs needed, as a collection of relief pitchers combined for the CGSO. Michael Brady started it off right by throwing three perfect innings and collecting six strikeouts. Nate Hyatt, Austin Wood, Eduard Santos and Danny Reynolds took care of the other six innings.
Class A Advanced: Inland Empire 66ers
The 66ers had the day off yesterday. Lake Elsinore heads to Inland Empire tonight for game one of a three-game series.
Class A: Burlington Bees
This one was an all-out slugfest. Second-baseman Andrew Daniel started the scoring early with a two-run triple. And he followed it up with a three-run dinger in the fourth. Zach Houchins smacked two solo dingers, one in the third and one in the fourth. I'm liking this Andrew Daniel kid. Turns out, so did our resident "farmhead" rghan.
Wow. What a whoopin'. Bees win! Bees win!