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  1. Sunday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Wilson and Devanney, as well as Esteury Ruiz, Jon Singleton and Clayton Andrews, with honorable mentions to Trevor Gott and Jonathan Davis. Transactions: N/A Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 8, Jacksonville 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Sounds Take Series With Sunday Victory Nashville stormed back from early deficits of 3-0 and 4-1 to grab this series-clinching win. After the Jumbo Shrimp scored three runs on three hits off starting RHP Marcus Walden (4 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 3 Ks) in the top of the 3rd inning, 1B Weston Wilson (2-for-2, HR, walk, HBP, RBI, SB) was in the thick of the comeback contributions. Wilson led off the bottom of the 3rd inning with a single, stole second base, moved to third on an error and scored on an OF Sal Frelick sacrifice fly. The 4th inning saw a Jacksonville solo homer re-establish their three-run lead, then a two-run blast by SS Cam Devanney (2-for-5, HR, 3 RBIs) and solo shot by Wilson to knot the game 4-4. After LHP Ethan Small entered in relief with a clean 5th inning, OF Esteury Ruiz (2-for-5, double, RBI, SB) doubled, stole third (his 79th stolen base of 2022) and scored on a two-out, RBI single by DH/1B Jon Singleton (2-for-4, walk, RBI) to give the Sounds their first lead. Sensational relief work from rehabbing RHP Trevor Gott (1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 4 Ks) covered most of the 6th and 7th innings, before OF Jonathan Davis (3-for-5, double), Ruiz, Singleton and Devanney collected consecutive hits to lead off the bottom of the 7th inning, opening up the game 8-4. Reliable RHP Hobie Harris collected his sixth save of 2022, working around a single in a scoreless 9th inning. Three Quick Strikes: Frelick didn’t collect a hit or a walk in this game, but a 1st inning hit-by-pitch was enough to extend his on-base streak to 35 games. The teams combined to collect five stolen bases (three by the Sounds: Frelick, Wilson, Ruiz), with no runners caught. The victory gave Nashville a 4-2 series win, but victories elsewhere by Columbus and Toledo mean that the Sounds’ first place advantage remains 4.5 games and 5.0 games over the two pursuers. Nashville has nine games remaining, Toledo 10 and Columbus 11. Toledo actually hosts Columbus for seven games this week, so hopefully they damage each other’s pursuit. Friday’s outlook: Nashville (85-55) travels to face Reds’ affiliate Louisville (56-85), with RHP Victor Castaneda scheduled to make his second AAA start (6 IP, 3 R, 2 Ks in his first start) of 2022 Monday’s contest. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Pensacola 5, Biloxi 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Shuckers’ Win Streak is Snapped at Nine Games A Sunday win in its season finale would have given Biloxi a 10-game winning streak and clinched a winning season, but alas it wasn’t meant to be and the team finished 67-68 in an up-and-down 2022 campaign. Making his second start of the week, RHP Carlos Luna (5 IP, 4 R, 9 H, 1 BB, 6 Ks) held up well through four innings, but three doubles and a single in the 5th inning gave Pensacola a 4-1 lead which it would not relinquish. OF Tristen Lutz (1-for-4, HR, RBI) had homered in the top of that 5th inning to tie the game 1-1, the second consecutive game in which he homered. SS Ethan Murray (1-for-3, double) and OF Terence Doston (1-for-2, walk, RBI) led an attempted 7th inning comeback with a double and RBI single, respectively, but a C Jason Lopez fly out to center field ended that threat with the Shuckers still down 4-2. The team did not register any baserunners in the 8th or 9th innings as it clearly ran out of gas. Speaking of Lopez, he nabbed a runner with a nice throw earlier in the game. Despite the loss, the Shuckers still won the road series 5-1. Three Quick Strikes and a Concern: 25-year old LHP Clayton Andrews (2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 5 Ks) ended the season on a very promising note, retiring six of seven batters, with five of them going down via strikeout. 18-year old OF Jackson Chourio’s thrilling 2022 season ended with this 0-for-4, 2K effort against the Blue Wahoos. Rest assured, he’ll come back with a vengeance to conquer AA baseball next season. Pensacola outhit Biloxi 11-to-3 in this contest and its own season will continue as it qualified for the playoffs by virtue of winning the First Half title. We’ve no word on the status of 25-year old 1B Thomas Dillard, who didn’t play in this final series after going 2-for-4 last week Sunday, last seen drawing an intentional walk as the designated hitter. Hopefully he’s healthy, as the team has an interesting decision on AA vs. AAA placement for 2023 (in what will be his 5th season of minor league ball), given his .755 OPS, supported by 81 walks (though with 157 strikeouts). We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. There’s no rest for the weary, as Nashville is immediately back in action today, Monday. Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Links for affiliate audio Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth
  2. The first place Sounds battled back from an early deficit thanks to homers from Cam Devanney and Weston Wilson. Biloxi’s win streak ended at nine games in its season finale, despite another Tristen Lutz blast. Image courtesy of BrewerFanatic Sunday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Wilson and Devanney, as well as Esteury Ruiz, Jon Singleton and Clayton Andrews, with honorable mentions to Trevor Gott and Jonathan Davis. Transactions: N/A Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 8, Jacksonville 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Sounds Take Series With Sunday Victory Nashville stormed back from early deficits of 3-0 and 4-1 to grab this series-clinching win. After the Jumbo Shrimp scored three runs on three hits off starting RHP Marcus Walden (4 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 3 Ks) in the top of the 3rd inning, 1B Weston Wilson (2-for-2, HR, walk, HBP, RBI, SB) was in the thick of the comeback contributions. Wilson led off the bottom of the 3rd inning with a single, stole second base, moved to third on an error and scored on an OF Sal Frelick sacrifice fly. The 4th inning saw a Jacksonville solo homer re-establish their three-run lead, then a two-run blast by SS Cam Devanney (2-for-5, HR, 3 RBIs) and solo shot by Wilson to knot the game 4-4. After LHP Ethan Small entered in relief with a clean 5th inning, OF Esteury Ruiz (2-for-5, double, RBI, SB) doubled, stole third (his 79th stolen base of 2022) and scored on a two-out, RBI single by DH/1B Jon Singleton (2-for-4, walk, RBI) to give the Sounds their first lead. Sensational relief work from rehabbing RHP Trevor Gott (1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 4 Ks) covered most of the 6th and 7th innings, before OF Jonathan Davis (3-for-5, double), Ruiz, Singleton and Devanney collected consecutive hits to lead off the bottom of the 7th inning, opening up the game 8-4. Reliable RHP Hobie Harris collected his sixth save of 2022, working around a single in a scoreless 9th inning. Three Quick Strikes: Frelick didn’t collect a hit or a walk in this game, but a 1st inning hit-by-pitch was enough to extend his on-base streak to 35 games. The teams combined to collect five stolen bases (three by the Sounds: Frelick, Wilson, Ruiz), with no runners caught. The victory gave Nashville a 4-2 series win, but victories elsewhere by Columbus and Toledo mean that the Sounds’ first place advantage remains 4.5 games and 5.0 games over the two pursuers. Nashville has nine games remaining, Toledo 10 and Columbus 11. Toledo actually hosts Columbus for seven games this week, so hopefully they damage each other’s pursuit. Friday’s outlook: Nashville (85-55) travels to face Reds’ affiliate Louisville (56-85), with RHP Victor Castaneda scheduled to make his second AAA start (6 IP, 3 R, 2 Ks in his first start) of 2022 Monday’s contest. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Pensacola 5, Biloxi 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Shuckers’ Win Streak is Snapped at Nine Games A Sunday win in its season finale would have given Biloxi a 10-game winning streak and clinched a winning season, but alas it wasn’t meant to be and the team finished 67-68 in an up-and-down 2022 campaign. Making his second start of the week, RHP Carlos Luna (5 IP, 4 R, 9 H, 1 BB, 6 Ks) held up well through four innings, but three doubles and a single in the 5th inning gave Pensacola a 4-1 lead which it would not relinquish. OF Tristen Lutz (1-for-4, HR, RBI) had homered in the top of that 5th inning to tie the game 1-1, the second consecutive game in which he homered. SS Ethan Murray (1-for-3, double) and OF Terence Doston (1-for-2, walk, RBI) led an attempted 7th inning comeback with a double and RBI single, respectively, but a C Jason Lopez fly out to center field ended that threat with the Shuckers still down 4-2. The team did not register any baserunners in the 8th or 9th innings as it clearly ran out of gas. Speaking of Lopez, he nabbed a runner with a nice throw earlier in the game. Despite the loss, the Shuckers still won the road series 5-1. Three Quick Strikes and a Concern: 25-year old LHP Clayton Andrews (2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 5 Ks) ended the season on a very promising note, retiring six of seven batters, with five of them going down via strikeout. 18-year old OF Jackson Chourio’s thrilling 2022 season ended with this 0-for-4, 2K effort against the Blue Wahoos. Rest assured, he’ll come back with a vengeance to conquer AA baseball next season. Pensacola outhit Biloxi 11-to-3 in this contest and its own season will continue as it qualified for the playoffs by virtue of winning the First Half title. We’ve no word on the status of 25-year old 1B Thomas Dillard, who didn’t play in this final series after going 2-for-4 last week Sunday, last seen drawing an intentional walk as the designated hitter. Hopefully he’s healthy, as the team has an interesting decision on AA vs. AAA placement for 2023 (in what will be his 5th season of minor league ball), given his .755 OPS, supported by 81 walks (though with 157 strikeouts). We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. There’s no rest for the weary, as Nashville is immediately back in action today, Monday. Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Links for affiliate audio Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth View full article
