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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 - RHP Matt Hardy placed on AAA Nashville’s temporarily inactive list - 23-year-old RHP Caden Lemons released from Low-A Carolina (last pitched in May 2021, after missing previous 2 1/2 seasons with injures / Covid cancellation) Folks may forget Lemons was the 46th overall pick by the Brewers in 2017 out of an Alabama high school. We wish Caden the best going forward. 2019 - Missed the season after undergoing right hip surgery on 8/6, later underwent left hip surgery on 10/14 that year. 2020 - Covid happens 2021 - Injured after just four appearances with Carolina, underwent Tommy John surgery in June 2022 - Was reportedly throwing bullpens in June of 2022, but did not return to an active roster Here's the 2nd round list from the draft in '17. Not exactly dripping with players on their way to stardom. Drafting is such a crapshoot, my goodness, though UW-Milwaukee's Daulton Varsho 22 picks later sure would have been nice. We're seeing some of the various activations from the injured lists for the full-season squads, all formalities unrelated to the actual health of each player, although Black and Smith are set for Arizona Fall League action. - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers activated 2B Tyler Black. - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers activated CF Carlos Rodriguez from the 7-day injured list. - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers activated 2B Ashton McGee from the 7-day injured list. - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers activated RHP Justin Bullock from the 7-day injured list. - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers activated LHP Russell Smith. - Carolina Mudcats activated RHP Michele Vassalotti from the 7-day injured list. - Carolina Mudcats activated RHP Miguel Segura from the 7-day injured list. Final: Louisville (Reds) 6, Nashville 4 Via the Sounds' site, game details, and we encourage readers to review affiliate write-ups as part of your Link Report routine: Sounds Break Strikeout Record, Drop Series Finale - Marcus Walden Records Sounds’ 1,237 Strikeout This Season, Most in Nashville History Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log The three-run burst in the 9th detailed in the summary made it interesting late, but clearly there was a bit of celebration carryover early on for this noon affair. "Opener" starter Robbie Baker is a minor league free agent to be, barring a re-sign with Milwaukee. Veteran Marcus Walden signed a two-year minor league deal in June and is slated to be back. Cam Devanney, what a season...now rocking AAA. Late consideration for a 40-man spot? Hopefully, we see Sal Frelick back on Tuesday, Nashville's next scheduled game. Enjoy your rare Minor League-free Sunday, folks. Go Brewers, Braves, and Rockies! Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth
  4. Our report today provides the details on Nashville's first game post-clinch, but the focus is on the transaction wire, including a goodbye to the Crew's 2nd round pick in 2017, RHP Caden Lemons, who made only 17 appearances as a Brewers farmhand, and only four in full-season ball. Image courtesy of BrewerFanatic Transactions - RHP Matt Hardy placed on AAA Nashville’s temporarily inactive list - 23-year-old RHP Caden Lemons released from Low-A Carolina (last pitched in May 2021, after missing previous 2 1/2 seasons with injures / Covid cancellation) Folks may forget Lemons was the 46th overall pick by the Brewers in 2017 out of an Alabama high school. We wish Caden the best going forward. 2019 - Missed the season after undergoing right hip surgery on 8/6, later underwent left hip surgery on 10/14 that year. 2020 - Covid happens 2021 - Injured after just four appearances with Carolina, underwent Tommy John surgery in June 2022 - Was reportedly throwing bullpens in June of 2022, but did not return to an active roster Here's the 2nd round list from the draft in '17. Not exactly dripping with players on their way to stardom. Drafting is such a crapshoot, my goodness, though UW-Milwaukee's Daulton Varsho 22 picks later sure would have been nice. We're seeing some of the various activations from the injured lists for the full-season squads, all formalities unrelated to the actual health of each player, although Black and Smith are set for Arizona Fall League action. - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers activated 2B Tyler Black. - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers activated CF Carlos Rodriguez from the 7-day injured list. - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers activated 2B Ashton McGee from the 7-day injured list. - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers activated RHP Justin Bullock from the 7-day injured list. - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers activated LHP Russell Smith. - Carolina Mudcats activated RHP Michele Vassalotti from the 7-day injured list. - Carolina Mudcats activated RHP Miguel Segura from the 7-day injured list. Final: Louisville (Reds) 6, Nashville 4 Via the Sounds' site, game details, and we encourage readers to review affiliate write-ups as part of your Link Report routine: Sounds Break Strikeout Record, Drop Series Finale - Marcus Walden Records Sounds’ 1,237 Strikeout This Season, Most in Nashville History Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log The three-run burst in the 9th detailed in the summary made it interesting late, but clearly there was a bit of celebration carryover early on for this noon affair. "Opener" starter Robbie Baker is a minor league free agent to be, barring a re-sign with Milwaukee. Veteran Marcus Walden signed a two-year minor league deal in June and is slated to be back. Cam Devanney, what a season...now rocking AAA. Late consideration for a 40-man spot? Hopefully, we see Sal Frelick back on Tuesday, Nashville's next scheduled game. Enjoy your rare Minor League-free Sunday, folks. Go Brewers, Braves, and Rockies! Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth View full article
  5. Sunday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Wilson and Devanney, as well as Esteury Ruiz, Jon Singleton and Clayton Andrews, with honorable mentions to Trevor Gott and Jonathan Davis. Transactions: N/A Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 8, Jacksonville 5 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: Sounds Take Series With Sunday Victory Nashville stormed back from early deficits of 3-0 and 4-1 to grab this series-clinching win. After the Jumbo Shrimp scored three runs on three hits off starting RHP Marcus Walden (4 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 3 Ks) in the top of the 3rd inning, 1B Weston Wilson (2-for-2, HR, walk, HBP, RBI, SB) was in the thick of the comeback contributions. Wilson led off the bottom of the 3rd inning with a single, stole second base, moved to third on an error and scored on an OF Sal Frelick sacrifice fly. The 4th inning saw a Jacksonville solo homer re-establish their three-run lead, then a two-run blast by SS Cam Devanney (2-for-5, HR, 3 RBIs) and solo shot by Wilson to knot the game 4-4. After LHP Ethan Small entered in relief with a clean 5th inning, OF Esteury Ruiz (2-for-5, double, RBI, SB) doubled, stole third (his 79th stolen base of 2022) and scored on a two-out, RBI single by DH/1B Jon Singleton (2-for-4, walk, RBI) to give the Sounds their first lead. Sensational relief work from rehabbing RHP Trevor Gott (1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 4 Ks) covered most of the 6th and 7th innings, before OF Jonathan Davis (3-for-5, double), Ruiz, Singleton and Devanney collected consecutive hits to lead off the bottom of the 7th inning, opening up the game 8-4. Reliable RHP Hobie Harris collected his sixth save of 2022, working around a single in a scoreless 9th inning. Three Quick Strikes: Frelick didn’t collect a hit or a walk in this game, but a 1st inning hit-by-pitch was enough to extend his on-base streak to 35 games. The teams combined to collect five stolen bases (three by the Sounds: Frelick, Wilson, Ruiz), with no runners caught. The victory gave Nashville a 4-2 series win, but victories elsewhere by Columbus and Toledo mean that the Sounds’ first place advantage remains 4.5 games and 5.0 games over the two pursuers. Nashville has nine games remaining, Toledo 10 and Columbus 11. Toledo actually hosts Columbus for seven games this week, so hopefully they damage each other’s pursuit. Friday’s outlook: Nashville (85-55) travels to face Reds’ affiliate Louisville (56-85), with RHP Victor Castaneda scheduled to make his second AAA start (6 IP, 3 R, 2 Ks in his first start) of 2022 Monday’s contest. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Pensacola 5, Biloxi 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Shuckers’ Win Streak is Snapped at Nine Games A Sunday win in its season finale would have given Biloxi a 10-game winning streak and clinched a winning season, but alas it wasn’t meant to be and the team finished 67-68 in an up-and-down 2022 campaign. Making his second start of the week, RHP Carlos Luna (5 IP, 4 R, 9 H, 1 BB, 6 Ks) held up well through four innings, but three doubles and a single in the 5th inning gave Pensacola a 4-1 lead which it would not relinquish. OF Tristen Lutz (1-for-4, HR, RBI) had homered in the top of that 5th inning to tie the game 1-1, the second consecutive game in which he homered. SS Ethan Murray (1-for-3, double) and OF Terence Doston (1-for-2, walk, RBI) led an attempted 7th inning comeback with a double and RBI single, respectively, but a C Jason Lopez fly out to center field ended that threat with the Shuckers still down 4-2. The team did not register any baserunners in the 8th or 9th innings as it clearly ran out of gas. Speaking of Lopez, he nabbed a runner with a nice throw earlier in the game. Despite the loss, the Shuckers still won the road series 5-1. Three Quick Strikes and a Concern: 25-year old LHP Clayton Andrews (2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 5 Ks) ended the season on a very promising note, retiring six of seven batters, with five of them going down via strikeout. 18-year old OF Jackson Chourio’s thrilling 2022 season ended with this 0-for-4, 2K effort against the Blue Wahoos. Rest assured, he’ll come back with a vengeance to conquer AA baseball next season. Pensacola outhit Biloxi 11-to-3 in this contest and its own season will continue as it qualified for the playoffs by virtue of winning the First Half title. We’ve no word on the status of 25-year old 1B Thomas Dillard, who didn’t play in this final series after going 2-for-4 last week Sunday, last seen drawing an intentional walk as the designated hitter. Hopefully he’s healthy, as the team has an interesting decision on AA vs. AAA placement for 2023 (in what will be his 5th season of minor league ball), given his .755 OPS, supported by 81 walks (though with 157 strikeouts). We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. There’s no rest for the weary, as Nashville is immediately back in action today, Monday. Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Links for affiliate audio Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth
  6. The first place Sounds battled back from an early deficit thanks to homers from Cam Devanney and Weston Wilson. Biloxi’s win streak ended at nine games in its season finale, despite another Tristen Lutz blast. Image courtesy of BrewerFanatic Sunday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Wilson and Devanney, as well as Esteury Ruiz, Jon Singleton and Clayton Andrews, with honorable mentions to Trevor Gott and Jonathan Davis. Transactions: N/A Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 8, Jacksonville 5 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: Sounds Take Series With Sunday Victory Nashville stormed back from early deficits of 3-0 and 4-1 to grab this series-clinching win. After the Jumbo Shrimp scored three runs on three hits off starting RHP Marcus Walden (4 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 3 Ks) in the top of the 3rd inning, 1B Weston Wilson (2-for-2, HR, walk, HBP, RBI, SB) was in the thick of the comeback contributions. Wilson led off the bottom of the 3rd inning with a single, stole second base, moved to third on an error and scored on an OF Sal Frelick sacrifice fly. The 4th inning saw a Jacksonville solo homer re-establish their three-run lead, then a two-run blast by SS Cam Devanney (2-for-5, HR, 3 RBIs) and solo shot by Wilson to knot the game 4-4. After LHP Ethan Small entered in relief with a clean 5th inning, OF Esteury Ruiz (2-for-5, double, RBI, SB) doubled, stole third (his 79th stolen base of 2022) and scored on a two-out, RBI single by DH/1B Jon Singleton (2-for-4, walk, RBI) to give the Sounds their first lead. Sensational relief work from rehabbing RHP Trevor Gott (1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 4 Ks) covered most of the 6th and 7th innings, before OF Jonathan Davis (3-for-5, double), Ruiz, Singleton and Devanney collected consecutive hits to lead off the bottom of the 7th inning, opening up the game 8-4. Reliable RHP Hobie Harris collected his sixth save of 2022, working around a single in a scoreless 9th inning. Three Quick Strikes: Frelick didn’t collect a hit or a walk in this game, but a 1st inning hit-by-pitch was enough to extend his on-base streak to 35 games. The teams combined to collect five stolen bases (three by the Sounds: Frelick, Wilson, Ruiz), with no runners caught. The victory gave Nashville a 4-2 series win, but victories elsewhere by Columbus and Toledo mean that the Sounds’ first place advantage remains 4.5 games and 5.0 games over the two pursuers. Nashville has nine games remaining, Toledo 10 and Columbus 11. Toledo actually hosts Columbus for seven games this week, so hopefully they damage each other’s pursuit. Friday’s outlook: Nashville (85-55) travels to face Reds’ affiliate Louisville (56-85), with RHP Victor Castaneda scheduled to make his second AAA start (6 IP, 3 R, 2 Ks in his first start) of 2022 Monday’s contest. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Pensacola 5, Biloxi 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Shuckers’ Win Streak is Snapped at Nine Games A Sunday win in its season finale would have given Biloxi a 10-game winning streak and clinched a winning season, but alas it wasn’t meant to be and the team finished 67-68 in an up-and-down 2022 campaign. Making his second start of the week, RHP Carlos Luna (5 IP, 4 R, 9 H, 1 BB, 6 Ks) held up well through four innings, but three doubles and a single in the 5th inning gave Pensacola a 4-1 lead which it would not relinquish. OF Tristen Lutz (1-for-4, HR, RBI) had homered in the top of that 5th inning to tie the game 1-1, the second consecutive game in which he homered. SS Ethan Murray (1-for-3, double) and OF Terence Doston (1-for-2, walk, RBI) led an attempted 7th inning comeback with a double and RBI single, respectively, but a C Jason Lopez fly out to center field ended that threat with the Shuckers still down 4-2. The team did not register any baserunners in the 8th or 9th innings as it clearly ran out of gas. Speaking of Lopez, he nabbed a runner with a nice throw earlier in the game. Despite the loss, the Shuckers still won the road series 5-1. Three Quick Strikes and a Concern: 25-year old LHP Clayton Andrews (2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 5 Ks) ended the season on a very promising note, retiring six of seven batters, with five of them going down via strikeout. 18-year old OF Jackson Chourio’s thrilling 2022 season ended with this 0-for-4, 2K effort against the Blue Wahoos. Rest assured, he’ll come back with a vengeance to conquer AA baseball next season. Pensacola outhit Biloxi 11-to-3 in this contest and its own season will continue as it qualified for the playoffs by virtue of winning the First Half title. We’ve no word on the status of 25-year old 1B Thomas Dillard, who didn’t play in this final series after going 2-for-4 last week Sunday, last seen drawing an intentional walk as the designated hitter. Hopefully he’s healthy, as the team has an interesting decision on AA vs. AAA placement for 2023 (in what will be his 5th season of minor league ball), given his .755 OPS, supported by 81 walks (though with 157 strikeouts). We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. There’s no rest for the weary, as Nashville is immediately back in action today, Monday. Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Links for affiliate audio Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth View full article
  7. If you are wearied by the ongoing woeful performances at the MLB level, fear not, there is plenty to be excited about down on the farm. Let's get into the reports. Image courtesy of Brewer Fanatic Jeferson Quero , once again, did it all for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Throw a runner out on a perfect throw to second base? Check. Hit the game-winning 2-run homer in another multi-hit performance? Check. Call for the game winning off-speed pitch very much pleasing his shutdown specialist, RHP James Meeker , for a game-sealing strikeout? Check. Get this man in the Top 100 MLB prospects please. My goodness, we are witnessing greatness growing before our very eyes. Oh, and two other games were played (Carolina ran into the weather gods). Transactions: None Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes (No Media Notes were offered for today's game - this is yesterday's piece for those still interested) Final: Charlotte (White Sox) 9, Nashville 8 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Lipka's Two Homers Not Enough in Charlotte - Outfielder Collects First Career Multi-Homer Game in Loss to Charlotte You won't see this mentioned in the post-game presser, but I've talked about quite a bit recently and, well, that's because it continues to rear its head: the struggles of LHP Ethan Small are no longer a blip on the radar. He gave up multiple leads in a very ugly outing - yet again putting his team behind the eight ball. This is now a serious problem in 2022. At this point, we can only hope he gets the rest and reflection he needs and he continues to work tirelessly toward seriously developing and implementing his third and fourth pitches. It doesn't matter how impactful your fastball and change-up combinations are as a starting pitcher when you can't find the plate with any regularity. All told, he completes 4 2/3 IP, 10 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 HR, 8 ER. His ERA moves to 4.53 on the year and his record falls to 6-6. It's been hard to watch. We can only hope he finds some semblance of his former form in the Sounds playoff push. Three Quick Strikes: 1) It was really wonderful to see Matt Lipka bounce back from a failed opportunity to cash in on a bases loaded situation earlier in the game - it was a big moment and it ended with a fly out. It obviously would have been really wonderful if a victory could have been paired with his first career multi-homer game, but recognition is deserved as the nine-hole hitter pulled the game within one run twice as the Sounds attempted their comeback bid. It wasn't to be this night in Charlotte, but he deserves special recognition and I'm giving it here. 2) Two more walks to one strikeout for OF Joey Wiemer . I am so here for this late-season development. This is the type of batting discipline that, if carried into 2023, could completely alter his career. That's now a 15:26 K:BB ratio. I'm tracking this until it's all said and done in 2022. We know the power stroke is there. We know the defense and speed and arm are there. But, this development opens up all sorts of interesting possibilities for his impact in a lineup. May it continue into his 30's! 3) I could defer to discussing the up and down nature of RHP Jake Cousins in 2022 (a pivotal HR surrendered proved very costly), but rather I'll passively mention it and bounce to the games of C Pedro Severino and INF Cam Devanney. Both men provided key AB's in key spots all game long. Severino, in particular, has been very hot of late and now has seven multi-hit games for the Sounds - 3-for-4, 2 2B, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB. Devanney follows through with a huge debut (2-for-5, 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 K) - including the go-ahead (at the time) two-run jack over the wall in left field Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Mississippi (Braves) 13, Biloxi 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please visit and review: Déjà Vu: Shuckers Fall 13-2 for Second Straight Night - Valerio Goes Perfect 4-for-4 Three Quick Strikes: 1) There actually was a meaningful Shuckers highlight in this one to pull the game within 5-2: At this point, a mini-rally was certainly on the menu. It was right there in the 'Appetizer' section. RHP Harold Chirino did his part with two scoreless frames. It was still 5-2 headed to the eight. And, then, well it didn't go so well. 2) INF Felix Valerio is making a mini push to end what has been a mostly frustrating 2022 campaign on a more positive note. He started his 2022 campaign quite well but has never seen the same successful output since he injured himself months ago sliding into second base. Tonight he managed a 4-for-4 outing. Considering what I witnessed in the 8th and 9th frames, I'll take it! We need some positive takeaways. 3) Keeping the good mojo rolling, I want to formally acknowledge the ongoing work of OF Garrett Whitley who continues to give it his all in Biloxi and continues to perform admirably. It can't be easy for the former first round pick to have been sent down in the first place - especially considering Nashville is deep in a playoff push. However, it's worth point out: despite the ongoing Shuckers woes, Whitley keeps showing up. He continues to showcase his speed and athleticism in the outfield and on the base paths. He's hitting at a decent clip (0.250 BA/ 0.803 OPS) and his body language continues to be upbeat and positive. I hope the recent T-Rats call-ups take notice and pick his brain. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Wisconsin 4, Beloit (Marlins) 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please visit and review: Quero Plays Hero with Late Home Run - Rattler Catcher's Eighth-Inning Homer Pushes Rattlers Past Beloit With no day game tomorrow, we get a beloved Post Game Podcast Full Game Highlights Here: Talk about snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. We have a new super prospect in town, folks, and his name is Jeferson Quero. I've been hinting at this for quite a bit, but, to see it unfolding before my very eyes in real time is just a sight to behold. He's hinted at the possibility of being an elite prospect for months. He's nibbled at it while maintaining an incredibly high floor. Well, what we're seeing at the close of the 2022 season should give each and every one of us joyous pause. This smash was after a very questionable strike one call high and inside on a breaking ball. Quero did not like the call. He collected himself admirably. And, well, won the game. 104 mph off the bat and out of the ballpark: Three Quick Strikes: 1) OF Jackson Chourio was dropped a spot in the batting order (3rd) to make way for rehabbing Mike Brosseau (who definitely looks healthy and ready to move back to the Brewers). All told, he struck out twice, hit into a double play, and made other inconsequential contact in a rare tepid outing for the young man - though, it should be noted he performed quite well defensively in center field. Between he and Joe Gray Jr. (batting 5th), they stranded 12 men on base going a combined 1-for-8, 3 K, 0 BB, and 1 3B. Let's at least take a look at Gray Jr's moonshot to the wall in deep right center field. I only wish he could find these swings and these types of results more often with men on base: 2) I remember a time, earlier in the Wisconsin season, when Joe Ayrault had RHP's Cam Robinson, Kent Hasler and James Meeker in his bullpen. This actually happened. A man can dream of a full-season of T-Rats baseball featuring this bullpen. Take a quick look at Meeker's 16th Save for the Rattlers here. Notice the competitive fire between he and Quero. This is everything you want as a fan of these full-season affiliates: 3) RHP Israel Puello has pitched much better in his last two outings - a more enjoyable experience all around, to be sure. But, he still has that propensity to lose his form and give out free passes. Given his unorthodox arm slot and lower velocity, like RHP Ryne Moore (who remains on the shelf), pinpoint accuracy is absolutely key to his deceptive pitching craft A prime example of what can happen when he loses the plate was his six straight balls to start the sixth inning. This led to a hanging off-speed pitch that was carried up and out over the left field wall. A 1-1 game was suddenly 3-1. He did manage to complete the fifth frame, a testament to his resilience. All told, his pitching line read 5 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 1 HR, 5 K, 3 ER. Carolina versus Myrtle Beach was postponed. We'll have updated notes on if and when this game will be rescheduled (end of season and all). Before we leave, however, take a quick sneak peak at RHP Fernando Olguin's latest and greatest outing for the Mudcats in the recent piggyback shutdown work off of RHP Logan Henderson's start : That's a wrap for me this week. We're back to an all evening slate tomorrow and my eyes will be on two young hurlers: Jacob Misiorowski in his second trip to the mound for Carolina and Alexander Cornielle looking to keep it rolling in Wisconsin. Both young guns are extremely exciting in extremely different ways. Nashville, down 0-2 in Charlotte, is still 'TBD' as is Biloxi as they trail the Braves 0-2. Tune in and support these young players as they chase their dreams. 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
