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Angels Farm Daily 6/4: Homers Galore!

There were home runs at every level of the Angels minor-league organization last night. Except for Burlington. What's their problem anyway?

"What's that? Throw a one-hitter? All right, Coach."
"What's that? Throw a one-hitter? All right, Coach."
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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Triple-A: Salt Lake Bees

Roger Kieschnick hit his team-leading seventh homer of the year as part of the Bees' 4-2 win over the Nashville Sounds (OAK). Reliever Alex Sanabia earned the win by going two innings and allowing only one hit. Vinnie Pestano earned the hold with a perfect inning in the eighth, and Jeremy McBryde recorded his seventh save of the season.

Full Game Story here.

Double-A: Arkansas Travelers

Cal Towey (RF) hit his first round-tripper of the year to add to the five-run outing the Travelers enjoyed last night, but it wasn't enough as the San Antonio Missions (SDP) outscored the Travs, tagging reliever Harrison Cooney with the loss.

Full Game Story here.

Class A Advanced: Inland Empire 66ers

Game One

Chris Ellis was absolutely dominant last night, throwing a one-hitter over seven innings. He actually took a no-no into the seventh, but gave up a double to Lake Elsinore Storm (SDP) catcher Ryan Miller. Miller, you butthole. But, why say anything more when Turks Teeth said it best?

Oh, wait, just have to add that Kody Eaves (2B) hit his third dinger of the year, and left-fielder Ruben Sosa had a perfect night, going 4-for-4 with a triple.

Game Two

Well, the Storm weren't about to go down without a fight in game two of the double-header. They put on a five-run display, hanging the loss on reliever Trevor Foss. Foss only gave up one earned run, but those extra three unearned runs were a doozy. Plus, when your team allows an inside-the-park home run to the opposition, you're gonna have a bad time.

Former Angel farmhand Jose Rondon (SS) made sure Jerry regretted the decision to package him in the deal for Huston Street last year, as he went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Yeah, it's going to take me a while to get over the fact that Rondon isn't a part of our system anymore.

Class A: Burlington Bees

It was a pitching duel through five, with the Bees' SP Jeremy Rhoades ending up the hard-luck loser after giving up only one earned run in the bottom of the fifth. He went six full innings and gave up seven hits. The Bees scored one in the eighth, but by then, it was too late, as the Lugnuts (TOR) had already wrapped the game up by dropping a four-spot on reliever Jake Jewell in the seventh. Jonah Wesley mopped up nicely in garbage time with three strikeouts in the eighth.

Zach Houchins (3B) continued his hot-hitting ways, going 2-for-4 with a double, and Miguel Hermosillo (CF) scored on an error. That's about it.

Full Game Story here.

Rookie: DSL Angels