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  1. Transactions: None Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 9, Memphis (Cardinals) 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Pull Away from Redbirds Late - Brian Navarreto Hits Go-Ahead Homer, Nashville Wins Sixth Straight Against Memphis Let me get this out of the way: In his first game back from a brief absence, Sal Frelick did indeed extend his on base streak to 40 games with a flare to shallow left center field. RHP Jason Alexander gave a good effort through 3 2/3 IP and just over 70 pitches. He managed seven punch outs in the shortened stint, but, I would say he wasn't actually particularly sharp. He ultimately gave up 5 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP, and 2 ER. His bases loaded no out jam led to a game-tying two runs in the third frame before he ended it on his third strikeout of the inning. RHP Tyler Herb gave us a classic 2022 multiple inning successful relief stint - 4 IP, 6 H, 0 BB, 1 ER, 1 K. RHP Lucas Erceg struggled for his second time in two outings - an unfortunate ending to what has otherwise been a fantastic run in August and most of September. Three Quick Strikes: 1) What does C Brian Navarreto have to do to get more opportunities? I would place him in the Brent Diaz class of 'Most Underrated Position Players' in the entire Brewers organization. Every game I watch him play, I come away impressed. More importantly, I don't come away after watching him catch with a single question about his game. I am convinced Navarreto might be a classic case of a talented catcher finding his pro game at a later age (27 years old today). In my eyes, if this is the player we would see on a regular basis, this is a rotational MLB player. Historically, his offense has been fairly woeful. However, in 2022: he makes solid contact and he gives good AB's. His defense, framing, and game calling is superb. He is a weapon throwing out baserunners. Something doesn't compute for me here. Regardless, I am extremely thankful for his 42 games of service to date for Nashville. 2) INF Cam Devanney once again made several fantastic plays from the hot corner. He makes extremely tricky defensive plays look entirely routine. In my eyes he is far and away the most talented third baseman in the system today. He now has a Minor League baseline of experience. He has a cannon for an arm. He has an incredible glove - stabbing several extremely hard hit balls from various angles tonight. And, his bat is ascending - his Triple-A sample is outproducing what was already an impressive Double-A sample. I am now at the point if he isn't protected in the Rule 5 draft, I am actually going to be disappointed. Don't let me down, Brewers. Make the sensible decision here. 3) OF Joey Wiemer again showcased his complete game. Coming off a brief stint with what was described by announcer Jeff Hem as 'left arm soreness', he hit the ground running early and often. Two rbi doubles that were absolutely smashed. Speed for days as he charged around third base for a run in the table-turning eighth frame. And, the classic Wiemer cannon that kept a couple runners from challenging for second base. He's a complete player in every regard when he's healthy. He's again checking all the coveted five tool boxes. His end to his 2022 season has reminded us all why he won last year's Minor League Player of the Year for the Brewers. Tune in early for the Sounds final Home contest of their incredible 2022 season. We'll be feasting on a final regular season tilt in a matinee affair. As of now, it looks as though we'll be getting one last look at tantalizing LHP Robert Gasser. Let's hope he gives us a glimpse at future greatness. As always, thanks for reading. Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth
  2. It was the last evening home game of 2022 - with an attendance of around 7,000 fans the Sounds moved back atop the Minor League attendance leaderboard passing Lehigh Valley and Indianapolis who were both on the road. It was 4-3 Sounds headed to the eighth frame and, boy, did they pour it on for their 91st victory of their 2022 campaign ensuring their 18th series win. We also learned the Sounds will take their 10-8 overall record versus Durham to Vegas on Saturday. Let's hope the Sounds can manage one more in the 'W' column as those pesky and talented Bulls will look to give Nashville everything they have. What we do know, regardless of what happens tomorrow, is the Sounds will indeed hold the number one seed throughout the weekend no matter how far they go - they will pitch first and bat last. And, hopefully, they'll do so for a couple of outings before their champagne shower while hoisting a shiny trophy. . Image courtesy of Brewer Fanatic Transactions: None Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 9, Memphis (Cardinals) 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Pull Away from Redbirds Late - Brian Navarreto Hits Go-Ahead Homer, Nashville Wins Sixth Straight Against Memphis Let me get this out of the way: In his first game back from a brief absence, Sal Frelick did indeed extend his on base streak to 40 games with a flare to shallow left center field. RHP Jason Alexander gave a good effort through 3 2/3 IP and just over 70 pitches. He managed seven punch outs in the shortened stint, but, I would say he wasn't actually particularly sharp. He ultimately gave up 5 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP, and 2 ER. His bases loaded no out jam led to a game-tying two runs in the third frame before he ended it on his third strikeout of the inning. RHP Tyler Herb gave us a classic 2022 multiple inning successful relief stint - 4 IP, 6 H, 0 BB, 1 ER, 1 K. RHP Lucas Erceg struggled for his second time in two outings - an unfortunate ending to what has otherwise been a fantastic run in August and most of September. Three Quick Strikes: 1) What does C Brian Navarreto have to do to get more opportunities? I would place him in the Brent Diaz class of 'Most Underrated Position Players' in the entire Brewers organization. Every game I watch him play, I come away impressed. More importantly, I don't come away after watching him catch with a single question about his game. I am convinced Navarreto might be a classic case of a talented catcher finding his pro game at a later age (27 years old today). In my eyes, if this is the player we would see on a regular basis, this is a rotational MLB player. Historically, his offense has been fairly woeful. However, in 2022: he makes solid contact and he gives good AB's. His defense, framing, and game calling is superb. He is a weapon throwing out baserunners. Something doesn't compute for me here. Regardless, I am extremely thankful for his 42 games of service to date for Nashville. 2) INF Cam Devanney once again made several fantastic plays from the hot corner. He makes extremely tricky defensive plays look entirely routine. In my eyes he is far and away the most talented third baseman in the system today. He now has a Minor League baseline of experience. He has a cannon for an arm. He has an incredible glove - stabbing several extremely hard hit balls from various angles tonight. And, his bat is ascending - his Triple-A sample is outproducing what was already an impressive Double-A sample. I am now at the point if he isn't protected in the Rule 5 draft, I am actually going to be disappointed. Don't let me down, Brewers. Make the sensible decision here. 3) OF Joey Wiemer again showcased his complete game. Coming off a brief stint with what was described by announcer Jeff Hem as 'left arm soreness', he hit the ground running early and often. Two rbi doubles that were absolutely smashed. Speed for days as he charged around third base for a run in the table-turning eighth frame. And, the classic Wiemer cannon that kept a couple runners from challenging for second base. He's a complete player in every regard when he's healthy. He's again checking all the coveted five tool boxes. His end to his 2022 season has reminded us all why he won last year's Minor League Player of the Year for the Brewers. Tune in early for the Sounds final Home contest of their incredible 2022 season. We'll be feasting on a final regular season tilt in a matinee affair. As of now, it looks as though we'll be getting one last look at tantalizing LHP Robert Gasser. Let's hope he gives us a glimpse at future greatness. As always, thanks for reading. Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth View full article
  3. Transactions: 9/19: (late transaction) C Nick Kahle was assigned to the Nashville Sounds from the Biloxi Shuckers RHP Justin Topa was was optioned to the Nashville Sounds by the Milwaukee Brewers Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Louisville (Reds) 10, Nashville 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Falter in Louisville - Nashville's Magic Number Remains at Five to Win Division A bases loaded one out situation in the top of the eighth inning fell short when INF Cam Devanney grounded into a first pitch, broken bat, ground ball to the Bats shortstop. This was truly an unfortunate end after INF Patrick Dorrian had just worked an 0-2 count to a 10-pitch walk to load them up. A chance to take the lead for the first time or, in the very least, continue chipping away ended in a fizzle and the Sounds trailed 7-5. It would officially get away from them after RHP Luis Contreras and LHP Ethan Small (who clearly continues to scuffle) gave up three more runs combined in the next half inning to complete the final score. Three Quick Strikes: 1) OF Sal Frelick extended his on base streak to 37 games (!!) with a double and a two-run line drive home run over the right field wall. This is the longest current active streak in the International League and the second longest of the season. I don't know about you, but I am really really looking forward to Frelick's opportunity at the MLB level. He has done everything and more in his 2022 Minor League season and I'm just not sure what more there is to prove. If the plan is to wait for 2023, the Sounds will consider themselves extremely lucky to have him for a hopeful playoff push. 2) A big tip of the cap is in order for RHP Robbie Baker . It's hard to fathom he made his Triple-A debut tonight considering where his stuff was at earlier in the year in High-A Wisconsin. This being said, and I alluded to it in a couple earlier season reports, the stuff is there to succeed at a higher clip. He pitches with violence and a clear competitiveness. He's an absolute gamer. Aside from a lead-off home run blast over the wall in right field he picked it up, as did the gloves around him, and he turned in a successful first outing. As an everyday fan of the Brewers Minor Leagues, it was a proud moment for me to see him make his debut. 3) I rarely ever question Triple-A legendary manager Rick Sweet and his incredible staff but one has to wonder what the thinking was in the bottom half of the eighth inning. RHP Luis Contreras was left in to face multiple lefty bats when Small was clearly available in the bullpen. Contreras gave up a walk, a shift-beating single, and another single before he was pulled for Small...who faced a righty. It may not have meant anything in the end, there was likely a rationale beyond my scope, but it certainly didn't work out. That was the game right there. And, well, sometimes you just take the frustrating loss and move on to the next. Tonight was that kind of night. I am putting full faith in another quality start from AAAA stalwart, RHP Josh Lindbolm . Constantly under the radar. Constantly overlooked. Almost always showing up and shutting it down. Let's knock that magic number down a notch tomorrow. Lindbolm is our man. Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth
  4. In yet another key game in the Sounds deep playoff push, a cellar dwellar again proved to be the thorn in Nashville's side. I don't know what it is, but I have yet to see an easy game played versus Charlotte or Louisville. So it goes in a baseball season. Let's get into the quick recap. Image courtesy of Brewer Fanatic Transactions: 9/19: (late transaction) C Nick Kahle was assigned to the Nashville Sounds from the Biloxi Shuckers RHP Justin Topa was was optioned to the Nashville Sounds by the Milwaukee Brewers Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Louisville (Reds) 10, Nashville 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Falter in Louisville - Nashville's Magic Number Remains at Five to Win Division A bases loaded one out situation in the top of the eighth inning fell short when INF Cam Devanney grounded into a first pitch, broken bat, ground ball to the Bats shortstop. This was truly an unfortunate end after INF Patrick Dorrian had just worked an 0-2 count to a 10-pitch walk to load them up. A chance to take the lead for the first time or, in the very least, continue chipping away ended in a fizzle and the Sounds trailed 7-5. It would officially get away from them after RHP Luis Contreras and LHP Ethan Small (who clearly continues to scuffle) gave up three more runs combined in the next half inning to complete the final score. Three Quick Strikes: 1) OF Sal Frelick extended his on base streak to 37 games (!!) with a double and a two-run line drive home run over the right field wall. This is the longest current active streak in the International League and the second longest of the season. I don't know about you, but I am really really looking forward to Frelick's opportunity at the MLB level. He has done everything and more in his 2022 Minor League season and I'm just not sure what more there is to prove. If the plan is to wait for 2023, the Sounds will consider themselves extremely lucky to have him for a hopeful playoff push. 2) A big tip of the cap is in order for RHP Robbie Baker . It's hard to fathom he made his Triple-A debut tonight considering where his stuff was at earlier in the year in High-A Wisconsin. This being said, and I alluded to it in a couple earlier season reports, the stuff is there to succeed at a higher clip. He pitches with violence and a clear competitiveness. He's an absolute gamer. Aside from a lead-off home run blast over the wall in right field he picked it up, as did the gloves around him, and he turned in a successful first outing. As an everyday fan of the Brewers Minor Leagues, it was a proud moment for me to see him make his debut. 3) I rarely ever question Triple-A legendary manager Rick Sweet and his incredible staff but one has to wonder what the thinking was in the bottom half of the eighth inning. RHP Luis Contreras was left in to face multiple lefty bats when Small was clearly available in the bullpen. Contreras gave up a walk, a shift-beating single, and another single before he was pulled for Small...who faced a righty. It may not have meant anything in the end, there was likely a rationale beyond my scope, but it certainly didn't work out. That was the game right there. And, well, sometimes you just take the frustrating loss and move on to the next. Tonight was that kind of night. I am putting full faith in another quality start from AAAA stalwart, RHP Josh Lindbolm . Constantly under the radar. Constantly overlooked. Almost always showing up and shutting it down. Let's knock that magic number down a notch tomorrow. Lindbolm is our man. Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth View full article