  8. Jeferson Quero , once again, did it all for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Throw a runner out on a perfect throw to second base? Check. Hit the game-winning 2-run homer in another multi-hit performance? Check. Call for the game winning off-speed pitch very much pleasing his shutdown specialist, RHP James Meeker , for a game-sealing strikeout? Check. Get this man in the Top 100 MLB prospects please. My goodness, we are witnessing greatness growing before our very eyes. Oh, and two other games were played (Carolina ran into the weather gods). Transactions: None Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes (No Media Notes were offered for today's game - this is yesterday's piece for those still interested) Final: Charlotte (White Sox) 9, Nashville 8 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Lipka's Two Homers Not Enough in Charlotte - Outfielder Collects First Career Multi-Homer Game in Loss to Charlotte You won't see this mentioned in the post-game presser, but I've talked about quite a bit recently and, well, that's because it continues to rear its head: the struggles of LHP Ethan Small are no longer a blip on the radar. He gave up multiple leads in a very ugly outing - yet again putting his team behind the eight ball. This is now a serious problem in 2022. At this point, we can only hope he gets the rest and reflection he needs and he continues to work tirelessly toward seriously developing and implementing his third and fourth pitches. It doesn't matter how impactful your fastball and change-up combinations are as a starting pitcher when you can't find the plate with any regularity. All told, he completes 4 2/3 IP, 10 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 HR, 8 ER. His ERA moves to 4.53 on the year and his record falls to 6-6. It's been hard to watch. We can only hope he finds some semblance of his former form in the Sounds playoff push. Three Quick Strikes: 1) It was really wonderful to see Matt Lipka bounce back from a failed opportunity to cash in on a bases loaded situation earlier in the game - it was a big moment and it ended with a fly out. It obviously would have been really wonderful if a victory could have been paired with his first career multi-homer game, but recognition is deserved as the nine-hole hitter pulled the game within one run twice as the Sounds attempted their comeback bid. It wasn't to be this night in Charlotte, but he deserves special recognition and I'm giving it here. 2) Two more walks to one strikeout for OF Joey Wiemer . I am so here for this late-season development. This is the type of batting discipline that, if carried into 2023, could completely alter his career. That's now a 15:26 K:BB ratio. I'm tracking this until it's all said and done in 2022. We know the power stroke is there. We know the defense and speed and arm are there. But, this development opens up all sorts of interesting possibilities for his impact in a lineup. May it continue into his 30's! 3) I could defer to discussing the up and down nature of RHP Jake Cousins in 2022 (a pivotal HR surrendered proved very costly), but rather I'll passively mention it and bounce to the games of C Pedro Severino and INF Cam Devanney. Both men provided key AB's in key spots all game long. Severino, in particular, has been very hot of late and now has seven multi-hit games for the Sounds - 3-for-4, 2 2B, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB. Devanney follows through with a huge debut (2-for-5, 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 K) - including the go-ahead (at the time) two-run jack over the wall in left field Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Mississippi (Braves) 13, Biloxi 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please visit and review: Déjà Vu: Shuckers Fall 13-2 for Second Straight Night - Valerio Goes Perfect 4-for-4 Three Quick Strikes: 1) There actually was a meaningful Shuckers highlight in this one to pull the game within 5-2: At this point, a mini-rally was certainly on the menu. It was right there in the 'Appetizer' section. RHP Harold Chirino did his part with two scoreless frames. It was still 5-2 headed to the eight. And, then, well it didn't go so well. 2) INF Felix Valerio is making a mini push to end what has been a mostly frustrating 2022 campaign on a more positive note. He started his 2022 campaign quite well but has never seen the same successful output since he injured himself months ago sliding into second base. Tonight he managed a 4-for-4 outing. Considering what I witnessed in the 8th and 9th frames, I'll take it! We need some positive takeaways. 3) Keeping the good mojo rolling, I want to formally acknowledge the ongoing work of OF Garrett Whitley who continues to give it his all in Biloxi and continues to perform admirably. It can't be easy for the former first round pick to have been sent down in the first place - especially considering Nashville is deep in a playoff push. However, it's worth point out: despite the ongoing Shuckers woes, Whitley keeps showing up. He continues to showcase his speed and athleticism in the outfield and on the base paths. He's hitting at a decent clip (0.250 BA/ 0.803 OPS) and his body language continues to be upbeat and positive. I hope the recent T-Rats call-ups take notice and pick his brain. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Wisconsin 4, Beloit (Marlins) 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please visit and review: Quero Plays Hero with Late Home Run - Rattler Catcher's Eighth-Inning Homer Pushes Rattlers Past Beloit With no day game tomorrow, we get a beloved Post Game Podcast Full Game Highlights Here: Talk about snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. We have a new super prospect in town, folks, and his name is Jeferson Quero. I've been hinting at this for quite a bit, but, to see it unfolding before my very eyes in real time is just a sight to behold. He's hinted at the possibility of being an elite prospect for months. He's nibbled at it while maintaining an incredibly high floor. Well, what we're seeing at the close of the 2022 season should give each and every one of us joyous pause. This smash was after a very questionable strike one call high and inside on a breaking ball. Quero did not like the call. He collected himself admirably. And, well, won the game. 104 mph off the bat and out of the ballpark: Three Quick Strikes: 1) OF Jackson Chourio was dropped a spot in the batting order (3rd) to make way for rehabbing Mike Brosseau (who definitely looks healthy and ready to move back to the Brewers). All told, he struck out twice, hit into a double play, and made other inconsequential contact in a rare tepid outing for the young man - though, it should be noted he performed quite well defensively in center field. Between he and Joe Gray Jr. (batting 5th), they stranded 12 men on base going a combined 1-for-8, 3 K, 0 BB, and 1 3B. Let's at least take a look at Gray Jr's moonshot to the wall in deep right center field. I only wish he could find these swings and these types of results more often with men on base: 2) I remember a time, earlier in the Wisconsin season, when Joe Ayrault had RHP's Cam Robinson, Kent Hasler and James Meeker in his bullpen. This actually happened. A man can dream of a full-season of T-Rats baseball featuring this bullpen. Take a quick look at Meeker's 16th Save for the Rattlers here. Notice the competitive fire between he and Quero. This is everything you want as a fan of these full-season affiliates: 3) RHP Israel Puello has pitched much better in his last two outings - a more enjoyable experience all around, to be sure. But, he still has that propensity to lose his form and give out free passes. Given his unorthodox arm slot and lower velocity, like RHP Ryne Moore (who remains on the shelf), pinpoint accuracy is absolutely key to his deceptive pitching craft A prime example of what can happen when he loses the plate was his six straight balls to start the sixth inning. This led to a hanging off-speed pitch that was carried up and out over the left field wall. A 1-1 game was suddenly 3-1. He did manage to complete the fifth frame, a testament to his resilience. All told, his pitching line read 5 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 1 HR, 5 K, 3 ER. Carolina versus Myrtle Beach was postponed. We'll have updated notes on if and when this game will be rescheduled (end of season and all). Before we leave, however, take a quick sneak peak at RHP Fernando Olguin's latest and greatest outing for the Mudcats in the recent piggyback shutdown work off of RHP Logan Henderson's start : That's a wrap for me this week. We're back to an all evening slate tomorrow and my eyes will be on two young hurlers: Jacob Misiorowski in his second trip to the mound for Carolina and Alexander Cornielle looking to keep it rolling in Wisconsin. Both young guns are extremely exciting in extremely different ways. Nashville, down 0-2 in Charlotte, is still 'TBD' as is Biloxi as they trail the Braves 0-2. Tune in and support these young players as they chase their dreams. 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
  9. Exciting 2022 second round draft pick Jacob Misiorowski lasted just five batters in his scheduled short debut for the Mudcats, who came back late to defeat Columbia in extra innings. Nashville’s early lead slipped away before the club scored two in the bottom of the 9th to walk off Memphis, the last on a Joey Wiemer full count walk. Wisconsin had no answers against Peoria, giving up 12 runs on 12 hits in a 12-3 defeat. Victor Castaneda kept Biloxi in the game over six solid innings, but the bullpen got rocked in an 8-2 loss to Rocket City. Thursday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Singleton, Perez, Quero, Devanney and Castaneda, with an honorable mention to Brice Turang. Transactions: OF Esteury Ruiz recalled to MLB Brewers from AAA Nashville RHP Luis Perdomo recalled to MLB Brewers from AAA Nashville RHP Noah Zavolas released from AA Biloxi (the 26-year old last pitched on August 5th and went on the season-ending injured list on August 11th) Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 6, Memphis 5 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: Sounds 'Walk' Off Redbirds 1B Jon Singleton (4-for-4, HR, walk, 3 RBIs) did the early heavy lifting, knocking in three runs in his first two at-bats, the latter a two-run bomb in the 3rd inning to stake the Sounds to a 4-0 lead. That’s his 22nd home run of 2022 to go along with an absurd 99 walks. The middle innings saw Memphis grab a 5-4 lead, though Nashville was just waiting for the bottom of the 9th inning to send the home crowd happy. Three consecutive singles from OF Sal Frelick (1-for-4, walk), SS Pablo Reyes (2-for-5, double) and 2B Brice Turang (3-for-5, RBI) tied the game at 5-5 before Memphis intentionally walked Singleton and then accidentally walked OF Joey Wiemer to end the game 6-5. How does Mr. Turang look at second base, you ask?: The victory gives Nashville a 2-1 series lead and keeps the team 2.5 games ahead of Columbus for first place in the division. Three Quick Strikes: A late scratch of RHP Dylan File forced RHP Marcus Walden (3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 2 Ks) into starting on short rest, though he managed very well over three shutout innings, before being lifted after two singles opened the 4th inning. RHPs JC Mejia, Hobie Harris and Trevor Kelley combined to throw four scoreless innings of relief, with Kelley earning the win for his effort. Pedro Severino was another bright spot, going 3-for-4 as Nashville outhit Memphis 14-8. RHPs Zack Brown and Jake Cousins struggled a bit in their combined two innings of work, conceding three runs (two earned) and allowing two inherited runners to score. Friday’s outlook: After just four games in AA, 23-year old LHP Robert Gasser (3.82 ERA in High-A/AA) will make his AAA debut for the Sounds, who aim to extend their series lead. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Rocket City 8, Biloxi 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Big Seventh Sink Shuckers Starting RHP Victor Castaneda (6 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 3 BB, 6 Ks) danced through traffic over six innings to give the Shuckers a chance, before the bullpen entered and the wheels came off in the bottom of the 7th inning. The offensive bright spot was SS Cam Devanney (2-for-4, HR, walk, RBI), who walked and scored in the 1st inning, then connected on his 19th homer of 2022 in the top of the 7th inning to tie the game 2-2. LHP Clayton Andrews’ post-injury road back to AAA may appear longer after retiring just two of the seven batters he faced and exiting with the club down 4-2 and the bases loaded. This was his fourth appearance of 2022 and second this year with Biloxi. Don’t worry Clayton – better days are ahead! Three Quick Strikes: Unfortunately, things didn’t get better when RHP Robbie Baker entered in relief of Andrews, as he beaned a batter on his first pitch, then gave up two singles as the deficit ballooned to 8-2. At least RHP Robbie Hitt added a scoreless inning with two strikeouts in his short work. The team went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base, but DH/2B Felix Valerio (1-for-2, 2 walks) reached base three times and six Shuckers collected at least one hit on the day. Biloxi’s led every game in the series (2-0 in Game One, 5-1 in Game Two, 1-0 in Game Three), but unfortunately appear to be out-gunned against this strong Rocket City club (73-50 record). Friday’s outlook: LHP Brandon Knarr gets the call to start on Friday, with Biloxi needing a repeat of his last outing (6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 6 Ks) to avoid a 4-0 series deficit. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Peoria 12, Wisconsin 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, details: Peoria Pounces on Wisconsin Miscues Wisconsin led this game 3-2 in the 4th inning on the strength of solo shots from DH/C Darrien Miller (1-for-4, HR, walk, RBI) and C Jeferson Quero (3-for-4, HR, walk, 2 RBIs), but the game was all Chiefs from that point. Starting RHP Israel Puello (5 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 3 Ks) struggled to hold that lead, giving up three consecutive hits in the bottom of the 4th inning as the team fell behind 4-3. Peoria grabbed four unearned runs against RHP Miguel Guerrero in a sloppy 6th inning, then another four runs off of struggling RHP Tyler Gillies in the 7th inning to extend their lead to 12-3. Three Quick Strikes: The Timber Rattlers loaded the bases with nobody out in the top of the 4th inning, but collected just one run after two strikeouts and an out on the bases, followed by Manager Joe Ayrault being ejected. There were unfortunately no highlights for OF Jackson Chourio on this 0-for-5 day, but it was a welcome sight to have him back manning center field for the first time since a recent injury. RHP Christian Tripp was solid in 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief and 2B Ethan Murray collected two singles on a 2-for-4 day. Friday’s outlook: RHP Alexander Cornielle (3.20 ERA in Low-A/High-A) will make his second High-A start (5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 8 Ks in his first one), trying to lead Wisconsin to a 3-1 series advantage. Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 7, Columbia 6 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats’ website, game details: Perez Hits Tenth Inning Walk-Off in 7-6 Victory The exciting debut of 2022 second round draft pick 20-year old RHP Jacob Misiorowski (1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 4 BB, 0 K) was a bit of a letdown, as he walked four of the five batters he faced and exited after 32 pitches. Of course, it was always going to be a short first appearance for Mr. Misiorowski. Spencer Michaelis (Twitter: @smichaelis234) summarized the performance as follows, “Well Misiorowski didn’t make it out of the 1st inning (pitch count). He got squeezed on a few that Trackman thought were strikes. Including on 3-2 to the lead off. Then he had an auto ball for a BB after a long 3-2 battle. Fastball was *very* lively and touched 100 though. Slider backed up on him a few times but also threw some pretty decent ones. Was very close to a 1-2-3 inning with the tight zone and auto ball. Baseball is a funny game sometimes. Most importantly, his pure stuff does look pretty special.” That said, the GAME was terrific, as Carolina battled back to tie Columbia three times, the last being a two-run 8th inning to send the contest into extras, in which the Mudcats prevailed 7-6 on a DH/OF Hedbert Perez (3-for-5, two doubles, 2 RBIs) run-scoring single to bring home OF Hendry Mendez. Mr. Perez was involved throughout, as he also doubled and scored to tie the game 3-3 in the 2nd inning, then drove home OF Luis Castillo (1-for-4, walk) with an RBI double in the 6th inning to narrow the deficit to 6-4. RHP Alexander Vallecillo (5 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 3 BB, 2 Ks) got the longman’s duty on this day, battling through five innings of three-run ball before exiting with the team down 6-4. The 8th inning rally started with walks by 1B Jesus Chirinos (1-for-3, two walks) and Castillo, followed by run-scoring singles from OF Eduarqui Fernandez (1-for-4, walk, RBI) and 3B Alberis Ferrer (1-for-2, walk, sac fly, 2 RBIs, SB) to knot the game at 6-6. Chirino also singled to open up the bottom of the 10th inning. LHP Pablo Garabitos (3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K) collected a deserved win with three shutout innings of work, including not allowing Manfred’s ghost to score in the 10th inning. Three Quick Strikes: RHP Trevor Tietz did very well to induce a groundball double play to strand all three runners left on base by Misiorowski in the 1st inning, but then ran into trouble himself in the 2nd inning, giving up two runs on two hits, a walk and a hit batsmen. Not to be lost in the heroics, 2B Robert Moore smacked his first home run in the Brewers’ organization to tie the game 1-1 in the 1st inning. Obviously working his way back to full strength after a recent absence, this was 2022 first round selection SS Eric Brown Jr.’s first game back in the field, although he went 0-for-4 and exited after eight innings. Friday’s outlook: RHP Max Lazar is scheduled to make his second rehab start with the Mudcats, who seek a win to tie the series 2-2 at home against Columbia. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Good luck on Friday to all teams! Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Links for affiliate audio Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth
  10. Jon Singleton powered Nashville to a 6-5 victory with a homer and four hits. Hedbert Perez and Carolina refused to be denied. Big days from Jeferson Quero and Cam Devanney weren’t enough for Wisconsin and Biloxi. Exciting 2022 second round draft pick Jacob Misiorowski lasted just five batters in his scheduled short debut for the Mudcats, who came back late to defeat Columbia in extra innings. Nashville’s early lead slipped away before the club scored two in the bottom of the 9th to walk off Memphis, the last on a Joey Wiemer full count walk. Wisconsin had no answers against Peoria, giving up 12 runs on 12 hits in a 12-3 defeat. Victor Castaneda kept Biloxi in the game over six solid innings, but the bullpen got rocked in an 8-2 loss to Rocket City. Thursday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Singleton, Perez, Quero, Devanney and Castaneda, with an honorable mention to Brice Turang. Transactions: OF Esteury Ruiz recalled to MLB Brewers from AAA Nashville RHP Luis Perdomo recalled to MLB Brewers from AAA Nashville RHP Noah Zavolas released from AA Biloxi (the 26-year old last pitched on August 5th and went on the season-ending injured list on August 11th) Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 6, Memphis 5 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: Sounds 'Walk' Off Redbirds 1B Jon Singleton (4-for-4, HR, walk, 3 RBIs) did the early heavy lifting, knocking in three runs in his first two at-bats, the latter a two-run bomb in the 3rd inning to stake the Sounds to a 4-0 lead. That’s his 22nd home run of 2022 to go along with an absurd 99 walks. The middle innings saw Memphis grab a 5-4 lead, though Nashville was just waiting for the bottom of the 9th inning to send the home crowd happy. Three consecutive singles from OF Sal Frelick (1-for-4, walk), SS Pablo Reyes (2-for-5, double) and 2B Brice Turang (3-for-5, RBI) tied the game at 5-5 before Memphis intentionally walked Singleton and then accidentally walked OF Joey Wiemer to end the game 6-5. How does Mr. Turang look at second base, you ask?: The victory gives Nashville a 2-1 series lead and keeps the team 2.5 games ahead of Columbus for first place in the division. Three Quick Strikes: A late scratch of RHP Dylan File forced RHP Marcus Walden (3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 2 Ks) into starting on short rest, though he managed very well over three shutout innings, before being lifted after two singles opened the 4th inning. RHPs JC Mejia, Hobie Harris and Trevor Kelley combined to throw four scoreless innings of relief, with Kelley earning the win for his effort. Pedro Severino was another bright spot, going 3-for-4 as Nashville outhit Memphis 14-8. RHPs Zack Brown and Jake Cousins struggled a bit in their combined two innings of work, conceding three runs (two earned) and allowing two inherited runners to score. Friday’s outlook: After just four games in AA, 23-year old LHP Robert Gasser (3.82 ERA in High-A/AA) will make his AAA debut for the Sounds, who aim to extend their series lead. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Rocket City 8, Biloxi 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Big Seventh Sink Shuckers Starting RHP Victor Castaneda (6 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 3 BB, 6 Ks) danced through traffic over six innings to give the Shuckers a chance, before the bullpen entered and the wheels came off in the bottom of the 7th inning. The offensive bright spot was SS Cam Devanney (2-for-4, HR, walk, RBI), who walked and scored in the 1st inning, then connected on his 19th homer of 2022 in the top of the 7th inning to tie the game 2-2. LHP Clayton Andrews’ post-injury road back to AAA may appear longer after retiring just two of the seven batters he faced and exiting with the club down 4-2 and the bases loaded. This was his fourth appearance of 2022 and second this year with Biloxi. Don’t worry Clayton – better days are ahead! Three Quick Strikes: Unfortunately, things didn’t get better when RHP Robbie Baker entered in relief of Andrews, as he beaned a batter on his first pitch, then gave up two singles as the deficit ballooned to 8-2. At least RHP Robbie Hitt added a scoreless inning with two strikeouts in his short work. The team went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base, but DH/2B Felix Valerio (1-for-2, 2 walks) reached base three times and six Shuckers collected at least one hit on the day. Biloxi’s led every game in the series (2-0 in Game One, 5-1 in Game Two, 1-0 in Game Three), but unfortunately appear to be out-gunned against this strong Rocket City club (73-50 record). Friday’s outlook: LHP Brandon Knarr gets the call to start on Friday, with Biloxi needing a repeat of his last outing (6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 6 Ks) to avoid a 4-0 series deficit. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Peoria 12, Wisconsin 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, details: Peoria Pounces on Wisconsin Miscues Wisconsin led this game 3-2 in the 4th inning on the strength of solo shots from DH/C Darrien Miller (1-for-4, HR, walk, RBI) and C Jeferson Quero (3-for-4, HR, walk, 2 RBIs), but the game was all Chiefs from that point. Starting RHP Israel Puello (5 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 3 Ks) struggled to hold that lead, giving up three consecutive hits in the bottom of the 4th inning as the team fell behind 4-3. Peoria grabbed four unearned runs against RHP Miguel Guerrero in a sloppy 6th inning, then another four runs off of struggling RHP Tyler Gillies in the 7th inning to extend their lead to 12-3. Three Quick Strikes: The Timber Rattlers loaded the bases with nobody out in the top of the 4th inning, but collected just one run after two strikeouts and an out on the bases, followed by Manager Joe Ayrault being ejected. There were unfortunately no highlights for OF Jackson Chourio on this 0-for-5 day, but it was a welcome sight to have him back manning center field for the first time since a recent injury. RHP Christian Tripp was solid in 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief and 2B Ethan Murray collected two singles on a 2-for-4 day. Friday’s outlook: RHP Alexander Cornielle (3.20 ERA in Low-A/High-A) will make his second High-A start (5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 8 Ks in his first one), trying to lead Wisconsin to a 3-1 series advantage. Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 7, Columbia 6 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats’ website, game details: Perez Hits Tenth Inning Walk-Off in 7-6 Victory The exciting debut of 2022 second round draft pick 20-year old RHP Jacob Misiorowski (1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 4 BB, 0 K) was a bit of a letdown, as he walked four of the five batters he faced and exited after 32 pitches. Of course, it was always going to be a short first appearance for Mr. Misiorowski. Spencer Michaelis (Twitter: @smichaelis234) summarized the performance as follows, “Well Misiorowski didn’t make it out of the 1st inning (pitch count). He got squeezed on a few that Trackman thought were strikes. Including on 3-2 to the lead off. Then he had an auto ball for a BB after a long 3-2 battle. Fastball was *very* lively and touched 100 though. Slider backed up on him a few times but also threw some pretty decent ones. Was very close to a 1-2-3 inning with the tight zone and auto ball. Baseball is a funny game sometimes. Most importantly, his pure stuff does look pretty special.” That said, the GAME was terrific, as Carolina battled back to tie Columbia three times, the last being a two-run 8th inning to send the contest into extras, in which the Mudcats prevailed 7-6 on a DH/OF Hedbert Perez (3-for-5, two doubles, 2 RBIs) run-scoring single to bring home OF Hendry Mendez. Mr. Perez was involved throughout, as he also doubled and scored to tie the game 3-3 in the 2nd inning, then drove home OF Luis Castillo (1-for-4, walk) with an RBI double in the 6th inning to narrow the deficit to 6-4. RHP Alexander Vallecillo (5 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 3 BB, 2 Ks) got the longman’s duty on this day, battling through five innings of three-run ball before exiting with the team down 6-4. The 8th inning rally started with walks by 1B Jesus Chirinos (1-for-3, two walks) and Castillo, followed by run-scoring singles from OF Eduarqui Fernandez (1-for-4, walk, RBI) and 3B Alberis Ferrer (1-for-2, walk, sac fly, 2 RBIs, SB) to knot the game at 6-6. Chirino also singled to open up the bottom of the 10th inning. LHP Pablo Garabitos (3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K) collected a deserved win with three shutout innings of work, including not allowing Manfred’s ghost to score in the 10th inning. Three Quick Strikes: RHP Trevor Tietz did very well to induce a groundball double play to strand all three runners left on base by Misiorowski in the 1st inning, but then ran into trouble himself in the 2nd inning, giving up two runs on two hits, a walk and a hit batsmen. Not to be lost in the heroics, 2B Robert Moore smacked his first home run in the Brewers’ organization to tie the game 1-1 in the 1st inning. Obviously working his way back to full strength after a recent absence, this was 2022 first round selection SS Eric Brown Jr.’s first game back in the field, although he went 0-for-4 and exited after eight innings. Friday’s outlook: RHP Max Lazar is scheduled to make his second rehab start with the Mudcats, who seek a win to tie the series 2-2 at home against Columbia. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Good luck on Friday to all teams! Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Links for affiliate audio Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth View full article
  11. Transactions: Apologies to this year's Brewers pitching 2022 draft darling, RHP Jacob Misiorowski, but as of now Robert Gasser is our man. The 'Gas Man' Cometh - he heads to the Nashville pitching staff. C/1B Wes Clarke was officially promoted to the Biloxi Shuckers (kudos to @ARobsBrewCrewfor the initial heads up days ago!) C Nick Kahle was assigned to the BIloxi Shuckers from the Nashville Sounds Elsewhere, pitching up-and-comers RHP Logan Henderson and RHP Stiven Cruz took the hill for Carolina and Wisconsin, respectively. Biloxi headed to Rocket City to challenge the Trash Pandas at their home park. Nashville was back at First Horizon after a 12-game road trip taking on the always feisty, classy even, Memphis Red Birds - RHP Josh Lindbolm looked to keep his recent run of stellar play going strong. Let's get into the reports! Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 5, Memphis (Cardinals) 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Singleton's Blast Lifts Sounds Past Redbirds - Sounds Slugger Drills Go-Ahead 3-Run Shot in the 8th Inning Three Quick Strikes: 1) In a 0-0 game, with men on first and second base, I invite you to a version of "You can never trust the box score." - a tidbit of insight. The umpire had already missed two straight strike three calls on the batter before to load the bases - give me the power, baseball gods - with two down. Then, in classic baseball fashion on an 0-1 count, an absolute seeing-eye flare found its way skied aloft far down the third base line. A hardline sprint from third baseman Patrick Dorrian was slightly off target and the ball caromed off his mitt and fell to the grass. Two runs plated, miraculously. One wild pitch later, and it was suddenly 3-0. One could very easily argue: had the ump simply called the strikeout, nobody scores. The inning is over. Alas, this is not how the game of baseball works. 2) With a single tonight and a key walk in an eighth inning comeback effort, INF Brice Turang moved into a tie for the most hits in the International League in 2022 with 132 total hits. He's 22 years old, folks. Have I mentioned how under-appreciated I find this young man's game? He might not have that flash and that red hot hype other Brewers prospects have, but, man, I'm telling you (again) Turang is simply an incredible baseball player. He also stabbed a key ground out in a severe lefty shift to grab a key cross-his-body put out in the top of the ninth. I'll put this young man anywhere on the diamond. Give him a catcher's mask. I. Do. Not. Care. 3) Jon Singleton 0.136 versus lefty hurlers you say? A red hot Joey Wiemer whiffed on a nasty slider the at-bat prior? Fear not, ye' Brewer fans. Big Jon can oblige. What a swing. What a blast. It was the 21st long ball of his season and only his fourth versus a lefty. What a huge hit in a tight division race: Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Rocket City (Angels) 5, Biloxi 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please visit and review: Rocket City Walks Off Shuckers in Series Opener - Devanney Records Three Hits Including Pair of Doubles An old familiar process and result reared its head at the Trash Panda's ballpark tonight. An early 2-0 lead? Vanished. Tie the game late? The bullpen lost any chance in the bottom of the ninth inning. My Shuckers stamina has been tested all season long. They reel me in and, well, then they pull me off the hook and throw me in the drink. It continues to be a test of wills. I'm here for it until the end, but, It certainly hasn't been easy. Three Quick Strikes: 1) INF Cam Devanney continues to show his improvements in 2022 are not mere blips on the prospect radar. A 3-for-4 night with 1 R, 2 RBI, and 2 2B (27 on the season)? That's what I'm talking about. His OPS is back above 0.800 after tonight's output. I'm going to keep ringing the bell: With his incredibly plus defense, you just can not sleep on this young man. 2) RHP TJ Shook needs some kind of reset - I hope it happens for his last start(s) of his 2022 season. His last three outings have gotten away from him: 3 GS, 13 IP, 12 ER, 3 HR, 1 HB, 12 BB, 9 K, 0.265 BA, 1.59 WHIP. The walks are the concern here as he's putting undue pressure on his outings with free men on the basepaths. What has been a promising 2022 overall, should not be discounted by two challenging months. He has had some bright outings for Biloxi - especially the run of games after he was first promoted. This being said, this is a big off-season for the young hurler. Let's hope he gets at it and comes back stronger. 3) Coming into tonight's contest, RHP Harold Chirino had been solid throughout August - 8 IP, 1 ER, 9 H, 1 HB, 2 BB, 9 K. 1 W, 2 S, 2 SO. That's a really solid run of varying relief work. Unfortunately, tonight was his turn to play the part of 'the one that got away' out of the Biloxi bullpen. With one down, Chirino intentionally walked a batter in hopes of a double play ball. Instead, he surrendered a line drive single and the winning run scored. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Wisconsin 4, Peoria (Cardinals) 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please visit and review: Wisconsin Wins Series Opener at Peoria - Cipion & Chourio Homer and Floyd Pitches Stellar Relief for Rattlers With only 12 games remaining in the Midwest League's second half and trailing first place South Bend by eight games (Western division), the young Timber Rattlers are most likely playing for pride in Peoria. Let's root on those T-Rats as they look to close their 2022 season on a positive note - every game has meaning regardless of what the final standings will say. Coming off his 'Pitcher of the Week' recognition, RHP Stiven Cruz looked to keep the good mojo going. With Wes Clarke suddenly in Biloxi, and with 1B Ernesto Martinez back on the IL shelf, we're going to see a rotating cast of players at first base - tonight, Jose Acosta took his utility belt to man the bag. Jackson Chourio was back in the DH spot in the lineup and a surging Ben Metzinger was manning the hot corner. Let's check in on some observations throughout the game. Three Quick Strikes: 1) In recent discussions of the updated MLB Pipeline Top 30, I've mentioned the strictly personal opinion that numerous worthy candidates were left off the list - in very true fashion of top prospects lists. I'm not casting aspersions here, mind you, I leave prospects off my lists all the time; they aren't easy. This being said, one of the individuals most likely mistakenly left off this list is Cruz. The 20-year-old Nicaraguan is a pitcher - in the realest sense of the word. As the Peoria broadcast booth shared in tonight's broadcast: he really is simply a fun player to watch. He'll drop in a 68-mph curveball on the edge of the plate, or maybe raindrop that curve in at the top of the zone. Then, he can follow that up with a 93-mph fastball up and in that might just feel like 100 after the curve. Maybe he'll follow that heater with a tailing change-up or a subtle whip slider. He has a very standard four-pitch mix, but with that curve - a playful pitch, honestly - he has unorthodox qualities. Couple that with how he adjusts his delivery and his approach with baserunners on, keeping runners off balance, and you can already tell his floor is high. There is simply no way this young hurler should be outside looking in. Quite simply: he is not. 2) In only his second game returned from a prolonged absence, one might think Chourio might have some rust. Well, other than a check swing mishit on an unintentional groundout up the middle, he has shown no rust. This is his second three-run jack in just two games since his return. It was an absolutely huge insurance smash. Check it out. His swing is just so pure and so meaningfully violent, he doesn't even think this ball left the park: 3) 4-1 lead, nobody out, and a bevy of seeing-eye singles found their way off gloves and through infield gaps? Never fear. RHP Taylor Floyd is here. Let me beat a dead horse: Floyd is back. And, it's beautiful. He wants that baseball, and he's ready to deliver. Nobody out. Bases juiced. How about three straight strikeouts? Man, I am here to witness this comeback party. It is glorious. Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Columbia (Royals) 9, Carolina 0 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please visit and review: Carolina Held to Three Hits in 9-0 Loss to Fireflies - The Loss Dropped the Mudcats to 4.5 Games Back of First with Just 11 Games Left This Season RHP Logan Henderson was back atop the hill for the young upstart Mudcats. The young men started their last home stand of their season trailing first place Fredericksburg by 3 1/2 games. Could they put a small dent in their hopeful climb into first place? Succinctly: absolutely not. Three Quick Strikes: 1) The above-mentioned Henderson was simply not sharp tonight. He walked some batters, he hit a batter, and he committed two errors. This being said, even when certain players aren't sharp and the results aren't in their favor, you can still see the talent. Case and point for this basic assertion is the strikeout to end the first inning. It was an efficient and effective mix of heat and off-speed. The batter was outmatched and the threat was ended with ease. It's all still there. We'll simply chalk this up to a bad outing. They happen. They definitely happen in Low-A. 2) RHP Fernando Olguin came aboard in the third and narrowly escaped a self-induced bases loaded jam. He wasn't nearly as lucky in the fourth inning when he saw the bases load again and quickly empty after a grand slam was smashed over the high wall in left center field. 2 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR. You are starting to see consistent hard contact off Olguin and I would simply offer, in my amateur opinion, it's partly due to too many pitches flattening out at the same speed: 3) These were Eric Brown Jr's first AB's in five games (DH tonight) and, according to Mudcats announcer Greg Young, his absence was due to unspecified 'soreness'. He ended his evening 1-for-3 but he also put a fantastic swing on a laser shot to deep right field in his first AB. No Statcast velocity was given for that AB, but it was a rope and the Fireflies' right fielder made a fantastic catch off a superb route. It was a great to see Brown Jr. swinging confidently and, hopefully, healthily. Will Mudcats hurler RHP Edwin Jimenez finally stack consecutive stellar outings? I'm here to watch. I've called him 'a young Mike Fiers ' all season long and I'm sticking to my guns - it's all there if he can put it together consistently. Jimenez will look to get the series back to even tomorrow in Zebulon. LHP Ethan Small will take the hill as Nashville looks to grab a 2-0 series lead on Memphis and extend their now 3.5 game lead over Columbus (who lost 4-0 to the Iowa Cubs at home tonight). RHP Brady Schanuelle will continue his yeoman pitcher's work taking the start for Joe Ayrault and Wisconsin while RHP Carlos Luna is a starter again for Biloxi at Rocket City. Thanks for reading and, as always, thank you for supporting Brewers prospects as they chase their dreams. 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  12. When your Triple-A team is winning series after series but barely holding back a charging Columbus Clippers squad for a postseason push, what do you do? Promote your best pitching prospect. Transactions: Apologies to this year's Brewers pitching 2022 draft darling, RHP Jacob Misiorowski, but as of now Robert Gasser is our man. The 'Gas Man' Cometh - he heads to the Nashville pitching staff. C/1B Wes Clarke was officially promoted to the Biloxi Shuckers (kudos to @ARobsBrewCrewfor the initial heads up days ago!) C Nick Kahle was assigned to the BIloxi Shuckers from the Nashville Sounds Elsewhere, pitching up-and-comers RHP Logan Henderson and RHP Stiven Cruz took the hill for Carolina and Wisconsin, respectively. Biloxi headed to Rocket City to challenge the Trash Pandas at their home park. Nashville was back at First Horizon after a 12-game road trip taking on the always feisty, classy even, Memphis Red Birds - RHP Josh Lindbolm looked to keep his recent run of stellar play going strong. Let's get into the reports! Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 5, Memphis (Cardinals) 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Singleton's Blast Lifts Sounds Past Redbirds - Sounds Slugger Drills Go-Ahead 3-Run Shot in the 8th Inning Three Quick Strikes: 1) In a 0-0 game, with men on first and second base, I invite you to a version of "You can never trust the box score." - a tidbit of insight. The umpire had already missed two straight strike three calls on the batter before to load the bases - give me the power, baseball gods - with two down. Then, in classic baseball fashion on an 0-1 count, an absolute seeing-eye flare found its way skied aloft far down the third base line. A hardline sprint from third baseman Patrick Dorrian was slightly off target and the ball caromed off his mitt and fell to the grass. Two runs plated, miraculously. One wild pitch later, and it was suddenly 3-0. One could very easily argue: had the ump simply called the strikeout, nobody scores. The inning is over. Alas, this is not how the game of baseball works. 