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Friday's Daily Menu: TGIF!


All times are Central


Colorado Springs: RHP Hiram Burgos at Omaha (Royals), 6:35 PM pre-game, 7:05 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: RHP Tyler Wagner at Pensacola (Reds), 6:20 PM pre-game, 6:35 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 linking to his fantastic "Shuck Dynasty" blog. All games, home and away, are scheduled to be radio broadcast.


MiLB.TV - Eight of the ten Southern League teams telecast their home games, and Biloxi is among them!


NOTE: Pensacola does provide MiLB.TV coverage for this series (Blue Wahoos' feed, naturally)




Brevard County: First, it's RHP Cy Sneed picking up where they left off in Thursday's suspended game (bottom of the 1st, review the game log here) and RHP Brandon Woodruff in the regularly scheduled nightcap. The games will be played at home in Space Coast Stadium, but St. Lucie (Mets) is the home team in the completion of the suspended game, 3:30 PM pre-game, 4:00 gametime; each contest slated for seven innings (we think)


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: LHP Luis Ortega at home vs. Clinton (Mariners), 6:45 PM pre-game, 7:05 gametime


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.


NOTE: This series at Kane County is available via MiLB.TV (Cougars' feed).




Helena: RHP Joshua Torres at home vs. Billings (Reds), 7:45 PM pre-game, 8:05 gametime


Free Live Audio Link


We welcome back and again look forward to hearing second-year Voice of the H-Crew Dustin Daniel (@dustin__daniel on Twitter).


MiLB.TV -- When the H-Crew makes their way to Idaho Falls in August, those games will be available to watch online.




Arizona Rookie (Maryvale): Idle




DSL Brewers: at the DSL Cubs, 9:30 AM, although game data won't be available until later in the day


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 --


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


Pioneer League North Division


Arizona League Central Division


Dominican Summer League San Pedro de Macoris




Sortable individual stat pages:


Colorado Springs




Brevard County








DSL Brewers






Omaha, NE


Pensacola, FL


Viera, FL


Grand Chute, WI


Helena, MT


San Pedro de Macoris, DR

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Reporter and Cameraman in Florida State League Dugout -- The video with the privileged access is actually quite underwhelming, you wonder what landed on the cutting room floor, especially in a loss (Fort Myers Miracle).


But it's a novel concept, too bad you couldn't proceed without the players' knowledge, that would have produced a more compelling look, but hey, U.S. Constitution and all.

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Brevard County: First, it's RHP Cy Sneed picking up where they left off in Thursday's suspended game (bottom of the 1st, review the game log here) and RHP Brandon Woodruff in the regularly scheduled nightcap. The games will be played at home in Space Coast Stadium, but St. Lucie (Mets) is the home team in the completion of the suspended game, 3:30 PM pre-game, 4:00 gametime; each contest slated for seven innings.


So Wei-Chung Wang faces one batter yesterday -- great consultation with local weather folks. We get it -- it rains a lot in Florida, especially (big-time) in July, my relatives in the Tampa area were just talking to me about this.


But mistakes like yesterday's, those can hurt -- developmentally, physically, oh well, Mother Nature has a really good W-L %, she's tough to beat.

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Friday's Manatees/Mets Doubleheader Cancelled

Brevard County Manatees

07/24/2015 6:36 PM ET



VIERA, Fla. - The scheduled doubleheader on Friday, July 24 between the Brevard County Manatees and the St. Lucie Mets at Space Coast Stadium has been cancelled due to unplayable field conditions.


The scheduled games on Thursday, July 23 and Friday, July 24 have been cancelled and will not be made up. The Manatees and Mets will resume Wednesday's suspended game at 5:05 p.m. tomorrow. A seven-inning game will follow thirty minutes after the conclusion of the suspended game.


Fans who had tickets to Friday's games can hold on to their tickets and exchange them at the Space Coast Stadium Box Office for a ticket of equal or lesser value to any future 2015 Brevard County Manatees home game, based on availability.


For more information on the Brevard County Manatees, call (321) 633-9200 or go online to ManateesBaseball.com. Also, don't forget to like the Manatees on Facebook and follow the Manatees both on Twitter and Instagram.

