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Sunday's Daily Menu:

 

All times are Central

 

Colorado Springs: LHP Nick Additon at home vs. Omaha (Royals), 2:05 PM pre-game, 2:35 gametime

 

Free Live Audio Link

 

We welcome Dan Karcher, who is the longtime play-by-play voice of the Sky Sox; follow him on Twitter @SkySoxKarch

 

MiLB.TV -- for subscribers; all Colorado Springs games, home and away, will be available to watch via MiLB.TV's $49.99 season-long package ($12.99 to pay for a single month). The audio feed is from the home team. The video of each game is archived online, which is a nice feature. All MiLB.TV details available at the link.

 

NOTE: Notice that on MiLB.TV's page, you can click on "Filter", then "Milwaukee Brewers", and you'll see just the Crew's organizational TV lineup.

 

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Biloxi: LHP Hobbs Johnson at "home" in Huntsville vs. Mobile (Diamondbacks), 1:55 PM pre-game, 2:10 gametime

 

Free Live Audio Link

 

We also welcome Chris Harris as the very first play-by-play voice of the Shuckers! Follow Chris on Twitter @CHarris731. We'll be looking off to his very promising "Shuck Dynasty" blog. All games, home and away, are scheduled to be radio broadcast.

 

MiLB.TV - Seven of the ten Southern League teams telecast their home games, and Biloxi staff indicates it is hopeful it will be eight when the new stadium opens.

 

NOTE: No MiLB.TV from Joe Davis Stadium, sorry folks.

 

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Brevard County: LHP Wei-Chung Wang at Daytona (Reds), 4:05 PM pre-game, 4:35 gametime

 

Free Live Audio Link

 

Dave Walkovic returns as the play-by-play voice of the 'Tees; follow the Brevard broadcast booth staff on Twitter @BCManateesRadio, as all games are scheduled to be broadcast in 2015.

 

No Florida State League games are available via MiLB.TV.

 

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Wisconsin: LHP Kodi Medeiros at home vs. Quad Cities (Astros), 12:45 PM pre-game, 1:05 gametime; expect RHP David Burkhalter to pitch in a tandem role; rehabbing Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett will be playing for the Timber Rattlers through Monday

 

Free Live Audio Link - 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.

 

NOTE: Forty-two (!) of the Rattlers' 70 home games will be broadcast on TV this season. Time Warner Cable SportsChannel (9) and WACY-TV My NEW32 (34) will split duties. We'll let you know when and who, and remember to refer to the Rattlers' full TV schedule so you can coordinate your DVR activity.

 

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So, for the $49.95 season-long package, fans in Brewer Nation can watch all Sky Sox games, most Shuckers games, and all Timber Rattlers home games and some road games.

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Look for these just prior to the respective game times --

 

Colorado Springs Media Notes - It's a unique link each day, but look for it under the "Multimedia" banner on the Sky Sox' site.

 

Biloxi Media Notes - Linked on the Shuck Dynasty blog

 

Brevard County Media Notes - It's a unique link each day, but look for it under the "Multimedia" banner on the Manatees' site.

 

Wisconsin Media Notes - Linked on the Rattler Radio blog

 

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STANDINGS:

 

AAA - Pacific Coast League American Northern Division

 

AA - Southern League South Division

 

High-A - Florida State League North Division

 

A - Midwest League Western Division

 

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Sortable individual stat pages:

 

Colorado Springs

 

Biloxi

 

Brevard County

 

Wisconsin

 

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Weather.com:

 

Colorado Springs, CO

 

Huntsville, AL

 

Daytona Beach, FL

 

Grand Chute, WI

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FSL Leaders

 

Runs Taylor Brennan 3rd with 18

Hits Clint Coulter, Victor Roache Tied for 6th with 27

2B Chris McFarland 1st with 9

3B Clint Coulter tied for 5th with 2

HR Coulter, Roache T2 with 6

RBI Roache 1 with 21, Coulter T4 with 17

TB Coulter 2 with 53, Roache 3 with 51

BB Brennan T3 with 16

K Brennan T1 with 34

SB Omar Garcia 5 with 7

SLG Coulter 2 with .616, Roache 3 with .600

OPS Coulter 2 with 1.026, Roache 3 with 0.996

IP Hiram Burgos 4 with 28.1, Jorge Ortega 5 with 28.0

K Burgos 2 with 35

WHIP Ortega 2 with 0.79, (Barrett Astin 3 with 0.79)

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MiLB.com feature article --

 

Brewers OF Victor Roache, Class A Advanced Brevard County: 3-for-4, HR, 3B, 3 RBI, R -- The Brewers have asked Roache to go the other way more often this season, and the 2012 first-rounder is doing just that in a remarkable way. The 23-year-old has six homers in 22 games, and all of them have gone out to the opposite field. The right-handed hitter is abusing right field while batting .318 with a .996 OPS after posting a lackluster .697 OPS with the Manatees in 2014.