2) With a single tonight and a key walk in an eighth inning comeback effort, INF Brice Turang moved into a tie for the most hits in the International League in 2022 with 132 total hits. He's 22 years old, folks. Have I mentioned how under-appreciated I find this young man's game? He might not have that flash and that red hot hype other Brewers prospects have, but, man, I'm telling you (again) Turang is simply an incredible baseball player. He also stabbed a key ground out in a severe lefty shift to grab a key cross-his-body put out in the top of the ninth. I'll put this young man anywhere on the diamond. Give him a catcher's mask. I. Do. Not. Care. 3) Jon Singleton 0.136 versus lefty hurlers you say? A red hot Joey Wiemer whiffed on a nasty slider the at-bat prior? Fear not, ye' Brewer fans. Big Jon can oblige. What a swing. What a blast. It was the 21st long ball of his season and only his fourth versus a lefty. What a huge hit in a tight division race: Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Rocket City (Angels) 5, Biloxi 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please visit and review: Rocket City Walks Off Shuckers in Series Opener - Devanney Records Three Hits Including Pair of Doubles An old familiar process and result reared its head at the Trash Panda's ballpark tonight. An early 2-0 lead? Vanished. Tie the game late? The bullpen lost any chance in the bottom of the ninth inning. My Shuckers stamina has been tested all season long. They reel me in and, well, then they pull me off the hook and throw me in the drink. It continues to be a test of wills. I'm here for it until the end, but, It certainly hasn't been easy. Three Quick Strikes: 1) INF Cam Devanney continues to show his improvements in 2022 are not mere blips on the prospect radar. A 3-for-4 night with 1 R, 2 RBI, and 2 2B (27 on the season)? That's what I'm talking about. His OPS is back above 0.800 after tonight's output. I'm going to keep ringing the bell: With his incredibly plus defense, you just can not sleep on this young man. 2) RHP TJ Shook needs some kind of reset - I hope it happens for his last start(s) of his 2022 season. His last three outings have gotten away from him: 3 GS, 13 IP, 12 ER, 3 HR, 1 HB, 12 BB, 9 K, 0.265 BA, 1.59 WHIP. The walks are the concern here as he's putting undue pressure on his outings with free men on the basepaths. What has been a promising 2022 overall, should not be discounted by two challenging months. He has had some bright outings for Biloxi - especially the run of games after he was first promoted. This being said, this is a big off-season for the young hurler. Let's hope he gets at it and comes back stronger. 3) Coming into tonight's contest, RHP Harold Chirino had been solid throughout August - 8 IP, 1 ER, 9 H, 1 HB, 2 BB, 9 K. 1 W, 2 S, 2 SO. That's a really solid run of varying relief work. Unfortunately, tonight was his turn to play the part of 'the one that got away' out of the Biloxi bullpen. With one down, Chirino intentionally walked a batter in hopes of a double play ball. Instead, he surrendered a line drive single and the winning run scored. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Wisconsin 4, Peoria (Cardinals) 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please visit and review: Wisconsin Wins Series Opener at Peoria - Cipion & Chourio Homer and Floyd Pitches Stellar Relief for Rattlers With only 12 games remaining in the Midwest League's second half and trailing first place South Bend by eight games (Western division), the young Timber Rattlers are most likely playing for pride in Peoria. Let's root on those T-Rats as they look to close their 2022 season on a positive note - every game has meaning regardless of what the final standings will say. Coming off his 'Pitcher of the Week' recognition, RHP Stiven Cruz looked to keep the good mojo going. With Wes Clarke suddenly in Biloxi, and with 1B Ernesto Martinez back on the IL shelf, we're going to see a rotating cast of players at first base - tonight, Jose Acosta took his utility belt to man the bag. Jackson Chourio was back in the DH spot in the lineup and a surging Ben Metzinger was manning the hot corner. Let's check in on some observations throughout the game. Three Quick Strikes: 1) In recent discussions of the updated MLB Pipeline Top 30, I've mentioned the strictly personal opinion that numerous worthy candidates were left off the list - in very true fashion of top prospects lists. I'm not casting aspersions here, mind you, I leave prospects off my lists all the time; they aren't easy. This being said, one of the individuals most likely mistakenly left off this list is Cruz. The 20-year-old Nicaraguan is a pitcher - in the realest sense of the word. As the Peoria broadcast booth shared in tonight's broadcast: he really is simply a fun player to watch. He'll drop in a 68-mph curveball on the edge of the plate, or maybe raindrop that curve in at the top of the zone. Then, he can follow that up with a 93-mph fastball up and in that might just feel like 100 after the curve. Maybe he'll follow that heater with a tailing change-up or a subtle whip slider. He has a very standard four-pitch mix, but with that curve - a playful pitch, honestly - he has unorthodox qualities. Couple that with how he adjusts his delivery and his approach with baserunners on, keeping runners off balance, and you can already tell his floor is high. There is simply no way this young hurler should be outside looking in. Quite simply: he is not. 2) In only his second game returned from a prolonged absence, one might think Chourio might have some rust. Well, other than a check swing mishit on an unintentional groundout up the middle, he has shown no rust. This is his second three-run jack in just two games since his return. It was an absolutely huge insurance smash. Check it out. His swing is just so pure and so meaningfully violent, he doesn't even think this ball left the park: 3) 4-1 lead, nobody out, and a bevy of seeing-eye singles found their way off gloves and through infield gaps? Never fear. RHP Taylor Floyd is here. Let me beat a dead horse: Floyd is back. And, it's beautiful. He wants that baseball, and he's ready to deliver. Nobody out. Bases juiced. How about three straight strikeouts? Man, I am here to witness this comeback party. It is glorious. Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Columbia (Royals) 9, Carolina 0 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please visit and review: Carolina Held to Three Hits in 9-0 Loss to Fireflies - The Loss Dropped the Mudcats to 4.5 Games Back of First with Just 11 Games Left This Season RHP Logan Henderson was back atop the hill for the young upstart Mudcats. The young men started their last home stand of their season trailing first place Fredericksburg by 3 1/2 games. Could they put a small dent in their hopeful climb into first place? Succinctly: absolutely not. Three Quick Strikes: 1) The above-mentioned Henderson was simply not sharp tonight. He walked some batters, he hit a batter, and he committed two errors. This being said, even when certain players aren't sharp and the results aren't in their favor, you can still see the talent. Case and point for this basic assertion is the strikeout to end the first inning. It was an efficient and effective mix of heat and off-speed. The batter was outmatched and the threat was ended with ease. It's all still there. We'll simply chalk this up to a bad outing. They happen. They definitely happen in Low-A. 2) RHP Fernando Olguin came aboard in the third and narrowly escaped a self-induced bases loaded jam. He wasn't nearly as lucky in the fourth inning when he saw the bases load again and quickly empty after a grand slam was smashed over the high wall in left center field. 2 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR. You are starting to see consistent hard contact off Olguin and I would simply offer, in my amateur opinion, it's partly due to too many pitches flattening out at the same speed: 3) These were Eric Brown Jr's first AB's in five games (DH tonight) and, according to Mudcats announcer Greg Young, his absence was due to unspecified 'soreness'. He ended his evening 1-for-3 but he also put a fantastic swing on a laser shot to deep right field in his first AB. No Statcast velocity was given for that AB, but it was a rope and the Fireflies' right fielder made a fantastic catch off a superb route. It was a great to see Brown Jr. swinging confidently and, hopefully, healthily. Will Mudcats hurler RHP Edwin Jimenez finally stack consecutive stellar outings? I'm here to watch. I've called him 'a young Mike Fiers ' all season long and I'm sticking to my guns - it's all there if he can put it together consistently. Jimenez will look to get the series back to even tomorrow in Zebulon. LHP Ethan Small will take the hill as Nashville looks to grab a 2-0 series lead on Memphis and extend their now 3.5 game lead over Columbus (who lost 4-0 to the Iowa Cubs at home tonight). RHP Brady Schanuelle will continue his yeoman pitcher's work taking the start for Joe Ayrault and Wisconsin while RHP Carlos Luna is a starter again for Biloxi at Rocket City. Thanks for reading and, as always, thank you for supporting Brewers prospects as they chase their dreams. Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores 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: RHP Connor Sadzeck declined his outright assignment to Nashville and is now a free agent. OF Corey Ray activated from 7-day IL at Nashville. Final: Charlotte (White Sox) 7, Nashville 5 Via the Sounds' site, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Sounds Win Streak Snapped by Knights - Nashville’s eighth inning rally comes up short in 7-5 loss Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Pablo Reyes (.835 AAA OPS), batting 3rd in this lineup, exited after taking a wicked pitch to his left shin in the 8th. Don't expect him in Sunday's lineup, he hobbled off extremely gingerly after the trainer visit. MiLB.TV subscribers can see the incident here, go the 03:56:20 hour/minute mark. RHP Justin Topa's rehab inning: 3-1 groundout, walk (stolen base), RBI ground ball single to center, 4-3 groundout, 6-3 groundout. LHP Andy Otero hadn't allowed more than one run in an outing since June 14h - he faced four batters here: single, single, single, double, three described as line drives in the game log. Despite the loss, the Sounds media crew posted five video highlights to their Twitter media feed Saturday evening. From a prospect standpoint, certainly this one is the most impactful - Reyes' HBP came on literally the next pitch. Bright news here! Final: Montgomery (Rays) 9, Biloxi 4, ten innings Shuckers Fall 9-4 in Extras - Devanney and Lutz Go Back-To-Back Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Despite the home game, it was a night off for the Shuckers Twitter camera crew. Safe to say we won't see many more 0-for-6 nights in Sal Frelick's career. On the flip side, Cam Devanney, playing shortstop in this one, reached base five times (HR - his 16th, double, three walks). One can now truly compare his 2021 with the Shuckers to this season, as the at-bats nearly match. It's remarkable, and kudos to Cam, who was skipped over High-A last year. 2021: 291 at-bats, .175/.269/.261 (.530 OPS) 2022: 295 at-bats: .278/.357/.512 (.869 OPS) RHP Nash Walters had been unscored upon in 16 outings before his blow-up 10th inning here. Walters, the 2015 3rd round pick, could have chosen minor league free agency last fall, but was re-signed by Milwaukee. The two parties will face a similar situation this fall. Final: Wisconsin 7, Cedar Rapids (Twins) 6 Wisconsin Wows the Fans with 7-6 Win - Chourio homers and drives in three for Timber Rattlers Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Dig into that linked game report, then your eyes will match the words when you take in the package below. While it's fun to focus on Jackson Chourio, of course Chris Mehring didn't miss rightfully giving Tristan Peters his due: Peters went 3-for-4 in the game. He has six straight games with two or more hits and is 13-for-24 during that streak. Peters posted an "OK" .736 OPS as a 21-year-old college player (Southern Illinois) in Maryvale in 2021. The Brewers saw enough in spring training to have Peters bypass Carolina to begin this season, and Peters has been stellar. Cam Devanney, meet Tristan Peters - you've both enhanced our summer fandom greatly as out-of-nowhere major contributors. As uneven as Antoine Kelly's start was, the bullpen work of Joey Matulovich and James Meeker was fantastic. Final: Fayetteville (Astros) 3, Carolina 2 NOTE: Game summary is via the Fayetteville site - Woodpeckers Pull Off Eighth-Inning Comeback, Win Third Straight Against Mudcats Box Score / Game Log Solid recap summary there letting you know exactly how all five runs scored in the game. With two outs, tough way to lose the lead on a squib base hit scoring two - The lightning delay in the 5th (42 minutes) explains the truncated outing for RHP Carlos Rodriguez (four scoreless, hitless, two walks, one HBP). Nash Walters, meet Michele Vassalotti - organizational partners who had rough nights despite long stretches of success coming into Saturday. Eduarqui Fernandez, playing center field here, though with more corner outfield time under his belt to date, is off to a nice four-game start with the Mudcats. Don't forget, Fernandez was the 2018 big bonus baby, $1.1 million. RF Hendry Mendez with hits in 17-of-18 games. Final: ACL Brewers Gold 6, ACL Brewers Blue 5, eight innings (scheduled for seven) Box Score / Game Log Gold wins despite going 1-for-20 with RISP. Final: DSL Brewers #1 Squad 8, DSL Texas Blue 7 Box Score / Game Log A six-run 5th gave the Uno club a 7-2 lead before things got tight. Revenge win for Friday's matchup. 18-year-old Dominican RHP Aneuris Rodriguez' 7th pro appearance was by far his finest - no earned runs in five innings, no walks, six punchouts. Final: DSL Brewers #2 Squad 9, Phillies Red 6, seven innings as scheduled Box Score / Game Log Another reversal of fortune in a Friday rematch, My co-reporter @Joseph Zarr provided multiple nuggets on the three rookie-level games in his post on our Minor League Forum - be sure to check it out. The rookie clubs are now off until Monday. Nashville and Biloxi's games are Sunday evening, while the T-Rats and Mudcats play more traditional Sunday matinees. Enjoy another summer Sunday, everyone. we say goodbye to July! Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth
  14. The suddenly no-longer struggling Wisconsin club grabbed the sole win among the full-season teams Saturday, with plenty of feel-good moments within their game. There were some interesting parallels between affiliates on this day, both positive and negative, noted in the commentary below. Transactions: RHP Connor Sadzeck declined his outright assignment to Nashville and is now a free agent. OF Corey Ray activated from 7-day IL at Nashville. Final: Charlotte (White Sox) 7, Nashville 5 Via the Sounds' site, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Sounds Win Streak Snapped by Knights - Nashville’s eighth inning rally comes up short in 7-5 loss Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Pablo Reyes (.835 AAA OPS), batting 3rd in this lineup, exited after taking a wicked pitch to his left shin in the 8th. Don't expect him in Sunday's lineup, he hobbled off extremely gingerly after the trainer visit. MiLB.TV subscribers can see the incident here, go the 03:56:20 hour/minute mark. RHP Justin Topa's rehab inning: 3-1 groundout, walk (stolen base), RBI ground ball single to center, 4-3 groundout, 6-3 groundout. LHP Andy Otero hadn't allowed more than one run in an outing since June 14h - he faced four batters here: single, single, single, double, three described as line drives in the game log. Despite the loss, the Sounds media crew posted five video highlights to their Twitter media feed Saturday evening. From a prospect standpoint, certainly this one is the most impactful - Reyes' HBP came on literally the next pitch. Bright news here! Final: Montgomery (Rays) 9, Biloxi 4, ten innings Shuckers Fall 9-4 in Extras - Devanney and Lutz Go Back-To-Back Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Despite the home game, it was a night off for the Shuckers Twitter camera crew. Safe to say we won't see many more 0-for-6 nights in Sal Frelick's career. On the flip side, Cam Devanney, playing shortstop in this one, reached base five times (HR - his 16th, double, three walks). One can now truly compare his 2021 with the Shuckers to this season, as the at-bats nearly match. It's remarkable, and kudos to Cam, who was skipped over High-A last year. 2021: 291 at-bats, .175/.269/.261 (.530 OPS) 2022: 295 at-bats: .278/.357/.512 (.869 OPS) RHP Nash Walters had been unscored upon in 16 outings before his blow-up 10th inning here. Walters, the 2015 3rd round pick, could have chosen minor league free agency last fall, but was re-signed by Milwaukee. The two parties will face a similar situation this fall. Final: Wisconsin 7, Cedar Rapids (Twins) 6 Wisconsin Wows the Fans with 7-6 Win - Chourio homers and drives in three for Timber Rattlers Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Dig into that linked game report, then your eyes will match the words when you take in the package below. While it's fun to focus on Jackson Chourio, of course Chris Mehring didn't miss rightfully giving Tristan Peters his due: Peters went 3-for-4 in the game. He has six straight games with two or more hits and is 13-for-24 during that streak. Peters posted an "OK" .736 OPS as a 21-year-old college player (Southern Illinois) in Maryvale in 2021. The Brewers saw enough in spring training to have Peters bypass Carolina to begin this season, and Peters has been stellar. Cam Devanney, meet Tristan Peters - you've both enhanced our summer fandom greatly as out-of-nowhere major contributors. As uneven as Antoine Kelly's start was, the bullpen work of Joey Matulovich and James Meeker was fantastic. Final: Fayetteville (Astros) 3, Carolina 2 NOTE: Game summary is via the Fayetteville site - Woodpeckers Pull Off Eighth-Inning Comeback, Win Third Straight Against Mudcats Box Score / Game Log Solid recap summary there letting you know exactly how all five runs scored in the game. With two outs, tough way to lose the lead on a squib base hit scoring two - The lightning delay in the 5th (42 minutes) explains the truncated outing for RHP Carlos Rodriguez (four scoreless, hitless, two walks, one HBP). Nash Walters, meet Michele Vassalotti - organizational partners who had rough nights despite long stretches of success coming into Saturday. Eduarqui Fernandez, playing center field here, though with more corner outfield time under his belt to date, is off to a nice four-game start with the Mudcats. Don't forget, Fernandez was the 2018 big bonus baby, $1.1 million. RF Hendry Mendez with hits in 17-of-18 games. Final: ACL Brewers Gold 6, ACL Brewers Blue 5, eight innings (scheduled for seven) Box Score / Game Log Gold wins despite going 1-for-20 with RISP. Final: DSL Brewers #1 Squad 8, DSL Texas Blue 7 Box Score / Game Log A six-run 5th gave the Uno club a 7-2 lead before things got tight. Revenge win for Friday's matchup. 18-year-old Dominican RHP Aneuris Rodriguez' 7th pro appearance was by far his finest - no earned runs in five innings, no walks, six punchouts. Final: DSL Brewers #2 Squad 9, Phillies Red 6, seven innings as scheduled Box Score / Game Log Another reversal of fortune in a Friday rematch, My co-reporter @Joseph Zarr provided multiple nuggets on the three rookie-level games in his post on our Minor League Forum - be sure to check it out. The rookie clubs are now off until Monday. Nashville and Biloxi's games are Sunday evening, while the T-Rats and Mudcats play more traditional Sunday matinees. Enjoy another summer Sunday, everyone. we say goodbye to July! Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth View full article
