Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Triple-A: Salt Lake Bees
The Bees got to rest last night as they prepare to start a three-game set against the Fresno Grizzlies (SFG) tonight. Adam Wilk (2-5, 4.97 ERA) will look to stop his losing streak at three. Wilk was stellar last time out, going eight innings and only giving up one earned run on four hits, though he still got saddled with the loss. Just throw a perfecto tonight, Adam. No bigs.
Double-A: Arkansas Travelers
I'm thinking Sherman Johnson (2B) isn't long for Arkansas, or AA for that matter. Hitting his 17th double of the season, the General showcased all of his game last night, scoring two runs, notching an RBI and drawing two walks. He also bats from the left side and led off last night. Hmm, maybe we should just have him meet the big club in Tampa today.
Unfortunately, after starter Albert Suarez gave up four earned runs on six hits and four walks, and Alan Busenitz gave up two earned runs in just over an inning, the offense struggled to overcome the deficit. Raywilly Gomez (DH) hit an RBI, as did Drew Maggi (3B), Brian Hernandez (1B) and Cal Towey (RF), but it wasn't enough, and the Travelers lost to the Springfield Cardinals, 6-5.
Class A Advanced: Inland Empire 66ers
Eric Aguilera (DH) hit a two-run dinger last night, his eighth of the season, to put the 66ers up 3-0 in the sixth. The Stockton Ports (OAK) tried to mount a comeback in the eighth, but fell short.
Victor Alcantara was brilliant last night for the 66ers, only giving up two hits and one walk through seven strong innings of no-run ball.
Class A: Burlington Bees
The Bees did a great job on offense last night, coming back from a 4-3 deficit by scoring three runs in the bottom of the eighth. Jake Yacinich (SS) led the charge, going 2-for-4 with two RBI, and Natanael Delgado (DH) chipped in by notching two hits and an RBI himself.
For some reason, Jeremy Rhoades came on in relief for Justin Anderson, who only went one inning. Rhoades went five innings, giving up three earned runs on seven hits and two walks. Speaking of Sherman Johnson getting a call-up, I'm wondering when Rhoades will be making the journey to Arkansas.
Rookie: DSL Angels