  5. If Andruw Monasterio was offended at the intentional walk issued which brought him to the plate with the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning, he took it out on the baseball by depositing the first pitch he saw far over the left center field wall, as Biloxi defeated Montgomery 6-2, ultimately rewarding starting pitcher Victor Castaneda for a fine performance. Carolina’s Hendry Mendez suffered a scary collision with the right field side wall early in the Mudcats’ road game, but the team managed to overcome the injury and several other setbacks to win 5-4 in Fayetteville. Ethan Small returned to AAA and dominated in his usual manner, but the clutch hits were missing on this day in a 2-1 loss. Wisconsin fell behind 7-0 at home and didn’t have many answers against a quality Cedar Rapids team. After the games, rumors abounded of promotions for Sal Frelick, Garrett Mitchell, Joey Wiemer, Tristan Peters, Antoine Kelly and Justin Jarvis, although the only confirmed promotion is that of Mr. Peters. We can’t wait for the announcements on Monday and Tuesday!! Sunday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Small, Monasterio, Castaneda and Peters, as well as Robbie Hitt. Transactions (Mostly unconfirmed rumors, though with a decent amount of smoke): OF Tristan Peters promoted to AA Biloxi from High-A Wisconsin LHP Antoine Kelly promoted to AA Biloxi from High-A Wisconsin (subject to confirmation) RHP Justin Jarvis promoted to AA Biloxi from High-A Wisconsin (subject to confirmation) OF Sal Frelick promoted to AAA Nashville from AA Biloxi (subject to confirmation) OF Garrett Mitchell promoted to AAA Nashville from AA Biloxi (subject to confirmation) OF Joey Wiemer promoted to AAA Nashville from AA Biloxi (subject to confirmation) Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Charlotte 2, Nashville 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Knights Score Late to Beat Sounds Squander enough chances and you’ll ultimately lose…Nashville went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position, stranded nine runners and had two players caught stealing in this home loss. LHP Ethan Small (5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 Ks) was terrific in his return to AAA action after a start for the Brewers five days earlier, though exited after just 65 pitches (37 strikes). OF Corey Ray (1-fo-3, HR, walk, RBI) produced the Sounds’ only run with a solo homer (5th of the year) to tie the game in the 3rd inning. Having just recently returned from injury, Ray exited early for the 2nd straight game, likely in an effort to ease him back. See more highlights, including on Small’s effort and stellar defensive plays, on the team’s twitter handle The Sounds failed to produce a second run despite having two-on with two outs in the 5th inning, one-on with one out in the 6th inning, two-on with nobody out in the 7th inning, two-on with one out in the 8th inning and a one-out single in the 9th inning. Reliever Marcus Walden took the loss, having given up a lead-off single and 2-out RBI double in the top of the 9th inning. Three Quick Strikes: Rehabbing RHP Luis Perdomo (2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K) followed up Small’s work with two perfect innings, as he announces to all who will listen that he’s ready for a return to The Show. 1B Jon Singleton (1-for-2, 2 walks) finished off his terrific July (1.071 OPS with 9 home runs) by getting on base three more times. Relatively rare errors by Brice Turang (8th of the year) and Mario Feliciano (4th of the year) thankfully didn’t cost the team. Despite the loss, Nashville won the series over Charlotte 4-2. Next week’s outlook: Nashville (59-39) goes on the road to face 46-52 Norfolk (Orioles’ affiliate). Expect RHP Tyler Herb (6 IP, 2 ER last outing) to start Game One of the series. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 6, Montgomery 2 (final in 11 innings) Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Grand Finish! Monasterio's Grand Slam Wins It In the 11th For Biloxi The Biscuits intentionally walked Sal Frelick to load the bases with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning, opting to face the superb Andruw Monasterio (2-for-6, HR, 4 RBIs) instead. Monasterio responded to the subtle insult by blasting the first pitch he saw far over the wall in left center field to hit the Medical Arts Pharma and Hearing Center. Full game highlight package via the Shuckers: RHP Victor Castaneda (5 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 6 H, 1 BB, 5 Ks) had his second excellent start of the week against Montgomery, though faltered in the 6th inning as he ultimately reached 96 pitches. Four consecutive singles to the outfield to commence that 6th inning ended Castaneda’s night, but RHP Robbie Hitt extinguished the bases loaded, nobody out jam with two strikeouts and a groundout to strand all three inherited Biscuits. Down 2-1 at this point, Biloxi responded by loading the bases (1B Thomas Dillard single, plus two walks) with nobody out in the bottom half of the 6th inning, but nearly got nothing when C Jason Lopez grounded into a 5-2-3 double play. Thankfully a subsequent wild pitch tied up the game 2-2. Unfortunately, the Shuckers were unable to cash in on Garrett Mitchell’s one-out single in the 7th inning, Cam Devanney’s leadoff 8th inning double or two walks in the 10th inning to load the bases. Finally, Monasterio came through with the superman blast to win it, giving Biloxi a 5-1 series win. Two Quick Strikes: Along with Hitt, RHPs Kent Hasler, Cam Robinson and Harold Chirino each pitched 1-2 scoreless innings, as the foursome combined for this line: 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 4 Ks, thus giving Biloxi’s offense ample time to grab a win. Similar to the Sounds’ game, Biloxi also had umpteen chances to win this game earlier (2-for-15 with runners in scoring position; 12 men left on base), but the home crowd was able to celebrate a walk-off grand slam victory in this case thanks to amazing pitching throughout the 11 innings. Next week’s outlook: 46-48 Biloxi travels to take on the 46-50 Mississippi Braves, possibly with a largely revamped outfield if in fact the trio of Frelick, Mitchell and Wiemer have all been promoted to AAA. If so, expect Tristen Lutz, Tristan Peters and Noah Campbell to man the day-to-day outfield and annihilate opposing pitching. RHP TJ Shook (6 1/3 IP, 2 ER in last game) is my best guess to start the first game of the series. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Cedar Rapids 9, Wisconsin 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, details: Homestand Ends with Loss to Cedar Rapids Also check out the game highlights put together by the Timber Rattlers’ exceptional media team: Starting LHP Russell Smith (4 IP, 5 R (4 ER), 5 H, 1 BB, 5 Ks) had better luck against Cedar Rapids earlier in the series, as in this game he was tagged for three 1st inning runs and another two runs in the 3rd inning, as the Timber Rattlers were blown out to end a 2-game winning streak and lose the series 4-2. 3B Zavier Warren (.618 season OPS) has been getting some better results recently (10-game on-base streak with three homers in this stretch), but his game-opening error and then 1st inning strikeout with two-on and one out helped set a negative tone for Wisconsin in this game, which he’ll need to quickly forget as he turns over a new leaf for next week’s series. Down 5-0 in the bottom of the 3rd inning, Wisconsin again failed to score, this time despite getting singles from Warren and OF Tristan Peters (2-for-4, double, walk, 2 RBIs), along with a walk. This was really their last opportunity to make a game of it, as RHP Christian Tripp gave up a walk and 2-run homer to commence the 5th inning for a 7-0 deficit. Via SoundCloud: Rattler Radio Postgame Podcast Four Quick Strikes: Out of three relievers, RHP Brady Schanuel had the best outing (2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 3 Ks). OF Jackson Chourio watch: 0-for-4 in his first hitless game in High-A, though the bright side is that he did not strike out. C Darrien Miller arm watch: Cedar Rapids went 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts, so Miller has now caught 15 base stealers out of 106 on the season. Fittingly, given how solid of a fixture Peters has been for the Timber Rattlers, he knocked in both of their runs in this game (his last in High-A, as Manager Joe Ayrault announced his promotion to AA Biloxi after the contest) through a 7th inning double. Next week’s outlook: 50-45 Wisconsin travels to 36-60 Quad Cities, hoping to muster enough offense despite Tristan Peters’ deserved promotion to AA Biloxi. RHP Justin Bullock is expected to make his 4th start for Wisconsin this year in the series opener. Pre-Game Notes (not available via usual link) Final: Carolina 5, Fayetteville 4 (final in 10 innings) Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats’ website, game details: Carolina Gets Series Split with 5-4 Victory in Extras Although the game was compelling, it was actually quite secondary in importance from the 2nd inning onward, given 18-year old OF Hendry Mendez’s scary stumble and unprotected collision against the right field side wall, which required medical personnel to stabilize him on a stretcher and cart him off the field. According to the Mudcats’ twitter handle, they’re “told that he is doing well and will remain under observation throughout the night”. Let’s pray Mendez makes an amazing recovery for the second time this year, recalling that in early May he was announced to go onto the injury list, only to have that designation rescinded and see him back in action one day later. As to the game, Manager Victor Estevez’s resilient bunch came through in spite the scary injury, a leaping steal of a potential 2nd inning homer off OF Eduarqui Fernandez’s bat, yielding two runs in the 7th inning to allow Fayetteville to tie the game 4-4 and then having a runner thrown out at home in the top of the 10th inning. Fayetteville opened the scoring on that 2nd inning injury scare which resulted in an inside-the-park home run, but the Mudcats responded with three singles (OF Hedbert Perez, SS Alberis Ferrer, OF Oswal Leones) and two walks in the top of the 3rd inning to grab a 2-1 lead. Three walks and a hit-by-pitch in the next inning then extended the advantage to 3-1. Starting RHP Alexander Cornielle (5 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 5 H, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 6 Ks) faced quite a bit of traffic, but limited the damage. 1B Jesus Chirinos (1-for-3, double, 2 walks, RBI) came through with what would prove to be the game-winning RBI double in the top of the 10th inning, bringing home Manfred’s ghost (Leones) and earning Carolina a 3-3 series split. Three Quick Strikes: Leones (2-for-4, double, walk, RBI) had a nice game, doubling and scoring in the 7th inning to extend the lead to 4-2. The squad’s youngest pitcher (19-year old RHP Jeison Pena) struggled a bit, allowing Fayetteville to tie the game 4-4 with two runs in the bottom of the 7th inning, but 3B Luis Silva made a big play to eliminate a runner trying for home for the second out of the inning. RHPs Junior Montero (three hitters, three strikeouts), Miguel Guerrero (three-up, three-down 9th inning) and Brannon Jordan (three-up, three-down 10th inning) were fabulous in relief to give Carolina a chance to win the game. Next week’s outlook: 48-48 Carolina returns home to host 44-52 Kannapolis. I’d expect RHPs Jefferson Figueroa (6.27 season ERA) and Fernando Olguin (4.85 season ERA) to tag-team the opener. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. While the full season affiliates have their travel day on Monday, the short season DSL and ACL clubs are back in action. Also keep a close watch out for signing of draftees (Monday deadline – how about it Cameron Wagoner, Noah Hall, etc.?) and MLB trades (Tuesday deadline). Arizona Complex League Scoreboard Dominican Summer League Scoreboard Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth
  6. Biloxi needed 11 innings, but rewarded the home fans with a walk-off grand slam. The Mudcats lost a top prospect in a scary wall collision but kept their composure to win in 10 innings. Wisconsin was beaten handily, while Nashville is ruing its missed chances in a 2-1 loss. If Andruw Monasterio was offended at the intentional walk issued which brought him to the plate with the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning, he took it out on the baseball by depositing the first pitch he saw far over the left center field wall, as Biloxi defeated Montgomery 6-2, ultimately rewarding starting pitcher Victor Castaneda for a fine performance. Carolina’s Hendry Mendez suffered a scary collision with the right field side wall early in the Mudcats’ road game, but the team managed to overcome the injury and several other setbacks to win 5-4 in Fayetteville. Ethan Small returned to AAA and dominated in his usual manner, but the clutch hits were missing on this day in a 2-1 loss. Wisconsin fell behind 7-0 at home and didn’t have many answers against a quality Cedar Rapids team. After the games, rumors abounded of promotions for Sal Frelick, Garrett Mitchell, Joey Wiemer, Tristan Peters, Antoine Kelly and Justin Jarvis, although the only confirmed promotion is that of Mr. Peters. We can’t wait for the announcements on Monday and Tuesday!! Sunday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Small, Monasterio, Castaneda and Peters, as well as Robbie Hitt. Transactions (Mostly unconfirmed rumors, though with a decent amount of smoke): OF Tristan Peters promoted to AA Biloxi from High-A Wisconsin LHP Antoine Kelly promoted to AA Biloxi from High-A Wisconsin (subject to confirmation) RHP Justin Jarvis promoted to AA Biloxi from High-A Wisconsin (subject to confirmation) OF Sal Frelick promoted to AAA Nashville from AA Biloxi (subject to confirmation) OF Garrett Mitchell promoted to AAA Nashville from AA Biloxi (subject to confirmation) OF Joey Wiemer promoted to AAA Nashville from AA Biloxi (subject to confirmation) Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Charlotte 2, Nashville 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Knights Score Late to Beat Sounds Squander enough chances and you’ll ultimately lose…Nashville went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position, stranded nine runners and had two players caught stealing in this home loss. LHP Ethan Small (5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 Ks) was terrific in his return to AAA action after a start for the Brewers five days earlier, though exited after just 65 pitches (37 strikes). OF Corey Ray (1-fo-3, HR, walk, RBI) produced the Sounds’ only run with a solo homer (5th of the year) to tie the game in the 3rd inning. Having just recently returned from injury, Ray exited early for the 2nd straight game, likely in an effort to ease him back. See more highlights, including on Small’s effort and stellar defensive plays, on the team’s twitter handle The Sounds failed to produce a second run despite having two-on with two outs in the 5th inning, one-on with one out in the 6th inning, two-on with nobody out in the 7th inning, two-on with one out in the 8th inning and a one-out single in the 9th inning. Reliever Marcus Walden took the loss, having given up a lead-off single and 2-out RBI double in the top of the 9th inning. Three Quick Strikes: Rehabbing RHP Luis Perdomo (2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K) followed up Small’s work with two perfect innings, as he announces to all who will listen that he’s ready for a return to The Show. 1B Jon Singleton (1-for-2, 2 walks) finished off his terrific July (1.071 OPS with 9 home runs) by getting on base three more times. Relatively rare errors by Brice Turang (8th of the year) and Mario Feliciano (4th of the year) thankfully didn’t cost the team. Despite the loss, Nashville won the series over Charlotte 4-2. Next week’s outlook: Nashville (59-39) goes on the road to face 46-52 Norfolk (Orioles’ affiliate). Expect RHP Tyler Herb (6 IP, 2 ER last outing) to start Game One of the series. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 6, Montgomery 2 (final in 11 innings) Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Grand Finish! Monasterio's Grand Slam Wins It In the 11th For Biloxi The Biscuits intentionally walked Sal Frelick to load the bases with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning, opting to face the superb Andruw Monasterio (2-for-6, HR, 4 RBIs) instead. Monasterio responded to the subtle insult by blasting the first pitch he saw far over the wall in left center field to hit the Medical Arts Pharma and Hearing Center. Full game highlight package via the Shuckers: RHP Victor Castaneda (5 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 6 H, 1 BB, 5 Ks) had his second excellent start of the week against Montgomery, though faltered in the 6th inning as he ultimately reached 96 pitches. Four consecutive singles to the outfield to commence that 6th inning ended Castaneda’s night, but RHP Robbie Hitt extinguished the bases loaded, nobody out jam with two strikeouts and a groundout to strand all three inherited Biscuits. Down 2-1 at this point, Biloxi responded by loading the bases (1B Thomas Dillard single, plus two walks) with nobody out in the bottom half of the 6th inning, but nearly got nothing when C Jason Lopez grounded into a 5-2-3 double play. Thankfully a subsequent wild pitch tied up the game 2-2. Unfortunately, the Shuckers were unable to cash in on Garrett Mitchell’s one-out single in the 7th inning, Cam Devanney’s leadoff 8th inning double or two walks in the 10th inning to load the bases. Finally, Monasterio came through with the superman blast to win it, giving Biloxi a 5-1 series win. Two Quick Strikes: Along with Hitt, RHPs Kent Hasler, Cam Robinson and Harold Chirino each pitched 1-2 scoreless innings, as the foursome combined for this line: 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 4 Ks, thus giving Biloxi’s offense ample time to grab a win. Similar to the Sounds’ game, Biloxi also had umpteen chances to win this game earlier (2-for-15 with runners in scoring position; 12 men left on base), but the home crowd was able to celebrate a walk-off grand slam victory in this case thanks to amazing pitching throughout the 11 innings. Next week’s outlook: 46-48 Biloxi travels to take on the 46-50 Mississippi Braves, possibly with a largely revamped outfield if in fact the trio of Frelick, Mitchell and Wiemer have all been promoted to AAA. If so, expect Tristen Lutz, Tristan Peters and Noah Campbell to man the day-to-day outfield and annihilate opposing pitching. RHP TJ Shook (6 1/3 IP, 2 ER in last game) is my best guess to start the first game of the series. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Cedar Rapids 9, Wisconsin 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, details: Homestand Ends with Loss to Cedar Rapids Also check out the game highlights put together by the Timber Rattlers’ exceptional media team: Starting LHP Russell Smith (4 IP, 5 R (4 ER), 5 H, 1 BB, 5 Ks) had better luck against Cedar Rapids earlier in the series, as in this game he was tagged for three 1st inning runs and another two runs in the 3rd inning, as the Timber Rattlers were blown out to end a 2-game winning streak and lose the series 4-2. 3B Zavier Warren (.618 season OPS) has been getting some better results recently (10-game on-base streak with three homers in this stretch), but his game-opening error and then 1st inning strikeout with two-on and one out helped set a negative tone for Wisconsin in this game, which he’ll need to quickly forget as he turns over a new leaf for next week’s series. Down 5-0 in the bottom of the 3rd inning, Wisconsin again failed to score, this time despite getting singles from Warren and OF Tristan Peters (2-for-4, double, walk, 2 RBIs), along with a walk. This was really their last opportunity to make a game of it, as RHP Christian Tripp gave up a walk and 2-run homer to commence the 5th inning for a 7-0 deficit. Via SoundCloud: Rattler Radio Postgame Podcast Four Quick Strikes: Out of three relievers, RHP Brady Schanuel had the best outing (2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 3 Ks). OF Jackson Chourio watch: 0-for-4 in his first hitless game in High-A, though the bright side is that he did not strike out. C Darrien Miller arm watch: Cedar Rapids went 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts, so Miller has now caught 15 base stealers out of 106 on the season. Fittingly, given how solid of a fixture Peters has been for the Timber Rattlers, he knocked in both of their runs in this game (his last in High-A, as Manager Joe Ayrault announced his promotion to AA Biloxi after the contest) through a 7th inning double. Next week’s outlook: 50-45 Wisconsin travels to 36-60 Quad Cities, hoping to muster enough offense despite Tristan Peters’ deserved promotion to AA Biloxi. RHP Justin Bullock is expected to make his 4th start for Wisconsin this year in the series opener. Pre-Game Notes (not available via usual link) Final: Carolina 5, Fayetteville 4 (final in 10 innings) Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats’ website, game details: Carolina Gets Series Split with 5-4 Victory in Extras Although the game was compelling, it was actually quite secondary in importance from the 2nd inning onward, given 18-year old OF Hendry Mendez’s scary stumble and unprotected collision against the right field side wall, which required medical personnel to stabilize him on a stretcher and cart him off the field. According to the Mudcats’ twitter handle, they’re “told that he is doing well and will remain under observation throughout the night”. Let’s pray Mendez makes an amazing recovery for the second time this year, recalling that in early May he was announced to go onto the injury list, only to have that designation rescinded and see him back in action one day later. As to the game, Manager Victor Estevez’s resilient bunch came through in spite the scary injury, a leaping steal of a potential 2nd inning homer off OF Eduarqui Fernandez’s bat, yielding two runs in the 7th inning to allow Fayetteville to tie the game 4-4 and then having a runner thrown out at home in the top of the 10th inning. Fayetteville opened the scoring on that 2nd inning injury scare which resulted in an inside-the-park home run, but the Mudcats responded with three singles (OF Hedbert Perez, SS Alberis Ferrer, OF Oswal Leones) and two walks in the top of the 3rd inning to grab a 2-1 lead. Three walks and a hit-by-pitch in the next inning then extended the advantage to 3-1. Starting RHP Alexander Cornielle (5 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 5 H, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 6 Ks) faced quite a bit of traffic, but limited the damage. 1B Jesus Chirinos (1-for-3, double, 2 walks, RBI) came through with what would prove to be the game-winning RBI double in the top of the 10th inning, bringing home Manfred’s ghost (Leones) and earning Carolina a 3-3 series split. Three Quick Strikes: Leones (2-for-4, double, walk, RBI) had a nice game, doubling and scoring in the 7th inning to extend the lead to 4-2. The squad’s youngest pitcher (19-year old RHP Jeison Pena) struggled a bit, allowing Fayetteville to tie the game 4-4 with two runs in the bottom of the 7th inning, but 3B Luis Silva made a big play to eliminate a runner trying for home for the second out of the inning. RHPs Junior Montero (three hitters, three strikeouts), Miguel Guerrero (three-up, three-down 9th inning) and Brannon Jordan (three-up, three-down 10th inning) were fabulous in relief to give Carolina a chance to win the game. 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  7. As I got on a domestic flight, I noted Nashville was trailing 8-1 against Memphis in the 6th inning, while Wisconsin was leading West Michigan 3-1 late in their game. Being something of a pessimist generally, I wasn’t surprised to discover later that the Timber Rattlers had lost that game but was stunned to see that the Sounds mounted a massive comeback to snatch a victory. Tyler White knocked in Nashville’s first and last runs via homers in the 3rd and 8th innings, while Weston Wilson and Brian Navaretto also homered in the come-from-behind win which salvaged a 4-2 series loss for the Sounds. As for Wisconsin, they led 3-1 for most of the game after some fine pitching by James Meeker and Christian Tripp, coupled with a Tristan Peters two-run shot, but coughed up two runs in the 8th inning and a one-run lead in the 10th inning to drop their contest at West Michigan 5-4, resulting in a miserable 5-1 series loss. Biloxi put together a solid game all-around, with TJ Shook and relievers limiting Tennessee to one run on three hits, while Cam Devanney hit two home runs and was joined by Andruw Monasterio and Sal Frelick (who went 4-for-5) in the dinger club. They won 7-1, grabbing the finale in a 4-2 series loss on the week. Carolina needed a win to be the organization’s sole series winner this week, but couldn’t keep up with Delmarva in a 10-4 loss, giving them a 3-3 series split. Jesus Chirinos and Hedbert Perez each homered, as the Mudcats had managed to keep it close until the 8th inning. Sunday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned White, Frelick, Monasterio, Navaretto and Devanney, with apologies to Peters, Meeker and Wilson, along with a tip of the cap to the Biloxi bullpen (six shutout innings in their win). Transactions: RHP Jason Alexander optioned to AAA Nashville from MLB Milwaukee Game Action: Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 10, Delmarva 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats’ website, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Chirinos and Perez Homer in 10-4 Finale Loss to Delmarva Delmarva was eager to jump on the Mudcats to grab a series 3-3 split, getting two runs on three singles off RHP Jefferson Figueroa (5 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 8 H, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 8 Ks) in the first two innings for an early 2-0 lead. However, Carolina battled back in the 2nd inning with a 1B Jesus Chirinos (2-for-4, HR, RBI) home run and an RBI single from Jheremy Vargas (1-for-3, walk, RBI) to knot the affair 2-2. In the 3rd inning, three Delmarva hits and the Mudcats’ second error of the game allowed the Shorebirds to take a 5-2 lead, which OF Hedbert Perez (1-for-3, HR, walk, 2 RBIs) sliced into with a 2-run homer in the 5th inning, his 11th dinger of 2022. Perez started in center field for the second straight game, with OF Jackson Chourio away to play in the Futures Game. RHP Miguel Segura (3 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 5 BB, 4 Ks) entered in relief in the 6th inning, conceding a run in the 7th inning on two walks and a single for a 6-4 deficit. A C Jeferson Quero (3-for-5, 2 doubles) single and Perez walk unfortunately produced no runs in the bottom half of the frame, before Delmarva blew open the game with a four-run 8th inning. At least RHP Miguel Guerrero (1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 Ks) pitched a clean final inning. Next week’s outlook: 43-44 Carolina will host 45-41 Down East starting Friday. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: West Michigan 5, Wisconsin 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, details: West Michigan Walks Off Wisconsin in Ten Innings OF Tristan Peters (2-for-5, HR, 2 RBIs) homered on the first pitch he saw in the 1st inning, bringing home Joe Gray Jr. (who’d singled; 2-for-4, walk, RBI, SB) for the early 2-0 lead. RHP James Meeker (4 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 3 Ks) made his 2nd start of 2022 in his 24th appearance, giving up just an RBI double in the 2nd inning as West Michigan kept the game close. 2B Jose Acosta (2-for-4, triple, walk) tripled and scored on a Gray single in the 3rd inning for a 3-1 lead, but the offense squandered most chances from that point onward. Leadoff hit-by-pitches in the 4th and 8th innings, a double and two walks in the 5th inning, a 6th inning single and a single and walk in the 9th inning all resulted in zero runs, giving the Whitecaps ample time to send the game to extra innings. RHP Christian Tripp (2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K) ably covered the 5th and 6th innings before RHP Robbie Baker also pitched a clean 7th inning. However, Baker ran into trouble in the 8th inning, giving up two singles and a walk, with Manager Joe Ayrault calling on RHP Taylor Floyd to try to escape the two-on, one-out jam in a 3-2 game. Unfortunately, a single tied the game 3-3 before Floyd induced an inning-ending ground ball double play. After the Timber Rattlers failed to score with two-on and one-out in the top of the 9th inning, West Michigan got an infield single to lead off the bottom of the 9th inning. Thankfully, Floyd deftly escaped that jam through a sacrifice bunt and two ground outs. In the 10th inning, Wisconsin regained the lead 4-3 thanks to a Peters single and 1B Wes Clarke sacrifice fly, but the team needed more. Sent out for his 3rd inning of work, Floyd conceded a walk and then a two-run double as West Michigan walked it off 5-4. We should credit the Whitecaps’ defense, as they converted three ground ball double plays, picked off a runner and threw out another Timber Rattler stealing giving them five extra outs in their tight win. Next week’s outlook: 48-38 Wisconsin will return to action on Friday, hosting 39-47 Beloit. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 7, Tennessee 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Biloxi Blasts Four Homers In 7-1 Sunday Win Hitting home runs early and often is a great recipe for victory, which Biloxi enjoyed on Sunday. Although starting RHP TJ Shook (3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 5 BB, 2 HBPs, 2 Ks) struggled a bit for form (three walks and a two hit-by-pitches in the first two innings), he managed to keep it scoreless, enabling the Shuckers to grab a 3-0 lead in the 3rd inning on an Andruw Monasterio (2-for-4, HR, walk, 2 RBIs) 2-run shot and a Cam Devanney solo homer. Two more walks and an RBI single in the 3rd inning cut the deficit to 3-1, though Shook managed to complete that inning on a fly out and infield line out. But that was all for TJ after 67 pitches (34 strikes), as he handed it off to the bullpen early. By the 4th inning, OF Sal Frelick (4-for-5, HR, RBI) had already collected his third single, though the game remained tight at 3-1. JT Hintzen pitched a scoreless 4th inning, before 3B Cam Devanney (2-for-5, 2 HR, 3 RBIs) hit a two-run blast in the 5th inning for a 5-1 advantage. The Biloxi bullpen show continued with RHPs Kent Hasler, Nash Walters, Zach Vennaro and Robbie Hitt each completing at least one scoreless inning. Vennaro earned his fourth win of the year for his effort, stranding two inherited runners and retiring all four hitters he faced, including three by strikeout. Frelick wasn’t content with just a 3-for-3 day, hitting the first pitch he saw in the 7th inning over the wall in right center field for his 3rd homer of 2022. An RBI double from 1B Thomas Dillard in the 9th inning concluded the scoring at 7-1. Strangely RHP Cam Robinson entered to pitch the 9th inning, but was immediately pulled in favor of Hitt, not registering a pitch in the contest. Let’s hope that Robinson feels better after a few scheduled rest days. Next week’s outlook: 40-45 Biloxi will host a difficult Pensacola (44-38) side as of Friday. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 10, Memphis 8 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details: Tyler White Leads Sounds to Dramatic Comeback Despite some humbling losses this week and daunting deficits of 5-0 (3rd inning) and 8-1 (6th inning), the Sounds gave 6,739 loyal home fans an epic comeback victory to remember, scoring the final nine runs of the game in this 10-8 thriller. Unfortunately, reliable starting RHP Caleb Boushley was hit hard, giving up five runs on six hits in the third inning. That’s more runs in one inning than the Hortonville-native has yielded in any game this season, to give you a sense of how solid he’s been this year. 1B Tyler White (2-for-4, 2 HR, walk, 4 RBIs) grabbed a run back in the bottom of the 3rd inning, hitting his 12th homer of 2022 on an 0-2 pitch for a 5-1 deficit. Memphis grabbed a 6th run on a homer off RHP Hobie Harris in the 5th inning, then consecutive 6th inning home runs off rehabbing RHP Miguel Sanchez for a sizeable 8-1 advantage. In the bottom of the 6th inning, OF/C Jakson Reetz got the comeback started with a single, before 3B Weston Wilson (2-for-4, HR, 2 RBIs) smacked a two-out, two-run shot. OF Garrett Whitley then walked and C Brian Navaretto (3-for-4, HR, 2 RBIs) hit another two-run, two-out home run to excite the home crowd as the game tightened at 8-5. Consecutive leadoff walks issued by RHP Peter Strzelecki in the 7th inning thankfully produced nothing for Memphis (strike out, fly ball double play to Whitley who caught a runner off first base). DH/OF Tyrone Taylor (3-for-4, SB) then continued the comeback with a leadoff 7th inning single, followed by a White walk. Taylor scored on a 2B Mark Mathias RBI double and White came home on a ground ball out, as the Sounds inched closer at 8-7. RHP Alec Bettinger came in for his first appearance since July 3rd, retiring all three hitters he faced in the 8th inning (two line outs, one fly out). Nashville then put two aboard in the bottom half of the inning, setting the stage for White’s three-run homer to give them their first lead of the game at 10-8. The beautiful golf shot (from one knee!) was on an 0-2 count with two outs. RHP Trevor Kelley pitched a three-up, three-down 9th inning to earn the save, while Bettinger was credited with the win. 