  3. Friday saw a mixed bag of results, though contending teams Nashville and Carolina were victorious in their road tilts. Biloxi players finally got a chance to open their series after three days of rainouts and split their doubleheader efforts. Wisconsin had a disappointing evening. Along the way, there were two scary moments in which players were forced to immediately be pulled from the game. Some top prospects excelled. Here we go with another busy report! Transactions: - INF/OF Pablo Reyes optioned to AAA Nashville from MLB Brewers (creating space for the reinstatement of INF/OF Jace Peterson) - RHP Arielbi Gonzalez promoted to Low-A Carolina from ACL Brewers Blue - RHP Yerlin Rodriguez promoted to Low-A Carolina from ACL Brewers Gold Final: Nashville 11, Durham (Rays) 8 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: Wiemer, Sounds Slug Past Durham - Joey Wiemer Hits Two of Nashville’s Four Homers in Road Victory Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log First order of business was confirming that Sal Frelick was in fact simply enjoying a day off (he was). A thank you to Spencer Michaelis for splicing these out from the road Bulls broadcast. The Joey Wiemer blasts are in reverse chronological order - In a down season in terms of average and OBP, Wiemer has 19 home runs and is 29-for-32 in stolen base attempts. Wish my down seasons in life were as productive. Take a gander at Wiemer's month-to-month splits. We may never know the extent of the still unconfirmed hand-related woes that apparently impacted his June and July, but with his promotion, Brewers brass saw past that impact. The roadrunner Sounds only attempted two stolen bases, but both Esteury Ruiz and Garrett Mitchell were successful (naturally). Although not snapped when he was with Nashville, have to love the photo of Ruiz sitting atop his MiLB Player Page. When they weren't crushing dingers, the Sounds were 4-for-5 with RISP. Take note, big league club. Not a stellar mound night, Dylan File 106 pitches in just 4.1 innings, and while Cam Robinson opened a get-some-work-in 9th with single-walk-two RBI double, he immediately buckled down to retire the final three batters. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final, Game One: Chattanooga (Reds) 4, Biloxi 2 Box Score / Game Log Final, Game Two: Biloxi 11, Chattanooga 5 Box Score / Game Log Warren Drives in Six Across Two Games as Shuckers Split Doubleheader - Whitley Homers, Walks Four Times for Biloxi Health concerns first from the 3rd inning of Game One - Tristen Lutz was drilled by a pitch right off the protective left ear of his batting helmet, or perhaps just a touch above it. MiLB TV subscribers, go the 01:57:00 hour/minute mark here. Clearly shaken up but somehow managing to stay on his feet, Lutz was immediately whisked into the dugout. Hopefully OK, and surely, Tristen was placed on concussion-watch protocol immediately. Best wishes, young man. Thomas Dillard saw his first 2022 defensive action at a position other than first base when he started for Lutz in left field of Game Two, and wouldn't you know, had an outfield assist. Don't expect days off for Corey Ray or Garrett Whitley while Lutz is sidelined, and Terence Doston remains on the roster and entered for Lutz in Game One. Thanks again, Spencer - a couple of filthy pitches from LHP Robert Gasser here. Gasser deserved a better fate in Game One, as the doubleheader summary detailed well. Gasser walked one, hit one batter, and fanned nine in 5.2 IP, touched for two solo home runs. Here is a direct link to the Shuckers' Twitter Media Page, where you will find ten, count 'em, ten videos from the Friday twinbill. RH starter Victor Castaneda can underwhelm as he did in the nightcap: four shutout innings and handed a six-run lead, then homer - bunt single - line drive single - line drive double - home run to start the 5th. Final: Lansing (Athletics) 3, Wisconsin 2 Rattlers Late Lead Disappears Against Lansing - Lugnuts beat Rattlers 3-2 Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Honestly, I'm trying to picture the combined frustration level of a fan in attendance in Appleton Friday night who was also simultaneously listening to the big-league Brewers game. That game summary is just dripping with what-if's and why's. Nice awaited rebound effort from RHP Israel Puello, though, sweet. Saturday marks ten days since Jackson Chourio (sore right elbow) played. While that Chourio note may bum you out, these two interviews were fun, especially Metzinger, who only learned a minute or two prior he'd be going on the air - Via WSCO's "The Show with Leo and Balky: Timber Rattlers 7th round Louisville third baseman Ben Metzinger (go to the 12:40 minute mark) - also 2021 5th round Duke infielder Ethan Murray (go to the 37:45 minute mark) Speaking of audio -- "The final Los Cascabeles Night of the season was a tough 3-2 loss for the Timber Rattlers. Chris Mehring & Kyle Lobner talk about the positives like Israel Puello, Joe Gray Jr. and Jose Acosta. Joe Ayrault chimes in with a brief history of Hit Batsmen in the Darrien Miller family and more in this edition of the Postgame Podcast." Did we link within our daily reports to the latest T-Rat talk yet, with Darrien Miller? Here you go. As of Sat. AM, about a day and a half left for those sweet jerseys via auction. Final: Carolina 4, Kannapolis (White Sox) 1 Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log At least for the moment, no game summary available for this road contest. The Voice of the Mudcats, Greg Young, Jr., hasn't traveled with the team this season, something hopefully rectified in 2023 and beyond, it's amazing he has provided us with as much as he has this season. Remember Brewers, you own this affiliate! Yes, LHP Leoni De La Cruz was already 23 years old when he signed with the Crew in 2021. Now 24, that should be taken into account. But De La Cruz got an out to strand three baserunners for starter Tyler Woessner and then went on to toss four additional scoreless. That's one of the more impressive relief performances in the system this season. This was Woessner's full-season debut. Via @Joseph Zarr in our Minor league Forum nightly thread: Uh oh, Woessner just took a hard-hit comebacker off his pitching arm/hand? It's hard to tell. The trainer came out and gave skipper Victor Estevez the 'no go' sign. MiLB TV subscribers: Go to the 01:26:25 hour/minute mark here. Ugh, but how lucky have we been to have Joseph somehow monitor so much game action live from his Pacific Northwest farm-cave. We've been privy to details we otherwise would not have been, so thanks, Joseph! 