  15. Cam Devanney led the Biloxi offense with three hits and four runs batted in, while Carlos Luna and Noah Zavolas were excellent in covering the full nine innings, giving Biloxi a 7-3 win over Pensacola. Carlos F. Rodriguez was his usual exceptional self for the Mudcats, while the offense came through with a 6-run 5th inning in their 7-3 win over Down East. The Timber Rattlers produced only two runs in their doubleheader sweep at the hands of Beloit, spoiling a fine pitching effort by Antoine Kelly in the opening game. Nashville gave up big hits and left too many men on base in their series-deciding 9-5 loss at Louisville, despite Jon Singleton and Keston Hiura combining for two home runs and five RBIs. Sunday’s Game Balls go to Devanney, Rodriguez, Kelly, Luna and Singleton, with apologies to Hiura and Zavolas. Transactions: OF Jackson Chourio promoted to High-A Wisconsin from Low-A Carolina RHP Freddy Peralta commenced rehab assignment at AAA Nashville Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Louisville 9, Nashville 5 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: Bats Power Past Sounds on Sunday DH/1B Jon Singleton (2-for-5, HR, 2 RBIs) continued his terrific 3-game series (6-for-13, 3 HR, 8 RBIs), giving Nashville a 1-0 lead with a 1st inning single. However, the Sounds stranded four runners in the first two innings, a theme of the game. Rehabbing RHP Freddy Peralta (2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 Ks) returned to action for the first time since May 22, throwing 33 pitches (22 strikes) over two innings and exiting with the score tied 1-1. Peralta gave up a home run on his very first pitch and also walked the lead-off batter in the 2nd inning, which were the sole blemishes in his encouraging comeback. RHP Luis Perdomo pitched a 1-2-3 third inning in his fourth rehab appearance for Nashville, though he’s yet to throw more than 14 pitches in any outing. RHP Josh Lindblom was unfortunately battered for four runs in the 4th inning to set Nashville back 5-1, though 2B Keston Hiura (2-for-5, HR, 3 RBIs) closed the gap to 5-4 by smashing his fourth homer in AAA this year, a 3-run shot in the top of the 5th inning. However, two more runners were stranded in that frame. Lindblom gave up a single and a walk in the bottom of the 5th inning, but nearly escaped via a caught stealing (thank you C Mario Feliciano), fly out and ground ball, but Hiura booted the latter. Lindblom then walked his final batter before giving way to RHP Zack Brown, who conceded a walk and a back-breaking grand slam to trail 9-4. Singleton homered in on a 2-0 pitch in the 7th inning to claw back to 9-5, while Nashville's bullpen of RHPs Matt Hardy, Trevor Kelley and Luis Contreras combined on three scoreless, hitless innings to give the offense a chance. However, Nashville stranded three more runners in the 8th inning to complete a frustrating night, as Hiura grounded out in his opportunity to play hero. 22-year old leadoff man SS Brice Turang (1-for-2, 3 walks, SB) reached base four times in the game, as he continues to perform at a high level (season slash: .282 AVG / .349 OBP / .378 SLG). Next week’s outlook: The 55-37 Sounds return home, facing 34-59 Charlotte this week. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 7, Pensacola 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Devanney's Perfect Night Drives Shuckers To 7-3 Victory 3B Cam Devanney (3-for-3, HR, 4 RBIs) may be the surprise of the season, once again stepping up for this talented Biloxi offense. RHP Carlos Luna (5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 3 Ks) retired the first 11 batters he faced before conceding consecutive 2-out home runs in the 4th inning, as the Shuckers found themselves behind 2-0. Thankfully, the Biloxi offense immediately responded with 4th inning doubles from OF Garrett Mitchell (1-for-4, double), OF Joey Wiemer (2-for-3, double, walk, SB) and 1B Noah Campbell (1-for-4, double, RBI), a single from DH Tristen Lutz and a Devanney sacrifice fly, giving the team a 3-2 lead which it would not relinquish. Devanney’s second hit of the game extended the Shucker advantage to 4-2 in the 5th inning. RHP Noah Zavolas (4 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 4 Ks) entered in the 6th inning, getting a rough start by yielding a double and RBI single (4-3 lead), before settling in to retire eight straight batters in a fine outing. C Brent Diaz (1-for-4, HR, RBI) re-established the 2-run lead with his 7th homer of 2022, a solo shot in the 6th inning. Devanney completed his evening with a 2-run homer (15th of the season) in the 7th inning to push Biloxi’s advantage to 7-3. Whether his bat is hot or not, it’s excellent to see Wiemer continue to contribute in all manners, including his 24th stolen base of 2022 and this web-gem: Next week’s outlook: 42-46 Biloxi remains home to take on 41-42 Montgomery this week. RHP Victor Castaneda is expected to start the series opener. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Game One Final: Beloit 1, Wisconsin 0 (final in 7 innings) Box Score / Game Log Game Two Final: Beloit 5, Wisconsin 2 (final in 7 innings) Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, Game One details: Unearned Run Beats Wisconsin in Game One Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, Game Two details: Rattlers Drop Game Two 5-2 to Sky Carp LHP Antoine Kelly (5 IP, 1 R (0 ER), 4 H, 3 BB, 7 Ks) threw 100 pitches (64 strikes) and deserved a better fate, but was instead saddled with a loss as the Timber Rattler bats couldn’t produce in the opening game of Sunday’s doubleheader. The only run which Beloit needed came via a walk, two stolen bases and a throwing error in the first inning. 1B Ashton McGee (2-for-3, double) doubled in the 2nd inning and added a leadoff 7th inning single, but his teammates couldn’t come through. A two-on, nobody out 3rd inning opportunity (SS Antonio Pinero single, OF Terence Doston walk) also yielded nothing, while another two runners were stranded in the 6th inning (OF Joe Gray Jr. double, OF Tristan Peters walk). Kudos to RHP Joey Matulovich (2 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K) for two strong innings of relief work in the opening 1-0 loss. In the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader, the Sky Carp scored in each of the first three innings against RHP Justin Jarvis (4 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 2 BB, 1 WP, 3 Ks) in building a 5-0 lead. RHPs Zach Mort, James Meeker and Taylor Floyd kept a flicker of hope alive with three scoreless innings, with Mort in particular striking out three batters. Wisconsin’s last push produced two runs on three hits in the 6th inning by Peters (2-for-3), Gray (1-for-3, double) and DH Darrien Miller (1-for-2, walk, RBI), but that was as close as they’d come in the 5-2 series finale, sadly concluding a 3-game sweep by Beloit. At least the team made some fine defensive plays along the way: Next week’s outlook: 48-41 Wisconsin will also remain home, hosting 55-35 Cedar Rapids, with OF Jackson Chourio expected to join the squad from Tuesday. LHP Russell Smith is scheduled to start the opening game. Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 7, Down East 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats’ website, game details: Mudcats Score Six in the Fifth to Down the Wood Ducks After showing he was mortal in his last outing, 20-year old RHP Carlos F. Rodriguez (5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 2 Ks) was back in shutdown mode on Sunday to lead the Mudcats to a series clinching victory. OF Hendry Mendez (1-for-3, SF, RBI) got things started right away, singling to lead off the bottom of the first and extend his hitting streak to 13 games. OF Jackson Chourio (1-for-4, double) followed with his 23rd double of the season and OF Hedbert Perez (1-for-3, triple, SF, RBI) delivered the first run via sacrifice fly. A 3rd inning Wood Duck homer knotted the affair at 1-1, though Rodriguez’s defense came to his aid by throwing out two runners at third base in the same inning (left fielder Perez on a single; C Jeferson Quero on an attempted steal). Quero gunned down another robbery attempt in the top of the 5th inning (this time at second base) and Down East thankfully went to their bullpen in the bottom half of the inning, enabling Carolina to unleash its pent-up offense. In that 5th inning, the Mudcats produced six runs on four hits and two hit batsmen, with the big hits coming through a Perez triple and 1B Jesus Chirinos (2-for-4, HR, RBI) solo homer (6th of the year) for a 7-1 advantage. RHPs Fernando Olguin and Miguel Guerrero were both effective in relief, throwing scoreless 6th and 9th innings, respectively. This was Olguin’s fourth straight short appearance after working as a starter or long man in his first eight outings. Mr. Chourio was promoted to High-A Wisconsin after the game, ending his unforgettable 62-game stretch in Carolina with a .324 / .373 / .600 slash line in 271 plate appearances, including 40 extra-base hits, 47 RBIs, 51 runs scored and 10 stolen bases. Way to go Jackson!!! Next week’s outlook: 45-45 Carolina hits the road to face 38-50 Fayetteville this week. DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE DSL NL All-Stars 6, DSL AL All-Stars 6 Box Score / Game Log 17-year old switch-hitting OF Luis Lara and 18-year old left-handed hitting 1B/OF Yeison Perez represented the Brewers, along with the somewhat surprising selection of 17-year old LHP Wande Torres. 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. Any lineup absences will certainly have us speculating on possible promotions (or trades, with the MLB trade deadline only eight days away). 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  16. Biloxi and Carolina grabbed series-clinching wins over tough competition with solid 7-3 victories. Wisconsin was swept in a doubleheader, as the bats disappointed. Nashville gave up four home runs to lose their finale in Louisville. Cam Devanney led the Biloxi offense with three hits and four runs batted in, while Carlos Luna and Noah Zavolas were excellent in covering the full nine innings, giving Biloxi a 7-3 win over Pensacola. Carlos F. Rodriguez was his usual exceptional self for the Mudcats, while the offense came through with a 6-run 5th inning in their 7-3 win over Down East. The Timber Rattlers produced only two runs in their doubleheader sweep at the hands of Beloit, spoiling a fine pitching effort by Antoine Kelly in the opening game. Nashville gave up big hits and left too many men on base in their series-deciding 9-5 loss at Louisville, despite Jon Singleton and Keston Hiura combining for two home runs and five RBIs. Sunday’s Game Balls go to Devanney, Rodriguez, Kelly, Luna and Singleton, with apologies to Hiura and Zavolas. Transactions: OF Jackson Chourio promoted to High-A Wisconsin from Low-A Carolina RHP Freddy Peralta commenced rehab assignment at AAA Nashville Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Louisville 9, Nashville 5 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: Bats Power Past Sounds on Sunday DH/1B Jon Singleton (2-for-5, HR, 2 RBIs) continued his terrific 3-game series (6-for-13, 3 HR, 8 RBIs), giving Nashville a 1-0 lead with a 1st inning single. However, the Sounds stranded four runners in the first two innings, a theme of the game. Rehabbing RHP Freddy Peralta (2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 Ks) returned to action for the first time since May 22, throwing 33 pitches (22 strikes) over two innings and exiting with the score tied 1-1. Peralta gave up a home run on his very first pitch and also walked the lead-off batter in the 2nd inning, which were the sole blemishes in his encouraging comeback. RHP Luis Perdomo pitched a 1-2-3 third inning in his fourth rehab appearance for Nashville, though he’s yet to throw more than 14 pitches in any outing. RHP Josh Lindblom was unfortunately battered for four runs in the 4th inning to set Nashville back 5-1, though 2B Keston Hiura (2-for-5, HR, 3 RBIs) closed the gap to 5-4 by smashing his fourth homer in AAA this year, a 3-run shot in the top of the 5th inning. However, two more runners were stranded in that frame. Lindblom gave up a single and a walk in the bottom of the 5th inning, but nearly escaped via a caught stealing (thank you C Mario Feliciano), fly out and ground ball, but Hiura booted the latter. Lindblom then walked his final batter before giving way to RHP Zack Brown, who conceded a walk and a back-breaking grand slam to trail 9-4. Singleton homered in on a 2-0 pitch in the 7th inning to claw back to 9-5, while Nashville's bullpen of RHPs Matt Hardy, Trevor Kelley and Luis Contreras combined on three scoreless, hitless innings to give the offense a chance. However, Nashville stranded three more runners in the 8th inning to complete a frustrating night, as Hiura grounded out in his opportunity to play hero. 22-year old leadoff man SS Brice Turang (1-for-2, 3 walks, SB) reached base four times in the game, as he continues to perform at a high level (season slash: .282 AVG / .349 OBP / .378 SLG). Next week’s outlook: The 55-37 Sounds return home, facing 34-59 Charlotte this week. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 7, Pensacola 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Devanney's Perfect Night Drives Shuckers To 7-3 Victory 3B Cam Devanney (3-for-3, HR, 4 RBIs) may be the surprise of the season, once again stepping up for this talented Biloxi offense. RHP Carlos Luna (5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 3 Ks) retired the first 11 batters he faced before conceding consecutive 2-out home runs in the 4th inning, as the Shuckers found themselves behind 2-0. Thankfully, the Biloxi offense immediately responded with 4th inning doubles from OF Garrett Mitchell (1-for-4, double), OF Joey Wiemer (2-for-3, double, walk, SB) and 1B Noah Campbell (1-for-4, double, RBI), a single from DH Tristen Lutz and a Devanney sacrifice fly, giving the team a 3-2 lead which it would not relinquish. Devanney’s second hit of the game extended the Shucker advantage to 4-2 in the 5th inning. RHP Noah Zavolas (4 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 4 Ks) entered in the 6th inning, getting a rough start by yielding a double and RBI single (4-3 lead), before settling in to retire eight straight batters in a fine outing. C Brent Diaz (1-for-4, HR, RBI) re-established the 2-run lead with his 7th homer of 2022, a solo shot in the 6th inning. Devanney completed his evening with a 2-run homer (15th of the season) in the 7th inning to push Biloxi’s advantage to 7-3. Whether his bat is hot or not, it’s excellent to see Wiemer continue to contribute in all manners, including his 24th stolen base of 2022 and this web-gem: Next week’s outlook: 42-46 Biloxi remains home to take on 41-42 Montgomery this week. RHP Victor Castaneda is expected to start the series opener. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Game One Final: Beloit 1, Wisconsin 0 (final in 7 innings) Box Score / Game Log Game Two Final: Beloit 5, Wisconsin 2 (final in 7 innings) Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, Game One details: Unearned Run Beats Wisconsin in Game One Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, Game Two details: Rattlers Drop Game Two 5-2 to Sky Carp LHP Antoine Kelly (5 IP, 1 R (0 ER), 4 H, 3 BB, 7 Ks) threw 100 pitches (64 strikes) and deserved a better fate, but was instead saddled with a loss as the Timber Rattler bats couldn’t produce in the opening game of Sunday’s doubleheader. The only run which Beloit needed came via a walk, two stolen bases and a throwing error in the first inning. 1B Ashton McGee (2-for-3, double) doubled in the 2nd inning and added a leadoff 7th inning single, but his teammates couldn’t come through. A two-on, nobody out 3rd inning opportunity (SS Antonio Pinero single, OF Terence Doston walk) also yielded nothing, while another two runners were stranded in the 6th inning (OF Joe Gray Jr. double, OF Tristan Peters walk). Kudos to RHP Joey Matulovich (2 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K) for two strong innings of relief work in the opening 1-0 loss. In the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader, the Sky Carp scored in each of the first three innings against RHP Justin Jarvis (4 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 2 BB, 1 WP, 3 Ks) in building a 5-0 lead. RHPs Zach Mort, James Meeker and Taylor Floyd kept a flicker of hope alive with three scoreless innings, with Mort in particular striking out three batters. Wisconsin’s last push produced two runs on three hits in the 6th inning by Peters (2-for-3), Gray (1-for-3, double) and DH Darrien Miller (1-for-2, walk, RBI), but that was as close as they’d come in the 5-2 series finale, sadly concluding a 3-game sweep by Beloit. At least the team made some fine defensive plays along the way: Next week’s outlook: 48-41 Wisconsin will also remain home, hosting 55-35 Cedar Rapids, with OF Jackson Chourio expected to join the squad from Tuesday. LHP Russell Smith is scheduled to start the opening game. Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 7, Down East 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats’ website, game details: Mudcats Score Six in the Fifth to Down the Wood Ducks After showing he was mortal in his last outing, 20-year old RHP Carlos F. Rodriguez (5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 2 Ks) was back in shutdown mode on Sunday to lead the Mudcats to a series clinching victory. OF Hendry Mendez (1-for-3, SF, RBI) got things started right away, singling to lead off the bottom of the first and extend his hitting streak to 13 games. OF Jackson Chourio (1-for-4, double) followed with his 23rd double of the season and OF Hedbert Perez (1-for-3, triple, SF, RBI) delivered the first run via sacrifice fly. A 3rd inning Wood Duck homer knotted the affair at 1-1, though Rodriguez’s defense came to his aid by throwing out two runners at third base in the same inning (left fielder Perez on a single; C Jeferson Quero on an attempted steal). Quero gunned down another robbery attempt in the top of the 5th inning (this time at second base) and Down East thankfully went to their bullpen in the bottom half of the inning, enabling Carolina to unleash its pent-up offense. In that 5th inning, the Mudcats produced six runs on four hits and two hit batsmen, with the big hits coming through a Perez triple and 1B Jesus Chirinos (2-for-4, HR, RBI) solo homer (6th of the year) for a 7-1 advantage. RHPs Fernando Olguin and Miguel Guerrero were both effective in relief, throwing scoreless 6th and 9th innings, respectively. This was Olguin’s fourth straight short appearance after working as a starter or long man in his first eight outings. Mr. Chourio was promoted to High-A Wisconsin after the game, ending his unforgettable 62-game stretch in Carolina with a .324 / .373 / .600 slash line in 271 plate appearances, including 40 extra-base hits, 47 RBIs, 51 runs scored and 10 stolen bases. Way to go Jackson!!! Next week’s outlook: 45-45 Carolina hits the road to face 38-50 Fayetteville this week. DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE DSL NL All-Stars 6, DSL AL All-Stars 6 Box Score / Game Log 17-year old switch-hitting OF Luis Lara and 18-year old left-handed hitting 1B/OF Yeison Perez represented the Brewers, along with the somewhat surprising selection of 17-year old LHP Wande Torres. 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. Any lineup absences will certainly have us speculating on possible promotions (or trades, with the MLB trade deadline only eight days away). 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  17. 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! Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Links for affiliate audio Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth
  18. 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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  19. We'll kick off today's report with audio links you can take in while perusing the details below. MLB Pipeline's Sam Dykstra joined Steve "Sparky" Fifer of WSSP for a fun chat about the Brewers' system - the Apple Podcasts link is here, or you can pull it up via other means at this link. Either way, go to the 17:15 minute mark. For many reading this now, one of your likely favorite Twitter follows is Daron at "Cream City Prospects", we've linked to him often, and with good reason. Granted, this interview is a couple of weeks old, but everything within is still highly relevant, and what's especially interesting is how Daron discusses the nature and inherent joys of following so deeply a minor league farm system, the amount of time involved, and more. Go to the 16:00 minute mark: Transactions: Ray's injury is undisclosed, within this past week, he had been described as day-to-day. In his seventh season in the system (last under team control unless added back to the 40-man roster), Ray's remarkably lackluster Brewers career appears fading in much the pattern of prior seasons. Of course, it's also a season in which the big-league club's center field issues have been pronounced. Ray's placement on the IL is retroactive to July 7th. Ferrer (MiLB Player Page) is already in his 5th pro season (again, the 2020 time warp), and the 21-year-old has all of 27-games in full-season ball, all with Carolina earlier this season, playing primarily at third base. He's been sidelined since June 9th. You'll find details on Sunitsch within this post at our season-long minor league transaction thread. *** Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 6, Columbus (Guardians) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Sounds Belt Four Homers, Crush Clippers - Nashville Wins Eighth Consecutive Game Yesterday's report led me to bring out the "Lather - Rinse - Repeat" mantra. Seems today we'll just roll with "clicking on all cylinders". You know, it's now easier to actually nit-pick things in the box score, since all nine Sounds had a base hit (three with two), five drew walks, and on the mound, the combined effort of the four hurlers was pretty much elite. So, let's see - Pablo Reyes committed an error at short while Brice Turang did his quite-often Saturday night thing of playing center field. Patrick Dorrian was caught stealing. Brian Navarreto was assigned a passed ball. Luis Contreras threw a wild pitch. The Sounds were 2-for-14 with RISP and stranded 11 when they weren't clubbing home runs. Re-read the glorious game summary linked above. We tend to focus on the positive in a major way here. The Sounds are making it so easy to do that, so the prior paragraph simply presented a challenge. Remarkable run of success, men. *** Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes via the Shuckers' Virtual Press Box Suspended, top of the 10th: Biloxi 6, Montgomery (Rays) 4 Gameday Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please review: Shuckers And Biscuits Suspended In the 10th - Biloxi Holds 6-4 When Game Is Resumed on Sunday Normally we don't wish to overload on video, but with all the full-season clubs on the road, it's been a bit light in this regard this week, so we'll pepper you with highlights the Shuckers' crew culled from the Biscuits' TV feed. Can we talk about that Wiemer throw? How he had to contort his body yet still got the job done? My goodness. Yes, we know about the recent month-log malaise at the plate. But it's still so easy to picture a Hunter Renfroe-esque stint in Milwaukee down the road for Wiemer, with all three years of pre-arbitration salaries kicking off six-to-seven years of control. Joey doubled in this game, but also fanned three times and grounded into a double play in his other at-bats. My eyes must be fooling me - I don't recognize the 0-for-5, three K's next to the name "Reetz". Solid three innings for RHP Noah Zavolas, in line for the win in relief, after his last outing in which he had to take one for the team in a disastrous start. *** Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes via their all-encompassing Virtual Press Box Final: Wisconsin 8, South Bend (Cubs) 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please review: Big Second Inning Pushes Wisconsin Past South Bend - Mort works five scoreless innings out of the bullpen as Rattlers move back into first place Big-time mound relief effort from RHP Zach Mort, the 25-year-old former Cub farmhand (8th round, 2018), and we don't want to overlook a nice game for RF Arbert Cipion, including the clutch double you just read about in Chris' summary. But I can't get past (again) the dynamic Canadian duo of Tyler Black and Tristan Peters, Black walked thrice and stole a base, Peters added two sacrifice flies to his home run and single. Go back to the box score and compare their batting averages and OPS. Why it's almost "Double Vision", which of course was a huge 80's hit for Foreigner. Wait - Canada, Foreigner, it's all coming together! By the way, The Athletic's Jim Bowden wrote that Tyler Black fetches rental 1B/DH Josh Bell straight up. Do you do it? Feel free to add a comment. It's been quite a while since our last Wes Clarke sighting, last played June 26th. The 1B/C has posted a .739 OPS in 2022. *** Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Kannapolis (White Sox) 8, Carolina 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, details, please review: Chourio Hits 12th Homer in 8-5 Loss - Carolina outhit Kannapolis 13-5, but ended up losing for the fourth straight game It's the summer of Chourio. I can't even tell you how many quote tweets filled my timeline with this Chourio home run. I think it was because Brewer fans were so disgusted with Saturday's ugly loss to the Pirates that when this popped up shortly after, it was cathartic. Chourio also singled (caught stealing for the only the 2nd time in 11 attempts). Hey, we can tell you that Hendry Mendez had three hits, catcher Jose Sibrian and second baseman Zack Raabe had two knocks apiece, but c'mon, it's all Chourio, all the time. I mean, look at that 18-year-old smile: Actually, there is other news - shortstop Eduardo Garcia was hit by a pitch in the 9th inning and had to exit the game. Garcia turns 20 years old today (Sunday), hoping he's not suffering on his birthday. *** Final: ACL Brewers Blue 17, ACL Brewers Gold 2, seven innings as scheduled Box Score / Game Log I know what you're thinking, especially with how young these kids are in Maryvale, but no, game was not halted due to mercy rule. However, everyone did receive a participation trophy postgame. It was the 9-16 Blue squad over the 13-12 Gold club. The two teams combined (in seven innings) to commit four errors, walk eleven batters, throw two wild pitches, balk four times, and catch a partridge in a pear tree. The first six outings of 2022 for 20-year-old Columbian RHP Fray Morelo were very successful, but Morelo's prior game (and certainly this one) were anything but. Much of the damage fell on his unfortunate linescore. Yet it does seem when these two clubs meet, the overall coaching grades would probably fall at best in that C+ range. Oh yes, the rehabbers - Garrett Mitchell played CF, 0-for-3, two walks, stole a base. Mitchell grounded out 3-1, reached on a groundout fielding error to second base, and grounded to first when he wasn't walking (both walks in the 4th inning). Alex Jackson was behind the plate, he doubled on a fly to center in the first, then walked in the third inning. Jackson would catch the bottom of that frame before exiting. For the defeated Gold club, Alberis Ferrer (see Transactions note above) was the designated hitter, 0-for-3, two strikeouts. Did we mention that 19-year-old Venezuelan second baseman Alexander Perez hit a three-run home run in the 3rd, and a grand slam the next inning? Because he did, both off Morelo. This was Perez' 20th game in his 2nd pro season, and he lifted his 2022 OPS by 117 points (to .784). *** Final: DSL Tigers #2 Squad 10, DSL Brewers #2 Squad 0 Box Score / Game Log Try to find a positive. I dare you. *** Postponed: DSL Texas Blue at DSL Brewers #1 Squad Second day in a row. Methinks there may be a Covid-related issue here with the #1 club, but that is without any confirmation at all, obviously. *** I would like to thank the DSL clubs for reducing my typing here as I wrap up, because the beach awaits, and the Mrs. is getting antsy. It's all traditional Sunday day games today, and hopefully the Shuckers can successfully complete their suspended game. The rookie clubs are idle as is the norm. My buddy @damuelle will take care of you on Monday AM. How far-ranging is Brewers minor league fandom? If you've ever read our respective bylines at the base of these reports, you'll know I'm in Massachusetts (hence the Mass Haas / Moose Haas play on words), while Joseph is in the Pacific Northwest and Daniel is in sub-Saharan Africa, believe it or not. So yeah, that's why none of us were at BrewerFanatic's Am-Fam bash Saturday. Plane tickets lost in the mail Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth View full article
