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Sunday's Daily Menu:


All times are Central


Colorado Springs: RHP Drew Gagnon at home vs. Sacramento (Giants), 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.




Biloxi: LHP Hobbs Johnson at Chattanooga (Twins), 1:00 PM pre-game, 1:15 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: This series is NOT available online for MiLB.TV subscribers.




Brevard County: LHP Wei-Chung Wang at home vs. Lakeland (Tigers), 3:35 PM pre-game, 4:05 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 home games and the "commuter" road games are scheduled to be broadcast in 2015.


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




Wisconsin: RHP Devin Williams at home vs. Beloit (Athletics), 12:45 PM pre-game, 1:05 gametime; expect RHP Angel Ventura to pitch in a tandem role


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 (scroll to bottom of link) so you can coordinate your DVR activity.


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.




DSL Brewers: Idle


We'll link to this Dominican Summer League Brewers' thread as part of the Daily Menu all season to assist you with your familiarity with these young men.

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


Colorado Springs Media Notes - Home games only, 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






AAA - Pacific Coast League American Northern Division


AA - Southern League South Division


High-A - Florida State League North Division


A - Midwest League Western Division




Sortable individual stat pages:


Colorado Springs




Brevard County








Colorado Springs, CO


Chattanooga, TN


Viera, FL


Grand Chute, WI

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From Saturday's Sky Sox game --


Josh Roenicke (2-2, 5.04) would follow the entertaining at-bat with an equally fun inning-ending play in the Sacramento third. With consecutive singles giving the River Cats runners on first and second with one out, Roenicke would astutely step off the rubber to look the going runners back before firing the ball to Pete Orr at third in hopes of catching former Brewers farmhand Darren Ford stealing. Ford would eventually be tagged out by Yadiel Rivera who, in a heads-up play, threw to second to nab former big league Brewer Casey McGehee trying to advance on the play, ending the frame with a rare 1-5-6-4 double play.


Watch it here.

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Series finale with Lookouts cancelled by storms

Shuckers head to Birmingham to open five-game series Monday

Biloxi Shuckers


CHATTANOOGA, TN - The scheduled series finale between the Shuckers and Chattanooga Lookouts on Sunday afternoon has been cancelled due to rain. The game will not be made up as the two clubs will not meet again in the first half of the season. The Chattanooga downtown area was struck by heavy storms, which included hail, just prior to game time.


TWEET: Brief weather video


The Shuckers leave Chattanooga taking three of four in the shortened series, as well as with the best record in the Southern League at 30-19. The Shuckers currently hold a three game lead in the South Division standings with 20 games remaining in the half. Biloxi completes the month of May with a 16-12 record. The Shuckers also lead the league in batting average (.273), on-base percentage (.348), stolen bases (54) and fielding percentage (.987). Shortstop Orlando Arcia leads the league in hits (62), batting (.341) and doubles (17).


Biloxi travels to Birmingham to begin a five-game series at Regions Field on Monday, with first pitch of game one at 7:05 PM. LHP Hobbs Johnson will start the series opener for Biloxi and be opposite RHP Myles Jaye (2-3, 4.23) for the Barons.

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There were 19 Dominican Summer League games scheduled Saturday.


Three were rained out, two others began but ended up suspended, and 13 were played to completion.


One other game was not reported on at all.


You guessed it :tongue.


The league is idle as usual for a Sunday, so we'll keep an eye out to see if there is an update over the remainder of the weekend.


The umpires finally called this one after a 32-hour rain delay (never got underway).


Looks like June 20th will be a makeup game as part of a twinbill.

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It may take the Brewers that long to finish their game. Wang was awful in the 1st but gave up next to nothing the rest of his outing and came up with the win. Hopefully, this will start a good run for him. You need a microscope to find Preston Gainey's ERA right now. 'Tees win 8-3. Details later.
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Rattlers fall late to Beloit

Snappers top Wisconsin 4-1

By Chris Mehring / Wisconsin Timber Rattlers



Devin Williams pitched five shutout innings and struck out seven for the Rattlers on Sunday afternoon. (Wisconsin Timber Rattlers/Ann Mollica)


GRAND CHUTE, WI - Devin Williams tossed five shutout innings for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Sunday afternoon and left with a 1-0 lead. But, the Beloit Snappers rallied for four runs in the final three innings to defeat Wisconsin 4-1 at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.


