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Link Report for Fri. 8/17 -- Loaded up with "extras" for you once again


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Friday's Daily Menu: TGIF!

 

All times are Central

 

Nashville: RHP Brian Baker at home vs. Tacoma (Mariners), 6:50 PM pre-game, 7:05 gametime

 

Free Live Audio Link

 

Jeff Hem is the new play-by-play voice of the Sounds; follow him on Twitter @jeffhempbp; we'll link to his blog updates at On the Air…and Off

 

MiLB.TV -- for subscribers; all Nashville games, home and away, will be available to watch via MiLB.TV's $39.99 season-long package ($9.99 to pay for a single month). We imagine the audio feed is from the home team. All MiLB.TV details available at the link.

 

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Huntsville: RHP Evan Anundsen at home vs. Montgomery (Rays), 6:28 PM pre-game, 6:43 gametime

 

Free Live Audio Link -- Select the Huntsville feed from the MiLB main audio page

 

Alex Cohen is the new play-by-play voice of the Stars; follow him on Twitter @alexmcohen. It's fantastic that Huntsville is returning to what will be a traditional broadcast format this year. All games, home and away, are scheduled to be broadcast.

 

MiLB.TV subsciption note: Huntsville road games in four locales (Mississippi, Tennessee, Jacksonville and Pensacola) will be broadcast.

 

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Brevard County: RHP Matt Miller at Clearwater (Phillies), 5:30 PM gametime

 

Sorry, no audio available for this series...

 

Once again this season, Brevard does not have its own audio coverage. It appears two teams in the Manatees North Division (within which the majority of games are played) have audio, and all six teams in the South Division have audio (at least for their home games), so there will be opportunities to listen to approx. 70% or Brevard's games this season, just all from the opponent's perspective. There are no Florida State League games on MiLB.TV this year.

 

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Wisconsin: RHP Chad Pierce at Beloit (Twins), 6:40 PM pre-game, 7:00 gametime

 

Free Live Audio Link - 1280 AM WNAM

 

Chris Mehring is back to do his customary fantastic work as the Voice of the Rattlers. Follow him on Twitter @CMehring; we'll link to Chris' infamous blog often -- Rattler Radio.

 

MiLB.TV -- for subscribers; Wisconsin is one of only two (Great Lakes) Midwest League clubs that have all their home games available via MiLB.TV; Chris' call provides the audio. So for the $39.95 season-long package, fans in Brewer Nation can watch all Sounds games, all Timber Rattlers home games, and Stars' road games from four Southern League locales.

 

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Helena: Preston Gainey at Orem (Angels), 7:50 PM pre-game, 8:05 gametime

 

Free Live Audio Link -- Select the Helena feed from the MiLB main audio page

 

We're lucky to have Steve Wendt back on board for another H-Crew season.

 

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Arizona Rookie (Maryvale): at the Giants' complex in Scottsdale; 9:00 PM gametime; never audio for games in this league

 

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DSL Brewers: at home vs. the DSL Tigers, 9:30 AM, although game data won't be available until late afternoon at the earliest

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STANDINGS:

 

AAA - Pacific Coast League American Northern Division

 

AA - Southern League North Division

 

High-A - Florida State League North Division

 

A - Midwest League Western Division

 

Rookie Advanced - Pioneer League North Division

 

Rookie - Arizona Summer League

 

DSL - Dominican Summer League San Pedro de Macoris Division

 

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NOTE: AAA Nashville, Rookie Maryvale and the DSL do not play a split schedule. When you click on a standings link for Huntsville, Brevard County, Wisconsin, and/or Helena, you'll then be able to choose 1st half and/or overall standings in addition to the current 2nd half standings.

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Look for Nashville and Wisconsin media notes at the links just prior to their game times.

 

Huntsville is posting theirs more consistently (although they last did so on the 11th). Rest your pointer under the "Roster" banner on the Stars' home page to see the link.

 

Have a nice summer Friday night, everyone!

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As mentioned in yesterday's link report Wily makes the list, when was the last time we had a prospect in the Helium watch section? I'm honestly coming up blank?

BA Hot Sheet 8/17/2012

 

No. 1 GERRIT COLE, RHP

PIRATES

Team: Double-A Altoona (Eastern)

Age: 21

Why He's Here: 1-1, 0.79, 2 GS, 11 1/3 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 15 SO, 3 BB

The Scoop: Cole struck out a career-high nine batters against Portland on Thursday and took a no-hitter into the fifth before losing the bid on a Xander Bogaerts double. Last year's No. 1 overall pick has found a new gear with Altoona of late, loging a 1.23 ERA over his last four starts and 22 innings, during which time he's allowed 12 hits while brandishing a 26-to-6 strikeout-to-walk ratio. While Cole may not challenge for the minor league lead in any one category, he will rank near the top of the Florida State and Eastern league prospect lists, while being little more than half a season away from Pittsburgh in 2013.