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Final: DSL Brewers 9, DSL Cubs 11


DSL Brewers Box Score


The Cubs scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth as they beat the Brewers in a wild came 9-11. Wuilder Rodriguez, who had been pretty solid so far this season, got roughed up for seven runs on twelve hits. Joaquin De La Cruz worked the final two innings, allowing two runs, one earned, and was charged with the loss.


Franly Mallen led the offense, going 2-for-5 with his second home run of the season. Catcher Bismar Nunez, who's playing time has been sporadic, picked up two hits in four at bats. Ignacio Otaño and Julio Mendez each added a singled and a walk.


DSL Brewers Game Log

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Final: Biloxi 3, Pensacola 2


Wagner's career night lifts Shuckers to 3-2 win over Wahoos

Tyler Wagner sets franchise mark with 11 strikeouts and doubles in two runs

Biloxi Shuckers



Tyler Wagner set a season/franchise record and career-high with 11 strikeouts (Rodney Cammauf)


PENSACOLA, FL - Tyler Wagner (7-5) continued his torrid strikeout streak into Friday night's contest, striking out 11 Pensacola Blue Wahoos to set both a team- and career-high for a game in the Shuckers' 3-2 victory at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. The 24-year-old, Las Vegas native has 20 strikeouts over his last two starts after 66 in his previous 15 outings.


Friday's win snapped a three-game losing streak in Wagner's starts, as the righty picked up picked his first win since June 26 against the Jacksonville Suns and second since May 12. The victory helped avoid dropping the series and also snapped Pensacola's 11-game home winning streak.


Pensacola struck first again with a solo shot in the first, this time coming off the bat of Ryan Wright for his first home run of the season and fourth allowed by Wagner.


The game remained 1-0, and the Shuckers remained without a hit, going into the fifth before Biloxi broke through with a three-run frame to grab the lead.


Victor Roache (0x3, R, BB) started the inning with a walk and advanced to third on an errant throw by Wright at second on a grounder off the bat of Taylor Green (1x4, R). Adam Weisenburger (1x3, RBI, R, 2B) stepped up with runners on the corners and nobody out and ripped a double into left to tie the game at one. Wagner followed with a double into left to help his own cause and plate both runners to give his team the lead at 3-1. The Shuckers' starter drove in his team-leading fourth RBI for pitchers on the extra-base hit, his second two-bagger of the season.


The Blue Wahoos cut the Shuckers' lead to one after a single by Wright and a double by Juan Duran started sixth, but Wagner would strike out the next three batters to hold Pensacola at bay.


Jacob Barnes (1.1 IP, 2 SO) came on in relief to start the eighth and worked a clean inning and made his way into the ninth where he struck out Seth Mejias-Brean to start the final frame. Carlos Subero called upon lefty Mike Strong (SV, 5) to pick up the final two outs. The lefty walked the first two batters he faced, but got a lineout double play to first to end the game and secure the victory.


The Shuckers look to even the series at two games apiece with a win on Saturday night. LHP Hobbs Johnson (6-4, 3.36) will make the start for Biloxi, while Pensacola will counter with RHP Josh Smith (5-2, 3.00). First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m., with coverage beginning at 6:20 p.m. 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


Biloxi Game Log


Biloxi Top of the 5th

Victor Roache walks.

Taylor Green reaches on a throwing error by second baseman Ryan Wright. Victor Roache to 3rd.

Adam Weisenburger doubles (12) on a line drive to left fielder Sean Buckley. Victor Roache scores. Taylor Green to 3rd.

Tyler Wagner doubles (3) on a line drive to center fielder Bryson Smith. Taylor Green scores. Adam Weisenburger scores.

Nathan Orf out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Timothy Adleman to first baseman Ray Chang. Tyler Wagner to 3rd.

Josh Fellhauer grounds out, first baseman Ray Chang to second baseman Ryan Wright.

Orlando Arcia strikes out swinging.

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Rattlers stage biggest comeback of season to beat Clinton

Wisconsin wins 6-5 after trailing 5-0

By Chris Mehring / Wisconsin Timber Rattlers



Carlos Leal went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI for the Timber Rattlers on Friday night against the Clinton LumberKings. (Wisconsin Timber Rattlers/Ann Mollica)


GRAND CHUTE, WI - The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers dug themselves a 5-0 hole against the Clinton LumberKings on Friday night at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. But, the Rattlers were able to climb out of that hole and defeat the LumberKings 6-5.


