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  1. Transactions: OF Ramon Moreno was activated off the Restricted List by the DSL Brewers 1 RHP Justin Topa was recalled by the Milwaukee Brewers Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Memphis (Cardinals) 8, Nashville 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Clipped in Regular Season Finale - Team Finishes the Regular Season with 91 Wins It's not often you see an opposing team pad a lead at Horizon Park with RHP Trevor Kelley on the mound. That's just what happened in the top of the ninth inning when he surrendered an unlikely three-run jack to Redbirds catcher, Ivan Herrera. Even though the loss was unfortunate, let us celebrate another Sounds milestone: with Patrick Dorrian's second homer in the fourth frame, the Sounds plated their 807th run of their season surpassing their organizational record of 806 runs in 1999. A new century. And, new feats aplenty in 2022. What a season. I feel absolutely privileged to have watched so many games from this incredible team. And, let's not forget, even though Dorrian smashed two...INF Brice Turang hit another long ball as well (his 13th of his season - 9 of which came after the All Star break...sky is the limit): Three Quick Strikes: 1) We've discovered INF Patrick Dorrian has become a serious Sounds weapon on the road since the All-Star break. But, two long balls at home in the same game? Well, hey now! The Brewers might seriously have something here and it is yet another impactful pick-up in a season filled with them. Let's take a look at his homer in the bottom of the fourth inning as called by RHP's Caleb Boushley and Josh Lindblom. Yes, that's right. Listen in: 2) The Sounds finished their regular season home record with a grand total of (checks Schedule) a 48-27 record. I'm fairly certain that leads all the Minor Leagues (checks the Sounds press release above, confirmed!). What is perhaps more surprising is the massive improvement we witnessed on the road in the second half of the regular season. If you want to consider the meaning behind their best record in all of Triple-A, look at what they did just before the All Star Break on the road and during the entire second half: a 5-1 series win over the Clippers in Columbus, a 4-2 series win at Norfolk, a 4-2 series win at Jacksonville, a 4-2 series win at Durham, and a 4-2 series win at Louisville. That's just incredible output that ultimately paid their way to Las Vegas. 3) Let's finish with OF Sal Frelick. It truly is difficult to fathom what we've seen from this young stud since he started making waves in Biloxi. The 2022 season, as a whole, is simply awe-inspiring. The growth curve we are witnessing defies logic and expectations. We have seen the in-season evolution of a true lead-off prospect the likes of which we have most likely never seen in a Milwaukee Brewers uniform. This isn't hyperbole. His contact tool is simply off the charts. He hits lefties. He hits righties. He simply gets on base - to the tune of 41 games straight and counting. The only rationale I can gather concerning his lack of promotion to the MLB roster is the Brewers absolutely know what they have here and they want every single day of team control to manifest itself in full seasons of service time. They must not want to sprinkle in random days and weeks here in any way shape or form. It's truly the only thing that makes any bit of sense. Let us end with a mere share of what we've seen in this 41-game on-base streak ():0.364 BA (60-for-165), 9 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 36 R, 23 RBI. Do you think this might be of benefit to a certain club woefully trying to make the MLB playoffs? Well, folks, this is my last Minor League Report of 2022. It has been an absolute pleasure offering my observations and thoughts during a Brewers Minor League season filled with such a bounty of intrigue. We saw players take giant leaps in their development, we saw new draft picks grab their footholds, and now we get to support our Nashville Sounds as they look to take the Triple-A crown this weekend in Las Vegas. As always, thanks for reading and thank you for supporting these young men as they chase their dreams. Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth
  2. It wasn't the result the Sounds wanted to end their regular season, but, honestly, who cares? The Sounds avoided any major injuries and they already had the number one seed wrapped up. Now, it's on to the playoffs Saturday night in Vegas. LHP Robert Gasser avoided his recent walk issues but apparently, he hit a bit too much of the plate in what was most likely his final outing of his 2022 season - 5 IP, 10 H, 1 HR, 5 ER, 6 K. The Sounds ultimately fell 8-4 closing their regular season with a loss. Image courtesy of Brewer Fanatic Transactions: OF Ramon Moreno was activated off the Restricted List by the DSL Brewers 1 RHP Justin Topa was recalled by the Milwaukee Brewers Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Memphis (Cardinals) 8, Nashville 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Clipped in Regular Season Finale - Team Finishes the Regular Season with 91 Wins It's not often you see an opposing team pad a lead at Horizon Park with RHP Trevor Kelley on the mound. That's just what happened in the top of the ninth inning when he surrendered an unlikely three-run jack to Redbirds catcher, Ivan Herrera. Even though the loss was unfortunate, let us celebrate another Sounds milestone: with Patrick Dorrian's second homer in the fourth frame, the Sounds plated their 807th run of their season surpassing their organizational record of 806 runs in 1999. A new century. And, new feats aplenty in 2022. What a season. I feel absolutely privileged to have watched so many games from this incredible team. And, let's not forget, even though Dorrian smashed two...INF Brice Turang hit another long ball as well (his 13th of his season - 9 of which came after the All Star break...sky is the limit): Three Quick Strikes: 1) We've discovered INF Patrick Dorrian has become a serious Sounds weapon on the road since the All-Star break. But, two long balls at home in the same game? Well, hey now! The Brewers might seriously have something here and it is yet another impactful pick-up in a season filled with them. Let's take a look at his homer in the bottom of the fourth inning as called by RHP's Caleb Boushley and Josh Lindblom. Yes, that's right. Listen in: 2) The Sounds finished their regular season home record with a grand total of (checks Schedule) a 48-27 record. I'm fairly certain that leads all the Minor Leagues (checks the Sounds press release above, confirmed!). What is perhaps more surprising is the massive improvement we witnessed on the road in the second half of the regular season. If you want to consider the meaning behind their best record in all of Triple-A, look at what they did just before the All Star Break on the road and during the entire second half: a 5-1 series win over the Clippers in Columbus, a 4-2 series win at Norfolk, a 4-2 series win at Jacksonville, a 4-2 series win at Durham, and a 4-2 series win at Louisville. That's just incredible output that ultimately paid their way to Las Vegas. 3) Let's finish with OF Sal Frelick. It truly is difficult to fathom what we've seen from this young stud since he started making waves in Biloxi. The 2022 season, as a whole, is simply awe-inspiring. The growth curve we are witnessing defies logic and expectations. We have seen the in-season evolution of a true lead-off prospect the likes of which we have most likely never seen in a Milwaukee Brewers uniform. This isn't hyperbole. His contact tool is simply off the charts. He hits lefties. He hits righties. He simply gets on base - to the tune of 41 games straight and counting. The only rationale I can gather concerning his lack of promotion to the MLB roster is the Brewers absolutely know what they have here and they want every single day of team control to manifest itself in full seasons of service time. They must not want to sprinkle in random days and weeks here in any way shape or form. It's truly the only thing that makes any bit of sense. Let us end with a mere share of what we've seen in this 41-game on-base streak ():0.364 BA (60-for-165), 9 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 36 R, 23 RBI. Do you think this might be of benefit to a certain club woefully trying to make the MLB playoffs? Well, folks, this is my last Minor League Report of 2022. It has been an absolute pleasure offering my observations and thoughts during a Brewers Minor League season filled with such a bounty of intrigue. We saw players take giant leaps in their development, we saw new draft picks grab their footholds, and now we get to support our Nashville Sounds as they look to take the Triple-A crown this weekend in Las Vegas. As always, thanks for reading and thank you for supporting these young men as they chase their dreams. Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth View full article
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Transactions: RHP Jason Alexander was optioned back to the Nashville Sounds from the Milwaukee Brewers Final: Nashville 17, Louisville (Reds) 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Lindblom, Sounds Dominate Louisville - Nashville's Magic Number Moves to Three After Crushing the Bats Joey Wiemer absent for the fourth consecutive game? No problem. The Sounds poured it on with 14 hits and 17 runs in yet another incredible Josh Lindblom pitching performance. He is rolling and it is wonderful. There were so many supporting roles in this epic performance - a performance that even included an under-the-radar (somehow!) immaculate inning from RHP Cam Robinson to close this one out. It's not often a nine pitch, nine strike, three strikeout close-out is somehow floating in the dust as an afterthought. This shan't happen here, fine sirs! Oh NO! It shan't! Three Quick Strikes: 1) As noted above in the title: Frelick continued his run of greatness. My word it has been something to watch the run he's been on since he returned to Biloxi off IL way back on July 6th. 38 consecutive games on base is bananas at any level of baseball. Dominating at a higher rate of impact after each promotion is also bananas. This is top 20 MLB prospect stuff, folks. Flat out. This is electric. Soak it up while you can. The ball looked off speed coming toward the plate. It certainly did not leaving Frelick's bat: 2) Catcher Brian Navarreto is one of my favorite Sounds players. He is almost entirely under the radar due to the vast depth of catching across the system and, frankly, the bigger names and the fact he's yet another Minor League journeyman making due with Nashville in 2022. But, I swear to you dear readers, every time he plays the game of baseball he impresses me - with his size, his agility, his arm, and his bat. Couple that with his incredible demeanor and persona (he makes for such joyously fun interviews), and he just easily became one of my favorite men on the team. A 2-for-5, 3 R, 5 RBI, 1 HR night just doesn't surprise me. He's only played in 39 games. He's only had just over 100 AB's. I don't care. I'll take him to my diamond any day of the week. I see you, Mr. Navarreto. Thank you for your efforts. And, thank you for your personality: 3) An immaculate closing inning from Robinson? Check. Multiple hit performances from Brice Turang, Pedro Severino, Jonny Davis, Weston Wilson , and Navarreto? Check. 8-for-14 with RISP? Check. A No-Hitter through five complete innings? Check. Magic Number reduced to three games? Check. This 2022 Sounds season is such a treat. I am here for every step of the remaining journey. Let's go! We'll get another chance to see LHP Robert Gasser in a pivotal match-up tomorrow as he takes on fellow lefty, and former Mariners 2019 2nd Round pick, Brandon Williamson . It will be interesting to see how manager Rick Sweet sets his line-up. I'll be tuning in. I smell the post-season and my eyes remain on the prize. 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. When the Sounds are good, they're really good. Lately, that typically involves a Josh Lindblom start. I spoke to it at the end of yesterday's report and I wasn't lying - Lindblom is our man. He is pitching lights out baseball right now. Oh, and geez, Sal Frelick extended his on-base streak with yet another home run - his second in two nights. Tonight's ding dong was the three-run variety. The Magic Number for a Sounds playoff extravaganza is now a mere three games. I can taste it and it is sweeeeet. Image courtesy of Brewer Fanatic Transactions: RHP Jason Alexander was optioned back to the Nashville Sounds from the Milwaukee Brewers Final: Nashville 17, Louisville (Reds) 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Lindblom, Sounds Dominate Louisville - Nashville's Magic Number Moves to Three After Crushing the Bats Joey Wiemer absent for the fourth consecutive game? No problem. The Sounds poured it on with 14 hits and 17 runs in yet another incredible Josh Lindblom pitching performance. He is rolling and it is wonderful. There were so many supporting roles in this epic performance - a performance that even included an under-the-radar (somehow!) immaculate inning from RHP Cam Robinson to close this one out. It's not often a nine pitch, nine strike, three strikeout close-out is somehow floating in the dust as an afterthought. This shan't happen here, fine sirs! Oh NO! It shan't! Three Quick Strikes: 1) As noted above in the title: Frelick continued his run of greatness. My word it has been something to watch the run he's been on since he returned to Biloxi off IL way back on July 6th. 38 consecutive games on base is bananas at any level of baseball. Dominating at a higher rate of impact after each promotion is also bananas. This is top 20 MLB prospect stuff, folks. Flat out. This is electric. Soak it up while you can. The ball looked off speed coming toward the plate. It certainly did not leaving Frelick's bat: 2) Catcher Brian Navarreto is one of my favorite Sounds players. He is almost entirely under the radar due to the vast depth of catching across the system and, frankly, the bigger names and the fact he's yet another Minor League journeyman making due with Nashville in 2022. But, I swear to you dear readers, every time he plays the game of baseball he impresses me - with his size, his agility, his arm, and his bat. Couple that with his incredible demeanor and persona (he makes for such joyously fun interviews), and he just easily became one of my favorite men on the team. A 2-for-5, 3 R, 5 RBI, 1 HR night just doesn't surprise me. He's only played in 39 games. He's only had just over 100 AB's. I don't care. I'll take him to my diamond any day of the week. I see you, Mr. Navarreto. Thank you for your efforts. And, thank you for your personality: 3) An immaculate closing inning from Robinson? Check. Multiple hit performances from Brice Turang, Pedro Severino, Jonny Davis, Weston Wilson , and Navarreto? Check. 8-for-14 with RISP? Check. A No-Hitter through five complete innings? Check. Magic Number reduced to three games? Check. This 2022 Sounds season is such a treat. I am here for every step of the remaining journey. Let's go! We'll get another chance to see LHP Robert Gasser in a pivotal match-up tomorrow as he takes on fellow lefty, and former Mariners 2019 2nd Round pick, Brandon Williamson . It will be interesting to see how manager Rick Sweet sets his line-up. I'll be tuning in. I smell the post-season and my eyes remain on the prize. 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. Transactions: 9/19: (late transaction) C Nick Kahle was assigned to the Nashville Sounds from the Biloxi Shuckers RHP Justin Topa was was optioned to the Nashville Sounds by the Milwaukee Brewers Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Louisville (Reds) 10, Nashville 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Falter in Louisville - Nashville's Magic Number Remains at Five to Win Division A bases loaded one out situation in the top of the eighth inning fell short when INF Cam Devanney grounded into a first pitch, broken bat, ground ball to the Bats shortstop. This was truly an unfortunate end after INF Patrick Dorrian had just worked an 0-2 count to a 10-pitch walk to load them up. A chance to take the lead for the first time or, in the very least, continue chipping away ended in a fizzle and the Sounds trailed 7-5. It would officially get away from them after RHP Luis Contreras and LHP Ethan Small (who clearly continues to scuffle) gave up three more runs combined in the next half inning to complete the final score. Three Quick Strikes: 1) OF Sal Frelick extended his on base streak to 37 games (!!) with a double and a two-run line drive home run over the right field wall. This is the longest current active streak in the International League and the second longest of the season. I don't know about you, but I am really really looking forward to Frelick's opportunity at the MLB level. He has done everything and more in his 2022 Minor League season and I'm just not sure what more there is to prove. If the plan is to wait for 2023, the Sounds will consider themselves extremely lucky to have him for a hopeful playoff push. 2) A big tip of the cap is in order for RHP Robbie Baker . It's hard to fathom he made his Triple-A debut tonight considering where his stuff was at earlier in the year in High-A Wisconsin. This being said, and I alluded to it in a couple earlier season reports, the stuff is there to succeed at a higher clip. He pitches with violence and a clear competitiveness. He's an absolute gamer. Aside from a lead-off home run blast over the wall in right field he picked it up, as did the gloves around him, and he turned in a successful first outing. As an everyday fan of the Brewers Minor Leagues, it was a proud moment for me to see him make his debut. 3) I rarely ever question Triple-A legendary manager Rick Sweet and his incredible staff but one has to wonder what the thinking was in the bottom half of the eighth inning. RHP Luis Contreras was left in to face multiple lefty bats when Small was clearly available in the bullpen. Contreras gave up a walk, a shift-beating single, and another single before he was pulled for Small...who faced a righty. It may not have meant anything in the end, there was likely a rationale beyond my scope, but it certainly didn't work out. That was the game right there. And, well, sometimes you just take the frustrating loss and move on to the next. Tonight was that kind of night. I am putting full faith in another quality start from AAAA stalwart, RHP Josh Lindbolm . Constantly under the radar. Constantly overlooked. Almost always showing up and shutting it down. Let's knock that magic number down a notch tomorrow. Lindbolm is our man. Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth
  8. In yet another key game in the Sounds deep playoff push, a cellar dwellar again proved to be the thorn in Nashville's side. I don't know what it is, but I have yet to see an easy game played versus Charlotte or Louisville. So it goes in a baseball season. Let's get into the quick recap. Image courtesy of Brewer Fanatic Transactions: 9/19: (late transaction) C Nick Kahle was assigned to the Nashville Sounds from the Biloxi Shuckers RHP Justin Topa was was optioned to the Nashville Sounds by the Milwaukee Brewers Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Louisville (Reds) 10, Nashville 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Falter in Louisville - Nashville's Magic Number Remains at Five to Win Division A bases loaded one out situation in the top of the eighth inning fell short when INF Cam Devanney grounded into a first pitch, broken bat, ground ball to the Bats shortstop. This was truly an unfortunate end after INF Patrick Dorrian had just worked an 0-2 count to a 10-pitch walk to load them up. A chance to take the lead for the first time or, in the very least, continue chipping away ended in a fizzle and the Sounds trailed 7-5. It would officially get away from them after RHP Luis Contreras and LHP Ethan Small (who clearly continues to scuffle) gave up three more runs combined in the next half inning to complete the final score. Three Quick Strikes: 1) OF Sal Frelick extended his on base streak to 37 games (!!) with a double and a two-run line drive home run over the right field wall. This is the longest current active streak in the International League and the second longest of the season. I don't know about you, but I am really really looking forward to Frelick's opportunity at the MLB level. He has done everything and more in his 2022 Minor League season and I'm just not sure what more there is to prove. If the plan is to wait for 2023, the Sounds will consider themselves extremely lucky to have him for a hopeful playoff push. 2) A big tip of the cap is in order for RHP Robbie Baker . It's hard to fathom he made his Triple-A debut tonight considering where his stuff was at earlier in the year in High-A Wisconsin. This being said, and I alluded to it in a couple earlier season reports, the stuff is there to succeed at a higher clip. He pitches with violence and a clear competitiveness. He's an absolute gamer. Aside from a lead-off home run blast over the wall in right field he picked it up, as did the gloves around him, and he turned in a successful first outing. As an everyday fan of the Brewers Minor Leagues, it was a proud moment for me to see him make his debut. 3) I rarely ever question Triple-A legendary manager Rick Sweet and his incredible staff but one has to wonder what the thinking was in the bottom half of the eighth inning. RHP Luis Contreras was left in to face multiple lefty bats when Small was clearly available in the bullpen. Contreras gave up a walk, a shift-beating single, and another single before he was pulled for Small...who faced a righty. It may not have meant anything in the end, there was likely a rationale beyond my scope, but it certainly didn't work out. That was the game right there. And, well, sometimes you just take the frustrating loss and move on to the next. Tonight was that kind of night. I am putting full faith in another quality start from AAAA stalwart, RHP Josh Lindbolm . Constantly under the radar. Constantly overlooked. Almost always showing up and shutting it down. Let's knock that magic number down a notch tomorrow. Lindbolm is our man. Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth View full article
  9. The Sounds raced to an 8-0 lead behind solid performances from Sal Frelick, Esteury Ruiz and young starter Victor Castaneda, then held on for a Game One victory. Image courtesy of BrewerFanatic Monday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Frelick, Ruiz and Castaneda, as well as Pedro Severino and Hobie Harris. Transactions: RHP Jake Cousins recalled to MLB Brewers from AAA Nashville RHP Trevor Kelley optioned to AAA Nashville from MLB Brewers Game Action: Final: Nashville 8, Louisville 6 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 Hold Off Louisville After Hot Start OF Sal Frelick (3-for-5, double, RBI) opened the game with a single to extend his on-base streak to a whopping 36 games and the Sounds were essentially off to the races from there. Two-out RBI singles from 1B Jon Singleton and 2B Patrick Dorrian gave Nashville an early 2-0 lead before starting RHP Victor Castaneda had even thrown a pitch. Not satisfied with just a two-run lead, Frelick smacked an RBI double for a third run in the 2nd inning, in which the Sounds poured misery on the Bats to score six runs on three doubles and three singles for an 8-0 advantage. In the offensive explosion, OF Esteury Ruiz (2-for-5, double, 2 RBIs, SB) and DH Cam Devanney each contributed two-run doubles and C Pedro Severino (2-for-5, RBI) added an RBI single. Castaneda (5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 3 Ks) was solid in his second AAA start of 2022, conceding only two runs and exiting with an 8-2 lead after five innings of work. It was 8-4 when things tightened up against RHP JC Mejia in the bottom of the 8th inning, with Louisville snatching two runs on three hits and bringing the tying run to the plate twice. Thankfully, Mejia stepped up to induce a groundout and strike out to end the threat. Now 8-6 and with the Bats having a glimmer of hope, RHP Hobie “No Nonsense” Harris entered for the 9th inning, garnering three straight outs to earn his seventh save and lower his ERA to 2.13. Three Quick Strikes: A 5th inning stolen base for Ruiz gives him 80 thefts on the season (the most in the minors) vs. 13 times caught. Coupled with his OPS of 1.003 in 511 AA/AAA plate appearances, it’s difficult to contain excitement at the prospect of this 23-year-old eventually wreaking havoc for the Brewers in the majors. The 6th inning saw the return of RHP Dylan File, who gave up two runs in his first game action since August 26th. Welcome back Dylan! After scuffling a bit in some recent appearances, RHP Zack Brown gave the team a scoreless 7th inning, working around a one-out double in the process. Tuesday’s outlook: RHP Josh Lindblom is scheduled to take the mound for Game Two of this week’s series in Louisville, aiming to continue a highly productive run (5-0 record in last six starts, with an ERA of 2.06 and 40 Ks in 35 innings during this stretch). We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Good luck on Tuesday! 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
  10. Monday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Frelick, Ruiz and Castaneda, as well as Pedro Severino and Hobie Harris. Transactions: RHP Jake Cousins recalled to MLB Brewers from AAA Nashville RHP Trevor Kelley optioned to AAA Nashville from MLB Brewers Game Action: Final: Nashville 8, Louisville 6 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 Hold Off Louisville After Hot Start OF Sal Frelick (3-for-5, double, RBI) opened the game with a single to extend his on-base streak to a whopping 36 games and the Sounds were essentially off to the races from there. Two-out RBI singles from 1B Jon Singleton and 2B Patrick Dorrian gave Nashville an early 2-0 lead before starting RHP Victor Castaneda had even thrown a pitch. Not satisfied with just a two-run lead, Frelick smacked an RBI double for a third run in the 2nd inning, in which the Sounds poured misery on the Bats to score six runs on three doubles and three singles for an 8-0 advantage. In the offensive explosion, OF Esteury Ruiz (2-for-5, double, 2 RBIs, SB) and DH Cam Devanney each contributed two-run doubles and C Pedro Severino (2-for-5, RBI) added an RBI single. Castaneda (5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 3 Ks) was solid in his second AAA start of 2022, conceding only two runs and exiting with an 8-2 lead after five innings of work. It was 8-4 when things tightened up against RHP JC Mejia in the bottom of the 8th inning, with Louisville snatching two runs on three hits and bringing the tying run to the plate twice. Thankfully, Mejia stepped up to induce a groundout and strike out to end the threat. Now 8-6 and with the Bats having a glimmer of hope, RHP Hobie “No Nonsense” Harris entered for the 9th inning, garnering three straight outs to earn his seventh save and lower his ERA to 2.13. Three Quick Strikes: A 5th inning stolen base for Ruiz gives him 80 thefts on the season (the most in the minors) vs. 13 times caught. Coupled with his OPS of 1.003 in 511 AA/AAA plate appearances, it’s difficult to contain excitement at the prospect of this 23-year-old eventually wreaking havoc for the Brewers in the majors. The 6th inning saw the return of RHP Dylan File, who gave up two runs in his first game action since August 26th. Welcome back Dylan! After scuffling a bit in some recent appearances, RHP Zack Brown gave the team a scoreless 7th inning, working around a one-out double in the process. Tuesday’s outlook: RHP Josh Lindblom is scheduled to take the mound for Game Two of this week’s series in Louisville, aiming to continue a highly productive run (5-0 record in last six starts, with an ERA of 2.06 and 40 Ks in 35 innings during this stretch). We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Good luck on Tuesday! 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
  11. Biloxi manufactured a run without a hit in the 7th inning and Brandon Knarr led a pitching staff that struck out 12 Pensacola batters in a nerve-wracking 1-0 victory on the road, their seventh in a row. Nashville’s stars, young and old, continue to shine bright, as Esteury Ruiz staked the team to an early 2-0 lead, Josh Lindblom dominated over six innings, and Sal Frelick extended his on-base streak to 32 games in a 6-1 home win over Jacksonville. Thursday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Ruiz, Knarr, Lindblom, and Frelick, as well as Joey Wiemer. Transactions: OF Tristen Lutz activated from AA Biloxi's 7-day injured list RHP TJ Shook transferred to Development List from AA Biloxi Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 6, Jacksonville 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: Lindblom, Ruiz Lead Sounds to Another Win. After some nervous hiccups last week and in the first game of this series, Nashville appears to be getting its groove back, leading from start to finish to grab a 2-1 series lead over Jacksonville Frelick (2-for-5, RBI) led off the bottom of the 1st inning with a single to left field, then Ruiz (2-for-4, HR, double, 2 RBIs, SB) smashed an 0-1 pitch the same direction for a quick 2-0 lead. Starting pitcher Lindblom (6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 4 Ks) didn’t require any more cushion than that, walking none and only conceding one run in a 6th straight solid outing for him. That said, it was still relatively tight at 3-1 when the Sounds finally put the game out of reach with a three-run 7th inning , highlighted by Ruiz doubling and stealing his 77th base of the year and DH/2B Pablo Reyes (2-for-4, double, 2 RBIs) doubling in two insurance runs for the final 6-1 scoreline. Rehabbing Major League RHP Trevor Gott pitched a three-up, three-down 7th inning and was followed by scoreless frames from RHPs Jake Cousins and Cam Robinson. Three Quick Strikes: Wiemer (2-for-3, walk) keeps humming along with stellar play, reaching base three times in this game. If not for one abysmal month when he was likely adjusting to an injury (wrist discomfort? We don’t really know), he’d be generating significant prospect buzz and we’d be wondering when he’ll be starting in right field in Milwaukee. Frelick’s on-base streak has now reached 32 games as he battles OF Jackson Chourio for the Brewers’ Minor League position player of the year award. The victory increased Nashville’s first place lead to 4.5 games over Columbus. Lest anyone think differently, Jacksonville is no slouch, as the Jumbo Shrimp only trail the Durham Bulls by 1.5 games in the International League’s Eastern Division. As such, there’s a chance these teams could actually meet again in the playoffs (knock on wood). Friday’s outlook: 23-year old LHP Robert Gasser (5.23 ERA with 13 Ks through 10 1/3 AAA innings) will make his third start in AAA ball, as Nashville strives for a third straight victory. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 1, Pensacola 0 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Biloxi Blanks Blue Wahoos For Seventh Consecutive Victory Workhorse pitcher Knarr (6 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 7 Ks) apparently gets even better after surpassing 140 innings on the season, closing out an amazing 2022 campaign with six shutout innings and seven strikeouts. However, he exited with the score tied 0-0 and the prospect of another No Decision, until 2B Yeison Coca put on a base-stealing clinic in the top of the 7th inning. Coca walked, stole two bases and scored on an OF Corey Ray sacrifice fly. The run gave Biloxi the lead and positioned Knarr for a well-deserved victory. Pensacola certainly had its opportunities late in the game, getting two one-out walks off of LHP Clayton Andrews in the bottom of the 7th inning, but grounding into an inning-ending double play. Then in the 8th inning, Andrews recorded two strikeouts and induced a ground out, but it wasn’t enough to escape as one of the K’d batters reached on a wild pitch. RHP Harold Chirino entered and the breach widened with a single and a walk to load the bases, then running the count full to put all runners in motion. Thankfully, Chirino came through to register a strikeout swinging to get out of that jam. And in the 9th inning, RHP Zach Vennaro walked the first two batters he faced to give the Blue Wahoos yet another chance, but C Jason Lopez gunned down an attempted base stealer and RHP Zach Vennaro retired the final two hitters on strikeouts swinging to earn his 11th save. Defensive gem alert: Three Quick Strikes: This game marked the welcome return-from-injury of OF Tristen Lutz, who’d only registered two plate appearances since August 19th, the last being a hit-by-pitch on August 26th. The understandably rusty Lutz walked and struck out twice in this game before being relieved by a pinch runner in the 6th inning. Missing clutch: The offenses combined to go 0-for-20 with runners in scoring position, stranding 20 men on base. Kudos to the combined pitching staffs for striking out 25 batters and the catchers for eliminating three attempted base stealers. Further credit to the Brewers’ hurlers for keeping the ball on the ground: 12 ground ball outs vs. zero fly outs. OF Garrett Whitley (2-for-4, double) and Lopez (2-for-4, 2 doubles) each snagged two hits in the game, three of which were doubles. DH/OF Chourio went 0-for-3, but drew a walk and didn't strike out. Chourio is now 1-for-11 in three games at the AA level, with three more to go. Friday’s outlook: RHP Justin Jarvis is scheduled to make his fourth start in AA ball (3.60 ERA through 15 AA innings), attempting to lead the Shuckers to an eighth consecutive win. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Keep these winning streaks rolling along on Friday, Biloxi and Nashville! 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
  12. Brandon Knarr led the Shuckers to a 7th straight victory in a tight 1-0 affair. Esteury Ruiz gave Nashville an early lead which held up behind excellent pitching. Image courtesy of BrewerFanatic Biloxi manufactured a run without a hit in the 7th inning and Brandon Knarr led a pitching staff that struck out 12 Pensacola batters in a nerve-wracking 1-0 victory on the road, their seventh in a row. Nashville’s stars, young and old, continue to shine bright, as Esteury Ruiz staked the team to an early 2-0 lead, Josh Lindblom dominated over six innings, and Sal Frelick extended his on-base streak to 32 games in a 6-1 home win over Jacksonville. Thursday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Ruiz, Knarr, Lindblom, and Frelick, as well as Joey Wiemer. Transactions: OF Tristen Lutz activated from AA Biloxi's 7-day injured list RHP TJ Shook transferred to Development List from AA Biloxi Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 6, Jacksonville 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: Lindblom, Ruiz Lead Sounds to Another Win. After some nervous hiccups last week and in the first game of this series, Nashville appears to be getting its groove back, leading from start to finish to grab a 2-1 series lead over Jacksonville Frelick (2-for-5, RBI) led off the bottom of the 1st inning with a single to left field, then Ruiz (2-for-4, HR, double, 2 RBIs, SB) smashed an 0-1 pitch the same direction for a quick 2-0 lead. Starting pitcher Lindblom (6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 4 Ks) didn’t require any more cushion than that, walking none and only conceding one run in a 6th straight solid outing for him. That said, it was still relatively tight at 3-1 when the Sounds finally put the game out of reach with a three-run 7th inning , highlighted by Ruiz doubling and stealing his 77th base of the year and DH/2B Pablo Reyes (2-for-4, double, 2 RBIs) doubling in two insurance runs for the final 6-1 scoreline. Rehabbing Major League RHP Trevor Gott pitched a three-up, three-down 7th inning and was followed by scoreless frames from RHPs Jake Cousins and Cam Robinson. Three Quick Strikes: Wiemer (2-for-3, walk) keeps humming along with stellar play, reaching base three times in this game. If not for one abysmal month when he was likely adjusting to an injury (wrist discomfort? We don’t really know), he’d be generating significant prospect buzz and we’d be wondering when he’ll be starting in right field in Milwaukee. Frelick’s on-base streak has now reached 32 games as he battles OF Jackson Chourio for the Brewers’ Minor League position player of the year award. The victory increased Nashville’s first place lead to 4.5 games over Columbus. Lest anyone think differently, Jacksonville is no slouch, as the Jumbo Shrimp only trail the Durham Bulls by 1.5 games in the International League’s Eastern Division. As such, there’s a chance these teams could actually meet again in the playoffs (knock on wood). Friday’s outlook: 23-year old LHP Robert Gasser (5.23 ERA with 13 Ks through 10 1/3 AAA innings) will make his third start in AAA ball, as Nashville strives for a third straight victory. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 1, Pensacola 0 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Biloxi Blanks Blue Wahoos For Seventh Consecutive Victory Workhorse pitcher Knarr (6 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 7 Ks) apparently gets even better after surpassing 140 innings on the season, closing out an amazing 2022 campaign with six shutout innings and seven strikeouts. However, he exited with the score tied 0-0 and the prospect of another No Decision, until 2B Yeison Coca put on a base-stealing clinic in the top of the 7th inning. Coca walked, stole two bases and scored on an OF Corey Ray sacrifice fly. The run gave Biloxi the lead and positioned Knarr for a well-deserved victory. Pensacola certainly had its opportunities late in the game, getting two one-out walks off of LHP Clayton Andrews in the bottom of the 7th inning, but grounding into an inning-ending double play. Then in the 8th inning, Andrews recorded two strikeouts and induced a ground out, but it wasn’t enough to escape as one of the K’d batters reached on a wild pitch. RHP Harold Chirino entered and the breach widened with a single and a walk to load the bases, then running the count full to put all runners in motion. Thankfully, Chirino came through to register a strikeout swinging to get out of that jam. And in the 9th inning, RHP Zach Vennaro walked the first two batters he faced to give the Blue Wahoos yet another chance, but C Jason Lopez gunned down an attempted base stealer and RHP Zach Vennaro retired the final two hitters on strikeouts swinging to earn his 11th save. Defensive gem alert: Three Quick Strikes: This game marked the welcome return-from-injury of OF Tristen Lutz, who’d only registered two plate appearances since August 19th, the last being a hit-by-pitch on August 26th. The understandably rusty Lutz walked and struck out twice in this game before being relieved by a pinch runner in the 6th inning. Missing clutch: The offenses combined to go 0-for-20 with runners in scoring position, stranding 20 men on base. Kudos to the combined pitching staffs for striking out 25 batters and the catchers for eliminating three attempted base stealers. Further credit to the Brewers’ hurlers for keeping the ball on the ground: 12 ground ball outs vs. zero fly outs. OF Garrett Whitley (2-for-4, double) and Lopez (2-for-4, 2 doubles) each snagged two hits in the game, three of which were doubles. DH/OF Chourio went 0-for-3, but drew a walk and didn't strike out. Chourio is now 1-for-11 in three games at the AA level, with three more to go. Friday’s outlook: RHP Justin Jarvis is scheduled to make his fourth start in AA ball (3.60 ERA through 15 AA innings), attempting to lead the Shuckers to an eighth consecutive win. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Keep these winning streaks rolling along on Friday, Biloxi and Nashville! 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