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Well TLB didn't see a very good game... too bad. Mehring mentioned during the game that the Rattlers have come back from down 1 run on 2 different occasions, but have not overcome a deficit greater than 1 run all year.

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."

- Plato

"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something."

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Well TLB didn't see a very good game... too bad. Mehring mentioned during the game that the Rattlers have come back from down 1 run on 2 different occasions, but have not overcome a deficit greater than 1 run all year.

Ha ha! Joke's on the T-Rats... my plans changed & I couldn't go!

 

But seriously, I do want to get out to see Medeiros throw as soon as I can.

Stearns Brewing Co.: Sustainability from farm to plate
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Quad Cities beats Rattlers 10-1 for sweep at Wisconsin

By Chris Mehring / Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

 

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Mitch Meyer extened his current hitting streak to six games with a 2-for-4 performance on Sunday afternoon. (Wisconsin Timber Rattlers/Ann Mollica)

 

GRAND CHUTE, WI - The Quad Cities River Bandits scored four runs in the top of the first inning and went on to a 10-1 victory over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Sunday afternoon at Neuroscience Group Field.

 

For the second game in a row, Quad Cities (18-6) jumped out to an early lead. The River Bandits sent nine men to the plate and scored four runs against Wisconsin starter Kodi Medeiros in the first inning. They loaded the bases with no outs on a double, a walk, and an error. Medeiros walked Mott Hyde on four pitches to force in the first run of the game. Nick Tanielu was next and he singled to drive in two more runs. Alfredo Gonzalez knocked in the final run of the inning by grounding into a force play at second.

 

Scooter Gennett started the Timber Rattlers half of the first inning with a double and a grounder to the right side of the infield by Gregory Munoz moved Gennett to third base. But, that was where he was left stranded.

 

Quad Cities starting pitcher Joe Musgrove scattered five hits over five scoreless innings to earn his fourth win of the season.

 

The River Bandits added to their lead in the fifth inning when they loaded the bases with no outs against Medeiros again. Reliever Josh Uhen took over for Medeiros and struck out the first two batters he faced, but Kristian Trompiz drove a two-out single up the middle that scored two runs.

 

The score moved to 8-0 in the top of the sixth inning on an RBI double by Hyde and an RBI grounder by Gonzalez.

 

Wisconsin (8-16) got their lone run of the game in the bottom of the sixth inning. Carlos Leal doubled with two outs. Then, Tucker Neuhaus singled up the middle to drive in Leal.

 

Leal, Gennett, and Mitch Meyer each had two hits in the game for Wisconsin. Meyer extended his current hitting streak to six games. Elvis Rubio had a single in the second inning to move his current hitting streak to seven games, the longest streak by a Timber Rattlers player this season.

 

Bb]But, Wisconsin went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position on Sunday and stranded eight runners.[/b]

 

Quad Cities scored their final runs of the game with two outs in the top of the ninth against David Burkhalter. Trompiz tripled with two away and none on base. Bobby Boyd followed with a triple to drive in Trompiz. Jamie Ritchie knocked in Boyd when he made it three triples in a row.

 

The Rattlers dropped their third straight game. Quad Cities, owners of the best record in the Midwest League, have won five straight.

 

The Timber Rattlers begin a three-game series with the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Monday night. Luis Ortega (0-2, 4.32) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Wisconsin. Jared Wilson (2-0, 1.65) is set to start for the Kernels. Game time is 6:35pm.

 

Monday is also the final scheduled game of Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett's rehab assignment with the Timber Rattlers. Gennett is 3-for-7 in his first three games with the Rattlers on this assignment.