Clinton (32-66 overall, 6-23 second half) got off to a quick start with two runs in the top of the first. Wisconsin starting pitcher Luis Ortega walked the first two batters. Pat Leyland put the LumberKings up 2-0 with a one-out double that knocked in both runners.


Gianfranco Wawoe made it 3-0 with a solo home run in the top of the second. Clinton extended their lead to 5-0 on a two-run homer by Wayne Taylor in the top of the fourth.


Clinton starting pitcher Tyler Herb retired the first eight batters he faced before Mitch Meyer singled with two outs in the bottom of the fourth.


Wisconsin (32-66, 9-19) found the range on Herb with five straight hits in the bottom of the fifth. Alan Sharkey started the rally with a double and Carlos Leal drove in Sharkey with a single. Elvis Rubio doubled to knock in Leal. Greg McCall was next and he singled to right to score Rubio, but got caught in a rundown for the first out of the inning. Tucker Neuhaus made it five straight hits off Herb in the inning with another single, but the inning ended with the Rattlers down 5-3.


The comeback continued with another run in the sixth. Leal reached on a single and moved to second on a single by Rubio. Neuhaus singled to right with one out to drive in Leal and the Rattlers were within a run.


Scott Lieser entered the game in relief of Ortega in the top of the fifth and worked two scoreless innings. Jon Perrin took over for Lieser in the top of the seventh and put up another zero to let the offense get back to work after the stretch.


Mitch Meyer, who had three hits in the game, reached on a leadoff bunt single in the bottom of the seventh against Clinton reliever Nick Kiel. Blake Allemand singled to right on a picture perfect hit-and-run play with Meyer running to put runners on the corners with no outs. Alan Sharkey lined a 1-2 pitch from Kiel deep to center for a sacrifice fly and a tie game. Carlos Leal picked up his third hit of the game with another single off Kiel to send Allemand around to third base. The Leal single caused the LumberKings to go to the bullpen and bring Ronald Dominguez into the game.


Sthervin Matos, who replaced Rubio in the top of the seventh inning, swung at the first pitch from Dominguez and flew out deep to center to drive in Allemand with another sacrifice fly and the Rattlers were up 6-5.


Perrin allowed a one out walk in the eighth, but got an inning-ending double play. He would work a 1-2-3 ninth inning to close out the Wisconsin victory.


The Timber Rattlers have played 22 games in July and fourteen of those games have been decided by one run. Wisconsin is 5-9 in one-run games month and 8-23 in one-run games this season.


Wisconsin's biggest comeback in a win prior to Friday night was three runs and they had done that twice in 2015.


Game two of the series is Saturday night. Kodi Medeiros (4-2, 4.13) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers. Clinton will counter with Jarrett Brown (1-4, 4.63). Game time is 6:35pm.


The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers become the North Pole Reindeer for Christmas in July presented by Feldco on Saturday. There will be plenty of Christmas cheer with carols, Santa, and many other holiday touches - like live reindeer from Special Memories Zoo in front of the ballpark from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, a Webkinz Reindeer giveaway for the first 500 kids 12 & under, and the special jerseys worn by the team for this game. The jerseys will be available in a silent auction during the game with the proceeds going to Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley. Salvation Army-Fox Cities will be ringing the bells for the red kettles. Plus, NASH 99.5 will be taking donations for the Coats for Kids Drive. Stick around after the game for a Christmas-themed fireworks display presented by FOX 11.


If you can't make it out to the game, there are several ways to catch the action.


MyNEW 32's Sports Showdown will televise the game starting at 6:30pm. The radio broadcast is on AM1280, WNAM starting with the Miller Lite Pregame Show at 6:15pm. The broadcast may also be heard on Tune In Radio and IHeartRadio. Subscribers to MiLB.TV may watch the game on that platform.




Gianfranco Wawoe (5th, 0 on in 2nd inning off Luis Ortega, 0 out)

Wayne Taylor (2nd, 1 on in 4th inning off Luis Ortega, 1 out)


WP: Jon Perrin (1-1)

LP: Nick Kiel (1-4)


TIME: 2:30

ATTN: 3,898


Wisconsin Boxscore

What a great win, this team really needed something like this... and Clinton goes from getting no hit yesterday to letting a 5 run lead get away today.


