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  1. Are the Brewers going to DFA several players at the end of Spring Training or make a move now to add another optionable player to the 40-man MLB roster? RHPs Tyler Cyr and Manuel Rodriguez are possible additions to consider. Image courtesy of © Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports If you’re like me, you’re perplexed at the number of Optionless Wonders the Brewers have, leaving the bottom of their roster more unsettled than usual. Each of the following six players must make the 26-man Opening Day active roster, be placed on the injured list, or be designated for assignment: RHP Bryse Wilson – no options remaining RHP Gus Varland – Brewers can’t option him because he’s a Rule 5 pick 1B Jon Singleton – no options remaining; can also reject assignment if he passes DFA waivers 1B Keston Hiura – burned final option in 2022 roster management malpractice; can also reject assignment if he passes DFA waivers RHP Javy Guerra – no options remaining; can also reject assignment if he passes DFA waivers RHP Joel Payamps – no options remaining; highly likely to be claimed if we DFA Even if the team wanted to get creative and send players like OF Tyrone Taylor or RHP Adrian Houser down to the minors for a spell or two, they can’t. Those players also have no options remaining. Does this matter? What does it suggest? It may mean that Matt Arnold is comfortable knowing there will be some roster shuffling at the end of Spring Training, with the Brewers letting guys go and replacing them with releases from other teams. However, any semi-decent players released from other teams are likely also to be Optionless Wonders, so this is unlikely to be the case. More likely, this means the Brewers intend to add at least one more Optionable AAAA player to the 40-man roster, with the corresponding move being: a trade of Jon Singleton, Keston Hiura, Javy Guerra, and Joel Payamps; OR a DFA of Bryse Wilson, hoping he’ll scale through waivers so that he can be outrighted to AAA (the Tigers recently outrighted a whopping four players in this manner, including former Brewer catcher Mario Feliciano). The usual place to find worthy Optionable AAAA players this time of year is via the DFA market, which has seen an impressive 51 players made available for claim or trade from December 18th to January 17th. However, we’re really at the tail end of this vibrant market, as free agent signings slow to a trickle, and teams will, at some point, be able to move injured players to the 60-day injured list. Barring any additional DFAs around the league this week, only three Optionable players remain in DFA limbo. Given the logic outlined above, the Brewers are a good bet to pick up at least one of these players: RHP Tyler Cyr (Athletics) – 29 years old; reliever; only pitched 13 1/3 MLB innings (2.70 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 10.8 K/9, .290 BABIP against in 2022); solid MILB results (2.85 ERA in AAA in 2022 with 9.9 K/9, 4.91 ERA in AAA in 2021 with 12.0 K/9, 2.05 ERA in AA in 2019 with 10.6 K/9); MLB fastball averaged 94.4mph in 2022 OF Alberto Rodriguez (Mariners) – 22 years old; LHH right fielder; dipped to a .732 OPS in High-A in 2022 after a .867 OPS in Low-A in 2021, averaging ten homers and 10.5 stolen bases over the two seasons RHP Manuel Rodriguez (Cubs) – 26 years old; reliever; pitched 13 2/3 MLB innings in 2022 (3.29 ERA) and 17 2/3 MLB innings in 2021 (6.11 ERA), but walked 21 against 24 Ks over the two seasons; terrific 12.9 K/9 rate across five minor league campaigns; MLB fastball/slider average dipped to 95-95.9mph in 2022 after 97-97.2mph in 2021 as he’s dealt with injuries in three straight seasons Of the three aforementioned Optionable players, I’d venture that Tyler Cyr is the most likely pick-up if Milwaukee aims to add a high-floor guy who can contribute immediately if called upon. He has been a consistent performer who can also bring respectable heat, with the main blemish being his limited time in the majors (and perhaps his age). Of course, Manuel Rodriguez appears to have more upside, and that 97mph pace may be tempting to take a flier on. I should also mention that Cyr has three option years remaining, while Alberto Rodriguez has two, and Manuel Rodriguez has one. Yes, Cyr could seamlessly yo-yo between MLB and AAA from 2023-2025 with no special roster juggling required. Could the Brewers claim Cyr and not give up any cash or player in return? This is possible, given his age, but two other Optionable pitchers were both nabbed today: RHP Connor Seabold was traded to the Rockies, and the Mariners claimed JB Bukauskas. I’d argue that neither is as attractive a 2023 MLB option as Cyr, so the team may have to give up a relatively minor prospect to the Athletics in return. On a somewhat related note, while some had urged the Brewers to add OF Kyle Garlick (who went unclaimed and was outrighted by the Twins on Tuesday) to play some right field and pinch hit against southpaws, his 14 BB/80 K ratio over the past two seasons was likely a deterrent. Of course, I’m more likely wrong, and the Brewers do absolutely nothing. Let’s see how this week pans out. Which of the remaining players in DFA limbo do you think the Brewers will grab, if any: RHP Manuel Rodriguez, OF Alberto Rodriguez, RHP Tyler Cyr, UTIL Matt Reynolds, or RHP Mark Leiter Jr.? View full article
  2. If you’re like me, you’re perplexed at the number of Optionless Wonders the Brewers have, leaving the bottom of their roster more unsettled than usual. Each of the following six players must make the 26-man Opening Day active roster, be placed on the injured list, or be designated for assignment: RHP Bryse Wilson – no options remaining RHP Gus Varland – Brewers can’t option him because he’s a Rule 5 pick 1B Jon Singleton – no options remaining; can also reject assignment if he passes DFA waivers 1B Keston Hiura – burned final option in 2022 roster management malpractice; can also reject assignment if he passes DFA waivers RHP Javy Guerra – no options remaining; can also reject assignment if he passes DFA waivers RHP Joel Payamps – no options remaining; highly likely to be claimed if we DFA Even if the team wanted to get creative and send players like OF Tyrone Taylor or RHP Adrian Houser down to the minors for a spell or two, they can’t. Those players also have no options remaining. Does this matter? What does it suggest? It may mean that Matt Arnold is comfortable knowing there will be some roster shuffling at the end of Spring Training, with the Brewers letting guys go and replacing them with releases from other teams. However, any semi-decent players released from other teams are likely also to be Optionless Wonders, so this is unlikely to be the case. More likely, this means the Brewers intend to add at least one more Optionable AAAA player to the 40-man roster, with the corresponding move being: a trade of Jon Singleton, Keston Hiura, Javy Guerra, and Joel Payamps; OR a DFA of Bryse Wilson, hoping he’ll scale through waivers so that he can be outrighted to AAA (the Tigers recently outrighted a whopping four players in this manner, including former Brewer catcher Mario Feliciano). The usual place to find worthy Optionable AAAA players this time of year is via the DFA market, which has seen an impressive 51 players made available for claim or trade from December 18th to January 17th. However, we’re really at the tail end of this vibrant market, as free agent signings slow to a trickle, and teams will, at some point, be able to move injured players to the 60-day injured list. Barring any additional DFAs around the league this week, only three Optionable players remain in DFA limbo. Given the logic outlined above, the Brewers are a good bet to pick up at least one of these players: RHP Tyler Cyr (Athletics) – 29 years old; reliever; only pitched 13 1/3 MLB innings (2.70 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 10.8 K/9, .290 BABIP against in 2022); solid MILB results (2.85 ERA in AAA in 2022 with 9.9 K/9, 4.91 ERA in AAA in 2021 with 12.0 K/9, 2.05 ERA in AA in 2019 with 10.6 K/9); MLB fastball averaged 94.4mph in 2022 OF Alberto Rodriguez (Mariners) – 22 years old; LHH right fielder; dipped to a .732 OPS in High-A in 2022 after a .867 OPS in Low-A in 2021, averaging ten homers and 10.5 stolen bases over the two seasons RHP Manuel Rodriguez (Cubs) – 26 years old; reliever; pitched 13 2/3 MLB innings in 2022 (3.29 ERA) and 17 2/3 MLB innings in 2021 (6.11 ERA), but walked 21 against 24 Ks over the two seasons; terrific 12.9 K/9 rate across five minor league campaigns; MLB fastball/slider average dipped to 95-95.9mph in 2022 after 97-97.2mph in 2021 as he’s dealt with injuries in three straight seasons Of the three aforementioned Optionable players, I’d venture that Tyler Cyr is the most likely pick-up if Milwaukee aims to add a high-floor guy who can contribute immediately if called upon. He has been a consistent performer who can also bring respectable heat, with the main blemish being his limited time in the majors (and perhaps his age). Of course, Manuel Rodriguez appears to have more upside, and that 97mph pace may be tempting to take a flier on. I should also mention that Cyr has three option years remaining, while Alberto Rodriguez has two, and Manuel Rodriguez has one. Yes, Cyr could seamlessly yo-yo between MLB and AAA from 2023-2025 with no special roster juggling required. Could the Brewers claim Cyr and not give up any cash or player in return? This is possible, given his age, but two other Optionable pitchers were both nabbed today: RHP Connor Seabold was traded to the Rockies, and the Mariners claimed JB Bukauskas. I’d argue that neither is as attractive a 2023 MLB option as Cyr, so the team may have to give up a relatively minor prospect to the Athletics in return. On a somewhat related note, while some had urged the Brewers to add OF Kyle Garlick (who went unclaimed and was outrighted by the Twins on Tuesday) to play some right field and pinch hit against southpaws, his 14 BB/80 K ratio over the past two seasons was likely a deterrent. Of course, I’m more likely wrong, and the Brewers do absolutely nothing. Let’s see how this week pans out. Which of the remaining players in DFA limbo do you think the Brewers will grab, if any: RHP Manuel Rodriguez, OF Alberto Rodriguez, RHP Tyler Cyr, UTIL Matt Reynolds, or RHP Mark Leiter Jr.?
  3. Monday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Turang, as well as Esteury Ruiz and Jon Singleton. Transactions: OF Jonathan Davis outrighted to AAA Nashville from MLB Brewers C Nick Kahle assigned to AA Biloxi from AAA Nashville RHP Robbie Baker assigned to AA Biloxi from AAA Nashville Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 6, Memphis 5 (final in 11 innings) Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details, and we encourage readers to review the affiliate write-up as part of their Link Report routine: Sounds Walk-Off Redbirds, Win 90th Game Even if you’ve already clinched a spot in the postseason, it’s always great to defeat the Cardinals…er… Redbirds in this instance. RHP Victor Castaneda (3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 3 Ks) struggled in his third AAA start of the season, escaping a two-on, nobody out situation in the 1st inning, working around a 2nd inning single and finally conceding three runs on three hits and two walks in the 3rd inning. Memphis’ lead grew to 4-0 in the top of the 6th inning as C Mario Feliciano allowed a passed ball (his 14th of 2022) for an unearned run. Through 5 ½ innings, the Sounds had mustered only one hit and three walks, all four of which were eliminated on the basepaths: a caught stealing and three ground ball double plays. However, surprisingly effective Redbird starting pitcher Garrett Williams thankfully exited after five shutout innings and Nashville immediately feasted on the Memphis bullpen. The Sounds first run came in without the benefit of a hit (walk, HBP, error), with SS Brice Turang then doubling in two runs and 1B Jon Singleton (0-for-1, 3 walks, RBI) knotting the game 4-4 with a booming sacrifice fly to score OF Esteury Ruiz (2-for-3, BB, HBP, 2 SBs). Thereafter, the next major opportunity in the game went to Memphis in the top of the 9th inning, with a leadoff single, stolen base and wild pitch (or a second Feliciano passed ball depending on your perspective) giving them a man on third base with nobody out. However, Justin Topa amazingly took care of business, retiring three straight batters on a line-out, dangerous Nolan Gorman on a strikeout swinging, then a groundout for a great escape. Two leadoff walks for Nashville in the bottom of the 9th inning unfortunately went for naught, as did a second and third, one-out opportunity in the bottom of the 10th inning. In the 11th inning, Memphis took its final lead 5-4 on a single to score a Manfred Man off RHP Trevor Kelley, before DH/INF Andruw Monasterio led off the bottom of the inning with a game-tying RBI single of his own. Monasterio had aggressively moved to second base on the throw home, then scored on Feliciano’s game-ending, one-out single. Check out the team’s Twitter feed for some impressive defensive highlights from the victory as well. Three Quick Strikes: After Castaneda’s early exit, eight different Nashville relievers each completed one inning of work, with the bullpen not conceding any earned runs. OFs Sal Frelick and Joey Wiemer were both absent from the lineup, in spite of the off-day on Sunday. As such, the worry-o-meter has notched up as we wait and hope they’ll both be available for the upcoming AAA playoffs scheduled for Saturday and Sunday (if Nashville wins on Saturday) in Las Vegas. 3B Cam Devanney also exited after the sixth inning, though hopefully this was just a planned time-share with Patrick Dorrian. Singleton now leads the minor leagues with 116 walks, while Ruiz tops the stolen base leaderboard with 83 on the season. Tuesday’s outlook: RHP Jason Alexander (8-2 record, 2.72 ERA in 59 2/3 AAA innings) is scheduled to make his 10th AAA start (13th appearance) in Game Two at home against the Redbirds. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Good luck on Tuesday in the penultimate regular season game! Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth
  4. Twenty Sounds' players saw action in Monday’s 11-inning come-from-behind victory, with Brice Turang coming through with a clutch two-run double. Image courtesy of Brewer Fanatic Monday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Turang, as well as Esteury Ruiz and Jon Singleton. Transactions: OF Jonathan Davis outrighted to AAA Nashville from MLB Brewers C Nick Kahle assigned to AA Biloxi from AAA Nashville RHP Robbie Baker assigned to AA Biloxi from AAA Nashville Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 6, Memphis 5 (final in 11 innings) Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details, and we encourage readers to review the affiliate write-up as part of their Link Report routine: Sounds Walk-Off Redbirds, Win 90th Game Even if you’ve already clinched a spot in the postseason, it’s always great to defeat the Cardinals…er… Redbirds in this instance. RHP Victor Castaneda (3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 3 Ks) struggled in his third AAA start of the season, escaping a two-on, nobody out situation in the 1st inning, working around a 2nd inning single and finally conceding three runs on three hits and two walks in the 3rd inning. Memphis’ lead grew to 4-0 in the top of the 6th inning as C Mario Feliciano allowed a passed ball (his 14th of 2022) for an unearned run. Through 5 ½ innings, the Sounds had mustered only one hit and three walks, all four of which were eliminated on the basepaths: a caught stealing and three ground ball double plays. However, surprisingly effective Redbird starting pitcher Garrett Williams thankfully exited after five shutout innings and Nashville immediately feasted on the Memphis bullpen. The Sounds first run came in without the benefit of a hit (walk, HBP, error), with SS Brice Turang then doubling in two runs and 1B Jon Singleton (0-for-1, 3 walks, RBI) knotting the game 4-4 with a booming sacrifice fly to score OF Esteury Ruiz (2-for-3, BB, HBP, 2 SBs). Thereafter, the next major opportunity in the game went to Memphis in the top of the 9th inning, with a leadoff single, stolen base and wild pitch (or a second Feliciano passed ball depending on your perspective) giving them a man on third base with nobody out. However, Justin Topa amazingly took care of business, retiring three straight batters on a line-out, dangerous Nolan Gorman on a strikeout swinging, then a groundout for a great escape. Two leadoff walks for Nashville in the bottom of the 9th inning unfortunately went for naught, as did a second and third, one-out opportunity in the bottom of the 10th inning. In the 11th inning, Memphis took its final lead 5-4 on a single to score a Manfred Man off RHP Trevor Kelley, before DH/INF Andruw Monasterio led off the bottom of the inning with a game-tying RBI single of his own. Monasterio had aggressively moved to second base on the throw home, then scored on Feliciano’s game-ending, one-out single. Check out the team’s Twitter feed for some impressive defensive highlights from the victory as well. Three Quick Strikes: After Castaneda’s early exit, eight different Nashville relievers each completed one inning of work, with the bullpen not conceding any earned runs. OFs Sal Frelick and Joey Wiemer were both absent from the lineup, in spite of the off-day on Sunday. As such, the worry-o-meter has notched up as we wait and hope they’ll both be available for the upcoming AAA playoffs scheduled for Saturday and Sunday (if Nashville wins on Saturday) in Las Vegas. 3B Cam Devanney also exited after the sixth inning, though hopefully this was just a planned time-share with Patrick Dorrian. Singleton now leads the minor leagues with 116 walks, while Ruiz tops the stolen base leaderboard with 83 on the season. Tuesday’s outlook: RHP Jason Alexander (8-2 record, 2.72 ERA in 59 2/3 AAA innings) is scheduled to make his 10th AAA start (13th appearance) in Game Two at home against the Redbirds. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Good luck on Tuesday in the penultimate regular season game! Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth View full article
  5. Thursday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Gasser, Sal Frelick (39-game on-base streak) and record-setting Jon Singleton (112 walks on the season). Transactions: Signed 19-year-old RHP Yonawil Florimon on 9/17 - listed at 6'0", 150, no home country stated online at this time. Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 5, Louisville 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Singleton Breaks Walks Record, Sounds Shut Down Bats 23-year-old starting LHP Robert Gasser (6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 5 BB, 1 WP, 8 Ks) is apparently unfazed by the bright lights of AAA baseball, making a superb fourth start at this level. Despite the leadoff Louisville batter reaching base in each of the first three innings (two via walk, one via single), Gasser buckled down each time to leave the runners stranded as the Sounds’ offense steadily compiled a comfortable lead. Catcher Mario Feliciano plated 1B Jon Singleton (2-for-3, 2 walks) with a 2nd inning RBI double for an early 1-0 lead. SS Cam Devanney (1-for-2, 3 walks) later singled and scored on an error in the 4th inning and 3B Brice Turang (1-for-4, double, walk) doubled and scored on a DH Pedro Severino RBI single in the 5th inning to extend the lead to 3-0. LF Sal Frelick (2-for-4, walk, 2 SBs) had already extended his on-base streak to 39 games with a leadoff walk in the 3rd inning, then singled to lead off the 6th inning, stole second base and scored on a 2B Pablo Reyes RBI single as Nashville’s lead grew to 4-0. With a Louisville runner on first base and Gasser needing one more out in the bottom of the 6th inning to complete a scoreless start, the Bats unfortunately notched an infield single and then an RBI double to bring the potential game-tying run to the plate. However, Sounds’ Manager Rick Sweet confidently kept the Gassmeister in to get the final out of that frame and he came through by inducing Michael De Leon to fly out to right field. RHP's JC Mejia, Lucas Erceg and Trevor Kelley were nearly flawless in three innings of bullpen work, allowing just one of ten hitters to reach base with a meaningless single. This was Kelley’s first action in Nashville since September 2nd, after spending nearly three weeks with the Brewers (part on taxi squad, part on MLB roster). The Sounds grabbed the final run of the game without a hit in the 8th inning, as CF Jonathan Davis was hit-by-pitch, stole second base, moved to third base on a wild pitch and scored on yet another wild pitch. With Toledo and Columbus splitting a Thursday doubleheader, Nashville’s magic number to clinch the International League’s West Division is down to one game. Any victory by Nashville in its remaining five games or loss by Toledo in its final six games will send the Sounds to Las Vegas for the AAA playoffs. Three Quick Strikes and a Footnote: Singleton drew his 111th and 112th walks of the season in this game, breaking Otis Nixon’s long-standing Nashville record. The Stolen Base is returning to Milwaukee next season. The Sounds grabbed six bases in this contest, with nobody caught stealing – two for RF Matt Lipka, two for Frelick and one each for Davis and Turang. With larger bases and speed to burn coming to the majors in 2023, expect a lot of exciting action on the bases next year. Leading 5-1 in the top of the 9th inning, Frelick exited for a pinch hitter, though I suspect that this was more about giving him a breather. We’ll have to watch the Friday and Saturday lineups to know if we should be concerned. Feliciano’s two passed balls give him 13 on the season, potentially raising concerns that an old problem is rearing its head. We believe in you Mario! Expect him to be back in top form by his next turn behind the plate. Friday’s outlook: Sounds’ Pitcher of the Year RHP Caleb Boushley (12-2 record, 3.34 ERA in 121 1/3 IP) goes for his 13th victory tonight (with no losses since April 12th!), as Nashville aims to take a 4-1 series lead. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Let’s clinch on Friday! 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
