Jump to content
Brewer Fanatic

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'cam robinson'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Baseball Forums
    • Milwaukee Brewers Talk
    • Brewers Minor League Talk
    • Brewer Fanatic Front Page News
    • Transaction Rumors & Proposals
    • MLB Draft & International Signings
  • Miscellaneous Forums
    • Other Sports
    • Off-Topic Forum
    • Brewerfan.net Softball
    • Brewer Fanatic Issues & Suggestions
  • Archive Forums
    • Archived Game Threads
    • WOAH SOLVDD

Blogs

  • Battle Your Tail Off
  • Send [Chris] Hook
  • The State of the Nation
  • Cheese Wiz Curds
  • A Half Century With the Brewers
  • Fun with numbers
  • Musing from the cheap seats
  • "Juuuuust a bit outside"
  • Miller Park Musings
  • Brew City Couch Committee: A Milwaukee Brewers Podcast

Categories

  • Brewers
  • Minors
  • Just For Fun
  • Brewer Fanatic

Categories

  • Unregistered Help Files
  • All Users Help Files

Categories

  • Brewers & Minors
  • Vintage
  • Retrospective
  • Brewer Fanatic

Product Groups

There are no results to display.


Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


About Me


Twitter

Found 6 results

  1. The story of Sunday night should be Antoine Kelly and his 13 K performance in 5 2/3 innings against the hapless Cubs, but those lucky losers made a game of it before Cam Robinson, James Meeker, Tyler Black & Co. pulled it out. Nashville and Louisville kept it entertaining for the fans, scoring another 17 runs over the remaining innings of Saturday’s continued contest, while playing a 5-4 nail-biter in the night cap. Pablo Reyes went 4-5 with a home run in the opener and had the game-winning homer in the late game. Carolina laid low for most of their contest, before trying to score another 6 runs in the final inning to pull out a win, alas falling short 5-3. Lifeless Biloxi dropped their finale against Mississippi as they continue to struggle with three key players sidelined (Garrett Mitchell, Freddy Zamora, Sal Frelick). Sunday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Reyes, Kelly, Robinson, Israel Puello and Abraham. Apologies to James Meeker, Joe Gray Jr., Josh Lindblom, Weston Wilson and Jon Singleton, who each had strong cases as well. Transactions: None, though let me mention RHP Trevor Kelley’s option from the MLB Brewers to AAA Nashville which I’d omitted in an earlier summary. Game Action: Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Down East 5, Carolina 3 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: The Mudcats Fun Continues All Month Long RHP Israel Puello had his best start since early April, keeping the Mudcats in the contest over 5 innings while striking out 7 and allowing 1 earned run. Unfortunately, opposing starter LHP Larson Kindreich was simply dominant, conceding no runs, 2 hits and a walk over 6 innings, whilst striking out 8 Mudcats. Wood Duck domination of Carolina hitters continued as they went down in order in the 7th and 8th innings as well, while Down East pushed 3 runs across on 2 home runs against RHP Edwin Jimenez to lead 5-0 heading into the 9th inning. However, that’s where things got interesting as Carolina’s bats finally woke up, with 4 singles and a walk closing the gap to 5-3 and Down East making a pitching change with 2 outs, runners on the corners and Jesus Chirinos up. Unfortunately, Chirinos went down swinging on a full count, but the Mudcats should still feel satisfied with their memorable 4-2 series win. Performances of Note: Zack Raabe – 2-3, BB, SB Hendry Mendez – 1-3, SF, RBI Jeferson Quero – 1-3, RBI Oswel Leones – 1-4, RBI Luis Silva – 1-3 Israel Puello (Loss) – 5 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 5 H, 1 BB, 7 Ks Edwin Jimenez – 4 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 3 BB, 2 WP, 5 Ks Next week’s outlook: The 21-18 Mudcats remain home to face Kannapolis (17-22) for the first time this year. Expect RHP Fernando Olguin (5 shutout innings in his first appearance last week) to start the opener of the 6-game series. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Wisconsin 7, South Bend 6 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, game details: Rattlers Get the Last Rally in Walkoff, 7-6 Win Over Cubs See video highlights compiled by Wisconsin’s talented media squad here: LHP Antoine Kelly was simply on another level in this game, comfortably mowing down Cubbie hitters to the tune of 13 strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings, including the first 6 batters of the game. Entering the 6th inning, Kelly had walked none and given up only 2 hits, before dumb luck got in the way as he neared his pitch limit. Offensively, Wisconsin’s bats stayed hot after Saturday’s night win, with Micah Bello driving in 2 runs (and himself on an error) with a 2nd inning double and then Joe Gray Jr. hitting a 2-run, 3rd inning homer to give the Timber Rattlers a seemingly large 5-0 lead. In the 6th inning, the Cubs put two runners on base via infield grounders, before their big basher Jake Washer (26 years old in High-A with an OPS over 1.100) came to the plate with Kelly already at 85 pitches. Predictably as these things tend to go, Kelly walked the dangerous right handed hitter and had to exit with the bases loaded despite no meaningful Cub contact. Unfortunately, usually electric RHP Kent Hasler was not himself this night, as the Cub smacked his first two pitches for a 3-run double and an RBI single, tightening the contest at 5-4 and ballooning unlucky Kelly’s season ERA from 1.82 to 2.52. Hasler was done after just 5 pitches, with RHP Robbie Baker coming in to give up another 2 runs in the 7th inning, as Wisconsin suddenly trailed 6-5. But RHP Cam Robinson was immune to South Bend’s magic, facing the minimum 6 Cubbies over the 8th and 9th innings and giving Wisconsin a great chance to pull out a victory. The Timber Rattlers loaded the bases with one out in the 8th inning, getting the tying run across (Tyler Black, who’d started the inning with a single) on a Wes Clarke sacrifice fly. In the 10th inning, the Cubbies went with the old-fashioned approach of bunting Manfred’s ghost over to 3rd base, but RHP James Meeker would allow nothing from there, getting a strike out and fly out to leave the ghost runner stranded. In the bottom half, Mr. Black again opened the inning with a single, moving Micah Ghost Bello to 3rd base. Deciding to up the pressure on themselves I guess (or play for the triple play?), South Bend intentionally walked Zavier Warren and then allowed a passed ball to allow Bello to score the game-winning run. Wisconsin 7, Lucky Losers 6. That’s a 3-3 series split for the week. Performances of Note: Joe Gray Jr. – 3-4, HR, 2 RBIs Tyler Black – 2-5, double, RBI Micah Bello – 1-4, double, 2 RBIs Darrien Miller – 1-4, double Zavier Warren – 1-4, double, BB Antoine Kelly – 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 13 Ks Cam Robinson – 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 Ks James Meeker (Win) – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K Next week’s outlook: The 25-14 Timber Rattlers hit the road to face first place Cedar Rapids (26-13) for the first time in 2022. Expect RHP Ryne Moore (3.46 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 9.2 K/9 in 39 innings across two levels) to make his second-ever High-A start in the opener. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Mississippi 6, Biloxi 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Shuckers Drop Series Finale 6-1 There’s not much to talk about here, as the Shuckers just aren’t playing very good or interesting baseball without the likes of Mitchell, Zamora and Frelick. Mississippi jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the 2nd inning against LHP Nick Bennett on 3 hits and a walk, then conceded a 4th run on a Tristen Lutz fielding error in the 5th inning. Thomas Dillard came through with an RBI single to score Gabe Holt (who’d singled) in the 6th inning, but the Braves grabbed the run right back in the bottom half against RHP Nash Walters (triple, RBI single). For the week, Biloxi won 2 games and lost 4, hoping to turn things around at home next week. If you want to watch the other team’s highlights, visit @mbraves on Twitter. Performances of Note: Gabe Holt – 2-4 Joey Wiemer – 1-4, double Thomas Dillard – 1-4, RBI Cam Devanney – 1-3, BB, SB Brent Diaz – 1-3 Nick Bennett (Loss) – 4 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 BBs, 1 K JT Hintzen – 1 IP, 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 BB, 2 Ks Next week’s outlook: The struggling 18-21 Shuckers come home to face 15-19 Montgomery, which swept Biloxi in Montgomery earlier in the month. Expect either RHP Justin Bullock or RHP Carlos Luna to start the opener, likely tag-teaming the game. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final (continuation from Saturday night): Nashville 17, Louisville 7 Box Score / Game Log Final: Nashville 5, Louisville 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details: Sounds Slug Way to Sunday Sweep Nashville and Louisville played loose in the opening contest of the day, continuing from the 3rd inning of Saturday’s rain-paused game with the Sounds leading 7-0. Unable to copy RHP Josh Lindblom’s 3-inning shutout performance, RHPs Alec Bettinger and Thomas Jankins instead gave up 7 runs over 4 innings, which would have been a problem if Nashville’s offense didn’t also put up: 2 runs in the 4th inning (Pablo Reyes RBI double, Weston Wilson RBI single) 4 runs in the 6th inning (Reyes homer, Tyler White 2-RBI single, Mark Mathias sac fly) 4 runs in the 7th inning (Weston Wilson RBI single, Abraham Almonte 2-run homer, Jon Singleton dinger) RHP Luke Barker stopped the fireworks in the 8th inning, earning the win for his efforts. Things were far more difficult in Game Two of this pseudo-doubleheader, with RHP Caleb Boushley making his 2nd start of the week and no other long inning guys available to possibly come to his aid. Louisville jumped on Boushley early, with Jake Bauers bashing a 2-run homer in the first inning and then a single, triple and RBI groundout extending their lead to 4-1 in the 2nd inning. However, this Nashville squad simply knows how to win, while the Louisville Bats simply know how to do something else. Mark Mathias and Weston Wilson hit solo home runs in each of the first two innings to keep the affair close at 4-2, while the Bats swung early and often to allow Boushley to go deep into the game. After Alex Jackson threw out a would-be base stealer in the top of the 4th inning (thank you Louisville for speeding up the game!), Tyler White knocked in eagle-eyed Jon Singleton (who’d walked) to put the game on a knife’s edge at 4-3. Louisville opted to run themselves out of the 5th inning by trying and failing to extend a single to a double, though Nashville was unable to bring Jonathan Davis home from 2nd base in the bottom half. Boushley covered the 6th inning as well, finishing the week with 172 pitches thrown, while the Bats turned to their 4th pitcher of the game. Jon Singleton greeted LHP Phillip Diehl with a double, before David Dahl struck out on a foul tip. That set the stage for Pablo Reyes , who’d gone 4-5 with a home run in the opener and wanted more. Reyes came through with a 2-run shot over the left field well and Nashville had its first lead at 5-4. RHP Hobie Harris came in for the attempted save, but wasn’t his usual self, walking two of the first three Louisville hitters he faced. However, the generous Bats got another baserunner thrown out (Do not run on Alex Jackson! ) and Harris struck out Nick Senzel to end the game and earn the save. That’s a 5-1 series win for Nashville, their 7th straight series victory to open this amazing season. Performances of Note (Game One): Pablo Reyes – 4-5, HR, double, 3 RBIs, SB Abraham Almonte – 3-4, 2 HR, BB, 6 RBIs Weston Wilson – 3-5, 3 RBIs, SB Jon Singleton – 2-5, HR, RBI Andruw Monasterio – 2-5, triple David Dahl – 2-4, BB Tyler White – 1-4, BB, 2 RBIs Mario Feliciano – 1-5, RBI Josh Lindbom – 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Alec Bettinger – 3 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 4 H, 2 BBs, 1 WP, 0 Ks Luke Barker (Win) – 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 Ks Performances of Note (Game Two): Jonathan Davis – 2-3 Pablo Reyes – 1-3, HR, 2 RBIs Mark Mathias – 1-3, HR, RBI Weston Wilson – 1-3, HR, RBI Jon Singleton – 1-1, double, 2 BBs Tyler White – 1-3, RBI Caleb Boushley (Win) – 6 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 BBs, 2 Ks Hobie Harris (Save) – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BBs, 1 K Next week’s outlook: Nashville (29-12) will be on the road this week to take on 21-19. If he’s healthy and not called up to Milwaukee, expect LHP Ethan Small (1.95 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 12.8 K/9 in 32 1/3 innings) to handle the opening game, with LHP Andy Otero being the most likely alternative. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Enjoy your travel day, young fellas! 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
  2. The Sounds played 13 innings, winning the continuation of Saturday’s game 17-7 and coming back to defeat Louisville 5-4 in the night cap. Antoine Kelly was dominant with 13 Ks, but Wisconsin still had to rally to win it 7-6 late. Carolina tried to rally again from a big deficit, ultimately dropping the game 5-3. Biloxi never threatened in their 6-1 loss. The story of Sunday night should be Antoine Kelly and his 13 K performance in 5 2/3 innings against the hapless Cubs, but those lucky losers made a game of it before Cam Robinson, James Meeker, Tyler Black & Co. pulled it out. Nashville and Louisville kept it entertaining for the fans, scoring another 17 runs over the remaining innings of Saturday’s continued contest, while playing a 5-4 nail-biter in the night cap. Pablo Reyes went 4-5 with a home run in the opener and had the game-winning homer in the late game. Carolina laid low for most of their contest, before trying to score another 6 runs in the final inning to pull out a win, alas falling short 5-3. Lifeless Biloxi dropped their finale against Mississippi as they continue to struggle with three key players sidelined (Garrett Mitchell, Freddy Zamora, Sal Frelick). Sunday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Reyes, Kelly, Robinson, Israel Puello and Abraham. Apologies to James Meeker, Joe Gray Jr., Josh Lindblom, Weston Wilson and Jon Singleton, who each had strong cases as well. Transactions: None, though let me mention RHP Trevor Kelley’s option from the MLB Brewers to AAA Nashville which I’d omitted in an earlier summary. Game Action: Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Down East 5, Carolina 3 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: The Mudcats Fun Continues All Month Long RHP Israel Puello had his best start since early April, keeping the Mudcats in the contest over 5 innings while striking out 7 and allowing 1 earned run. Unfortunately, opposing starter LHP Larson Kindreich was simply dominant, conceding no runs, 2 hits and a walk over 6 innings, whilst striking out 8 Mudcats. Wood Duck domination of Carolina hitters continued as they went down in order in the 7th and 8th innings as well, while Down East pushed 3 runs across on 2 home runs against RHP Edwin Jimenez to lead 5-0 heading into the 9th inning. However, that’s where things got interesting as Carolina’s bats finally woke up, with 4 singles and a walk closing the gap to 5-3 and Down East making a pitching change with 2 outs, runners on the corners and Jesus Chirinos up. Unfortunately, Chirinos went down swinging on a full count, but the Mudcats should still feel satisfied with their memorable 4-2 series win. Performances of Note: Zack Raabe – 2-3, BB, SB Hendry Mendez – 1-3, SF, RBI Jeferson Quero – 1-3, RBI Oswel Leones – 1-4, RBI Luis Silva – 1-3 Israel Puello (Loss) – 5 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 5 H, 1 BB, 7 Ks Edwin Jimenez – 4 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 3 BB, 2 WP, 5 Ks Next week’s outlook: The 21-18 Mudcats remain home to face Kannapolis (17-22) for the first time this year. Expect RHP Fernando Olguin (5 shutout innings in his first appearance last week) to start the opener of the 6-game series. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Wisconsin 7, South Bend 6 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, game details: Rattlers Get the Last Rally in Walkoff, 7-6 Win Over Cubs See video highlights compiled by Wisconsin’s talented media squad here: LHP Antoine Kelly was simply on another level in this game, comfortably mowing down Cubbie hitters to the tune of 13 strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings, including the first 6 batters of the game. Entering the 6th inning, Kelly had walked none and given up only 2 hits, before dumb luck got in the way as he neared his pitch limit. Offensively, Wisconsin’s bats stayed hot after Saturday’s night win, with Micah Bello driving in 2 runs (and himself on an error) with a 2nd inning double and then Joe Gray Jr. hitting a 2-run, 3rd inning homer to give the Timber Rattlers a seemingly large 5-0 lead. In the 6th inning, the Cubs put two runners on base via infield grounders, before their big basher Jake Washer (26 years old in High-A with an OPS over 1.100) came to the plate with Kelly already at 85 pitches. Predictably as these things tend to go, Kelly walked the dangerous right handed hitter and had to exit with the bases loaded despite no meaningful Cub contact. Unfortunately, usually electric RHP Kent Hasler was not himself this night, as the Cub smacked his first two pitches for a 3-run double and an RBI single, tightening the contest at 5-4 and ballooning unlucky Kelly’s season ERA from 1.82 to 2.52. Hasler was done after just 5 pitches, with RHP Robbie Baker coming in to give up another 2 runs in the 7th inning, as Wisconsin suddenly trailed 6-5. But RHP Cam Robinson was immune to South Bend’s magic, facing the minimum 6 Cubbies over the 8th and 9th innings and giving Wisconsin a great chance to pull out a victory. The Timber Rattlers loaded the bases with one out in the 8th inning, getting the tying run across (Tyler Black, who’d started the inning with a single) on a Wes Clarke sacrifice fly. In the 10th inning, the Cubbies went with the old-fashioned approach of bunting Manfred’s ghost over to 3rd base, but RHP James Meeker would allow nothing from there, getting a strike out and fly out to leave the ghost runner stranded. In the bottom half, Mr. Black again opened the inning with a single, moving Micah Ghost Bello to 3rd base. Deciding to up the pressure on themselves I guess (or play for the triple play?), South Bend intentionally walked Zavier Warren and then allowed a passed ball to allow Bello to score the game-winning run. Wisconsin 7, Lucky Losers 6. That’s a 3-3 series split for the week. Performances of Note: Joe Gray Jr. – 3-4, HR, 2 RBIs Tyler Black – 2-5, double, RBI Micah Bello – 1-4, double, 2 RBIs Darrien Miller – 1-4, double Zavier Warren – 1-4, double, BB Antoine Kelly – 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 13 Ks Cam Robinson – 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 Ks James Meeker (Win) – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K Next week’s outlook: The 25-14 Timber Rattlers hit the road to face first place Cedar Rapids (26-13) for the first time in 2022. Expect RHP Ryne Moore (3.46 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 9.2 K/9 in 39 innings across two levels) to make his second-ever High-A start in the opener. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Mississippi 6, Biloxi 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Shuckers Drop Series Finale 6-1 There’s not much to talk about here, as the Shuckers just aren’t playing very good or interesting baseball without the likes of Mitchell, Zamora and Frelick. Mississippi jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the 2nd inning against LHP Nick Bennett on 3 hits and a walk, then conceded a 4th run on a Tristen Lutz fielding error in the 5th inning. Thomas Dillard came through with an RBI single to score Gabe Holt (who’d singled) in the 6th inning, but the Braves grabbed the run right back in the bottom half against RHP Nash Walters (triple, RBI single). For the week, Biloxi won 2 games and lost 4, hoping to turn things around at home next week. If you want to watch the other team’s highlights, visit @mbraves on Twitter. Performances of Note: Gabe Holt – 2-4 Joey Wiemer – 1-4, double Thomas Dillard – 1-4, RBI Cam Devanney – 1-3, BB, SB Brent Diaz – 1-3 Nick Bennett (Loss) – 4 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 BBs, 1 K JT Hintzen – 1 IP, 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 BB, 2 Ks Next week’s outlook: The struggling 18-21 Shuckers come home to face 15-19 Montgomery, which swept Biloxi in Montgomery earlier in the month. Expect either RHP Justin Bullock or RHP Carlos Luna to start the opener, likely tag-teaming the game. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final (continuation from Saturday night): Nashville 17, Louisville 7 Box Score / Game Log Final: Nashville 5, Louisville 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details: Sounds Slug Way to Sunday Sweep Nashville and Louisville played loose in the opening contest of the day, continuing from the 3rd inning of Saturday’s rain-paused game with the Sounds leading 7-0. Unable to copy RHP Josh Lindblom’s 3-inning shutout performance, RHPs Alec Bettinger and Thomas Jankins instead gave up 7 runs over 4 innings, which would have been a problem if Nashville’s offense didn’t also put up: 2 runs in the 4th inning (Pablo Reyes RBI double, Weston Wilson RBI single) 4 runs in the 6th inning (Reyes homer, Tyler White 2-RBI single, Mark Mathias sac fly) 4 runs in the 7th inning (Weston Wilson RBI single, Abraham Almonte 2-run homer, Jon Singleton dinger) RHP Luke Barker stopped the fireworks in the 8th inning, earning the win for his efforts. Things were far more difficult in Game Two of this pseudo-doubleheader, with RHP Caleb Boushley making his 2nd start of the week and no other long inning guys available to possibly come to his aid. Louisville jumped on Boushley early, with Jake Bauers bashing a 2-run homer in the first inning and then a single, triple and RBI groundout extending their lead to 4-1 in the 2nd inning. However, this Nashville squad simply knows how to win, while the Louisville Bats simply know how to do something else. Mark Mathias and Weston Wilson hit solo home runs in each of the first two innings to keep the affair close at 4-2, while the Bats swung early and often to allow Boushley to go deep into the game. After Alex Jackson threw out a would-be base stealer in the top of the 4th inning (thank you Louisville for speeding up the game!), Tyler White knocked in eagle-eyed Jon Singleton (who’d walked) to put the game on a knife’s edge at 4-3. Louisville opted to run themselves out of the 5th inning by trying and failing to extend a single to a double, though Nashville was unable to bring Jonathan Davis home from 2nd base in the bottom half. Boushley covered the 6th inning as well, finishing the week with 172 pitches thrown, while the Bats turned to their 4th pitcher of the game. Jon Singleton greeted LHP Phillip Diehl with a double, before David Dahl struck out on a foul tip. That set the stage for Pablo Reyes , who’d gone 4-5 with a home run in the opener and wanted more. Reyes came through with a 2-run shot over the left field well and Nashville had its first lead at 5-4. RHP Hobie Harris came in for the attempted save, but wasn’t his usual self, walking two of the first three Louisville hitters he faced. However, the generous Bats got another baserunner thrown out (Do not run on Alex Jackson! ) and Harris struck out Nick Senzel to end the game and earn the save. That’s a 5-1 series win for Nashville, their 7th straight series victory to open this amazing season. Performances of Note (Game One): Pablo Reyes – 4-5, HR, double, 3 RBIs, SB Abraham Almonte – 3-4, 2 HR, BB, 6 RBIs Weston Wilson – 3-5, 3 RBIs, SB Jon Singleton – 2-5, HR, RBI Andruw Monasterio – 2-5, triple David Dahl – 2-4, BB Tyler White – 1-4, BB, 2 RBIs Mario Feliciano – 1-5, RBI Josh Lindbom – 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Alec Bettinger – 3 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 4 H, 2 BBs, 1 WP, 0 Ks Luke Barker (Win) – 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 Ks Performances of Note (Game Two): Jonathan Davis – 2-3 Pablo Reyes – 1-3, HR, 2 RBIs Mark Mathias – 1-3, HR, RBI Weston Wilson – 1-3, HR, RBI Jon Singleton – 1-1, double, 2 BBs Tyler White – 1-3, RBI Caleb Boushley (Win) – 6 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 BBs, 2 Ks Hobie Harris (Save) – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BBs, 1 K Next week’s outlook: Nashville (29-12) will be on the road this week to take on 21-19. If he’s healthy and not called up to Milwaukee, expect LHP Ethan Small (1.95 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 12.8 K/9 in 32 1/3 innings) to handle the opening game, with LHP Andy Otero being the most likely alternative. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Enjoy your travel day, young fellas! 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