 

Stop by any Qdoba location in Appleton, Oshkosh, or Neenah on Monday, purchase an entrée, and you will receive a ticket good for any Monday regular season Timber Rattlers home game of 2015. It's all part of a Qdoba Q*Monday from the Timber Rattlers and NASH FM, 99.5 & 104.9.

 

 

WP: Joe Musgrove (4-1)

LP: Kodi Medeiros (0-2)

SAVE: Bryan Radziewski (1)

 

TIME: 2:51

ATTN: 4,439

 

Postgame Post – May 3, 2015

The usual assortment of interviews and lowlights for this one.

 

Wisconsin Boxscore

Carlos Leal just keeps on keepin' on, with another nice game. This team is kind of a broken record here at this point with the same issues repeating in the last 3 games; poor pitching, poor fielding, and poor situational hitting. In truth, with the exception of that nice streak last week this 3 game stretch is representative of the way they played all April.

 

Time to start ascending, May and June has been when our better young prospects have taken off in the past.

 

Wisconsin Recap

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."

- Plato

"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something."

- Plato

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Daytona 2, Brevard County 1 (10 Innings)

 

Two walks and two wild pitches in the 10th ended this game in the bottom of the 10th. Tortugas take 4 of 5 in the series. Wei-Chung Wang was much better today with 6 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 5 K. Tristan Archer threw 3 scoreless innings. Taylor Brennan was 3-4 with a walk but struck out with the lead runner on 2nd and 2 out in the top of the 10th.

 

Tortugas Use Bullpen, Wild Pitch to Walk Off Manatees 2-1

Daytona Takes Series Over Manatees

By Jerry Durney / Brevard County Manatees

05/03/2015 10:14 PM ET

 

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(Dennis Greenblatt/Hawk-Eye Sports Photography)

 

Daytona Beach, Fla. - A weekend series that was defined by the Daytona Tortugas (16-8) finding ways to win in tough spots ended in appropriate fashion on Sunday night as the Tortugas scored a walk-off 2-1 victory over the Brevard County Manatees (10-13) in 10 innings on a wild pitch.

 

Both teams would get runners on in the opening innings but neither team produced a genuine threat until Daytona came to the plate in the bottom of the third inning. The Tortugas two-out rally would begin with a double to center by Alex Blandino. He would be brought home shortly after that on a Sebastian Elizalde double to right. Elizalde would be stranded by Wei-Chung Wang when he got Chad Wallach to ground out to first.

 

The Manatees would erase the deficit quickly in the following inning. The frame would start on a Taylor Brennan single to right, who then moved up to second when Clint Coulter followed with a base hit of his own. Following a strikeout of Victor Roache, the 'Tees would then get their lone run of the game when Garrett Cooper singled to left and Brennan was able to lunge around Joe Hudson's tag at the plate. The inning would come to a close after that when Paul Eshleman grounded into an around the horn double play.

 

The next true scoring threat would come in the bottom of the seventh inning with Manatee reliever Tristan Archer just entered the game. It would start with a base hit to left by Carlton Daal. After Nick Benedetto struck out trying to bunt his way on base, Archer appeared to have Daal picked off but he would be called for a balk, awarding Daal second base. Phillip Ervin then hit a deep drive to the gap in right center that Omar Garcia ran down, leading Daal to tag up for third. It appeared he wanted to try to score on the play but 'Tugas manager Eli Marrero signaled for Daal to slam on the brakes when he saw the relay throw and Daal just made it back to third base around Brennan's tag. The bullet would be dodged when Archer got Blandino to ground out to third to end the inning.

 

Archer would allow baserunners in the eighth and ninth innings but neither would advance past first base. Daytona relievers Nolan Becker and Jimmy Moran were equal to the task, which would bring the game to extra innings.

 

Brevard County looked poised to go ahead in the top of the 10th when Cameron Garfield singled to left to lead off and then Angel Ortega bunted his way on, just beating Hudson's throw to first. After Garcia struck out trying to bunt, Moran would give way for Evan Mitchell (2-0, 4.82 ERA). He would strike out Chris McFarland and Brennan to keep the game tied and give Daytona a chance to win it.