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  8. The Sounds scored nine unanswered runs in an epic 10-8 comeback win. Biloxi smacked four homers in a comfortable victory. Wisconsin gave up two late leads in a tough defeat. The Mudcats were hit hard in a lopsided loss. As I got on a domestic flight, I noted Nashville was trailing 8-1 against Memphis in the 6th inning, while Wisconsin was leading West Michigan 3-1 late in their game. Being something of a pessimist generally, I wasn’t surprised to discover later that the Timber Rattlers had lost that game but was stunned to see that the Sounds mounted a massive comeback to snatch a victory. Tyler White knocked in Nashville’s first and last runs via homers in the 3rd and 8th innings, while Weston Wilson and Brian Navaretto also homered in the come-from-behind win which salvaged a 4-2 series loss for the Sounds. As for Wisconsin, they led 3-1 for most of the game after some fine pitching by James Meeker and Christian Tripp, coupled with a Tristan Peters two-run shot, but coughed up two runs in the 8th inning and a one-run lead in the 10th inning to drop their contest at West Michigan 5-4, resulting in a miserable 5-1 series loss. Biloxi put together a solid game all-around, with TJ Shook and relievers limiting Tennessee to one run on three hits, while Cam Devanney hit two home runs and was joined by Andruw Monasterio and Sal Frelick (who went 4-for-5) in the dinger club. They won 7-1, grabbing the finale in a 4-2 series loss on the week. Carolina needed a win to be the organization’s sole series winner this week, but couldn’t keep up with Delmarva in a 10-4 loss, giving them a 3-3 series split. Jesus Chirinos and Hedbert Perez each homered, as the Mudcats had managed to keep it close until the 8th inning. Sunday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned White, Frelick, Monasterio, Navaretto and Devanney, with apologies to Peters, Meeker and Wilson, along with a tip of the cap to the Biloxi bullpen (six shutout innings in their win). Transactions: RHP Jason Alexander optioned to AAA Nashville from MLB Milwaukee Game Action: Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 10, Delmarva 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats’ website, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Chirinos and Perez Homer in 10-4 Finale Loss to Delmarva Delmarva was eager to jump on the Mudcats to grab a series 3-3 split, getting two runs on three singles off RHP Jefferson Figueroa (5 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 8 H, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 8 Ks) in the first two innings for an early 2-0 lead. However, Carolina battled back in the 2nd inning with a 1B Jesus Chirinos (2-for-4, HR, RBI) home run and an RBI single from Jheremy Vargas (1-for-3, walk, RBI) to knot the affair 2-2. In the 3rd inning, three Delmarva hits and the Mudcats’ second error of the game allowed the Shorebirds to take a 5-2 lead, which OF Hedbert Perez (1-for-3, HR, walk, 2 RBIs) sliced into with a 2-run homer in the 5th inning, his 11th dinger of 2022. Perez started in center field for the second straight game, with OF Jackson Chourio away to play in the Futures Game. RHP Miguel Segura (3 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 5 BB, 4 Ks) entered in relief in the 6th inning, conceding a run in the 7th inning on two walks and a single for a 6-4 deficit. A C Jeferson Quero (3-for-5, 2 doubles) single and Perez walk unfortunately produced no runs in the bottom half of the frame, before Delmarva blew open the game with a four-run 8th inning. At least RHP Miguel Guerrero (1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 Ks) pitched a clean final inning. Next week’s outlook: 43-44 Carolina will host 45-41 Down East starting Friday. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: West Michigan 5, Wisconsin 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, details: West Michigan Walks Off Wisconsin in Ten Innings OF Tristan Peters (2-for-5, HR, 2 RBIs) homered on the first pitch he saw in the 1st inning, bringing home Joe Gray Jr. (who’d singled; 2-for-4, walk, RBI, SB) for the early 2-0 lead. RHP James Meeker (4 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 3 Ks) made his 2nd start of 2022 in his 24th appearance, giving up just an RBI double in the 2nd inning as West Michigan kept the game close. 2B Jose Acosta (2-for-4, triple, walk) tripled and scored on a Gray single in the 3rd inning for a 3-1 lead, but the offense squandered most chances from that point onward. Leadoff hit-by-pitches in the 4th and 8th innings, a double and two walks in the 5th inning, a 6th inning single and a single and walk in the 9th inning all resulted in zero runs, giving the Whitecaps ample time to send the game to extra innings. RHP Christian Tripp (2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K) ably covered the 5th and 6th innings before RHP Robbie Baker also pitched a clean 7th inning. However, Baker ran into trouble in the 8th inning, giving up two singles and a walk, with Manager Joe Ayrault calling on RHP Taylor Floyd to try to escape the two-on, one-out jam in a 3-2 game. Unfortunately, a single tied the game 3-3 before Floyd induced an inning-ending ground ball double play. After the Timber Rattlers failed to score with two-on and one-out in the top of the 9th inning, West Michigan got an infield single to lead off the bottom of the 9th inning. Thankfully, Floyd deftly escaped that jam through a sacrifice bunt and two ground outs. In the 10th inning, Wisconsin regained the lead 4-3 thanks to a Peters single and 1B Wes Clarke sacrifice fly, but the team needed more. Sent out for his 3rd inning of work, Floyd conceded a walk and then a two-run double as West Michigan walked it off 5-4. We should credit the Whitecaps’ defense, as they converted three ground ball double plays, picked off a runner and threw out another Timber Rattler stealing giving them five extra outs in their tight win. Next week’s outlook: 48-38 Wisconsin will return to action on Friday, hosting 39-47 Beloit. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 7, Tennessee 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Biloxi Blasts Four Homers In 7-1 Sunday Win Hitting home runs early and often is a great recipe for victory, which Biloxi enjoyed on Sunday. Although starting RHP TJ Shook (3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 5 BB, 2 HBPs, 2 Ks) struggled a bit for form (three walks and a two hit-by-pitches in the first two innings), he managed to keep it scoreless, enabling the Shuckers to grab a 3-0 lead in the 3rd inning on an Andruw Monasterio (2-for-4, HR, walk, 2 RBIs) 2-run shot and a Cam Devanney solo homer. Two more walks and an RBI single in the 3rd inning cut the deficit to 3-1, though Shook managed to complete that inning on a fly out and infield line out. But that was all for TJ after 67 pitches (34 strikes), as he handed it off to the bullpen early. By the 4th inning, OF Sal Frelick (4-for-5, HR, RBI) had already collected his third single, though the game remained tight at 3-1. JT Hintzen pitched a scoreless 4th inning, before 3B Cam Devanney (2-for-5, 2 HR, 3 RBIs) hit a two-run blast in the 5th inning for a 5-1 advantage. The Biloxi bullpen show continued with RHPs Kent Hasler, Nash Walters, Zach Vennaro and Robbie Hitt each completing at least one scoreless inning. Vennaro earned his fourth win of the year for his effort, stranding two inherited runners and retiring all four hitters he faced, including three by strikeout. Frelick wasn’t content with just a 3-for-3 day, hitting the first pitch he saw in the 7th inning over the wall in right center field for his 3rd homer of 2022. An RBI double from 1B Thomas Dillard in the 9th inning concluded the scoring at 7-1. Strangely RHP Cam Robinson entered to pitch the 9th inning, but was immediately pulled in favor of Hitt, not registering a pitch in the contest. Let’s hope that Robinson feels better after a few scheduled rest days. Next week’s outlook: 40-45 Biloxi will host a difficult Pensacola (44-38) side as of Friday. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 10, Memphis 8 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details: Tyler White Leads Sounds to Dramatic Comeback Despite some humbling losses this week and daunting deficits of 5-0 (3rd inning) and 8-1 (6th inning), the Sounds gave 6,739 loyal home fans an epic comeback victory to remember, scoring the final nine runs of the game in this 10-8 thriller. Unfortunately, reliable starting RHP Caleb Boushley was hit hard, giving up five runs on six hits in the third inning. That’s more runs in one inning than the Hortonville-native has yielded in any game this season, to give you a sense of how solid he’s been this year. 1B Tyler White (2-for-4, 2 HR, walk, 4 RBIs) grabbed a run back in the bottom of the 3rd inning, hitting his 12th homer of 2022 on an 0-2 pitch for a 5-1 deficit. Memphis grabbed a 6th run on a homer off RHP Hobie Harris in the 5th inning, then consecutive 6th inning home runs off rehabbing RHP Miguel Sanchez for a sizeable 8-1 advantage. In the bottom of the 6th inning, OF/C Jakson Reetz got the comeback started with a single, before 3B Weston Wilson (2-for-4, HR, 2 RBIs) smacked a two-out, two-run shot. OF Garrett Whitley then walked and C Brian Navaretto (3-for-4, HR, 2 RBIs) hit another two-run, two-out home run to excite the home crowd as the game tightened at 8-5. Consecutive leadoff walks issued by RHP Peter Strzelecki in the 7th inning thankfully produced nothing for Memphis (strike out, fly ball double play to Whitley who caught a runner off first base). DH/OF Tyrone Taylor (3-for-4, SB) then continued the comeback with a leadoff 7th inning single, followed by a White walk. Taylor scored on a 2B Mark Mathias RBI double and White came home on a ground ball out, as the Sounds inched closer at 8-7. RHP Alec Bettinger came in for his first appearance since July 3rd, retiring all three hitters he faced in the 8th inning (two line outs, one fly out). Nashville then put two aboard in the bottom half of the inning, setting the stage for White’s three-run homer to give them their first lead of the game at 10-8. The beautiful golf shot (from one knee!) was on an 0-2 count with two outs. RHP Trevor Kelley pitched a three-up, three-down 9th inning to earn the save, while Bettinger was credited with the win. Next week’s outlook: The 54-35 Sounds will be on the road, facing 36-53 Louisville starting Friday. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. The Full Season Affiliates are off for four days this week, resuming play on Friday, July 22nd, while the Arizona clubs re-commence on Thursday and the DSL squads are back in action today. Enjoy your rest, young men! 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  9. Transactions: (Including Monday 7/11) Best of luck to OF David Dahl as he looks to latch on to a MLB club. It was a true pleasure watching him play the outfield for the Nashville Sounds. Just in: Angel Perdomo pitched one inning of one hit, two strikeout work in his first rehab assignment. Additionally, LHP, and recently promoted, Justin King has been placed on the 7-Day IL by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. The DSL Brewers 1 and Brewers 2 faced each other yet again and our very own @damuelle was all over the coverage: HERE Mentioned within the quoted summary above, lefty Osbriel Mogollon (an early season favorite in our daily Minor League Game Threads) was featured on the Brewers Player Development Twitter Page yesterday: There's a little 'young Andy Otero' vibe going on here with Osbriel. It will be interesting to see how he develops and grows! *** ACL Cubs 11, ACL Brewers 9 Box Score/Game Log With the score 11-9 Cubs in the top of the seventh, I had to remind myself: the ACL Cubbies had a nine-run first inning! What was, perhaps, even more surprising: RHP Ryan Middendorf conceded runs - two of them (!) - losing grip of a brief tie game in the sixth inning. Yet, he still did ACL Ryan Middendorf things: 2 ip, 4 hits, 2 er, 5 k's. We'll look past this minor blemish: he belongs in Low-A. Let's see what he can do, please. The Brewers Gold missed out on their key bases loaded no out opportunity in the top of the seventh and final inning - a three-pitch strikeout, a first pitch pop-up to second base, and a three-pitch strikeout ended the chance and the game. Yuck! This being said, let's honor the fine work in the ninth spot of the batting order and the lead-off spot - Diego Larez and Jadher Areinamo , respectively. Larez went 1-for-1 with two runs, one rbi, and three walks improving his OPS to 0.760 in the process. Areinamo was hitless in an 0-for-2 evening but also drew three free passes, plated a run, and grabbed a rbi. ACL Guardians 5, ACL Brewers Blue 3 Box Score/Game Log A fine night at the plate for OF Eduarqui Fernandez batting clean-up and going 2-for-4 with two runs, one rbi, and his fourth home run. It would appear the five ACL Brewers Blue errors were their demise: of the five Guardians runs that crossed the dish only one was earned. That's not going to win many ball games. A successful rehab return for LHP Angel Perdomo and two-way 2021 13th round draft pick RHP Quinton Low remains un-scored upon in his seven complete innings of relief work. Carolina Pre-Game Notes Final: Delmarva (Orioles) 7, Carolina 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please visit and review: Chirinos Homers in 7-3 Loss to Delmarva - The Loss Was Carolina's Sixth Straight, Matching Their Longest Losing Streak of the Season Coming off five straight losses to close the series in Kannapolis, the Mudcats were back at Zebulon's Five County Stadium in hopes of a rebound performance. Taking the mound for Carolina was RHP Miguel Segura . In a season where he has now walked more batters than he has struck out (52bb:51k), the men on base continued to set the tone for this particular start - 5 ip, 7 hits, 3 bb, 4 runs, 3 earned. Segura will see his already 1.60 WHIP rise slightly after tonight's outing. Leading 2-1 heading into the fifth inning, Segura gave up a first pitch home run and the game was tied 2-2. Two more runs would plate that inning - via a walk, single, wild pitch, and double in consecutive at bats - and the Mudcats trailed the remainder of the game and ultimately lose their fifth straight 7-3. Three Key Observations: (1) It isn't often Jackson Chourio is highlighted for a negative reason, but on a team with erratic offense the Mudcats overly rely on his bat. Tonight, unfortunately, was a night that will send Chourio back to the proverbial drawing board: 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. (2) In a season filled with only brief spurts of excellence, Hedbert Perez has mainly been an afterthought. Coming into this game, the young outfielder had gone 4-for-28 (0.143 BA) with a couple walks over his past eight games. Struggles like these have put Perez lower in the batting order, unfortunately. Batting sixth tonight, Perez went 3-for-4 with his 14th double and eighth stolen base, but, ultimately, the bottom of the order were incapable of taking advantage. The main issue to date, as I've seen it, is Perez rarely walks - 93 k's: 19 bb's - and, as a result his OBP has really taken a hit (0.274). Lots to improve in the second half. Let's hope we see it. It wasn't all dry desert behind Perez. Jesus Chirinos managed a solo shot early: (3) Let's do a mini deep dive as to why I continue to be quite bullish on catcher Jeferson Quero (BF's #8 prospect). We know he is young, he has the frame and body-type and athleticism to catch your attention but with his recent surge at the plate (1-for-3, 2 runs tonight batting in the three-hole) his defensive numbers really start to add punctuation. Quero, at age 19, is second in all of Minor League baseball with 30 caught steals. Tonight, he picked a runner off third base - I've seen him grab runners at first throughout the season and he's had several other near misses. He trusts his eyes, he's quick to his feet, and he has a cannon. Do not sleep on what is perhaps our most intriguing catching prospect in the system. Apologies, Jakson Reetz ...the Hype Train has more than one track! Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes West Michigan (Tigers) 1, Wisconsin 0 Box Score/Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please visit and review: Whitecaps Beat Rattlers 1-0 - Holton's RBI Single in Bottom of the Ninth Beats Wisconsin It was clear early, despite my conspiratorial trade suggestions in the Minor League Game Thread , the plan for LHP Antoine Kelly was quick work and then rest up for an upcoming Sunday opportunity in the MLB All-Star Futures game. Kelly was dealing early and often. Robbed of one strikeout on a pitch that must have caught too much Middle, he went three complete innings when all was said and done. Zero hits. 44 pitches. One walk and two strikeouts. Much to the pleasure of the Whitecaps' announcers, he was shelved and made way for RHP Joey Matulovich. Three Key Observations: (1) Tristan Peters came off a 7-for-24 series in South Bend and grabbed a single through the short stop and second base gap early in this one. He finished 1-for-4 on the evening. As noted by the Whitecaps' announcers, Tristan has been solid all year long; plays excellent defense; and has some speed on the base paths. He is absolutely a key reason the Timber Rattlers have had so much success in 2022 and with Carlos Rodriguez shelved for the season they are going to continue needing his consistent presence. (2) Hats off to Malutovich for his three complete innings of scoreless middle relief. Filling in for Kelly and his brief 'no hitter', Matulovich only surrendered a couple hits, did not walk a batter, and struck three men out. With Cam Robinson and Kent Hasler in Double-A, the T-Rats are going to need more outings like this. (3) He doesn't get mentioned often in our reports, but that isn't for lack of solid and meaningful production. Jose Acosta was acquired via trade with the Texas Rangers in late May and has been a solid and steady contributor at second base for the Timber Rattlers. After a 2-for-3 evening batting seventh, Acosta is batting 9-for-28 in eight games of action in July with a double, a home run, four walks, and four rbi's. He is fulfilling his role as a contributor lower in the order. It's a pleasant and unexpected surprise. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 1 , Tennessee (Cubs) 1 - POSTPONED: Top of the Fifth, Gabe Holt on first base, nobody out...play will resume 7/13 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please visit and review: Biloxi and Tennessee Suspended in the Fifth - Game Will Resume Wednesday 4:30pm CST This one was a battle of two solo shots - Biloxi's came from now Double-A HOF candidate, Andruw Monasterio . With Jakson Reetz promoted to Triple-A Nashville, the Shuckers better hope the red hot Monasterio remains with their ball club given Joey Wiemer 's ongoing woes. After tonight's first inning homer (his fourth since his re-assignment), he extended his hit streak to seven games: His batting average is now up to a ripe 0.412 and his OPS well over 1.000 in 51 Double-A AB's. He's a one-man wrecking crew in Biloxi. Briefly, kudos are also in order for TJ Shook who worked around a solo home run himself while surrendering only one more hit and two walks while striking out three batters over four complete innings. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Memphis (Cardinals) 2, Nashville 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Redbirds Clip Sounds in Series Opener - Sounds Lead Redbirds by 5.5 Games in International League West Division Cardinals' LHP Steven Matz most likely saw his last rehab outing before heading to the big club and he dominated the Sounds bats on a beautiful muggy evening in Nashville. In 4 1/3 complete innings of two-hit, two walk, seven strikeout work, Matz gave way to the Redbirds' bullpen who held on - avoiding any chance at a Sounds comeback when Weston Wilson popped out weakly to first base with the bases juiced and two down in the bottom of the eighth. This game was filled with a lot of strikeouts and a lot of walks for Sounds batters. Ultimately, they couldn't get the big hit when they needed it. Three Key Observations: (1) In a juxtaposition of what it's like to head down to Double-A versus what it's like to head up to Triple-A, we have the parallel and ongoing cases of the above-mentioned Monasterio and the recently Triple-A promoted Jackson Reetz. How about heading up a level and facing a veteran MLB pitcher, Mr. Reetz? How about doing so while playing left field in a new ballpark? Such was the case in his first action for Nashville in 2022. Reetz ultimately finished 0-for-3 with a strikeout, ground out, fly out and took a key full count HBP off his left elbow (ouch!) giving the Sounds a chance to walk in their first run of the evening. All told, this was a decent night of getting his feet wet for the up-and-comer. (2) It was apparent early and often: neither ball club was all too enthused with home plate umpire, Matt Winter. I tend to agree with both ball clubs. The zone was quite mysterious - balls below the knees were strikes and balls. Balls off the outside stripe were balls and strikes. There were simply way too many questionable calls and way too many batters left befuddled and complaining walking back to the dugout. Hopefully, it was just an off night. I can still hear the faint chirping echoing forth from each dugout. (3) We've talked about the Sounds bullpen all year and why change now? After starter RHP Dylan File conceded two runs (the only Redbirds runs of the evening) during a prolonged 26 pitch second inning, he was pulled and the impeccable Sounds bullpen work began. Seven complete shutout innings adds another feather into an already plumage-laden bullpen cap. I'll highlight the bounce back 1 1/3 shutdown two strikeout innings of work from Lucas Erceg and the flawless eighth inning two strikeout work from consistently overlooked RHP Matt Hardy. Hardy doesn't wow you with size or stature but he certainly delivers results and a beautiful mullet. Further hats off to him for getting his first strikeout after Weston Wilson biffed a fly ball just inside the dugout - it's a play Weston should have made and, thankfully, Hardy didn't flinch. That drop was emblematic of Wilson's 0-for-4 two strikeout night. That's a wrap for today's Minor League Report. Keep in mind, the DSL and ACL affiliates will have the day off tomorrow so we will feature the Brewers Low-A through Triple-A clubs. We'll see Stiven Cruz and Israel Puello taking the mound for Carolina and Wisconsin in the morning hours while Nick Bennett and Ethan Small will take the mound in the evening. And, remember, the completion of tonight's Biloxi game will be on a mini double-header docket in Tennessee tomorrow - this will most likely begin with a Biloxi bullpen arm. As always, thanks for reading! 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  10. Carolina and Nashville returned to their home ballparks while Wisconsin and Biloxi continued road trips at West Michigan and Tennessee, respectively. The DSL Brewers 1 and 2 faced off in a heated contest - friends and teammates bringing out the best in each other. Meanwhile in the ACL, the Brewers Gold faced the ACL Cubs while the ACL Brewers Blue battled the formidable 17-9 ACL Guardians. Let's get into the report! Transactions: (Including Monday 7/11) Best of luck to OF David Dahl as he looks to latch on to a MLB club. It was a true pleasure watching him play the outfield for the Nashville Sounds. Just in: Angel Perdomo pitched one inning of one hit, two strikeout work in his first rehab assignment. Additionally, LHP, and recently promoted, Justin King has been placed on the 7-Day IL by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. The DSL Brewers 1 and Brewers 2 faced each other yet again and our very own @damuelle was all over the coverage: HERE Mentioned within the quoted summary above, lefty Osbriel Mogollon (an early season favorite in our daily Minor League Game Threads) was featured on the Brewers Player Development Twitter Page yesterday: There's a little 'young Andy Otero' vibe going on here with Osbriel. It will be interesting to see how he develops and grows! *** ACL Cubs 11, ACL Brewers 9 Box Score/Game Log With the score 11-9 Cubs in the top of the seventh, I had to remind myself: the ACL Cubbies had a nine-run first inning! What was, perhaps, even more surprising: RHP Ryan Middendorf conceded runs - two of them (!) - losing grip of a brief tie game in the sixth inning. Yet, he still did ACL Ryan Middendorf things: 2 ip, 4 hits, 2 er, 5 k's. We'll look past this minor blemish: he belongs in Low-A. Let's see what he can do, please. The Brewers Gold missed out on their key bases loaded no out opportunity in the top of the seventh and final inning - a three-pitch strikeout, a first pitch pop-up to second base, and a three-pitch strikeout ended the chance and the game. Yuck! This being said, let's honor the fine work in the ninth spot of the batting order and the lead-off spot - Diego Larez and Jadher Areinamo , respectively. Larez went 1-for-1 with two runs, one rbi, and three walks improving his OPS to 0.760 in the process. Areinamo was hitless in an 0-for-2 evening but also drew three free passes, plated a run, and grabbed a rbi. ACL Guardians 5, ACL Brewers Blue 3 Box Score/Game Log A fine night at the plate for OF Eduarqui Fernandez batting clean-up and going 2-for-4 with two runs, one rbi, and his fourth home run. It would appear the five ACL Brewers Blue errors were their demise: of the five Guardians runs that crossed the dish only one was earned. That's not going to win many ball games. A successful rehab return for LHP Angel Perdomo and two-way 2021 13th round draft pick RHP Quinton Low remains un-scored upon in his seven complete innings of relief work. Carolina Pre-Game Notes Final: Delmarva (Orioles) 7, Carolina 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please visit and review: Chirinos Homers in 7-3 Loss to Delmarva - The Loss Was Carolina's Sixth Straight, Matching Their Longest Losing Streak of the Season Coming off five straight losses to close the series in Kannapolis, the Mudcats were back at Zebulon's Five County Stadium in hopes of a rebound performance. Taking the mound for Carolina was RHP Miguel Segura . In a season where he has now walked more batters than he has struck out (52bb:51k), the men on base continued to set the tone for this particular start - 5 ip, 7 hits, 3 bb, 4 runs, 3 earned. Segura will see his already 1.60 WHIP rise slightly after tonight's outing. Leading 2-1 heading into the fifth inning, Segura gave up a first pitch home run and the game was tied 2-2. Two more runs would plate that inning - via a walk, single, wild pitch, and double in consecutive at bats - and the Mudcats trailed the remainder of the game and ultimately lose their fifth straight 7-3. Three Key Observations: (1) It isn't often Jackson Chourio is highlighted for a negative reason, but on a team with erratic offense the Mudcats overly rely on his bat. Tonight, unfortunately, was a night that will send Chourio back to the proverbial drawing board: 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. (2) In a season filled with only brief spurts of excellence, Hedbert Perez has mainly been an afterthought. Coming into this game, the young outfielder had gone 4-for-28 (0.143 BA) with a couple walks over his past eight games. Struggles like these have put Perez lower in the batting order, unfortunately. Batting sixth tonight, Perez went 3-for-4 with his 14th double and eighth stolen base, but, ultimately, the bottom of the order were incapable of taking advantage. The main issue to date, as I've seen it, is Perez rarely walks - 93 k's: 19 bb's - and, as a result his OBP has really taken a hit (0.274). Lots to improve in the second half. Let's hope we see it. It wasn't all dry desert behind Perez. Jesus Chirinos managed a solo shot early: (3) Let's do a mini deep dive as to why I continue to be quite bullish on catcher Jeferson Quero (BF's #8 prospect). We know he is young, he has the frame and body-type and athleticism to catch your attention but with his recent surge at the plate (1-for-3, 2 runs tonight batting in the three-hole) his defensive numbers really start to add punctuation. Quero, at age 19, is second in all of Minor League baseball with 30 caught steals. Tonight, he picked a runner off third base - I've seen him grab runners at first throughout the season and he's had several other near misses. He trusts his eyes, he's quick to his feet, and he has a cannon. Do not sleep on what is perhaps our most intriguing catching prospect in the system. Apologies, Jakson Reetz ...the Hype Train has more than one track! Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes West Michigan (Tigers) 1, Wisconsin 0 Box Score/Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please visit and review: Whitecaps Beat Rattlers 1-0 - Holton's RBI Single in Bottom of the Ninth Beats Wisconsin It was clear early, despite my conspiratorial trade suggestions in the Minor League Game Thread , the plan for LHP Antoine Kelly was quick work and then rest up for an upcoming Sunday opportunity in the MLB All-Star Futures game. Kelly was dealing early and often. Robbed of one strikeout on a pitch that must have caught too much Middle, he went three complete innings when all was said and done. Zero hits. 44 pitches. One walk and two strikeouts. Much to the pleasure of the Whitecaps' announcers, he was shelved and made way for RHP Joey Matulovich. Three Key Observations: (1) Tristan Peters came off a 7-for-24 series in South Bend and grabbed a single through the short stop and second base gap early in this one. He finished 1-for-4 on the evening. As noted by the Whitecaps' announcers, Tristan has been solid all year long; plays excellent defense; and has some speed on the base paths. He is absolutely a key reason the Timber Rattlers have had so much success in 2022 and with Carlos Rodriguez shelved for the season they are going to continue needing his consistent presence. (2) Hats off to Malutovich for his three complete innings of scoreless middle relief. Filling in for Kelly and his brief 'no hitter', Matulovich only surrendered a couple hits, did not walk a batter, and struck three men out. With Cam Robinson and Kent Hasler in Double-A, the T-Rats are going to need more outings like this. (3) He doesn't get mentioned often in our reports, but that isn't for lack of solid and meaningful production. Jose Acosta was acquired via trade with the Texas Rangers in late May and has been a solid and steady contributor at second base for the Timber Rattlers. After a 2-for-3 evening batting seventh, Acosta is batting 9-for-28 in eight games of action in July with a double, a home run, four walks, and four rbi's. He is fulfilling his role as a contributor lower in the order. It's a pleasant and unexpected surprise. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 1 , Tennessee (Cubs) 1 - POSTPONED: Top of the Fifth, Gabe Holt on first base, nobody out...play will resume 7/13 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please visit and review: Biloxi and Tennessee Suspended in the Fifth - Game Will Resume Wednesday 4:30pm CST This one was a battle of two solo shots - Biloxi's came from now Double-A HOF candidate, Andruw Monasterio . With Jakson Reetz promoted to Triple-A Nashville, the Shuckers better hope the red hot Monasterio remains with their ball club given Joey Wiemer 's ongoing woes. After tonight's first inning homer (his fourth since his re-assignment), he extended his hit streak to seven games: His batting average is now up to a ripe 0.412 and his OPS well over 1.000 in 51 Double-A AB's. He's a one-man wrecking crew in Biloxi. Briefly, kudos are also in order for TJ Shook who worked around a solo home run himself while surrendering only one more hit and two walks while striking out three batters over four complete innings. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Memphis (Cardinals) 2, Nashville 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Redbirds Clip Sounds in Series Opener - Sounds Lead Redbirds by 5.5 Games in International League West Division Cardinals' LHP Steven Matz most likely saw his last rehab outing before heading to the big club and he dominated the Sounds bats on a beautiful muggy evening in Nashville. In 4 1/3 complete innings of two-hit, two walk, seven strikeout work, Matz gave way to the Redbirds' bullpen who held on - avoiding any chance at a Sounds comeback when Weston Wilson popped out weakly to first base with the bases juiced and two down in the bottom of the eighth. This game was filled with a lot of strikeouts and a lot of walks for Sounds batters. Ultimately, they couldn't get the big hit when they needed it. Three Key Observations: (1) In a juxtaposition of what it's like to head down to Double-A versus what it's like to head up to Triple-A, we have the parallel and ongoing cases of the above-mentioned Monasterio and the recently Triple-A promoted Jackson Reetz. How about heading up a level and facing a veteran MLB pitcher, Mr. Reetz? How about doing so while playing left field in a new ballpark? Such was the case in his first action for Nashville in 2022. Reetz ultimately finished 0-for-3 with a strikeout, ground out, fly out and took a key full count HBP off his left elbow (ouch!) giving the Sounds a chance to walk in their first run of the evening. All told, this was a decent night of getting his feet wet for the up-and-comer. (2) It was apparent early and often: neither ball club was all too enthused with home plate umpire, Matt Winter. I tend to agree with both ball clubs. The zone was quite mysterious - balls below the knees were strikes and balls. Balls off the outside stripe were balls and strikes. There were simply way too many questionable calls and way too many batters left befuddled and complaining walking back to the dugout. Hopefully, it was just an off night. I can still hear the faint chirping echoing forth from each dugout. (3) We've talked about the Sounds bullpen all year and why change now? After starter RHP Dylan File conceded two runs (the only Redbirds runs of the evening) during a prolonged 26 pitch second inning, he was pulled and the impeccable Sounds bullpen work began. Seven complete shutout innings adds another feather into an already plumage-laden bullpen cap. I'll highlight the bounce back 1 1/3 shutdown two strikeout innings of work from Lucas Erceg and the flawless eighth inning two strikeout work from consistently overlooked RHP Matt Hardy. Hardy doesn't wow you with size or stature but he certainly delivers results and a beautiful mullet. Further hats off to him for getting his first strikeout after Weston Wilson biffed a fly ball just inside the dugout - it's a play Weston should have made and, thankfully, Hardy didn't flinch. That drop was emblematic of Wilson's 0-for-4 two strikeout night. That's a wrap for today's Minor League Report. Keep in mind, the DSL and ACL affiliates will have the day off tomorrow so we will feature the Brewers Low-A through Triple-A clubs. We'll see Stiven Cruz and Israel Puello taking the mound for Carolina and Wisconsin in the morning hours while Nick Bennett and Ethan Small will take the mound in the evening. And, remember, the completion of tonight's Biloxi game will be on a mini double-header docket in Tennessee tomorrow - this will most likely begin with a Biloxi bullpen arm. As always, thanks for reading! 