  6. While Robert Gasser and the bullpen registered mostly zeroes, the irrepressible Sounds collected nine hits, drew nine walks and stole six bases in a comfortable 5-1 victory. Image courtesy of BrewerFanatic Thursday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Gasser, Sal Frelick (39-game on-base streak) and record-setting Jon Singleton (112 walks on the season). Transactions: Signed 19-year-old RHP Yonawil Florimon on 9/17 - listed at 6'0", 150, no home country stated online at this time. Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 5, Louisville 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Singleton Breaks Walks Record, Sounds Shut Down Bats 23-year-old starting LHP Robert Gasser (6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 5 BB, 1 WP, 8 Ks) is apparently unfazed by the bright lights of AAA baseball, making a superb fourth start at this level. Despite the leadoff Louisville batter reaching base in each of the first three innings (two via walk, one via single), Gasser buckled down each time to leave the runners stranded as the Sounds’ offense steadily compiled a comfortable lead. Catcher Mario Feliciano plated 1B Jon Singleton (2-for-3, 2 walks) with a 2nd inning RBI double for an early 1-0 lead. SS Cam Devanney (1-for-2, 3 walks) later singled and scored on an error in the 4th inning and 3B Brice Turang (1-for-4, double, walk) doubled and scored on a DH Pedro Severino RBI single in the 5th inning to extend the lead to 3-0. LF Sal Frelick (2-for-4, walk, 2 SBs) had already extended his on-base streak to 39 games with a leadoff walk in the 3rd inning, then singled to lead off the 6th inning, stole second base and scored on a 2B Pablo Reyes RBI single as Nashville’s lead grew to 4-0. With a Louisville runner on first base and Gasser needing one more out in the bottom of the 6th inning to complete a scoreless start, the Bats unfortunately notched an infield single and then an RBI double to bring the potential game-tying run to the plate. However, Sounds’ Manager Rick Sweet confidently kept the Gassmeister in to get the final out of that frame and he came through by inducing Michael De Leon to fly out to right field. RHP's JC Mejia, Lucas Erceg and Trevor Kelley were nearly flawless in three innings of bullpen work, allowing just one of ten hitters to reach base with a meaningless single. This was Kelley’s first action in Nashville since September 2nd, after spending nearly three weeks with the Brewers (part on taxi squad, part on MLB roster). The Sounds grabbed the final run of the game without a hit in the 8th inning, as CF Jonathan Davis was hit-by-pitch, stole second base, moved to third base on a wild pitch and scored on yet another wild pitch. With Toledo and Columbus splitting a Thursday doubleheader, Nashville’s magic number to clinch the International League’s West Division is down to one game. Any victory by Nashville in its remaining five games or loss by Toledo in its final six games will send the Sounds to Las Vegas for the AAA playoffs. Three Quick Strikes and a Footnote: Singleton drew his 111th and 112th walks of the season in this game, breaking Otis Nixon’s long-standing Nashville record. The Stolen Base is returning to Milwaukee next season. The Sounds grabbed six bases in this contest, with nobody caught stealing – two for RF Matt Lipka, two for Frelick and one each for Davis and Turang. With larger bases and speed to burn coming to the majors in 2023, expect a lot of exciting action on the bases next year. Leading 5-1 in the top of the 9th inning, Frelick exited for a pinch hitter, though I suspect that this was more about giving him a breather. We’ll have to watch the Friday and Saturday lineups to know if we should be concerned. Feliciano’s two passed balls give him 13 on the season, potentially raising concerns that an old problem is rearing its head. We believe in you Mario! Expect him to be back in top form by his next turn behind the plate. Friday’s outlook: Sounds’ Pitcher of the Year RHP Caleb Boushley (12-2 record, 3.34 ERA in 121 1/3 IP) goes for his 13th victory tonight (with no losses since April 12th!), as Nashville aims to take a 4-1 series lead. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Let’s clinch on Friday! 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
  7. Mario Feliciano drove in seven runs, including breaking a 3-3 deadlock with a grand slam to lead the Sounds to a 12-4 victory in Memphis. On the mound, Fernando Olguin threw six shutout innings, while getting support from homers by Jace Avina and Eduarqui Fernandez who combined to drive in five runs in a 6-0 defeat of Columbia. Sunday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Feliciano, Olguin, Singleton, Avina and Fernandez Transactions: RHP Nash Walters traded to MLB Angels from AAA Nashville for cash considerations 1B Ernesto Martinez activated from High-A Wisconsin’s 7-day injured list Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 12, Memphis 4 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: Feliciano Tallies 7 RBI, Sounds Crush Memphis C Mario Feliciano (2-for-5, HR, 7 RBIs) had an answer for everything Memphis threw at the Sounds on Sunday, knocking in two runs with a 1st inning single to tie the game 2-2, gunning down the Redbirds’ only stolen base attempt in the 5th inning, then blasting a grand slam on a full count with two outs in the 5th inning to break a 3-3 deadlock. If not for Feliciano, we’d likely be talking about 1B Jon Singleton (1-for-3, HR, 2 walks, 3 RBIs), who apparently terrified Memphis to such a degree that they walked him twice with the bases loaded, the first tying the game 3-3 in the 5th inning and the latter extending Nashville’s lead to 9-3 in the 6th inning. Of course, their fear was justified, as Singleton then mashed a solo homer in the 8th inning, his 23rd of the season to go along with 102 walks. The victory completed a 5-1 week for the Sounds, who lead the International League’s West Division by 4.5 games over Columbus. The team is now an incredible 30 games over .500 on the season. Three Quick Strikes: With RHP Dylan File apparently injured (though no official word) and RHP Caleb Boushley easing his way back after an injury of his own, Sunday had a “bullpen game” feel to it: Three innings from Boushley (2 ER), one from RHP Lucas Erceg (1 ER), two from RHP Jake Cousins (3 hits, no runs), then one inning each from RHPs Zach Brown, JC Mejia and Cam Robinson . DH Pedro Severino (2-for-4, HR, double, walk, RBI) and OF Sal Frelick (2-for-4, walk, SB) each reached base three times in Nashville’s dominant victory. Still just 23 years of age and hitting .293 on the season, the Brewers had better make a permanent place on the MLB roster for Feliciano in 2023 or else they’ll end up burning his final remaining option year. Next week’s outlook: Nashville (79-49) heads to Charlotte (50-79) to play the White Sox’s AAA affiliate. Veteran RHP Josh Lindblom (4.64 ERA) is scheduled to be the starter for the first game of the series. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Rocket City 5, Biloxi 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Shuckers Drop Series Finale After being no-hit on Saturday, the good news is that Biloxi collected seven hits on this day and even scored a run. Of course, the run was scored while already down 5-0, while the team went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and also committed two errors which led to three unearned runs. Yeah, it’s a rough time in Biloxi at the moment, as they’re really struggling to adapt after losing seven of their top 11 offensive contributors (five to promotion, two to injury). The loss completes a 1-5 week against Rocket City, despite the Shuckers’ starting pitchers only conceding 18 earned runs over the six games. A walk and RBI double opened the scoring for the Trash Pandas against starting LHP Nick Bennett in the 3rd inning, but the real damage came in the 4th inning, when C Brent Diaz dropped an out at home plate to extend Rocket City’s lead to 2-0, which was followed by an RBI single, “sacrifice squeeze” and another RBI single. SS Cam Devanney (1-for-4, HR, RBI) smacked his 20th home run of the year in the 6th inning to cut the deficit to 5-1, then the Shuckers loaded the bases with two outs in the 8th inning but 3B Yeison Coca wasn’t able to come through in the clutch (first pitch grounder force out). Three Quick Strikes: This was Bennett’s (5 IP, 5 R (2 ER), 7 H, 3 BB, 1 WP, 3 Ks) second start of the week, but this one was more difficult as he dealt with traffic every inning. Rehabbing LHP Clayton Andrews (1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks) had a nice bounce-back effort, combining with RHPs Ryan Middendorf and Luis Contreras on three innings of scoreless relief to give the Shuckers a chance. Perhaps adding injury to insult, Diaz was hit by a pitch in the top of the 6th inning and exited the game in the bottom half of the frame. Next week’s outlook: Biloxi (58-65) hosts Braves’ AA affiliate Mississippi (57-67). Expect RHP TJ Shook (4.25 ERA in High-A/AA) to start the opener. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Peoria 4, Wisconsin 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, details: Seventh Inning Decisive in Peoria’s Win Over Wisconsin With Saturday’s victory, Wisconsin had already wrapped up a road series win, then grabbed a 1-0 lead early on Sunday, but a pivotal 7th inning went the way of the Chiefs. DH/C Jeferson Quero (2-for-4, double, RBI) knocked in OF Jackson Chourio (0-for-3, walk) with an RBI double in the 1st inning, while RHP Stiven Cruz (3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 Ks) went about lowering his High-A ERA to a miniscule 0.47 with three shutout innings of work. However, being his second start of the week, this was a short outing for Cruz, who made way for RHP Zach Mort (3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 1 K). Mort gave up four hits in the 4th inning (but just one run) before settling down. A Peoria error and OF/2B Zack Raabe walk to open the 7th inning gave Wisconsin a golden opportunity, but they were unable to cash in, even after a C Darrien Miller infield single with two outs to load the bases. Peoria then made the Timber Rattlers pay in the bottom half of the frame by scoring three runs off of RHP Brannon Jordan on two hits, a hit batsmen and an error on 3B Ben Metzinger to take a 4-1 lead. Three Quick Strikes: After RHP Miguel Guerrero pitched a scoreless 8th inning, Wisconsin grabbed two runs in the 9th inning on a SS Eduardo Garcia walk and 2B Ethan Murray (1-for-3, HR, walk, 2 RBIs) two-run homer, but unfortunately didn’t get another runner aboard. This game marked the injury return of 1B Ernesto Martinez , who doubled to lead off the 4th inning but was left stranded. Despite playing two infielders in the outfield (Raabe, Jose Acosta), the Timber Rattlers defense had been a solid plus until the 7th inning gaffe, completing ground ball double plays in the 1st and 3rd innings, while Acosta threw out a runner at second base from right field in the 4th inning to help out Mort. Next week’s outlook: Wisconsin (65-60) hosts Marlins’ High-A affiliate Beloit (62-63). RHP Brady Schanuel (3.20 ERA) is scheduled to get yet another short start (~50 pitches) in Game One of the series. Carolina Pre-Game Notes Final: Carolina 6, Columbia 0 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats’ website, game details: Mudcats Earn Series Splitting 6-0 Victory in Home Finale Carolina got the win they needed to even their home series against Columbia 3-3 and did it in convincing fashion. It was a very encouraging start for 2021 fourth round selection RHP Logan Henderson (3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 6 Ks), who’s still building up strength after a long injury layoff. He pitched three scoreless innings here, exiting with a 1-0 lead before giving way to RHP Fernando Olguin. The first Mudcat run was of the manufactured variety, with 2B Robert Moore (1-for-3, double, walk, 2 SBs) drawing a walk, stealing second and third base, then coming home on an RBI groundout. That run was ultimately the only one which Henderson and Olguin would require, as the 21-year old Olguin (6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 6 Ks) had his best performance of the season, conceding just two hits and no walks over six scoreless innings. While Carolina’s pitchers remained dominant, OFs Eduarqui Fernandez (2-for-3, HR, walk, 2 RBIs, SB) and Jace Avina hit their eighth and 15th home runs of 2022 to increase the lead to 3-0 in the 4th inning and 4-0 in the 6th inning, with Avina collecting two more RBIs with a 7th inning single to complete the scoring. Three Quick Strikes: 2022 first round selection SS Eric Brown Jr. (1-for-3, walk, 2 SBs) was a problem for the Fireflies, getting on base twice and stealing two bases, as Carolina stole five bases on the afternoon without any runner caught. This game marked the return of 3B Jheremy Vargas from a recent injury (last played August 25), though it’s been a tough season (.178 average, .567 OS) for the promising 19-year old. DH/INF Branlyn Jaraba and C Alex Hall might not look back as fondly at this game, as they combined to go 0-for-8 with six strikeouts. Next week’s outlook: Carolina (64-56) travels to face Cubs’ Low-A affiliate Myrtle Beach (75-51). Expect RHP Miguel Segura (4.38 ERA; last pitched August 26) or RHP Edwin Jimenez (4.55 ERA; last pitched August 31) to start the first game of the series. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. All eyes will need to be on the Big Club on Monday, as the minor leaguers have a travel day. 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
  8. Mario Feliciano and Jon Singleton combined for 10 RBIs in another Nashville win. Fernando Olguin and Logan Henderson pitched a 12K shutout for Carolina. Wisconsin lost a close one and Biloxi is still looking for its offense. Image courtesy of BrewerFanatic Mario Feliciano drove in seven runs, including breaking a 3-3 deadlock with a grand slam to lead the Sounds to a 12-4 victory in Memphis. On the mound, Fernando Olguin threw six shutout innings, while getting support from homers by Jace Avina and Eduarqui Fernandez who combined to drive in five runs in a 6-0 defeat of Columbia. Sunday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Feliciano, Olguin, Singleton, Avina and Fernandez Transactions: RHP Nash Walters traded to MLB Angels from AAA Nashville for cash considerations 1B Ernesto Martinez activated from High-A Wisconsin’s 7-day injured list Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 12, Memphis 4 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: Feliciano Tallies 7 RBI, Sounds Crush Memphis C Mario Feliciano (2-for-5, HR, 7 RBIs) had an answer for everything Memphis threw at the Sounds on Sunday, knocking in two runs with a 1st inning single to tie the game 2-2, gunning down the Redbirds’ only stolen base attempt in the 5th inning, then blasting a grand slam on a full count with two outs in the 5th inning to break a 3-3 deadlock. If not for Feliciano, we’d likely be talking about 1B Jon Singleton (1-for-3, HR, 2 walks, 3 RBIs), who apparently terrified Memphis to such a degree that they walked him twice with the bases loaded, the first tying the game 3-3 in the 5th inning and the latter extending Nashville’s lead to 9-3 in the 6th inning. Of course, their fear was justified, as Singleton then mashed a solo homer in the 8th inning, his 23rd of the season to go along with 102 walks. The victory completed a 5-1 week for the Sounds, who lead the International League’s West Division by 4.5 games over Columbus. The team is now an incredible 30 games over .500 on the season. Three Quick Strikes: With RHP Dylan File apparently injured (though no official word) and RHP Caleb Boushley easing his way back after an injury of his own, Sunday had a “bullpen game” feel to it: Three innings from Boushley (2 ER), one from RHP Lucas Erceg (1 ER), two from RHP Jake Cousins (3 hits, no runs), then one inning each from RHPs Zach Brown, JC Mejia and Cam Robinson . DH Pedro Severino (2-for-4, HR, double, walk, RBI) and OF Sal Frelick (2-for-4, walk, SB) each reached base three times in Nashville’s dominant victory. Still just 23 years of age and hitting .293 on the season, the Brewers had better make a permanent place on the MLB roster for Feliciano in 2023 or else they’ll end up burning his final remaining option year. Next week’s outlook: Nashville (79-49) heads to Charlotte (50-79) to play the White Sox’s AAA affiliate. Veteran RHP Josh Lindblom (4.64 ERA) is scheduled to be the starter for the first game of the series. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Rocket City 5, Biloxi 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Shuckers Drop Series Finale After being no-hit on Saturday, the good news is that Biloxi collected seven hits on this day and even scored a run. Of course, the run was scored while already down 5-0, while the team went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and also committed two errors which led to three unearned runs. Yeah, it’s a rough time in Biloxi at the moment, as they’re really struggling to adapt after losing seven of their top 11 offensive contributors (five to promotion, two to injury). The loss completes a 1-5 week against Rocket City, despite the Shuckers’ starting pitchers only conceding 18 earned runs over the six games. A walk and RBI double opened the scoring for the Trash Pandas against starting LHP Nick Bennett in the 3rd inning, but the real damage came in the 4th inning, when C Brent Diaz dropped an out at home plate to extend Rocket City’s lead to 2-0, which was followed by an RBI single, “sacrifice squeeze” and another RBI single. SS Cam Devanney (1-for-4, HR, RBI) smacked his 20th home run of the year in the 6th inning to cut the deficit to 5-1, then the Shuckers loaded the bases with two outs in the 8th inning but 3B Yeison Coca wasn’t able to come through in the clutch (first pitch grounder force out). Three Quick Strikes: This was Bennett’s (5 IP, 5 R (2 ER), 7 H, 3 BB, 1 WP, 3 Ks) second start of the week, but this one was more difficult as he dealt with traffic every inning. Rehabbing LHP Clayton Andrews (1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks) had a nice bounce-back effort, combining with RHPs Ryan Middendorf and Luis Contreras on three innings of scoreless relief to give the Shuckers a chance. Perhaps adding injury to insult, Diaz was hit by a pitch in the top of the 6th inning and exited the game in the bottom half of the frame. Next week’s outlook: Biloxi (58-65) hosts Braves’ AA affiliate Mississippi (57-67). Expect RHP TJ Shook (4.25 ERA in High-A/AA) to start the opener. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Peoria 4, Wisconsin 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, details: Seventh Inning Decisive in Peoria’s Win Over Wisconsin With Saturday’s victory, Wisconsin had already wrapped up a road series win, then grabbed a 1-0 lead early on Sunday, but a pivotal 7th inning went the way of the Chiefs. DH/C Jeferson Quero (2-for-4, double, RBI) knocked in OF Jackson Chourio (0-for-3, walk) with an RBI double in the 1st inning, while RHP Stiven Cruz (3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 Ks) went about lowering his High-A ERA to a miniscule 0.47 with three shutout innings of work. However, being his second start of the week, this was a short outing for Cruz, who made way for RHP Zach Mort (3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 1 K). Mort gave up four hits in the 4th inning (but just one run) before settling down. A Peoria error and OF/2B Zack Raabe walk to open the 7th inning gave Wisconsin a golden opportunity, but they were unable to cash in, even after a C Darrien Miller infield single with two outs to load the bases. Peoria then made the Timber Rattlers pay in the bottom half of the frame by scoring three runs off of RHP Brannon Jordan on two hits, a hit batsmen and an error on 3B Ben Metzinger to take a 4-1 lead. Three Quick Strikes: After RHP Miguel Guerrero pitched a scoreless 8th inning, Wisconsin grabbed two runs in the 9th inning on a SS Eduardo Garcia walk and 2B Ethan Murray (1-for-3, HR, walk, 2 RBIs) two-run homer, but unfortunately didn’t get another runner aboard. This game marked the injury return of 1B Ernesto Martinez , who doubled to lead off the 4th inning but was left stranded. Despite playing two infielders in the outfield (Raabe, Jose Acosta), the Timber Rattlers defense had been a solid plus until the 7th inning gaffe, completing ground ball double plays in the 1st and 3rd innings, while Acosta threw out a runner at second base from right field in the 4th inning to help out Mort. Next week’s outlook: Wisconsin (65-60) hosts Marlins’ High-A affiliate Beloit (62-63). RHP Brady Schanuel (3.20 ERA) is scheduled to get yet another short start (~50 pitches) in Game One of the series. Carolina Pre-Game Notes Final: Carolina 6, Columbia 0 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats’ website, game details: Mudcats Earn Series Splitting 6-0 Victory in Home Finale Carolina got the win they needed to even their home series against Columbia 3-3 and did it in convincing fashion. It was a very encouraging start for 2021 fourth round selection RHP Logan Henderson (3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 6 Ks), who’s still building up strength after a long injury layoff. He pitched three scoreless innings here, exiting with a 1-0 lead before giving way to RHP Fernando Olguin. The first Mudcat run was of the manufactured variety, with 2B Robert Moore (1-for-3, double, walk, 2 SBs) drawing a walk, stealing second and third base, then coming home on an RBI groundout. That run was ultimately the only one which Henderson and Olguin would require, as the 21-year old Olguin (6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 6 Ks) had his best performance of the season, conceding just two hits and no walks over six scoreless innings. While Carolina’s pitchers remained dominant, OFs Eduarqui Fernandez (2-for-3, HR, walk, 2 RBIs, SB) and Jace Avina hit their eighth and 15th home runs of 2022 to increase the lead to 3-0 in the 4th inning and 4-0 in the 6th inning, with Avina collecting two more RBIs with a 7th inning single to complete the scoring. Three Quick Strikes: 2022 first round selection SS Eric Brown Jr. (1-for-3, walk, 2 SBs) was a problem for the Fireflies, getting on base twice and stealing two bases, as Carolina stole five bases on the afternoon without any runner caught. This game marked the return of 3B Jheremy Vargas from a recent injury (last played August 25), though it’s been a tough season (.178 average, .567 OS) for the promising 19-year old. DH/INF Branlyn Jaraba and C Alex Hall might not look back as fondly at this game, as they combined to go 0-for-8 with six strikeouts. Next week’s outlook: Carolina (64-56) travels to face Cubs’ Low-A affiliate Myrtle Beach (75-51). Expect RHP Miguel Segura (4.38 ERA; last pitched August 26) or RHP Edwin Jimenez (4.55 ERA; last pitched August 31) to start the first game of the series. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. All eyes will need to be on the Big Club on Monday, as the minor leaguers have a travel day. 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