 

The 'Tugas would get an ideal start to the inning when Blandino drew a leadoff walk against new Manatee reliever Stephen Peterson (2-1, 2.53 ERA). He would be forced out at second on a grounder by Elizalde. Wallach would move Elizalde over when he grounded out to third, which brought Taylor Sparks to the plate. While he was at the plate, Garfield would block a pitch up the third base line and Elizalde took the gamble of going for third. Garfield's throw was in time, but Brennan could not complete the tag and the Tortugas were now 90 feet away from a win. Peterson would walk Sparks, which gave Hudson the opportunity to decide it. However, it wound up being out of his hands as Peterson's pitch went to the backstop, Elizalde sprinted home and Daytona had earned a series win.

 

Wang had a solid start against a strong Daytona lineup for the second time this season, giving up one run on six hits in six innings, walking one and striking out five in a no-decision. Daytona starter Sal Romano gave up one run in six innings of work as well, surrendering five hits while walking three and striking out five.

 

Mitchell would be rewarded for his work in escaping the top of the 10th with his second win of the season.

 

The Manatees now travel to Clearwater, where they'll begin a three-game series with the Threshers on Monday at 7 P.M. at Bright House Field. RHP Brandon Woodruff (0-1, 6.89 ERA) gets the start for Brevard County against RHP Mark Leiter (1-0, 1.80 ERA).

 

Brevard County Box Score

 

Brevard County Game Log

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Final: Omaha 4, Colorado Springs 2

 

Storm Chasers Stifle Sky Sox Bats In 4-2 Loss

Omaha's Brooks Out-duels Gagnon to Earn Series-Split

By Ed Pearsall / Colorado Springs Sky Sox

 

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Pete Orr hustles to first after an RBI single got the Sky Sox on the board in an eventual 4-2 loss. (Photo by Paat Kelly)

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The Omaha Storm Chasers flipped the script on the Sky Sox before a crowd of 4,848 in Sunday afternoon's 4-2 loss at Security Service Field.

 

Colorado Springs starter Drew Gagnon (1-2, 5.40) cruised through his first five innings of work, allowing just one run on three hits and one walk over that span. The right-hander would make one real mistake in the sixth inning that wound up being the difference in the ballgame. With one out and a runner on second in the top of the sixth, Gagnon left a ball up to Whit Merrifield that the Omaha third baseman would not miss, taking the offering over the left field wall for a two-run shot that gave his squad a 3-0 lead at the time.

 

Gagnon would get out of the sixth without any more damage being done, finishing his solid outing having allowed three runs over six innings on five hits and two walks while striking out one. Gagnon was especially impressive in his groundout to flyout ratio, getting 10 of his 14 recorded outs on the ground on his way to a quality start.

 

Storm Chasers righty Aaron Brooks (2-2, 3.62) turned in a stellar start for his team, tossing seven innings of one-run ball on just four hits allowed while striking out a whopping eight Sky Sox batters.

 

Brooks' lone blemish came in the sixth inning after Matt Long's two-out triple to deep centerfield gave way to a Pete Orr RBI single in the very next at bat.

 

Making his way back from injury during a current minor league rehab assignment, former Brewers closer Jim Henderson made his Sky Sox debut when taking the mound in the seventh. Henderson would go two innings in relief of Gagnon, allowing one run on three hits.

 

The Sky Sox would threaten Omaha's 4-1 lead in the home eighth as Bryan Petersen and Nevin Ashley would string together consecutive singles off of Storm Chasers righty Mike Mariot. The reliever would strike out the next two Sox batters before walking Orr to load the bases for Luis Sardinas with two out in the frame. Sardinas could not come through with the big hit however, striking out on a ball in the dirt to end the scoring threat.

 

Brandon Kintzler came on in the top of the ninth, recording a scoreless inning with one strikeout to maintain the 4-1 score heading into the games final frame.

 

Continuing his hot-streak at the plate, Matt Clark sent a booming line drive off of the right field wall to leadoff the bottom of the ninth, giving the Colorado Springs faithful the hope for a comeback win. Shane Peterson would follow with an RBI groundout off of Mariot, cutting the Omaha lead to 4-2 with just one out.

 

Omaha would not let the game get away however, replacing Mariot with right-hander Louis Coleman to get the final two outs and secure a 4-2 win in the series finale.

 

With the loss, the Sky Sox split the four-game series with the defending back-to-back PCL champs and fall to 8-15 on the season.

 

The Sox will hit the road for an eight-game road trip starting in Memphis on Monday evening. Lefty Nick Additon (1-1, 3.94) gets the call in the series opener against Redbirds starter Tyler Lyons (2-1, 2.91) in a southpaw showdown at AutoZone Park. First pitch is slated for 6:05 PM MDT (7:05 Central).