2022 first round pick Eric Brown, Jr. has been idle since Tuesday, three games missed. As is so often the case without a clear in-game exit, we are left to wonder. For all we know, Brown could be on a personal-related absence. No speculation on our part - yet. Monster game for 18-year-old LF Luis Castillo, 4-for-4 with two doubles. He factored into all three run-scoring innings, and in the unique summary-less scenario here, this is an ideal time for you to click on the game log and visit the 2nd, 6th, and 8th innings. It's four evening games for the affiliates Saturday night. Both Nashville (leading) and Carolina (trailing) see 3.5 game differences in their respective standings. Oh, and we kicked off a new "Alumni News and Notes Thread", be sure to check out the Friday nights of Ryan Aguilar and Cody Ponce! Catch you again Sunday morning, folks. Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth View full article
  4. Transactions: - INF/OF Pablo Reyes optioned to AAA Nashville from MLB Brewers (creating space for the reinstatement of INF/OF Jace Peterson) - RHP Arielbi Gonzalez promoted to Low-A Carolina from ACL Brewers Blue - RHP Yerlin Rodriguez promoted to Low-A Carolina from ACL Brewers Gold Final: Nashville 11, Durham (Rays) 8 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: Wiemer, Sounds Slug Past Durham - Joey Wiemer Hits Two of Nashville’s Four Homers in Road Victory Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log First order of business was confirming that Sal Frelick was in fact simply enjoying a day off (he was). A thank you to Spencer Michaelis for splicing these out from the road Bulls broadcast. The Joey Wiemer blasts are in reverse chronological order - In a down season in terms of average and OBP, Wiemer has 19 home runs and is 29-for-32 in stolen base attempts. Wish my down seasons in life were as productive. Take a gander at Wiemer's month-to-month splits. We may never know the extent of the still unconfirmed hand-related woes that apparently impacted his June and July, but with his promotion, Brewers brass saw past that impact. The roadrunner Sounds only attempted two stolen bases, but both Esteury Ruiz and Garrett Mitchell were successful (naturally). Although not snapped when he was with Nashville, have to love the photo of Ruiz sitting atop his MiLB Player Page. When they weren't crushing dingers, the Sounds were 4-for-5 with RISP. Take note, big league club. Not a stellar mound night, Dylan File 106 pitches in just 4.1 innings, and while Cam Robinson opened a get-some-work-in 9th with single-walk-two RBI double, he immediately buckled down to retire the final three batters. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final, Game One: Chattanooga (Reds) 4, Biloxi 2 Box Score / Game Log Final, Game Two: Biloxi 11, Chattanooga 5 Box Score / Game Log Warren Drives in Six Across Two Games as Shuckers Split Doubleheader - Whitley Homers, Walks Four Times for Biloxi Health concerns first from the 3rd inning of Game One - Tristen Lutz was drilled by a pitch right off the protective left ear of his batting helmet, or perhaps just a touch above it. MiLB TV subscribers, go the 01:57:00 hour/minute mark here. Clearly shaken up but somehow managing to stay on his feet, Lutz was immediately whisked into the dugout. Hopefully OK, and surely, Tristen was placed on concussion-watch protocol immediately. Best wishes, young man. Thomas Dillard saw his first 2022 defensive action at a position other than first base when he started for Lutz in left field of Game Two, and wouldn't you know, had an outfield assist. Don't expect days off for Corey Ray or Garrett Whitley while Lutz is sidelined, and Terence Doston remains on the roster and entered for Lutz in Game One. Thanks again, Spencer - a couple of filthy pitches from LHP Robert Gasser here. Gasser deserved a better fate in Game One, as the doubleheader summary detailed well. Gasser walked one, hit one batter, and fanned nine in 5.2 IP, touched for two solo home runs. Here is a direct link to the Shuckers' Twitter Media Page, where you will find ten, count 'em, ten videos from the Friday twinbill. RH starter Victor Castaneda can underwhelm as he did in the nightcap: four shutout innings and handed a six-run lead, then homer - bunt single - line drive single - line drive double - home run to start the 5th. Final: Lansing (Athletics) 3, Wisconsin 2 Rattlers Late Lead Disappears Against Lansing - Lugnuts beat Rattlers 3-2 Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log Honestly, I'm trying to picture the combined frustration level of a fan in attendance in Appleton Friday night who was also simultaneously listening to the big-league Brewers game. That game summary is just dripping with what-if's and why's. Nice awaited rebound effort from RHP Israel Puello, though, sweet. Saturday marks ten days since Jackson Chourio (sore right elbow) played. While that Chourio note may bum you out, these two interviews were fun, especially Metzinger, who only learned a minute or two prior he'd be going on the air - Via WSCO's "The Show with Leo and Balky: Timber Rattlers 7th round Louisville third baseman Ben Metzinger (go to the 12:40 minute mark) - also 2021 5th round Duke infielder Ethan Murray (go to the 37:45 minute mark) Speaking of audio -- "The final Los Cascabeles Night of the season was a tough 3-2 loss for the Timber Rattlers. Chris Mehring & Kyle Lobner talk about the positives like Israel Puello, Joe Gray Jr. and Jose Acosta. Joe Ayrault chimes in with a brief history of Hit Batsmen in the Darrien Miller family and more in this edition of the Postgame Podcast." Did we link within our daily reports to the latest T-Rat talk yet, with Darrien Miller? Here you go. As of Sat. AM, about a day and a