 

No. 7 ALBERT ALMORA, CF

CUBS

Team: Short-season Boise (Northwest) / Rookie-level Arizona League

Age: 18

Why He's Here: .536/.516/.786 (15-for-28), 8 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1-for-2 SB

The Scoop: Almora spent his first three weeks in the Arizona League, where the sixth overall pick in the 2012 draft came as advertised. Upon his promotion to the Northwest League, Almora homered in his first game with Boise on Wednesday. It's been an auspicious debut for Almora, who has hit .353/.367/.518 in 20 games between the two levels. If there is such thing as a stacked short-season lineup, it has to be Boise, where the Hawks now have Almora, first baseman Dan Vogelbach, third baseman Jeimer Candelario and second baseman Gioskar Amaya. The best of the group, though, is Almora, whose feel for hitting is beyond his years.

 

No. 10 WILY PERALTA, RHP

BREWERS

Team: Triple-A Nashville (Pacific Coast)

Age: 23

Why He's Here: 0-0, 1.29, 2 GS, 14 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 1 HR, 5 BB, 13 SO

The Scoop: A disappointing first half left the enigmatic Peralta with a 5.10 ERA, a walk rate of 5 per nine innings and an ugly 1.6 K-BB ratio at the all-star break. After some midseason mechanical fine-tuning, Peralta has a 3.98 ERA, 11 strikeouts per nine and a 2.7 K-BB ratio in seven second-half starts. With the second highest walk rate in the league (4.6 BB/9), Peralta still needs to improve his control, which scouts earlier in his career thought would make him a reliever. But if the 6-foot-2, 240-pound righthander can build on two good starts this week, then his low-to-mid 90s fastball; sharp, low-80s slider and changeup give him a chance to be an impact starter.

 

NOT-SO HOT SHEET

Sean Buckley, 1b, Reds: Everything has been tougher for Buckley, 22, in his second pro season. Projected as an outfielder/third baseman out of junior college, he's now playing first base. At the plate, he's found the Midwest League to be much tougher than the Pioneer League. Buckley's strikeout rate is up, his power is down and he appears to have run out of gas in his first full season. Buckley is hitting .130/.216/.174 for low Class A Dayton in August with two extra-base hits.

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BA Hot Sheet Chat 8/17/2012

 

Brian (Greensboro, NC): If you were to re-rank or redraft the pitchers from the 2011 draft, what would your top 5 pitcher list look like based on their performance to date?

 

 

Matthew Eddy: Gerrit Cole's numbers haven't been eye-popping, but I'd still give him the benefit of the doubt in the top spot just based on his physicality and the grades his raw stuff merits. Beyond Cole, I'd go Bundy 2, Bauer 3 and maybe round out the top 5 with Archie Bradley and Jose Fernandez. No 2011 draftee has made a louder debut than Reds lefty Tony Cingrani, a Rice senior drafted in the third round.

Corey (Cincy): There's been speculation on Billy Hamilton being called up to the Reds just to be a pinchrunner. Do you agree? Also, he is more than holding his own at AA with the bat so far, are you encouraged by his overall offensive game?

 

 

Matthew Eddy: I think Hamilton would add a valuable skill/dimension to the Reds' September/playoff roster, and I hope they do decide to call him up when Pensacola's season ends. Who wouldn't want a baserunner who could potentially score on a single (especially in 2-out situations)? As to his performance . . . I'm encouraged by his walk rate this season, but the strikeout rate (about 18 percent of PAs) is elevated for a player with so little power. Hamilton's also not impacting the ball at all as a lefty hitter — .314/.421/.421 which works out to an isolated power of .079 if you count his nine LH triples as doubles. That's akin to Luis Castillo with more SB impact and a lot more strikeouts.

Remy (Birmingham): My name is Javier Baez.....do you think I am a top 50 prospect in 2013 BA handbook?

 

 

Matthew Eddy: On most prospects I'd hedge, but not Baez. He's going to be a legit MLB hitter.

Norse (Pittsburgh): Could Cole be a Sept. callup in the pen, ala Price?

 

 

Matthew Eddy: That's not the worst idea in the world, the only drawback being that I don't think Cole's control is as refined right now as Price's was down the stretch in 2008. But it sure would be fun for prospect-watchers to get a sneak peek at Cole out of Pittsburgh bullpen this September.

Fantasia (Milwaukee): Can Jean Segura be a good starting shortstop for my BrewCrew? His defense seems very good and he looks like he has some decent pop in his bat- but can he team up with Rickie Weeks and be a productive defensive/offensive keystone combination? We gave up Grienke for him, and hope he can fill the shortstop position for years to come.

 

 

Matthew Eddy: You came to the right place for pie-in-the-sky Segura projections. I don't know that Segura ever will be a top-5 overall shortstop based on his defensive inconsistency, but it wouldn't surprise me to see him rank as one of the top *offensive* shortstops in the game. Segura's overall profile screams second baseman to me, and that's the position he played in the low minors with the Angels. In short, I'd expect high averages, 15 HR and 30 steals from peak Segura.

Chris (Missouri): Royals and Cardinals fans have to be happy. Wil Myers or Oscar Taveras for minor league player of the year?

 

Matthew Eddy: We've had our POY discussion internally, but my lips are sealed. Myers and Taveras definitely were two of the names discussed. That much should be evident. Who gets your vote?