  20. For many reading this now, one of your likely favorite Twitter follows is Daron at "Cream City Prospects", we've linked to him often, and with good reason. Granted, this interview is a couple of weeks old, but everything within is still highly relevant, and what's especially interesting is how Daron discusses the nature and inherent joys of following so deeply a minor league farm system, the amount of time involved, and more. Go to the 16:00 minute mark: Transactions: Ray's injury is undisclosed, within this past week, he had been described as day-to-day. In his seventh season in the system (last under team control unless added back to the 40-man roster), Ray's remarkably lackluster Brewers career appears fading in much the pattern of prior seasons. Of course, it's also a season in which the big-league club's center field issues have been pronounced. Ray's placement on the IL is retroactive to July 7th. Ferrer (MiLB Player Page) is already in his 5th pro season (again, the 2020 time warp), and the 21-year-old has all of 27-games in full-season ball, all with Carolina earlier this season, playing primarily at third base. He's been sidelined since June 9th. You'll find details on Sunitsch within this post at our season-long minor league transaction thread. *** Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 6, Columbus (Guardians) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Sounds Belt Four Homers, Crush Clippers - Nashville Wins Eighth Consecutive Game Yesterday's report led me to bring out the "Lather - Rinse - Repeat" mantra. Seems today we'll just roll with "clicking on all cylinders". You know, it's now easier to actually nit-pick things in the box score, since all nine Sounds had a base hit (three with two), five drew walks, and on the mound, the combined effort of the four hurlers was pretty much elite. So, let's see - Pablo Reyes committed an error at short while Brice Turang did his quite-often Saturday night thing of playing center field. Patrick Dorrian was caught stealing. Brian Navarreto was assigned a passed ball. Luis Contreras threw a wild pitch. The Sounds were 2-for-14 with RISP and stranded 11 when they weren't clubbing home runs. Re-read the glorious game summary linked above. We tend to focus on the positive in a major way here. The Sounds are making it so easy to do that, so the prior paragraph simply presented a challenge. Remarkable run of success, men. *** Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes via the Shuckers' Virtual Press Box Suspended, top of the 10th: Biloxi 6, Montgomery (Rays) 4 Gameday Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please review: Shuckers And Biscuits Suspended In the 10th - Biloxi Holds 6-4 When Game Is Resumed on Sunday Normally we don't wish to overload on video, but with all the full-season clubs on the road, it's been a bit light in this regard this week, so we'll pepper you with highlights the Shuckers' crew culled from the Biscuits' TV feed. Can we talk about that Wiemer throw? How he had to contort his body yet still got the job done? My goodness. Yes, we know about the recent month-log malaise at the plate. But it's still so easy to picture a Hunter Renfroe-esque stint in Milwaukee down the road for Wiemer, with all three years of pre-arbitration salaries kicking off six-to-seven years of control. Joey doubled in this game, but also fanned three times and grounded into a double play in his other at-bats. My eyes must be fooling me - I don't recognize the 0-for-5, three K's next to the name "Reetz". Solid three innings for RHP Noah Zavolas, in line for the win in relief, after his last outing in which he had to take one for the team in a disastrous start. *** Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes via their all-encompassing Virtual Press Box Final: Wisconsin 8, South Bend (Cubs) 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please review: Big Second Inning Pushes Wisconsin Past South Bend - Mort works five scoreless innings out of the bullpen as Rattlers move back into first place Big-time mound relief effort from RHP Zach Mort, the 25-year-old former Cub farmhand (8th round, 2018), and we don't want to overlook a nice game for RF Arbert Cipion, including the clutch double you just read about in Chris' summary. But I can't get past (again) the dynamic Canadian duo of Tyler Black and Tristan Peters, Black walked thrice and stole a base, Peters added two sacrifice flies to his home run and single. Go back to the box score and compare their batting averages and OPS. Why it's almost "Double Vision", which of course was a huge 80's hit for Foreigner. Wait - Canada, Foreigner, it's all coming together! By the way, The Athletic's Jim Bowden wrote that Tyler Black fetches rental 1B/DH Josh Bell straight up. Do you do it? Feel free to add a comment. It's been quite a while since our last Wes Clarke sighting, last played June 26th. The 1B/C has posted a .739 OPS in 2022. *** Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Kannapolis (White Sox) 8, Carolina 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, details, please review: Chourio Hits 12th Homer in 8-5 Loss - Carolina outhit Kannapolis 13-5, but ended up losing for the fourth straight game It's the summer of Chourio. I can't even tell you how many quote tweets filled my timeline with this Chourio home run. I think it was because Brewer fans were so disgusted with Saturday's ugly loss to the Pirates that when this popped up shortly after, it was cathartic. Chourio also singled (caught stealing for the only the 2nd time in 11 attempts). Hey, we can tell you that Hendry Mendez had three hits, catcher Jose Sibrian and second baseman Zack Raabe had two knocks apiece, but c'mon, it's all Chourio, all the time. I mean, look at that 18-year-old smile: Actually, there is other news - shortstop Eduardo Garcia was hit by a pitch in the 9th inning and had to exit the game. Garcia turns 20 years old today (Sunday), hoping he's not suffering on his birthday. *** Final: ACL Brewers Blue 17, ACL Brewers Gold 2, seven innings as scheduled Box Score / Game Log I know what you're thinking, especially with how young these kids are in Maryvale, but no, game was not halted due to mercy rule. However, everyone did receive a participation trophy postgame. It was the 9-16 Blue squad over the 13-12 Gold club. The two teams combined (in seven innings) to commit four errors, walk eleven batters, throw two wild pitches, balk four times, and catch a partridge in a pear tree. The first six outings of 2022 for 20-year-old Columbian RHP Fray Morelo were very successful, but Morelo's prior game (and certainly this one) were anything but. Much of the damage fell on his unfortunate linescore. Yet it does seem when these two clubs meet, the overall coaching grades would probably fall at best in that C+ range. Oh yes, the rehabbers - Garrett Mitchell played CF, 0-for-3, two walks, stole a base. Mitchell grounded out 3-1, reached on a groundout fielding error to second base, and grounded to first when he wasn't walking (both walks in the 4th inning). Alex Jackson was behind the plate, he doubled on a fly to center in the first, then walked in the third inning. Jackson would catch the bottom of that frame before exiting. For the defeated Gold club, Alberis Ferrer (see Transactions note above) was the designated hitter, 0-for-3, two strikeouts. Did we mention that 19-year-old Venezuelan second baseman Alexander Perez hit a three-run home run in the 3rd, and a grand slam the next inning? Because he did, both off Morelo. This was Perez' 20th game in his 2nd pro season, and he lifted his 2022 OPS by 117 points (to .784). *** Final: DSL Tigers #2 Squad 10, DSL Brewers #2 Squad 0 Box Score / Game Log Try to find a positive. I dare you. *** Postponed: DSL Texas Blue at DSL Brewers #1 Squad Second day in a row. Methinks there may be a Covid-related issue here with the #1 club, but that is without any confirmation at all, obviously. *** I would like to thank the DSL clubs for reducing my typing here as I wrap up, because the beach awaits, and the Mrs. is getting antsy. It's all traditional Sunday day games today, and hopefully the Shuckers can successfully complete their suspended game. The rookie clubs are idle as is the norm. My buddy @damuelle will take care of you on Monday AM. How far-ranging is Brewers minor league fandom? If you've ever read our respective bylines at the base of these reports, you'll know I'm in Massachusetts (hence the Mass Haas / Moose Haas play on words), while Joseph is in the Pacific Northwest and Daniel is in sub-Saharan Africa, believe it or not. So yeah, that's why none of us were at BrewerFanatic's Am-Fam bash Saturday. Plane tickets lost in the mail Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth
  21. The Shuckers’ return-to-expected-form continued on Thursday, as they handily defeated a decent Chattanooga squad 11-4 for a 2-1 series lead. This time it was starter Justin Bullock coming through with his best performance of 2022, though covering just three innings as he works back to full strength. Home runs by Thomas Dillard and Cam Devanney powered the offense, along with 2 RBI doubles from Gabe Holt. Nashville didn’t give in despite a 7-0 deficit on the road, cutting it to 7-6 with two runners on and nobody out in the ninth inning before the effort ended there. The Timber Rattlers had limited options for starting pitcher in their game, so Zach Mort had to step in and wear an eight-run, ten-hit nightmare. Carolina will need a win today and then sweep their doubleheader in Columbia on Saturday in order to turn their 0-2 series deficit around. In the Dominican Summer League, the Brewers-1 youngsters finally had their bats come alive, getting 13 hits in 25 at-bats in a lightning-shorted five-inning, 8-3 victory which boosted their record to 2-6. Impressive 17-year old OF Luis Lara went 3-for-3 as he makes his case to move stateside. Sunday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Dillard, Devanney, Bullock and Holt, as well as Weston Wilson. Transactions: RHP Thomas Jankins retired from AAA Nashville Game Action: Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Rainout – Rescheduled for Saturday Doubleheader 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: Mudcats and Fireflies Postponed Thursday INF Jean Carmona’s Grand Return to action in the Brewers’ organization will need to wait one more day. Friday’s outlook: Expect the same lineup intended for Thursday to go at it tomorrow, led by sterling RHP Carlos F. Rodriguez, though there’s a chance that RHP Fernando Olguin will make the start instead. Wisconsin Pre-Game Notes Final: Great Lakes 13, Wisconsin 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, rainout details: Great Lakes collects 19 hits in 13-4 win over the Rattlers The 13-4 score looks bad and the game wasn’t even as close as that line indicates, as the Timber Rattlers trailed 12-0 after five innings, going scoreless with nine strikeouts against Loon starter Nick Nastrini. Perhaps short of starting arms (where’s LHP Russell Smith ?), the team went with RHP Zach Mort as its starter, though he had not started a game since last September and had only thrown more than 50 pitches in a game once this year. Sorry Zach!! – you’ve been terrific in relief (0.95 WHIP entering the game)! Mort’s season ERA ballooned from 3.18 to 5.06. Offensively, Wisconsin left the bases loaded in the first inning and stranded two more in the second inning, which obviously didn’t help their cause. The Timber Rattlers finally broke against Great Lakes’ bullpen with four runs in the 6th inning on four hits (including a Wes Clarke homer, his 8th of the year; and an Arbert Cipion two-run double) and two walks, but unfortunately ran themselves out of the inning trying to reach 3rd base while down 12-4. Position player Ashton McGee moved over from 1st base to pitch the 9th inning and did not yield a run, while designated hitter Alex Hall moved to catcher and Wes Clarke moved from catcher to 1st base. Did you get all that? Performances of Note: Tyler Black – 3-4, walk Arbert Cipion – 2-3, double, walk, HBP, SB Wes Clarke – 1-4, HR, walk, RBI Zach Mort (Loss) – 3 2/3 IP, 8 R, 10 H, 0 BB, 2 HBP, 2 Ks Ashton McGee – 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 1 K Friday’s outlook: RHP Justin Jarvis (4.14 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 9.4 K/9 in 58 2/3 innings) is set to take the mound, as Wisconsin aims to tie up their series in Great Lakes 2-2. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 11, Chattanooga 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Steady Offense Leads Biloxi To 11-4 Victory Things are really turning around nicely in Biloxi in all facets of the game, as evidenced in Thursday’s 11-4 victory when all nine Shucker batters got at least one base hit, along with either a run scored or an RBI. On the mound, RHP Justin Bullock had his best outing of 2022, covering three scoreless innings time with 41 pitches (28 strikes). This was in spite of a dangerous first inning where the first two Lookout batters reached via double and single and they ultimately loaded the bases with one out. However, Bullock escaped by striking out three hitters in the frame. After that initial trouble, Biloxi’s offense responded with three straight hits in the second inning, the last a Gabe Holt RBI double for a 1-0 Shucker lead. Jakson Reetz (a potential 40-man MLB roster add in the coming off-season) then smacked his 13th home run of 2022 on a 2-0 pitch to double the margin. RHP Carlos Luna came on for extended relief, ably covering five innings and largely saving the bullpen by throwing 94 pitches to earn the win, while the Shucker consistently added to their lead. He struck out eight batters in his strong effort, though yielded four runs. Thomas Dillard’s 5th home run of the season, a three-run shot in the fifth inning, stretched Biloxi’s lead to 5-0. Cam Devanney followed with a solo shot in the sixth inning (his 9th of the year), homering on consecutive days, before a Lookout error pushed the lead to 7-1. A run-scoring wild pitch, another Gabe Holt RBI double and a Sal Frelick sacrifice fly grew the margin to 10-2 in the seventh inning. RHP Nash Walters ably covered the ninth inning, striking out the first two Chattanooga hitters he faced. Performances of Note: Thomas Dillard – 2-6, HR, 3 RBIs Gabe Holt – 3-5, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs Cam Devanney – 2-3, HR, walk, HBP, RBI Sal Frelick – 2-4, triple, walk, SF, RBI Noah Campbell – 2-4, double, walk Felix Valerio – 2-5, double Jakson Reetz – 1-5, HR, walk, RBI Justin Bullock – 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 Ks Carlos Luna (Win) – 5 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 8 Ks Nash Walters – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 Ks Friday’s outlook: Biloxi leads Chattanooga 2-1 thus far and will send LHP Nick Bennett to the mound to follow in the footsteps of Noah Zavolas and Justin Bullock in aiming for his best outing of 2022. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Memphis 7, Nashville 6 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details: Sounds Come Up Just Short in Memphis Our solid Nashville squad battled back gallantly in this affair, although the early seven-run deficit was just too much to overcome (bear?). Starting RHP Tyler Herb will need to have his breakout AAA performance another night. His three-up, three-down first inning was followed by a bases loaded escape in the second inning and then a six-run, 11-Redbird batter third inning which included seven hits and a walk. LHP Andy Otero entered for that 11th batter with two-on and two-out, inducing a fly out to mercifully end the frame. However, Memphis then tacked on a 7th run in the fifth inning, which ultimately proved valuable. Down 7-0 but not out of it, Nashville’s offense awoke in the sixth inning, with INF Andruw Monasterio smacking a three-run blast for his first home run of 2022. While Otero kept the Redbirds guessing in 3 1/3 innings of work, the Sounds clawed back to 7-5 in the sixth inning on a Tyler White RBI single and David Dahl sacrifice fly. Otero was relieved by the eminently capable Hobie Harris in the seventh inning, then the Sounds put a scare into Memphis by loading the bases in the eighth inning, though that opportunity went for naught. After Harris faced the minimum number of Memphis batters over two innings, Weston Wilson opened the ninth inning with his 5th homer of the year, cutting the deficit to 7-6. This was immediately followed by a Jonathan Davis double and Brice Turang infield single to put the potential game-winning runs on base with nobody out. Unfortunately, that was the last hurrah for Nashville, as Memphis’ Kodi Whitley struck out Pablo Reyes and Jon Singleton, before inducing a pop out to end the game. Performances of Note: Weston Wilson – 2-4, HR, RBI, SB David Dahl – 2-3, SF, RBI Andruw Monasterio – 1-4, HR, 3 RBIs Jon Singleton – 1-4, double, walk Tyler White – 1-4, walk, RBI Jonathan Davis – 1-5, double Pablo Reyes – 1-3, 2 walks Tyler Herb (Loss) – 2 2/3 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 2 BB, 1 WP, 5 Ks Andy Otero – 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Hobie Harris – 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 Ks Friday’s outlook: Nashville is down 2-1 in their series in Memphis, so now turns to RHP Caleb Boushley to start Game Four of the series. Boushley’s been excellent of late, winning his last four starts while throwing over 90 pitches in each of his last three games (0.90 ERA over last 20 innings). ARIZONA COMPLEX LEAGUE Final: ACL Athletics 5, ACL Brewers Blue 4 Box Score / Game Log Similar to the Sounds, the Brewers Blue squad simply ran out of time on their comeback, scoring in each of the last four innings to cut the deficit to 5-4 in this shortened seven-inning game. Unfortunately, the loss dropped the team to 1-7 on the season. Starting RHP Jared Albir was not able to reproduce his terrific performance last week, giving up three hits, a walk and hitting a batter in a three-run third inning. Recently-turned 18-year old INF Ney Serrano hit his first home run of the season to cut the deficit to 4-2 in the fifth inning. Then in a game of hero-to-goat on the same play, 18-year old INF Jonatan Guzman laced a two-on, two-out, RBI single in the sixth inning to make it a 4-3 game, but got himself thrown out trying for second base. After the Athletics restored their lead to 5-3, the final inning started promising for the Blue team with two walks and a hit-by-pitch and nobody out, but the team could not muster the big hit to tie it up, only getting one run home via wild pitch to close the gap to the 5-4 final scoreline. Performances of Note: Eduarqui Fernandez – 2-4, double, RBI Ney Serrano – 1-2, HR, HBP, RBI Alexander Perez – 1-3, double, walk Jonatan Guzman – 1-3, RBI Luis Medina – 1-4, SB Jose Chavez – 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Final: ACL Guardians 5, ACL Brewers Gold 3 Box Score / Game Log After getting their first run without a hit (error, two wild pitches) in the fourth inning to close to within 2-1, the Gold team earned their second run in the sixth inning on a Jadher Areinamo double and Luis Castillo sacrifice fly to make it a 2-2 game. 18-year old LHP Caden Vire got through two innings of relief work without yielding a run or hit, but the Guardians got to him in the seventh inning via a walk, single and three-run homer by 20-year old Wuilfredo Antunez (1.321 OPS in 26 plate appearances this year, with eight walks and two strikeouts), who is probably expecting a promotion to a full season squad soon. Two singles (by Gregory Barrios and Areinamo) and an error in the eighth inning enable the Gold team to reduce the deficit to 5-3 with two men on base, but potent Blayberg Diaz (.774 career OPS, all in the ACL) flied out to right