  3. Transactions: Technically, Lutz had been activated from the IL since April 30th when he went to the nebulously named "Development List". As you'll read below, he came back with a bang. I listened in to the first few innings in Biloxi Saturday, and there was no specific light shed on the reasons for the Mitchell and Zamora placements. Finally on the transaction wire, Milwaukee released two pitchers from their Dominican complex ranks, and one in particular is a surprise based on the numbers. This was detailed further over in our season-long transaction-tracking thread. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 8, Jacksonville (Marlins) 5 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: Balanced Attack Leads Sounds Past Jacksonville - Nashville Uses Four-Run Fifth Inning to Take Down Jumbo Shrimp The Nashville site game summaries are always very concise, but they do sneak in sweet nuggets of note each night, finding ways to add perspective to our overall understanding. For example, did you catch the Mario Feliciano note within? Mario walked and singled in this one. Only eight hits for Nashville, so the eight Sounds runs scored can be characterized as opportunistic. Seven walks drawn and three successful stolen base attempts helped. How deep is Rick Sweet's bench (if indeed his inactive bodies are healthy and available)? Catcher Alex Jackson was utilized as the designated hitter while Keston Hiura, Jon Singleton, David Dahl, and Abraham Almonte all had the night off. At the big-league level, Jandel Gustave is headed to the IL (hamstring). Brent Suter's return from paternity leave will help backfill, but you can bet that the Nashville bullpen has their eyes on both the injury (and the ineffectiveness) of the big-league middle relief corps. RHP Miguel Sanchez has a leg up with his 40-man spot, but don't put it past the Brewers to take a look at one of several non-roster candidates now dealing in the Sounds pen. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes via the Shuckers' Virtual Press Box Final: Biloxi 13, Birmingham (White Sox) 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please review: Shuckers Clobber Franchise Record Five Homers In 13-3 Rout Of Barons - Herb Extends Scoreless Streak to 15.1 Innings Congrats to LHP Andy Otero on the bump back to AAA, but Tyler Herb sure has a case. Perhaps Otero will be utilized in more of a hybrid long role, we'll see. This box score is worth framing for the contributions throughout and my goodness, the top seven all reached at least twice. The catcher-as-designated-hitter theme continued but is totally justified as Jakson Reetz maintains his plus-1.000 OPS through 60 at-bats. Thomas, please run hard right out of the box -- Thanks to MLB Pipeline, we can condense five home run video clips down to three. We can continue to hear about Lucas Erceg's stuff and buzzard luck, but at some point a 10.29 ERA is a 10.29 ERA... Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes via their all-encompassing Virtual Press Box Final: Wisconsin 8, Quad Cities (Royals) 7 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please review: Comeback Rattlers Score Four in Eighth and Hold on for Win - Wisconsin rallies for ninth comeback victory of the season Another pretty water view for those checking out MiLB.TV, nice ballpark landscape, Quad Cities! Peeked in because of the Micah Bello hit-by-pitch in the 2nd inning. Bello would remain in the game put was pulled to begin the 3rd. Looked like Bello's right wrist was getting checked out. Go the 01:25 hour/minute mark here if you are an MiLB.TV subscriber. We are pretty shook up over that T.J. Shook linescore. As you can see via his game logs, Shook had yet to give up even three runs in an outing this season. Shake it off, T.J. See what I did there? Speaking of game logs, check out Cam Robinson's. His last four saves, all scoreless, have been of the two-inning variety. Take that, Josh Hader! Eight runs on eight hits, with Zavier Warren and Ashton McGee combining for five knocks! Again, efficiency on this night! Final: Fayetteville (Astros) 8, Carolina 6 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please review: Perez Homers and has RBI Double in 8-6 Loss - Hedbert Perez extended his hitting streak to five straight while going 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs and two RBI in the loss Outside of second baseman Jheremy Vargas, every Mudcat reached at least one time. Hendry Mendez (18 years old) joined Hedbert Perez (19) with a big night. Despite the five-game hit streak, Perez' May OPS is only at .489 (ten games). It was .576 in April. Mendez is at .697/.661 for the monthly splits. The Mudcats defense allowed three unearned runs to score. The Woodpeckers played clean defense. revisit the final score. There you go. It's all early action on a traditional Sunday schedule. RHP Noah Zavolas makes his season debut in Biloxi. Enjoy your day, all. 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
  4. The affiliate bats were up to the task on Saturday night, leading the way to wins at the top three levels of the Crew's system. RHP Tyler Herb, a recently-turned 30-year-old with two stints in the Seattle system on his resume, in addition to minor league stays with San Francisco and Baltimore, continued to shine in Biloxi, making his case for the Brewers to find room on a crowded Nashville roster. Though the kids in Carolina dropped their contest, their bats were hardly idle. Warmer temperatures bringing about crooked numbers, yeah, we're ready! Transactions: Technically, Lutz had been activated from the IL since April 30th when he went to the nebulously named "Development List". As you'll read below, he came back with a bang. I listened in to the first few innings in Biloxi Saturday, and there was no specific light shed on the reasons for the Mitchell and Zamora placements. Finally on the transaction wire, Milwaukee released two pitchers from their Dominican complex ranks, and one in particular is a surprise based on the numbers. This was detailed further over in our season-long transaction-tracking thread. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 8, Jacksonville (Marlins) 5 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: Balanced Attack Leads Sounds Past Jacksonville - Nashville Uses Four-Run Fifth Inning to Take Down Jumbo Shrimp The Nashville site game summaries are always very concise, but they do sneak in sweet nuggets of note each night, finding ways to add perspective to our overall understanding. For example, did you catch the Mario Feliciano note within? Mario walked and singled in this one. Only eight hits for Nashville, so the eight Sounds runs scored can be characterized as opportunistic. Seven walks drawn and three successful stolen base attempts helped. How deep is Rick Sweet's bench (if indeed his inactive bodies are healthy and available)? Catcher Alex Jackson was utilized as the designated hitter while Keston Hiura, Jon Singleton, David Dahl, and Abraham Almonte all had the night off. At the big-league level, Jandel Gustave is headed to the IL (hamstring). Brent Suter's return from paternity leave will help backfill, but you can bet that the Nashville bullpen has their eyes on both the injury (and the ineffectiveness) of the big-league middle relief corps. RHP Miguel Sanchez has a leg up with his 40-man spot, but don't put it past the Brewers to take a look at one of several non-roster candidates now dealing in the Sounds pen. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes via the Shuckers' Virtual Press Box Final: Biloxi 13, Birmingham (White Sox) 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please review: Shuckers Clobber Franchise Record Five Homers In 13-3 Rout Of Barons - Herb Extends Scoreless Streak to 15.1 Innings Congrats to LHP Andy Otero on the bump back to AAA, but Tyler Herb sure has a case. Perhaps Otero will be utilized in more of a hybrid long role, we'll see. This box score is worth framing for the contributions throughout and my goodness, the top seven all reached at least twice. The catcher-as-designated-hitter theme continued but is totally justified as Jakson Reetz maintains his plus-1.000 OPS through 60 at-bats. Thomas, please run hard right out of the box -- Thanks to MLB Pipeline, we can condense five home run video clips down to three. We can continue to hear about Lucas Erceg's stuff and buzzard luck, but at some point a 10.29 ERA is a 10.29 ERA... Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes via their all-encompassing Virtual Press Box Final: Wisconsin 8, Quad Cities (Royals) 7 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please review: Comeback Rattlers Score Four in Eighth and Hold on for Win - Wisconsin rallies for ninth comeback victory of the season Another pretty water view for those checking out MiLB.TV, nice ballpark landscape, Quad Cities! Peeked in because of the Micah Bello hit-by-pitch in the 2nd inning. Bello would remain in the game put was pulled to begin the 3rd. Looked like Bello's right wrist was getting checked out. Go the 01:25 hour/minute mark here if you are an MiLB.TV subscriber. We are pretty shook up over that T.J. Shook linescore. As you can see via his game logs, Shook had yet to give up even three runs in an outing this season. Shake it off, T.J. See what I did there? Speaking of game logs, check out Cam Robinson's. His last four saves, all scoreless, have been of the two-inning variety. Take that, Josh Hader! Eight runs on eight hits, with Zavier Warren and Ashton McGee combining for five knocks! Again, efficiency on this night! Final: Fayetteville (Astros) 8, Carolina 6 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please review: Perez Homers and has RBI Double in 8-6 Loss - Hedbert Perez extended his hitting streak to five straight while going 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs and two RBI in the loss Outside of second baseman Jheremy Vargas, every Mudcat reached at least one time. Hendry Mendez (18 years old) joined Hedbert Perez (19) with a big night. Despite the five-game hit streak, Perez' May OPS is only at .489 (ten games). It was .576 in April. Mendez is at .697/.661 for the monthly splits. The Mudcats defense allowed three unearned runs to score. The Woodpeckers played clean defense. revisit the final score. There you go. It's all early action on a traditional Sunday schedule. RHP Noah Zavolas makes his season debut in Biloxi. Enjoy your day, all. 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
  5. Transactions: None Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Fayetteville (Astros) 2, Carolina 0 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please review: Carolina Blanked 2-0 in Series Tying Loss - Mudcats Shut Out for Third Time on the Road This Season Please take a trip down memory lane to this date in history in 1992. Taste some of that vintage Mudcats storyline. Folks, this is the good stuff: Israel Puello had his best outing of his career to date for High-A Carolina. This was a much needed outing for the young hurler and we hope to see more of this moving forward. Ultimately, I gave the old 'Tag' nod to Edwin Jimenez who pitched three shutout innings of zero run, one hit, one walk, and four strikeout ball allowing his team the opportunity to claw back in it late. Edwin, in my opinion, (still a mere 20 years old) has been one of the steadier pitching options for Carolina. Regardless, after several rough outings, it was truly nice to see Israel turn a kind of corner. Jeferson Quero showed off his arm nailing a failed stolen base attempt after a lead-off walk - the second out in inning number four. It was a bang-bang play and a heck of a throw from the young catcher. He opened inning five with a very compact and impressive swing on a single to right field. It's always nice to be reminded by the prospect themselves of why they are highly touted. This is Jackson Chourio's second hitless game in eight total outings for the Mudcats. However, one thing seems quite clear early: this young man doesn't strike out much (zero, again, on the 0-4 outing). Low strikeout totals and tendencies are always an extremely positive sign for an extremely young and talented hitter. The bats were awfully quiet in this one for the young Mudcats with a mere four hits and not a single hit for extra bases. This being said, I have to admit seeing Jesus Chirinos swipe second base (his first steal of the season) was definitively not on my list of expected outcomes. Speaking of Chirinos, in all the hype and feel-good we've had for the exciting Jackson Chourio (0-4 in this affair) we've forgotten to point out the recent string of success for Jesus: : he has hit safely in 7 consecutive games after tonight. and has gone 8-for-27 during this span. Transitioning to a more demanding offensive position like first base from catcher takes time. It's nice to see the young man starting to gather momentum. The All-Time series versus the Woodpeckers move to 24-22 in favor of Carolina who now sit at 10-14 overall at SEGRA stadium in Fayetteville. *Please keep in mind highlights are limited in many Away contests for the T-Rats...I will attempt to post condensed game highlights when they arrive tomorrow. We are truly spoiled during their Home series. Thank you Chris and Kyle!* Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes via their all-encompassing Virtual Press Box Final: Wisconsin 3, Quad Cities (Royals) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please review: Late Run Lifts Rattlers Over River Bandits - Wisconsin Wins Fifth Straight Game I mentioned Tristan Peters last night. Let us take a look at his recent run of excellence. A very compact and nuanced, but, easy and flowing swing: He continues to be unheralded, but, I'm going to keep shining light on this young man's season. He has winning baseball tools for days. A bright future is ahead. To start inning number five for Antoine Kelly, Carlos Rodriguez botched his very first fly out of the season. A routine deep fly to the warning track caromed off his glove and there was a runner aboard at second base with zero outs. This was highly uncharacteristic from the typically adept outfielder - his first error of the season. Unfortunately, this error seemed to rattle Kelly as it led to a walk on a wild pitch and the runner aboard advanced to third. Ultimately, the Quad Cities got one run from the error on a sacrifice fly out to Tristan Peters in right field. Tristan followed this sac fly with an adept play to snare a well-hit liner down the right field line. Cam Robinson continues his string of excellent work in May, He pitched two scoreless, including a punch out to end the contest preserving the 3-2 victory. Cam is un-scored upon in May. That's going to play at any level. In a recent post-game podcast, Kyle Lobner made the astute observation: the Midwest League is much kinder to teams who don't beat themselves. Well, the Timber Rattlers currently espouse this bit of wisdom with aplomb. During their recent string of success, the Rattlers just are not making many mistakes. And, when a player does make an inevitable mistake, their teammates don't compound the issue by piling on more. They are simply playing winning baseball. At the High-A level, this is truly a joy to watch. Case and point: the winning run crossing in the eighth inning was about as emblematic of taking advantage of mistakes as it gets. Joe Gray Jr. led off with a double. On the very next pitch he advanced to third on a wild pitch. Darrien Miller was incapable of getting Joe across home plate as he grounded out to the pitcher. However, Tristan Peters executed what was tantamount to a swinging bunt dribbler down the first base line and Joe scored and the T-Rats had their lead. This is winning baseball. And, in this case, that run won the game. Speaking of Joe Gray Jr., he is definitely heating up: What does winning baseball look like, you ask? Tonight's win gave our Timber Rattlers their third different five-game winning streak of the season. That'll do! A nod to Tristan Peters again. He singled in the fourth inning to push his current on-base streak to nineteen games. He knocked home the winning run. He ended the fifth inning threat after Quad City's first runner crossed home plate. Tristan=Winner in 'Canadian'. Another nod is in order for Antoine Kelly going a career-high 5 2/3 innings. He didn't grab a decision on the evening, but, for a young man who prefers to work out of the bullpen he sure is looking quite nice as a starter. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes via the Shuckers' Virtual Press Box Final: Birmingham (White Sox) 10 , Biloxi 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please review: Barons Consistent Hitting Tops Shuckers 10-5 - Wiemer Homers for Second Straight Day A telling inning for the 2022 Shuckers at present would have to be the top of the seventh inning today. After just clawing back to within a 2-3 score in the bottom of the sixth via some Joey Wiemer base-running prowess and some friendly throwing errors from Birmingham, Lucas Erceg took the mound for the second inning of his outing. A tough grounder snuck its way into right field off the sliding backhanded effort from Thomas Dillard - a difficult play but definitely a makable play. Unfortunately, these are the types of plays not being made so far in 2022. The Barons then bunted their man to second base. There was one down and the inning was still quite manageable. What proceeded to happen is a series of weak grounders finding their way to various parts of the infield or the outfield. A let-up on another makable play down the first base line from Thomas Dillard (a ball most on the Biloxi squad felt was a foul ball but a ball that was called fair) allowing the fifth run to cross. Previous to that, Freddy Zamora failed to corral a one-hop bullet throw from Joey Wiemer to nail the runner at second base rounding first which would have grabbed out number two. Innings like these have appeared all too often for the young Shuckers. And, as a result, they continue to struggle. Times are tough and the slog is real down in Double-A. Let's hope they can start playing better ball in days ahead! Lost in the shuffle, was Nick Bennett's career-high eight strikeouts in the early tilt. In total, Nick went five complete innings of four hit and one walk ball. He was snakebitten by a couple early solo shots but, all in all, he had quite a nice outing. Perhaps, his best showing overall of 2022. Here's hoping he keeps trending in this direction as he was one of the more intriguing pitching follows to start the year in Biloxi. Further Viewing Notes: Joey Wiemer managed to steal his third base in the first two games of this series and his sixth overall in 2022. An unheralded aspect of Joey's game is his overall athleticism. He obviously has a cannon of an arm. and showcased that arm on two separate plays in the seventh inning, but he also has the speed to swipe bases and cover the outfield. Joey also added another outfield assist to his already League leading tally and, really, should have had another - he now has six assists through 29 games. There simply continues to be a plethora of things to celebrate here. I could talk about his sixth home run of his season, and the second ding dong in two days, as well. Oh, wait, I guess I just did. Here's the highlight: The Barons definitely found some tell signs in Nick Bennett's delivery. In the fifth inning alone, they managed to swipe three bases. I'm curious to see how this plays moving forward as, even out of the stretch, there was some delay affording runners a good take off. Freddy Zamora committed his 11th error in 29 games. It was yet another throwing error and, at this point, I don't know what we're going to get leaving his hands. It's a real conundrum here early in 2022 and this is certainly not the start we fans envisioned after the way 2021 ended for the young shortstop. Lucas Erceg continues to experience improbably bad luck while taking the mound as a reliever. He was credited with giving up five hits in his 1 2/3 innings today. He was credited with giving up four runs. The stat line doesn't really depict what happened and, I would politely argue, his defense let him down on numerous occasions and the umpire blew a call. I gave you a brief glimpse in the above description. However, always the optimist, I'm convinced better days are ahead. He did manage to touch 100mph on the radar gun in his second inning of work. Perhaps, just maybe, there was a little added frustration in that heater! The Shuckers hit 1-9 with RISP. This continues to be a problem for the team. Brent Diaz managed to knock in his fourth home run of the season to tie the game in the bottom of the second inning. His average has now dipped below .200 on the season but he continues to make meaningful contact: We showcased Garrett Mitchell's speed last night as he scored the winning run on an extremely shallow liner to left field. Here, he hits his second triple of his season and blazes to third. I seriously ponder how fast Garrett could run a 40 yard dash. This young man has some serious get up and go! The series is tied 1-1. Let's just move onto game number three and play some better baseball! Let's go, young men. Keep those chins up, heads high, and unlock your greatness. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Jacksonville (Marlins) 7, Nashville 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Rally Late But Fall Short in Jacksonville - Brice Turang, Jon Singleton Hit Home Runs in Loss Caleb Boushley took the mound for the Sounds today and gave up two two-run homers in the bottom half of the first. He limited any further damage and pretty much coasted through his four remaining innings. He left his outing after five, having given up a mere five hits and one walk while striking out five batters. Those two homers held for Jacksonville, however, as Caleb left with the Sounds trailing 4-2. The Sounds definitely clawed back into the game and made a hotly contested game of it - something you'd expect and hope for from two Divisional leaders. After tying the game 4-4 in the top of the sixth, Nashville had the bases juiced with two down. Pablo Reyes came to the plate with an opportunity to open a lead but continued his unfortunate struggles and struck out on three pitches. When Pablo is making contact he has simply been unlucky as he's typically been making quite good contact. A strike out on three pitches is not the result he or the Sounds were after. And, so goes the game of baseball. Further Viewing Notes: Brice Turang managed to blast his third home run of his season pulling the Sounds within 4-3. It was a beautiful smooth stroke and booming moonshot over the wall in right field. He looks so much more poised and calm at the plate. Don't just take my word for it. Here's someone much more qualified commenting on Brice: The adjustments Turang has made, in concert with the Sounds and Brewers hitting coaches, have made such a discernible difference. Take a look at this swing: Not to be outdone, Jon Singleton followed suit with his seventh bomb (and first dinger against a lefty!) of his season and it was suddenly a tie ball game at 4-4. Here is your highlight: The view from the ballpark definitely showed what I was seeing. The Home crowd was surprisingly excited: Bedrocks of the Nashville Sounds offensive surge, all season long really, Brice Turang and David Dahl had their eighth and seventh respective multi-hit games on the year. Turang finished his day 3 of 5 with the home run, RBI, and run. David finished 2 of 4 with a run. He is now back above .300 hitting .309 on the season. The David Dahl resurgence is real. He plays a smooth and steady outfield to boot. Uncharacteristic blemished performances from the bullpen sealed the Sounds fate after tying the game in the sixth. In the bottom half of the same sixth inning, Miguel Sanchez gave a run right back with a sequence of self-inflicted harm. A hit batter, a walk, a double play ground ball and it looked like the inning would end. But, Miguel threw a wild pitch to the very next batter and it was 5-4 Jacksonville. Thomas Jankins didn't fair much better in the seventh inning. In one inning pitched, Jankins gave up 3 hits, one walk, and a wild pitch while giving up two earned runs. It was 7-4. The Sounds had a legitimate shot to tie or win the game in the ninth inning. After Brice Turang's routine pop-up between the short stop and a sprinting left fielder somehow found the grass, the Sounds had two men aboard. Keston Hiura then worked a count full and hit a rope shot past a diving third baseman and it was 7-5 with two men on, two out, and Jon Singleton representing the leading run at the plate. The drama ended on a beautiful breaking pitch from Jacksonville (LHP) Robert Garcia as Jon succumbed to his second strike out on the afternoon. Fear not, my friends, we head back to an evening game tomorrow for our Sounds. And, just let this soak in: The Sounds have won every series they have played so far this year. If we trace team the team records all the way back to the last century (1988), this is the first time since at least 1987 the team has won its first five series in a season. Let's make it six! We are actually back to all evening games for the clubs tomorrow. I don't know about you, but I am partial to all evening tilts. Let's hope Nasvhille and Biloxi get some good rest and come out mashing tomorrow night. As always, it's been a pleasure sharing my reports with you. Let's keep rooting for the farm! 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