  13. Transactions: None Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 12, Jacksonville (Marlins) 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sal Frelick Homers Twice as Sounds Blast Past Jumbo Shrimp - Nashville Extends Lead atop International League West Division to 3.5 Games 18 hits. 12 runs. This is the Sounds offense I've grown to love throughout the 2022 season. They have so much juice throughout their lineup - this is possible on any given night. With another Columbus Clipper loss, the Sounds push their division lead back to 3 1/2 games. A special mention will go to RHP Victor Castaneda and his quality start in his first Triple-A start of 2022: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 ER, 2 K. RHP's Lucas Erceg and Jake Cousins each tacked on scoreless frames in the 8th and 9th innings, respectively, to close out the victory. Three Quick Strikes: 1) One of the most impressive facets of Sal Frelick's 2022 season is he has hit better at each promotion. What's been even more fascinating to watch is how well he consistently hits lefty pitching. Tonight's lead-taking three-run jack over the right field wall was yet another example of his now patented hip flip line drive smash: 2) Watching Esteury Ruiz wind-up on the base paths is a thing of beauty. I don't know if I've ever seen a weapon quite like this in the Brewers system. He's a danger to lay down an impeccable bunt single at any moment and yet he can make some serious contact on the ball. He can play cat and mouse every single time he's on a base. And, he's coy about it. Sometimes he'll take off on the first pitch. Sometimes he'll show disinterest and then deep in the count take off when you least expect it. His timing is typically impeccable and his jumps are typically incredibly well timed. Take a look at both these latter qualities in his fifth record-breaking steal: 3) We are seeing something else from C Pedro Severino in September. After another long ball tonight - a no doubter over the wall in left field - he has pushed his September output to: 9 G, 30 AB, 0.467 BA, 1.376 OPS (!!), 8 R, 8 RBI, 3 HR, 5 2B, 4 BB, 3 K. The man is absolutely mashing right now. The Sounds are extremely lucky to have a MLB caliber catcher manning the backstop in their playoff push. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 8, Pensacola (Marlins) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shucker' site, game details, please visit and review: Six for Six - Shook Deals Six Frames to Help Shuckers to Sixth Straight - Murray Hits First Double-A Home Run Winners of six straight games, I am all hands on deck to watch the Shuckers close out their 2022 campaign with a bang. Much like Wisconsin, these Shuckers are showcasing there is plenty to play for even when no post-season birth is on the line. RHP TJ Shook gave us his best outing in some time as he looked calm and collected on the mound: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 2 ER, 1 HR, 3 K. In what is likely his last start of 2022, it has to feel good to end on a positive note after some scuffling down the homestretch. Thank you for all your efforts in 2022, young man. Three Quick Strikes: 1) OF Corey Ray continues to demonstrate he will not go quietly into the night as his off season approaches. He extended his hit streak to nine games after his early game single, then hit a two bagger, and followed with a walk. All told, he finished his evening 2-for-4 with 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB. His only blemishes came when he was caught stealing and picked off. Given he still gives high quality defense and outfield range on a nightly basis, the ongoing offensive output is noteworthy. When Ray is healthy, he still offers quite a bit to a baseball team as he's showcased on more than one occasion in 2022. I continue to hope there's a way he stays in the system in 2023 - yes, even if that is unrealistic. 2) C Nick Kahle is making the most of his late season opportunities behind home plate. After only 16 AB's in all of August, he now has 22 AB's through September 14th. Batting in the nine-hole tonight, he gave his team a 2-for-3, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K performance. Let's take a look at his home run blast over the left field fence. This one had some pop and came in a very solid at bat: 3)The late season Double-A play we are seeing from High-A mainstays, Zavier Warren; Ethan Murray; and Wes Clarke, is one of the highlights of my 2022 Minor League season. We've seen a three home run game from Clarke (he had another two bagger tonight), Zavier Warren was on base four times tonight and swiped two bases, and Ethan Murray brought the leather in addition to a 2-for-4 evening with a solo jack. This might not have been expected by most casual fans, but, you've seen glimpses of these types of games throughout much of the second half of the 2022 season. To see these young men put it together in the midst of an unlikely six game winning streak for the Shuckers is all the feels Let's take a quick peak at Murray's long fly over the wall in deep center left field: We've got a LHP Brandon Knarr and RHP Josh Lindbolm treat tomorrow night. Both hurlers have proven incredibly reliable in 2022 - I'm expecting more skill and greatness as they take the hill. Will the Sounds push their division lead? Will the Shuckers win their seventh straight? Tune in. As always, thanks for reading and supporting these players as they chase their dreams. 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
  14. The headline says it all. Sal Frelick is an on base machine. His key three-run homer not only extended his personal on base streak to 31 games (second in the International League at present), it gave the Sounds a 4-2 lead. Clutch stuff from the young stud. Esteury Ruiz broke the Sounds single game steals record with five stolen bases by the fourth inning. Those early 1980's Sounds teams were legendary. I tip my cap to Otis Nixon's record that held for decades, but, I have to think Ruiz's record will hold for even longer. My goodness. Let's get into the reports. Image courtesy of Brewer Fanatic Transactions: None Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 12, Jacksonville (Marlins) 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sal Frelick Homers Twice as Sounds Blast Past Jumbo Shrimp - Nashville Extends Lead atop International League West Division to 3.5 Games 18 hits. 12 runs. This is the Sounds offense I've grown to love throughout the 2022 season. They have so much juice throughout their lineup - this is possible on any given night. With another Columbus Clipper loss, the Sounds push their division lead back to 3 1/2 games. A special mention will go to RHP Victor Castaneda and his quality start in his first Triple-A start of 2022: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 ER, 2 K. RHP's Lucas Erceg and Jake Cousins each tacked on scoreless frames in the 8th and 9th innings, respectively, to close out the victory. Three Quick Strikes: 1) One of the most impressive facets of Sal Frelick's 2022 season is he has hit better at each promotion. What's been even more fascinating to watch is how well he consistently hits lefty pitching. Tonight's lead-taking three-run jack over the right field wall was yet another example of his now patented hip flip line drive smash: 2) Watching Esteury Ruiz wind-up on the base paths is a thing of beauty. I don't know if I've ever seen a weapon quite like this in the Brewers system. He's a danger to lay down an impeccable bunt single at any moment and yet he can make some serious contact on the ball. He can play cat and mouse every single time he's on a base. And, he's coy about it. Sometimes he'll take off on the first pitch. Sometimes he'll show disinterest and then deep in the count take off when you least expect it. His timing is typically impeccable and his jumps are typically incredibly well timed. Take a look at both these latter qualities in his fifth record-breaking steal: 3) We are seeing something else from C Pedro Severino in September. After another long ball tonight - a no doubter over the wall in left field - he has pushed his September output to: 9 G, 30 AB, 0.467 BA, 1.376 OPS (!!), 8 R, 8 RBI, 3 HR, 5 2B, 4 BB, 3 K. The man is absolutely mashing right now. The Sounds are extremely lucky to have a MLB caliber catcher manning the backstop in their playoff push. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 8, Pensacola (Marlins) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shucker' site, game details, please visit and review: Six for Six - Shook Deals Six Frames to Help Shuckers to Sixth Straight - Murray Hits First Double-A Home Run Winners of six straight games, I am all hands on deck to watch the Shuckers close out their 2022 campaign with a bang. Much like Wisconsin, these Shuckers are showcasing there is plenty to play for even when no post-season birth is on the line. RHP TJ Shook gave us his best outing in some time as he looked calm and collected on the mound: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 2 ER, 1 HR, 3 K. In what is likely his last start of 2022, it has to feel good to end on a positive note after some scuffling down the homestretch. Thank you for all your efforts in 2022, young man. Three Quick Strikes: 1) OF Corey Ray continues to demonstrate he will not go quietly into the night as his off season approaches. He extended his hit streak to nine games after his early game single, then hit a two bagger, and followed with a walk. All told, he finished his evening 2-for-4 with 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB. His only blemishes came when he was caught stealing and picked off. Given he still gives high quality defense and outfield range on a nightly basis, the ongoing offensive output is noteworthy. When Ray is healthy, he still offers quite a bit to a baseball team as he's showcased on more than one occasion in 2022. I continue to hope there's a way he stays in the system in 2023 - yes, even if that is unrealistic. 2) C Nick Kahle is making the most of his late season opportunities behind home plate. After only 16 AB's in all of August, he now has 22 AB's through September 14th. Batting in the nine-hole tonight, he gave his team a 2-for-3, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K performance. Let's take a look at his home run blast over the left field fence. This one had some pop and came in a very solid at bat: 3)The late season Double-A play we are seeing from High-A mainstays, Zavier Warren; Ethan Murray; and Wes Clarke, is one of the highlights of my 2022 Minor League season. We've seen a three home run game from Clarke (he had another two bagger tonight), Zavier Warren was on base four times tonight and swiped two bases, and Ethan Murray brought the leather in addition to a 2-for-4 evening with a solo jack. This might not have been expected by most casual fans, but, you've seen glimpses of these types of games throughout much of the second half of the 2022 season. To see these young men put it together in the midst of an unlikely six game winning streak for the Shuckers is all the feels Let's take a quick peak at Murray's long fly over the wall in deep center left field: We've got a LHP Brandon Knarr and RHP Josh Lindbolm treat tomorrow night. Both hurlers have proven incredibly reliable in 2022 - I'm expecting more skill and greatness as they take the hill. Will the Sounds push their division lead? Will the Shuckers win their seventh straight? Tune in. As always, thanks for reading and supporting these players as they chase their dreams. 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
  15. And then there were two - Biloxi and Nashville. What a long strange trip it always is. We begin each season with four full-season affiliates, we add four summer league teams (in the Dominican and in Arizona), and then we lose the same four summer league teams. Finally, we whittle away Low-A and High-A and we enter the home stretch. Soon there will only be our beloved Nashville Sounds left standing. The Minor League baseball season is a wild and wooly beast and we are here for every step of the way. Let's get into the reports. Image courtesy of Brewer Fanatic Transactions: Firstly, let's get you up to date with the brief flurry of moves from Monday: A special congratulations is in order, from my POV, to RHP Taylor Floyd who did it the hard way and earned his way back to Double-A. He was phenomenal in Wisconsin. And, of course, congratulations to all other players who receive these late season promotions. All extremely well deserved. I guess we should also definitely point out the historic nature of Jackson Chourio's late-season send off in Double-A: That probably deserves a: "WOW!". At this point, these types of things are ridiculously routine for Chourio which is, well, simply nuts. And, lastly, there were a couple Brewers-related moves today: RHP Trevor Gott and OF Jonny Davis were both sent on rehab assignments to the Nashville Sounds Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Jacksonville (Marlins) 4, Nashville 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Drop Series Opener to Jumbo Shrimp - Lead atop International League West Division Remains 2.5 Games Happy birthday to Marcus Walden who turned 34 years young on this fine September day. Coming in to this game tonight, my first thought was: "A plus 5 ERA does not do justice for the fine work Walden has given the Sounds outside of, say, two rough outings.". By and large, he's been a multi-tool for the pitching staff. He'll start. He'll come out of the bullpen. He's dependable. Like Josh Lindbolm, he's another quality veteran and I've enjoyed the work he's given his team and the fans so far in 2022. He finished tonight with just 76 pitches, 52 strikes, in 6 complete IP. All told he gave up 1 R (unearned), 4 H, 1 BB, 5 K. He lowered his ERA to 4.53 and I exhaled freely: justice was served in the baseball universe. Three Quick Strikes: 1) The air seemed a bit stiff in Nashville tonight - several fly balls seemed to fall flat at the warning track as the ballpark flags drooped listless high atop their poles. It could be I see things less accurately as I age, but, this certainly seemed to be the case. This being said, a Sounds outfield combination of Esteury Ruiz, Jonathan Davis , and Joey Wiemer (left to right) has some serious serious speed and can cover some serious serious ground. During RHP Trevor Gott's first rehab inning, Ruiz ran down a well-hit liner down the left field line with a man on first. It was a key out. He made the fly out look awfully routine. I'm here to tell you: it most definitely was not. He ran down a hard hit liner in shallow left field an inning or two prior. You have to absolutely earn everything you hit into that Nashville outfield grass. 2) Sal Frelick is an on base machine in Triple-A Nashville. He started his evening 3-for-3 adding his fifth three hit game since his promotion (he also has a four hit game in his bag). He is truly an exciting pure lead-off prospect for the Brewers - every at-bat is a battle, nothing is freely given, and he more often than not can work the count to his benefit even when he's behind 0-2. It's simply a matter of time - there is entirely too much talent in this young man's toolkit - before he's an everyday player in Milwaukee. 3) Five errors committed by the division leading, fielding percentage leading, Nashville Sounds? Unfortunately, that isn't a typo. I saw several of these miscues - none worse than the E2, E6 in succession by Pedro Feliciano and Brice Turang allowing the absolutely not speedy Willians Astudillo to score from first base in the Jacksonville eighth frame. Feliciano also managed his 11th passed ball on his season in an ugly catch attempt of a Gott outside 96-mph heater. Feliciano got his full glove on the ball and, well, he simply didn't catch it. A smart betting man would opine: we probably won't see a poorer fielding night the rest of Nashville's 2022 season; previous to this laugher, the Sounds had topped out at two errors in a game on 14 separate occasions. This was as ugly as it will get. We're onward and upward from here, folks! Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 7, Pensacola (Marlins) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shucker' site, game details, please visit and review: Chourio Drives in Three in Double-A Debut as Shuckers Top Wahoos - Luna Twirls Six Quality Innings All I want for (baseball) Christmas is a solid ending to the Shuckers season. Taking game one in convincing, quality start, shutdown bullpen fashion in Pensacola gives me the fuel I need to watch these young men close their 2022 season in a good way. It's certainly been no secret that I've endured these Shuckers up-and-downs from afar as I have watched the Brewers Double-A affiliate throughout all of 2022. But, let me tell you, the way they bounced back versus Mississippi in their closing home series after seeing a 26-4 deficit through two games has me believing again. RHP Carlos Luna gave us a fantastic quality start to get the series started right. His teammates followed suit. Three Quick Strikes: 1) OF Jackson Chourio definitely impacted his first Double-A game in classic Chourio fashion: 1-for-4, 1 2B, 1 SF, 3 RBI, 3 K. The strikeouts were back in a hurry with this level jump but so were the timely hits and skillful plays. Take a look on this deep drive to almost leave the ballpark high up the right center field wall nearly clearing the bases (apologies, Jason Lopez): He followed with a very casual deep liner sacrifice fly to extend the Shuckers lead to 7-2 in the sixth inning. The strikeout rate had improved significantly with his jump to High-A dropping to a very respectable 21%. We'll simply have to watch and see if he can adapt in this extremely brief test of Double-A waters. All in all, a very solid debut. 2) I've said it a couple times recently, but it's worth bringing it up again: the example OF Garrett Whitley is giving in Biloxi is noteworthy. I love his availability, his approach, his body language, his professionalism and his results. After tonight's 2-for-4 outing (1 2B, 1 HR, 1 BB), he pushed his BA to 0.260 and his OPS to 0.865. He has speed that plays all over the outfield and on the base paths. I do not take his efforts for granted and I sincerely hope the Brewers can keep his veteran presence in the fold in 2023. If they could manage to keep both he and Monasterio in the fold, that would be a massive get for organizational depth at the upper levels. Both young men are just entering their primes and both young men are fantastic baseball players. Let's get this done, Brewers! 3) Welcome back to Double-A, Taylor Floyd. What a turnaround for this young man as he has battled through the early season woes in that early-season arduous return from injury. He has turned many new pages over the past month plus in Appleton and this continues for Biloxi as he looks to close his 2022 campaign. Floyd went 1 scoreless IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K. How rough was his early season tenure with the Shuckers? He lowered his ERA to 8.18 in Double-A after tonight's scoreless frame. RHP TJ Shook looks to bounce back strong after his most recent outing and LHP Ethan Small continues looking for a quality start. With Nashville barely clinging to a 2 1/2 game lead, and with their worst defensive performance of 2022 in their rearview mirror, now is the time for Small to find that early season shutdown stuff. Your team needs you, Mr. Small. It is time. 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