  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. 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
  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: There was a bevy of promotions and movement. Congratulations to all these men earning a trip to higher levels of professional baseball! Take a peek: RHP's Miguel Guerrero, Brannon Jordan, and Jeison Pena were promoted to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers from the Carolina Mudcats INF Jace Peterson was sent on a rehab assignment by the Milwaukee Brewers to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers RHP Max Lazar and LHP Justin King were sent on rehab assignments by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers to the ACL Brewers Blue 2B Zack Raabe was promoted to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers from the Carolina Mudcats RHP's Justin Jarvis, Robbie Baker, and Ryan Middendorf were all promoted to the Biloxi Shuckers from the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers RHP Alexander Cornielle was promoted to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers from the Carolina Mudcats INF Erick Reyes was assigned to the DSL Brewers 1 from the DSL Brewers 2 RHP's Cam Robinson and Nash Walters were promoted to the Nashville Sounds from the Biloxi Shuckers INF Ernesto Martinez was placed on the 7-Day IL by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Firstly, in an evening with limited media options given a Nashville and Carolina road series and a Biloxi cancellation, here's a quick peek at diminutive young speedster, and Brewers 2022 3rd round pick, INF Dylan O'Rae: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 10, Durham 7 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Outlast Bulls Improve to 25 Games Over .500 - Nashville Wins Series Opener Against IL East Division Leader Taking the hill in Durham for the opening game was ol' reliable RHP Marcus Walden who had allowed only a single earned run in his last 11 innings. All told, Walden completed four innings and gave up three runs - not supportive of the fine outing he had and was having as he suffered from several seeing-eye hits with two down in the same fourth inning that ended his night. The fun started early for the Sounds as they pushed Rays super prospect and recently promoted, RHP Taj Bradley, to a 29-pitch first inning. I continue to be amazed by the vastly different style of baseball these new Sounds players afford manager Rick Sweet. Earlier in the season, it was loads of vets and plenty of power. These days, it's simply get a barrel on the ball and let the speed do the rest. Every opposing announcer speaks to it. And, it's plain to see and a joy to watch. Let's get into some takeaways: Three Quick Strikes: 1) I keep hearing it each and every series - and it is reflected back to us by manager Rick Sweet in his interviews with Jeff Hem (HERE) - since the promotions and since the Ruiz acquisition, there is a new show in town in Nashville: speed. This is possibly an entirely new brand of baseball coming to Mil...errr...American Family Park: contact and speed on the base paths. A case and point would be tonight's first inning. OF Sal Frelick opened with an extremely patient 10-pitch AB earning a free pass - he fought off numerous 97 mph fastballs before he let a high and inside breaking ball send him to first base. OF Esteury Ruiz came to the plate and on a first pitch heater laid down an absolute feather of a bunt single to the third base side of the mound. Suddenly there were two men aboard and nobody out and both threats to steal or score on any meaningful contact. After a Turang fielder's choice moved both runners ahead, both runners ultimately scored before the inning was over. A wild pitch. A well-smacked single to right center by Big Jon Singleton. And, just like that, it was 2-0. I could watch runs cross like this all day. 2) RHP Trevor Rosenthal's second rehab outing did not go as planned. After breezing through his first two batters, it was clear he was struggling to locate and his fastball flattened out. He allowed two base runners with two down. And, he then completely misfired an 0-2 fastball right over the heart of the plate (Navarreto was clearly asking for high and outside) and the Bulls' Josh Lowe hit it just over the wall in deep left center field. Suddenly it was 6-5 Bulls with every one of their runs having crossed with two outs. Rosenthal walked the next batter on four pitches. Navaretto visited the mound. Then manager Rick Sweet and then head athletic trainer Jeff Paxon. And, just like that, Rosenthal was pulled with an apparent injury. Wooof. This is not what we were looking for! Let's hope it's nothing serious and simply a minor blip for the aging work horse. He was touching 96-97 mph with ease - the location and the plane of entry simply fell off the map. 3) Defense. Defense. Defense. Good teams make the unorthodox look routine. How about an absurd 2-6-9 double play?! My goodness it was beautiful. With a runner on third base and one down, lefty Josh Lowe struck out on a Hobie Harris ball in the dirt. Catcher Brian Navarreto faked the throw to first, looked back down the third base line and had drawn the runner toward home plate. He quickly sprinted toward third base and after a quick toss to the cover man, another throw home and a throw back to short stop Brice Turang covering the bag, Navarreto quickly pointed Turang to second base where outfielder Joey Wiemer was sprinting toward the bag like a gazelle from the right field grass! Much to the surprise of a sliding Josh Lowe, the ball arrived to the sprinting Wiemer who deftly and quickly applied the tag and completed the split second play. That was awesome. And, it was a key play in the ball game. These young men simply do so many things well on a baseball diamond. It's a privilege to watch on a nightly basis. Biloxi vs. Chattanooga was postponed due to Rain. Here is your brief summary: Stay tuned - the makeup game is scheduled for Thursday 8/25. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Lansing (Athletics) 4, Wisconsin 3 Box Score/Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please visit and review: Lansing Edges Rattlers 4-3 - Wisconsin Opens Home Stand with Close Loss Brewers utility man extraordinaire, Jace Peterson, began his rehab assignment in Wisconsin and took the lead-off spot in the line-up and manned the hot corner in the infield. It was fitting the T-Rats faced the High-A alma mater of Peterson's teammate, Rowdy Tellez, for his first game back. Try to catch this Mr. Tellez! Full-Game You Tube highlights: And, now, let's take a quick look at what I saw on my second screen for Wisconsin's home series opener: Three Quick Strikes: 1) This wasn't RHP Carlos Rodriguez's sharpest outing. This being said, it certainly wasn't a bad outing - he's truly a gamer and rarely puts his team in an insurmountable hole. Given baseball is an absolutely finicky and difficult game, his lone run surrendered during his 85-pitch 4 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K outing was an absolute flare to center field that fell just between the gloves of Ethan Murray and a charging Joe Gray Jr.. It's a testament to the young hurler he could work his way around a bases loaded jam and several high-pitch full counts to keep the contest extremely close. If football is a game of inches, so is pitching as Rodriguez demonstrated tonight. And, kudos to the very patient Lugnuts hitters - their approach was very disciplined tonight. 2) Welcome back, super-utility man Wes Clarke! It was a sight for sore eyes to see Clarke knock the first two T-Rats runs aboard with a patient 0-2 single over second base and into center field. Having watched Clarke all of 2022, one of his truly redeeming traits is certainly patience at the plate. Never too high. Never too low. He took the 0-2 breaking ball and simply sent forth a sweet and easy swing and knocked it well and into center field for two runs. I am certain manager Joe Ayrault is relieved to have Clarke back in his thin lineup - a lineup starving for run production. 3) After catcher Darrien Miller took an inside pitch off his elbow guard, the bases were loaded with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning with the T-Rats trailing 4-2. Rattlers veteran Joe Gray Jr. came to the plate looking to get that much needed and long overdue big hit. He took a very patient approach and worked the count 3-1, walked out of the box, and then took a questionable low and outside pitch for strike two. It was 3-2. He fouled off the next pitch - a heater dead center - and then sent a flare to center that landed, miraculously, before the charging center fielder who tripped while the ball lightly dribbled under his glove. For some reason, Reidy Mercado slid into third base and missed the 'go ahead' signal from manager Joe Ayrault at third. The bases were still juiced. One down. T-Rats trailing 4-3. Had they missed their chance to tie the game or take the lead? Yes, they most certainly did. A strikeout by Eduardo Garcia on two consecutive sliders off the plate (a pitch he routinely swings at and misses) and then a weak fly out to right off the bat of Jose Acosta ended the threat. It's a struggle right now in High-A - there's no getting around it. The T-Rats are now eight games back of South Bend with only 17 to play. Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Kannapolis 8, Carolina 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please visit and review: Win Streak Ends at Six with 8-3 Loss - Jose Sibrian Went 1-for-3 with a Late Two-Run Single in Carolina's Streak Snapping Loss Early season Low-A call-up and feel good story, Mexican RHP Fernando Olguin, continued his August struggles on the mound for Carolina. Coming into tonight's contest, Olguin had managed to concede 7 ER on 19 H and 2 BB in just 12 IP in August. He did throw a clean two-innings in just his last outing versus Fayetteville so there was a semblance of hope those were first two starts were hiccups. However, tonight, it pretty much all unraveled in a 4 IP, 10 H, 2 HR, 7 ER outing. He did manage to toss in four punch outs so not all was lost. But, one might surmise, Olguin is in need of a period of rest. Three Quick Strikes: 1) Much of the hype in Carolina's new look squad has been centered upon the late-season appearances and surges of OF Jace Avina and INF Eric Brown Jr. However, if we take a step back, we probably should be talking about the continued excellence of INF, and switch-hitting, Robert Moore quite a bit more. After tonight's 2-for-3, 1BB, 1 RBI, 1 K performance at the dish, Moore is up to a 0.304 BA with an 0.820 OPS in his 64 AB's for Carolina. Obviously, this is a very small sample size, BUT, it is highly encouraging. 2) A very big welcome back is in order for hard-working reliever, RHP Trevor Tietz. After being sent down to the ACL Blue to fine-tune his craft, he was back on the hill for the Mudcats for the first time since May 29th. It's hard to complain about 3 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, and 6 K. That's just a fantastic first outing. Small successes like these are what makes following the Minor League season in entirety such a joy. 3) OF Hendry Mendez managed to extend his on-base streak to 11 games while C Jose Sibrian managed to extend his hitting streak to eight games. Mendez went 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K while Sibrian, as the article above declares, hit a late two-run single to make the final score a wee more palatable. These are two young men the Mudcats will lean on to help with their late-season playoff push. Chasing a very good Fredericksburg team is going to demand their very best over the next few weeks. ACL Brewers Gold 5, ACL Brewers Blue 4 Box Score / Game Log The Gold and Blue played a tight contest that came down to the final seventh inning. And, who other than 3B Luke Adams to come through in the clutch? It's hard to fathom what this young man has done in his first professional action straight out of high school. With the game-tying 2 RBI double, Adams finished his brief time in the ACL on a high note: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 2B (his 3rd) and 1 K. Adams finished his ACL work with a 0.375 BA and 1.075 OPS in 32 AB's. Oh, I nearly forgot: he also swiped 3 bases on his day giving him 9 SB in just 11 games of action. That's just incredible stuff. As we look further into the box score, we see two-way stud Quinton Low showed out with a 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 2B (his 7th) 1 RBI, 1 BB day batting clean-up for the Brewers Blue while up-and-coming INF Daniel Guillarte managed a 2-for-4 day - 1 R and 1 2B (his 8th overall). Guillarate's counterpart for the Gold, Jose Caballero, also went 2-for-4. By every measure, both Guillarte and Caballero have pushed themselves into consideration for promotions down the line. Keep a watchful eye on these two. On the pitching side of things, lefty Clayton Andrews pitched his second consecutive scoreless frame in just his second rehab outing since injury put him on the shelf in the summer of 2021. This is a great development for the young man. Rehabbers, RHP Max Lazar and LHP Justin King each pitched scoreless frames for the Brewers Blue as well - King finished his frame with 1 H, 1 BB, and 3 K. After pitching his 7th consecutive scoreless and hitless relief inning, RHP Cameron Wagoner (2022 11th Round draft pick, Eastern Michigan) struggled in his final and second IP on the day: 4 H, 1BB, 3 ER. Considering his consistent impact, we'll toss it up to 'fatigue' Though he was credited with a blown save, Wagoner did pick up the 'W' while 21-year-old RHP Raul Mendoza pitched a scoreless seventh picking up his 3rd save. The ACL Brewers Gold finish their season at 32-21 while the ACL Brewers Blue finished with a 19-34 record overall. DSL Brewers #1 3, DSL Tigers #1 1 Box Score / Game Log Ahhhh, yes, the DSL classic pitch to two batters and call the game with nobody out in the bottom of the fifth inning. It's hard to say what really happened here - did a weather front move in? We'll most likely never know. Either way, it will read as a shortened five-inning affair - there were recorded winners and losers. And, fortunately, for the Brewers Uno they'll end their season on a much-needed high note. For all the attention OF Luis Lara gets, and most-often rightfully so, it would appear to my eyes we are overlooking his running mate OF Duncan Garcia. He managed to knock his 4th HR of his DSL season and swiped his 19th base (to Lara's 7). He finished his day and his season on a 2-for-2, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB, 1 HR afternoon. That's a great way to call it a summer. RHP Cristofher Carrasco picked up his first victory with 4 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, and 6 K. A fine outing that set the table for 17-year-old RHP Manuel Rodriguez's 3rd Save. The DSL Brewers #1 finish their season 22-37. DSL Tigers #2 3, DSL Brewers #2 0 Box Score / Game Log We see a parallel development in this contest as we did above: two batters in during the bottom of the fifth frame - both struck out by the Brewers Dos's RHP Jose Meneses - and, well, it appears the game was called. We're now committing our speculative powers to a possible torrential downpour ending both DSL Brewers contests early. It's the Carribean afterall! There doesn't appear there was a whole lot of action for the Numero Twos in this one. They were outhit 6-to-4. They were 0-for-3 with RISP. And, they committed two errors. Let's highlight Demetrio Nadal's 17th stolen base overall and a 17-for-20 SB mark on his season over 48 games. Considering the young man also held down a 29:22 K:BB ratio, we'll want to see what's in store for the young infielder in 2023. The DSL Brewers #2 finish their season 27-32. We will return to our four game schedule tomorrow. And, lo and behold, we have a Timber Rattlers matinee game. RHP Stiven Cruz will look to continue building off his wonderful season in his second High-A start. We see RHP Josh Lindbolm looking to stack success in Durham, RHP Victor Castaneda is back on the hill in Biloxi (if weather allows), and we are 'TBD' for the Mudcats in Kannapolis. As always, thanks for reading. And, please, keep supporting these young 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
  14. It was the grand finale for the DSL and ACL Brewers squads - honestly, a sweet sigh of relief was heard amongst our Minor League reporting crew. Jace Peterson began his Brewers rehab assignment with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Ernesto Martinez headed back to the IL (sigh). Clayton Andrews pitched his second scoreless frame as he continues his long comeback from injury. A bevy of exciting promotions fill the Transaction wire (look out below). Oh, and there were seven contests throughout the system. Let's get into those reports! Transactions: There was a bevy of promotions and movement. Congratulations to all these men earning a trip to higher levels of professional baseball! Take a peek: RHP's Miguel Guerrero, Brannon Jordan, and Jeison Pena were promoted to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers from the Carolina Mudcats INF Jace Peterson was sent on a rehab assignment by the Milwaukee Brewers to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers RHP Max Lazar and LHP Justin King were sent on rehab assignments by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers to the ACL Brewers Blue 2B Zack Raabe was promoted to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers from the Carolina Mudcats RHP's Justin Jarvis, Robbie Baker, and Ryan Middendorf were all promoted to the Biloxi Shuckers from the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers RHP Alexander Cornielle was promoted to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers from the Carolina Mudcats INF Erick Reyes was assigned to the DSL Brewers 1 from the DSL Brewers 2 RHP's Cam Robinson and Nash Walters were promoted to the Nashville Sounds from the Biloxi Shuckers INF Ernesto Martinez was placed on the 7-Day IL by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Firstly, in an evening with limited media options given a Nashville and Carolina road series and a Biloxi cancellation, here's a quick peek at diminutive young speedster, and Brewers 2022 3rd round pick, INF Dylan O'Rae: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 10, Durham 7 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Outlast Bulls Improve to 25 Games Over .500 - Nashville Wins Series Opener Against IL East Division Leader Taking the hill in Durham for the opening game was ol' reliable RHP Marcus Walden who had allowed only a single earned run in his last 11 innings. All told, Walden completed four innings and gave up three runs - not supportive of the fine outing he had and was having as he suffered from several seeing-eye hits with two down in the same fourth inning that ended his night. The fun started early for the Sounds as they pushed Rays super prospect and recently promoted, RHP Taj Bradley, to a 29-pitch first inning. I continue to be amazed by the vastly different style of baseball these new Sounds players afford manager Rick Sweet. Earlier in the season, it was loads of vets and plenty of power. These days, it's simply get a barrel on the ball and let the speed do the rest. Every opposing announcer speaks to it. And, it's plain to see and a joy to watch. Let's get into some takeaways: Three Quick Strikes: 1) I keep hearing it each and every series - and it is reflected back to us by manager Rick Sweet in his interviews with Jeff Hem (HERE) - since the promotions and since the Ruiz acquisition, there is a new show in town in Nashville: speed. This is possibly an entirely new brand of baseball coming to Mil...errr...American Family Park: contact and speed on the base paths. A case and point would be tonight's first inning. OF Sal Frelick opened with an extremely patient 10-pitch AB earning a free pass - he fought off numerous 97 mph fastballs before he let a high and inside breaking ball send him to first base. OF Esteury Ruiz came to the plate and on a first pitch heater laid down an absolute feather of a bunt single to the third base side of the mound. Suddenly there were two men aboard and nobody out and both threats to steal or score on any meaningful contact. After a Turang fielder's choice moved both runners ahead, both runners ultimately scored before the inning was over. A wild pitch. A well-smacked single to right center by Big Jon Singleton. And, just like that, it was 2-0. I could watch runs cross like this all day. 2) RHP Trevor Rosenthal's second rehab outing did not go as planned. After breezing through his first two batters, it was clear he was struggling to locate and his fastball flattened out. He allowed two base runners with two down. And, he then completely misfired an 0-2 fastball right over the heart of the plate (Navarreto was clearly asking for high and outside) and the Bulls' Josh Lowe hit it just over the wall in deep left center field. Suddenly it was 6-5 Bulls with every one of their runs having crossed with two outs. Rosenthal walked the next batter on four pitches. Navaretto visited the mound. Then manager Rick Sweet and then head athletic trainer Jeff Paxon. And, just like that, Rosenthal was pulled with an apparent injury. Wooof. This is not what we were looking for! Let's hope it's nothing serious and simply a minor blip for the aging work horse. He was touching 96-97 mph with ease - the location and the plane of entry simply fell off the map. 3) Defense. Defense. Defense. Good teams make the unorthodox look routine. How about an absurd 2-6-9 double play?! My goodness it was beautiful. With a runner on third base and one down, lefty Josh Lowe struck out on a Hobie Harris ball in the dirt. Catcher Brian Navarreto faked the throw to first, looked back down the third base line and had drawn the runner toward home plate. He quickly sprinted toward third base and after a quick toss to the cover man, another throw home and a throw back to short stop Brice Turang covering the bag, Navarreto quickly pointed Turang to second base where outfielder Joey Wiemer was sprinting toward the bag like a gazelle from the right field grass! Much to the surprise of a sliding Josh Lowe, the ball arrived to the sprinting Wiemer who deftly and quickly applied the tag and completed the split second play. That was awesome. And, it was a key play in the ball game. These young men simply do so many things well on a baseball diamond. It's a privilege to watch on a nightly basis. Biloxi vs. Chattanooga was postponed due to Rain. Here is your brief summary: Stay tuned - the makeup game is scheduled for Thursday 8/25. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Lansing (Athletics) 4, Wisconsin 3 Box Score/Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please visit and review: Lansing Edges Rattlers 4-3 - Wisconsin Opens Home Stand with Close Loss Brewers utility man extraordinaire, Jace Peterson, began his rehab assignment in Wisconsin and took the lead-off spot in the line-up and manned the hot corner in the infield. It was fitting the T-Rats faced the High-A alma mater of Peterson's teammate, Rowdy Tellez, for his first game back. Try to catch this Mr. Tellez! Full-Game You Tube highlights: And, now, let's take a quick look at what I saw on my second screen for Wisconsin's home series opener: Three Quick Strikes: 1) This wasn't RHP Carlos Rodriguez's sharpest outing. This being said, it certainly wasn't a bad outing - he's truly a gamer and rarely puts his team in an insurmountable hole. Given baseball is an absolutely finicky and difficult game, his lone run surrendered during his 85-pitch 4 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K outing was an absolute flare to center field that fell just between the gloves of Ethan Murray and a charging Joe Gray Jr.. It's a testament to the young hurler he could work his way around a bases loaded jam and several high-pitch full counts to keep the contest extremely close. If football is a game of inches, so is pitching as Rodriguez demonstrated tonight. And, kudos to the very patient Lugnuts hitters - their approach was very disciplined tonight. 2) Welcome back, super-utility man Wes Clarke! It was a sight for sore eyes to see Clarke knock the first two T-Rats runs aboard with a patient 0-2 single over second base and into center field. Having watched Clarke all of 2022, one of his truly redeeming traits is certainly patience at the plate. Never too high. Never too low. He took the 0-2 breaking ball and simply sent forth a sweet and easy swing and knocked it well and into center field for two runs. I am certain manager Joe Ayrault is relieved to have Clarke back in his thin lineup - a lineup starving for run production. 3) After catcher Darrien Miller took an inside pitch off his elbow guard, the bases were loaded with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning with the T-Rats trailing 4-2. Rattlers veteran Joe Gray Jr. came to the plate looking to get that much needed and long overdue big hit. He took a very patient approach and worked the count 3-1, walked out of the box, and then took a questionable low and outside pitch for strike two. It was 3-2. He fouled off the next pitch - a heater dead center - and then sent a flare to center that landed, miraculously, before the charging center fielder who tripped while the ball lightly dribbled under his glove. For some reason, Reidy Mercado slid into third base and missed the 'go ahead' signal from manager Joe Ayrault at third. The bases were still juiced. One down. T-Rats trailing 4-3. Had they missed their chance to tie the game or take the lead? Yes, they most certainly did. A strikeout by Eduardo Garcia on two consecutive sliders off the plate (a pitch he routinely swings at and misses) and then a weak fly out to right off the bat of Jose Acosta ended the threat. It's a struggle right now in High-A - there's no getting around it. The T-Rats are now eight games back of South Bend with only 17 to play. Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Kannapolis 8, Carolina 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please visit and review: Win Streak Ends at Six with 8-3 Loss - Jose Sibrian Went 1-for-3 with a Late Two-Run Single in Carolina's Streak Snapping Loss Early season Low-A call-up and feel good story, Mexican RHP Fernando Olguin, continued his August struggles on the mound for Carolina. Coming into tonight's contest, Olguin had managed to concede 7 ER on 19 H and 2 BB in just 12 IP in August. He did throw a clean two-innings in just his last outing versus Fayetteville so there was a semblance of hope those were first two starts were hiccups. However, tonight, it pretty much all unraveled in a 4 IP, 10 H, 2 HR, 7 ER outing. He did manage to toss in four punch outs so not all was lost. But, one might surmise, Olguin is in need of a period of rest. Three Quick Strikes: 1) Much of the hype in Carolina's new look squad has been centered upon the late-season appearances and surges of OF Jace Avina and INF Eric Brown Jr. However, if we take a step back, we probably should be talking about the continued excellence of INF, and switch-hitting, Robert Moore quite a bit more. After tonight's 2-for-3, 1BB, 1 RBI, 1 K performance at the dish, Moore is up to a 0.304 BA with an 0.820 OPS in his 64 AB's for Carolina. Obviously, this is a very small sample size, BUT, it is highly encouraging. 2) A very big welcome back is in order for hard-working reliever, RHP Trevor Tietz. After being sent down to the ACL Blue to fine-tune his craft, he was back on the hill for the Mudcats for the first time since May 29th. It's hard to complain about 3 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, and 6 K. That's just a fantastic first outing. Small successes like these are what makes following the Minor League season in entirety such a joy. 3) OF Hendry Mendez managed to extend his on-base streak to 11 games while C Jose Sibrian managed to extend his hitting streak to eight games. Mendez went 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K while Sibrian, as the article above declares, hit a late two-run single to make the final score a wee more palatable. These are two young men the Mudcats will lean on to help with their late-season playoff push. Chasing a very good Fredericksburg team is going to demand their very best over the next few weeks. ACL Brewers Gold 5, ACL Brewers Blue 4 Box Score / Game Log The Gold and Blue played a tight contest that came down to the final seventh inning. And, who other than 3B Luke Adams to come through in the clutch? It's hard to fathom what this young man has done in his first professional action straight out of high school. With the game-tying 2 RBI double, Adams finished his brief time in the ACL on a high note: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 2B (his 3rd) and 1 K. Adams finished his ACL work with a 0.375 BA and 1.075 OPS in 32 AB's. Oh, I nearly forgot: he also swiped 3 bases on his day giving him 9 SB in just 11 games of action. That's just incredible stuff. As we look further into the box score, we see two-way stud Quinton Low showed out with a 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 2B (his 7th) 1 RBI, 1 BB day batting clean-up for the Brewers Blue while up-and-coming INF Daniel Guillarte managed a 2-for-4 day - 1 R and 1 2B (his 8th overall). Guillarate's counterpart for the Gold, Jose Caballero, also went 2-for-4. By every measure, both Guillarte and Caballero have pushed themselves into consideration for promotions down the line. Keep a watchful eye on these two. On the pitching side of things, lefty Clayton Andrews pitched his second consecutive scoreless frame in just his second rehab outing since injury put him on the shelf in the summer of 2021. This is a great development for the young man. Rehabbers, RHP Max Lazar and LHP Justin King each pitched scoreless frames for the Brewers Blue as well - King finished his frame with 1 H, 1 BB, and 3 K. After pitching his 7th consecutive scoreless and hitless relief inning, RHP Cameron Wagoner (2022 11th Round draft pick, Eastern Michigan) struggled in his final and second IP on the day: 4 H, 1BB, 3 ER. Considering his consistent impact, we'll toss it up to 'fatigue' Though he was credited with a blown save, Wagoner did pick up the 'W' while 21-year-old RHP Raul Mendoza pitched a scoreless seventh picking up his 3rd save. The ACL Brewers Gold finish their season at 32-21 while the ACL Brewers Blue finished with a 19-34 record overall. DSL Brewers #1 3, DSL Tigers #1 1 Box Score / Game Log Ahhhh, yes, the DSL classic pitch to two batters and call the game with nobody out in the bottom of the fifth inning. It's hard to say what really happened here - did a weather front move in? We'll most likely never know. Either way, it will read as a shortened five-inning affair - there were recorded winners and losers. And, fortunately, for the Brewers Uno they'll end their season on a much-needed high note. For all the attention OF Luis Lara gets, and most-often rightfully so, it would appear to my eyes we are overlooking his running mate OF Duncan Garcia. He managed to knock his 4th HR of his DSL season and swiped his 19th base (to Lara's 7). He finished his day and his season on a 2-for-2, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB, 1 HR afternoon. That's a great way to call it a summer. RHP Cristofher Carrasco picked up his first victory with 4 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, and 6 K. A fine outing that set the table for 17-year-old RHP Manuel Rodriguez's 3rd Save. The DSL Brewers #1 finish their season 22-37. DSL Tigers #2 3, DSL Brewers #2 0 Box Score / Game Log We see a parallel development in this contest as we did above: two batters in during the bottom of the fifth frame - both struck out by the Brewers Dos's RHP Jose Meneses - and, well, it appears the game was called. We're now committing our speculative powers to a possible torrential downpour ending both DSL Brewers contests early. It's the Carribean afterall! There doesn't appear there was a whole lot of action for the Numero Twos in this one. They were outhit 6-to-4. They were 0-for-3 with RISP. And, they committed two errors. Let's highlight Demetrio Nadal's 17th stolen base overall and a 17-for-20 SB mark on his season over 48 games. Considering the young man also held down a 29:22 K:BB ratio, we'll want to see what's in store for the young infielder in 2023. The DSL Brewers #2 finish their season 27-32. We will return to our four game schedule tomorrow. And, lo and behold, we have a Timber Rattlers matinee game. RHP Stiven Cruz will look to continue building off his wonderful season in his second High-A start. We see RHP Josh Lindbolm looking to stack success in Durham, RHP Victor Castaneda is back on the hill in Biloxi (if weather allows), and we are 'TBD' for the Mudcats in Kannapolis. As always, thanks for reading. And, please, keep supporting these young 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
  15. Thursday’s Game Balls go to Jesus Chirinos, Edwin Jimenez, Dylan File, Zavier Warren, and Jon Singleton, with apologies to Corey Ray. Transactions: C Mario Feliciano recalled to MLB Brewers from AAA Nashville (replacing injured C Omar Narvaez) C Jakson Reetz had his contract selected by MLB Brewers and was optioned to AAA Nashville OF Corey Ray assigned to AA Biloxi from AAA Nashville RHP Luke Barker released (he’d recently been DFA’d and will undergo Tommy John surgery) RHP Mason Vinyard has been signed as an undrafted free agent out of Western Kentucky University. Per @ARobsBrewCrew – “6’2” 210 lb. relief pitcher that showcased exceptional strikeout stuff this year” Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 6, Norfolk 2 • 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 Stifle Tides, Take Third Straight RHP Dylan File (6 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 6 Ks) put in his best start in weeks, and 1B Jon Singleton (2-for-4, double, walk, 2 RBIs) powered the Nashville offense as the Sounds continued their winning ways. Six errors by the Tides, including two in the first inning, helped Nashville’s cause. A Singleton double and 3B Pablo Reyes (1-for-4, RBI) sacrifice fly staked File to a 3-0 first inning lead. Most of the way, the game was 3-2 until the Sounds tacked on three runs on five hits and two Tides’ errors in the 9th inning. Three Quick Strikes: The bullpen of Jake Cousins, Luis Perdomo, and Trevor Kelley (combined 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 Ks) pitched three shutout innings to remind Brewers’ brass perhaps that there are some solid bullpen options just a level away. Sal Frelick (2-for-4, double, walk) continues to bat leadoff and mash, with a .467 average and 1.129 OPS in his small AAA sample. Esteury Ruiz only managed a 1-for-5 day, but nearly every at-bat was excellent as he had an RBI double and did not strike out. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Mississippi 9, Biloxi 4 • Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: M-Braves Big Inning Downs Shuckers In 9-4 Defeat Starting LHP Brandon Knarr (4 2/3 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 5 BB, 2 Ks) struggled in this one, as a 2-0 deficit ballooned to 7-0 in the 5th inning. However, the Shuckers rallied to cut the deficit to 7-4, including a solo homer by Biloxi returnee OF Corey Ray (3-for-5, HR, double, RBI) and a 2-run triple by OF Garrett Whitley (1-for-4, triple, walk, 2 RBIs) but could get no closer. Three Quick Strikes: The Shuckers made the Braves sweat in the 8th inning, plating three runs and loading the bases for DH Brock Holt. Down 7-4 and representing the potential game-winning run, Holt battled the Braves’ reliever in a 13-pitch at-bat, which unfortunately ended with a fly out Major leaguer JC Mejia faced just two batters (throwing eight pitches) in his first rehab outing, getting a fly out and a strike out to strand an inherited runner in the 6th inning SS Andruw Monasterio (2-for-3, walk, hit-by-pitch) and RHP Kent Hasler (1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks) also had notable contributions Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Quad Cities 9, Wisconsin 6 • Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, details: Bandits Beat Rattlers 9-6 Some early bad luck saw Wisconsin starting RHP Justin Jarvis pulled after 36 pitches, two outs, and two unearned runs in the 1st inning, with the River Bandits then feasting on a Wisconsin bullpen, suddenly put into action. RHP Joey Matulovich (2 IP, 6 R (5 ER), 6 H, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 2 Ks) bore the brunt of the pain, unfortunately, while RHP Brady Schanuel (3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 3 Ks) put in an effective shift. The game was 8-2 by the 3rd inning, though the Timber Rattlers battled back to 8-5 by the 5th inning, with OF Jackson Chourio (1-for-3, double, 2 walks) and 3B Zavier Warren (2-for-4, HR, double, walk, 2 RBIs) both doubling in the inning. The Timber Rattlers’ last great chance came with two-on and two-out in the top of the 7th inning, down 9-6. However, newcomer OF Reidy Mercado grounded out to end the opportunity. Three Quick Strikes: Hopefully, Jarvis has no injury concern, and the early hook was simply a conservative move. He didn’t allow a single ball to the outfield to his credit, inducing four infield grounders, striking out one batter, and conceding two walks. Leadoff batter OF Joe Gray Jr. hit the first pitch of the game over the wall for an early 1-0 lead, his 13th homer of 2022, but he also struck out four times. It’s uncertain whether Wisconsin manager Joe Ayrault had any bench bats available, as Wes Clarke, Ethan Murray, and Ashton McGee have not played for several days. This is something to keep a close watch on. Carolina Pre-Game Notes Final: Carolina 7, Kannapolis 4 • Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats’ website, game details: Chirinos Homers Twice & Jimenez Totals 10 Ks in 7-4 Win Like the Nashville game above, the Mudcats mostly led a tight game (5-3 from the third inning) before tacking on additional runs late. 1B Jesus Chirinos (3-for-4, 2 HR, double, 4 RBIs) provided most of the offense in perhaps his best game of the year, hitting a 2-run shot for a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning and another 2-run shot in the 2nd inning to stretch the advantage to 5-0. Starting RHP Edwin Jimenez (5 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 10 Ks), along with LHP Leoni De La Cruz and RHP Junior Montero (2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 4 Ks), were all excellent, as they combined to strike out 17 Kannapolis batters in the contest. Three Quick Strikes: SS Eduardo Garcia (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) also had a solid game as he positions himself for a possible late-season promotion to High-A This was 24-year-old De La Cruz’s (2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 WP, 3 Ks) debut at a full season level. We’ve no information on any specific injury, but C Jeferson Quero has missed the past week of action. Ideally, he should be making his way to High-A Wisconsin soon, especially if 4th-round draft pick Matthew Wood will be coming to Carolina after an initial Arizona stint. Carolina’s been making it work behind the plate with the veteran Jose Sibrian and young Jesus Garcia, though Garcia had two errors in this game (both for catcher interference). ARIZONA COMPLEX LEAGUE Final: ACL Athletics 12, ACL Brewers Blue 2 • Box Score / Game Log Undrafted starting RHP Nick Merkel made his organizational debut, giving up no runs, one hit, and one walk in one inning of work, while usual long man RHP Jared Albir wore this one (2 IP, 10 R, 9 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 3 WP, 4 Ks). OF Jace Avina (1-for-3, 2 walks) reached base three times, and young 9th-round pick Tayden Hall (2-for-4) singled twice as the offense’s minor highlights. Final: ACL Brewers Gold 8, ACL Guardians 5 • Box Score / Game Log RHP Gerson Calzadilla (6 IP, 1 R (0 ER), 3 H, 3 BB, 1 WP, 5 Ks) put in an excellent start to lower his season ERA to 3.29, and ACL Gold held on from there. LHP Jakob Brustoski’s (2/3 IP, 4 R, 0 H, 3 BB, 1 K) struggles continue. The Gold Men only managed four hits, aided by five Guardian errors. First-round pick SS Eric Brown Jr. (1-for-3, double, 2 walks, RBI, SB) reached base three times to lead the offense. DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE Final: DSL Phillies White 7, DSL Brewers1 6 • Box Score / Game Log DSL Brewers 1 trailed 6-0, and 7-2 before a 4-run rally in the final inning fell just short with the bases left stranded. Starting LHP Wande Torres (4 1/3 IP, 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 4 BB, 6 Ks) was solid for the second consecutive time after his surprise selection for the DSL all-star game. OF Duncan Garcia (1-for-3, double, walk, RBI, SB) and young INF Gery Holguin (2-for-4, double) provided an offensive spark. That’s Garcia’s 18th stolen base of 2022, and he lifted his season OPS to .758. Final: DSL Brewers2 6, DSL Tigers2 0 (final in 7 innings) • Box Score / Game Log Starting pitcher RHP Jerel Vizcaino (6 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 5 Ks) continues to impress, dominating in this game to lower his season ERA to 1.59. Super signing 3B Johan Barrios (2-for-3; season OPS .768) is hitting well again after a recent return from injury, while OF/1B Yeison Perez (1-for-3, double; season OPS 1.071) continues his torrid pace. 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 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