John (Pittsburgh): I'm curious about another Pirate RHP Kyle McPherson. He missed a lot of time this year but has since been very good at AA/AAA with excellent K:BB numbers and reportedly a low 90's fastball. Is he a legit rotation candidate or am I missing something?

 

 

Matthew Eddy: Yes, McPherson is a legit rotation candidate — or maybe a reliever — but his fastball and change grade out as major league pitches, and his control allows his stuff to play up.

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This should make everyone pretty happy... 5 hits, 5 XBHs..

 

 

Nashville Bottom of the 1st

  • Logan Schafer grounds out to first baseman Alex Liddi.
    Eric Farris doubles (15) on a line drive to left fielder Scott Savastano.
    Khris Davis doubles (4) on a fly ball to center fielder Darren Ford. Eric Farris scores.
    Jordan Brown doubles (20) on a ground ball to right fielder Carlos Peguero. Khris Davis scores.
    Taylor Green homers (4) on a fly ball to right center field. Jordan Brown scores.
    Jeff Bianchi homers (4) on a fly ball to left field.
    Corey Patterson strikes out swinging.
    Dayton Buller strikes out swinging.

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Audio from Nashville — “(Jesus) Sanchez Says”

 

Jeff Hem's note: Tonight’s interview is with Sounds reliever Jesus Sanchez, who picked up the victory Thursday night in the Sounds’ extra-inning win, which arrived just before a massive thunderstorm. Sanchez, who is 7-2 with a 1.43 ERA and 11 saves in 46 games this season between Double-A Huntsville and the Sounds, discusses his campaign to this point, his transition this year to full-time relief and his earlier days in pro ball when he was a hitter in the Yankees’ and later Phillies’ systems before taking to the mound in ’08 and joining the Brewers organization prior to last season.

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Final: DSL Tigers 14, DSL Brewers 5

 

DSL Brewers Box Score

This was just a beat down, it was bad even before the 8 run top of the 8th. Only 2 pitchers didn't give up 4 runs, Miguel Diaz gave up 1 through his 3 innings and Joshua Torres pitched the final 1.1 clean.

 

Francisco Castillo (2-4) was the only Brewer with multiple hits or an XBH. Jose Dicent stole a base and was caught stealing.

 

Kevin Martinez continues to struggle defensively as he committed his 4th error (throwing) and his 5th PB before being lifted from the game late in the contest.

 

DSL Brewers Play By Play

 

The Brewers got all of their runs on crooked numbers in the 4th and 8th.

 

DSL Brewers Bottom of the 4th

  • Francisco Castillo singles on a line drive to center fielder Anderson Yance.
    Alejandro Mendoza singles on a line drive to left fielder Felix G. Santana. Francisco Castillo to 2nd.
    With Carlos Belonis batting, wild pitch by Carlos Lara, Francisco Castillo to 3rd.
    Carlos Belonis singles on a line drive to center fielder Anderson Yance. Francisco Castillo scores. Alejandro Mendoza to 2nd.
    Juan De Leon grounds into a force out, second baseman Yerison Pena to shortstop Albertin Chavez. Alejandro Mendoza to 3rd. Carlos Belonis out at 2nd. Juan De Leon to 1st.
    Jose Dicent out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Anderson Yance. Alejandro Mendoza scores.
    Elvis Rubio singles on a line drive to right fielder Omar Oses. Juan De Leon to 2nd.
    Juan Ortiz strikes out swinging.

 

DSL Brewers Bottom of the 8th

  • Raphachel Colatosti walks.
    Francisco Castillo singles on a ground ball to right fielder Omar Oses. Raphachel Colatosti to 2nd.
    Alejandro Mendoza hit by pitch. Raphachel Colatosti to 3rd. Francisco Castillo to 2nd.
    Carlos Belonis walks. Raphachel Colatosti scores. Francisco Castillo to 3rd. Alejandro Mendoza to 2nd.
    Juan De Leon grounds into a force out, third baseman Francisco Contreras to second baseman Yerison Pena. Francisco Castillo scores. Alejandro Mendoza to 3rd. Carlos Belonis out at 2nd. Juan De Leon to 1st.
    Jose Dicent grounds out, third baseman Francisco Contreras to first baseman Lenny Pena. Alejandro Mendoza scores. Juan De Leon to 2nd.
    Elvis Rubio strikes out swinging.

 

However they gave up bigger numbers in the 2nd and 8th.

 

DSL Tigers Top of the 2nd

  • Lenny Pena singles on a fly ball to right fielder Elvis Rubio.
    Victor Ovalles singles on a ground ball to left fielder Juan Ortiz. Lenny Pena to 2nd.
    Felix G. Santana singles on a line drive to left fielder Juan Ortiz. Lenny Pena to 3rd. Victor Ovalles to 2nd.
    Felix A. Santana singles on a fly ball to center fielder Francisco Castillo. Lenny Pena scores. Victor Ovalles to 3rd. Felix G. Santana to 2nd.
    Omar Oses grounds into a force out, second baseman Alejandro Mendoza to shortstop Raphachel Colatosti. Victor Ovalles scores. Felix G. Santana to 3rd. Felix A. Santana out at 2nd. Omar Oses to 1st.
    With Albertin Chavez batting, Omar Oses steals (7) 2nd base, Felix G. Santana scores. Omar Oses to 3rd. Throwing error by catcher Kevin Martinez.
    Albertin Chavez strikes out swinging.
    Anderson Yance called out on strikes.