Wisconsin (15-36) took the lead in the bottom of the third inning. Sthervin Matos drew a walk and stole second. Tucker Neuhaus doubled on a fly ball to the corner in left. Matos went back to second to tag in case the ball was caught and could only reach third base when the ball dropped. Elvis Rubio sent a grounder to short that allowed Matos to score for a 1-0 lead.


Williams walked the leadoff batter to start the game, but retired the next six batters he faced. The Brewers pitching prospect walked the leadoff batter in the third, but got a double play and a strikeout to end the inning. He gave up a one out single in the fourth inning, but retired the final five batters he faced. Williams struck out seven to match his single-game high as a professional and left the game with a 1-0 lead after five innings.


Beloit (21-30) tied the game in the top of the seventh inning. Max Kuhn, who hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning of Saturday's game, was up with two outs and none on against reliever Angel Ventura and hit a high fly to left that carried over the wall to tie the game 1-1.


Ventura struck out James Harris with one out in the top of the eighth inning, but the ball skipped to the backstop to allow Harris to reach. Ventura walked the next hitter before getting the second out. But, Sandber Pimetel grounded a single to center to send Harris home with the go-ahead run.


The Snappers got insurance in the top of the ninth. Reliever Gian Rizzo hit the first batter of the frame. Then, Robert Martinez cracked a two-run home run and the Snappers were up 4-1.


The Timber Rattlers had opportunities early as Beloit starting pitcher Daniel Gossett walked six in the first three innings, but they could only cash in the walk to Matos.


Wisconsin's offense went quiet after a one out single by Jake Gatewood in the bottom of the sixth inning. Three Beloit relievers combined to retire the final eleven Wisconsin batters in the game.


The final game of the series is Monday afternoon. Cy Sneed (2-6, 2.4) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers. Beloit has named Brett Graves (4-0, 4.94) as their scheduled starter. Game time is 12:05pm.


Purchase a lunch entrée at any Qdoba location in Appleton, Neenah, or Oshkosh on Monday and receive a ticket to any Monday home game during the 2015 season. Since this is a weekday afternoon game, show your business card when you purchase a ticket and for $13.50 you will receive a box seat ticket, a beverage and your choice of brat or hot dog for a bonus Business Person Special. The offer is also available to senior citizens (55 & older) courtesy of Baker Tilly, WVBO, and AM1280 WNAM.


If you can't make it out to the ballpark, catch all the action on AM1280, WNAM starting with the Miller Lite Pregame Show at 11:45am. The broadcast may also be heard on Tune In Radio and IHeartRadio. Subscribers to MiLB.TV can see the game that way.




Max Kuhn (2nd, 0 on in 7th inning off Angel Ventura, 2 out)

Robert Martinez (2nd, 1 on in 9th inning off Gian Rizzo, 0 out)


WP: Jose Torres (4-3)

LP: Angel Ventura (1-2)

SAVE: Joey Wagman (1)


TIME: 3:06

ATTN: 4,213


Postgame Post – May 31, 2015

Click and take a look, worthwhile as usual, the photo at the bottom got a chuckle out of me.


Wisconsin Boxscore

Well at least Devin Williams was fantastic, I toyed with the idea of heading down and putting the gun on him today but decided against it at the last minute and then didn't get to listen to the game either. Now I regret both!


Tucker Neuhaus has been steady yet unspectacular all year... sound at the plate but has work to do in the field where he's now playing 2B almost exclusively.


I've been trying to focus on the positives with this club, as in not continually harping on the SOs or individual batting lines, but this was Jake Gatewood's first multi-hit game since he recorded 5 hits over 2 days way back on 4/15 and 4/16.


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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Manatees' McFarland gets into swing of things in May

Michael Parsons, Florida Today




Brevard County’s Chris McFarland gets high fives after scoring a run during a recent game. (Photo: Craig Bailey/FLORIDA TODAY)


As just linked to in our season-long Manatees' feature thread...

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I have a feeling that in two weeks Gatewood will be in Helena and Neuhaus will be playing SS (barring a 1st/2nd round draft pick of a college SS).


Hopefully today is the start of Coulter getting back on track. And did Gainey pick up a few MPH moving to the pen? Small sample, but pretty impressive so far.

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I highly doubt Neuhaus sees time at SS, he wasn't good as a 3B in his limited time there. He could maybe play passable SS in Rookie ball but he's not a professional SS. Defensively 2B seems to suite him, maybe because he has more time on that side of the field.