  16. Excellent Sounds’ pitching limited Norfolk to three hits in their win. The Shuckers and Timber Rattlers fell behind by wide margins and couldn’t complete their comebacks. Mudcat pitchers struck out 17 Cannon Ballers in their win. Thursday’s Game Balls go to Jesus Chirinos, Edwin Jimenez, Dylan File, Zavier Warren, and Jon Singleton, with apologies to Corey Ray. Transactions: C Mario Feliciano recalled to MLB Brewers from AAA Nashville (replacing injured C Omar Narvaez) C Jakson Reetz had his contract selected by MLB Brewers and was optioned to AAA Nashville OF Corey Ray assigned to AA Biloxi from AAA Nashville RHP Luke Barker released (he’d recently been DFA’d and will undergo Tommy John surgery) RHP Mason Vinyard has been signed as an undrafted free agent out of Western Kentucky University. Per @ARobsBrewCrew – “6’2” 210 lb. relief pitcher that showcased exceptional strikeout stuff this year” Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 6, Norfolk 2 • 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 Stifle Tides, Take Third Straight RHP Dylan File (6 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 6 Ks) put in his best start in weeks, and 1B Jon Singleton (2-for-4, double, walk, 2 RBIs) powered the Nashville offense as the Sounds continued their winning ways. Six errors by the Tides, including two in the first inning, helped Nashville’s cause. A Singleton double and 3B Pablo Reyes (1-for-4, RBI) sacrifice fly staked File to a 3-0 first inning lead. Most of the way, the game was 3-2 until the Sounds tacked on three runs on five hits and two Tides’ errors in the 9th inning. Three Quick Strikes: The bullpen of Jake Cousins, Luis Perdomo, and Trevor Kelley (combined 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 Ks) pitched three shutout innings to remind Brewers’ brass perhaps that there are some solid bullpen options just a level away. Sal Frelick (2-for-4, double, walk) continues to bat leadoff and mash, with a .467 average and 1.129 OPS in his small AAA sample. Esteury Ruiz only managed a 1-for-5 day, but nearly every at-bat was excellent as he had an RBI double and did not strike out. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Mississippi 9, Biloxi 4 • Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: M-Braves Big Inning Downs Shuckers In 9-4 Defeat Starting LHP Brandon Knarr (4 2/3 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 5 BB, 2 Ks) struggled in this one, as a 2-0 deficit ballooned to 7-0 in the 5th inning. However, the Shuckers rallied to cut the deficit to 7-4, including a solo homer by Biloxi returnee OF Corey Ray (3-for-5, HR, double, RBI) and a 2-run triple by OF Garrett Whitley (1-for-4, triple, walk, 2 RBIs) but could get no closer. Three Quick Strikes: The Shuckers made the Braves sweat in the 8th inning, plating three runs and loading the bases for DH Brock Holt. Down 7-4 and representing the potential game-winning run, Holt battled the Braves’ reliever in a 13-pitch at-bat, which unfortunately ended with a fly out Major leaguer JC Mejia faced just two batters (throwing eight pitches) in his first rehab outing, getting a fly out and a strike out to strand an inherited runner in the 6th inning SS Andruw Monasterio (2-for-3, walk, hit-by-pitch) and RHP Kent Hasler (1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks) also had notable contributions Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Quad Cities 9, Wisconsin 6 • Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, details: Bandits Beat Rattlers 9-6 Some early bad luck saw Wisconsin starting RHP Justin Jarvis pulled after 36 pitches, two outs, and two unearned runs in the 1st inning, with the River Bandits then feasting on a Wisconsin bullpen, suddenly put into action. RHP Joey Matulovich (2 IP, 6 R (5 ER), 6 H, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 2 Ks) bore the brunt of the pain, unfortunately, while RHP Brady Schanuel (3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 3 Ks) put in an effective shift. The game was 8-2 by the 3rd inning, though the Timber Rattlers battled back to 8-5 by the 5th inning, with OF Jackson Chourio (1-for-3, double, 2 walks) and 3B Zavier Warren (2-for-4, HR, double, walk, 2 RBIs) both doubling in the inning. The Timber Rattlers’ last great chance came with two-on and two-out in the top of the 7th inning, down 9-6. However, newcomer OF Reidy Mercado grounded out to end the opportunity. Three Quick Strikes: Hopefully, Jarvis has no injury concern, and the early hook was simply a conservative move. He didn’t allow a single ball to the outfield to his credit, inducing four infield grounders, striking out one batter, and conceding two walks. Leadoff batter OF Joe Gray Jr. hit the first pitch of the game over the wall for an early 1-0 lead, his 13th homer of 2022, but he also struck out four times. It’s uncertain whether Wisconsin manager Joe Ayrault had any bench bats available, as Wes Clarke, Ethan Murray, and Ashton McGee have not played for several days. This is something to keep a close watch on. Carolina Pre-Game Notes Final: Carolina 7, Kannapolis 4 • Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats’ website, game details: Chirinos Homers Twice & Jimenez Totals 10 Ks in 7-4 Win Like the Nashville game above, the Mudcats mostly led a tight game (5-3 from the third inning) before tacking on additional runs late. 1B Jesus Chirinos (3-for-4, 2 HR, double, 4 RBIs) provided most of the offense in perhaps his best game of the year, hitting a 2-run shot for a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning and another 2-run shot in the 2nd inning to stretch the advantage to 5-0. Starting RHP Edwin Jimenez (5 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 10 Ks), along with LHP Leoni De La Cruz and RHP Junior Montero (2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 4 Ks), were all excellent, as they combined to strike out 17 Kannapolis batters in the contest. Three Quick Strikes: SS Eduardo Garcia (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) also had a solid game as he positions himself for a possible late-season promotion to High-A This was 24-year-old De La Cruz’s (2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 WP, 3 Ks) debut at a full season level. We’ve no information on any specific injury, but C Jeferson Quero has missed the past week of action. Ideally, he should be making his way to High-A Wisconsin soon, especially if 4th-round draft pick Matthew Wood will be coming to Carolina after an initial Arizona stint. Carolina’s been making it work behind the plate with the veteran Jose Sibrian and young Jesus Garcia, though Garcia had two errors in this game (both for catcher interference). ARIZONA COMPLEX LEAGUE Final: ACL Athletics 12, ACL Brewers Blue 2 • Box Score / Game Log Undrafted starting RHP Nick Merkel made his organizational debut, giving up no runs, one hit, and one walk in one inning of work, while usual long man RHP Jared Albir wore this one (2 IP, 10 R, 9 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 3 WP, 4 Ks). OF Jace Avina (1-for-3, 2 walks) reached base three times, and young 9th-round pick Tayden Hall (2-for-4) singled twice as the offense’s minor highlights. Final: ACL Brewers Gold 8, ACL Guardians 5 • Box Score / Game Log RHP Gerson Calzadilla (6 IP, 1 R (0 ER), 3 H, 3 BB, 1 WP, 5 Ks) put in an excellent start to lower his season ERA to 3.29, and ACL Gold held on from there. LHP Jakob Brustoski’s (2/3 IP, 4 R, 0 H, 3 BB, 1 K) struggles continue. The Gold Men only managed four hits, aided by five Guardian errors. First-round pick SS Eric Brown Jr. (1-for-3, double, 2 walks, RBI, SB) reached base three times to lead the offense. DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE Final: DSL Phillies White 7, DSL Brewers1 6 • Box Score / Game Log DSL Brewers 1 trailed 6-0, and 7-2 before a 4-run rally in the final inning fell just short with the bases left stranded. Starting LHP Wande Torres (4 1/3 IP, 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 4 BB, 6 Ks) was solid for the second consecutive time after his surprise selection for the DSL all-star game. OF Duncan Garcia (1-for-3, double, walk, RBI, SB) and young INF Gery Holguin (2-for-4, double) provided an offensive spark. That’s Garcia’s 18th stolen base of 2022, and he lifted his season OPS to .758. Final: DSL Brewers2 6, DSL Tigers2 0 (final in 7 innings) • Box Score / Game Log Starting pitcher RHP Jerel Vizcaino (6 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 5 Ks) continues to impress, dominating in this game to lower his season ERA to 1.59. Super signing 3B Johan Barrios (2-for-3; season OPS .768) is hitting well again after a recent return from injury, while OF/1B Yeison Perez (1-for-3, double; season OPS 1.071) continues his torrid pace. 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 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 View full article
  17. Thread will be utilized for any minor league news Friday, lineup updates, etc. 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
  18. Transactions: RHP Peter Strzelecki was recalled by the Brewers from the Nashville Sounds bullpen LHP Ethan Small was optioned back to the Nashville Sounds starting staff from the Brewers Additionally, a slew of draft and post-draft signings. A retirement. And a release: *** Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes (Note: This 'Game Notes' hyperlink was not working the evening of this game) Final: Nashville 12, Charlotte (White Sox) 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Own the Knight(s) Again - Jon Singleton Homers, Knocks in Five Runs in Win Jakson Reetz returned to work behind home plate and helped Caleb Boushley absolutely grind his way through five innings and 100 plus pitches (I can't tell you the last time a Nashville starter threw 100 or more - it's been awhile). Reetz also hit an RBI triple in his first at bat of the evening. In a distant train yard, the Reetz Hype Train whistle sent a faint whisper into the bleachers - rusty and weary from weeks of intermittent Triple-A playing time. Two innings later, you could really hear that Hype Train whistle scream: Reetz sent a solo shot (his second in Triple-A) over the wall in left field. The Sounds knocked across five runs in their first inning at the plate - key hits arrived via a Jon Singleton double, a Pablo Reyes double, and Reetz's aforementioned triple. This was an offensive affair through and through. Thankfully, the Sounds bullpen once again eliminated any notions of a comeback. Three Quick Strikes: Lost in the ongoing discussions of what the Brewers may or may not do with a certain Washington Nationals first baseman is the fabulous July Singleton is having for Nashville. He doesn't have the batting average that will pop off the page, and in fact just surfaced back above 0.200 this week on the season ?. However, the walks are always there (13 BB:18 K in 68 July AB's - 71 BB on the year). The power comes in spades (18th home run and eighth of July tonight - a three run shot to dead right center field off a lefty) and the defense is fantastic. All told, in the hottest month so far in 2022 Jon has met the mercury with some serious offensive heat of his own: 0.265 BA, 20 H, 8 HR, 4 2B, 8 HR, 21 RBI, 17 R, OPS well North of 1.000. That's fantastic stuff. Please take notice. This is my standard Nashville Sounds bullpen post: 4 IP, 0 ER, 6 K, 1 H of combined work from RHP's Marcus Walden, a rehabbing Luis Perdomo, and Lucas Erceg . Walden provided the settle down power after Boushley's grind ended in the fifth, Luis pitched a scoreless eighth, and Lucas rebounded from his roughest outing his last time out and worked his way out of a lead-off single. With Strzelecki back with the Brewers, the strength of the Sounds team still shines. This is my standard Brice Turang post: a lead-off walk to start the game and a 2-for-4 evening overall (3 R, 1 RBI, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K). He is the Yin to Singleton's Yang in July. Any worries we may have had from the precipitous XBH drop-off in June has absolutely vanished. He's been simply put: stellar. At 22 years of age, I think it's absolutely fair to ask: is Brewer Fanatic's #6 prospect the Brewers best current prospect? I don't have that answer but it's certainly worth considering. Like his manager, Rick Sweet, I simply enjoy watching him play baseball. *** Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Montgomery (Rays) 3, Biloxi 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please visit and review: Low Scoring Affair Ends in Favor of Biscuits - Shook Sets New Career High with 6 1/3 Innings Pitched RHP TJ Shook again showed us again why we're excited about his future and, perhaps, he's simply been slowly adjusting to Southern League play. When all was said and done, Shook gave us 6 1/3 career-high innings of 2 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 ER ball. Unfortunately, the Shuckers bats were incapable of rewarding his quality start as he left with the score tied at 2-2. The Shuckers bullpen came aboard and held serve until RHP Zach Vennarro gave up a lead-off walk in the ninth frame. That Biscuits' base runner immediately stole second base and the ensuing batter hit a single. It was 3-2 Montgomery just like that. Three Quick Strikes: With one down and trailing 3-2 in the top of the ninth (after a Garrett Mitchell strikeout), Joey Wiemer saw an inside 97 mph pitch tail in and toward the hands portion of his bat. He swung quite hard, lost control of his bat, and was in clear grimacing pain. This hand injury seems to have first appeared in the Fall League of 2021. It may have surfaced in June of this year. I would not be the least surprised if that scary moment tonight ultimately sends BF's #1 prospect headed to the bench tomorrow. It's been a tough go since the IL stint for the young outfielder and it's been tough to see his season get away from him. What I'm seeing, unfortunately, is his right hand seems to be an ongoing issue.? (For a direct look at what I'm talking about: MiLB.TV Game Link - 03:34:54 Mark) Why was Wiemer sent on such a hard hit ball to right field with two down in the bottom of the ninth? Probably because manager Mike Guerrero hadn't seen a single hit since the third inning. Thomas Dillard 's well-hit single was merely the third Shuckers hit of the entire game. Unfortunately, the ball was roped so hard it one-hopped directly to the right fielder who threw with plenty of time to tag out the sheepishly sliding Wiemer. It was one of those rough endings to one of those baseball games. There was some offense, however, and it all happened in the third inning: I highlighted TJ Shook's fine outing above, a hats off is also due the Shuckers bullpen work of RHP Harold Chirino, recently recalled RHP Luis Contreras , and Vennarro. Vennaro gave up a lead-off single and a stolen base to start the ninth and ultimately conceded the winning run on an opposite field single from ongoing Shuckers nemesis, Biscuits outfielder Niko Hulsize r. However, given their were no outs at this juncture and there was an ensuing mini-delay due to a stadium power issue, Vennarro deserves credit for returning to the mound; staying fresh; and striking out three consecutive batters. He gave his team an opportunity to take one in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Shuckers nearly did so. *** Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Cedar Rapids (Twins) 7, Wisconsin 4 Box Score/Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please visit and review: Kernels Drop Wisconsin 7-4 - Cedar Rapids Breaks 3-3 Tie and Holds Off the Rattlers Home Series T-Rats Delicious Media Nuggets: Post-Game Pod: 'This Stupid Beautiful Game We Love' *** The Timber Rattlers sent struggling RHP Justin Bullock to the mound hoping to end their eight-game skid. After giving up two home runs and three runs in the top of the first, Justin actually settled in and pitched a fine game retiring 12 in order before allowing a base runner in the fifth inning. Unfortunately, things didn't go the Timber Rattlers way as familiar recent patterns reared their heads - an inability to get timely and opportune hits and an inability for the bullpen to limit damages. Let's take a quick look at what I saw in this afternoon's contest and let's remind ourselves to stay positive: the young men are giving their all and the hits will come. There were many hard hit balls leading to a sour 2-for-14 mark with RISP. Baseball is a tricky tricky game just as Chris and Kyle's post-game podcast title alludes to, AND, keep in mind, these young men are still putting on kid's camps in the afternoon during this home series. Nine tough losses in a row but still showing up to leave a positive impression on the young ones. Three Quick Strikes: Even when the bullpen is struggling and the bats struggle to find that one or two key hits to turn the tide, the Timber Rattlers defense continues to shine. Check out these web gems from INF Antonio Piñero and OF Tristan Peters , respectively. These were absolutely key plays limiting what could have been further damage done to the T-Rats bullpen: The loss of INF/OF Tyler Black (BF's #7 prospect) to a club that had already lost Sal Frelick to promotion is huge. Outside of OF's Peters and Jackson Chourio, it's hard to know who the third fiddle will be on a given night. Joe Gray Jr. has a little hitting streak going, and has shown flashes at the plate in the past month, but he's still hitting sub 0.200 and not walking much at all. Flipping the script, INF/C/DH Wes Clarke continues to take free passes but the bat has gone relatively quiet and INF Ashton McGee has yet to stake a claim to a prolonged consistency in 2022 (his strikeout with men on first and second base was the last real opportunity the T-Rats had in the game). For a team walking an extremely tight line with a struggling bullpen suddenly lacking any real shutdown component, the offense is going to have to heat up or find aspects of itself hidden in the nooks and crannies of the batting cages and the dugout. Time will tell. We know the ball club will put the work in. Speaking of Gray Jr., he did manage to extend his hitting streak as part of another early lead claimed by the offense. Trailing 1-0, he hit an opposite field line drive single to right field to knot the game at one run apiece. He later took second base and Chourio stole home in a classic double steal, and the Rattlers led 2-1 early. Like all too often in recent memory during this nine game skid, that lead was short lived. As the game progressed, so faded any chance at victory. *** Carolina Pre-Game Notes Final: Carolina 7, Fayetteville (Astros) 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please visit and review: Carolina Wins Fourth Straight, 7-5 in Fatyetteville - Jesus Chirinos Celebrated his 21st Birthday with a Three Hit, Three Run Night OF Eduarqui Fernandez 's first Low-A AB will go down in the history books as a caught-looking five-pitch strikeout. He managed a single and an RBI as part of a Mudcat three-run third inning where he also ended the inning caught stealing. It was a mixed bag in his first Low-A action including 2 more strikeouts (three total) but a 2-for-5 evening overall and his first double for good measure. We'll have to stay tuned in the games ahead. Ultimately, this was Jesus Chirinos ' night. Happy 21st birthday to the young man. He had quite possibly his best game of the year going 3-for-4 with three runs and a double. Three Quick Strikes: RHP Fernando Olguin hadn't pitched since early July but he brought his best stuff to the mound tonight taking his team through five complete innings of 2 R, 4 H, 3 BB, 2 K ball. It's been an up-and-down ride for Olguin since his ACL promotion, but night's like these will always give his team a chance. In a game where the Mudcats offense opportunistically scored seven runs (3-for-12 with RISP), one just might notice another stat for the young batters: 18 total strikeouts. Thankfully, the young men also managed to take eight free passes - led by the patient INF Zach Raabe 's three walks. The overwhelming youth on Victor Estevez's team would do well to simply pick up the plate discipline habits of Raabe and the precocious Hendry Mendez . 21-year-old RHP Jeferson Figueroa completed four innings of 6 K, 6 H, 2 ER ball for his first career save. A nice line, but, it certainly wasn't easy late. His ninth inning opened with consecutive singles and the runners advanced on a wild pitch. No outs and the tying run at the plate. It's a true testament to digging deep and finding his reserve as he struck out the very next batter on a bevy of full count pitches. Unfazed by an unfortunate Jheremy Vargas throwing error, and with the winning run at the plate, Figueroa struck out the next two batters and escaped to the dugout on a tight rope! *** DSL D-Backs Red 2, DSL Brewers #2 1 - Suspended in the bottom of the second inning Box Score/Game Log The Brewers 2 were one of seven games suspended in the DSL today with two additional games postponed due to raina. There really isn't much to digest in here as the game will be picked up and completed at a future date - yet to be announced. Through two innings pitched, lefty hurler Anfernny Reyes had given up two unearned runs (a throwing error was charged to OF Reminton Batista) with 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K. *** All eight teams will take to the diamond again tomorrow - DSL Brewers with their standard day games and the ACL with their standard western time zone evening games. Low-A through Triple-A will be playing all evening affairs. To that tune, we will see RHP Stiven Cruz for Carolina, RHP Israel Puello for Wisconsin, LHP Nick Bennett for Biloxi, and RHP Jason Alexander returns to the mound for Nashville for the first time since his prolonged stint with the Brewers. The big questions I have: Will Cruz rebound and will Bennett stack success? As always, thanks for reading and staying attuned to the Brewers Minor League affiliates. 