 

DSL Tigers Top of the 8th

  • Pitching Change: Orlando Torrez replaces Miguel Diaz.
    Victor Ovalles singles on a line drive to left fielder Juan Ortiz.
    With Felix G. Santana batting, passed ball by Kevin Martinez, Victor Ovalles to 2nd.
    Felix G. Santana walks.
    Felix A. Santana singles on a ground ball to center fielder Francisco Castillo. Victor Ovalles to 3rd. Felix G. Santana to 2nd.
    Omar Oses grounds into a force out, second baseman Alejandro Mendoza to catcher Kevin Martinez. Victor Ovalles out at home. Felix G. Santana to 3rd. Felix A. Santana to 2nd. Omar Oses to 1st.
    Albertin Chavez singles on a ground ball to left fielder Juan Ortiz. Felix G. Santana scores. Felix A. Omar Oses to 3rd.
    Anderson Yance grounds into a force out, second baseman Alejandro Mendoza to shortstop Raphachel Colatosti. Omar Oses scores. Albertin Chavez out at 2nd. Anderson Yance to 1st.
    Pitching Change: Marcos Padilla replaces Orlando Torrez.
    Francisco Contreras walks. Anderson Yance to 2nd.
    Yerison Pena walks. Anderson Yance to 3rd. Francisco Contreras to 2nd.
    Lenny Pena hit by pitch. Anderson Yance scores. Francisco Contreras to 3rd. Yerison Pena to 2nd.
    With Victor Ovalles batting, wild pitch by Marcos Padilla, Francisco Contreras scores. Yerison Pena to 3rd. Lenny Pena to 2nd.
    Victor Ovalles doubles (8) on a fly ball to center fielder Francisco Castillo. Yerison Pena scores. Lenny Pena scores.
    With Felix G. Santana batting, wild pitch by Marcos Padilla, Victor Ovalles to 3rd.
    With Felix G. Santana batting, wild pitch by Marcos Padilla, Victor Ovalles scores.
    Felix G. Santana walks.
    Pitching Change: Joshua Torres replaces Marcos Padilla.
    Felix A. Santana grounds into a force out, third baseman Jose Dicent to second baseman Alejandro Mendoza. Felix G. Santana out at 2nd.

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Final: Wisconsin 5, Beloit 2

 

Everyone contributes in Rattlers win at Beloit

By Chris Mehring / Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

 

BELOIT, WI - The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers defeated the Beloit Snappers 5-2 on Friday Night at Pohlman Field. Each Rattler in the lineup contributed in some way to help the Rattlers to win their second straight over their in-state rivals. There was solid pitching, a couple of really good defensive plays, timely hitting, and opportunistic base running in the win.

 

Wisconsin (68-55 overall, 29-24 second half) had three hits in the top of the first inning, but needed an error to score their run. Chadwin Stang was at second base and Ben McMahan was at first with one out. Nick Ramirez singled to center and Stang was thrown out at the plate as he tried to score on the hit.

 

Cameron Garfield's grounder to short turned into an error as the throw to get the inning ending force play at second went into right field. McMahan scored on the play for a 1-0 Wisconsin lead.

 

Run scoring doubles by Greg Hopkins and Mike Garza in the fourth inning put the Rattlers up 3-0.

 

Wisconsin pulled a double steal to get a run in the fifth. Chadwin Stang was at third and broke for the plate as the throw went through to second in an unsuccessful attempt to get Lance Roenicke on a stolen base attempt.

 

McMahan tacked on a run in the sixth inning with a two-out RBI single for a 5-0 edge.

 

Rattlers starting pitcher Chad Pierce was in and out of trouble through his five innings of work. But, he stranded eight Beloit runners on base, including five in scoring position, and struck out four to put himself in position for his sixth win of the season.

 

Tyler Cravy took over for Pierce in the sixth inning and retired the first seven batters he faced. Then, Miguel Sano put Beloit (67-56, 28-25) on the scoreboard. The slugging third baseman for the Snappers lifted a 3-1 pitch from Cravy over the wall in center for his 25th home run of the season.

 

Cravy would allow another run on a two out RBI single by Nate Roberts in the ninth, but he nailed down the final out for his third save of the season.

 

The Timber Rattlers begin a seven game homestand Saturday night with the first game of a four-game series against the Peoria Chiefs. David Goforth (8-7, 5.04) is scheduled starter for the Timber Rattlers. Michael Jensen (9-5, 3.63) is set to be the starting pitcher for the Chiefs. Game time is 6:35pm.

 

Before the game, enjoy the music of Overdrive as they play a concert outside the stadium. Then, Waste Management and the Rattlers want you to show your Green & Gold pride for Go Green & Gold Night. Wear your gear for the team up in Green Bay and get ready for some football!

 

The first 1,000 fans to attend the game will receive a poster of Timber Rattlers outfielder Ben McMahan. This is poster #9 in the series of ten that are being given away this season.