  16. Transactions: Firstly, let's get you up to date with the brief flurry of moves from Monday: A special congratulations is in order, from my POV, to RHP Taylor Floyd who did it the hard way and earned his way back to Double-A. He was phenomenal in Wisconsin. And, of course, congratulations to all other players who receive these late season promotions. All extremely well deserved. I guess we should also definitely point out the historic nature of Jackson Chourio's late-season send off in Double-A: That probably deserves a: "WOW!". At this point, these types of things are ridiculously routine for Chourio which is, well, simply nuts. And, lastly, there were a couple Brewers-related moves today: RHP Trevor Gott and OF Jonny Davis were both sent on rehab assignments to the Nashville Sounds Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Jacksonville (Marlins) 4, Nashville 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Drop Series Opener to Jumbo Shrimp - Lead atop International League West Division Remains 2.5 Games Happy birthday to Marcus Walden who turned 34 years young on this fine September day. Coming in to this game tonight, my first thought was: "A plus 5 ERA does not do justice for the fine work Walden has given the Sounds outside of, say, two rough outings.". By and large, he's been a multi-tool for the pitching staff. He'll start. He'll come out of the bullpen. He's dependable. Like Josh Lindbolm, he's another quality veteran and I've enjoyed the work he's given his team and the fans so far in 2022. He finished tonight with just 76 pitches, 52 strikes, in 6 complete IP. All told he gave up 1 R (unearned), 4 H, 1 BB, 5 K. He lowered his ERA to 4.53 and I exhaled freely: justice was served in the baseball universe. Three Quick Strikes: 1) The air seemed a bit stiff in Nashville tonight - several fly balls seemed to fall flat at the warning track as the ballpark flags drooped listless high atop their poles. It could be I see things less accurately as I age, but, this certainly seemed to be the case. This being said, a Sounds outfield combination of Esteury Ruiz, Jonathan Davis , and Joey Wiemer (left to right) has some serious serious speed and can cover some serious serious ground. During RHP Trevor Gott's first rehab inning, Ruiz ran down a well-hit liner down the left field line with a man on first. It was a key out. He made the fly out look awfully routine. I'm here to tell you: it most definitely was not. He ran down a hard hit liner in shallow left field an inning or two prior. You have to absolutely earn everything you hit into that Nashville outfield grass. 2) Sal Frelick is an on base machine in Triple-A Nashville. He started his evening 3-for-3 adding his fifth three hit game since his promotion (he also has a four hit game in his bag). He is truly an exciting pure lead-off prospect for the Brewers - every at-bat is a battle, nothing is freely given, and he more often than not can work the count to his benefit even when he's behind 0-2. It's simply a matter of time - there is entirely too much talent in this young man's toolkit - before he's an everyday player in Milwaukee. 3) Five errors committed by the division leading, fielding percentage leading, Nashville Sounds? Unfortunately, that isn't a typo. I saw several of these miscues - none worse than the E2, E6 in succession by Pedro Feliciano and Brice Turang allowing the absolutely not speedy Willians Astudillo to score from first base in the Jacksonville eighth frame. Feliciano also managed his 11th passed ball on his season in an ugly catch attempt of a Gott outside 96-mph heater. Feliciano got his full glove on the ball and, well, he simply didn't catch it. A smart betting man would opine: we probably won't see a poorer fielding night the rest of Nashville's 2022 season; previous to this laugher, the Sounds had topped out at two errors in a game on 14 separate occasions. This was as ugly as it will get. We're onward and upward from here, folks! Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 7, Pensacola (Marlins) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shucker' site, game details, please visit and review: Chourio Drives in Three in Double-A Debut as Shuckers Top Wahoos - Luna Twirls Six Quality Innings All I want for (baseball) Christmas is a solid ending to the Shuckers season. Taking game one in convincing, quality start, shutdown bullpen fashion in Pensacola gives me the fuel I need to watch these young men close their 2022 season in a good way. It's certainly been no secret that I've endured these Shuckers up-and-downs from afar as I have watched the Brewers Double-A affiliate throughout all of 2022. But, let me tell you, the way they bounced back versus Mississippi in their closing home series after seeing a 26-4 deficit through two games has me believing again. RHP Carlos Luna gave us a fantastic quality start to get the series started right. His teammates followed suit. Three Quick Strikes: 1) OF Jackson Chourio definitely impacted his first Double-A game in classic Chourio fashion: 1-for-4, 1 2B, 1 SF, 3 RBI, 3 K. The strikeouts were back in a hurry with this level jump but so were the timely hits and skillful plays. Take a look on this deep drive to almost leave the ballpark high up the right center field wall nearly clearing the bases (apologies, Jason Lopez): He followed with a very casual deep liner sacrifice fly to extend the Shuckers lead to 7-2 in the sixth inning. The strikeout rate had improved significantly with his jump to High-A dropping to a very respectable 21%. We'll simply have to watch and see if he can adapt in this extremely brief test of Double-A waters. All in all, a very solid debut. 2) I've said it a couple times recently, but it's worth bringing it up again: the example OF Garrett Whitley is giving in Biloxi is noteworthy. I love his availability, his approach, his body language, his professionalism and his results. After tonight's 2-for-4 outing (1 2B, 1 HR, 1 BB), he pushed his BA to 0.260 and his OPS to 0.865. He has speed that plays all over the outfield and on the base paths. I do not take his efforts for granted and I sincerely hope the Brewers can keep his veteran presence in the fold in 2023. If they could manage to keep both he and Monasterio in the fold, that would be a massive get for organizational depth at the upper levels. Both young men are just entering their primes and both young men are fantastic baseball players. Let's get this done, Brewers! 3) Welcome back to Double-A, Taylor Floyd. What a turnaround for this young man as he has battled through the early season woes in that early-season arduous return from injury. He has turned many new pages over the past month plus in Appleton and this continues for Biloxi as he looks to close his 2022 campaign. Floyd went 1 scoreless IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K. How rough was his early season tenure with the Shuckers? He lowered his ERA to 8.18 in Double-A after tonight's scoreless frame. RHP TJ Shook looks to bounce back strong after his most recent outing and LHP Ethan Small continues looking for a quality start. With Nashville barely clinging to a 2 1/2 game lead, and with their worst defensive performance of 2022 in their rearview mirror, now is the time for Small to find that early season shutdown stuff. Your team needs you, Mr. Small. It is time. 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  17. Transaction: RHP Trevor Kelley recalled to MLB Brewers from AAA Nashville (replacing injured LHP Eric Lauer) Final: Charlotte (White Sox) 8, Nashville 5 Via the Sounds' site, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of your Link Report routine: Charlotte Rallies Past Sounds - Seven-Run Fourth Inning Dooms Nashville Box Score / Game Log The Columbus Clippers (Guardians) game had not completed as of the game summary you just read; however the Clippers did win 7-6 and trail the Sounds by 3.5 games (three in the loss column) with 16 games remaining in the season. It's pretty wild the Sounds have had to keep the pedal to the metal given their amazing record. Nothing's locked in yet in terms of a division title. Three innings into this game and I was literally saying to myself and was about to tweet. you know, given RHP Tyler Herb's recent work and the absolute need for the Brewers to pluck the organization's hottest hand, Herb was suddenly a candidate for a big-league start or two down the stretch. Check out Herb's game log going all the way back to July 26th. And then the 4th inning happened. Click on the game log link above to review in full. Yikes. Ho-hum, a 3-for-5 night for Sal Frelick. In his first 33 games at AAA (15 multi-hit games), his line is .364/.444/.447 (.891 OPS), In 132 AB's, Frelick has only struck out 10 times (16 walks), six stolen bases in nine attempts. On-base streak to 28 games. Esteury Ruiz’s home run was his 14th of the year, but first as a Sound and first as a member of the Brewers organization. MiLB.TV subscribers, go to the 02:05:45 hour minute mark here. Why do you want to visit? The RH-hitter pulled it 461 feet, what a bomb. Prediction: Brewers re-add catcher Pedro Severino to their 40-man roster immediately after the regular season. Dude is lighting it up at AAA (.918 OPS, 81 AB's). Severino will be able to elect free agency as a XX(d) player after the end of the Major League season and will not have to wait until five days after the last game of the World Series. Final: Biloxi 9, Mississippi (Braves) 1 Clarke Homers Three Times, Jarvis Dominates In 9-1 Rout - Shuckers Set Single-Season Home Run Record Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Let's remember, Wes Clarke was just drafted in 2021 (10th round), so like Sal Frelick in Nashville, this is just Clarke's first full pro season. It's worth revisiting all the pre-draft scouting reports we gathered in our 2021 Draft Day Forum Thread. Add a single as well to Clarke's three dingers, 4-for-4 on the night. Quotes from the man of the hour within - it's always a good thing when the MiLB home office is requesting a post-game interview: Awesome third start at the AA level for RHP Justin Jarvis. Remember our August feature article on Rule 5 protection candidates? Jarvis was certainly worth considering then, and still is now, though I did not include him within my "Brice Turang - Cam Robinson - Abner Uribe" prediction. Now I'm thinking Lucas Erceg for Robinson, it's never as easy as it seems! Corey Ray's going to Corey Ray. Good luck in your next destination, young man. Saturday’s Game between the Timber Rattlers and Sky Carp Rained Out - Game will not be rescheduled; Season Ends Sunday Darn, was looking forward to commenting on this one as the T-Rats are on such a nice roll. Yeah, they could have scheduled two games Sunday, but then the locals wouldn't be home in time for 3:25 Packers kickoff, would they? Good luck to Trevor Gott in his first rehab outing Sunday before joining the Sounds in Nashville Tuesday. This is my final Link Report prior to the end of the Wisconsin season. Thank you, players, Joe Ayrault and staff, Chris Mehring and Kyle Lobner. Lots of fun following this team in 2022. Final: Carolina 7, Myrtle Beach (Cubs) 3 Mudcats End Losing Streak with 7-3 Victory - Cameron Wagner struck out six over four and 2/3 in relief to help Carolina end its three-game skid Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log 2022 draftees Eric Brown, Jr. and Robert Moore flip-flopped middle infield spots for this one, with Moore at short. Then Moore reached base all five times up (double, single, three walks) and Brown singled and walked twice. Both also stole a base. Big games also for 19-year-old Jace Avina and two 18-year-old's having nice seasons in Luis Castillo and Jadher Areinamo. College draftees performing as they should, and teenagers exceeding expectations, that's a nice recipe for future hopes. Hedbert Perez 0-for-4, sorry Hedbert, but hard to say 2022 was a positive for you overall. Glimpses, sure. Hey, how about 6'5" RHP Cameron Wagoner's pro debut campaign? The 11th rounder out of Eastern Michigan has a 24-to-2 K-to-BB ratio. I've got little statistical evidence beyond my recollections here, but I admittedly will often go to the "Inherited Runners - Scored" portion of the box score before anything else. The Mudcats either have a "3-0" mark, as LHP Leoni De La Cruz ably did here to help save RHP Logan Henderson's line, or it's "3-3" as a disaster relief stint. It's rarely in-between. Thanks to Greg Young, Jr. for all your efforts in Raleigh. Definitely enhanced our reports for another season. Odd for a Sunday, but other than the Timber Rattlers early start we referenced above, the other three affiliates all begin play in the early evening. The NFL controls all! Go get 'em in your season finales today, T-Rats and Mudcats. Trust me, it's not an afterthought. God Bless America and especially all those who were very directly impacted on this date 21 years ago. Take care, everyone. 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
  18. It was a night to remember for the Shuckers Wes Clarke with a trifecta of blasts into the Biloxi sky. Even with a Wisconsin rainout and a Nashville loss, other prospects found their way into the spotlight of our report. Thanks again for visiting with us, let's get to it! Image courtesy of BrewerFanatic Transaction: RHP Trevor Kelley recalled to MLB Brewers from AAA Nashville (replacing injured LHP Eric Lauer) Final: Charlotte (White Sox) 8, Nashville 5 Via the Sounds' site, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of your Link Report routine: Charlotte Rallies Past Sounds - Seven-Run Fourth Inning Dooms Nashville Box Score / Game Log The Columbus Clippers (Guardians) game had not completed as of the game summary you just read; however the Clippers did win 7-6 and trail the Sounds by 3.5 games (three in the loss column) with 16 games remaining in the season. It's pretty wild the Sounds have had to keep the pedal to the metal given their amazing record. Nothing's locked in yet in terms of a division title. Three innings into this game and I was literally saying to myself and was about to tweet. you know, given RHP Tyler Herb's recent work and the absolute need for the Brewers to pluck the organization's hottest hand, Herb was suddenly a candidate for a big-league start or two down the stretch. Check out Herb's game log going all the way back to July 26th. And then the 4th inning happened. Click on the game log link above to review in full. Yikes. Ho-hum, a 3-for-5 night for Sal Frelick. In his first 33 games at AAA (15 multi-hit games), his line is .364/.444/.447 (.891 OPS), In 132 AB's, Frelick has only struck out 10 times (16 walks), six stolen bases in nine attempts. On-base streak to 28 games. Esteury Ruiz’s home run was his 14th of the year, but first as a Sound and first as a member of the Brewers organization. MiLB.TV subscribers, go to the 02:05:45 hour minute mark here. Why do you want to visit? The RH-hitter pulled it 461 feet, what a bomb. Prediction: Brewers re-add catcher Pedro Severino to their 40-man roster immediately after the regular season. Dude is lighting it up at AAA (.918 OPS, 81 AB's). Severino will be able to elect free agency as a XX(d) player after the end of the Major League season and will not have to wait until five days after the last game of the World Series. Final: Biloxi 9, Mississippi (Braves) 1 Clarke Homers Three Times, Jarvis Dominates In 9-1 Rout - Shuckers Set Single-Season Home Run Record Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Let's remember, Wes Clarke was just drafted in 2021 (10th round), so like Sal Frelick in Nashville, this is just Clarke's first full pro season. It's worth revisiting all the pre-draft scouting reports we gathered in our 2021 Draft Day Forum Thread. Add a single as well to Clarke's three dingers, 4-for-4 on the night. Quotes from the man of the hour within - it's always a good thing when the MiLB home office is requesting a post-game interview: Awesome third start at the AA level for RHP Justin Jarvis. Remember our August feature article on Rule 5 protection candidates? Jarvis was certainly worth considering then, and still is now, though I did not include him within my "Brice Turang - Cam Robinson - Abner Uribe" prediction. Now I'm thinking Lucas Erceg for Robinson, it's never as easy as it seems! Corey Ray's going to Corey Ray. Good luck in your next destination, young man. Saturday’s Game between the Timber Rattlers and Sky Carp Rained Out - Game will not be rescheduled; Season Ends Sunday Darn, was looking forward to commenting on this one as the T-Rats are on such a nice roll. Yeah, they could have scheduled two games Sunday, but then the locals wouldn't be home in time for 3:25 Packers kickoff, would they? Good luck to Trevor Gott in his first rehab outing Sunday before joining the Sounds in Nashville Tuesday. This is my final Link Report prior to the end of the Wisconsin season. Thank you, players, Joe Ayrault and staff, Chris Mehring and Kyle Lobner. Lots of fun following this team in 2022. Final: Carolina 7, Myrtle Beach (Cubs) 3 Mudcats End Losing Streak with 7-3 Victory - Cameron Wagner struck out six over four and 2/3 in relief to help Carolina end its three-game skid Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log 2022 draftees Eric Brown, Jr. and Robert Moore flip-flopped middle infield spots for this one, with Moore at short. Then Moore reached base all five times up (double, single, three walks) and Brown singled and walked twice. Both also stole a base. Big games also for 19-year-old Jace Avina and two 18-year-old's having nice seasons in Luis Castillo and Jadher Areinamo. College draftees performing as they should, and teenagers exceeding expectations, that's a nice recipe for future hopes. Hedbert Perez 0-for-4, sorry Hedbert, but hard to say 2022 was a positive for you overall. Glimpses, sure. Hey, how about 6'5" RHP Cameron Wagoner's pro debut campaign? The 11th rounder out of Eastern Michigan has a 24-to-2 K-to-BB ratio. I've got little statistical evidence beyond my recollections here, but I admittedly will often go to the "Inherited Runners - Scored" portion of the box score before anything else. The Mudcats either have a "3-0" mark, as LHP Leoni De La Cruz ably did here to help save RHP Logan Henderson's line, or it's "3-3" as a disaster relief stint. It's rarely in-between. Thanks to Greg Young, Jr. for all your efforts in Raleigh. Definitely enhanced our reports for another season. Odd for a Sunday, but other than the Timber Rattlers early start we referenced above, the other three affiliates all begin play in the early evening. The NFL controls all! Go get 'em in your season finales today, T-Rats and Mudcats. Trust me, it's not an afterthought. God Bless America and especially all those who were very directly impacted on this date 21 years ago. Take care, everyone. 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