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  19. The Timber Rattlers continued their second-half losing ways with another rough loss; many a hard hit ball went directly into too many Kernels' waiting gloves. If there's anyone who can turn this around from a leadership perspective, it's manager Joe Ayrault, who is always a positive force with an incredibly dense curriculum vitae of experience in High-A baseball. Elsewhere, RHP Caleb Boushley returned to the mound for Nashville after a 10-day reprieve, RHP TJ Shook looked to find more consistency in his Double-A environment (and, he certainly did); and RHP Fernando Olguin made his first start for the Mudcats since back on July 2nd. Let's dive into the reports! Transactions: RHP Peter Strzelecki was recalled by the Brewers from the Nashville Sounds bullpen LHP Ethan Small was optioned back to the Nashville Sounds starting staff from the Brewers Additionally, a slew of draft and post-draft signings. A retirement. And a release: *** Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes (Note: This 'Game Notes' hyperlink was not working the evening of this game) Final: Nashville 12, Charlotte (White Sox) 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Own the Knight(s) Again - Jon Singleton Homers, Knocks in Five Runs in Win Jakson Reetz returned to work behind home plate and helped Caleb Boushley absolutely grind his way through five innings and 100 plus pitches (I can't tell you the last time a Nashville starter threw 100 or more - it's been awhile). Reetz also hit an RBI triple in his first at bat of the evening. In a distant train yard, the Reetz Hype Train whistle sent a faint whisper into the bleachers - rusty and weary from weeks of intermittent Triple-A playing time. Two innings later, you could really hear that Hype Train whistle scream: Reetz sent a solo shot (his second in Triple-A) over the wall in left field. The Sounds knocked across five runs in their first inning at the plate - key hits arrived via a Jon Singleton double, a Pablo Reyes double, and Reetz's aforementioned triple. This was an offensive affair through and through. Thankfully, the Sounds bullpen once again eliminated any notions of a comeback. Three Quick Strikes: Lost in the ongoing discussions of what the Brewers may or may not do with a certain Washington Nationals first baseman is the fabulous July Singleton is having for Nashville. He doesn't have the batting average that will pop off the page, and in fact just surfaced back above 0.200 this week on the season ?. However, the walks are always there (13 BB:18 K in 68 July AB's - 71 BB on the year). The power comes in spades (18th home run and eighth of July tonight - a three run shot to dead right center field off a lefty) and the defense is fantastic. All told, in the hottest month so far in 2022 Jon has met the mercury with some serious offensive heat of his own: 0.265 BA, 20 H, 8 HR, 4 2B, 8 HR, 21 RBI, 17 R, OPS well North of 1.000. That's fantastic stuff. Please take notice. This is my standard Nashville Sounds bullpen post: 4 IP, 0 ER, 6 K, 1 H of combined work from RHP's Marcus Walden, a rehabbing Luis Perdomo, and Lucas Erceg . Walden provided the settle down power after Boushley's grind ended in the fifth, Luis pitched a scoreless eighth, and Lucas rebounded from his roughest outing his last time out and worked his way out of a lead-off single. With Strzelecki back with the Brewers, the strength of the Sounds team still shines. This is my standard Brice Turang post: a lead-off walk to start the game and a 2-for-4 evening overall (3 R, 1 RBI, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K). He is the Yin to Singleton's Yang in July. Any worries we may have had from the precipitous XBH drop-off in June has absolutely vanished. He's been simply put: stellar. At 22 years of age, I think it's absolutely fair to ask: is Brewer Fanatic's #6 prospect the Brewers best current prospect? I don't have that answer but it's certainly worth considering. Like his manager, Rick Sweet, I simply enjoy watching him play baseball. *** Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Montgomery (Rays) 3, Biloxi 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please visit and review: Low Scoring Affair Ends in Favor of Biscuits - Shook Sets New Career High with 6 1/3 Innings Pitched RHP TJ Shook again showed us again why we're excited about his future and, perhaps, he's simply been slowly adjusting to Southern League play. When all was said and done, Shook gave us 6 1/3 career-high innings of 2 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 ER ball. Unfortunately, the Shuckers bats were incapable of rewarding his quality start as he left with the score tied at 2-2. The Shuckers bullpen came aboard and held serve until RHP Zach Vennarro gave up a lead-off walk in the ninth frame. That Biscuits' base runner immediately stole second base and the ensuing batter hit a single. It was 3-2 Montgomery just like that. Three Quick Strikes: With one down and trailing 3-2 in the top of the ninth (after a Garrett Mitchell strikeout), Joey Wiemer saw an inside 97 mph pitch tail in and toward the hands portion of his bat. He swung quite hard, lost control of his bat, and was in clear grimacing pain. This hand injury seems to have first appeared in the Fall League of 2021. It may have surfaced in June of this year. I would not be the least surprised if that scary moment tonight ultimately sends BF's #1 prospect headed to the bench tomorrow. It's been a tough go since the IL stint for the young outfielder and it's been tough to see his season get away from him. What I'm seeing, unfortunately, is his right hand seems to be an ongoing issue.? (For a direct look at what I'm talking about: MiLB.TV Game Link - 03:34:54 Mark) Why was Wiemer sent on such a hard hit ball to right field with two down in the bottom of the ninth? Probably because manager Mike Guerrero hadn't seen a single hit since the third inning. Thomas Dillard 's well-hit single was merely the third Shuckers hit of the entire game. Unfortunately, the ball was roped so hard it one-hopped directly to the right fielder who threw with plenty of time to tag out the sheepishly sliding Wiemer. It was one of those rough endings to one of those baseball games. There was some offense, however, and it all happened in the third inning: I highlighted TJ Shook's fine outing above, a hats off is also due the Shuckers bullpen work of RHP Harold Chirino, recently recalled RHP Luis Contreras , and Vennarro. Vennaro gave up a lead-off single and a stolen base to start the ninth and ultimately conceded the winning run on an opposite field single from ongoing Shuckers nemesis, Biscuits outfielder Niko Hulsize r. However, given their were no outs at this juncture and there was an ensuing mini-delay due to a stadium power issue, Vennarro deserves credit for returning to the mound; staying fresh; and striking out three consecutive batters. He gave his team an opportunity to take one in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Shuckers nearly did so. *** Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Cedar Rapids (Twins) 7, Wisconsin 4 Box Score/Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please visit and review: Kernels Drop Wisconsin 7-4 - Cedar Rapids Breaks 3-3 Tie and Holds Off the Rattlers Home Series T-Rats Delicious Media Nuggets: Post-Game Pod: 'This Stupid Beautiful Game We Love' *** The Timber Rattlers sent struggling RHP Justin Bullock to the mound hoping to end their eight-game skid. After giving up two home runs and three runs in the top of the first, Justin actually settled in and pitched a fine game retiring 12 in order before allowing a base runner in the fifth inning. Unfortunately, things didn't go the Timber Rattlers way as familiar recent patterns reared their heads - an inability to get timely and opportune hits and an inability for the bullpen to limit damages. Let's take a quick look at what I saw in this afternoon's contest and let's remind ourselves to stay positive: the young men are giving their all and the hits will come. There were many hard hit balls leading to a sour 2-for-14 mark with RISP. Baseball is a tricky tricky game just as Chris and Kyle's post-game podcast title alludes to, AND, keep in mind, these young men are still putting on kid's camps in the afternoon during this home series. Nine tough losses in a row but still showing up to leave a positive impression on the young ones. Three Quick Strikes: Even when the bullpen is struggling and the bats struggle to find that one or two key hits to turn the tide, the Timber Rattlers defense continues to shine. Check out these web gems from INF Antonio Piñero and OF Tristan Peters , respectively. These were absolutely key plays limiting what could have been further damage done to the T-Rats bullpen: The loss of INF/OF Tyler Black (BF's #7 prospect) to a club that had already lost Sal Frelick to promotion is huge. Outside of OF's Peters and Jackson Chourio, it's hard to know who the third fiddle will be on a given night. Joe Gray Jr. has a little hitting streak going, and has shown flashes at the plate in the past month, but he's still hitting sub 0.200 and not walking much at all. Flipping the script, INF/C/DH Wes Clarke continues to take free passes but the bat has gone relatively quiet and INF Ashton McGee has yet to stake a claim to a prolonged consistency in 2022 (his strikeout with men on first and second base was the last real opportunity the T-Rats had in the game). For a team walking an extremely tight line with a struggling bullpen suddenly lacking any real shutdown component, the offense is going to have to heat up or find aspects of itself hidden in the nooks and crannies of the batting cages and the dugout. Time will tell. We know the ball club will put the work in. Speaking of Gray Jr., he did manage to extend his hitting streak as part of another early lead claimed by the offense. Trailing 1-0, he hit an opposite field line drive single to right field to knot the game at one run apiece. He later took second base and Chourio stole home in a classic double steal, and the Rattlers led 2-1 early. Like all too often in recent memory during this nine game skid, that lead was short lived. As the game progressed, so faded any chance at victory. *** Carolina Pre-Game Notes Final: Carolina 7, Fayetteville (Astros) 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please visit and review: Carolina Wins Fourth Straight, 7-5 in Fatyetteville - Jesus Chirinos Celebrated his 21st Birthday with a Three Hit, Three Run Night OF Eduarqui Fernandez 's first Low-A AB will go down in the history books as a caught-looking five-pitch strikeout. He managed a single and an RBI as part of a Mudcat three-run third inning where he also ended the inning caught stealing. It was a mixed bag in his first Low-A action including 2 more strikeouts (three total) but a 2-for-5 evening overall and his first double for good measure. We'll have to stay tuned in the games ahead. Ultimately, this was Jesus Chirinos ' night. Happy 21st birthday to the young man. He had quite possibly his best game of the year going 3-for-4 with three runs and a double. Three Quick Strikes: RHP Fernando Olguin hadn't pitched since early July but he brought his best stuff to the mound tonight taking his team through five complete innings of 2 R, 4 H, 3 BB, 2 K ball. It's been an up-and-down ride for Olguin since his ACL promotion, but night's like these will always give his team a chance. In a game where the Mudcats offense opportunistically scored seven runs (3-for-12 with RISP), one just might notice another stat for the young batters: 18 total strikeouts. Thankfully, the young men also managed to take eight free passes - led by the patient INF Zach Raabe 's three walks. The overwhelming youth on Victor Estevez's team would do well to simply pick up the plate discipline habits of Raabe and the precocious Hendry Mendez . 21-year-old RHP Jeferson Figueroa completed four innings of 6 K, 6 H, 2 ER ball for his first career save. A nice line, but, it certainly wasn't easy late. His ninth inning opened with consecutive singles and the runners advanced on a wild pitch. No outs and the tying run at the plate. It's a true testament to digging deep and finding his reserve as he struck out the very next batter on a bevy of full count pitches. Unfazed by an unfortunate Jheremy Vargas throwing error, and with the winning run at the plate, Figueroa struck out the next two batters and escaped to the dugout on a tight rope! *** DSL D-Backs Red 2, DSL Brewers #2 1 - Suspended in the bottom of the second inning Box Score/Game Log The Brewers 2 were one of seven games suspended in the DSL today with two additional games postponed due to raina. There really isn't much to digest in here as the game will be picked up and completed at a future date - yet to be announced. Through two innings pitched, lefty hurler Anfernny Reyes had given up two unearned runs (a throwing error was charged to OF Reminton Batista) with 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K. *** All eight teams will take to the diamond again tomorrow - DSL Brewers with their standard day games and the ACL with their standard western time zone evening games. Low-A through Triple-A will be playing all evening affairs. To that tune, we will see RHP Stiven Cruz for Carolina, RHP Israel Puello for Wisconsin, LHP Nick Bennett for Biloxi, and RHP Jason Alexander returns to the mound for Nashville for the first time since his prolonged stint with the Brewers. The big questions I have: Will Cruz rebound and will Bennett stack success? As always, thanks for reading and staying attuned to the Brewers Minor League affiliates. 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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. For a second consecutive day, large crowds in Nashville, Appleton and Zebulon were treated to exciting victories. For a second consecutive day in Biloxi, not so much. Don't worry, Shuckers fans, we're calling it now, big win coming Sunday. We've got the details on all of Saturday's action, including full recaps on the four rookie complex league games, so let's kick off the festivities this morning. Transactions: RHP Trevor Kelley optioned to Nashville. With the Brewers about to head back to Milwaukee, it's likely Kelley will actually return to the Sounds this time, rather than begin another taxi squad stint. We'll see. Catcher Brent Diaz was assigned to Nashville from Biloxi. This isn't the 26-year-old's first visit to AAA, as Diaz began the 2021 season with Nashville, but saw action in only two games before heading to Biloxi for the first time. In 31 AA games with the Shuckers this season, Diaz has a fine .262/.350/.495 line with six home runs. *** Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 10, Indianapolis (Pirates) 8 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: Singleton's Blast Lifts Sounds Past Indians - Sounds erase early five-run deficit, go-ahead with Singleton’s two-run homer in 8th It's more than just the outstanding 46-30 record. This Nashville team is consistently entertaining and simply put, fun to follow. Sounds management (as is Brewers brass) must be gleeful over the re-establishment of this relationship. Perhaps the best gift given to Manager Rick Sweet this season was the mid-May bump of 5'9" 30-year-old LHP Andy Otero from Biloxi. Otero's effective long relief stints have saved Sweet's bullpen load on basically each of his ten appearances thus far. In Saturday's case, it led to a win, as you just read in the summary. Following the Sounds-related Twitter feeds Saturday was like following an orchestral crescendo, fitting for the holiday. Allow eight second inning runs? No problem, let's tend to business at hand. Kudos, Otero, Zack Brown and Peter Strzelecki. What a bullpen masterpiece. Nashville rests Abraham Almonte (being careful with his status), Mark Mathias and Corey Ray yet recovers for the win. Keep this in mind as we visit Biloxi's roster shortly. One potentially important note to follow - the above-mentioned Brent Diaz pinch-hit for Mario Feliciano in the bottom of the 4th, still a close game at the time, Sounds down 8-7. Voice of the Sounds Jeff Hem had no immediate info as I reviewed the MiLB.TV archive, though he may have passed along information later in the broadcast. Newcomer Patrick Dorrian -- Behold the flip - *** Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes via the Shuckers' Virtual Press Box Final: Mississippi (Braves) 18, Biloxi 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please review: Early Runs Lead To M-Braves Blitz of Biloxi - Devanney Hits 10th Homer of Season for Shuckers Plain and simple, RHP Noah Zavolas took one for the team's sake here. No need to detail the carnage, the links are above. The Harvard product will need to work his way past this one. Infield defensive specialist Yeison Coca started in center field, just the third outfield appearance of his career, all this season with Biloxi. Why? Well... With Brent Diaz gone, the Shuckers bench to begin the game consisted of young OF Terrence Doston and backup catcher Jason Lopez as the nationwide hiring dilemma extends to Biloxi. Doston would come in for Joey Wiemer, but Voice of the Shuckers Garrett Greene put any injury concerns about that to bed. Speaking of bed, Joey's trying to wake up his bat - love the playful attitude, it'll happen, Joey. There was a bright spot as Cam reached double-digits in home runs for the first time -- *** Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes via their all-encompassing Virtual Press Box Final: Wisconsin 7, Cedar Rapids (Twins) 6 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please review: Timber Rattlers Take a Thriller from Kernels - Wisconsin record eighth walkoff win of the season with a 7-6 victory in eleven innings The T-Rats are 7-1 to begin the second half! Gotta be riding in first place, right? Not so fast, say the 8-0 South Bend Cubs. Really? Guess where Wisconsin travels to Monday! No home runs or triples for either side, but this contest pretty much had everything else, as Chris Mehring's write-up which included plenty of words (good ones!), video clips, and full-game video highlights details for you. If that doesn't entice you to click above on a game summary, nothing ever will... Sure, one double was a gift, but 2021 33rd overall pick Tyler Black is the real deal. This was start #13 in CF by the way, one error and one assist in those games. Hopefully this will be a huge confidence builder for 6'8" LHP Russell Smith, what a performance. Taken exactly twenty picks after Black, this was Smith's second start after a 19-day break (injury or reset, unknown), and clearly his best performance in this, the TCU product's first season of action. *** Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 4, Fayetteville (Astros) 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, details, please review: Mendez Homers and Collects Four Hits in 4-3 Victory - The Mudcats won their third straight with a crowd of 5,582 on hand in Zebulon As good a place as any to remind you to at least occasionally dig into the various Media Notes that we link to, even if at minimum the first page of each. We know we provide a ton of information within each report, and you only have so much time each day to dedicate to consuming as much as possible (and we appreciate it!), but yeah, do yourselves a favor and take that bit of advice. I'm on board with Victor, how much of a blast (literally!) is playing in front of 5,582 in Zebulon for these kids. Maryvale's attendance? Not quite. Did anybody else think like me within the hiring and service industry quagmire we're all facing, how were the Mudcats able to have enough help in place to service such a massive short-term bump in attendance? Since Mark Attanasio owns Carolina, was he behind the grill? Was David Stearns tossing peanuts? RF/CF Hendry Mendez posted an .879 OPS in 40 games as a 17-year-old in 2021. The sledding has been tougher in 64 2022 games, but Mendez raised his OPS 37 points to .665 in this one evening. What whip in this particular swing! MLB Pipeline is watching -- Admit it, you immediately overlayed this into the Milwaukee big-league dugout. *** Final: ACL Brewers Blue 4, ACL Brewers Gold 3, eight innings (scheduled for seven) Box Score / Game Log The Golden boys tied things up in the top of the final scheduled frame on catcher Jason Ollarve's two-run home run pulled to right. Ollarve only turned 18 in May, this is his second season (first stateside), and a big moment for his first professional home run. Loving all the LH-swinging catchers infused in the system. Blue then went down in order, sending the game to extra's and zombie/ghost runner territory. Bouncing back from surrendering the lead, Blue RHP Samuel Dario dominated the 8th, getting three consecutive swinging strike three's. Blue's victory came via K - intentional walk - wild pitch (runners now on 1st and 3rd) - pop out - stolen base - another intentional walk - and finally a traditional walk to end things. A bit of over-managing it seems. Three Gold batters were HBP, and one Blue batter plunked. One of those plunkees, Gold infielder Jose Caballero (playing second base Saturday), with a .366/.481/.415 line through 13 games, had to be lifted immediately. Hate to see that, especially in what is in effect, an intrasquad game. Caballero had stolen his 4th base of the season (in as many attempts) earlier in the game. Thirty-two K's in the game vs. four walks. Pitching coaches were pleased, anyway. The two most impressive pitching performances were from a couple of 24-year-olds who got late starts in affiliated ball - recent independent league signee RHP Ryan Middendorf who has been nearly perfect in his five appearances (0.55 WHIP, 0.00 ERA), and second-year Dominican signing LHP Leoni De La Cruz. As is the norm in the desert, both teams will enjoy Sunday off. *** Final: DSL Phillies Red 14, DSL Brewers #1 Squad 9 Box Score / Game Log A six-run 3rd inning saw the home team Brewers up 8-3 at that point. I'll help you with the math, it was 11-1 Phillies over the final six innings. Only one of six Uno pitchers represented well, and that was 16-year-old (17 in August) Mexican native Manuel Rodriguez. Rodriguez got two outs to strand an inherited runner upon entering in the 5th, then added two scoreless innings. Well, well, bonus baby Jhonny Severino, lookee here, 4-for-5 with a double. In his last four games, Severino is 12-for-18 with four doubles, a triple and a home run (two K's). So much for his slow start. He did commit an error at shortstop, his 11th overall on the season, his 6th while playing short (11 games there). Catcher Ludwin Tejada only turned 17 years old in May. Playing in his 7th pro game, Tejada singled four times and is now 8-for-19 (two walks, only two K's). Tejada is another LH-swinging catcher, as the Crew seems to have their fair share in the lowest levels of the chain, nice. Second baseman Angel Pereira exited the game after he grounded out in the bottom of the 7th. Simply noting this should his absence end up as extended. *** Final: DSL Tigers #1 Squad 6, DSL Brewers #2 Squad 4, seven innings as scheduled Box Score / Game Log Crew #2 led 4-3 after four, but a three-run Tiger 6th sealed the deal for the home club. It's just become a part of the box score perusal routine. Which position players left the game and if possible, determine why. Rookie infielder (played second base Saturday) Demetrio Nadal is celebrating his 18th birthday today, but hopefully he's not nursing a major injury. Nadal was hit by a pitch in the 2nd, and though he initially remained in the game, left to begin the 4th. Nadal's substitute, 16-year-old Donis Rodriguez, stole two bases after entering, though he also was picked off once. All six of the youngster's hits are singles thus far, though he's already stolen seven bases in eight attempts and has a .171/.383/.171 line after just 35 at-bats (nine walks, ten K's). Oh, the uniqueness we can find in those young teenage numbers. Like their Arizona counterparts, Sunday is Funday on the island. Wear your sunscreen! *** The only matinee on Sunday is in Appleton, as fireworks continue to be the star with a rare trio of Sunday evening games on tap. Reminder that due to the holiday, the four full-season affiliates will indeed play on Monday evening the 4th and enjoy Tuesday off instead. Not only that, but all four teams leave their comfy confines and hit the road for quick turnarounds. Travel safe, both our readers and all the teams! 