 

Fly Away Saturday means that one lucky fan will win airfare for two from Funjet Vacations and Fox World Travel at this game! Stick after around the game for a FOX 11 postgame fireworks display.

 

If you can't make it out to the ballpark tune in for the broadcast on AM1280, WNAM or timberrattlers.com starting with the Miller Lite Pregame Show at 6:15pm. Saturday's game is also available on MiLB.TV.

 

HOME RUN:

BEL:

Miguel Sano (25th, 0 on in 8th inning off Tyler Cravy, 1 out)

 

WP: Chad Pierce (6-4)

LP: Tyler Jones (3-5)

SAVE: Tyler Cravy (3)

 

TIME: 2:55

ATTN: 1,201

 

 

Wisconsin Box Score

 

The Rattlers got a strong pitching performance from Chad Pierce and Tyler Cravy. Pierce started and threw five scoreless innings to get his sixth win. Cravy pitched the final four innings and allowed just two runs to earn the save.

 

The Rattlers struck out 13 times but also managed five runs on 12 hits. Greg Hopkins had a 2-5 night with two doubles. Ben McMahan was 2-4 with a walk. Michael Garza went 2-4 with a double, and Adrian Williams was 2-4 as well. Every Timber Rattler except Max Walla had a hit. It was a rough night for Walla, going 0-5 wiht 3 strikeouts. Chadwin Stang and Lance Roenicke each stole a base.

 

Wisconsin Play By Play

 

The Rattlers stole a run in the 5th

Wisconsin Top of the 5th

Chadwin Stang walks.

Lance Roenicke singles on a ground ball to right fielder Nate Roberts. Chadwin Stang to 2nd.

Ben McMahan flies out to right fielder Nate Roberts. Chadwin Stang to 3rd.

Nick Ramirez strikes out swinging. Chadwin Stang steals (23) home. Lance Roenicke to 2nd. Lance Roenicke steals (5) 2nd base.

Cameron Garfield walks.

Gregory Hopkins strikes out swinging.

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Green, Baker Lead Sounds Past Rainiers, 7-2

Nashville Takes Three Of Four From Tacoma To Conclude Homestand

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Taylor Green went 3-for-4 with a pair of homers and Brian Baker tossed six scoreless innings to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 7-2 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers in front of 7,411 fans on Friday evening at Greer Stadium.

 

Baker (3-4) continued his recent solid pitching, allowing two hits and fanning seven over his six scoreless frames to record his third victory of the year. The right-hander, who has worked 11.0 scoreless frames over his last two starts, has posted a 2.66 ERA (15er/50.2ip) in his last 10 PCL outings.

 

Five Sounds players produced multiple-hit efforts, led by Green's three-knock evening and the fourth straight two-hit night by center fielder Logan Schafer.

 

The victory gave the Sounds a 3-1 season series win against Tacoma. Nashville (59-68) finished 5-3 during its homestand.

 

The Sounds jumped out to a 5-0 first-inning lead against Andrew Carraway with five consecutive extra-base hits off the Rainiers right-hander.

 

Eric Farris got things started with a one-out double down the left field line and scored the night's first run when red-hot left fielder Khris Davis drilled an RBI double off the highest panel of the 24-foot tall batter's eye in center.

 

· AUDIO: Khris Davis Plates Night's First Run

 

Jordan Brown followed with a run-scoring two-bagger down the right field line before Green and Jeff Bianchi mashed Nashville's fourth set of back-to-back homers on the year to up the lead to 5-0. Green's two-run homer to right-center and Bianchi's solo shot to left-center was each player's fourth roundtripper of the year.

 

· AUDIO: Jordan Brown RBI Double

· AUDIO: Taylor Green's 1st HR

· AUDIO: Jeff Bianchi Makes It Back-to-Back Jacks

 

Carraway (4-7) lasted just one inning for Tacoma, taking the loss after giving up five runs on five extra-base hits.

 

The Sounds were unable to add to the lead in the third after having the bases loaded with no outs against Tacoma reliever David Pauley. After Brown, Green, and Bianchi singled in succession to fill the bags, Pauley induced a fielder's choice grounder from Corey Patterson which erased Brown at the plate then got out of the jam when Dayton Buller grounded into a double play.

 

Green continued his solid night in the home half of the fifth, when he led off with a solo shot to right-center off Pauley to increase the Sounds' lead to 6-0. It marked the sixth two-homer game by a Nashville player in 2012 and the first by Green.

 

· AUDIO: Taylor Green's 2nd HR

 

After Baker's departure, Rob Wooten added a scoreless frame of relief for the Sounds before Tacoma broke through for a pair of runs against Fautino De Los Santos in the eighth.

 

Nick Franklin put the visitors on the board with a two-out RBI double off the batter's eye that plated Brandon Bantz, who had singled earlier in the frame. Two batters later, Luis Jimenez made it a 6-2 game with a run-scoring single through the left side of the infield.

 

Patterson got one of those runs back for the Sounds in the bottom of the eighth when he greeted new Tacoma reliever Chance Ruffin with a first-pitch home run to right, the veteran's ninth big fly of the season.