half left for those sweet jerseys via auction. Final: Carolina 4, Kannapolis (White Sox) 1 Pre-Game Media Notes / Box Score / Game Log At least for the moment, no game summary available for this road contest. The Voice of the Mudcats, Greg Young, Jr., hasn't traveled with the team this season, something hopefully rectified in 2023 and beyond, it's amazing he has provided us with as much as he has this season. Remember Brewers, you own this affiliate! Yes, LHP Leoni De La Cruz was already 23 years old when he signed with the Crew in 2021. Now 24, that should be taken into account. But De La Cruz got an out to strand three baserunners for starter Tyler Woessner and then went on to toss four additional scoreless. That's one of the more impressive relief performances in the system this season. This was Woessner's full-season debut. Via @Joseph Zarr in our Minor league Forum nightly thread: Uh oh, Woessner just took a hard-hit comebacker off his pitching arm/hand? It's hard to tell. The trainer came out and gave skipper Victor Estevez the 'no go' sign. MiLB TV subscribers: Go to the 01:26:25 hour/minute mark here. Ugh, but how lucky have we been to have Joseph somehow monitor so much game action live from his Pacific Northwest farm-cave. We've been privy to details we otherwise would not have been, so thanks, Joseph! 2022 first round pick Eric Brown, Jr. has been idle since Tuesday, three games missed. As is so often the case without a clear in-game exit, we are left to wonder. For all we know, Brown could be on a personal-related absence. No speculation on our part - yet. Monster game for 18-year-old LF Luis Castillo, 4-for-4 with two doubles. He factored into all three run-scoring innings, and in the unique summary-less scenario here, this is an ideal time for you to click on the game log and visit the 2nd, 6th, and 8th innings. It's four evening games for the affiliates Saturday night. Both Nashville (leading) and Carolina (trailing) see 3.5 game differences in their respective standings. Oh, and we kicked off a new "Alumni News and Notes Thread", be sure to check out the Friday nights of Ryan Aguilar and Cody Ponce! Catch you again Sunday morning, folks. 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
  5. Sunday’s Game Balls go to Jackson Chourio, Marcus Walden, Tristen Lutz, Corey Ray and Nick Bennett, with an honorable mention to Garrett Whitley. Transactions: N/A Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Gwinnett 5, Nashville 3 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 Sunk by Stripers After Late Letdown Given their first-place standing, terrific performance all year and the advantage of playing at home, the Sounds appeared to have this game in hand up 3-0 entering the 8th inning, only to give up a shocking 5-spot and fall 5-3. The loss ensured a 3-3 series split with Gwinnett for the week. Starting RHP Marcus Walden (5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 BB, 8 Ks) had his best outing of the year, while SS Brice Turang (2-for-3, walk, RBI) knocked in the game’s opening run on an RBI single in the 3rd inning. The trouble started in RHP Justin Topa’s (1 2/3 IP, 2 ER) second inning of work and continued with RHP Trevor Kelly (1/3 IP, 3 ER – season ERA balloons to 2.00) unable to put out the flames, with all the damage occurring with two outs – five runs on six consecutive singles. Three Quick Strikes: 3B Weston Wilson (1-for-3, double, sac fly, RBI), OF Joey Wiemer (1-for-4, double) and Matt Lipka (1-for-3, double, RBI) each doubled as the team built that 3-0 lead, while leadoff DH/OF Sal Frelick continued his amazing month by reaching base twice (1-for-3, walk – his AAA OPS is now .981). RHP Hobie Harris (1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks – season ERA of 1.96) pitched a clean 9th inning to give Nashville a final chance, but the offense was unable to re-start as Gwinnett retired the final 10 Sounds in order. Once-heralded and still-grinding 27-year old RHP Zach Brown (1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks) pitched a clean 6th inning to lower his season ERA to 3.08 as he builds his resume for potential future MLB relief work. Next week’s outlook: Nashville (66-44) hits the road to take on 60-51 Jacksonville (Marlins’ AAA affiliate). Rehabbing RHP Adrian Houser is expected to start Game One of the series. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 7, Rocket City 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Biloxi Rallies To Claim Series Finale LHP Nick Bennett (6 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 Ks) faced just 17 batters while sailing through a scoreless initial five innings, before the wheels suddenly jammed as the Trash Pandas went back-to-back-to-back with three consecutive homers to lead off the top of the 6th inning. Of course, to Bennett’s credit, he recovered to finish the inning with no further damage and his team only down 3-2. That initial Shucker lead came courtesy of a 1st inning OF Corey Ray (2-for-3, HR, HBP, RBI) leadoff homer, then OF Garrett Whitley (2-for-4, double, 2 RBIs) singling and scoring on a DH/OF Tristen Lutz (2-for-3, double, walk, 3 RBIs) single in the 4th inning. Unlike the aforementioned Sounds’ game, Biloxi’s offense was able to immediately get back into gear, with Ray and SS Andruw Monsterio (1-for-4, RBI) singling and both scoring on a Whitley double to re-claim the lead 4-3 in the bottom of the 6th inning. After RHP Robbie Hitt allowed a run to tie it up again, 2B Yeison Coca (1-for-3, walk) walked and scored on a groundout to grab a 5-4 advantage, then Lutz doubled in two more runs to provide a 7-4 cushion in the bottom of the 7th inning. By winning both weekend games, Biloxi was able to grab a 3-3 series tie for the week. Three