Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Let's not bury the lede, okay? Everyone wants to know how Sean Newcomb did, right?
Class A Advanced: Inland Empire 66ers
Not too great. Duke went 3.1 innings and surrendered five runs (three earned) while walking five batters and fanning only three. Reliever Ryan Etsell really opened the floodgates, though, by giving up five earned runs in 2.1 IP. The offense did its part, plating nine runs, led by Bo Way's impressive 2-RBI, 3-for-5 performance in which he hit a triple.
Triple-A: Salt Lake Bees
Both Cron and Kubitza hit home runs, and Drew Rucinski did a nice job of holding the potent Dodgers' lineup to only two runs, each coming off of a solo homer. Then the rain came. Boo. Then the rain went away. Yay! Edgar Ibarra took the mound after the delay and pitched 2.1 clean innings. Trevor Gott the opportunity to record five outs to close the game. Sorry, I had to.
Alfredo Marte went 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Cron added a triple to his ledger later in the game. Any reason why we're not calling CJ up to fix the mess of an offense in Anaheim? Oh. Wait... Maybe we could call up Josh Rutledge. He went 0-for-4 with three Ks. He'd fit right in! FART!
Double-A: Arkansas Travelers
The Travelers won their fifth straight game, and Nate Smith lowered his ERA to 3.79 on the year by going 6.0 innings, giving up four runs (three earned), walking only one and striking out SIX. Nice job, Nate. I'd be okay with you earning the QS designation for this one. And I know that matters to you. Austin Adams got the hold by going two solid innings, and Chris O'Grady got his second save of the year. The offense did just enough to pull out the win, third-baseman Brian Hernandez going 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and a couple of doubles.
Class A: Burlington Bees
Oh, Burlington. I start to care, then you go and lose. How dare you all? Jake Yacinich did his best to keep me interested, knocking in two of the Bees' four runs. But it just wasn't enough, because my favorite Bee Keynan Middleton gave up five earned runs over 5.1 innings. Jonah Wesley hammered the nail in the coffin when he gave up a run later in the sixth and that was all I wrote.