 

· AUDIO: Corey Patterson HR

 

The Sounds embark upon their final road trip of the season on Saturday, when they'll play the 7:05 p.m. opener of a four-game series at division-leading Omaha (AAA-Royals). Right-hander Tyler Thornburg (1-0, 1.80) will make the start for Nashville and face Storm Chasers southpaw Ryan Verdugo (10-3, 3.51).

 

Nashville Box Score

Brian Baker is also making a late season push for consideration in the disaster that's been Milwaukee's pen this year.

 

The sounds pounded out 13 hits and here are all the performances of note once again:

Logan Schafer (2-5), Eric Farris (1-4,2B), Khrush Davis (1-3,2B,BB), Jordan Brown (1-3,2B,BB), Taylor Green (3-4,2HR), Jeff Bianchi (2-3,HR,BB), and finally Corey Patterson (2-4,HR). If you were counting yes 1-7 hitters were all very productive at the plate in this game.

 

This PCL schedule is just weird with a series ending on a Friday, but the very talented Omaha squad is up next. We should see Jake Odorizzi who last pitched 7 scoreless innings on the 14th, I'll be interested to see how that turns out.

 

Nashville Play By Play

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'Tees thumped 11-0 by Threshers

08/17/2012 10:03 PM ET

By Frank Longobardo / Brevard County Manatees

 

CLEARWATER, Fla. - The Brevard County Manatees managed just one hit and four base runners total as they were thrashed 11-0 by the Clearwater Threshers on Friday night at Bright House Field for their fourth consecutive loss.

 

Nick Shaw broke up Clearwater's no-hitter with a one-out bloop single to center in the bottom of the ninth. Both Reggie Keen and Jason Rogers drew walks and Parker Berberet reached on an error to represent the only other Brevard County base runners on the night.

 

The Manatees (28-26 second half, 57-65 overall) struck out a season-high 16 times, including 12 times in seven innings against Threshers (28-25, 64-55) starter Jesse Biddle. Brevard County's previous season-high in strikeouts was 15, which occurred just this past Tuesday against Dunedin.

 

Clearwater jumped out to a 3-0 lead on 'Tees starter Matt Miller (1-1, 10.00) in the first inning, thanks to two-out RBI singles from Zach Collier and Carlos Alonso. The Threshers scored another run in the third on a sacrifice fly to make it a 4-0 game.

 

The game unraveled for Miller and the Manatees in the fourth, thanks to a two-out RBI single by the rehabbing Placido Polanco and then the crushing blow being a three-run homer to right by Peter Lavin to make it an 8-0 game.

 

Miller did not get past the fourth as he had his worst start of the season between both Class-A Wisconsin and Brevard. He allowed ten hits to go along with a season-high eight runs. He walked one and struck out six.

 

Eric Arnett relieved Miller and allowed two runs in two innings of work including a solo homer to Zach Collier to lead-off the fifth inning. Tommy Toledo pitched the final two innings for the 'Tees and allowed one run on two hits.

 

Despite their fourth straight loss, the 'Tees are still three games back of first place Tampa, but are in fifth place in the North Division.

 

The Manatees will look to 2011 first round pick Taylor Jungmann (10-6, 3.61) to its losing streak on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. Jungmann is 2-0 with a 1.31 ERA in three August starts.

 

Clearwater will counter with Seth Rosin (0-1, 4.50) who is making his second start with the Threshers. Rosin came over to the Phillies organization as part of the Hunter Pence trade with the San Francisco Giants back on July 31.

 

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Hand it to Jesse Biddle and the Phillies team tonight. They straight destroyed us. That is all.

 

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@Huntsville 9, Montgomery 8

 

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The Stars didn't disappoint in the exciting finish department, and came up with a big two-run rally to take the lead for good in the 8th. They jumped out to a huge lead thanks to a six-run 1st, but the Biscuits fought back with two in the 4th, and a six-run inning of their own in the 5th to take an 8-6 lead. The Stars got a run back in the 6th to pull within one run & set the stage for the 8th inning dramatics -- definitely check the PbP section below, it's worth it. I really want to let the game log speak for this one & provide context for the important innings.

 

Starter Evan Anundsen struggled in pretty much every inning tonight, but was able to keep Montgomery off the scoreboard until the 4th. Dan Meadows came on in relief of Anundsen after three batters in the 5th, before an out had been recorded, and yielded 1B-1B-WP-1B before getting lifted for Josh Butler. Butler got the three outs to escape the inning, but also allowed a single & had to work around an error behind him... a 5-4-3 double play stopped the bleeding. He then worked a scoreless 6th. Kyle Heckathorn stepped up with two huge perfect innings, and kept the Stars in this game. Darren Byrd was able to bounce back & slam the door on Montgomerey while keeping them off the scoreboard, after allowing BB-1B to start the 9th.

 

-Scooter Gennett extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a single to lead off the 2nd.

