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Angels Farm Daily 5/31: Burlington Is The Bee's Knees

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The Dominican Summer League started over the weekend. We truly are in full swing, boys and girls.

"Mr. Nuss, you are the man. I am nothing compared to you." --Goose Gossage
"Mr. Nuss, you are the man. I am nothing compared to you." --Goose Gossage
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Box Scores for Friday, May 29, 2015 here. Check out SLC Bee Kyle Kubitza's third dinger of the season. Keep it going, Kubby! (Kubby? What the heck am I talking about?)

Box Scores for Saturday, May 30, 2015 here. Make sure to note 66er Bo Way's game-tying, INSIDE-THE-PARK grand slam in the bottom of the eighth, as well as the W in the W-L column, courtesy of Eric Aguilera's walk-off two-run dinger in the 13th! Also, revel in the news: the Dominican Summer League kicked off Saturday. Unfortunately, the DSL Angels lost to the DSL Mariners2, 10-6.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Triple-A: Salt Lake Bees

Instead of facing the Memphis Redbirds, the Bees were rained out today. Boo, Bees. Sorry, this is a family site. #cesspool

Double-A: Arkansas Travelers

Nothing too remarkable here, folks. Travelers lost, their offense almost non-existent. Other than Cal Towey (RF) singling in "General" Sherman Johnson (2B), and Brian Hernandez (1B) hitting into a double play that scored Eric Stamets (SS) from third, the offense was held in check by Hooks SP Mike Hauschild and RP Josh Hader.

The Travs went with another Johnny Allstaff start, throwing Michael Brady, Austin Wood, Austin Adams, Nate Hyatt and Eduard Santos on the hill yesterday. Adams took the loss after giving up two earned runs in two-thirds of an inning. Hyatt, the "throw-in" from Atlanta in the Sanchez/Kubitza trade, looked fairly solid, going 2.1 innings with 2 BB and 2 K.

Full Game Story here.

Class A Advanced: Inland Empire 66ers

The 66ers started the scoring early on an RBI single from Eric Aguilera (DH) that scored Ruben Sosa (LF) from third in the bottom of the first. SP Victor Alcantara thanked the offense by striking out the side in the top of the second. Then, in the bottom of the second, Tyler Palmer (RF) scored from third on a balk. We'll take it. Of course, that was all we'd take for the game.

Victor Alcantara did pretty darn well, going five innings and giving up two earned runs. He also walked three. And he struck out nine. So, yeah...wait. Nine? NINE? That's right, nine times. Cole Swanson kept the game tied over two innings, with help from the four strikeouts he notched, but Alex Blackford took the loss after giving up a single earned run in the top of the ninth. He struck out three, though, so hopefully he takes that and builds on it.

Full Game Story here.

Class A: Burlington Bees

SP Michael Bolaski earned the win with five innings of four-hit ball, but if you ask me, Garrett Nuss deserved at least half of that win, as he pitched four innings of one-run ball in relief. Nuss did earn the save, though, so yay for archaic stats. I hope he called Goose Gossage to ask, "What's that about modern closers being weak? FOUR INNINGS, BRAH!" (I don't really hope that.)

Andrew Daniel (2B) hit his 14th double of the season to score both Erick Salcedo (3B) and Jake Yacinich (SS). Two batters later, Caleb Adams (CF) singled home Yacinich. Three runs was all they needed with the solid tandem of pitching provided by Bolaski and Nuss. (Yet another excellent detective-show combination of names.) This was a good win over a very good opponent.

Full Game Story here.