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  23. Transactions: RHP Trevor Kelley optioned to Nashville. With the Brewers about to head back to Milwaukee, it's likely Kelley will actually return to the Sounds this time, rather than begin another taxi squad stint. We'll see. Catcher Brent Diaz was assigned to Nashville from Biloxi. This isn't the 26-year-old's first visit to AAA, as Diaz began the 2021 season with Nashville, but saw action in only two games before heading to Biloxi for the first time. In 31 AA games with the Shuckers this season, Diaz has a fine .262/.350/.495 line with six home runs. *** Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 10, Indianapolis (Pirates) 8 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: Singleton's Blast Lifts Sounds Past Indians - Sounds erase early five-run deficit, go-ahead with Singleton’s two-run homer in 8th It's more than just the outstanding 46-30 record. This Nashville team is consistently entertaining and simply put, fun to follow. Sounds management (as is Brewers brass) must be gleeful over the re-establishment of this relationship. Perhaps the best gift given to Manager Rick Sweet this season was the mid-May bump of 5'9" 30-year-old LHP Andy Otero from Biloxi. Otero's effective long relief stints have saved Sweet's bullpen load on basically each of his ten appearances thus far. In Saturday's case, it led to a win, as you just read in the summary. Following the Sounds-related Twitter feeds Saturday was like following an orchestral crescendo, fitting for the holiday. Allow eight second inning runs? No problem, let's tend to business at hand. Kudos, Otero, Zack Brown and Peter Strzelecki. What a bullpen masterpiece. Nashville rests Abraham Almonte (being careful with his status), Mark Mathias and Corey Ray yet recovers for the win. Keep this in mind as we visit Biloxi's roster shortly. One potentially important note to follow - the above-mentioned Brent Diaz pinch-hit for Mario Feliciano in the bottom of the 4th, still a close game at the time, Sounds down 8-7. Voice of the Sounds Jeff Hem had no immediate info as I reviewed the MiLB.TV archive, though he may have passed along information later in the broadcast. Newcomer Patrick Dorrian -- Behold the flip - *** Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes via the Shuckers' Virtual Press Box Final: Mississippi (Braves) 18, Biloxi 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please review: Early Runs Lead To M-Braves Blitz of Biloxi - Devanney Hits 10th Homer of Season for Shuckers Plain and simple, RHP Noah Zavolas took one for the team's sake here. No need to detail the carnage, the links are above. The Harvard product will need to work his way past this one. Infield defensive specialist Yeison Coca started in center field, just the third outfield appearance of his career, all this season with Biloxi. Why? Well... With Brent Diaz gone, the Shuckers bench to begin the game consisted of young OF Terrence Doston and backup catcher Jason Lopez as the nationwide hiring dilemma extends to Biloxi. Doston would come in for Joey Wiemer, but Voice of the Shuckers Garrett Greene put any injury concerns about that to bed. Speaking of bed, Joey's trying to wake up his bat - love the playful attitude, it'll happen, Joey. There was a bright spot as Cam reached double-digits in home runs for the first time -- *** Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes via their all-encompassing Virtual Press Box Final: Wisconsin 7, Cedar Rapids (Twins) 6 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please review: Timber Rattlers Take a Thriller from Kernels - Wisconsin record eighth walkoff win of the season with a 7-6 victory in eleven innings The T-Rats are 7-1 to begin the second half! Gotta be riding in first place, right? Not so fast, say the 8-0 South Bend Cubs. Really? Guess where Wisconsin travels to Monday! No home runs or triples for either side, but this contest pretty much had everything else, as Chris Mehring's write-up which included plenty of words (good ones!), video clips, and full-game video highlights details for you. If that doesn't entice you to click above on a game summary, nothing ever will... Sure, one double was a gift, but 2021 33rd overall pick Tyler Black is the real deal. This was start #13 in CF by the way, one error and one assist in those games. Hopefully this will be a huge confidence builder for 6'8" LHP Russell Smith, what a performance. Taken exactly twenty picks after Black, this was Smith's second start after a 19-day break (injury or reset, unknown), and clearly his best performance in this, the TCU product's first season of action. *** Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 4, Fayetteville (Astros) 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, details, please review: Mendez Homers and Collects Four Hits in 4-3 Victory - The Mudcats won their third straight with a crowd of 5,582 on hand in Zebulon As good a place as any to remind you to at least occasionally dig into the various Media Notes that we link to, even if at minimum the first page of each. We know we provide a ton of information within each report, and you only have so much time each day to dedicate to consuming as much as possible (and we appreciate it!), but yeah, do yourselves a favor and take that bit of advice. I'm on board with Victor, how much of a blast (literally!) is playing in front of 5,582 in Zebulon for these kids. Maryvale's attendance? Not quite. Did anybody else think like me within the hiring and service industry quagmire we're all facing, how were the Mudcats able to have enough help in place to service such a massive short-term bump in attendance? Since Mark Attanasio owns Carolina, was he behind the grill? Was David Stearns tossing peanuts? RF/CF Hendry Mendez posted an .879 OPS in 40 games as a 17-year-old in 2021. The sledding has been tougher in 64 2022 games, but Mendez raised his OPS 37 points to .665 in this one evening. What whip in this particular swing! MLB Pipeline is watching -- Admit it, you immediately overlayed this into the Milwaukee big-league dugout. *** Final: ACL Brewers Blue 4, ACL Brewers Gold 3, eight innings (scheduled for seven) Box Score / Game Log The Golden boys tied things up in the top of the final scheduled frame on catcher Jason Ollarve's two-run home run pulled to right. Ollarve only turned 18 in May, this is his second season (first stateside), and a big moment for his first professional home run. Loving all the LH-swinging catchers infused in the system. Blue then went down in order, sending the game to extra's and zombie/ghost runner territory. Bouncing back from surrendering the lead, Blue RHP Samuel Dario dominated the 8th, getting three consecutive swinging strike three's. Blue's victory came via K - intentional walk - wild pitch (runners now on 1st and 3rd) - pop out - stolen base - another intentional walk - and finally a traditional walk to end things. A bit of over-managing it seems. Three Gold batters were HBP, and one Blue batter plunked. One of those plunkees, Gold infielder Jose Caballero (playing second base Saturday), with a .366/.481/.415 line through 13 games, had to be lifted immediately. Hate to see that, especially in what is in effect, an intrasquad game. Caballero had stolen his 4th base of the season (in as many attempts) earlier in the game. Thirty-two K's in the game vs. four walks. Pitching coaches were pleased, anyway. The two most impressive pitching performances were from a couple of 24-year-olds who got late starts in affiliated ball - recent independent league signee RHP Ryan Middendorf who has been nearly perfect in his five appearances (0.55 WHIP, 0.00 ERA), and second-year Dominican signing LHP Leoni De La Cruz. As is the norm in the desert, both teams will enjoy Sunday off. *** Final: DSL Phillies Red 14, DSL Brewers #1 Squad 9 Box Score / Game Log A six-run 3rd inning saw the home team Brewers up 8-3 at that point. I'll help you with the math, it was 11-1 Phillies over the final six innings. Only one of six Uno pitchers represented well, and that was 16-year-old (17 in August) Mexican native Manuel Rodriguez. Rodriguez got two outs to strand an inherited runner upon entering in the 5th, then added two scoreless innings. Well, well, bonus baby Jhonny Severino, lookee here, 4-for-5 with a double. In his last four games, Severino is 12-for-18 with four doubles, a triple and a home run (two K's). So much for his slow start. He did commit an error at shortstop, his 11th overall on the season, his 6th while playing short (11 games there). Catcher Ludwin Tejada only turned 17 years old in May. Playing in his 7th pro game, Tejada singled four times and is now 8-for-19 (two walks, only two K's). Tejada is another LH-swinging catcher, as the Crew seems to have their fair share in the lowest levels of the chain, nice. Second baseman Angel Pereira exited the game after he grounded out in the bottom of the 7th. Simply noting this should his absence end up as extended. *** Final: DSL Tigers #1 Squad 6, DSL Brewers #2 Squad 4, seven innings as scheduled Box Score / Game Log Crew #2 led 4-3 after four, but a three-run Tiger 6th sealed the deal for the home club. It's just become a part of the box score perusal routine. Which position players left the game and if possible, determine why. Rookie infielder (played second base Saturday) Demetrio Nadal is celebrating his 18th birthday today, but hopefully he's not nursing a major injury. Nadal was hit by a pitch in the 2nd, and though he initially remained in the game, left to begin the 4th. Nadal's substitute, 16-year-old Donis Rodriguez, stole two bases after entering, though he also was picked off once. All six of the youngster's hits are singles thus far, though he's already stolen seven bases in eight attempts and has a .171/.383/.171 line after just 35 at-bats (nine walks, ten K's). Oh, the uniqueness we can find in those young teenage numbers. Like their Arizona counterparts, Sunday is Funday on the island. Wear your sunscreen! *** The only matinee on Sunday is in Appleton, as fireworks continue to be the star with a rare trio of Sunday evening games on tap. Reminder that due to the holiday, the four full-season affiliates will indeed play on Monday evening the 4th and enjoy Tuesday off instead. Not only that, but all four teams leave their comfy confines and hit the road for quick turnarounds. Travel safe, both our readers and all the teams! 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
  24. The Biloxi Shuckers began our four-game slate with a disappointing Matinee session in Montgomery. The Shuckers did manage to pull within a run at 3-4, but Taylor Floyd's inaugural outing of his season went south in a hurry. Meanwhile, Carolina won in a walk-off after Jordan Tripp surrendered a tying two-run homer with two down in the top of the eighth. It was the Jose Sibrian and Zack Raabe show stepping up in a big way in the eighth and ninth spots in the batting order. Meanwhile, in Wisconsin, Brandon Knarr (third win), Kent Hasler, and Cam Robinson (fourth save) pitched a shutout while Wes Clarke continued his steady play of late, including some gems at first base. Nashville, trailing 2-1 late, shut things down via 3 1/3 clean bullpen innings and found timely hits in the bottom of the eighth. Let's get into the recaps! Transactions: None Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 4, Augusta (Braves) 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please review: Raabe Delivers Walk-Off Winner for Mudcats - Raabe and Sibrian Combined for Six Hits and Three Runs Scored in Carolina's 4-3 Walk-Off Victory AUDIO: Post-game interview with Manager Victor Estevez On a muggy and warm early evening in Zebulon, Ryne Moore took the hill for the Mudcats. Ryne started the tilt hitting his first two batters - a right-handed hitter and a left-handed hitter. He added another hit batter to the tally in the second inning on an inside breaking ball that was too far inside and too late to break. However, he left two men stranded in both innings. Ryne ultimately conceded his only un-earned run in the third after a catching error by Jesus Chrinos (on a challenging throw from Alberis Ferrer, I would add) allowed the lead-off batter to take second base. A walk to the next batter followed by a double steal allowed the run to score on a weakly hit ground-out to first. It's a telling sign when you struggle to find your best stuff early; you hit three batters; you find runners in three consecutive innings, and finish six complete innings with seven strikeouts and a mere three hits and a walk. That is battling for your team. Unfortunately, Ryne was not rewarded with a victory. Further Viewing Notes: Oswel Leones came into this tilt, having hit safely in six consecutive games. He finished this contest with an 0-2 batting line with two walks. The hitting streak ends, but the 'getting on base' streak continues at seven games. What incredible joy to be a young man, playing the sport you love, and walking off to an ice water bath! Here is the one-two punch of Jose Sibrian (lead-off double) and Zack Raabe winning the game in the bottom of the ninth. Both batters finished their evenings three of four : Game number two was a bit more challenging for youngster Jackson Chourio. He finished his evening 0-4 with three strikeouts. On to the next! Eduardo Garcia knocked in another runner in the three-run Mudcats' fifth innings. He now has 19 RBI on the season. I feel we might one day be saying: "Remember when Eduardo was a 19-year-old in Zebulon?!" Enjoy him in Low-A while you can. Michele Vassalotti continues to thrive in his shift to a bullpen role. He has solidified the make-or-break eighth and ninth innings. Tonight was no different as he pitched a scoreless and hitless (one strikeout) ninth inning for his third win of the season. The Mudcats are now winners of three straight games and have beaten Augusta in eight consecutive contests. Can they make it four straight and nine straight, respectively? Tonight's win was also their first walk-off in 23 games to start 2022. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes via their all-encompassing Virtual Press Box Final: Wisconsin 4, Fort Wayne (Padres) 0 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please review: Rattlers Pitch a Shutout to Beat Fort Wayne - Knarr with Six More Scoreless Innings to Win Third Straight Please Tune Into the Post-Game Podcast - Always worth a listen Find your post-game YouTube recap here: Zavier Warren is a professional hitter. You can see it in his approach and his opening at bat walk was a testament to this approach as he laid off several enticing outside pitches. It's also good to know this young man is capable of sporting, undeniably I would offer, the best mustache in the Brewers lower levels. I propose the loss of Zavi's mustache in this early 2022 season is on par with losing the flowing golden locks of Joey Wiemer. It leaves a man pondering things. This is not the way. And, apparently, it's 'mustache month' in the Timber Rattlers' clubhouse! Lefty Brandon Knarr has a nasty sweeping curve for a strikeout pitch. This pitch is approaching true 12-6 territory and, I'm not kidding when I say this: It's approaching filthy status. Tune in (several examples in the YouTube highlight video above), watch for yourself, and experience a moment of wonder: "What's it like to execute a pitch as pretty as that?" Brandon finished his evening with six complete innings, six punch outs, six hits, and a lone walk on 80 pitches (57 strikes). The progress we are seeing in 2022 in the step-up from Carolina is poignant: He's not nitpicking like he did in Zebulon. His walks are down. He's pitching in the zone more, playing to his defense and, because of that, his strikeouts are down slightly. But, the evolution as a pitcher is real. After the Micah Bello double play grounder in the bottom of the second, the Timber Rattlers reached 17 already in their young season. It will be interesting to see how this trend evolves as the season progresses. Tristan Peters took the lead-off spot for the second consecutive night. With a single and a stolen base on the evening, Tristan extended his on-base streak to 17 games. There's a reason his name consistently finds his way into my reports: he is playing lights out baseball in 2022. Wes Clarke continues to come up clutch in this string of recent games. With two on (runners on second and third) and two down in the bottom of the sixth inning in a 0-0 game, Wes lined a blooping muscled single over second base and into shallow right field. The two-run rbi was a crucial knock in a hotly contested game. Let's also take note: Clarke is making incredible defensive plays at first base filling in for Ernesto Martinez. We salute you, Wes! Antonio Pinero now has now hit safely in seven of his last eight games. With a jam-shot muscled single over the third baseman into left field, he continued his string of recent offensive output. Carlos Rodriguez is a very solid defender in all outfield spots. He deserves some recognition for the under-appreciated Swiss army knife he is defensively. He came up with a couple key plays tonight and also knocked a key opposite field hit scoring two baserunners and extending the lead. Apparently, his girlfriend is in town for this series. Way to show out, young man! Outstanding pitching, great defense, and key hits: this is what winning baseball looks like. And, let me tell you: it feels good! Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes via the Shuckers' Virtual Press Box Final: Montgomery (Rays) 8, Biloxi 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please review: Big Sixth Inning Separates Biscuits from Shuckers - Campbell and Zamora Each Record Multi-Hit Games Let us begin with the now familiar Joey Wiemer moment of Zen: Through his first 23 games with the Shuckers, Wiemer is hitting 27-for-89 (.303) with eight doubles, four home runs and 19 RBI. His 19 RBI are the fourth most in the early going in the Southern League. Backing up for one moment: the opportunities were limited in Montgomery on Tuesday, but the Shuckers did strand two runners in a pivotal late inning. During their series against Birmingham, the Shuckers stranded 36 runners and went 11-for-56 (.196) with runners in scoring position. Additionally, Biloxi hit just 5-for-47 (.106) in the series against Pensacola. If they are going to get trending more in favor of the win column, it would appear they need positive change in a couple of areas: improved hitting with runners on and some form of consistency from the lower part of the order. There's a lot of season left, but, in the early going these have been two primary every-day hindrances preventing a meaningful breakout from 0.500 ball. Here's to supporting our young men as they continue chipping away and putting in the hard work to get this going! Even though today ended in a tough loss, the Shuckers did manage to hit 4 of 13 with runners on. This is an improvement and something to build on. Sal Frelick slotted back to his familiar center field role while manning the lead-off spot in the order. Garrett Mitchell took over in the DH spot while Gabe Holt moved to third base and Noah Campbell was back in left field. Lots of changes for game number two. Freddy Zamora batted in the two-hole again - his second game in-a-row batting second. He rewarded his team with another two-hit outing. It has been a fairly rough transition into Double-A ball for the talented 23 year old - his strikeout to walk ratio is way up as are his errors but we're going to give this young man the time he needs to adjust to a higher level of competition. We are seeing small signs of better play ahead. We see you, Freddy, and we're rooting for you. Congrats to Sal on his first Double-A hit. At the time, it was a pivotal hit as Noah Campbell advanced to third and scored on a passed ball shortly thereafter. It was looking rosy up 2-1: Backing up for one moment: the opportunities were limited in Montgomery on Tuesday, but the Shuckers did strand two runners in a pivotal late inning. During their series against Birmingham, the Shuckers stranded 36 runners and went 11-for-56 (.196) with runners in scoring position. Additionally, Biloxi hit just 5-for-47 (.106) in the series against Pensacola. If they are going to get trending more in favor of the win column, it would appear they need positive change in a couple areas: improved hitting with runners on and some form of consistency from the lower part of the order. There's a lot of season left, but, in the early going these have been two primary every-day hindrances preventing a meaningful breakout from 0.500 ball. Here's to supporting our young men as they continue chipping away and putting in the hard work to get this going! Even though today ended in a tough loss, the Shuckers did manage