 

T.J. Mittelstaedt: 1-4, 2 RBI, BB ... 8th inning hero

Josh Prince: 0-4, BB

Gennett: 1-3, SAC, CS

Andy Gonzalez: 1-4

Hunter Morris: 2-4, 2B (38), 3 RBI (98) ... bases-loaded-clearing 2B in the 1st

Brock Kjeldgaard: 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI

Kentrail Davis: 1-2, SAC, HBP

Domnit Bolivar: 1-2, RBI, SAC, E (fielding)

Anderson De La Rosa: 0-4

Hainley Statia: 0-1 (PH for Bolivar in the 8th in a L/R matchup move)

 

Anundsen: 4 IP, 8 H, 5 R/ER, 3 BB, 1 K, WP, 6:4 GO:AO

Meadows: 0 IP, 3 H, 3 R/ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Butler: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Heckathorn: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Byrd: 1 IP, H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

 

 

Huntsville PbP

First things first, the six-run 1st:

 

Huntsville Bottom of the 1st

-T. J. Mittelstaedt walks.

-Josh Prince walks. T. Mittelstaedt to 2nd.

-Scooter Gennett hits a sacrifice bunt. Throwing error by pitcher Nick Barnese. J. Mittelstaedt scores. Josh Prince to 2nd. Scooter Gennett to 1st.

-Andy Gonzalez singles on a line drive to left fielder Brad Coon. Josh Prince to 3rd. Scooter Gennett to 2nd.

-Hunter Morris doubles (38) on a line drive to left fielder Brad Coon. Josh Prince scores. Scooter Gennett scores. Andy Gonzalez scores. Hunter Morris advances to 3rd, on a missed catch error by catcher Mark Thomas.

-Brock Kjeldgaard doubles (7) on a line drive to right fielder Brett Nommensen. Hunter Morris scores.

-Kentrail Davis hit by pitch.

-Domnit Bolivar singles on a ground ball to left fielder Brad Coon. Brock Kjeldgaard scores. Kentrail Davis to 2nd.

-Pitching Change: Shane Dyer replaces Nick Barnese.

-Anderson De La Rosa flies out to center fielder Mikie Mahtook.

-T. J. Mittelstaedt pops out to second baseman Derek Dietrich on the infield fly rule.

-Josh Prince grounds into a force out, shortstop Shawn O'Malley to second baseman Derek Dietrich. Domnit Bolivar out at 2nd.

 

The Biscuits' two-run 4th certainly wasn't pretty for Anundsen & the Stars, but it looked downright gorgeous compared to the 5th:

 

Montgomery Top of the 5th

-Mikie Mahtook singles on a line drive to center fielder Josh Prince.

-Derek Dietrich walks. Mikie Mahtook to 2nd.

-Kyeong Kang doubles (18) on a line drive to right fielder Kentrail Davis. Mikie Mahtook scores. Derek Dietrich to 3rd.

-Pitching Change: Daniel Meadows replaces Evan Anundsen.

-Michael Sheridan singles on a line drive to center fielder Josh Prince. Derek Dietrich scores. Kyeong Kang to 3rd.

-Brad Coon singles on a ground ball to left fielder Brock Kjeldgaard. Kyeong Kang scores. Michael Sheridan to 2nd.

-With Mark Thomas batting, wild pitch by Daniel Meadows, Michael Sheridan to 3rd. Brad Coon to 2nd.

-Mark Thomas singles on a line drive to left fielder Brock Kjeldgaard. Michael Sheridan scores. Brad Coon to 3rd. Mark Thomas to 2nd on the throw.

-Pitching Change: Josh Butler replaces Daniel Meadows.

-Shawn O'Malley pops out to shortstop Domnit Bolivar.

-Brett Nommensen singles on a ground ball to center fielder Josh Prince. Brad Coon scores. Mark Thomas scores. Brett Nommensen to 2nd on the throw.

-Omar Luna reaches on a fielding error by shortstop Domnit Bolivar. Brett Nommensen to 3rd.

-Mikie Mahtook grounds into a double play, third baseman Andy Gonzalez to second baseman Scooter Gennett to first baseman Hunter Morris. Omar Luna out at 2nd.

 

After Kjeldgaard launched a solo HR in the 6th to cut the Montgomery lead to 8-7, and Heckathorn had worked his six-up/six-down magic, the Stars loaded the bases with zero outs in the 8th... only to wind up needing some two-out heroics from Mittelstaedt:

 

Huntsville Bottom of the 8th

-Hunter Morris singles on a line drive to right fielder Brett Nommensen.

-Pitching Change: Marquis Fleming replaces Neil Schenk.

-Brock Kjeldgaard walks. Hunter Morris to 2nd.

-Kentrail Davis hits a sacrifice bunt. Hunter Morris to 3rd. Brock Kjeldgaard to 2nd. Kentrail Davis to 1st.

-Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Hainley Statia replaces Domnit Bolivar.

-Hainley Statia flies out to left fielder Brad Coon.

-Anderson De La Rosa strikes out swinging.

-T. J. Mittelstaedt singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brett Nommensen. Hunter Morris scores. Brock Kjeldgaard scores. Kentrail Davis to 3rd.

-Josh Prince bunt pops out to catcher Mark Thomas in foul territory.

 

And here's how Byrd was able to navigate through the 9th to secure the win:

 

Montgomery Top of the 9th

-Hainley Statia remains in the game as the shortstop.