  19. There were lots of wins within the Brewers system Friday night, punctuated by the fact that several of the top prospects excelled. OK, so there was nothing but misery in the Dominican, but better that than reversed with the joy at the upper levels - those youngsters have years and years to lick their wounds. Let's get on with it! Transactions: - RHP Caleb Boushley placed on AAA Nashville's 7-day injured list retroactive to August 18 - LHP Clayton Andrews sent on rehab assignment to ACL Brewers Gold from AAA Nashville Final, Game One: Nashville 6, Jacksonville (Marlins) 5 Final, Game Two: Nashville 7, Jacksonville 2 Via the Sounds' site, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Sounds Take Two, Sweep Jumbo Shrimp in Doubleheader - Brice Turang tallies five RBI in game one, Garrett Mitchell adds two doubles in game two Pre-Game Media Notes Game One - Box Score / Game Log Game Two - Box Score / Game Log Clearly, my note about the MLB debut is speculation. But when Tyrone Taylor's at-bats do get ugly (and not all do, clearly), but when they do, they really get ugly. And ugly has not been associated with Sal Frelick since, well, forever. Multi-hit games are more impressive in seven-inning affairs, by the way. So, in Game One, old friend Payton Henry set off a bench-clearing dust-up and got Esteury Ruiz and attempted peace-maker Pedro Severin ejected in the process. Our daily "as it happens" thread on the Minor League Forum (always a suggested follow) has some of the details. Lost in the offense's prospect goodness was the sour effort of LHP Ethan Small in the opener. After having his prior turn skipped (we assume for a rest/reset of sorts), Small walked six in 4.2 innings and can thank Jason Alexander for stranding two of his baserunners. Small's lack of development in 2022 despite an on-the-surface "OK" AAA ERA of 3.50 has been a disappointment. Not only does Brice Turang have 25 steals, but he's only been caught twice. Lost in the recent Frelick hoopla is that young Brice's 2022 has been nothing short of tremendous in every facet, overlooking a mysterious one-month black hole of XBH's that coincided exactly with the June calendar. Still a Dylan File fan; the Brewers control him for another season. Final: Biloxi 5, Montgomery (Rays) 4 Biloxi Rallies for Friday Night Win Over Biscuits - Kahle Homers as Part of Two Hit Night Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log OK, who would trade Robert Gasser for Josh Hader straight-up right now, one-for-one? That's not a lot of hands. Let's not get ahead of ourselves, but a 0.95 WHIP in his first three AA starts is nice. My goodness, closer Cam Robinson, what a season. Kudos to Nick Kahle on this shot, wow - I am all for poring through the boxes and giving love to any player with a standout game, as Kahle had here. That being said, it's now late August, and it's the time in my Link Report season where primary attention is truly drawn to those top prospects who have excelled consistently, which makes Gasser's outing and the exploits of the Nashville kids getting us off to a wonderful start here so exciting. Montgomery's LH starting pitcher was Mason Montgomery. Have to love the nuances of a box score. When I point out pitchers named Gasser and Gross also pitched in this game, well now I'm just being silly and am ready to host my 10-year-old great-nephew and his sisters, 7 and 6, for the weekend. Suspended, bottom of the 4th: Wisconsin 5, Cedar Rapids (Twins) 0 Rattlers and Kernels Suspended by Rain in the Fourth Inning - Rattlers lead 5-0 after top of the fourth inning; Game will restart at 5:30 PM on Saturday Pre-Game Media Notes / Gameday Thus Far Despite the shortened evening, Chris Mehring provides plenty of detail within that report, including the Wes Clarke (first game since July 30th) and Joe Gray, Jr. home runs. Final: Carolina 10, Fayetteville (Astros) 9 Jaraba Has 5 RBI as Carolina Wins Fourth Straight - Branlyn Jaraba hit a three-run home run and had a two-run single in Carolina’s series clinching victory Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Both Branlyn Jaraba hits featured here, and thank you Greg Young Jr., for the pronunciation assistance on the last name of the 20-year-old Colombian native - Inducing groundouts has not been a big part of RHP Alexander Vallecillo' s game in 2022, but he had a 7-to-0 ground-to-air ratio here. First-round pick Eric Brown Jr . is now 5-for-7 in SB attempts with the Mudcats and nine-for-11 overall (4-for-4 in Maryvale). The rookie league seasons in both Maryvale and the Dominican Republic both conclude this coming Tuesday. Final: ACL Angels 8, ACL Brewers Blue 1, seven innings as scheduled Box Score / Game Log Blue Man Group blue again after falling to 19-31. Reliever Anthony Perez only allowed one hit and one walk in his 2.1 innings, but wait - oh, he plunked four batters, giving him 12 in 33 innings on the season. Down to 86 degrees in the desert, just as the season winds down. Final: ACL Brewers Gold 6, ACL Rangers 3 Box Score / Game Log Trailing 3-1 heading to the bottom of the 9th, the 29-21 Golden Boys gave you a very good reason to click the game log link just above. There were two outs and nobody on when the five-run walk-off rally began! On August 7th, Brewers Player Development gave us this view of Friday night's home run hero - 22-year-old 6th round pick RHP Tyler Woessner (Central Arizona JC) has toyed with batters over his first three pro outings. Final: DSL Tigers #1 Squad 11, DSL Brewers #2 Squad 10, completion of July 7th suspended game Box Score / Game Log Tigers were down to their last out with no one on base when they rallied for two runs to win it. Final: DSL Tigers #1 Squad 3, DSL Brewers #2 Squad 0, regularly scheduled game Box Score / Game Log If I'm not mistaken, the Sounds, Timber Rattlers and now DSL #2 have all lost games in which they pitched one-hitters within the past month. Final: DSL Mets #1 Squad 5, DSL Brewers #1 Squad 2, seven innings as scheduled Box Score / Game Log @damuelle conveniently posted several other notes on these island misadventures in his forum post here. It's a changeup of a schedule on Saturday. Nashville enjoys a rare Saturday off, but they play two in Jacksonville Sunday. The Saturday game had to be postponed due to another event at the sports complex. Wisconsin completes Friday's contest before moving on to the nightcap. There will be three games in the Dominican, with Thursday's suspended game to be completed. It's another daytime meeting of the two Maryvale clubs. However you choose to spend your day, do feel free to mix in a rebound win for the Crew in Chicago this afternoon (please!). 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  20. Transactions: - RHP Caleb Boushley placed on AAA Nashville's 7-day injured list retroactive to August 18 - LHP Clayton Andrews sent on rehab assignment to ACL Brewers Gold from AAA Nashville Final, Game One: Nashville 6, Jacksonville (Marlins) 5 Final, Game Two: Nashville 7, Jacksonville 2 Via the Sounds' site, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Sounds Take Two, Sweep Jumbo Shrimp in Doubleheader - Brice Turang tallies five RBI in game one, Garrett Mitchell adds two doubles in game two Pre-Game Media Notes Game One - Box Score / Game Log Game Two - Box Score / Game Log Clearly, my note about the MLB debut is speculation. But when Tyrone Taylor's at-bats do get ugly (and not all do, clearly), but when they do, they really get ugly. And ugly has not been associated with Sal Frelick since, well, forever. Multi-hit games are more impressive in seven-inning affairs, by the way. So, in Game One, old friend Payton Henry set off a bench-clearing dust-up and got Esteury Ruiz and attempted peace-maker Pedro Severin ejected in the process. Our daily "as it happens" thread on the Minor League Forum (always a suggested follow) has some of the details. Lost in the offense's prospect goodness was the sour effort of LHP Ethan Small in the opener. After having his prior turn skipped (we assume for a rest/reset of sorts), Small walked six in 4.2 innings and can thank Jason Alexander for stranding two of his baserunners. Small's lack of development in 2022 despite an on-the-surface "OK" AAA ERA of 3.50 has been a disappointment. Not only does Brice Turang have 25 steals, but he's only been caught twice. Lost in the recent Frelick hoopla is that young Brice's 2022 has been nothing short of tremendous in every facet, overlooking a mysterious one-month black hole of XBH's that coincided exactly with the June calendar. Still a Dylan File fan; the Brewers control him for another season. Final: Biloxi 5, Montgomery (Rays) 4 Biloxi Rallies for Friday Night Win Over Biscuits - Kahle Homers as Part of Two Hit Night Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log OK, who would trade Robert Gasser for Josh Hader straight-up right now, one-for-one? That's not a lot of hands. Let's not get ahead of ourselves, but a 0.95 WHIP in his first three AA starts is nice. My goodness, closer Cam Robinson, what a season. Kudos to Nick Kahle on this shot, wow - I am all for poring through the boxes and giving love to any player with a standout game, as Kahle had here. That being said, it's now late August, and it's the time in my Link Report season where primary attention is truly drawn to those top prospects who have excelled consistently, which makes Gasser's outing and the exploits of the Nashville kids getting us off to a wonderful start here so exciting. Montgomery's LH starting pitcher was Mason Montgomery. Have to love the nuances of a box score. When I point out pitchers named Gasser and Gross also pitched in this game, well now I'm just being silly and am ready to host my 10-year-old great-nephew and his sisters, 7 and 6, for the weekend. Suspended, bottom of the 4th: Wisconsin 5, Cedar Rapids (Twins) 0 Rattlers and Kernels Suspended by Rain in the Fourth Inning - Rattlers lead 5-0 after top of the fourth inning; Game will restart at 5:30 PM on Saturday Pre-Game Media Notes / Gameday Thus Far Despite the shortened evening, Chris Mehring provides plenty of detail within that report, including the Wes Clarke (first game since July 30th) and Joe Gray, Jr. home runs. Final: Carolina 10, Fayetteville (Astros) 9 Jaraba Has 5 RBI as Carolina Wins Fourth Straight - Branlyn Jaraba hit a three-run home run and had a two-run single in Carolina’s series clinching victory Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Both Branlyn Jaraba hits featured here, and thank you Greg Young Jr., for the pronunciation assistance on the last name of the 20-year-old Colombian native - Inducing groundouts has not been a big part of RHP Alexander Vallecillo' s game in 2022, but he had a 7-to-0 ground-to-air ratio here. First-round pick Eric Brown Jr . is now 5-for-7 in SB attempts with the Mudcats and nine-for-11 overall (4-for-4 in Maryvale). The rookie league seasons in both Maryvale and the Dominican Republic both conclude this coming Tuesday. Final: ACL Angels 8, ACL Brewers Blue 1, seven innings as scheduled Box Score / Game Log Blue Man Group blue again after falling to 19-31. Reliever Anthony Perez only allowed one hit and one walk in his 2.1 innings, but wait - oh, he plunked four batters, giving him 12 in 33 innings on the season. Down to 86 degrees in the desert, just as the season winds down. Final: ACL Brewers Gold 6, ACL Rangers 3 Box Score / Game Log Trailing 3-1 heading to the bottom of the 9th, the 29-21 Golden Boys gave you a very good reason to click the game log link just above. There were two outs and nobody on when the five-run walk-off rally began! On August 7th, Brewers Player Development gave us this view of Friday night's home run hero - 22-year-old 6th round pick RHP Tyler Woessner (Central Arizona JC) has toyed with batters over his first three pro outings. Final: DSL Tigers #1 Squad 11, DSL Brewers #2 Squad 10, completion of July 7th suspended game Box Score / Game Log Tigers were down to their last out with no one on base when they rallied for two runs to win it. Final: DSL Tigers #1 Squad 3, DSL Brewers #2 Squad 0, regularly scheduled game Box Score / Game Log If I'm not mistaken, the Sounds, Timber Rattlers and now DSL #2 have all lost games in which they pitched one-hitters within the past month. Final: DSL Mets #1 Squad 5, DSL Brewers #1 Squad 2, seven innings as scheduled Box Score / Game Log @damuelle conveniently posted several other notes on these island misadventures in his forum post here. It's a changeup of a schedule on Saturday. Nashville enjoys a rare Saturday off, but they play two in Jacksonville Sunday. The Saturday game had to be postponed due to another event at the sports complex. Wisconsin completes Friday's contest before moving on to the nightcap. There will be three games in the Dominican, with Thursday's suspended game to be completed. It's another daytime meeting of the two Maryvale clubs. However you choose to spend your day, do feel free to mix in a rebound win for the Crew in Chicago this afternoon (please!). Take care, everyone. Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth
  21. Transactions: INF Alberis Ferrer was re-instated from Carolina's 7-Day IL RHP Jason Alexander was optioned to the Nashville Sounds by the Milwaukee Brewers RHP Trevor Kelley was recalled by the Milwaukee Brewers from the Nashville Sounds Stop the presses! We have a first MLB hit for catching prospect and 2022 Nashville Sound, Mario Feliciano: That's the stuff right there. May those knocks rain forth from here, young stud! And, lastly, on an evening with few if any highlights amongst the affiliated twitter accounts, let me offer an extremely enticing look at a young arm in the ACL in one RHP Anthony Perez. His numbers, to date, haven't met what I'm seeing here: a nasty two-seamer with an equally nasty breaking ball. This will certainly play if he can harness this filthy stuff. Movement is king and there is plenty in this clip. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 6, Jacksonville (Marlins) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Even Series with Comeback Win - Josh Lindbolm Delivers Quality Start and Sal Frelick Delivers Four Hits in Win In just his fourth career outing versus the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, RHP Josh Lindbolm was looking to build off his previous outing at home versus Gwinnett. Having scuffled quite often in the last month, it was a sight for sore eyes to see Lindbolm toss a season-high 9 K while holding the Stripers to a mere 2 H and 2 BB in his last outing in Nashville. That was vintage AAAA Josh Linbolm stuff right there - when he's 'on', any and every Triple-A ball club struggles to find their footing in the batters box. The Sounds were looking to even the series at 1-1. All told, Lindbolm built atop his last outing and certainly stacked success. He worked around a solo shot and a second run aided by a ball lost in the lights in deep right field that fell mere feet from Joey Wiemer's waving arms. Let's take a quick look at some key takeaways. Three Quick Strikes: 1) I've mentioned this a couple times in the past week or so since OF Esteury Ruiz has been on the Nashville Sounds roster: the art of the bunt single. I don't know when the Brewers have had a weapon like this in the system. I really don't. I've now seen three absolutely perfect bunt singles down the third base line in the past two weeks. This doesn't even get into the ability to sacrifice or move runners or suicide squeeze - these have simply been surprise singles. He does it with absolute skill and talent. I've typically been agnostic to the art of bunting because, frankly, most baseball players simply can't do it in the modern game. Well, this is a legitimate weapon in Ruiz's tool kit. In the top of the sixth inning, with Frelick having just reached on a walk (his third consecutive time reaching first base), Ruiz laid down an absolutely primo bunt down the third base line. Suddenly you had ridiculously dangerous speed on first and second base with nobody out. This is a notable development within the system. This is a weapon. 2) Speaking of Frelick, my goodness what a run this young stud is on. He is evolving, before our very eyes, into an absolutely dangerous lead-off weapon. In five trips tonight, he reached base all five times - three infield singles included in this buffet. If you follow his on-base capacities with the dangerous Esteury Ruiz, that's quite simply two young stallions looking to wreak havoc on the base paths. After his output this evening, he saw his batting average rise to 0.440 in Triple-A with a 1.065 OPS. Think about that. No, really, think about that. Frelick has gotten better with every promotion and has now achieved his literal best output in Triple-A. The sky is the limit with this young man and, sheesh, what a pleasure to witness. What's crazy about this current Frelick production is it is somehow pushing Garret Mitchell's fantastic Triple-A output onto the back burner. That's saying something. Go ahead, take a look at Mitchell's output to date in Nashville. Really. The future is briiiiight. 