field to end that threat. Then again in the ninth inning, boys two men reached (Eduarh Colina single, Gregory Barrios walk) with two outs, but also-potent Areinamo flied out to center field to end the game. Brewers’ 24-year old LHP Justin King (signed from independent ball on June 5th) kept his ERA at 0.00 in covering the two scoreless innings, as he aims for a promotion to Low-A Carolina. Performances of Note: Jadher Areinamo – 2-5, double Luis Castillo – 1-2, triple, walk, SF, RBI Gregory Barrios – 1-3, walk, HBP Blayberg Diaz – 1-3, walk, SB Justin King – 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 Ks DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE Final: DSL Brewers #1 Squad 8, DSL Tigers #2 Squad 3, five innings, lightning Box Score / Game Log In just their 2nd win of the young season (2-6), the #1'ers had 13 base hits, four for extra bases, despite the shortened affair. They only drew one walk, so they were hacking, and successfully so, Guys and gals - presenting again, Luis Lara. Lara has reached base in all eight games thus far, hitless only once. He has a four-hit game, this game that was cut short with three hits, and four two hit games. The 17-year-old switch-hitting Venezuelan bonus baby center fielder sports a 1.227 OPS, only four K's in 33 at-bats. In the top of the 4th, the Tigers had two runs in to tie the game at 3-3 with men on 2nd and 3rd and only one out. RHP Dikember Sanchez inherited that tough spot and immediately got a line drive to third base, doubling off the runner at 3rd, squashing the rally, Buoyed by that big moment, the Crew put up a five-spot in the bottom half highlighted by a three-run double by another high-bonus position player in 17-year-old switch-hitting Venezuelan shortstop Jhonny Severino. Roman La Torre, a left-handed swinging catcher out of Venezuela who just turned 17 last month, is 3-for-7 with two doubles and a walk to begin his career. La Torre signed in January for just $10,000. Yet another 17-year-old, starting LHP Wande Torres, posted a solid line in his 2nd pro appearance. He signed for $38,700, an odd number but we never quite know how the organization has to make the bonus dollars allocate into their overall pool Performances of Note: Luis Lara – 3-3, double, RBI Arnys Rodriguez – 2-2, walk, RBI Roman La Torre – 2-3, double Duncan Garcia – 1-2, triple, SF, RBI Jhonny Severino – 1-3, double, 3 RBIs Gery Holguin – 1-3, RBI Angel Pereira – 1-3, HBP Dikember Sanchez (Win) – 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 Ks Final: DSL Texas Red 7, DSL Brewers #2 Squad 3, six innings, lightning Box Score / Game Log Crew #2 falls to 3-5. They scored only one earned run on the day, as Texas' team won despite four errors. The Brewers committed two miscues of their own, including another by 17-year-old bonus baby Johan Barrios at third base, his 9th. That was the lone ground ball sent Barrios' way. Brewers batters had four singles and six walks. As we often saw last year, it was green lights a-plenty, as the organization develops stolen base techniques. Only 3-for-6 in attempts here. When Juan Baez was signed in January, he was listed as a catcher, but the 16-year-old (turns 17 in ten days) Dominican native has played all over the infield and primarily at shortstop thus far. He is also batting 3rd, and scorching with a .387/.412/.613 line (1.025 OPS). He too, signed for just $10,000. It's just such an incredibly unique dynamic among the players, a few among them are pre-tax millionaires, and most are just grateful for an opportunity. Here's the page you want to bookmark, as MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez provided bonus info on all the members of the large 2022 Brewers international signing class Performances of Note: Ludwin Tejada – 1-3, walk, RBI, SB Juan Baez – 1-2, walk, SB Johan Barrios – 1-2, walk Irving Iguales – 1-2, walk We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Good luck in Friday’s Eight Games! Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Arizona Complex League Scoreboard Dominican Summer League Scoreboard Links for affiliate audio Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth
  22. Every Biloxi batter had at least one base hit in their 11-4 win. Nashville nearly turned around a seven-run deficit, but fell 7-6 in Memphis. Wisconsin fell behind 12-0 in their big loss. Carolina and Columbia were rained out, so will make up the game on Saturday. Only one of the four short season squads were victorious. The Shuckers’ return-to-expected-form continued on Thursday, as they handily defeated a decent Chattanooga squad 11-4 for a 2-1 series lead. This time it was starter Justin Bullock coming through with his best performance of 2022, though covering just three innings as he works back to full strength. Home runs by Thomas Dillard and Cam Devanney powered the offense, along with 2 RBI doubles from Gabe Holt. Nashville didn’t give in despite a 7-0 deficit on the road, cutting it to 7-6 with two runners on and nobody out in the ninth inning before the effort ended there. The Timber Rattlers had limited options for starting pitcher in their game, so Zach Mort had to step in and wear an eight-run, ten-hit nightmare. Carolina will need a win today and then sweep their doubleheader in Columbia on Saturday in order to turn their 0-2 series deficit around. In the Dominican Summer League, the Brewers-1 youngsters finally had their bats come alive, getting 13 hits in 25 at-bats in a lightning-shorted five-inning, 8-3 victory which boosted their record to 2-6. Impressive 17-year old OF Luis Lara went 3-for-3 as he makes his case to move stateside. Sunday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Dillard, Devanney, Bullock and Holt, as well as Weston Wilson. Transactions: RHP Thomas Jankins retired from AAA Nashville Game Action: Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Rainout – Rescheduled for Saturday Doubleheader 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: Mudcats and Fireflies Postponed Thursday INF Jean Carmona’s Grand Return to action in the Brewers’ organization will need to wait one more day. Friday’s outlook: Expect the same lineup intended for Thursday to go at it tomorrow, led by sterling RHP Carlos F. Rodriguez, though there’s a chance that RHP Fernando Olguin will make the start instead. Wisconsin Pre-Game Notes Final: Great Lakes 13, Wisconsin 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, rainout details: Great Lakes collects 19 hits in 13-4 win over the Rattlers The 13-4 score looks bad and the game wasn’t even as close as that line indicates, as the Timber Rattlers trailed 12-0 after five innings, going scoreless with nine strikeouts against Loon starter Nick Nastrini. Perhaps short of starting arms (where’s LHP Russell Smith ?), the team went with RHP Zach Mort as its starter, though he had not started a game since last September and had only thrown more than 50 pitches in a game once this year. Sorry Zach!! – you’ve been terrific in relief (0.95 WHIP entering the game)! Mort’s season ERA ballooned from 3.18 to 5.06. Offensively, Wisconsin left the bases loaded in the first inning and stranded two more in the second inning, which obviously didn’t help their cause. The Timber Rattlers finally broke against Great Lakes’ bullpen with four runs in the 6th inning on four hits (including a Wes Clarke homer, his 8th of the year; and an Arbert Cipion two-run double) and two walks, but unfortunately ran themselves out of the inning trying to reach 3rd base while down 12-4. Position player Ashton McGee moved over from 1st base to pitch the 9th inning and did not yield a run, while designated hitter Alex Hall moved to catcher and Wes Clarke moved from catcher to 1st base. Did you get all that? Performances of Note: Tyler Black – 3-4, walk Arbert Cipion – 2-3, double, walk, HBP, SB Wes Clarke – 1-4, HR, walk, RBI Zach Mort (Loss) – 3 2/3 IP, 8 R, 10 H, 0 BB, 2 HBP, 2 Ks Ashton McGee – 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 1 K Friday’s outlook: RHP Justin Jarvis (4.14 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 9.4 K/9 in 58 2/3 innings) is set to take the mound, as Wisconsin aims to tie up their series in Great Lakes 2-2. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 11, Chattanooga 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Steady Offense Leads Biloxi To 11-4 Victory Things are really turning around nicely in Biloxi in all facets of the game, as evidenced in Thursday’s 11-4 victory when all nine Shucker batters got at least one base hit, along with either a run scored or an RBI. On the mound, RHP Justin Bullock had his best outing of 2022, covering three scoreless innings time with 41 pitches (28 strikes). This was in spite of a dangerous first inning where the first two Lookout batters reached via double and single and they ultimately loaded the bases with one out. However, Bullock escaped by striking out three hitters in the frame. After that initial trouble, Biloxi’s offense responded with three straight hits in the second inning, the last a Gabe Holt RBI double for a 1-0 Shucker lead. Jakson Reetz (a potential 40-man MLB roster add in the coming off-season) then smacked his 13th home run of 2022 on a 2-0 pitch to double the margin. RHP Carlos Luna came on for extended relief, ably covering five innings and largely saving the bullpen by throwing 94 pitches to earn the win, while the Shucker consistently added to their lead. He struck out eight batters in his strong effort, though yielded four runs. Thomas Dillard’s 5th home run of the season, a three-run shot in the fifth inning, stretched Biloxi’s lead to 5-0. Cam Devanney followed with a solo shot in the sixth inning (his 9th of the year), homering on consecutive days, before a Lookout error pushed the lead to 7-1. A run-scoring wild pitch, another Gabe Holt RBI double and a Sal Frelick sacrifice fly grew the margin to 10-2 in the seventh inning. RHP Nash Walters ably covered the ninth inning, striking out the first two Chattanooga hitters he faced. Performances of Note: Thomas Dillard – 2-6, HR, 3 RBIs Gabe Holt – 3-5, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs Cam Devanney – 2-3, HR, walk, HBP, RBI Sal Frelick – 2-4, triple, walk, SF, RBI Noah Campbell – 2-4, double, walk Felix Valerio – 2-5, double Jakson Reetz – 1-5, HR, walk, RBI Justin Bullock – 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 Ks Carlos Luna (Win) – 5 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 8 Ks Nash Walters – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 Ks Friday’s outlook: Biloxi leads Chattanooga 2-1 thus far and will send LHP Nick Bennett to the mound to follow in the footsteps of Noah Zavolas and Justin Bullock in aiming for his best outing of 2022. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Memphis 7, Nashville 6 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details: Sounds Come Up Just Short in Memphis Our solid Nashville squad battled back gallantly in this affair, although the early seven-run deficit was just too much to overcome (bear?). Starting RHP Tyler Herb will need to have his breakout AAA performance another night. His three-up, three-down first inning was followed by a bases loaded escape in the second inning and then a six-run, 11-Redbird batter third inning which included seven hits and a walk. LHP Andy Otero entered for that 11th batter with two-on and two-out, inducing a fly out to mercifully end the frame. However, Memphis then tacked on a 7th run in the fifth inning, which ultimately proved valuable. Down 7-0 but not out of it, Nashville’s offense awoke in the sixth inning, with INF Andruw Monasterio smacking a three-run blast for his first home run of 2022. While Otero kept the Redbirds guessing in 3 1/3 innings of work, the Sounds clawed back to 7-5 in the sixth inning on a Tyler White RBI single and David Dahl sacrifice fly. Otero was relieved by the eminently capable Hobie Harris in the seventh inning, then the Sounds put a scare into Memphis by loading the bases in the eighth inning, though that opportunity went for naught. After Harris faced the minimum number of Memphis batters over two innings, Weston Wilson opened the ninth inning with his 5th homer of the year, cutting the deficit to 7-6. This was immediately followed by a Jonathan Davis double and Brice Turang infield single to put the potential game-winning runs on base with nobody out. Unfortunately, that was the last hurrah for Nashville, as Memphis’ Kodi Whitley struck out Pablo Reyes and Jon Singleton, before inducing a pop out to end the game. Performances of Note: Weston Wilson – 2-4, HR, RBI, SB David Dahl – 2-3, SF, RBI Andruw Monasterio – 1-4, HR, 3 RBIs Jon Singleton – 1-4, double, walk Tyler White – 1-4, walk, RBI Jonathan Davis – 1-5, double Pablo Reyes – 1-3, 2 walks Tyler Herb (Loss) – 2 2/3 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 2 BB, 1 WP, 5 Ks Andy Otero – 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Hobie Harris – 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 Ks Friday’s outlook: Nashville is down 2-1 in their series in Memphis, so now turns to RHP Caleb Boushley to start Game Four of the series. Boushley’s been excellent of late, winning his last four starts while throwing over 90 pitches in each of his last three games (0.90 ERA over last 20 innings). ARIZONA COMPLEX LEAGUE Final: ACL Athletics 5, ACL Brewers Blue 4 Box Score / Game Log Similar to the Sounds, the Brewers Blue squad simply ran out of time on their comeback, scoring in each of the last four innings to cut the deficit to 5-4 in this shortened seven-inning game. Unfortunately, the loss dropped the team to 1-7 on the season. Starting RHP Jared Albir was not able to reproduce his terrific performance last week, giving up three hits, a walk and hitting a batter in a three-run third inning. Recently-turned 18-year old INF Ney Serrano hit his first home run of the season to cut the deficit to 4-2 in the fifth inning. Then in a game of hero-to-goat on the same play, 18-year old INF Jonatan Guzman laced a two-on, two-out, RBI single in the sixth inning to make it a 4-3 game, but got himself thrown out trying for second base. After the Athletics restored their lead to 5-3, the final inning started promising for the Blue team with two walks and a hit-by-pitch and nobody out, but the team could not muster the big hit to tie it up, only getting one run home via wild pitch to close the gap to the 5-4 final scoreline. Performances of Note: Eduarqui Fernandez – 2-4, double, RBI Ney Serrano – 1-2, HR, HBP, RBI Alexander Perez – 1-3, double, walk Jonatan Guzman – 1-3, RBI Luis Medina – 1-4, SB Jose Chavez – 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Final: ACL Guardians 5, ACL Brewers Gold 3 Box Score / Game Log After getting their first run without a hit (error, two wild pitches) in the fourth inning to close to within 2-1, the Gold team earned their second run in the sixth inning on a Jadher Areinamo double and Luis Castillo sacrifice fly to make it a 2-2 game. 18-year old LHP Caden Vire got through two innings of relief work without yielding a run or hit, but the Guardians got to him in the seventh inning via a walk, single and three-run homer by 20-year old Wuilfredo Antunez (1.321 OPS in 26 plate appearances this year, with eight walks and two strikeouts), who is probably expecting a promotion to a full season squad soon. Two singles (by Gregory Barrios and Areinamo) and an error in the eighth inning enable the Gold team to reduce the deficit to 5-3 with two men on base, but potent Blayberg Diaz (.774 career OPS, all in the ACL) flied out to right field to end that threat. Then again in the ninth inning, boys two men reached (Eduarh Colina single, Gregory Barrios walk) with two outs, but also-potent Areinamo flied out to center field to end the game. Brewers’ 24-year old LHP Justin King (signed from independent ball on June 5th) kept his ERA at 0.00 in covering the two scoreless innings, as he aims for a promotion to Low-A Carolina. Performances of Note: Jadher Areinamo – 2-5, double Luis Castillo – 1-2, triple, walk, SF, RBI Gregory Barrios – 1-3, walk, HBP Blayberg Diaz – 1-3, walk, SB Justin King – 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 Ks DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE Final: DSL Brewers #1 Squad 8, DSL Tigers #2 Squad 3, five innings, lightning Box Score / Game Log In just their 2nd win of the young season (2-6), the #1'ers had 13 base hits, four for extra bases, despite the shortened affair. They only drew one walk, so they were hacking, and successfully so, Guys and gals - presenting again, Luis Lara. Lara has reached base in all eight games thus far, hitless only once. He has a four-hit game, this game that was cut short with three hits, and four two hit games. The 17-year-old switch-hitting Venezuelan bonus baby center fielder sports a 1.227 OPS, only four K's in 33 at-bats. In the top of the 4th, the Tigers had two runs in to tie the game at 3-3 with men on 2nd and 3rd and only one out. RHP Dikember Sanchez inherited that tough spot and immediately got a line drive to third base, doubling off the runner at 3rd, squashing the rally, Buoyed by that big moment, the Crew put up a five-spot in the bottom half highlighted by a three-run double by another high-bonus position player in 17-year-old switch-hitting Venezuelan shortstop Jhonny Severino. Roman La Torre, a left-handed swinging catcher out of Venezuela who just turned 17 last month, is 3-for-7 with two doubles and a walk to begin his career. La Torre signed in January for just $10,000. Yet another 17-year-old, starting LHP Wande Torres, posted a solid line in his 2nd pro appearance. He signed for $38,700, an odd number but we never quite know how the organization has to make the bonus dollars allocate into their overall pool Performances of Note: Luis Lara – 3-3, double, RBI Arnys Rodriguez – 2-2, walk, RBI Roman La Torre – 2-3, double Duncan Garcia – 1-2, triple, SF, RBI Jhonny Severino – 1-3, double, 3 RBIs Gery Holguin – 1-3, RBI Angel Pereira – 1-3, HBP Dikember Sanchez (Win) – 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 Ks Final: DSL Texas Red 7, DSL Brewers #2 Squad 3, six innings, lightning Box Score / Game Log Crew #2 falls to 3-5. They scored only one earned run on the day, as Texas' team won despite four errors. The Brewers committed two miscues of their own, including another by 17-year-old bonus baby Johan Barrios at third base, his 9th. That was the lone ground ball sent Barrios' way. Brewers batters had four singles and six walks. As we often saw last year, it was green lights a-plenty, as the organization develops stolen base techniques. Only 3-for-6 in attempts here. When Juan Baez was signed in January, he was listed as a catcher, but the 16-year-old (turns 17 in ten days) Dominican native has played all over the infield and primarily at shortstop thus far. He is also batting 3rd, and scorching with a .387/.412/.613 line (1.025 OPS). He too, signed for just $10,000. It's just such an incredibly unique dynamic among the players, a few among them are pre-tax millionaires, and most are just grateful for an opportunity. Here's the page you want to bookmark, as MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez provided bonus info on all the members of the large 2022 Brewers international signing class Performances of Note: Ludwin Tejada – 1-3, walk, RBI, SB Juan Baez – 1-2, walk, SB Johan Barrios – 1-2, walk Irving Iguales – 1-2, walk We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Good luck in Friday’s Eight Games! 