  6. The Shuckers fought back in their matinee game but reverted to the poor form seen during their recent seven-game skid. The Sounds clawed their way back to even but faded late with three uncharacteristic runs conceded by the bullpen. Carolina lost a well-pitched low-scoring affair in Fayetteville. BUT, all was literally not lost: Wisconsin kept plugging away and ultimately won on a classic move the runner brand of baseball late and a vintage May 2022 closing performance from Cam Robinson. Transactions: None Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Fayetteville (Astros) 2, Carolina 0 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please review: Carolina Blanked 2-0 in Series Tying Loss - Mudcats Shut Out for Third Time on the Road This Season Please take a trip down memory lane to this date in history in 1992. Taste some of that vintage Mudcats storyline. Folks, this is the good stuff: Israel Puello had his best outing of his career to date for High-A Carolina. This was a much needed outing for the young hurler and we hope to see more of this moving forward. Ultimately, I gave the old 'Tag' nod to Edwin Jimenez who pitched three shutout innings of zero run, one hit, one walk, and four strikeout ball allowing his team the opportunity to claw back in it late. Edwin, in my opinion, (still a mere 20 years old) has been one of the steadier pitching options for Carolina. Regardless, after several rough outings, it was truly nice to see Israel turn a kind of corner. Jeferson Quero showed off his arm nailing a failed stolen base attempt after a lead-off walk - the second out in inning number four. It was a bang-bang play and a heck of a throw from the young catcher. He opened inning five with a very compact and impressive swing on a single to right field. It's always nice to be reminded by the prospect themselves of why they are highly touted. This is Jackson Chourio's second hitless game in eight total outings for the Mudcats. However, one thing seems quite clear early: this young man doesn't strike out much (zero, again, on the 0-4 outing). Low strikeout totals and tendencies are always an extremely positive sign for an extremely young and talented hitter. The bats were awfully quiet in this one for the young Mudcats with a mere four hits and not a single hit for extra bases. This being said, I have to admit seeing Jesus Chirinos swipe second base (his first steal of the season) was definitively not on my list of expected outcomes. Speaking of Chirinos, in all the hype and feel-good we've had for the exciting Jackson Chourio (0-4 in this affair) we've forgotten to point out the recent string of success for Jesus: : he has hit safely in 7 consecutive games after tonight. and has gone 8-for-27 during this span. Transitioning to a more demanding offensive position like first base from catcher takes time. It's nice to see the young man starting to gather momentum. The All-Time series versus the Woodpeckers move to 24-22 in favor of Carolina who now sit at 10-14 overall at SEGRA stadium in Fayetteville. *Please keep in mind highlights are limited in many Away contests for the T-Rats...I will attempt to post condensed game highlights when they arrive tomorrow. We are truly spoiled during their Home series. Thank you Chris and Kyle!* Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes via their all-encompassing Virtual Press Box Final: Wisconsin 3, Quad Cities (Royals) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please review: Late Run Lifts Rattlers Over River Bandits - Wisconsin Wins Fifth Straight Game I mentioned Tristan Peters last night. Let us take a look at his recent run of excellence. A very compact and nuanced, but, easy and flowing swing: He continues to be unheralded, but, I'm going to keep shining light on this young man's season. He has winning baseball tools for days. A bright future is ahead. To start inning number five for Antoine Kelly, Carlos Rodriguez botched his very first fly out of the season. A routine deep fly to the warning track caromed off his glove and there was a runner aboard at second base with zero outs. This was highly uncharacteristic from the typically adept outfielder - his first error of the season. Unfortunately, this error seemed to rattle Kelly as it led to a walk on a wild pitch and the runner aboard advanced to third. Ultimately, the Quad Cities got one run from the error on a sacrifice fly out to Tristan Peters in right field. Tristan followed this sac fly with an adept play to snare a well-hit liner down the right field line. Cam Robinson continues his string of excellent work in May, He pitched two scoreless, including a punch out to end the contest preserving the 3-2 victory. Cam is un-scored upon in May. That's going to play at any level. In a recent post-game podcast, Kyle Lobner made the astute observation: the Midwest League is much kinder to teams who don't beat themselves. Well, the Timber Rattlers currently espouse this bit of wisdom with aplomb. During their recent string of success, the Rattlers just are not making many mistakes. And, when a player does make an inevitable mistake, their teammates don't compound the issue by piling on more. They are simply playing winning baseball. At the High-A level, this is truly a joy to watch. Case and point: the winning run crossing in the eighth inning was about as emblematic of taking advantage of mistakes as it gets. Joe Gray Jr. led off with a double. On the very next pitch he advanced to third on a wild pitch. Darrien Miller was incapable of getting Joe across home plate as he grounded out to the pitcher. However, Tristan Peters executed what was tantamount to a swinging bunt dribbler down the first base line and Joe scored and the T-Rats had their lead. This is winning baseball. And, in this case, that run won the game. What does winning baseball look like, you ask? Tonight's win gave our Timber Rattlers their third different five-game winning streak of the season. That'll do! A nod to Tristan Peters again. He singled in the fourth inning to push his current on-base streak to nineteen games. He knocked home the winning run. He ended the fifth inning threat after Quad City's first runner crossed home plate. Tristan=Winner in 'Canadian'. Another nod is in order for Antoine Kelly going a career-high 5 2/3 innings. He didn't grab a decision on the evening, but, for a young man who prefers to work out of the bullpen he sure is looking quite nice as a starter. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes via the Shuckers' Virtual Press Box Final: Birmingham (White Sox) 10 , Biloxi 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please review: Barons Consistent Hitting Tops Shuckers 10-5 - Wiemer Homers for Second Straight Day A telling inning for the 2022 Shuckers at present would have to be the top of the seventh inning today. After just clawing back to within a 2-3 score in the bottom of the sixth via some Joey Wiemer base-running prowess and some friendly throwing errors from Birmingham, Lucas Erceg took the mound for the second inning of his outing. A tough grounder snuck its way into right field off the sliding backhanded effort from Thomas Dillard - a difficult play but definitely a makable play. Unfortunately, these are the types of plays not being made so far in 2022. The Barons then bunted their man to second base. There was one down and the inning was still quite manageable. What proceeded to happen is a series of weak grounders finding their way to various parts of the infield or the outfield. A let-up on another makable play down the first base line from Thomas Dillard (a ball most on the Biloxi squad felt was a foul ball but a ball that was called fair) allowing the fifth run to cross. Previous to that, Freddy Zamora failed to corral a one-hop bullet throw from Joey Wiemer to nail the runner at second base rounding first which would have grabbed out number two. Innings like these have appeared all too often for the young Shuckers. And, as a result, they continue to struggle. Times are tough and the slog is real down in Double-A. Let's hope they can start playing better ball in days ahead! Lost in the shuffle, was Nick Bennett's career-high eight strikeouts in the early tilt. In total, Nick went five complete innings of four hit and one walk ball. He was snakebitten by a couple early solo shots but, all in all, he had quite a nice outing. Perhaps, his best showing overall of 2022. Here's hoping he keeps trending in this direction as he was one of the more intriguing pitching follows to start the year in Biloxi. Further Viewing Notes: Joey Wiemer managed to steal his third base in the first two games of this series and his sixth overall in 2022. An unheralded aspect of Joey's game is his overall athleticism. He obviously has a cannon of an arm. and showcased that arm on two separate plays in the seventh inning, but he also has the speed to swipe bases and cover the outfield. Joey also added another outfield assist to his already League leading tally and, really, should have had another - he now has six assists through 29 games. There simply continues to be a plethora of things to celebrate here. I could talk about his sixth home run of his season, and the second ding dong in two days, as well. Oh, wait, I guess I just did. Here's the highlight: The Barons definitely found some tell signs in Nick Bennett's delivery. In the fifth inning alone, they managed to swipe three bases. I'm curious to see how this plays moving forward as, even out of the stretch, there was some delay affording runners a good take off. Freddy Zamora committed his 11th error in 29 games. It was yet another throwing error and, at this point, I don't know what we're going to get leaving his hands. It's a real conundrum here early in 2022 and this is certainly not the start we fans envisioned after the way 2021 ended for the young shortstop. Lucas Erceg continues to experience improbably bad luck while taking the mound as a reliever. He was credited with giving up five hits in his 1 2/3 innings today. He was credited with giving up four runs. The stat line doesn't really depict what happened and, I would politely argue, his defense let him down on numerous occasions and the umpire blew a call. I gave you a brief glimpse in the above description. However, always the optimist, I'm convinced better days are ahead. He did manage to touch 100mph on the radar gun in his second inning of work. Perhaps, just maybe, there was a little added frustration in that heater! The Shuckers hit 1-9 with RISP. This continues to be a problem for the team. Brent Diaz managed to knock in his fourth home run of the season to tie the game in the bottom of the second inning. His average has now dipped below .200 on the season but he continues to make meaningful contact: We showcased Garrett Mitchell's speed last night as he scored the winning run on an extremely shallow liner to left field. Here, he hits his second triple of his season and blazes to third. I seriously ponder how fast Garrett could run a 40 yard dash. This young man has some serious get up and go! The series is tied 1-1. Let's just move onto game number three and play some better baseball! Let's go, young men. Keep those chins up, heads high, and unlock your greatness. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Jacksonville (Marlins) 7, Nashville 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Rally Late But Fall Short in Jacksonville - Brice Turang, Jon Singleton Hit Home Runs in Loss Caleb Boushley took the mound for the Sounds today and gave up two two-run homers in the bottom half of the first. He limited any further damage and pretty much coasted through his four remaining innings. He left his outing after five, having given up a mere five hits and one walk while striking out five batters. Those two homers held for Jacksonville, however, as Caleb left with the Sounds trailing 4-2. The Sounds definitely clawed back into the game and made a hotly contested game of it - something you'd expect and hope for from two Divisional leaders. After tying the game 4-4 in the top of the sixth, Nashville had the bases juiced with two down. Pablo Reyes came to the plate with an opportunity to open a lead but continued his unfortunate struggles and struck out on three pitches. When Pablo is making contact he has simply been unlucky as he's typically been making quite good contact. A strike out on three pitches is not the result he or the Sounds were after. And, so goes the game of baseball. Further Viewing Notes: Brice Turang managed to blast his third home run of his season pulling the Sounds within 4-3. It was a beautiful smooth stroke and booming moonshot over the wall in right field. He looks so much more poised and calm at the plate. Don't just take my word for it. Here's someone much more qualified commenting on Brice: The adjustments Turang has made, in concert with the Sounds and Brewers hitting coaches, have made such a discernible difference. Take a look at this swing: Not to be outdone, Jon Singleton followed suit with his seventh bomb (and first dinger against a lefty!) of his season and it was suddenly a tie ball game at 4-4. Here is your highlight: The view from the ballpark definitely showed what I was seeing. The Home crowd was surprisingly excited: Bedrocks of the Nashville Sounds offensive surge, all season long really, Brice Turang and David Dahl had their eighth and seventh respective multi-hit games on the year. Turang finished his day 3 of 5 with the home run, RBI, and run. David finished 2 of 4 with a run. He is now back above .300 hitting .309 on the season. The David Dahl resurgence is real. He plays a smooth and steady outfield to boot. Uncharacteristic blemished performances from the bullpen sealed the Sounds fate after tying the game in the sixth. In the bottom half of the same sixth inning, Miguel Sanchez gave a run right back with a sequence of self-inflicted harm. A hit batter, a walk, a double play ground ball and it looked like the inning would end. But, Miguel threw a wild pitch to the very next batter and it was 5-4 Jacksonville. Thomas Jankins didn't fair much better in the seventh inning. In one inning pitched, Jankins gave up 3 hits, one walk, and a wild pitch while giving up two earned runs. It was 7-4. The Sounds had a legitimate shot to tie or win the game in the ninth inning. After Brice Turang's routine pop-up between the short stop and a sprinting left fielder somehow found the grass, the Sounds had two men aboard. Keston Hiura then worked a count full and hit a rope shot past a diving third baseman and it was 7-5 with two men on, two out, and Jon Singleton representing the leading run at the plate. The drama ended on a beautiful breaking pitch from Jacksonville (LHP) Robert Garcia as Jon succumbed to his second strike out on the afternoon. Fear not, my friends, we head back to an evening game tomorrow for our Sounds. And, just let this soak in: The Sounds have won every series they have played so far this year. If we trace team the team records all the way back to the last century (1988), this is the first time since at least 1987 the team has won its first five series in a season. Let's make it six! We are actually back to all evening games for the clubs tomorrow. I don't know about you, but I am partial to all evening tilts. Let's hope Nasvhille and Biloxi get some good rest and come out mashing tomorrow night. As always, it's been a pleasure sharing my reports with you. Let's keep rooting for the farm! 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 Depthan View full article
×
×
  • Create New...