[pre]Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz

2013 18 Brewers ARIZ Rk MIL SS 24 103 28 67 8 11 .922 3.96

2013 18 Brewers ARIZ Rk MIL 3B 27 76 18 53 5 4 .934 2.63

2014 19 Helena PION Rk MIL SS 2 9 2 7 0 2 1.000 4.50

2014 19 Helena PION Rk MIL 3B 50 147 36 95 16 4 .891 2.62

2015 20 Wisconsin MIDW A MIL 2B 11 51 24 27 0 7 1.000 4.64

2015 20 Wisconsin MIDW A MIL 3B 11 29 6 17 6 1 .793 2.09

2015 20 Wisconsin MIDW A MIL DH 5 0.00

3 Seasons 130 415 114 266 35 29 .916 2.92

3B (3 seasons) A 3B 88 252 60 165 27 9 .893 2.56

SS (2 seasons) Rk SS 26 112 30 74 8 13 .929 4.00

2B (1 season) A 2B 11 51 24 27 0 7 1.000 4.64

DH (1 season) A DH 5 0.00[/pre]

"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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Offense Leads Manatees to 8-3 Victory

Clint Coulter has Three Hits In Win

By Dave Walkovic / Brevard County Manatees

05/31/2015 10:45 PM ET



Clint Coulter, seen here from a game earlier this year, went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Sunday's win. (Dennis Greenblatt/Hawk-Eye Sports Photography)


Viera, Fla. - For a second straight night, it was the offense of the Brevard County Manatees (22-27) that dominated against the Lakeland Flying Tigers (23-26) as Brevard County recorded an 8-3 win on Sunday night at Space Coast Stadium.


After Lakeland scored three runs in the top of the first against Wei-Chung Wang (3-2, 6.16 ERA), the Manatees scored the next eight runs of the ballgame. Dominic Ficociello recorded an RBI double and Francisco Martinez drove home a pair with a double in the first to give the Flying Tigers an early three-run cushion.


The Brevard County offense responded immediately in the bottom of the first against Ryan Longstreth (2-4, 3.48 ERA). With one out, Jonathan Lucroy drew a walk. Clint Coulter then doubled down the right field line to move Lucroy to third. Victor Roache lined a screaming one-hopper into the diving glove of the shortstop David Gonzalez. Gonzalez didn't have a play as Lucroy scored, Coulter moved to third and Roache reached with an RBI infield single. A Taylor Brennan walk loaded the bases. The next batter, Garrett Cooper, recorded an RBI on a sacrifice fly to right field. Coulter scored and Roache moved to third on the play. Rafael Neda then walked to load the bases for Angel Ortega. He hit a hard grounder to first that couldn't be handled by Bobby Borchering. Borchering deflected the ball into shallow right field and was credited with an error. Both Roache and Brennan scored to give the Manatees a 4-3 lead.


Wang settled in after the first. He did not allow a run over the next five innings. Overall, Wang surrendered three runs on five hits and two walks. He fanned six.


On the other side, the Brevard County offense continued to impress. In the bottom of the fourth, Lucroy started a threat with a one-out walk. Coulter then singled to center. Roache hit another infield single to load the bases and to end Longstreth's night. Brennan Smith was summoned from the bullpen. Smith hit Brennan with a pitch to force in Lucroy. Cooper stepped up and lined a two-run double just fair down the first base line. Both Coulter and Roache scored to extend the Brevard County lead to four.


Longstreth was hit with the loss after his worst outing of the season. He allowed seven runs - five earned - on six hits. He walked four and struck out one.


Brevard County tacked on an insurance run in the sixth thanks to an RBI single by Neda.


Preston Gainey came on in relief to start the seventh. He retired the first eight men he faced before he ran into some trouble with two outs in the ninth. After a single and two walks loaded the bases, Gainey was removed in favor of Tyler Spurlin. On the first pitch of the at-bat, Spurlin induced a groundout by Jiwan James to end the game. Spurlin recorded his first save of the season. Gainey lowered his ERA to 0.40 on the season after 2.2 scoreless frames.


Brevard County will turn to RHP Brandon Woodruff (1-2, 4.20 ERA) as they go for the sweep tomorrow. LHP Matt Crouse (1-1, 0.87 ERA) will make a spot start for Lakeland. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.