Quick Strikes: RHP Nash Walters (1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 Ks) continued his notable 2022 resurgence by getting the final four outs of the game and earn his first save of the year. 3B Cam Devanney is in a bit of a slump (0-for-4 in this game, 6-for-43 in August), although this writer still believes in him after his amazing first four months of 2022. It’s honestly good to see old friend 27-year old 1B/OF Ryan Aguilar (.889 season OPS; 13th homer of the year in this game) playing regularly and playing well for Rocket City. He was an intriguing prospect given the amount of center field time the Brewers’ gave him before his nightmare 2021 campaign which led to his exit. Next week’s outlook: Biloxi (54-52) goes on the road to face 53-48 Montgomery (Rays’ AA affiliate). RHP TJ Shook (3.86 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 10.0 K/9 in 98 High-A/AA innings) is scheduled to get the first crack at the Biscuits. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Wisconsin 5, South Bend 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, details: Brewers' Chourio homers on four-hit day Don’t miss the terrific video highlights put together by the Rattlers’ media team: Wisconsin’s offense came through early to give their tired staff much-needed support, as a leadoff C Darrien Miller walk was followed by OF Jackson Chourio annihilating a 3-0 pitch for his 4th homer as a Timber Rattler (and his 16th of the year) for a 2-0 lead. Chourio was something of a one-man wrecking crew, going 4-for-4 in the game with 2 RBIs. Tied 2-2 in the 3rd inning, Miller and Chourio again led the charge, walking and singling with one out, then scoring on RBI singles by C Jeferson Quero (2-for-4, RBI) and SS Eduardo Garcia (2-for-4, RBI). A wild pitch added another run for a 5-2 advantage. Facing the Cubs for the second time in six days, RHP Israel Puello (3 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 6 BB, 2 Ks) again struggled, walking batters each and every inning, including the last three hitters he faced. Thankfully, RHP Christian Tripp (1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 2 Ks) managed to strand two of three inherited runners to limit the damage and exit the frame up 5-3. From there, it wasn’t easy, but RHPs Taylor Floyd (2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K) and James Meeker (2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 1 K) managed to battle through traffic to pitch four shutout innings, giving Meeker his 11th save of the year. South Bend actually has men on 2nd and 3rd base with one out in the top of the 9th inning before Meeker delivered a full-count strikeout and then induced a line out to left field to end the win, giving the Timber Rattlers a hard-earned 4-2 series victory. Three Quick Strikes: After Puello’s rough Tuesday outing (3 2/3 IP, 7 ER), I’d imagine that Manager Joe Ayrault wanted to give him a full week of rest, but that theoretical plan (if it existed) needed to be shelved after the team was forced into a bullpen game on Saturday (given RHP Justin Bullock’s absence). Both teams were generous in their own way in this game, with the Cubs going 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position, while the Timber Rattlers allowed four Cubs’ stolen bases with zero caught stealing. For the second straight game, Miller (0-for-2, 3 BB) walked three times in the leadoff spot, so it’s a safe bet he’ll continue in the role. Next week’s outlook: Wisconsin (58-49) travels to battle 63-45 Cedar Rapids (Twins’ High-A affiliate) this week. RHP Justin Jarvis (3.74 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 10.0 K/9 in 110 2/2 innings) is expected to start the opener. Carolina Pre-Game Notes (not available) Final: Delmarva 3, Carolina 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats’ website, game details: Carolina Wastes Early Lead in Series Splitting Loss Starting RHP Fernando Olguin (5 IP, 2 R, 10 H, 1 BB, 5 Ks) had kept a zero on the board in spite of giving up a hit in each of the first five innings, before his fortune ran out in the bottom of the 6th inning. By contrast, both initial Carolina runs (2nd and 5th inning) were produced without the benefit of a hit, as they were actually outhit 13-5 in the contest. Of course, the Mudcats did walk six times and get hit by a pitch, but they’ll rue their 0-for-7 output with runners in scoring position. That fateful 6th inning went single, triple, single before RHP Miguel Guerrero (2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 Ks) entered in relief. Three Shorebird singles off Guerrero in the 7th inning gave them the only lead they would ever need in claiming a come-from-behind win to knot the series 3-3. Three Quick Strikes: 19-year old RHP Jeison Pena (1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K – lowering season ERA to 3.38 in ACL/Low-A) pitched a scoreless 8th inning to give his teammates a chance to tie it up, but unfortunately Delmarva retired the Mudcat hitters in order in the 9th inning. 2B Jadher Areinamo (2-for-4, SB) and DH/SS Eric Brown Jr. (1-for-3, double, walk) each reached base twice to lead the Mudcat offense, although each were also caught stealing. OF Hendry Mendez exited the game in the bottom of the 6th inning. Let’s hope this was a scheduled time-share with OF Jace Avina as part of Mendez’ re-introduction to action after a recent injury. Next week’s outlook: Carolina (55-53) returns home to face 47-60 Fayetteville (Astros’ Low-A affiliate). Expect RHP Jeferson Figueroa to start the series opener, still looking for his first organizational win. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Good luck on Monday DSL/ACL squads! 