3) This is your RHP Trevor Rosenthal update: this was his first live action since August 29th of 2020, mind you. He came up to pitch the seventh frame for the Sounds and their 5-2 lead. Rosenthal came on throwing lasers. First batter? Three pitches. Three strikes. Out. Second batter? Three outside balls - including an off-speed. Two consecutive 98 mph heaters blown by the hitter. After several foul balls, Rosenthal skies a fastball to the back-stop. Hey if you're going to walk the batter? Give him a FREE pass. At this point, he was throwing 95-99 routinely. Facing his third batter, he jumped up to an 0-2 count. Then a 1-2 count. And, he got a well-hit double-play ground out to INF Brice Turang (playing second base yet again tonight - with these new promotions, his CF days are most likely over in Nashville) and escaped unscathed. Outing numero uno: success. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Montgomery (Rays) 4, Biloxi 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please visit and review: Biscuits Take Down Shuckers 4-1 - Biscuits Take Down Shuckers 4-1 LHP Brandon Knarr had struggled mightily over his past five outings and that trend certainly continued in the first inning tonight. He did manage to limit the damage to two runs but he also gave up three hits and walked a batter in the process. If you consider over the past 27 2/3 IP (coming into tonight), Knarr had allowed 35 H, 9 BB, and 18 ER, it was suddenly starting to turn into a late-season troubling trend. We all know the challenges of maintaining pitching dominance - especially as a young arm with upside in a new League. So, how did Knarr fare overall this evening in Montgomery? Better. He certainly fared much better. Let's celebrate a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough as the Shuckers bats were relatively silent for the most part and the team lost yet again in Montgomery. Overall, the Shuckers moved five games back of the first place Biscuits while Knarr moved to 1-6 with a 4.38 ERA in Double-A. Three Quick Strikes: 1) It took until the top of the ninth frame for the Shuckers to grab an XBH, but, who other than recently promoted red-hot Zavier Warren to accomplish this feat? Warren absolutely ripped a double to the wall in deep left center and nearly missed his first Double-A home run by a matter of 5-10 feet. That was the fifth hit, and as mentioned the first of an extra base kind, of the Shuckers evening and they were trailing 4-1 at the time. With Cam Devanney heading to the plate, there suddenly was a wee bit of drama in Montgomery. Oh, and the always-dangerous Cam Devanney walked. There were suddenly men on first and second base with zero outs. Drama indeed. 2) Well, just like that, Felix Valerio roped yet another extremely well-hit ball...into the sprinting outstretched glove of OF Kameron Misner in Montgomery's far right field warning track dirt. It was a heck of a run down by Misner and Zavier Warren was unfortunately picked off second base - a potential rally was suddenly squashed by a play that screamed "Well, sometimes, that's just baseball!" In the past month, I would park a flag on the hill of: "There isn't another player in the system that makes as good of contact as Felix Valerio with as little results to back it up." I've seen this young man punish so many balls in the past two weeks and they simply went directly into the mitt of opposing fielders. The hits have to fall...right? Right?!? 3) In a game where not all that much of significance happened in the Biloxi line-up, it is worth noting RHP Arnaldo Hernandez pitched a clean and crucial inning with a scoreless 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K sixth frame. I touched on it last week: Hernandez has struggled quite often since his IL return, but, he is certainly capable of clean innings. The ERA is bloated at present, but, let's hope that is simply a by-product of a rough stretch. Here's hoping the tides have turned. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Cedar Rapids (Twins) 2, Wisconsin 1 Box Score/Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please visit and review: Cedar Rapids Outduels Wisconsin - Kernels Beat Rattlers 2-1 RHP Carlos F. Rodriguez took his 1-0 record and 0.90 ERA into the second game of the current six-game road series in Cedar Rapids. In his third start at High-A, Rodriguez was hoping to bring his deft mix of off-speed breaking pitches with tailing heat to even the series with the Kernels at 1-1. Let me just say this: he did not disappoint. This young hurler is an absolute stud. For a spry 20-year-old arm, he simply pitches well beyond his years. I already find myself saying: "He's already got the full Lindbolm aresenal in his tool kit. Where does he go from here?" This is the highest of compliments. Tune in to watch this young man work his magic. Three Quick Strikes: 1) I don't normally do something like this - actually, I never have...which should say something. When an announcer causes me to turn the sound off entirely and, honestly, consider not even watching the game - well, I'll say a brief something. I don't know who the Cedar Rapids home announcer is on the MiLB.TV apparatus and I'm not going to flat call him out by name here, but, a general heads up to all you committed and talented announcers: I absolutely appreciate it beyond measure when you actually know who your opponents are. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I appreciate it when you know who is actually at each base and who is actually on the base paths. I appreciate it when you can match a name to a face and to a position. I appreciate it when you add all that nuanced flavor to the Minor League telecasts. Please, keep studying up and making each and every game a true joy to watch. We are absolutely blessed in the Brewers organization - every affiliate level is filled with broadcasting talent in spades. Oh, right, there was a game. I watched quite a few innings...sadly, with the sound muted. 2) Game recognizes game. If I'm going to question Jackson Chourio in center field in yesterday's report, I'm certainly going to bring up his fantastic diving stop in dead center on a weak flare grabbing the second out in the bottom of the fifth frame. I had been waiting to see if this talented young man could lay out. Let me tell you: he absolutely can. He had a fantastic jump - step one. He then made the full on diving effort. He made the clean grab. It was a key out to prevent a base runner clinging to a 1-0 lead. You absolutely love to see it. For those of you with MiLB.TV, move your dials to 2:13:04 HERE on your replays. You will not be disappointed - this was a truly impressive grab. Somehow, we have no highlight of this catch - road game and all. You'll actually hear the dramatic pause by the Kernels announcer: he didn't even know Chourio was playing center field. Trust me. Unbelievable. 3) This game came down to one inning and one inning alone. Rodriguez was absolutely cruising...until he wasn't. He gave up a lead-off single in the bottom-half of the sixth inning. But, lo and behold, Darrien Miller threw to second base clearly grabbing the runner for the first out. A fist pump was executed in due fashion. Shortly thereafter, Rodriguez put two men aboard with consecutive full-count walks. RHP, and previously red hot, Robbie Baker (having retired 19 consecutive batters) was brought on to face a lefty. He gave up the tying single on a well-hit dug out ball to center field. An extremely wild pitch, high and inside, made it to the backstop advancing runners to second and third base. And, after deftly striking a batter out for the second out...Baker balked in the winning run. One word suffices here, and one word only: Ouch! Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 6, Fayetteville (Astros) 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please visit and review: Bullpen Dominates in 6-5 Carolina Victory - Carolina Scored Four Runs with Combo of Bases Loaded Walks and Hit by Pitches in their 6-5 Home Win Coming into tonight's contest, the Mudcats were sitting 5 1/2 games back of the second-half divisional leading Fredericksburg Nats (and their massive +67 run differential - yowza). RHP Jeferson Figueroa took the mound to start things off and he worked around a walk and a stolen base to strike out two batters on change-ups while striking out his last right-handed batter, after his 22nd pitch of the inning, on a 93 mph heater just outside the home plate stripe. A fine inning overall despite the elevated pitch count - Figueroa is known to struggle with location. Case and point, with the bases juiced and a 1-2 count, he offered up too much plate on a change-up here: Notice, the bases were juiced. There were no outs. When things fall apart for Figeuroa, they tend to fall apart like this - 2 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 4 K, 5 ER on his evening. What has to be frustrating for the young hurler is he truly has a solid and unpredictable change-up pitch he can drop in on a dime. It's been absolutely up-and-down (mostly down) in 2022. He'll go yet another game with not a single mark in the 'W' column (still 0-7 in 2022). Lastly, please do check in on the post-game conversation between Mudcats manager, Victor Estevez, and Mudcats announcer Greg Young: Three Quick Strikes: 1) Seeing a runner reach second base in both the first and second innings was probably not all that surprising for Figueroa who has grown accustomed to base runners in 2022. However, INF's Jadher Areinamo and Eric Brown Jr. had no intentions of allowing the runners to score. Both young men made stellar diving stops and accurate darts to first to throw runners out and help their team escape unscathed. It's not often you see such stellar work at the Low-A level - let alone any level. These were web gems in the fullest sense of the phrase. Unfortunately, there are no highlights to share with you to showcase this incredible glove work. If they rear their heads tomorrow, I will share in the comments below. 2) The Mudcats presser speaks of the bullpen. Figueroa and the Mudcats team at large have much to thank for the continued fantastic bullpen work from RHP Miguel Guerrero. All told, Guerrero was solid once again: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 0 ER, 4 K. His scoreless work in the crucial early and middle innings paved the way RHP Michele Vassalotti's three inning save - the sixth save of his 2022 season. Without these two, tonight's contest may have turned south. 3) He gets a tag and a nod above, but it's worth highlighting here: INF Jadher Areinamo showcased why he's such an interesting prospect tonight. His diving stab and throw from well beyond third base to first in the early going was as web gem as it gets. To follow that work up with two singles and two RBI's? The icing on the cake. Do not sleep on this young man. He's a riser - you probably just don't know it yet. DSL Brewers #1 6, DSL Twins 4 Box Score / Game Log The DSL Brewers Uno got a much needed win versus the Twins and they did it in classic DSL fashion - consecutive wild pitches to take the two-run lead and, ultimately, the ball game. That's that vintage DSL stuff. A game ball will have to go to INF/OF Angel Pereira who led-off for the Brewers Uno. He managed to hit a single and get plunked twice (ouch!) while ultimately scoring three runs in the process. INF Luis Watter sat in the five-hole and managed a 2-for-3 afternoon - 1 2B (his fourth of the year), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 RBI. Watter did scuffle some in the filed with two errors - one apiece fielding and throwing from the hot corner - his 10th errors of the summer. INF Richard Rojas, batting sixth and playing second base, hit 2-for-4 with 1 RBI and 2 K. Wild pitches aside, the Brewers Uno did put the pressure on in solid fashion - a lead-off HBP, a single, then a run-scoring single - in the seventh inning. That tying single was hit to right field by consistently performing 1B/C/DH Edgardo Ordonez - 1-for-4 on the day with the timely RBI (0.292 BA / 0.811 OPS / 96 AB in 2022). He managed to plate OF Luis Lara who was sent on as a pinch runner. The DSL Brewers 1 moved to 20-34 on their season. DSL Brewers #2 5, DSL D-Backs Red 4 (completion of the 7/27 postponed game) Box Score / Game Log The DSL Brewers Dos came into this re-start contest looking to put pressure on the D-Backs Rojo and they managed to do so with six stolen bases on the day - 2 apiece for OF's Reminton Batista and Mendy Ferreira. Batista, interestingly, took three free passes on the day and plated two runs in a 0-for-0 line anomaly. The D-Backs managed to pull within one run in the top of the sixth (of a seven-inning affair) on a throwing error by INF Demetrio Nadal and a sac fly to center field. But, 21-year-old RHP Roman Perez was up to the task in closing this one out: 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 S. This was Perez's first save of his 2022 season. The DSL Brewers #2 move to 26-27 overall - nine games back of San Pedro divisional leaders Texas Rangers Blue. We will see the fast-working workhouse RHP Dylan File on the hill for Nashville tomorrow as they look to claim a 2-1 series lead in Jacksonville. RHP Victor Castaneda will look to build on his recent successes and re-claim his status as the Biloxi Ace - the Shuckers are knotted at 1-1 in Montgomery. RHP Stiven Cruz will debut in Cedar Rapids for the T-Rats as they attempt to claw their way back into their ongoing road series - they currently trail 0-2 after tonight's tough loss. The Mudcats have yet to name a starter so stay tuned. And, we'll see a full slate of DSL and ACL games. That's eight total games across all levels. Please tune in to the daily Minor League Game Thread, and, as always, thanks for reading! 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  22. Sal Frelick continued his blistering Triple-A on-base pace - a true sight to behold - while Nashville evened things up on the road in Jacksonville. Wisconsin barely mustered any offensive threats, unfortunately, wasting some truly fine pitching efforts. Biloxi ran into an all too familiar result in Montgomery while Carolina managed to work around another vintage 2022 Figueroa performance (who, according to manager Victor Estevez, is working through a finger issue of some form or another). Oh, and hey, both DSL Brewers squads notched victories. Let's check in on the Farm! Transactions: INF Alberis Ferrer was re-instated from Carolina's 7-Day IL RHP Jason Alexander was optioned to the Nashville Sounds by the Milwaukee Brewers RHP Trevor Kelley was recalled by the Milwaukee Brewers from the Nashville Sounds Stop the presses! We have a first MLB hit for catching prospect and 2022 Nashville Sound, Mario Feliciano: That's the stuff right there. May those knocks rain forth from here, young stud! And, lastly, on an evening with few if any highlights amongst the affiliated twitter accounts, let me offer an extremely enticing look at a young arm in the ACL in one RHP Anthony Perez. His numbers, to date, haven't met what I'm seeing here: a nasty two-seamer with an equally nasty breaking ball. This will certainly play if he can harness this filthy stuff. Movement is king and there is plenty in this clip. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 6, Jacksonville (Marlins) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Even Series with Comeback Win - Josh Lindbolm Delivers Quality Start and Sal Frelick Delivers Four Hits in Win In just his fourth career outing versus the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, RHP Josh Lindbolm was looking to build off his previous outing at home versus Gwinnett. Having scuffled quite often in the last month, it was a sight for sore eyes to see Lindbolm toss a season-high 9 K while holding the Stripers to a mere 2 H and 2 BB in his last outing in Nashville. That was vintage AAAA Josh Linbolm stuff right there - when he's 'on', any and every Triple-A ball club struggles to find their footing in the batters box. The Sounds were looking to even the series at 1-1. All told, Lindbolm built atop his last outing and certainly stacked success. He worked around a solo shot and a second run aided by a ball lost in the lights in deep right field that fell mere feet from Joey Wiemer's waving arms. Let's take a quick look at some key takeaways. Three Quick Strikes: 1) I've mentioned this a couple times in the past week or so since OF Esteury Ruiz has been on the Nashville Sounds roster: the art of the bunt single. I don't know when the Brewers have had a weapon like this in the system. I really don't. I've now seen three absolutely perfect bunt singles down the third base line in the past two weeks. This doesn't even get into the ability to sacrifice or move runners or suicide squeeze - these have simply been surprise singles. He does it with absolute skill and talent. I've typically been agnostic to the art of bunting because, frankly, most baseball players simply can't do it in the modern game. Well, this is a legitimate weapon in Ruiz's tool kit. In the top of the sixth inning, with Frelick having just reached on a walk (his third consecutive time reaching first base), Ruiz laid down an absolutely primo bunt down the third base line. Suddenly you had ridiculously dangerous speed on first and second base with nobody out. This is a notable development within the system. This is a weapon. 2) Speaking of Frelick, my goodness what a run this young stud is on. He is evolving, before our very eyes, into an absolutely dangerous lead-off weapon. In five trips tonight, he reached base all five times - three infield singles included in this buffet. If you follow his on-base capacities with the dangerous Esteury Ruiz, that's quite simply two young stallions looking to wreak havoc on the base paths. After his output this evening, he saw his batting average rise to 0.440 in Triple-A with a 1.065 OPS. Think about that. No, really, think about that. Frelick has gotten better with every promotion and has now achieved his literal best output in Triple-A. The sky is the limit with this young man and, sheesh, what a pleasure to witness. What's crazy about this current Frelick production is it is somehow pushing Garret Mitchell's fantastic Triple-A output onto the back burner. That's saying something. Go ahead, take a look at Mitchell's output to date in Nashville. Really. The future is briiiiight. 3) This is your RHP Trevor Rosenthal update: this was his first live action since August 29th of 2020, mind you. He came up to pitch the seventh frame for the Sounds and their 5-2 lead. Rosenthal came on throwing lasers. First batter? Three pitches. Three strikes. Out. Second batter? Three outside balls - including an off-speed. Two consecutive 98 mph heaters blown by the hitter. After several foul balls, Rosenthal skies a fastball to the back-stop. Hey if you're going to walk the batter? Give him a FREE pass. At this point, he was throwing 95-99 routinely. Facing his third batter, he jumped up to an 0-2 count. Then a 1-2 count. And, he got a well-hit double-play ground out to INF Brice Turang (playing second base yet again tonight - with these new promotions, his CF days are most likely over in Nashville) and escaped unscathed. Outing numero uno: success. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Montgomery (Rays) 4, Biloxi 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please visit and review: Biscuits Take Down Shuckers 4-1 - Biscuits Take Down Shuckers 4-1 LHP Brandon Knarr had struggled mightily over his past five outings and that trend certainly continued in the first inning tonight. He did manage to limit the damage to two runs but he also gave up three hits and walked a batter in the process. If you consider over the past 27 2/3 IP (coming into tonight), Knarr had allowed 35 H, 9 BB, and 18 ER, it was suddenly starting to turn into a late-season troubling trend. We all know the challenges of maintaining pitching dominance - especially as a young arm with upside in a new League. So, how did Knarr fare overall this evening in Montgomery? Better. He certainly fared much better. Let's celebrate a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough as the Shuckers bats were relatively silent for the most part and the team lost yet again in Montgomery. Overall, the Shuckers moved five games back of the first place Biscuits while Knarr moved to 1-6 with a 4.38 ERA in Double-A. Three Quick Strikes: 1) It took until the top of the ninth frame for the Shuckers to grab an XBH, but, who other than recently promoted red-hot Zavier Warren to accomplish this feat? Warren absolutely ripped a double to the wall in deep left center and nearly missed his first Double-A home run by a matter of 5-10 feet. That was the fifth hit, and as mentioned the first of an extra base kind, of the Shuckers evening and they were trailing 4-1 at the time. With Cam Devanney heading to the plate, there suddenly was a wee bit of drama in Montgomery. Oh, and the always-dangerous Cam Devanney walked. There were suddenly men on first and second base with zero outs. Drama indeed. 2) Well, just like that, Felix Valerio roped yet another extremely well-hit ball...into the sprinting outstretched glove of OF Kameron Misner in Montgomery's far right field warning track dirt. It was a heck of a run down by Misner and Zavier Warren was unfortunately picked off second base - a potential rally was suddenly squashed by a play that screamed "Well, sometimes, that's just baseball!" In the past month, I would park a flag on the hill of: "There isn't another player in the system that makes as good of contact as Felix Valerio with as little results to back it up." I've seen this young man punish so many balls in the past two weeks and they simply went directly into the mitt of opposing fielders. The hits have to fall...right? Right?!? 3) In a game where not all that much of significance happened in the Biloxi line-up, it is worth noting RHP Arnaldo Hernandez pitched a clean and crucial inning with a scoreless 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K sixth frame. I touched on it last week: Hernandez has struggled quite often since his IL return, but, he is certainly capable of clean innings. The ERA is bloated at present, but, let's hope that is simply a by-product of a rough stretch. Here's hoping the tides have turned. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Cedar Rapids (Twins) 2, Wisconsin 1 Box Score/Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please visit and review: Cedar Rapids Outduels Wisconsin - Kernels Beat Rattlers 2-1 RHP Carlos F. Rodriguez took his 1-0 record and 0.90 ERA into the second game of the current six-game road series in Cedar Rapids. In his third start at High-A, Rodriguez was hoping to bring his deft mix of off-speed breaking pitches with tailing heat to even the series with the Kernels at 1-1. Let me just say this: he did not disappoint. This young hurler is an absolute stud. For a spry 20-year-old arm, he simply pitches well beyond his years. I already find myself saying: "He's already got the full Lindbolm aresenal in his tool kit. Where does he go from here?" This is the highest of compliments. Tune in to watch this young man work his magic. Three Quick Strikes: 1) I don't normally do something like this - actually, I never have...which should say something. When an announcer causes me to turn the sound off entirely and, honestly, consider not even watching the game - well, I'll say a brief something. I don't know who the Cedar Rapids home announcer is on the MiLB.TV apparatus and I'm not going to flat call him out by name here, but, a general heads up to all you committed and talented announcers: I absolutely appreciate it beyond measure when you actually know who your opponents are. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I appreciate it when you know who is actually at each base and who is actually on the base paths. I appreciate it when you can match a name to a face and to a position. I appreciate it when you add all that nuanced flavor to the Minor League telecasts. Please, keep studying up and making each and every game a true joy to watch. We are absolutely blessed in the Brewers organization - every affiliate level is filled with broadcasting talent in spades. Oh, right, there was a game. I watched quite a few innings...sadly, with the sound muted. 2) Game recognizes game. If I'm going to question Jackson Chourio in center field in yesterday's report, I'm certainly going to bring up his fantastic diving stop in dead center on a weak flare grabbing the second out in the bottom of the fifth frame. I had been waiting to see if this talented young man could lay out. Let me tell you: he absolutely can. He had a fantastic jump - step one. He then made the full on diving effort. He made the clean grab. It was a key out to prevent a base runner clinging to a 1-0 lead. You absolutely love to see it. For those of you with MiLB.TV, move your dials to 2:13:04 HERE on your replays. You will not be disappointed - this was a truly impressive grab. Somehow, we have no highlight of this catch - road game and all. You'll actually hear the dramatic pause by the Kernels announcer: he didn't even know Chourio was playing center field. Trust me. Unbelievable. 3) This game came down to one inning and one inning alone. Rodriguez was absolutely cruising...until he wasn't. He gave up a lead-off single in the bottom-half of the sixth inning. But, lo and behold, Darrien Miller threw to second base clearly grabbing the runner for the first out. A fist pump was executed in due fashion. Shortly thereafter, Rodriguez put two men aboard with consecutive full-count walks. RHP, and previously red hot, Robbie Baker (having retired 19 consecutive batters) was brought on to face a lefty. He gave up the tying single on a well-hit dug out ball to center field. An extremely wild pitch, high and inside, made it to the backstop advancing runners to second and third base. And, after deftly striking a batter out for the second out...Baker balked in the winning run. One word suffices here, and one word only: Ouch! Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 6, Fayetteville (Astros) 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please visit and review: Bullpen Dominates in 6-5 Carolina Victory - Carolina Scored Four Runs with Combo of Bases Loaded Walks and Hit by Pitches in their 6-5 Home Win Coming into tonight's contest, the Mudcats were sitting 5 1/2 games back of the second-half divisional leading Fredericksburg Nats (and their massive +67 run differential - yowza). RHP Jeferson Figueroa took the mound to start things off and he worked around a walk and a stolen base to strike out two batters on change-ups while striking out his last right-handed batter, after his 22nd pitch of the inning, on a 93 mph heater just outside the home plate stripe. A fine inning overall despite the elevated pitch count - Figueroa is known to struggle with location. Case and point, with the bases juiced and a 1-2 count, he offered up too much plate on a change-up here: Notice, the bases were juiced. There were no outs. When things fall apart for Figeuroa, they tend to fall apart like this - 2 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 4 K, 5 ER on his evening. What has to be frustrating for the young hurler is he truly has a solid and unpredictable change-up pitch he can drop in on a dime. It's been absolutely up-and-down (mostly down) in 2022. He'll go yet another game with not a single mark in the 'W' column (still 0-7 in 2022). Lastly, please do check in on the post-game conversation between Mudcats manager, Victor Estevez, and Mudcats announcer Greg Young: Three Quick Strikes: 1) Seeing a runner reach second base in both the first and second innings was probably not all that surprising for Figueroa who has grown accustomed to base runners in 2022. However, INF's Jadher Areinamo and Eric Brown Jr. had no intentions of allowing the runners to score. Both young men made stellar diving stops and accurate darts to first to throw runners out and help their team escape unscathed. It's not often you see such stellar work at the Low-A level - let alone any level. These were web gems in the fullest sense of the phrase. Unfortunately, there are no highlights to share with you to showcase this incredible glove work. If they rear their heads tomorrow, I will share in the comments below. 2) The Mudcats presser speaks of the bullpen. Figueroa and the Mudcats team at large have much to thank for the continued fantastic bullpen work from RHP Miguel Guerrero. All told, Guerrero was solid once again: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 0 ER, 4 K. His scoreless work in the crucial early and middle innings paved the way RHP Michele Vassalotti's three inning save - the sixth save of his 2022 season. Without these two, tonight's contest may have turned south. 3) He gets a tag and a nod above, but it's worth highlighting here: INF Jadher Areinamo showcased why he's such an interesting prospect tonight. His diving stab and throw from well beyond third base to first in the early going was as web gem as it gets. To follow that work up with two singles and two RBI's? The icing on the cake. Do not sleep on this young man. He's a riser - you probably just don't know it yet. DSL Brewers #1 6, DSL Twins 4 Box Score / Game Log The DSL Brewers Uno got a much needed win versus the Twins and they did it in classic DSL fashion - consecutive wild pitches to take the two-run lead and, ultimately, the ball game. That's that vintage DSL stuff. A game ball will have to go to INF/OF Angel Pereira who led-off for the Brewers Uno. He managed to hit a single and get plunked twice (ouch!) while ultimately scoring three runs in the process. INF Luis Watter sat in the five-hole and managed a 2-for-3 afternoon - 1 2B (his fourth of the year), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 RBI. Watter did scuffle some in the filed with two errors - one apiece fielding and throwing from the hot corner - his 10th errors of the summer. INF Richard Rojas, batting sixth and playing second base, hit 2-for-4 with 1 RBI and 2 K. Wild pitches aside, the Brewers Uno did put the pressure on in solid fashion - a lead-off HBP, a single, then a run-scoring single - in the seventh inning. That tying single was hit to right field by consistently performing 1B/C/DH Edgardo Ordonez - 1-for-4 on the day with the timely RBI (0.292 BA / 0.811 OPS / 96 AB in 2022). He managed to plate OF Luis Lara who was sent on as a pinch runner. The DSL Brewers 1 moved to 20-34 on their season. DSL Brewers #2 5, DSL D-Backs Red 4 (completion of the 7/27 postponed game) Box Score / Game Log The DSL Brewers Dos came into this re-start contest looking to put pressure on the D-Backs Rojo and they managed to do so with six stolen bases on the day - 2 apiece for OF's Reminton Batista and Mendy Ferreira. Batista, interestingly, took three free passes on the day and plated two runs in a 0-for-0 line anomaly. The D-Backs managed to pull within one run in the top of the sixth (of a seven-inning affair) on a throwing error by INF Demetrio Nadal and a sac fly to center field. But, 21-year-old RHP Roman Perez was up to the task in closing this one out: 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 S. This was Perez's first save of his 2022 season. The DSL Brewers #2 move to 26-27 overall - nine games back of San Pedro divisional leaders Texas Rangers Blue. We will see the fast-working workhouse RHP Dylan File on the hill for Nashville tomorrow as they look to claim a 2-1 series lead in Jacksonville. RHP Victor Castaneda will look to build on his recent successes and re-claim his status as the Biloxi Ace - the Shuckers are knotted at 1-1 in Montgomery. RHP Stiven Cruz will debut in Cedar Rapids for the T-Rats as they attempt to claw their way back into their ongoing road series - they currently trail 0-2 after tonight's tough loss. The Mudcats have yet to name a starter so stay tuned. And, we'll see a full slate of DSL and ACL games. That's eight total games across all levels. Please tune in to the daily Minor League Game Thread, and, as always, thanks for reading! 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  23. Transactions: RHP Noah Zavolas has been placed on Biloxi's Full Season IL INF Ethan Murray activated from High-A Wisconsin's 7-day IL RHP Fray Morelo placed on ACL Brewers Gold's Full Season IL RHP Cristofher Carrasco was assigned to the DSL Brewers 1 from the DSL Brewers 2 (to make pro debut) Final: Nashville 11, Gwinnett (Braves) 2 Via the Sounds' site, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Sounds Stay Hot with Huge Win over Gwinnett - Nashville improves to season-high 24 games over .500 Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Just bask in the glory of this game and devour all the goodness in that game report, as the results take a precipitous turn from here. I'm aware you just read this but it bears repeating within the tweet- Sal Frelick (3-for-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB) is leading the International League with 16 hits in the month of August… My goodness, did the Brewers nail that 15th pick in the 2021 draft. Never mind helium, this is straight-out ready for takeoff stuff. Pull the trigger, Brewers brass. Credit where it's due to Pablo Reyes, heck of a season. Dylan File is still under team control for 2023. Frelick on base four times, Garrett Mitchell thrice, Brice Turang contributes with a sacrifice fly and a walk, whether with since-moved productive veterans or the latest infusion of rambunctious youth, the Brewers have done right by the folks of Nashville, Tennessee in 2022. We've had a blast with this club since Day One. In the so overdue sigh-of-relief category - You'll find a couple more Sounds highlights via their Twitter Media feed. Final: Rocket City (Angels) 14, Biloxi 5 Pair Of Big Innings Undo Shuckers - Brent Diaz Records Three Hit Night Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log A reminder that the moniker Rocket City is representative of the combined area of Madison, AL, the city of 50,000+ that is just eleven miles from Huntsville (pop. 150,000). I have many fond memories of the contacts I maintained in the media, the local fan sites, etc., back in the earliest days of Brewerfan. Very happy that the folks there have their new ballpark and didn't lose baseball altogether. As for their old once-deteriorated ballpark - In the Spring Season of 2023, Joe Davis Stadium will open its doors to unveil its renovation from a single-use baseball facility into a multisport venue ready for football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and ultimate Frisbee. The field will be artificial turf to maximize flexibility and accommodate intensive daily use. The listed 2,920 who pulled themselves away from the adjoining casino saw the Shuckers down only 4-3 through six, before things fell apart. Regardless of the personnel makeup, the Biloxi bullpen cumulatively has been either fantastic or disastrous in their mound efforts in 2022, with little in-between. This game fell in the latter category. This offense is going to be workmanlike effective but rarely individually spectacular for the remainder of the season, a veteran group in the what-you-see-is-what-you-get mold. Catcher Brent Diaz will be back for his 7th season of control in 2023, and his very solid efforts continued here on a three-hit night - The Shuckers posted an additional two video highlights on their Twitter Media feed. Final: South Bend (Cubs) 9, Wisconsin 6 Early Eight-Run Deficit Too Big for Rattlers - South Bend collects 17 hits in 9-6 win in front of huge home crowd at Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Be sure to watch all the embedded highlights in the game report, including the Ben Metzinger and Darrien Miller home runs (first as a pro for Metzinger, the 7th round third baseman out of Louisville). Kudos to the Rattlers, not all teams would provide opponent highlights to the extent they do, certainly appreciated by friends and families throughout the Midwest. At least many of the fans hadn't settled into their seats and were spared the first-inning deficit. AUDIO via the Rattler Radio Soundcloud: "The Timber Rattlers tried to fight back from an early 8-0 deficit but fell 9-6 to the division-leading South Bend Cubs on August 12. Chris Mehring and Kyle Lobner go through the details, Mehring rambles for a bit, Kyle brings it back on track, and Mehring remembers to give a few news items about the game and the starting pitcher for Saturday. Teamwork!" The audio includes discussion of LHP Karlos Morales who made his high-A debut at age 23, but also in his 6th pro season already. Your obligatory Jackson Chourio update - 0-for-4, one walk, one K, one SB. Final: Delmarva (Orioles) 2, Carolina 0 Mudcats Held to One Hit in 2-0 Loss in Delmarva - Jace Avina had the only hit in Carolina’s 2-0 loss to the Shorebirds on Friday night Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Can we all admit it's been a really poor season for Hedbert Perez, now at .212/.264/.378? OK, 31 of 73 hits have gone for extra bases, but tons of work to do. He'll turn just 20 years old as the 2023 season begins. Much better second Mudcat outing than his debut for 20-year-old Nicaraguan RHP Alexander Vallecillo. Postponed: ACL Brewers Gold at ACL Cubs, rain Final: ACL Guardians 5, ACL Brewers Blue 0 Box Score / Game Log Ernesto Martinez walked twice as his rehab stint continued. As @damuellenoted: It’s undrafted free agent night for ACL Brewers Blue, as 24-year old 6’7” RHP Nick Merkel gets the start and then 23-year old 6’1” Ryan Brady makes his organizational debut in relief. 20-year-old Dominican RHP Anthony Perez was very effective in his 14th appearance of the season. Super signing SS Daniel Guilarte and young INF Ney Serrano continue to be unavailable, it seems. Final: DSL Colorado 2, DSL Brewers #1 Squad 0, seven innings as scheduled Box Score / Game Log Professional get-your-feet-wet middle relief debut for 19-year-old Dominican RHP Cristofher Carrasco, who was signed to a deal in May. Bullpen mate Justin Caceres, a native of Nicaragua and in his true age 17 season, has thrown five scoreless innings in his last two outings. Just three singles for the Crew here. Final: DSL Texas Blue 3, DSL Brewers #2 Squad 0 Box Score / Game Log Yikes, if Team One struggled, this was real silence. Just one base hit over nine innings, It was a leadoff single in the 5th from Panamanian native OF Irving Igualas (DH'ing here), so if nothing else we're at least pointing out how diverse internationally the Brewers have been. Capping that, Igualas was immediately caught trying to steal second base. The Dueces Wild club did not run wild on the basepaths. One of the two players who walked, power bat RF Yeison Perez, was also caught stealing in the top of the 4th, and concerningly immediately exited the game. Three Crew relievers combined for six innings of one-run ball. And yes, four straight shutouts to end your report. Only one game each in the Dominican and Maryvale on Saturday. DSL Brewers 1 idle, while the Arizona kids face off in their traditional weekend matchup. The T-Rats have a matinee, early evening for everyone else. Here's to a nice day for all! 