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  23. Transactions: - RHP Justin Bullock activated from AA Biloxi's 7-day injured list - RHP Luis Contreras activated from AA Biloxi's 7-day injured list - RHP Trevor Tietz assigned to ACL Brewers Gold from ACL Brewers Blue - LHP Angel Perdomo transferred to AAA Nashville's 60-day injured list - LHP Clayton Andrews transferred to AAA Nashville's 60-day injured list The Brewers never did release specific injury information on Perdomo and Andrews, and given Perdomo's 40-man roster status, you'd think that we'd know more at this point. Should the Brewers be in a pinch for a 40-man roster spot, they could call Perdomo up to the big-league roster and place him on the 60-day IL, at which point Perdomo would be paid the pro-rated major league minimum. *** Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 8, Memphis (Cardinals) 4, ten innings Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Sounds Outlast Redbirds in Extra Innings Lots of juicy details in that just-linked report. Unfortunately, not much in the way of juicy visuals for this road game. However, after reading about it, we're all curious to see the 8th-inning inside-the-park moment for the bad guys and burly Alec Burleson off a Lucas Erceg fastball - The game was in-effect a "winner is in first place" contest, so nice to see the Sounds reign supreme at the end of the evening. Doesn't it feel as though Brice Turang's OPS should be higher than .685? On base four times here, his line sits at .275/.324/.361. Josh Lindblom's $2.75 million salary for 2022 is a sunk cost for the Brewers, still no indication he's on the cusp of being re-added to the 40-man and 26-man rosters. After a three-start rough patch, this was an excellent showing, and on his 35th birthday to boot. Big, big Garrett Whitley home run leading off the 9th, clearly. *** Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes via the Shuckers' Virtual Press Box Final: Biloxi 5, Chattanooga (Reds) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please review: Pitching Dominates In Shuckers 5-2 Win Over Chattanooga In Wednesday Matinee - Devanney Homer Seals Biloxi Win The Biloxi staff plucked three video clips from the Chattanooga feed and they are included below (remember, all four full-season affiliates are on the road this week). I admit I was taken aback by the calls from the Voice of the Lookouts, so looked him up (pun intended). Larry Ward, the Lookouts' veteran voice - Chattanooga icon is longest-tenured Double-A broadcaster Respect for the distinguished long career, but those calls, whether featuring the opponent's success or not, would not sustain me for a full season. We're pretty blessed with our affiliate voices. Sal Frelick, Jakson Reetz and Gabe Holt enjoyed the midday affair resting in the dugout. Joey Wiemer has spoiled us, he's just 7-for-31 in June with ten K's (.701 OPS), and we need to remember he missed a week with a hand injury. His teammates picked up the slack here. The Biloxi bullpen has thankfully righted the ship in recent days. Their collective efforts for much of this season pretty much dashed first-half title hopes, though the Wednesday appearances by RHP's Robbie Hitt and Zach Vennaro were representative of their own solid work throughout 2022. *** Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes via their all-encompassing Virtual Press Box Final: Great Lakes (Dodgers) 5, Wisconsin 0 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please review: Wisconsin Held to One Hit in 5-0 Loss - Great Lakes pitchers strike out sixteen to beat the Rattlers This is going to sound like the old-man, Link Report vet (guilty on both descriptions), but it used to be we'd see a 16-strikeout game, on either side of the ledger, and it'd merit multiple paragraphs on just the uniqueness of the performance. Now, we just are immune to it - "oh, 16 strikeouts". Incredible in some ways how pitching has evolved and several years into this cycle now, batters haven't been able to overcome performances and/or philosophies at the plate. Now, we link to this info at the very bottom of each report you read, perhaps you've taken advantage. But when you sort the strikeout column on the batting side, you'll see all four Brewers affiliates are smack-dab in the middle of their respective leagues. From a pitching perspective, the four staffs don't fare as well, not fanning as many as most of the staffs, but they're not buried at the very bottom of the rankings, either. So overall, in the perspective of the game at this time in this regard, despite the K numbers being jarring at times, Milwaukee affiliates are pretty representative of the sport, not shining, and hardly a disaster. Sortable league stat pages (hitting / pitching): Nashville Biloxi Wisconsin Carolina Coming up on two weeks since catcher Darrien Miller exited a game on June 3rd, yet to return to game action. *** Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Columbia (Royals) 2, Carolina 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, details, please review: Quero Homers as Mudcats Drop Fifth Straight - Israel Puello and Edwin Jimenez held the Fireflies to just four hits in the tough luck loss The Kansas City affiliate was just 16-41 entering this series, and the Mudcats have dropped the first two games. Opposite of good. Let's remind ourselves this is Jeferson Quero's age-19 season. His 1st inning error (6th of the season) didn't help but was offset by the blast above. Quero's .690 OPS is just fine given his age and the responsibility shouldered upon him for his first taste of full-season ball. I continue to look at this ultra-young Carolina roster and sense that several players would absolutely blossom and crush if given the chance to spend the first half of 2023 back in Carolina. But given the sheer roster numbers, I fear some may open with a similarly young-for-league team in Appleton to begin 2023, not sure if that'll be the best development path. Regardless, like Carolina staff this year, Timber Rattler employees had best brush up on their Spanish in preparation for the wave coming next season. (Yes, of course, hosting Latin players would not be completely new for the Wisconsin organization). My co-worker Daniel noted in our Minor League Forum's daily thread on the Mudcats woes in this game: 2-on, nobody out 1st inning - didn’t score Bases loaded, nobody out 7th inning - didn’t score 2-on, nobody out 9th inning - didn’t score Wow, I thought the shade of 2022 big-league Brewers yellow was bright, but those Columbia uniforms are LIT, and living up their Fireflies name. *** We are back to all-evening action Thursday for the full-season teams, and the rookie complex teams are back in action. I hope to at least assist Daniel with the Dominican recaps while he brings insights from the other six games to you. Until Friday morning then, take care and be safe on your Thirsty Thursday. 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  24. There are seven scheduled games remaining in the first-half seasons for the Brewers' three full-season clubs below the AAA level. Second-place Biloxi (27-30) won on Wednesday but remains on the very fringe of the have-hope world, standing 4.5 games back, six in the loss column. Second-place Wisconsin, despite a fine 34-24 record, dropped a game further back, and now is 3.5 games from the top spot. Carolina has been fortunate to be in a very balanced division with the top six teams all within three games of .500. The Mudcats (30-29) have caromed on a now five-game skid at the worst possible time, and sit in second place, albeit just one game out. AAA Nashville's playoff fortunes are based on their full-season exploits, but the Sounds' stellar 37-24 mark gives them only a 1.5 game lead over both the Guardians' and Cardinals' clubs. Time to examine Wednesday's 2-2 mark on the farm. Transactions: - RHP Justin Bullock activated from AA Biloxi's 7-day injured list - RHP Luis Contreras activated from AA Biloxi's 7-day injured list - RHP Trevor Tietz assigned to ACL Brewers Gold from ACL Brewers Blue - LHP Angel Perdomo transferred to AAA Nashville's 60-day injured list - LHP Clayton Andrews transferred to AAA Nashville's 60-day injured list The Brewers never did release specific injury information on Perdomo and Andrews, and given Perdomo's 40-man roster status, you'd think that we'd know more at this point. Should the Brewers be in a pinch for a 40-man roster spot, they could call Perdomo up to the big-league roster and place him on the 60-day IL, at which point Perdomo would be paid the pro-rated major league minimum. *** Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 8, Memphis (Cardinals) 4, ten innings Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Sounds Outlast Redbirds in Extra Innings Lots of juicy details in that just-linked report. Unfortunately, not much in the way of juicy visuals for this road game. However, after reading about it, we're all curious to see the 8th-inning inside-the-park moment for the bad guys and burly Alec Burleson off a Lucas Erceg fastball - The game was in-effect a "winner is in first place" contest, so nice to see the Sounds reign supreme at the end of the evening. Doesn't it feel as though Brice Turang's OPS should be higher than .685? On base four times here, his line sits at .275/.324/.361. Josh Lindblom's $2.75 million salary for 2022 is a sunk cost for the Brewers, still no indication he's on the cusp of being re-added to the 40-man and 26-man rosters. After a three-start rough patch, this was an excellent showing, and on his 35th birthday to boot. Big, big Garrett Whitley home run leading off the 9th, clearly. *** Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes via the Shuckers' Virtual Press Box Final: Biloxi 5, Chattanooga (Reds) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please review: Pitching Dominates In Shuckers 5-2 Win Over Chattanooga In Wednesday Matinee - Devanney Homer Seals Biloxi Win The Biloxi staff plucked three video clips from the Chattanooga feed and they are included below (remember, all four full-season affiliates are on the road this week). I admit I was taken aback by the calls from the Voice of the Lookouts, so looked him up (pun intended). Larry Ward, the Lookouts' veteran voice - Chattanooga icon is longest-tenured Double-A broadcaster Respect for the distinguished long career, but those calls, whether featuring the opponent's success or not, would not sustain me for a full season. We're pretty blessed with our affiliate voices. Sal Frelick, Jakson Reetz and Gabe Holt enjoyed the midday affair resting in the dugout. Joey Wiemer has spoiled us, he's just 7-for-31 in June with ten K's (.701 OPS), and we need to remember he missed a week with a hand injury. His teammates picked up the slack here. The Biloxi bullpen has thankfully righted the ship in recent days. Their collective efforts for much of this season pretty much dashed first-half title hopes, though the Wednesday appearances by RHP's Robbie Hitt and Zach Vennaro were representative of their own solid work throughout 2022. *** Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes via their all-encompassing Virtual Press Box Final: Great Lakes (Dodgers) 5, Wisconsin 0 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please review: Wisconsin Held to One Hit in 5-0 Loss - Great Lakes pitchers strike out sixteen to beat the Rattlers This is going to sound like the old-man, Link Report vet (guilty on both descriptions), but it used to be we'd see a 16-strikeout game, on either side of the ledger, and it'd merit multiple paragraphs on just the uniqueness of the performance. Now, we just are immune to it - "oh, 16 strikeouts". Incredible in some ways how pitching has evolved and several years into this cycle now, batters haven't been able to overcome performances and/or philosophies at the plate. Now, we link to this info at the very bottom of each report you read, perhaps you've taken advantage. But when you sort the strikeout column on the batting side, you'll see all four Brewers affiliates are smack-dab in the middle of their respective leagues. From a pitching perspective, the four staffs don't fare as well, not fanning as many as most of the staffs, but they're not buried at the very bottom of the rankings, either. So overall, in the perspective of the game at this time in this regard, despite the K numbers being jarring at times, Milwaukee affiliates are pretty representative of the sport, not shining, and hardly a disaster. Sortable league stat pages (hitting / pitching): Nashville Biloxi Wisconsin Carolina Coming up on two weeks since catcher Darrien Miller exited a game on June 3rd, yet to return to game action. *** Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Columbia (Royals) 2, Carolina 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, details, please review: Quero Homers as Mudcats Drop Fifth Straight - Israel Puello and Edwin Jimenez held the Fireflies to just four hits in the tough luck loss The Kansas City affiliate was just 16-41 entering this series, and the Mudcats have dropped the first two games. Opposite of good. Let's remind ourselves this is Jeferson Quero's age-19 season. His 1st inning error (6th of the season) didn't help but was offset by the blast above. Quero's .690 OPS is just fine given his age and the responsibility shouldered upon him for his first taste of full-season ball. I continue to look at this ultra-young Carolina roster and sense that several players would absolutely blossom and crush if given the chance to spend the first half of 2023 back in Carolina. But given the sheer roster numbers, I fear some may open with a similarly young-for-league team in Appleton to begin 2023, not sure if that'll be the best development path. Regardless, like Carolina staff this year, Timber Rattler employees had best brush up on their Spanish in preparation for the wave coming next season. (Yes, of course, hosting Latin players would not be completely new for the Wisconsin organization). My co-worker Daniel noted in our Minor League Forum's daily thread on the Mudcats woes in this game: 2-on, nobody out 1st inning - didn’t score Bases loaded, nobody out 7th inning - didn’t score 2-on, nobody out 9th inning - didn’t score Wow, I thought the shade of 2022 big-league Brewers yellow was bright, but those Columbia uniforms are LIT, and living up their Fireflies name. *** We are back to all-evening action Thursday for the full-season teams, and the rookie complex teams are back in action. I hope to at least assist Daniel with the Dominican recaps while he brings insights from the other six games to you. Until Friday morning then, take care and be safe on your Thirsty Thursday. 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
  25. The Friday night rollercoaster twisted and turned in all directions: All 4 full season affiliates appeared in decent position to win in the early innings, with Nashville up 1-0, RHP Victor Castaneda retiring the first 9 batters he faced for Biloxi, Wes Clarke matching homer-for-homer to knot Wisconsin’s game 1-1 and Carolina tying up their contest at 2-2 in the 5th inning A few innings later, Nashville held the only lead, but reliever Peter Strzelecki was facing a bases loaded jam in that contest, putting the entire night in jeopardy. But Strzelecki escaped the jam and Cam Devanney came through for Biloxi with an 8th-inning, 2-out, 2-run game-tying homer, thus opening the door to a 2-2 night for our young heroes Then in a script which Hollywood studios would have written off as too farcical, Carolina battled back from the literal brink of defeat. Down 6-2 with 2 outs, 2 strikes and nobody on base in the 9th inning, it started with a Jheremy Vargas single and ended five batters later with a Hendry Mendez Walk-Off Grand Slam for an 8-6 victory And finally, Jakson Reetz smacked a 2-out, 9th inning RBI single to give Biloxi its first lead of the game, with the team holding on to a satisfying 4-3 fight-back victory In all, our affiliates went 3 and 1 on the most entertaining night we’ve seen in a while. Well done, Brewer minor leaguers!! Friday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Mendez, Reetz, Devanney, Castaneda and Jason Alexander. Transactions: None Game Action: Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 8, Down East 6 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: Mendez Caps Comeback With Walk-Off Grand Slam Although they had battled hard and seemed a bit unlucky to be down 6-2 heading into the 9th inning, this game certainly looked lost as the first two Mudcats struck out in the bottom of the 9th and Jheremy Vargas was down to his final strike in a 1-2 count. But let’s take it back to the beginning, where starter RHP Jefferson Figueroa was solid if not spectacular in covering the first 3 innings of the game, conceding an RBI double as the Wood Ducks took a 1-0 lead. RHP Miguel Segura relieved from the 4th inning and is apparently still amongst the “innings eaters” for the squad as he threw 74 pitches to take the game into the 8th inning. After giving up a 5th inning RBI single, the Mudcat offense answered with 2 runs on 3 doubles (by Hedbert Perez, Vargas and Zack Raabe) to knot the game at 2-2. Segura gave up a homer to open the 6th inning as Down East re-took the lead at 3-2, but continued without damage until issuing a full count walk and 1-out single in the 8th inning and giving way to usually-dominant RHP Michele Vassalotti. Unfortunately, Mr. Vassalotti was not sharp on this night, hitting the first batter and walking in a run. The team nearly escaped only down 4-2, but two more runs scored on a fielding error by first baseman Jesus Chirinos, setting the stage for the nearly-unfathomable comeback. The young men of Zebulon simply refused to lose, starting with Jheremy Vargas working the count full before lining a single the other way. Raabe followed with an RBI double, before Arbert Cipion walked to bring the potential game-tying run to the plate in the person of SS Eduardo Garcia. 0-for-4 to this point but undaunted nonetheless, Garcia lined an RBI single to center field before Down East brought in a new pitcher to face the youngest man in Low-A ball, Jackson Chourio. Fortunately, fresh pitcher Jackson Leath threw the ball away to allow Chourio aboard. Now down only 6-4, with the bases loaded and still 2 outs (yes, this was ALL happening with 2 outs), left-handed youngin' Hendry Mendez stepped to the plate and smashed the first pitch he saw the other way, down the left field line for a Walk-Off Grand Slam! What an unforgettable win for Victor Estevez' team!! Performances of Note: Hendry Mendez – 2-3, HR, 2 BBs, 4 RBIs Jheremy Vargas – 2-3, double, BB, RBI Zack Raabe – 2-4, double, 2 RBIs Arbert Cipion – 1-4, double, BB Hedbert Perez – 1-4, double Eduardo Garcia – 1-5, RBI Jefferson Figueroa – 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 BBs, 3 Ks Miguel Segura – 4 1/3 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 4 H, 3 BBs, 1 balk, 4 Ks Junior Montero (Win) – 1 IP, 0 R, 2 BBs, 1 K Saturday’s outlook: Electric RHP Stiven Cruz (0.00 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, 24.0 K/9 in 3 innings) is slated to make his 2nd start of the season, as the Mudcats seek to clinch a series victory at home against Down East. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: South Bend 6, Wisconsin 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, game details: South Bend Hits Three Homers to Get By Wisconsin A reminder of the excellent video recaps produced by the Timber Rattler media team: The game marked the return of LHP Russell Smith after a 13-day absence and he competed well through the first 3 innings. The teams exchanged 2nd inning solo homers, with Wes Clarke knotting it at 1-1 for his 4th home run of 2022. However, a leadoff 4th inning error, then first pitch single apparently rattled Smith, who then yielded a 3-run blast and a single before retiring his final 3 batters. Down 4-1 at that point, the Timber Rattlers only managed to put 2 runners on base from the 4th through 8th innings. RHP Joey Matulovich worked around two 5th inning singles to strike out 3 hitters, then RHP Max Lazar threw a clean 6th before a 2-run shot in the 7th inning appeared to put the game out of reach at 6-1. (Bright side: These were the only runs surrendered by Lazar over 4 innings.) Wisconsin did manage 1 run on 3 singles (Carlos D. Rodriguez RBI) in the 9th inning to put the potential game-tying run on deck, but that's as close as they got. In the Darrien Miller defense watch, Miller threw out 1 of 4 base stealers. Performances of Note: Carlos D. Rodriguez – 2-3, double, BB, RBI Wes Clarke – 2-4, HR, RBI Tristan Peters – 2-4, SB Ethan Murray – 1-3, SB Russell Smith (Loss) – 4 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 5 H, 1 BB, 4 Ks Joey Matulovich – 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 Ks Max Lazar – 4 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 Ks Saturday’s outlook: Exceptional LHP Brandon Knarr (1.34 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 10.7 K/9 in 40 1/3 innings) is the scheduled starter, ready to snap Wisconsin’s 3-game skid at home against South Bend. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 4, Mississippi 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Reetz Ninth-Inning Single Lifts Shuckers to 4-3 Victory In a reversal of fortune from Thursday night's contest between these teams, it was Biloxi which came from behind late to grab a victory over Mississippi this night. The first 5 innings were a story of frustration, as the Shuckers stranded 6 runners without scoring. By contrast, the Braves cashed in on their very first opportunity with two 4th inning doubles, after RHP Victor Castaneda retired all 9 batters through 3 innings. Power Hitter (and apparently left fielder these past 2 games) Jakson Reetz blasted his 10th home run of 2022 to tie it back up at 1-1 in the 6th inning before Mississippi answered right with a 2-run shot for a 3-1 lead. The frustration continued in the 7th inning, with Cam Devanney, Yeison Coca and Joey Wiemer left stranded despite a double, walk and single respectively, done in by left fielder Jalen Miller’s incredible catch of Thomas Dillard’s fly ball at the wall which would have scored 3 runs against any ordinary being. Coming up again with 1-on (Reetz, via walk) and 2-out in the 8th inning, Devanney decided to take matters fully into his hands, driving a 2-run shot (his 5th of the year) to left to knot the score at 3-3. Stud reliever RHP Harold Chirino retired all 6 hitters he faced in the 7th and 8th innings to keep Biloxi squarely in it. Who would play hero in the 9th? Well, Mr. Reetz of course, knocking a 2-out, RBI single into center field to plate Felix Valerio, who'd reached via error and stolen 2nd base to get into scoring position. Zach Vennaro then closed the game out without drama with a 3-up, 3-down save of Biloxi's 4-3 win. Performances of Note: Jakson Reetz – 2-4, HR, BB, 2 RBIs Cam Devanney – 2-4, HR, double, 2 RBIs Tristen Lutz – 2-5 Gabe Holt – 2-5 Victor Castaneda – 6 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 Ks Harold Chirino (Win) – 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Zach Vennaro (Save) – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K Saturday’s outlook: Experienced RHP Noah Zavolas (2.70 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 8.1 K/9 in 3 1/3 innings) is ready to make his 2nd start of the 2022 season, with Biloxi aiming to take a 3-2 series lead on the road against the Mississippi Braves. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 4, Louisville 0 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details: Sounds Shut Out Bats at First Horizon Park Don't be fooled by the scoreline as this game was much more competitive than a 4-0 Nashville victory suggests. After the Sounds stranded two runners in the 2nd inning, Andruw Monasterio (double) and Brice Turang (RBI single) combined on the game's first run in the 3rd inning. From that point, it was the RHP Jason Alexander Magic Show, escaping: 1st and 3rd nobody out in the 4th inning (fly out, double play grounder) 1st and 3rd nobody out in the 5th inning (and bases loaded 1 out) via a strikeout and double play grounder Clinging to that 1-0 lead, Monasterio (bunt single) and Turang (RBI single) also teamed up to double the lead in the 5th inning, before Tyler White connected on his 6th home run of 2022 for a 4-0 Sounds lead. However, RHP Peter Strzelecki continued the drama in the 6th inning by walking two after a single with 1 out. He struck out the next batter before running the count full and being bailed out by C Alex Jackson picking the runner off first base for the 3rd out, triggering an eruption and ejection for Bats' manager Pat Kelly. The bullpen combo of RHPs Miguel Sanchez, Matt Hardy and Connor Sadzeck calmed the waters from there, facing the minimum 9 batters over the final 3 innings. Mario Feliciano continues to re-assert his prospect status, raising his average to .293 with his 6-game hitting streak. Here are a few more Nashville-Louisville highlights from the night: Performances of Note: Tyler White – 2-4, HR, 2 RBIs Brice Turang – 2-4, 2 RBIs, SB Mark Mathias – 2-3, BB Pablo Reyes – 2-4 Andruw Monasterio – 2-4 Mario Feliciano – 1-3, BB, SB Jason Alexander (Win) – 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 BBs, 1 HBP, 5 Ks Peter Strzelecki – 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BBs, 2 Ks Miguel Sanchez – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Matt Hardy – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K Connor Sadzeck – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Saturday’s outlook: RHP Josh Lindblom (2.58 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 8.0 K/9 in 38 1/3 innings) looks to continue his domination of AAA and lead Nashville to a 4-1 series lead at home against Louisville. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Let’s keep up the winning over the weekend! 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