-Pitching Change: Darren Byrd replaces Kyle Heckathorn.

-Kyeong Kang singles on a ground ball to left fielder Brock Kjeldgaard.

-Michael Sheridan walks. Kyeong Kang to 2nd.

-Offensive Substitution: Pinch-runner Ty Morrison replaces Michael Sheridan.

-Brad Coon grounds into a force out, third baseman Andy Gonzalez to shortstop Hainley Statia. Kyeong Kang out at 3rd. Ty Morrison to 2nd. Brad Coon to 1st.

-Mark Thomas strikes out swinging.

-Shawn O'Malley grounds into a force out, second baseman Scooter Gennett to shortstop Hainley Statia. Brad Coon out at 2nd.

 

 

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Orem 18 Helena 6

 

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Orem scored in 7 of the 8 innings they came up to bat. No Helena pitcher made more than 8 outs.

 

1 Hitter: Ruben Ozuna went 2-4 with 2 2B with 2 2-out RBI

 

1 Pitcher: Connor Whalen got 2 outs without giving up a run. He did give up 2 hits though.

 

Then there is the fielding section. Jose Pena has had his troubles in the field all year and Chris McFarland is clearly having a bad day.

 

FIELDING

E: McFarland 3 (14, throw, throw, fielding), Pena, Jo (1, fielding).

 

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AZL Giants 11 AZL Brewers 4

 

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This was a Brewers game and it was not a pretty game, but I repeat myself. :tongue

 

Santo Manzanillo made a rehab appearance. Every out he made came via a strikeout. I really wish he would have made more than two outs.

 

Danny Keller, an overslot signing out of HS in California, has been really struggling as a professional. At 6'5" and 190 lbs, he is physically imposing, but his repertoire, in its current form, is simply not. Hitters are batting close to .400 against him this season. The worst part, he has pitched worse this year then last. Gross.

 

2012 3rd rounder Zach Quintana was the only decent pitcher on the night between all three of the teams I cover. He managed 8 outs while giving up 3 H 0 R 0 BB and recording 4 K and a 2:1 GO:FO ratio. With a nice 3 pitch mix, Quintana has had some decent success in Maryvale. This is a kid born in 1994. Amazing.

 

Alan Sharkey went 3-4 and Dionis Hinojosa went 2-4 with a 2B and SB. Clint Coulter took one BB but he also struck out three times. Jalen Harris also K'ed three times. Malcom Dowell was thrown a bone by being placed in the leadoff spot, but he could only muster a single hit in 5 AB's.

 

Harris, Jose Garcia and Dustin Houle have far too many errors considering the number of chances they have had.

 

FIELDING

E: Harris (7, throw), Sharkey (9, fielding), Mejia, D (1, catcher interference), Ortega (14, fielding), Garcia, Jo (3, throw).

PB: Houle (13).

DP: (Sharkey-Ortega-Sharkey).

 

Oh, what will tomorrow bring?

 

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It's been a rough-go of it for 18-year-old DSL LHP Marcos Padilla this season. He got off to a late start (July 11th) but had a great outing on August 3rd (3.2 scoreless, no walks).

 

But even after TC07 posted it, this type of outing is impressive in and of itself. Entering the 8th with men on 1st and 3rd and two out:

 

Pitching Change: Marcos Padilla replaces Orlando Torrez.

Francisco Contreras walks. Anderson Yance to 2nd.

Yerison Pena walks. Anderson Yance to 3rd. Francisco Contreras to 2nd.

Lenny Pena hit by pitch. Anderson Yance scores. Francisco Contreras to 3rd. Yerison Pena to 2nd.

With Victor Ovalles batting, wild pitch by Marcos Padilla, Francisco Contreras scores. Yerison Pena to 3rd. Lenny Pena to 2nd.

Victor Ovalles doubles (8) on a fly ball to center fielder Francisco Castillo. Yerison Pena scores. Lenny Pena scores.

With Felix G. Santana batting, wild pitch by Marcos Padilla, Victor Ovalles to 3rd.

With Felix G. Santana batting, wild pitch by Marcos Padilla, Victor Ovalles scores.

Felix G. Santana walks.

Pitching Change: Joshua Torres replaces Marcos Padilla.

 

Hey, Santo Manzanillo walked 47 in 16.1 innings as a 17-year-old, and he eventually netted a 40-man roster spot. See you in Milwaukee, Marcos.

 

Haven't yet, but now am scared to check the Helena / Maryvale lines.

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Speaking of the DSL, catcher Carlos Pena, such an early-season stalwart when he was virtually the only Cerveceritos backstop, hasn't played since July 24th:

 

Carlos Pena singles on a fly ball to center fielder Jose Morel. Yunior De La Cruz scores. Raphachel Colatosti to 3rd. Francisco Castillo to 2nd.

Juan Ortiz grounds out, second baseman Gerald Chin to first baseman Ibrahim McKenzie.

 

DSL Braves Top of the 3rd

Defensive Substitution: Natanael Mejia replaces catcher Carlos Pena, batting 3rd, playing catcher.

 

Squad is 5-14 since that injury, including nine losses in a row immediately after.

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