Luis Aviles killed the rally in the 6th, he literally struck out on pitches in the middle of the left handed batters box (hint, he's right handed). So many of these guys want so desperately to succeed they actually make the opposite happen. Luis Ortega was no different on the mound, he didn't break 85 MPH on a FB to the first 2 batters, I was actually starting to think my gun was malfunctioning... he was aiming and so and tight he could hardly throw a strike and his pitches had nothing behind them. I once had a HS QB who was that way early very in my career, if he made a mistake everything turned into an aimed lollipop, but I've never seen a professional pitcher work 10 MPH off his max FB in the first inning before.


Carlos Leal (3-4) called an awesome game behind the plate (or the coaching staff, I wasn't playing close enough attention), Elvis Rubio (2-3) also had a very nice game, but apparently I missed him getting injured at home as Matos replaced him after that play at the plate. Yes I still hate the contact play which is why there was the play at the plate in the first place... Tucker Neuhaus (2-4) is starting to settle back in as well but I thought the best ABs of the night belonged to Mitch Meyer (3-3) gift bunt single talked about below or not.


Wisconsin Recap


I sat all game with opposing pitcher Nick Kiel's parents talking pitching with his father and even if I hadn't I would have thought he got a raw deal. Mitch Meyer's single was generous scoring, Kiel booted it 2 different times. Then Allemand singled on a hit and run right through where the 2nd baseman would have been had Meyer not took off for second. I was pleased with the execution from the Rattler perspective but I had a hard time with the Meyer "hit". Baseball is a weird game, if Clinton makes the first play, Allemand doesn't single, and they are out of that inning with a 1 run lead, the dominoes fall in such amazing ways.


Wisconsin Bottom of the 7th

  • Pitching Change: Nick Kiel replaces Tyler Herb.
    Mitch Meyer singles on a bunt ground ball to pitcher Nick Kiel.
    Blake Allemand singles on a line drive to right fielder Taylor Zeutenhorst. Mitch Meyer to 3rd.
    Alan Sharkey out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Austin Cousino. Mitch Meyer scores.
    Carlos Leal singles on a ground ball to right fielder Taylor Zeutenhorst. Blake Allemand to 3rd.
    Pitching Change: Ronald Dominguez replaces Nick Kiel.
    Sthervin Matos out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Austin Cousino. Blake Allemand scores.
    Greg McCall strikes out swinging.

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Leal should be moving up soon?


That would be kind of pointless now, after the all-star game would have much more sense from an AB perspective. I guess a month at BC can't hurt him regardless, but if they were going to be aggressive I would have rather they split A teams this year and then bumped him to AA for the start of 2016 given his age.

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Luis Ortega

Ortega threw 33 pitches in the first. Breaking ball in the upper 70s, Slider in the low 80s, his first slider was actually pitch 16. Min FB 81, max FB 92.

  • His landing on his right foot is inconsistent at best, he varies 8"-12" sometimes pitch to pitch with no rhyme or reason from a location standpoint.
    His arm angle is consistently inconsistent. He throws strike the best from a high 3/4 slot, he regular pitches down at a low 3/4 (most of the first), and he drops to almost side arm on his slider.
    He's also unbalanced falling hard towards 3B as his finishes his delivery.


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"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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Scott Lieser

I wasn't watching close enough to distinguish if it was 2 different off-speed pitches or just varying the speed and shape of the curve.


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"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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Jon Perrin

My impression was he was all FB and slider and looking over the velos I believe that's correct. He did mix 1 curve in there during the 8th inning though.


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"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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Moeller’s Suter still shucking for the Brewers

Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com




Brent Suter of the Biloxi Shuckers uses his 6-foot-5 frame to stretch toward home. Suter played high school baseball at Moeller and in college at Harvard. (Photo: Thanks to Ed Gardner)


KODAK, TENN. – As the bus pulls up to load the Biloxi Shuckers after their 9-2 win over the Tennessee Smokies, Brent Suter retreats to his personal car, complete with the Moeller High School license tag holder.




Also posted in full in our season-long Shuckers feature article thread for archiving purposes...

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Fans of Biloxi's Nick Ramirez will find three photos at the link for the Pensacola News-Journal game story.




From the NorthEscambia.com game story --


Pensacola Manager Pat Kelly said Wagner was impressive.


“He singlehandedly won the game for them,” Kelly said. “He was throwing a helluva game. We got some guys on base but he didn’t give us a lot of opportunities.”

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