 

Colorado Springs Box Score

 

OK, so guess it wasn't LH starters across the board after all; RHP Brandon Kintzler's fine, remember, couldn't complete warmups last time out; RHP Jim Henderson has minor league options left, something to keep in mind as his 30-day rehab began April 17th; catcher Nevin Ashley's OPS at .955 through 48 AB's after his 2-for-3 here...

 

Colorado Springs Game Log

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Final: Biloxi 5, Mobile 4

 

Ramirez' Two Homers Guide Shuckers by BayBears 5-4

With the win, Biloxi snapped a three-game losing streak

Biloxi Shuckers

 

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Nick Ramirez blasted a pair of home runs on Sunday afternoon in Biloxi's 5-4 win over Mobile (Photo by Jason Clark)

 

HUNTSVILLE, AL - Nick Ramirez (3x4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R) blasted the Biloxi Shuckers to victory with the first ever multi-home run performance in team history on Sunday afternoon - a 5-4 victory over the Mobile BayBears at Joe Davis Stadium. The loss snapped a three-game slide for the Shuckers and moved them back within ½ a game of the first-place BayBears with one game left between the two clubs before an off day on Tuesday.

 

For the first time this series, the Shuckers got on the board first in the second inning off of Ramirez's first of two home runs on the afternoon. After a fly out by Michael Reed (0x2), Nathan Orf (2x2, R, BB, SB) walked, stole second, advanced to third on a groundout by Tyrone Taylor (0x1, RBI, BB), and scored on a wild pitch to Parker Berberet (0x2, BB).

 

Mobile (15-8) put up two runs in the fourth when Mitch Haniger doubled to break up Hobbs Johnson's (5 IP, 3 R, 3 H, BB, SO) no-hit bid. Sean Jamieson followed with a single and advanced to second on a wild pitch to set up two runners in scoring position with one out. Brandon Drury brought home Haniger on a fielder's choice and Socrates Brito hit a sacrifice fly to left to bring in Jamison and tie the game at two.

 

Biloxi (15-9) jumped right back on top with a two-spot of its own in the bottom-half of the fourth when Ramirez sent out his second long ball of the game, a two run shot, to give the Shuckers a 4-2 advantage. The two-homer game for Ramirez was his first since June 20, 2014 as a Huntsville Star, at Pensacola and the fourth of his career. He sits tied with Chattanooga's Adam Brett Walker for the league lead in home runs with six.

 

The BayBears would manufacture a run in the fifth and Brito launched his first round tripper of the season in the sixth off of reliever Austin Ross (W, 1-0, 2 IP, R, 2 H, SO) to even up the tally at four going into the bottom of the sixth. The homer stopped a string off 11 innings scoreless from the former LSU Tiger.

 

The Shuckers responded in their half of the sixth when Ramirez contributed his third hit of the game, a one-out single, advanced to second when Reed was hit by a pitch, made it to third on a walk dealt to Orf. Ramirez scored on a Taylor sacrifice fly to give Biloxi a one-run lead.

 

Damien Magnifico (SV, 1) worked a perfect eighth and ninth, and struck out Mark Thomas on three pitches to end the game. The save was the first for Magnifico. Ross was straddled with a blow save, but got the win.

 

Mobile starter Braden Shipley entered with a 0.96 ERA, but left with his first loss. The 15th overall pick in 2013 allowed five runs on six hits in six innings on the mound. The victory stopped Mobile's Southern League-best eight-game winning streak.

 

The Shuckers will look to hop back into first place in the series finale on Monday afternoon with RHP Jorge Lopez (2-2, 3.50) taking on RHP Yoan Lopez (1-2, 2.70). First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 PM, with coverage beginning at 12:55 on 1240-AM WGCM, 1580-AM WPMO and the Biloxi Shuckers Radio Network. Fans can also listen to the game using the TuneIn Radio app or by going to www.biloxishuckers.com.

 

Biloxi Box Score

 

LHP Hobbs Johnson up to 73 pitches; loving RHP Damien Magnifico in relief; Nick Ramirez' .878 OPS through 23 games (career .757) -- walk and K rates consistent...

 

Biloxi Game Log

 

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