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  6. Wisconsin held on for a hard-won series victory, led by a Chourio masterpiece. Biloxi withstood three consecutive homers in a comeback victory. Nashville and Carolina unfortunately gave up late leads in tough losses. Sunday’s Game Balls go to Jackson Chourio, Marcus Walden, Tristen Lutz, Corey Ray and Nick Bennett, with an honorable mention to Garrett Whitley. Transactions: N/A Game Action: Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Gwinnett 5, Nashville 3 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 Sunk by Stripers After Late Letdown Given their first-place standing, terrific performance all year and the advantage of playing at home, the Sounds appeared to have this game in hand up 3-0 entering the 8th inning, only to give up a shocking 5-spot and fall 5-3. The loss ensured a 3-3 series split with Gwinnett for the week. Starting RHP Marcus Walden (5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 BB, 8 Ks) had his best outing of the year, while SS Brice Turang (2-for-3, walk, RBI) knocked in the game’s opening run on an RBI single in the 3rd inning. The trouble started in RHP Justin Topa’s (1 2/3 IP, 2 ER) second inning of work and continued with RHP Trevor Kelly (1/3 IP, 3 ER – season ERA balloons to 2.00) unable to put out the flames, with all the damage occurring with two outs – five runs on six consecutive singles. Three Quick Strikes: 3B Weston Wilson (1-for-3, double, sac fly, RBI), OF Joey Wiemer (1-for-4, double) and Matt Lipka (1-for-3, double, RBI) each doubled as the team built that 3-0 lead, while leadoff DH/OF Sal Frelick continued his amazing month by reaching base twice (1-for-3, walk – his AAA OPS is now .981). RHP Hobie Harris (1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks – season ERA of 1.96) pitched a clean 9th inning to give Nashville a final chance, but the offense was unable to re-start as Gwinnett retired the final 10 Sounds in order. Once-heralded and still-grinding 27-year old RHP Zach Brown (1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks) pitched a clean 6th inning to lower his season ERA to 3.08 as he builds his resume for potential future MLB relief work. Next week’s outlook: Nashville (66-44) hits the road to take on 60-51 Jacksonville (Marlins’ AAA affiliate). Rehabbing RHP Adrian Houser is expected to start Game One of the series. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 7, Rocket City 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Biloxi Rallies To Claim Series Finale LHP Nick Bennett (6 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 Ks) faced just 17 batters while sailing through a scoreless initial five innings, before the wheels suddenly jammed as the Trash Pandas went back-to-back-to-back with three consecutive homers to lead off the top of the 6th inning. Of course, to Bennett’s credit, he recovered to finish the inning with no further damage and his team only down 3-2. That initial Shucker lead came courtesy of a 1st inning OF Corey Ray (2-for-3, HR, HBP, RBI) leadoff homer, then OF Garrett Whitley (2-for-4, double, 2 RBIs) singling and scoring on a DH/OF Tristen Lutz (2-for-3, double, walk, 3 RBIs) single in the 4th inning. Unlike the aforementioned Sounds’ game, Biloxi’s offense was able to immediately get back into gear, with Ray and SS Andruw Monsterio (1-for-4, RBI) singling and both scoring on a Whitley double to re-claim the lead 4-3 in the bottom of the 6th inning. After RHP Robbie Hitt allowed a run to tie it up again, 2B Yeison Coca (1-for-3, walk) walked and scored on a groundout to grab a 5-4 advantage, then Lutz doubled in two more runs to provide a 7-4 cushion in the bottom of the 7th inning. By winning both weekend games, Biloxi was able to grab a 3-3 series tie for the week. Three Quick Strikes: RHP Nash Walters (1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 Ks) continued his notable 2022 resurgence by getting the final four outs of the game and earn his first save of the year. 3B Cam Devanney is in a bit of a slump (0-for-4 in this game, 6-for-43 in August), although this writer still believes in him after his amazing first four months of 2022. It’s honestly good to see old friend 27-year old 1B/OF Ryan Aguilar (.889 season OPS; 13th homer of the year in this game) playing regularly and playing well for Rocket City. He was an intriguing prospect given the amount of center field time the Brewers’ gave him before his nightmare 2021 campaign which led to his exit. Next week’s outlook: Biloxi (54-52) goes on the road to face 53-48 Montgomery (Rays’ AA affiliate). RHP TJ Shook (3.86 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 10.0 K/9 in 98 High-A/AA innings) is scheduled to get the first crack at the Biscuits. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Wisconsin 5, South Bend 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, details: Brewers' Chourio homers on four-hit day Don’t miss the terrific video highlights put together by the Rattlers’ media team: Wisconsin’s offense came through early to give their tired staff much-needed support, as a leadoff C Darrien Miller walk was followed by OF Jackson Chourio annihilating a 3-0 pitch for his 4th homer as a Timber Rattler (and his 16th of the year) for a 2-0 lead. Chourio was something of a one-man wrecking crew, going 4-for-4 in the game with 2 RBIs. Tied 2-2 in the 3rd inning, Miller and Chourio again led the charge, walking and singling with one out, then scoring on RBI singles by C Jeferson Quero (2-for-4, RBI) and SS Eduardo Garcia (2-for-4, RBI). A wild pitch added another run for a 5-2 advantage. Facing the Cubs for the second time in six days, RHP Israel Puello (3 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 6 BB, 2 Ks) again struggled, walking batters each and