to hit 4-for-13 with runners on. This is an improvement and something to build on. Sal Frelick slotted back to his familiar center field role while manning the lead-off spot in the order. Garrett Mitchell took over in the DH spot while Gabe Holt moved to third base and Noah Campbell was back in left field. Lots of changes for game number two. Freddy Zamora batted in the two-hole again - his second game in-a-row batting second. He rewarded his team with another two-hit outing. It has been a fairly rough transition into Double-A ball for the talented 23 year old - his strikeout to walk ratio is way up as are his errors but we're going to give this young man the time he needs to adjust to a higher level of competition. We are seeing small signs of better play ahead. We see you, Freddy, and we're rooting for you. Congrats to Sal on his first Double-A hit. At the time, it was a pivotal hit as Noah Campbell advanced to third and scored on a passed ball shortly thereafter. It was looking rosy up 2-1: Unfortunately, it wasn't the outing Taylor hoped for as it lasted a mere 1/3 inning and stymied the momentum gained after pulling within one. I'll just leave it at that. There's always next time. Here's hoping the rust has been shaken loose. With their third consecutive loss, the Shuckers fall to 12-11 on the young season and maintain a loose hold on first place. I would say this losing streak and their overall record validate what I've seen: up-and-down play throughout. We've had bright spots, rough spots, and everything in between. The talent is there to start playing more consistently but this is what a Minor League season is truly about: growth and discovery. I see plenty of both ahead and, thankfully, we have plenty of games remaining. Here's to getting back in the win column tomorrow! *** Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 4, Norfolk (Orioles) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Late Rally Leads Sounds Past Norfolk - Nashville Strikes with Two Eighth Inning Runs in 4-2 Bounce Back Win Viewing Notes: In a recorded conversation during the St. Paul Saints series with Tyler White and Mark Mathias, Josh Lindbolm mentioned throwing too many strikes during his most recent start. He wanted to work his way out of the zone to challenge hitters. He was aligned with these thoughts early as he was close to the zone but nibbling outside it with his vast blend of pitches. I've said it before, and I'll probably keep saying it: Josh really is an incredible AAAA pitcher. He has an uncanny ability to work in and around the zone. He's a thinker on the mound and has the toolkit to work with. Case and point, coming into tonight's contest with Norfolk he had kept opposing lefty batters to a 0.136 batting average. As a right-handed pitcher, at any level, that's just impressive stuff even if it is only a sample size in the 20's of innings. It's the 'Where is Weston?' traveling positional circus! In tonight's contest, Weston manned left field after appearing at the hot corner last night. The versatility of Wilson is incredible to witness on a night-in and night-out basis. He is as plug-and-play as it gets at this level. I continue to hope he gets an opportunity with the Big Club at some point in 2022. Both teams stranded seven baserunners but, the key in this one, was obviously the late work of Mark Mathias and Jon Singleton. Have I told you how much I love Jon Singleton as a player and comeback story? ? How about the night Mark Mathias had at the plate? His second home run on his season: And the crucial double to take the lead late? (Nice base running by Mike Brosseau here) Watch the call from the great Jeff Hem: Speaking of Home Runs, I'm still searching for this bomb from Jon Singleton - his sixth of the year. The bat drop says it all. Estimated 455 feet of chiseled sweetness: It truly was the 'Singleton and Mathias' show tonight. They both hit solo shots. They both knocked in the third and fourth runs in the crucial bottom of the eighth. What more is there to say? Ballers. Let's re-route and return to the season Mark Mathias is having. In 15 games, he’s batting .360 (18-for-50) with five doubles, a triple, two home runs and 10 RBI. He also has seven multi-hit games on the year. Under-the-radar, but definitely noticed. Another fine bullpen outing from the Sounds pitching staff. At this point, it's just to be expected (which is quite a thing to have as an organization): Miguel Sanchez, Hobie Harris, and Connor Sadzeck combined to go 3 1/3 scoreless inning of two hit, two walk, ball. Sadzeck closed out the ninth to get his first save while Hobie secured the win pitching a scoreless eighth. With tonights Singleton and Mathias homers, the Sounds have now homered 11 times over the past five games. They are tied with Memphis for the most home runs in the International League since April 28. About that pitching? Let's break it down after tonights work: Nashville remains unbeaten after leading through eight innings on the season (16-0). They’ve also held their opponents to three runs or less 16 times. The Sounds pitching staff holds the best ERA in the International League at 2.77. Nashville starters have the second-best ERA in the league (2.94), while the Nashville bullpen has a league-best ERA of 2.66... *** That concludes another Minor League Report for me. Brewers fans, let me tell you: We are truly blessed right now. Please take a moment in your days and consider what we are witnessing across the entire organization. This is a World Class thing we are witnessing at present. I, for one, will not take this current ride for granted. And, my hope is: you don't either. We have so much good happening and we have so much to look forward to. Here's to great games throughout the remainder of the week. All night games tomorrow - no matinee games on the slate. Enjoy! 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
  25. The Biloxi Shuckers began our four-game slate with a disappointing Matinee session in Montgomery. The Shuckers did manage to pull within a run at 3-4, but Taylor Floyd's inaugural outing of his season went south in a hurry. Meanwhile, Carolina won in a walk-off after Jordan Tripp surrendered a tying two-run homer with two down in the top of the eighth. It was the Jose Sibrian and Zack Raabe show stepping up in a big way in the eighth and ninth spots in the batting order. Meanwhile, in Wisconsin, Brandon Knarr (third win), Kent Hasler, and Cam Robinson (fourth save) pitched a shutout while Wes Clarke continued his steady play of late, including some gems at first base. Nashville, trailing 2-1 late, shut things down via 3 1/3 clean bullpen innings and found timely hits in the bottom of the eighth. Let's get into the recaps! Transactions: None Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 4, Augusta (Braves) 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please review: Raabe Delivers Walk-Off Winner for Mudcats - Raabe and Sibrian Combined for Six Hits and Three Runs Scored in Carolina's 4-3 Walk-Off Victory AUDIO: Post-game interview with Manager Victor Estevez On a muggy and warm early evening in Zebulon, Ryne Moore took the hill for the Mudcats. Ryne started the tilt hitting his first two batters - a right-handed hitter and a left-handed hitter. He added another hit batter to the tally in the second inning on an inside breaking ball that was too far inside and too late to break. However, he left two men stranded in both innings. Ryne ultimately conceded his only un-earned run in the third after a catching error by Jesus Chrinos (on a challenging throw from Alberis Ferrer, I would add) allowed the lead-off batter to take second base. A walk to the next batter followed by a double steal allowed the run to score on a weakly hit ground-out to first. It's a telling sign when you struggle to find your best stuff early; you hit three batters; you find runners in three consecutive innings, and finish six complete innings with seven strikeouts and a mere three hits and a walk. That is battling for your team. Unfortunately, Ryne was not rewarded with a victory. Further Viewing Notes: Oswel Leones came into this tilt, having hit safely in six consecutive games. He finished this contest with an 0-2 batting line with two walks. The hitting streak ends, but the 'getting on base' streak continues at seven games. What incredible joy to be a young man, playing the sport you love, and walking off to an ice water bath! Here is the one-two punch of Jose Sibrian (lead-off double) and Zack Raabe winning the game in the bottom of the ninth. Both batters finished their evenings three of four : Game number two was a bit more challenging for youngster Jackson Chourio. He finished his evening 0-4 with three strikeouts. On to the next! Eduardo Garcia knocked in another runner in the three-run Mudcats' fifth innings. He now has 19 RBI on the season. I feel we might one day be saying: "Remember when Eduardo was a 19-year-old in Zebulon?!" Enjoy him in Low-A while you can. Michele Vassalotti continues to thrive in his shift to a bullpen role. He has solidified the make-or-break eighth and ninth innings. Tonight was no different as he pitched a scoreless and hitless (one strikeout) ninth inning for his third win of the season. The Mudcats are now winners of three straight games and have beaten Augusta in eight consecutive contests. Can they make it four straight and nine straight, respectively? Tonight's win was also their first walk-off in 23 games to start 2022. *** Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes via their all-encompassing Virtual Press Box Final: Wisconsin 4, Fort Wayne (Padres) 0 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please review: Rattlers Pitch a Shutout to Beat Fort Wayne - Knarr with Six More Scoreless Innings to Win Third Straight Please Tune Into the Post-Game Podcast - Always worth a listen Find your post-game YouTube recap here: Zavier Warren is a professional hitter. You can see it in his approach and his opening at bat walk was a testament to this approach as he laid off several enticing outside pitches. It's also good to know this young man is capable of sporting, undeniably I would offer, the best mustache in the Brewers lower levels. I propose the loss of Zavi's mustache in this early 2022 season is on par with losing the flowing golden locks of Joey Wiemer. It leaves a man pondering things. This is not the way. And, apparently, it's 'mustache month' in the Timber Rattlers' clubhouse! Lefty Brandon Knarr has a nasty sweeping curve for a strikeout pitch. This pitch is approaching true 12-6 territory and, I'm not kidding when I say this: It's approaching filthy status. Tune in (several examples in the YouTube highlight video above), watch for yourself, and experience a moment of wonder: "What's it like to execute a pitch as pretty as that?" Brandon finished his evening with six complete innings, six punch outs, six hits, and a lone walk on 80 pitches (57 strikes). The progress we are seeing in 2022 in the step-up from Carolina is poignant: He's not nitpicking like he did in Zebulon. His walks are down. He's pitching in the zone more, playing to his defense and, because of that, his strikeouts are down slightly. But, the evolution as a pitcher is real. After the Micah Bello double play grounder in the bottom of the second, the Timber Rattlers reached 17 already in their young season. It will be interesting to see how this trend evolves as the season progresses. Tristan Peters took the lead-off spot for the second consecutive night. With a single and a stolen base on the evening, Tristan extended his on-base streak to 17 games. There's a reason his name consistently finds his way into my reports: he is playing lights out baseball in 2022. Wes Clarke continues to come up clutch in this string of recent games. With two on (runners on second and third) and two down in the bottom of the sixth inning in a 0-0 game, Wes lined a blooping muscled single over second base and into shallow right field. The two-run rbi was a crucial knock in a hotly contested game. Let's also take note: Clarke is making incredible defensive plays at first base filling in for Ernesto Martinez. We salute you, Wes! Antonio Pinero now has now hit safely in seven of his last eight games. With a jam-shot muscled single over the third baseman into left field, he continued his string of recent offensive output. Carlos Rodriguez is a very solid defender in all outfield spots. He deserves some recognition for the under-appreciated Swiss army knife he is defensively. He came up with a couple key plays tonight and also knocked a key opposite field hit scoring two baserunners and extending the lead. Apparently, his girlfriend is in town for this series. Way to show out, young man! Outstanding pitching, great defense, and key hits: this is what winning baseball looks like. And, let me tell you: it feels good! *** Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes via the Shuckers' Virtual Press Box Final: Montgomery (Rays) 8, Biloxi 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please review: Big Sixth Inning Separates Biscuits from Shuckers - Campbell and Zamora Each Record Multi-Hit Games *** Let us begin with the now familiar Joey Wiemer moment of Zen: Through his first 23 games with the Shuckers, Wiemer is hitting 27-for-89 (.303) with eight doubles, four home runs and 19 RBI. His 19 RBI are the fourth most in the early going in the Southern League. Backing up for one moment: the opportunities were limited in Montgomery on Tuesday, but the Shuckers did strand two runners in a pivotal late inning. During their series against Birmingham, the Shuckers stranded 36 runners and went 11-for-56 (.196) with runners in scoring position. Additionally, Biloxi hit just 5-for-47 (.106) in the series against Pensacola. If they are going to get trending more in favor of the win column, it would appear they need positive change in a couple areas: improved hitting with runners on and some form of consistency from the lower part of the order. There's a lot of season left, but, in the early going these have been two primary every-day hindrances preventing a meaningful breakout from 0.500 ball. Here's to supporting our young men as they continue chipping away and putting in the hard work to get this going! Even though today ended in a tough loss, the Shuckers did manage to hit 4 of 13 with runners on. This is an improvement and something to build on. Sal Frelick slotted back to his familiar center field role while manning the lead-off spot in the order. Garrett Mitchell took over in the DH spot while Gabe Holt moved to third base and Noah Campbell was back in left field. Lots of changes for game number two. Freddy Zamora batted in the two-hole again - his second game in-a-row batting second. He rewarded his team with another two-hit outing. It has been a fairly rough transition into Double-A ball for the talented 23 year old - his strikeout to walk ratio is way up as are his errors but we're going to give this young man the time he needs to adjust to a higher level of competition. We are seeing small signs of better play ahead. We see you, Freddy, and we're rooting for you. Congrats to Sal on his first Double-A hit. At the time, it was a pivotal hit as Noah Campbell advanced to third and scored on a passed ball shortly thereafter. It was looking rosy up 2-1: Victor Castaneda got the nod on the mound today for the Shuckers. Now 23 years old, Victor was signed by the Brewers as a teenager out of the Mexican League in the summer of 2017. He features an 80 mph slider and a sinking change-up to off-set his varied fastball offerings. If you recall, Victor didn't get any real starting experience until the 2019 Arizona Fall League. He is very much a young starting pitcher in that regard. He struggled with a tight strike zone today and ultimately left after only three innings. This was a step back from his season high 5 1/3 innings pitched in just his last outing. Thomas Dillard made a heck of a diving stop to close out and strand runners on first and second in the first inning. The stab itself was impressive, but the quick turn and toss to Castaneda covering first was equally impressive. He hit a deep deep fly to the warning track on his ensuing at bat and missed a home run or surefire double by mere feet. Keep at it, Thomas. Things can turn around in a hurry. Noah Campbell nearly made the sliding stop in the bottom of the second. He ranged quite well and got to the ball with an adept slide but his glove just couldn't get down in proper timing to corral the liner. He made a great throw to third base from the wall and missed the tag out by mere seconds. It feels like all Noah needs is a defensive play or two to turn it around. We're rooting for you, young man. Campbell did manage a nice two of four day at the plate. Here's hoping he can stay in the line-up mix to keep building on games like this. Two more errors on the day for Biloxi - one from Wiemer and one from Castaneda. This has been a recurring theme in the early season and one I'm sure the team would like to change. Congratulations to RHP Taylor Floyd on making his first appearance of his season after the Shuckers had creeped within 3-4 on a Gabe Holt rbi single up the middle: Unfortunately, it wasn't the outing Taylor hoped for as it lasted a mere 1/3 inning and stymied the momentum gained after pulling within one. I'll just leave it at that. There's always next time. Here's hoping the rust has been shaken loose. With their third consecutive loss, the Shuckers fall to 12-11 on the young season and maintain a loose hold on first place. I would say this losing streak and their overall record validate what I've seen: up-and-down play throughout. We've had bright spots, rough spots, and everything in between. The talent is there to start playing more consistently but this is what a Minor League season is truly about: growth and discovery. I see plenty of both ahead and, thankfully, we have plenty of games remaining. Here's to getting back in the win column tomorrow! *** Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 4, Norfolk (Orioles) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Late Rally Leads Sounds Past Norfolk - Nashville Strikes with Two Eighth Inning Runs in 4-2 Bounce Back Win Viewing Notes: In a recorded conversation during the St. Paul Saints series with Tyler White and Mark Mathias, Josh Lindbolm mentioned throwing too many strikes during his most recent start. He wanted to work his way out of the zone to challenge hitters. He was aligned with these thoughts early as he was close to the zone but nibbling outside it with his vast blend of pitches. I've said it before, and I'll probably keep saying it: Josh really is an incredible AAAA pitcher. He has an uncanny ability to work in and around the zone. He's a thinker on the mound and has the toolkit to work with. Case and point, coming into tonight's contest with Norfolk he had kept opposing lefty batters to a 0.136 batting average. As a right-handed pitcher, at any level, that's just impressive stuff even if it is only a sample size in the 20's of innings. It's the 'Where is Weston?' traveling positional circus! In tonight's contest, Weston manned left field after appearing at the hot corner last night. The versatility of Wilson is incredible to witness on a night-in and night-out basis. He is as plug-and-play as it gets at this level. I continue to hope he gets an opportunity with the Big Club at some point in 2022. Both teams stranded seven baserunners but, the key in this one, was obviously the late work of Mark Mathias and Jon Singleton. Have I told you how much I love Jon Singleton as a player and comeback story? ? How about the night Mark Mathias had at the plate? His second home run on his season: And the crucial double to take the lead late? (Nice base running by Mike Brosseau here) Watch the call from the great Jeff Hem: Speaking of Home Runs, I'm still searching for this bomb from Jon Singleton - his sixth of the year. The bat drop says it all. Estimated 455 feet of chiseled sweetness: It truly was the 'Singleton and Mathias' show tonight. They both hit solo shots. They both knocked in the third and fourth runs in the crucial bottom of the eighth. What more is there to say? Ballers. Let's re-route and return to the season Mark Mathias is having. In 15 games, he’s batting .360 (18-for-50) with five doubles, a triple, two home runs and 10 RBI. He also has seven multi-hit games on the year. Under-the-radar, but definitely noticed. Another fine bullpen outing from the Sounds pitching staff. At this point, it's just to be expected (which is quite a thing to have as an organization): Miguel Sanchez, Hobie Harris, and Connor Sadzeck combined to go 3 1/3 scoreless inning of two hit, two walk, ball. Sadzeck closed out the ninth to get his first save while Hobie secured the win pitching a scoreless eighth. With tonights Singleton and Mathias homers, the Sounds have now homered 11 times over the past five games. They are tied with Memphis for the most home runs in the International League since April 28. About that pitching? Let's break it down after tonights work: Nashville remains unbeaten after leading through eight innings on the season (16-0). They’ve also held their opponents to three runs or less 16 times. The Sounds pitching staff holds the best ERA in the International League at 2.77. Nashville starters have the second-best ERA in the league (2.94), while the Nashville bullpen has a league-best ERA of 2.66... *** That concludes another Minor League Report for me. Brewers fans, let me tell you: We are truly blessed right now. Please take a moment in your days and consider what we are witnessing across the entire organization. This is a World Class thing we are witnessing at present. I, for one, will not take this current ride for granted. And, my hope is: you don't either. We have so much good happening and we have so much to look forward to. Here's to great games throughout the remainder of the week. All night games tomorrow - no matinee games on the slate. Enjoy! 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
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