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  11. Transactions: None Officially Special Note: This just in (HERE) via our very own @ARobsBrewCrew: *** There were no DSL or ACL Brewers Affiliate Games today...stay tuned tomorrow as the young men will be looking to get back at it. All four squads will be taking the diamond throughout the day. Until then, here's a little bit of ACL Zen: *** Carolina Pre-Game Notes Final: Fayetteville (Astros) 8, Carolina 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please visit and review: Carolina Comes up Short in 8-5 Loss to Fayetteville - The Mudcats Went 0-for-10 with Runners in Scoring Position in Wednesday's Series Tying Loss I was hoping to see young Alexander Cornielle take the next step in his pitching development for his 2022 season. Instead, and unfortunately, I watched his worst outing of the year. All told, Alexander only made it 2 2/3 innings surrendering six runs on six hits (two 2-run HR's), three walks, and four punch outs. Let's hope he can bounce back in his next outing. Coming into this one he had been executing quite well since his maligned first outing where an error led to five runs and an early exit. The Mudcats did attempt their best to rally back into things late with one of their patented late-inning outbursts, but, unfortunately, their ninth inning mini-rally fell short after Jesus Chirinos hit into a game-ending double play. Further Notes: Not pictured above, but worthy of mention is Zach Raabe and his three walk and two run outing. Jackson Chourio finished 0-for-5 leaving five men on base while doing so. It's not often we see a goose egg with Chourio, but an 0-for-5 with no strikeouts is a good 0-for-5 in my book. Eduardo Garcia continued his recent run of excellence. From my side of the fence, his most noteworthy stat tonight is two free passes to one strikeout. His one absolutely necessary area of growth moving forward is plate discipline. This being said, he has been fantastic of late and it is awesome to witness. Jeferson Quero continues his offensive resurgence with a 2-for-4 outing with a walk and a run Hedbert Perez hit his 12th double of the season and continued his recent run of extra base hits. Here's hoping for a potent second-half! 0-for10 with RISP is not a number the Mudcats will want to repeat in the weeks ahead. It's dueling 8-5 final scores in Five County. The Mudcats took it 8-5 yesterday, the Woodpeckers 8-5 tonight. What will tomorrow bring? Stay tuned! *** Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Game 1: Cedar Rapids (Twins) 6, Wisconsin 2 Box Score / Game Log Game 2: Wisconsin 3, Cedar Rapids 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please visit and review: Game 1: Kernels Beat Wisconsin 6-2 in Conclusion of Tuesday's Game - Cedar Rapids 5-0 Lead Too Big for Timber Rattlers this Time Game 2: Warren Homers & Jarvis Strikes Out Ten in Wisconsin Win - Timber Rattlers Take 7-Inning Game 3-1 from Cedar Rapids Well, the T-Rats managed to win the remaining 6 innings of game 1, 2-1 but the opening 0-5 hole was too much to overcome. Miguel Guerrero and Tyler GIllies gave their all to close the game after Zach Mort's rough start the evening prior. The two combined for six innings of work with a mere single earned run allowed, two hits, two walks, and seven strikeouts. The mini two-run rally came in the bottom of the eighth as Tyler Black and Ethan Murray led the inning with back-to-back singles and were eventually plated by singles from Tristan Peters and Zavier Warren, respectively. That was all there was to it on the day, however, as both teams failed to get baserunners around third and home in the ninth inning. A special mention should be given to Tyler Gillies as he went three full scoreless and effective innings - his longest outing since 2019 and further showing his recovery process is evolving. Game 2 was an entirely different affair altogether as Justin Jarvis returned to his dominant form completing five full innings of one hit and ten strikeout ball. Cam Robinson did his thing grabbing his 18th Save of the season in a scoreless 7th. On the offensive side of things, it was definitely a top of the order performance: 6-for-14 combined for Tyler Black, Ethan Murray, Joe Gray Jr., Tristan Peters, and Zavier Warren. Black, Peters, and Warren each plate a run with Warren providing the pop with a 2-run homer - his 4th of the season. Extra special for Zavier: his Mom and Aunt were in attendance for the games. How awesome is that? Here's the early Tristan Peters infield single that scored the first run in the early going: All in all, the day was about Rattlers pitching: 13 innings pitched and a mere three hits allowed. Hear ye', hear ye'. Keep it coming with the Cam Robinson hype. I'm here for it 24/7. Your extra special Home-based Post-Game(s) podcast: Split Decision on a Positive Day (with Kyle Lobner and Chris Mehring). AND, our beloved full-game YouTube highlights: You just have to love those Timber Rattlers Home slates! It's a real special Minor League treat to get these full-game YouTube highlights - you'd be hard-pressed to find an organization that does it better postgame than the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers organization. Given pitching was the name of the game today, let's close today's T-Rats coverage with an homage to pitching stud Antoine Kelly with a secondary special tip of the cap to T-Rats pitching coach, Will Schierholz, who truly is doing a fantastic job in 2022: *** Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 7, Mississippi (Braves) 6 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please visit and review: Down to FInal Strike Reetz Walk-Off Homer Stuns M-Braves - Monasterio Drives in Three While Tying Franchise Record Andruw Monasterio began his Shuckers career a perfect 6-for-6. This tied former Shuckers Garrett Cooper (2015) and Dustin DeMuth (2016) for the Shuckers franchise record for consecutive hits. In his first at bat, in his second game as a Shucker, he blasted a 2-run homer over the wall in left field plating Noah Campbell who led the Shuckers' first frame with a walk: Andruw did prove his mortality by managing a fly out in his seventh at bat. A collective sigh was heard in the streets of Biloxi and children wailed at the ball park. The streak ended. BUT, alas, the game continued. Proving it isn't always how hard you hit it, Andruw later demonstrated sometimes you just need to make contact: Victor Castaneda struggled in an abbreviated 2 2/3 start (his second intentional condensed outing since his IL return) needing 73 pitches to collect his eighth out. Taylor Floyd came on in relief and his 2 1/3 scoreless, hitless, walk-less innings helped set the tone as he passed the ball to Harold Chirino. All told, Taylor and Harold didn't strike a single batter out but they relied on their defense and the defense provided all they needed. Nash Walters came on in the eighth inning and he showcased his change-up to good effect. Nash started his year strictly working his fastball and slider but, since that time, he has added his curve and change-up to the mix. I am eager to watch his outings in the games ahead as he looks on the cusp of some dominant relief work. What will he need to do this? Locate. Locate. Locate. Still too many 1-0 and 2-0 counts. But, the stuff is there. Zach Vennaro seemed to struggle with his slider a bit tonight and with a consistently very tight strikezone he was forced to try and work his fastball to three consecutive lefty bats. Ultimately, he was done in by a two-run bomb on a pitch that called for up and in. But not enough up and not enough in: This led to a sudden 6-5 deficit. Fear not, Jakson was in waiting in the wings. Jakson will get the majority of tonight's publicity, and rightfully so, but let us not overlook the work of Thomas Dillard. I've mentioned it a couple of time in my reports and I'm going to mention it again now: he's gotten better as the year has progressed. He is starting to heat up at the dish - 3-for-5 tonight - and his BA and OPS are rising as a result. 0.231 and 0.740, respectively. He stayed relevant all season with his impeccable ability to draw walks. Well, other pieces of the puzzle are starting to fit. He's a joy to watch. Joey Wiemer looked frustrated and uncomfortable at the plate. This is the first time I can say this to date. This will be a test of his ability to find and work his way out of this mini-slump. Several off-speed and breaking pitches were his demise tonight - he looked overeager and as though he hoped to meet and greet a misplaced fastball. He adjusted earlier in the season. I expect the same in the weeks ahead. This being said, manning center field again tonight, he made a very nice break on a shallow liner in the later innings and made the diving catch. All eyes are on you, Joey. No pressure. Where for art thou Gabe Holt? For that matter, where for art thou Sal Frelick? Ahhhh, the mysteries of Minor League injuries persist. Both remain 'Active' and, yet, both remain absent. To this end, is it me or has Garrett Mitchell been on the 7-Day IL since May? I hope to see each and every one these Shuckers very soon. Noah Campbell's recent hitting streak may have come to an end but his offensive impact continues: Ok. Let's take a peak at the view from the Hype Train. What's missing from this glorious scenery is the 1-2 count. The preceding pitch was a 91 mph fastball up and in Jakson swung on and missed violently. There's nothing like getting out ahead of an off-speed breaking pitch and carrying it deep over the wall in left field with one arm. What. A. Stud: *** Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 8, Indianapolis (Pirates) 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Complete Comeback to Even Series - Nashville Erases 4-0 Deficit for Come-from-Behind Win It certainly isn't often you witness Jon Singleton drive in Tyler White via a triple. But, I swear to you: I saw this phenomenon. And, my goodness it was beautiful. Jon continued his recent run of excellent results at the plate. I love to see it. Caleb Boushley managed to work his way through a 3-run inning but ultimately gave his club five complete - not his sharpest outing but he kept his team in it and his teammates answered in kind. All told, Caleb finished his evening with five complete innings, working around seven hits and a couple walks, with six key strikeouts and the four earned runs. Not his best outing by any measure but enough to allow his team to chip back into it and ultimately ahead. Further Notes: Yay for a Weston Wilson 3-for-3 outing. Man, was he due. Toss in a walk, two runs, and a rbi and Weston had to have felt some relief post-game. Here's to more production like this! He may have been slumping in recent games but let us not forget, after tonight’s three-hit evening, he's third on the Sounds ball club with 15 multi-hit games. An early absolutely key at bat of the game was Pablo Reyes' two-run jack. Let's take a peak (Oh, hey! That's Weston Wilson on base): The unsung and consistent work of the Nashville bullpen. Is there any bullpen arm more unsung than RHP Matt Hardy? (who, by the way, just continues to get people out): Patrick Dorrian with his first knock as a Sound. Congrats! It was a big insurance chopper with the infield in: I mentioned the Jon Singleton triple. Well, he also knocked in the go-ahead run with a single in the seventh inning. He's heating up, folks. The results may not be what he has hoped for (or fans were hoping for, more likely) but I am telling you: his impact on the field and in the clubhouse is undeniable. I'm glad he's in the Brewers organization. I have all the faith in the world in his talents. One of my Sounds bullpen favorites and recent Brewers call-up, Peter Strzelecki, picked up his second save with a scoreless three-strikeout ninth. When he deals, he deals. I hope to see him back with the big club at some point this season. *** Tune in tomorrow as Israel Puello gets his first start on a Wisconsin Timber Rattler mound. Additionally, Our DSL and ACL affiliates take the diamond after a well-deserved 'day off'. Dylan File will take the Hill in Nashville, Miguel Segura at Five County Stadium, and, well, Biloxi is 'TBD'. As always, thanks for reading! Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Arizona Complex League Scoreboard Dominican Summer League Scoreboard Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth
  12. Kudos to any of you Johnny Cash fans. Given his 2022 season and tonight's two-run walk-off blast over the wall in left field (that probably left many in my farmhouse wondering what all the hootin' and hollerin' was about), Jakson Reetz did it again. It's hard to fathom the depth of 2021 Minor League Free Agent signings impacting the Brewers organization in 2022. Speaking of which, Andruw Monasterio (signed in November of 2021) began his Shuckers career 6-for-6 with a 2-for-2 start to tonight's contest including a two-run blast in the first inning. That doesn't even sniff at Jonny Davis, Jason Alexander, Abraham Almonte, Jon Singleton, Tyler White, Tyler Herb, Trevor Kelley, and Hobie Harris etc. This just in: The Milwaukee Brewers personnel and player development departments are really good at their jobs. On to the reports! Transactions: None Officially Special Note: This just in (HERE) via our very own @ARobsBrewCrew: *** There were no DSL or ACL Brewers Affiliate Games today...stay tuned tomorrow as the young men will be looking to get back at it. All four squads will be taking the diamond throughout the day. Until then, here's a little bit of ACL Zen: *** Carolina Pre-Game Notes Final: Fayetteville (Astros) 8, Carolina 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please visit and review: Carolina Comes up Short in 8-5 Loss to Fayetteville - The Mudcats Went 0-for-10 with Runners in Scoring Position in Wednesday's Series Tying Loss I was hoping to see young Alexander Cornielle take the next step in his pitching development for his 2022 season. Instead, and unfortunately, I watched his worst outing of the year. All told, Alexander only made it 2 2/3 innings surrendering six runs on six hits (two 2-run HR's), three walks, and four punch outs. Let's hope he can bounce back in his next outing. Coming into this one he had been executing quite well since his maligned first outing where an error led to five runs and an early exit. The Mudcats did attempt their best to rally back into things late with one of their patented late-inning outbursts, but, unfortunately, their ninth inning mini-rally fell short after Jesus Chirinos hit into a game-ending double play. Further Notes: Not pictured above, but worthy of mention is Zach Raabe and his three walk and two run outing. Jackson Chourio finished 0-for-5 leaving five men on base while doing so. It's not often we see a goose egg with Chourio, but an 0-for-5 with no strikeouts is a good 0-for-5 in my book. Eduardo Garcia continued his recent run of excellence. From my side of the fence, his most noteworthy stat tonight is two free passes to one strikeout. His one absolutely necessary area of growth moving forward is