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  24. The Sounds have blessed fans all season long with their exciting winning ways, and that was the case again on Friday night. As for the rest of the chain, not so much, and especially at the lower levels, where offensive production, or lack thereof, was glaring. Just because the fun ends after AAA, be sure to stick with the report to the end, thanks as always! Transactions: RHP Noah Zavolas has been placed on Biloxi's Full Season IL INF Ethan Murray activated from High-A Wisconsin's 7-day IL RHP Fray Morelo placed on ACL Brewers Gold's Full Season IL RHP Cristofher Carrasco was assigned to the DSL Brewers 1 from the DSL Brewers 2 (to make pro debut) Final: Nashville 11, Gwinnett (Braves) 2 Via the Sounds' site, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Sounds Stay Hot with Huge Win over Gwinnett - Nashville improves to season-high 24 games over .500 Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Just bask in the glory of this game and devour all the goodness in that game report, as the results take a precipitous turn from here. I'm aware you just read this but it bears repeating within the tweet- Sal Frelick (3-for-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB) is leading the International League with 16 hits in the month of August… My goodness, did the Brewers nail that 15th pick in the 2021 draft. Never mind helium, this is straight-out ready for takeoff stuff. Pull the trigger, Brewers brass. Credit where it's due to Pablo Reyes, heck of a season. Dylan File is still under team control for 2023. Frelick on base four times, Garrett Mitchell thrice, Brice Turang contributes with a sacrifice fly and a walk, whether with since-moved productive veterans or the latest infusion of rambunctious youth, the Brewers have done right by the folks of Nashville, Tennessee in 2022. We've had a blast with this club since Day One. In the so overdue sigh-of-relief category - You'll find a couple more Sounds highlights via their Twitter Media feed. Final: Rocket City (Angels) 14, Biloxi 5 Pair Of Big Innings Undo Shuckers - Brent Diaz Records Three Hit Night Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log A reminder that the moniker Rocket City is representative of the combined area of Madison, AL, the city of 50,000+ that is just eleven miles from Huntsville (pop. 150,000). I have many fond memories of the contacts I maintained in the media, the local fan sites, etc., back in the earliest days of Brewerfan. Very happy that the folks there have their new ballpark and didn't lose baseball altogether. As for their old once-deteriorated ballpark - In the Spring Season of 2023, Joe Davis Stadium will open its doors to unveil its renovation from a single-use baseball facility into a multisport venue ready for football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and ultimate Frisbee. The field will be artificial turf to maximize flexibility and accommodate intensive daily use. The listed 2,920 who pulled themselves away from the adjoining casino saw the Shuckers down only 4-3 through six, before things fell apart. Regardless of the personnel makeup, the Biloxi bullpen cumulatively has been either fantastic or disastrous in their mound efforts in 2022, with little in-between. This game fell in the latter category. This offense is going to be workmanlike effective but rarely individually spectacular for the remainder of the season, a veteran group in the what-you-see-is-what-you-get mold. Catcher Brent Diaz will be back for his 7th season of control in 2023, and his very solid efforts continued here on a three-hit night - The Shuckers posted an additional two video highlights on their Twitter Media feed. Final: South Bend (Cubs) 9, Wisconsin 6 Early Eight-Run Deficit Too Big for Rattlers - South Bend collects 17 hits in 9-6 win in front of huge home crowd at Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Be sure to watch all the embedded highlights in the game report, including the Ben Metzinger and Darrien Miller home runs (first as a pro for Metzinger, the 7th round third baseman out of Louisville). Kudos to the Rattlers, not all teams would provide opponent highlights to the extent they do, certainly appreciated by friends and families throughout the Midwest. At least many of the fans hadn't settled into their seats and were spared the first-inning deficit. AUDIO via the Rattler Radio Soundcloud: "The Timber Rattlers tried to fight back from an early 8-0 deficit but fell 9-6 to the division-leading South Bend Cubs on August 12. Chris Mehring and Kyle Lobner go through the details, Mehring rambles for a bit, Kyle brings it back on track, and Mehring remembers to give a few news items about the game and the starting pitcher for Saturday. Teamwork!" The audio includes discussion of LHP Karlos Morales who made his high-A debut at age 23, but also in his 6th pro season already. Your obligatory Jackson Chourio update - 0-for-4, one walk, one K, one SB. Final: Delmarva (Orioles) 2, Carolina 0 Mudcats Held to One Hit in 2-0 Loss in Delmarva - Jace Avina had the only hit in Carolina’s 2-0 loss to the Shorebirds on Friday night Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Can we all admit it's been a really poor season for Hedbert Perez, now at .212/.264/.378? OK, 31 of 73 hits have gone for extra bases, but tons of work to do. He'll turn just 20 years old as the 2023 season begins. Much better second Mudcat outing than his debut for 20-year-old Nicaraguan RHP Alexander Vallecillo. Postponed: ACL Brewers Gold at ACL Cubs, rain Final: ACL Guardians 5, ACL Brewers Blue 0 Box Score / Game Log Ernesto Martinez walked twice as his rehab stint continued. As @damuellenoted: It’s undrafted free agent night for ACL Brewers Blue, as 24-year old 6’7” RHP Nick Merkel gets the start and then 23-year old 6’1” Ryan Brady makes his organizational debut in relief. 20-year-old Dominican RHP Anthony Perez was very effective in his 14th appearance of the season. Super signing SS Daniel Guilarte and young INF Ney Serrano continue to be unavailable, it seems. Final: DSL Colorado 2, DSL Brewers #1 Squad 0, seven innings as scheduled Box Score / Game Log Professional get-your-feet-wet middle relief debut for 19-year-old Dominican RHP Cristofher Carrasco, who was signed to a deal in May. Bullpen mate Justin Caceres, a native of Nicaragua and in his true age 17 season, has thrown five scoreless innings in his last two outings. Just three singles for the Crew here. Final: DSL Texas Blue 3, DSL Brewers #2 Squad 0 Box Score / Game Log Yikes, if Team One struggled, this was real silence. Just one base hit over nine innings, It was a leadoff single in the 5th from Panamanian native OF Irving Igualas (DH'ing here), so if nothing else we're at least pointing out how diverse internationally the Brewers have been. Capping that, Igualas was immediately caught trying to steal second base. The Dueces Wild club did not run wild on the basepaths. One of the two players who walked, power bat RF Yeison Perez, was also caught stealing in the top of the 4th, and concerningly immediately exited the game. Three Crew relievers combined for six innings of one-run ball. And yes, four straight shutouts to end your report. Only one game each in the Dominican and Maryvale on Saturday. DSL Brewers 1 idle, while the Arizona kids face off in their traditional weekend matchup. The T-Rats have a matinee, early evening for everyone else. Here's to a nice day for all! 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  25. Transactions: - Catcher Pedro Severino cleared outright waivers and accepted an assignment to Nashville. - RHP J.C. Mejia's rehab stint (performance-enhancing drug suspension) moved from Biloxi to Nashville - Shortstop Eduardo Garcia was promoted from Carolina to Wisconsin. - Outfielder Jace Avina was promoted from ACL Brewers Blue to Carolina. - Outfielder Oswal Leones was sent down to ACL Brewers Blue from Carolina. These next three moves simply represent shifts from one ACL team to the other (each had already debuted). - SS Robert Moore assigned to ACL Brewers Gold from ACL Brewers Blue - 3B Ben Metzinger assigned to ACL Brewers Gold from ACL Brewers Blue - C/1B/OF Tayden Hall assigned to ACL Brewers Gold from ACL Brewers Blue - RHP Cameron Wagoner (11th round draft pick) assigned to ACL Brewers Gold to make his debut - RHP Tyler Wehrle (recent UDFA signing) assigned to ACL Brewers Gold to make his debut - LHP Arman Sabouri was released from the Wisconsin roster. - Infielder Carlos Roa was released from the ACL Brewers Gold roster. - Catcher Nader Garcia was released from the ACL Brewers Blue roster. About the releases - Arman Sabouri, 24 years old, was drafted in the 12th round out of Cal-Berkely in 2019. He appeared in 21 games with the Advanced Rookie Level Rocky Mountain Vibes that summer, and after the lost 2020 season, would open 2021 with the Timber Rattlers in High-A, and made 22 relief appearances before his season ended on July 30th. He would undergo Tommy John surgery in mid-September, so is not quite yet a year out from that procedure. Sabouri joined with a friend to post several spectacular YouTube travel diary videos on their "National Park Dudes" page we had linked to previously, especially during 2020's shutdown. Carlos Roa will turn 21 in September. Roa was off to a spectacular start to his professional career in 2019 when as a 17-year-old, he posted a .417/.423/.625 line over his first 13 games (48 at-bats). Roa was on one of the Crew's Dominican Leage clubs while fellow shortstop Eduardo Garcia was dazzling on the other. Both players were sidelined by injury within a week of each other, Garcia played only ten games before a broken ankle ended his season, while Roa would undergo left shoulder surgery. Unlike Garcia, who remains a top prospect and was promoted Friday as shown above, the less-heralded Venezuelan native Roa did not recapture the magic in either 2021 or the current season. Nader Garcia, now 20 years old, signed out of Venezuela in June 2019 and debuted as a just-turned 17-year-old with four games in the Dominican League. After the lost 2020 season (tired of typing that, but it'll be part of every farmhand's backstory for the next several years), Garcia was brought stateside. He has seen limited playing time, appearing in 35 career games. He does have one Arizona League home run to his credit, hit in 2021. Our best to each player on their life journeys, both with baseball if so or without. Final: Norfolk (Orioles) 7, Nashville 2, Via the Sounds' site, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Sounds Cool Off with Loss in Norfolk - Brice Turang and Sal Frelick Each Post Multiple Hits in Loss Box Score / Game Log We really like the way each affiliate puts its own spin on the way they compose their game summaries, and maybe because it's similar to the "Three Quick Strikes" my co-reporters have adopted and I will attempt to adhere to as of today, the back ends of the Sounds reports are wonderful. In today's example, with further details on Turang and Frelick, the linked report above has stolen my thunder, but here goes as I look elsewhere. Three (additional) Quick Strikes: It was Garrett Mitchell's turn to rest, as Jakson Reetz occupied the designated hitter spot. It doesn't appear the DH role, at least for now, will factor into the Mitchell - Frelick - Joey Wiemer - Esteury Ruiz outfield rotation. Ruiz and Wiemer were a combined 0-for-8 in this game, with Wiemer fanning twice. Frelick stole his first base at the AAA level on his first attempt, after having been successful on 15 of 20 swipes earlier this season with Wisconsin and Biloxi. Say what you might about Josh Lindblom's season, but the 91.1 innings he's covered over 19 games (17 starts) has served its purpose, given the makeup of the staff and the constant shuffling between the Sounds and the big-league Brewers. This is not how Alec Bettinger envisioned his 2022 season to go, however, losing his 40-man spot and now appearing primarily in low-pressure situations. You'll see Jacob Nottingham in Friday's Norfolk box score, along with RHP Logan Gillaspie, who struck out the side to end the game. The former Brewers farmhand has made eleven appearances with the MLB Orioles this season. Final: Biloxi 7, Mississippi (Braves) 2 Shuckers Separate in Ninth to Win 7-2 - Zavolas Hurls Four Scoreless to Earn Second Save Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Three Quick Strikes: Sometimes those three-inning saves can be considered mop-up, but not this one. Noah Zavolas kept it close when it was tight in the 6th, 7th and 8th with outstanding work. It's not the high-profile roster the Shuckers had a week ago, it's definitely more of a workmanlike collection now, but Tristen Lutz, Cam Devanney, and Thomas Dillard are among those with potential future value on the big-league level, and as we've learned recently, as trade chips in 2023 and beyond. Each contributed to this win. And as a forum poster pointed out, Lutz has been an RBI machine and "does he own a first baseman's mitt?" Hard to believe he won't turn 22 until December, but Felix Valerio should get used to the Biloxi zip code for next season. As his monthly splits show, 2022 has been inconsistent at best, but July was rough. Age is obviously on his side. The Shuckers borrowed heavily from the Braves' MiLB TV feed to provide us with video highlights (and calls from the former Voice of the Shuckers, Chris Harris). You'll find five consecutive highlights here. Here's the one we've chosen to include directly here, because 113 MPH is damn impressive. Final: Wisconsin 4, Quad Cities (Royals) 1 Timber Rattlers Top River Bandits - Rodríguez and Middendorf combine for thirteen strikeouts Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Three Quick Strikes: The first-inning Houdini act you just read about helped push RHP Carlos Rodriguez' pitch count to 73 by the time his first Midwest League appearance ended after four scoreless, but that's fine work dancing around six baserunners overall (three walks). This is the Nicaragua native's rookie season in terms of action, as the 2021 6th round pick out of a Florida JUCO did not pitch for an affiliate last year. We've reminded folks so often over the years, every signing is of potential importance - do we need to list how many seemingly obscure players at the time of their signings are in the Brewers big-league peripheral now (Cousins, Topa, Strzelecki, etc.)? Was this June 14th Frontier League press release telling us about RHP Ryan Middendorf just the latest? Sure seems that way. In addition to Rodriguez, shortstop Eduardo Garcia made his Midwest League debut (0-for-4, no K's). Joe Gray Jr.'s on a 1-for-14 skid (home run, however), and it's just been a struggle, with circumstances, we realize (particularly his Lasik-related adjustments), just tough to move the average off the .186 needle this deep into the season. You may realize that our website automatically links player names we type to Baseball Reference pages in our featured stories. But it's going to defer to big leaguers of the same name, so no, Timber Rattlers infielder Jose Acosta is not 131 years old. Nice to see Darrien Miller go deep, and yes, despite the road game, you can catch it within this brief video report. Corner infielder Ashton McGee hasn't played since exiting Tuesday's game after being hit by a pitch. Shortstop Ethan Murray left the same game immediately after scoring on a teammate's RBI groundout, but the throw went to first base, so not an obvious clue there. I'll give it one more night and will dig into the MiLB TV archive if both are still absent. C/1B Wes Clarke last played a week ago, so in essence, the entire Wisconsin bench Friday night was made up of outfielder Reidy Mercado, who was recently promoted from Maryvale, bypassing Carolina. Final: Kannapolis (White Sox) 7, Carolina 6 Comeback Falls Short in 7-6 Loss to Kannapolis - Relievers Pablo Garabitos and Miguel Guerrero combined to total 10 strikeouts and 8.2 IP Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Yet another game summary that lays out the happenings very well. Be sure to review. Three Quick Strikes: Hello there, Jeferson Quero, we've missed you the past ten days. The catcher was the designated hitter in his return. Second baseman Zack Raabe reached base all four times up, his .370 OBP by far the strongest part of his offensive game. We imagine his Spanish language skills have taken a big leap in this, his first season of action in pro ball after not playing in 2021 (8th round pick out of the University of Minnesota). Not the Carolina League debut recently turned 20-year-old RHP Alexander Vallecillo (another native of Nicaragua) envisioned, as wildness and pitch count ended things early. Final: ACL Brewers Gold 8, ACL Athletics 5 Box Score / Game Log Six of the top seven in the batting order are recent newcomers, and with Eduardo Garcia no longer in Carolina (boy, we've mentioned Garcia a lot in this report), this may have been a coming out game / see-you-later game for 2022 first round shortstop Eric Brown Jr. On base four times (two doubles, single, walk, two stolen bases - OK, one throwing error). Congratulations on his first professional base hit to 18-year-old 6'6" right fielder Reece Walling, who declined an opportunity to play at Washington State to become a rare non-drafted high school signing for the Brewers. Although this was his third game, Walling has already walked five times and is sporting a sweet .545 OBP that doesn't quite seem sustainable. An intriguing player, however, and a left-handed bat to boot! RHP's Cameron Wagoner and Tyler Wehrle did indeed make their pro debuts, as was indicated early in this report. Canceled: ACL Brewers Blue at ACL Reds, Covid protocols The issue is with the Reds squad, as their Saturday game has already been canceled. In Saturday AM tradition, the two Maryvale teams are on for this morning. Final: DSL Phillies White 2, DSL Brewers #1 Squad 0, seven innings as scheduled Box Score / Game Log Final: DSL Mariners 9, DSL Brewers #2 Squad 8 Box Score / Game Log For as little as there is to consume in the first box score, crooked numbers abound in the second game listed. Here we are talking about 18-year-old LH-hitting first baseman Yeison Perez yet again. 3-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, and is now slugging .708 through 113 at-bats, are you kidding? 18-year-old catcher Eric Martinez had three hits and is putting together a quietly effective .274/.364/.452 line, in his second pro campaign. Full slate Saturday, I'll catch you again Sunday AM. 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