Box Scores for Friday, June 12, 2015 here. Check out those DSL Angels! They beat the DSL Mariners2 by a score of 19-8, mostly courtesy of a 5-run top of the second and a 13-run top of the third. Wow. Not to be outdone, the Arkansas Travelers put together a 14-run bottom of the fifth, purely on situational hitting. No home runs whatsoever. In Salt Lake City, Vinnie Pestano took the loss again.
Box Scores for Saturday, June 13, 2015 here. Ryan Etsell was absolutely brilliant for the 66ers, going seven innings and only giving up two hits. He also struck out 12 Visalia Rawhide (ARI) batters and walked none. Remember, Visalia is the best team in the league, a league known for its extremely hitter-friendly parks. Very nice, Etsy. This kid might be a lock for the starting rotation after being promoted from the bullpen on June 4th.
Triple-A: Salt Lake Bees
I got nothing. Hey! Just like the entire Salt Lake pitching staff yesterday! 27 hits? 17 runs? That's just ridiculous.
Double-A: Arkansas Travelers
Starter Kyle McGowin got lit up yesterday, and as hard as the offense tried, they couldn't overcome the nine runs served up by McGowin and Co. Jared Mitchell (CF) hit his first home run of the season, and Sherman Johnson (2B) continued his good stuff, going 3-for-5 with an RBI, two runs scored and a double. Silver linings and all that.
The NW Arkansas Naturals (KC) are now a perfect 10-0 against the Travelers in 2015. Not good, boys. Not good. Also, what's with team names in Arkansas? Naturals? Travelers? Not good, boys. Not good.
Class A Advanced: Inland Empire 66ers
Starter Harrison Cooney earned the loss for the 66ers yesterday, giving up five earned runs in six innings to the league's best team, the Visalia Rawhide (ARI). Man, the Diamondbacks might be good in three or four years, especially if Stewart Ijames (LF), he of the thirteen home runs this year, pans out.
Class A: Burlington Bees
What a whoopin'! And Keynan Middleton with the win. Very nice. Natanael Delgado (DH) led the charge, going 2-for-5 and swatting his fourth dinger of the year to help down the West Michigan Whitecaps (DET).
In a makeup of Saturday's rainout, the Burlington Bees took it to the Whitecaps, 6-1, and swept the Sunday double-header. Starter Austin Robichaux only gave up a run (the only Angels minor-league pitcher to do so), and Zach Houchins flashed his power again, blasting his sixth round-tripper of the year.