plate discipline. This being said, he has been fantastic of late and it is awesome to witness. Jeferson Quero continues his offensive resurgence with a 2-for-4 outing with a walk and a run Hedbert Perez hit his 12th double of the season and continued his recent run of extra base hits. Here's hoping for a potent second-half! 0-for10 with RISP is not a number the Mudcats will want to repeat in the weeks ahead. It's dueling 8-5 final scores in Five County. The Mudcats took it 8-5 yesterday, the Woodpeckers 8-5 tonight. What will tomorrow bring? Stay tuned! *** Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Game 1: Cedar Rapids (Twins) 6, Wisconsin 2 Box Score / Game Log Game 2: Wisconsin 3, Cedar Rapids 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please visit and review: Game 1: Kernels Beat Wisconsin 6-2 in Conclusion of Tuesday's Game - Cedar Rapids 5-0 Lead Too Big for Timber Rattlers this Time Game 2: Warren Homers & Jarvis Strikes Out Ten in Wisconsin Win - Timber Rattlers Take 7-Inning Game 3-1 from Cedar Rapids Well, the T-Rats managed to win the remaining 6 innings of game 1, 2-1 but the opening 0-5 hole was too much to overcome. Miguel Guerrero and Tyler GIllies gave their all to close the game after Zach Mort's rough start the evening prior. The two combined for six innings of work with a mere single earned run allowed, two hits, two walks, and seven strikeouts. The mini two-run rally came in the bottom of the eighth as Tyler Black and Ethan Murray led the inning with back-to-back singles and were eventually plated by singles from Tristan Peters and Zavier Warren, respectively. That was all there was to it on the day, however, as both teams failed to get baserunners around third and home in the ninth inning. A special mention should be given to Tyler Gillies as he went three full scoreless and effective innings - his longest outing since 2019 and further showing his recovery process is evolving. Game 2 was an entirely different affair altogether as Justin Jarvis returned to his dominant form completing five full innings of one hit and ten strikeout ball. Cam Robinson did his thing grabbing his 18th Save of the season in a scoreless 7th. On the offensive side of things, it was definitely a top of the order performance: 6-for-14 combined for Tyler Black, Ethan Murray, Joe Gray Jr., Tristan Peters, and Zavier Warren. Black, Peters, and Warren each plate a run with Warren providing the pop with a 2-run homer - his 4th of the season. Extra special for Zavier: his Mom and Aunt were in attendance for the games. How awesome is that? Here's the early Tristan Peters infield single that scored the first run in the early going: All in all, the day was about Rattlers pitching: 13 innings pitched and a mere three hits allowed. Hear ye', hear ye'. Keep it coming with the Cam Robinson hype. I'm here for it 24/7. Your extra special Home-based Post-Game(s) podcast: Split Decision on a Positive Day (with Kyle Lobner and Chris Mehring). AND, our beloved full-game YouTube highlights: You just have to love those Timber Rattlers Home slates! It's a real special Minor League treat to get these full-game YouTube highlights - you'd be hard-pressed to find an organization that does it better postgame than the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers organization. Given pitching was the name of the game today, let's close today's T-Rats coverage with an homage to pitching stud Antoine Kelly with a secondary special tip of the cap to T-Rats pitching coach, Will Schierholz, who truly is doing a fantastic job in 2022: *** Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 7, Mississippi (Braves) 6 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please visit and review: Down to FInal Strike Reetz Walk-Off Homer Stuns M-Braves - Monasterio Drives in Three While Tying Franchise Record Andruw Monasterio began his Shuckers career a perfect 6-for-6. This tied former Shuckers Garrett Cooper (2015) and Dustin DeMuth (2016) for the Shuckers franchise record for consecutive hits. In his first at bat, in his second game as a Shucker, he blasted a 2-run homer over the wall in left field plating Noah Campbell who led the Shuckers' first frame with a walk: Andruw did prove his mortality by managing a fly out in his seventh at bat. A collective sigh was heard in the streets of Biloxi and children wailed at the ball park. The streak ended. BUT, alas, the game continued. Proving it isn't always how hard you hit it, Andruw later demonstrated sometimes you just need to make contact: Victor Castaneda struggled in an abbreviated 2 2/3 start (his second intentional condensed outing since his IL return) needing 73 pitches to collect his eighth out. Taylor Floyd came on in relief and his 2 1/3 scoreless, hitless, walk-less innings helped set the tone as he passed the ball to Harold Chirino. All told, Taylor and Harold didn't strike a single batter out but they relied on their defense and the defense provided all they needed. Nash Walters came on in the eighth inning and he showcased his change-up to good effect. Nash started his year strictly working his fastball and slider but, since that time, he has added his curve and change-up to the mix. I am eager to watch his outings in the games ahead as he looks on the cusp of some dominant relief work. What will he need to do this? Locate. Locate. Locate. Still too many 1-0 and 2-0 counts. But, the stuff is there. Zach Vennaro seemed to struggle with his slider a bit tonight and with a consistently very tight strikezone he was forced to try and work his fastball to three consecutive lefty bats. Ultimately, he was done in by a two-run bomb on a pitch that called for up and in. But not enough up and not enough in: This led to a sudden 6-5 deficit. Fear not, Jakson was in waiting in the wings. Jakson will get the majority of tonight's publicity, and rightfully so, but let us not overlook the work of Thomas Dillard. I've mentioned it a couple of time in my reports and I'm going to mention it again now: he's gotten better as the year has progressed. He is starting to heat up at the dish - 3-for-5 tonight - and his BA and OPS are rising as a result. 0.231 and 0.740, respectively. He stayed relevant all season with his impeccable ability to draw walks. Well, other pieces of the puzzle are starting to fit. He's a joy to watch. Joey Wiemer looked frustrated and uncomfortable at the plate. This is the first time I can say this to date. This will be a test of his ability to find and work his way out of this mini-slump. Several off-speed and breaking pitches were his demise tonight - he looked overeager and as though he hoped to meet and greet a misplaced fastball. He adjusted earlier in the season. I expect the same in the weeks ahead. This being said, manning center field again tonight, he made a very nice break on a shallow liner in the later innings and made the diving catch. All eyes are on you, Joey. No pressure. Where for art thou Gabe Holt? For that matter, where for art thou Sal Frelick? Ahhhh, the mysteries of Minor League injuries persist. Both remain 'Active' and, yet, both remain absent. To this end, is it me or has Garrett Mitchell been on the 7-Day IL since May? I hope to see each and every one these Shuckers very soon. Noah Campbell's recent hitting streak may have come to an end but his offensive impact continues: Ok. Let's take a peak at the view from the Hype Train. What's missing from this glorious scenery is the 1-2 count. The preceding pitch was a 91 mph fastball up and in Jakson swung on and missed violently. There's nothing like getting out ahead of an off-speed breaking pitch and carrying it deep over the wall in left field with one arm. What. A. Stud: *** Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 8, Indianapolis (Pirates) 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Complete Comeback to Even Series - Nashville Erases 4-0 Deficit for Come-from-Behind Win It certainly isn't often you witness Jon Singleton drive in Tyler White via a triple. But, I swear to you: I saw this phenomenon. And, my goodness it was beautiful. Jon continued his recent run of excellent results at the plate. I love to see it. Caleb Boushley managed to work his way through a 3-run inning but ultimately gave his club five complete - not his sharpest outing but he kept his team in it and his teammates answered in kind. All told, Caleb finished his evening with five complete innings, working around seven hits and a couple walks, with six key strikeouts and the four earned runs. Not his best outing by any measure but enough to allow his team to chip back into it and ultimately ahead. Further Notes: Yay for a Weston Wilson 3-for-3 outing. Man, was he due. Toss in a walk, two runs, and a rbi and Weston had to have felt some relief post-game. Here's to more production like this! He may have been slumping in recent games but let us not forget, after tonight’s three-hit evening, he's third on the Sounds ball club with 15 multi-hit games. An early absolutely key at bat of the game was Pablo Reyes' two-run jack. Let's take a peak (Oh, hey! That's Weston Wilson on base): The unsung and consistent work of the Nashville bullpen. Is there any bullpen arm more unsung than RHP Matt Hardy? (who, by the way, just continues to get people out): Patrick Dorrian with his first knock as a Sound. Congrats! It was a big insurance chopper with the infield in: I mentioned the Jon Singleton triple. Well, he also knocked in the go-ahead run with a single in the seventh inning. He's heating up, folks. The results may not be what he has hoped for (or fans were hoping for, more likely) but I am telling you: his impact on the field and in the clubhouse is undeniable. I'm glad he's in the Brewers organization. I have all the faith in the world in his talents. One of my Sounds bullpen favorites and recent Brewers call-up, Peter Strzelecki, picked up his second save with a scoreless three-strikeout ninth. When he deals, he deals. I hope to see him back with the big club at some point this season. *** Tune in tomorrow as Israel Puello gets his first start on a Wisconsin Timber Rattler mound. Additionally, Our DSL and ACL affiliates take the diamond after a well-deserved 'day off'. Dylan File will take the Hill in Nashville, Miguel Segura at Five County Stadium, and, well, Biloxi is 'TBD'. As always, thanks for reading! Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Arizona Complex League Scoreboard Dominican Summer League Scoreboard Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth View full article
  13. Transactions: There was a bit of action in the player movement department including another unexpected and, frankly, sad retirement. (Retroactive to 6/27) INF Pablo Reyes was optioned back to Nashville from Milwaukee INF Andruw Monasterio was assigned to Biloxi from Nashville RHP Trevor Kelley was optioned back to Triple-A Nashville from the Brewers RHP Israel Puello was assigned/promoted () to Wisconsin from Carolina INF Antonio Pinero was activated from the 7-Day IL returning to the Timber Rattlers' active roster RHP Edrian Robinson of ACL Brewers Blue was placed on the 60-Day IL LHP Scott Sunitsch began his rehab assignment with the ACL Brewers Gold RHP Jolon Zhao handed in his walking papers and retired *** Let's kick off our DSL coverage with an homage to our very own @damuelle who gave us this little DSL nugget in the Minor League Game Thread earlier today: An awesome day in the DSL for our two Brewers squads. Let's recap... DSL Brewers 1 4 , DSL White Sox 2: Daniel (quoted above) gave you the Jhonny Severino teaser. With that double and triple in today's 3-for-5 lead-off line, he is now 8-for-13 over his last three contests. The BA is up to 0.255 and the OPS is creeping toward 0.800 at 0.772. One of our current Brewer Fanatic favorites in Luis Lara continues to perform extremely consistently and extremely well. Today was no different as Luis went 2-for-5 and is now rocking a 0.352 BA with a 0.939 OPS in 72 at bats. In addition to the fine work from Osbriel Mogollon , we saw fine scoreless work from Leonardo Rivera and Jesael Cabrera who pitched five combined scoreless innings. This is three straight victories for the DSL Brewers 1 who have improved to 6 and 12 in their early going. DSL Brewers 2 5, DSL Phillies White 3: Reybert Reyes had a 1 1/3 inning four hit and three run hiccup (including two straight hit batters before departing in the eighth) allowing the Phillies back into the game late. Reyes can thank his running mate Nelson Cuevas for preventing further damage and ensuring a victory to get back to 0.500 at 9-9. Cuevas shut the Phillies down with a closing scoreless 1 2/3 innings. It was shutdown work at first but Nelson worked for it in the end - the drama included consecutive singles, a hit batter, bases loaded drama and a throw at home. Let's hit the showers and call it a 'W'! Whewwww. Perhaps most pleasant in this victory was the multiple hit performances from the bottom-of-the-order and sub 0.200 hitters Demetrio Nadal and Mendy Ferreira. A hard fought if unexpected victory. *** Let's kick off our ACL games with some tasty tasty highlights from RHP Phil Silverio's work last week versus the ACL Royals. ACL White Sox 7, ACL Brewers Gold 4: Let's start with a tip of our proverbial hats to up and coming OF Luis Castillo. With today's 1-for-4 outing (1 rbi, 1 triple), he continues to rake: 0.397 BA and 1.145 OPS in 58 at bats. Quite an intriguing beginning for the 18-year-old prospect. Of note in the pitching realm: Ryan Middendorf completed another scoreless inning - 4 1/3 total. A small sample but a good result. So far, Ryan's unscored upon with a WHIP sub-1.00. And, in his first rehab outing Scott Sunitsch opened with a scoreless one hit, one strikeout inning. Kudos for a successful return! ACL Brewers Blue 3, ACL D-Backs Red 0: A shutout is always worthy of a deeper dive. Seven complete innings of 3 hit, 8 strikeout ball. Anthony Perez started this gem out with five unblemished three hit innings including four strikeouts. Perhaps most impressive is the Brewers Blue did not give out a single walk in the entire outing. Following Perez, Leoni Cruz (at his age of 24 looking to get promoted) completed a scoreless three strikeout inning while Quinton Low pitched another scoreless frame to close out the game. Offensively, the bats were relatively quiet but it was enough. And, special mention will go to OF 19-year-old Venezuelan Jamal Zalm whose 0-for-1 two walk outing brought two key runs across the dish. *** Final: Carolina 8, Fayetteville (Astros) 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please visit and review: Mudcats Win See-Saw Battle 8-5 to End Skid - Eduardo Garcia Led the Way While Going 3-for-4 with Three RBI in Carolina's Series Opening Victory Versus Fayetteville Let's talk about the 2-1-2-3 run output to close this baby out. That's the stuff. Coming on late but coming on. That's how you end the 6-game skid. Let's keep it rolling! Eduardo Garcia gets the sound bite with his 3-for-4 evening but let's also recognize Jackson Chourio's triple (his fifth) and Jesus Chirinos two-hit night with three rbi's. Junior Montero gets the victory in this one but it came at the price of a blown save. Michele Vassalotti continues his resurgence. After a recent bout of challenged outings, Vassalotti has now gone three straight outings of three combined innings with zero runs and six punch outs. That's what we became accustomed to and it feels quite nice to see its return. Let's talk about Carlos Rodriguez. He continues his run of excellence. In five outings in June, the Mudcats' Ace has now pitched to the tune of 21 1/3 innings, 10 hits, 11 walks, 25 k's, 5 runs, 2 HR's, 1 HB, 0.149 BAA, 0.98 WHIP, 2.11 ERA. Folks, he's a stud. We are seeing a trend. Let's not forget: He ended May with a better k:bb ratio, yes, but the ERA is now floating on a two-month 2.05 average. May and June combined we are looking at 55 k's to 15 bb's. The word I would prefer to use here is 'zesty'. Let me close with a Hedbert Perez missile from last week. Because, well, nobody else in the Brewers' minors has done this: *** Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes POSTPONED: Cedar Rapids (Twins) 5, Wisconsin 0 - SUSPENDED in the Third Inning Abbreviated Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please visit and review: Rattlers and Kernels Suspended on Tuesday - Cedar Rapids Led 5-0 When Rain Halts Game This game had an unwelcome feeling as Zach Mort was struggling through three innings of five hit and two walk ball. He did manage the three strikeouts but the five runs - including a two-run homer to the second batter he faced - had put his team in a hole. The T-Rats managed to scatter three hits but plated nary a runner. Hence, we'll pick this back up tomorrow and follow with a seven inning game to complete the now double-header. *** Before we get into Biloxi's comeback win let's honor Shucker C/OF/DH Jakson Reetz (thank you@Mass Haas: See Thread Here). As the resident Conductor (self-proclaimed) of the Jakson 'Hype Train', let us all take a moment to honor his weekly reward: Southern League Player of the Week. The young man has been such an absolute joy to watch in 2022. Please tune in. He somehow continues to go relatively unnoticed and undervalued in our community of fans. Can we name another player in the system who would put out this incredible output in Double-A over a half a season with as little fanfare or recognition? Former third round pick. New organization (only his second). Just turned 26 in January of 2022. Crushing it. On to tonight's victory! Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 3, Mississippi (Braves) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please visit and review: Biloxi Kicks Off Second Half with 3-2 Comeback Win - Luna Spins Four Scoreless Frames to Earn Victory We'll look past the caught stealing, the pick off at first base, and the throwing error. A 4-for-4 evening at the dish after being sent down to help bolster the Double-A troops is worthy of a spotlight. It didn't result in any runs or rbi's but it set the tone. So did this: Andruw Monasterio: we salute you! Further mention is in order for Kent Hasler's scoreless 1 2/3 innings that handed the ball to Carlos Luna who was phenomenal. I've said it before: Luna has the toolkit it's simply a matter of control. One walk in four innings will get the job done. Fantastic work tonight from Luna! Sometimes a rally takes an opportunistic hit and some timely courage. How about this tying run: What does winning baseball look like? You saw the Mike Guerrero send of Felix Valerio above - a great call and a heck of a jump and slide from Valerio. Well, let's take a look at Jason Lopez getting the jump to score the winning run off of Noah Campbell's sacrifice fly: I sense bigger and better things for Biloxi in their second half - after all they struggled with in the first few months, they still had their chance for an automatic post-season bid. Tonight was a fantastic beginning. Let's keep rooting them on. *** If we're going to celebrate Reetz above, we're definitely going to celebrate Ethan Small right here: International League Pitcher of the Week. A much needed bounce-back performance versus Gwinnett Saturday to give his lone start of the week a special shine. This was the Small we grew to love before his call-up; it's simply reassuring to know it is absolutely still in there. Here's to more of these types of celebrated outings in the weeks ahead! Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Indianapolis (Pirates) 6, Nashville 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Fall to Indians in Series Opener - Sounds Welcome 18 Millionth Fan in Franchise History As if Ben Gamel hasn't done enough damage versus the Brewers, he had to continue his ridiculous trend versus the Sounds? His two-run jack in the second inning off the ever-struggling Alec Bettinger helped push the Indy lead to 4-0. Beyond Bettinger's continued struggles, we can look to the combined 0-15 output from Pablo Reyes, Brice Turang, Pedro Severino, and David Dahl in the 1-4 slots as a significant reason for the offensive struggles. The hitless quartet did manage three walks but tempered this with six strikeouts. A mere run crossed on their behalf. This being said, Turnag continued to flash his defensive prowess: It's a shame the aforementioned 1-4 slots couldn't get the bats churning even just a little bit. Mark Mathias (3-for-3), Jon Singelton (2-for-4), and Mario Feliciano (2-for-4) were ready and willing in the 5-7 slots. Special mention shall go to Singleton who knocked in all three rbi's including his 10th home run jack (a two-run shot) to right field: A tip of the proverbial cap will also go to Tyler Herb . Tyler has struggled in recent starts but his stellar relief work (5 ip, 4 hits, 7 k's, 0 ER) allowed Nashville to stay within striking distance. It simply wasn't to be tonight in the series opener. Let's hope the Sounds can pick it back up tomorrow. *** And that's a wrap for Tuesday evening down on the Farm. Stay tuned tomorrow as the T-Rats look to come back and then take two in their now double-header. To that end, we know we'll see Justin Jarvis take the mound at some point. Alex Cornielle, Victor Castaneda, and Caleb Boushley will also be taking the Hill, respectively, in the evening. These are quality arms to lead our squads toward hopeful victories. As always, thanks for reading! Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Arizona Complex League Scoreboard Dominican Summer League Scoreboard Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth
  14. Can't you see the sunshine? Can't you just feel the moonshine? I can. Carolina wins again! Those Eastern Pines are whispering sweet songs of victory - their first in seven games. In Wisconsin, the Timber Rattlers escape an early 5-0 deficit...err...um via a weather delayed suspended game. Carlos Luna gives the Shuckers four fabulous innings of relief ensuring the comeback victory. Nashville can't escape the early ongoing troubles of Alec Bettinger (BUT, hey, I did get my dominant Tyler Herb fix...all was not lost). Further down the ladder some very intriguing pitching work in our ACL and DSL contests. Let's get into the recaps! Transactions: There was a bit of action in the player movement department including another unexpected and, frankly, sad retirement. (Retroactive to 6/27) INF Pablo Reyes was optioned back to Nashville from Milwaukee INF Andruw Monasterio was assigned to Biloxi from Nashville RHP Trevor Kelley was optioned back to Triple-A Nashville from the Brewers RHP Israel Puello was assigned/promoted () to Wisconsin from Carolina INF Antonio Pinero was activated from the 7-Day IL returning to the Timber Rattlers' active roster RHP Edrian Robinson of ACL Brewers Blue was placed on the 60-Day IL LHP Scott Sunitsch began his rehab assignment with the ACL Brewers Gold RHP Jolon Zhao handed in his walking papers and retired *** Let's kick off our DSL coverage with an homage to our very own @damuelle who gave us this little DSL nugget in the Minor League Game Thread earlier today: An awesome day in the DSL for our two Brewers squads. Let's recap... DSL Brewers 1 4 , DSL White Sox 2: Daniel (quoted above) gave you the Jhonny Severino teaser. With that double and triple in today's 3-for-5 lead-off line, he is now 8-for-13 over his last three contests. The BA is up to 0.255 and the OPS is creeping toward 0.800 at 0.772. One of our current Brewer Fanatic favorites in Luis Lara continues to perform extremely consistently and extremely well. Today was no different as Luis went 2-for-5 and is now rocking a 0.352 BA with a 0.939 OPS in 72 at bats. In addition to the fine work from Osbriel Mogollon , we saw fine scoreless work from Leonardo Rivera and Jesael Cabrera who pitched five combined scoreless innings. This is three straight victories for the DSL Brewers 1 who have improved to 6 and 12 in their early going. DSL Brewers 2 5, DSL Phillies White 3: Reybert Reyes had a 1 1/3 inning four hit and three run hiccup (including two straight hit batters before departing in the eighth) allowing the Phillies back into the game late. Reyes can thank his running mate Nelson Cuevas for preventing further damage and ensuring a victory to get back to 0.500 at 9-9. Cuevas shut the Phillies down with a closing scoreless 1 2/3 innings. It was shutdown work at first but Nelson worked for it in the end - the drama included consecutive singles, a hit batter, bases loaded drama and a throw at home. Let's hit the showers and call it a 'W'! Whewwww. Perhaps most pleasant in this victory was the multiple hit performances from the bottom-of-the-order and sub 0.200 hitters Demetrio Nadal and Mendy Ferreira. A hard fought if unexpected victory. *** Let's kick off our ACL games with some tasty tasty highlights from RHP Phil Silverio's work last week versus the ACL Royals. ACL White Sox 7, ACL Brewers Gold 4: Let's start with a tip of our proverbial hats to up and coming OF Luis Castillo. With today's 1-for-4 outing (1 rbi, 1 triple), he continues to rake: 0.397 BA and 1.145 OPS in 58 at bats. Quite an intriguing beginning for the 18-year-old prospect. Of note in the pitching realm: Ryan Middendorf completed another scoreless inning - 4 1/3 total. A small sample but a good result. So far, Ryan's unscored upon with a WHIP sub-1.00. And, in his first rehab outing Scott Sunitsch opened with a scoreless one hit, one strikeout inning. Kudos for a successful return! ACL Brewers Blue 3, ACL D-Backs Red 0: A shutout is always worthy of a deeper dive. Seven complete innings of 3 hit, 8 strikeout ball. Anthony Perez started this gem out with five unblemished three hit innings including four strikeouts. Perhaps most impressive is the Brewers Blue did not give out a single walk in the entire outing. Following Perez, Leoni Cruz (at his age of 24 looking to get promoted) completed a scoreless three strikeout inning while Quinton Low pitched another scoreless frame to close out the game. Offensively, the bats were relatively quiet but it was enough. And, special mention will go to OF 19-year-old Venezuelan Jamal Zalm whose 0-for-1 two walk outing brought two key runs across the dish. *** Final: Carolina 8, Fayetteville (Astros) 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please visit and review: Mudcats Win See-Saw Battle 8-5 to End Skid - Eduardo Garcia Led the Way While Going 3-for-4 with Three RBI in Carolina's Series Opening Victory Versus Fayetteville Let's talk about the 2-1-2-3 run output to close this baby out. That's the stuff. Coming on late but coming on. That's how you end the 6-game skid. Let's keep it rolling! Eduardo Garcia gets the sound bite with his 3-for-4 evening but let's also recognize Jackson Chourio's triple (his fifth) and Jesus Chirinos two-hit night with three rbi's. Junior Montero gets the victory in this one but it came at the price of a blown save. Michele Vassalotti continues his resurgence. After a recent bout of challenged outings, Vassalotti has now gone three straight outings of three combined innings with zero runs and six punch outs. That's what we became accustomed to and it feels quite nice to see its return. Let's talk about Carlos Rodriguez. He continues his run of excellence. In five outings in June, the Mudcats' Ace has now pitched to the tune of 21 1/3 innings, 10 hits, 11 walks, 25 k's, 5 runs, 2 HR's, 1 HB, 0.149 BAA, 0.98 WHIP, 2.11 ERA. Folks, he's a stud. We are seeing a trend. Let's not forget: He ended May with a better k:bb ratio, yes, but the ERA is now floating on a two-month 2.05 average. May and June combined we are looking at 55 k's to 15 bb's. The word I would prefer to use here is 'zesty'. Let me close with a Hedbert Perez missile from last week. Because, well, nobody else in the Brewers' minors has done this: *** Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes POSTPONED: Cedar Rapids (Twins) 5, Wisconsin 0 - SUSPENDED in the Third Inning Abbreviated Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please visit and review: Rattlers and Kernels Suspended on Tuesday - Cedar Rapids Led 5-0 When Rain Halts Game This game had an unwelcome feeling as Zach Mort was struggling through three innings of five hit and two walk ball. He did manage the three strikeouts but the five runs - including a two-run homer to the second batter he faced - had put his team in a hole. The T-Rats managed to scatter three hits but plated nary a runner. Hence, we'll pick this back up tomorrow and follow with a seven inning game to complete the now double-header. *** Before we get into Biloxi's comeback win let's honor Shucker C/OF/DH Jakson Reetz (thank you@Mass Haas: See Thread Here). As the resident Conductor (self-proclaimed) of the Jakson 'Hype Train', let us all take a moment to honor his weekly reward: Southern League Player of the Week. The young man has been such an absolute joy to watch in 2022. Please tune in. He somehow continues to go relatively unnoticed and undervalued in our community of fans. Can we name another player in the system who would put out this incredible output in Double-A over a half a season with as little fanfare or recognition? Former third round pick. New organization (only his second). Just turned 26 in January of 2022. Crushing it. On to tonight's victory! Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 3, Mississippi (Braves) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please visit and review: Biloxi Kicks Off Second Half with 3-2 Comeback Win - Luna Spins Four Scoreless Frames to Earn Victory We'll look past the caught stealing, the pick off at first base, and the throwing error. A 4-for-4 evening at the dish after being sent down to help bolster the Double-A troops is worthy of a spotlight. It didn't result in any runs or rbi's but it set the tone. So did this: Andruw Monasterio: we salute you! Further mention is in order for Kent Hasler's scoreless 1 2/3 innings that handed the ball to Carlos Luna who was phenomenal. I've said it before: Luna has the toolkit it's simply a matter of control. One walk in four innings will get the job done. Fantastic work tonight from Luna! Sometimes a rally takes an opportunistic hit and some timely courage. How about this tying run: What does winning baseball look like? You saw the Mike Guerrero send of Felix Valerio above - a great call and a heck of a jump and slide from Valerio. Well, let's take a look at Jason Lopez getting the jump to score the winning run off of Noah Campbell's sacrifice fly: I sense bigger and better things for Biloxi in their second half - after all they struggled with in the first few months, they still had their chance for an automatic post-season bid. Tonight was a fantastic beginning. Let's keep rooting them on. *** If we're going to celebrate Reetz above, we're definitely going to celebrate Ethan Small right here: International League Pitcher of the Week. A much needed bounce-back performance versus Gwinnett Saturday to give his lone start of the week a special shine. This was the Small we grew to love before his call-up; it's simply reassuring to know it is absolutely still in there. Here's to more of these types of celebrated outings in the weeks ahead! Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Indianapolis (Pirates) 6, Nashville 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Fall to Indians in Series Opener - Sounds Welcome 18 Millionth Fan in Franchise History As if Ben Gamel hasn't done enough damage versus the Brewers, he had to continue his ridiculous trend versus the Sounds? His two-run jack in the second inning off the ever-struggling Alec Bettinger helped push the Indy lead to 4-0. Beyond Bettinger's continued struggles, we can look to the combined 0-15 output from Pablo Reyes, Brice Turang, Pedro Severino, and David Dahl in the 1-4 slots as a significant reason for the offensive struggles. The hitless quartet did manage three walks but tempered this with six strikeouts. A mere run crossed on their behalf. This being said, Turnag continued to flash his defensive prowess: It's a shame the aforementioned 1-4 slots couldn't get the bats churning even just a little bit. Mark Mathias (3-for-3), Jon Singelton (2-for-4), and Mario Feliciano (2-for-4) were ready and willing in the 5-7 slots. Special mention shall go to Singleton who knocked in all three rbi's including his 10th home run jack (a two-run shot) to right field: A tip of the proverbial cap will also go to Tyler Herb . Tyler has struggled in recent starts but his stellar relief work (5 ip, 4 hits, 7 k's, 0 ER) allowed Nashville to stay within striking distance. It simply wasn't to be tonight in the series opener. Let's hope the Sounds can pick it back up tomorrow. *** And that's a wrap for Tuesday evening down on the Farm. Stay tuned tomorrow as the T-Rats look to come back and then take two in their now double-header. To that end, we know we'll see Justin Jarvis take the mound at some point. Alex Cornielle, Victor Castaneda, and Caleb Boushley will also be taking the Hill, respectively, in the evening. These are quality arms to lead our squads toward hopeful victories. As always, thanks for reading! Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Arizona Complex League Scoreboard Dominican Summer League Scoreboard Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth View full article
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