Brevard County Box Score


Lucroy, Coulter, Roache and Brennan all scored twice. Garrett Cooper with 3 RBI's. I don't remember a speed rating on Preston Gainey in this game but he has been pretty consistently around 94 this year in previous outings. He seemed to run out of gas in the 9th when he walked a couple of guys but that would have been three innnings work. Let's hope Wei-Chung Wang figured something out here. It would be nice if he would string together some quality starts.


Manatees won all four games with Lucroy. It's nice to have another bat in there. Listen to the Eric Marzec pregame interview when MH links it later. He is very complimentary of Lucroy and the game he called in Marzec's start.


Brevard County Game Log

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Final: Sacramento 10, Colorado Springs 5


No Pitcher Safe In Sox 10-5 Loss To River Cats

The Sky Sox Could Not Contain Sacramento's Offense, Allowing 15 Hits and 7 Walks In an Ugly Loss

By Ed Pearsall / Colorado Springs Sky Sox




Nevin Ashley had a perfect day at the plate, recording two doubles and two walks while scoring twice in the Sox 10-5 loss. (Photo by Paat Kelly)


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The River Cats offense was relentless on Sunday afternoon, pounding out 15 base-hits en route to a 10-5 win over the Sox before a crowd of 3,611 at Security Service Field.


Sacramento would get to Sox starter Drew Gagnon (1-7, 7.91) early and often, scoring in four consecutive innings to hang the right-hander with five earned runs on nine hits and a walk over five innings of work. Gagnon would strike out two along the way.


After working a scoreless first, Gagnon would toss a scoreless first before Jarrett Parker took him deep in the second, blasting his 10th long ball of the season an estimated 440 feet over the right-field fence. Parker would add another solo shot, his 11th, off of Gagnon in the fifth, which would ultimately be the starter's final frame. The first Parker homer would open the flood gates for Sacramento's offense as they would add one run in each of the next three frames.


The Sox would chip away at the River Cats leads most of the afternoon with runs in the second, fourth, sixth and eighth, however the bullpen could not keep the team in it as Jim Henderson, Michael Kirkman and Nick Additon would combine to allow five runs of their own over the final four innings of the ballgame. Kirkman would have the roughest bullpen outing, allowing three runs in his 1.1 innings on three hits and three walks while striking out three.


River Cats righty Robert Coello (6-3, 3.50) pitched effectively and would do just enough in his time on the mound to maintain his team's lead. The starter tossed seven innings of four-run ball (three of the runs being earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out four.


Former Brewer Casey McGehee record his first home run as a member of the River Cats, launching a 414 foot shot just inside the left field foul pole off of Henderson in the seventh.


Matt Clark, Nevin Ashley and Matt Long, the Sox 4-5-6 hitters, each collected multi-hit games in Colorado Springs' nine-hit performance with Clark and Ashley scoring two runs apiece. Clark, Long, Yadiel Rivera and Pete Orr notched the team's RBIs as Rivera extended his Sox season-high hitting streak to 11 games with a fourth inning single.


Michael Broadway would record the lone scoreless outing in the slugfest as he retired the Sox side in order in the bottom of the ninth, locking down the River Cats' second straight win after having lost 10 consecutive games coming into Saturday night's contest.


With the loss, Colorado Springs falls to 19-30 on the season while Sacramento improves to 23-28.


The Sox are back at it tomorrow in the series-finale against this same River Cats squad. Tyler Cravy (5-4, 4.04) was scheduled to lead his team to a series-split against Sacramento right-hander and former Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy (0-1, 11.57) as he works his way back from injury. However, the starter is now TBD as Cravy earned his first big league call-up on Monday. First pitch is scheduled for 12:35 PM MDT (1:35 Central) for a Monday matinee at Security Service Field.


Colorado Springs Box Score


Keep rockin', Nevin Ashley. Heck, give Tim Dillard a spot start Monday afternoon...


Colorado Springs Game Log

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AUDIO: After throwing his third complete game of the season on Friday, RHP Jorge Ortega joins the Manatees Radio Network (translation assist to RHP Javi Salas)




AUDIO, Saturday Game Highlights: Brevard County defeats Lakeland, 14-0




AUDIO: RHP Eric Marzec joins the Manatees Radio Network on Sunday's Pregame Show (as noted above, fascinating Lucroy points)




AUDIO, Game Highlights: Clint Coulter has three hits in Sunday's 8-3 Brevard County win




AUDIO: 1B Garrett Cooper joins the Manatees Radio Network after collecting three RBI in an 8-3 win

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