every inning, including the last three hitters he faced. Thankfully, RHP Christian Tripp (1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 2 Ks) managed to strand two of three inherited runners to limit the damage and exit the frame up 5-3. From there, it wasn’t easy, but RHPs Taylor Floyd (2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K) and James Meeker (2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 1 K) managed to battle through traffic to pitch four shutout innings, giving Meeker his 11th save of the year. South Bend actually has men on 2nd and 3rd base with one out in the top of the 9th inning before Meeker delivered a full-count strikeout and then induced a line out to left field to end the win, giving the Timber Rattlers a hard-earned 4-2 series victory. Three Quick Strikes: After Puello’s rough Tuesday outing (3 2/3 IP, 7 ER), I’d imagine that Manager Joe Ayrault wanted to give him a full week of rest, but that theoretical plan (if it existed) needed to be shelved after the team was forced into a bullpen game on Saturday (given RHP Justin Bullock’s absence). Both teams were generous in their own way in this game, with the Cubs going 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position, while the Timber Rattlers allowed four Cubs’ stolen bases with zero caught stealing. For the second straight game, Miller (0-for-2, 3 BB) walked three times in the leadoff spot, so it’s a safe bet he’ll continue in the role. Next week’s outlook: Wisconsin (58-49) travels to battle 63-45 Cedar Rapids (Twins’ High-A affiliate) this week. RHP Justin Jarvis (3.74 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 10.0 K/9 in 110 2/2 innings) is expected to start the opener. Carolina Pre-Game Notes (not available) Final: Delmarva 3, Carolina 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats’ website, game details: Carolina Wastes Early Lead in Series Splitting Loss Starting RHP Fernando Olguin (5 IP, 2 R, 10 H, 1 BB, 5 Ks) had kept a zero on the board in spite of giving up a hit in each of the first five innings, before his fortune ran out in the bottom of the 6th inning. By contrast, both initial Carolina runs (2nd and 5th inning) were produced without the benefit of a hit, as they were actually outhit 13-5 in the contest. Of course, the Mudcats did walk six times and get hit by a pitch, but they’ll rue their 0-for-7 output with runners in scoring position. That fateful 6th inning went single, triple, single before RHP Miguel Guerrero (2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 Ks) entered in relief. Three Shorebird singles off Guerrero in the 7th inning gave them the only lead they would ever need in claiming a come-from-behind win to knot the series 3-3. Three Quick Strikes: 19-year old RHP Jeison Pena (1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K – lowering season ERA to 3.38 in ACL/Low-A) pitched a scoreless 8th inning to give his teammates a chance to tie it up, but unfortunately Delmarva retired the Mudcat hitters in order in the 9th inning. 2B Jadher Areinamo (2-for-4, SB) and DH/SS Eric Brown Jr. (1-for-3, double, walk) each reached base twice to lead the Mudcat offense, although each were also caught stealing. OF Hendry Mendez exited the game in the bottom of the 6th inning. Let’s hope this was a scheduled time-share with OF Jace Avina as part of Mendez’ re-introduction to action after a recent injury. Next week’s outlook: Carolina (55-53) returns home to face 47-60 Fayetteville (Astros’ Low-A affiliate). Expect RHP Jeferson Figueroa to start the series opener, still looking for his first organizational win. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Good luck on Monday DSL/ACL squads! 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  7. The Shuckers grabbed an early 4-1 lead, but defensive difficulties knotted it 4-4 before their suddenly lock down bullpen carried them to an extra inning win, with Tristen Lutz getting to play hero. Zach Vennaro earned that victory with two innings of stellar work, not even allowing Manfred’s ghost to advance. The efforts earned Biloxi a 3-3 series split. There was little to cheer in the Carolina or Nashville games, though Hedbert Perez continues his terrific resurgence (7th homer of the year). Each squad dropped its series 4-2 this week. Wisconsin never got a chance to even up their series in Beloit, with the Covid cancellation leaving them with a 3-2 series loss. Sunday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Lutz, Perez, Vennaro, Jakson Reetz and Mario Feliciano. Transactions: N/A Hopefully Wisconsin’s Covid cancellation doesn’t result player unavailability in the coming week. Fingers crossed! Game Action: Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Myrtle Beach 15, Carolina 6 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats’ website, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Mudcats Fall in Series Finale 15-6 to Myrtle Beach Carolina needed a victory in their finale against the excellent Myrtle Beach squad, but were essentially blown out of their own building, falling behind 5-0 (first inning) and 10-2 (third inning). Two game-opening walks issued by starting RHP Jefferson Figueroa were followed by an error, triple, two more errors and a wild pitch to put the Mudcats in an early 4-0 hole. On the bright side, Carolina leadoff man Eduardo Garcia homered to start the bottom of the first inning. Hedbert Perez then did the same in the second inning to cut it to 5-2, with a single and walk bringing the Mudcats’ potential game-tying run to the plate with just one out. However, opposing starter Tyler Schaffler dispatched that threat (strikeout, ground out) and the Pelicans’ offense erupted for five runs in the 3rd inning. None of the first four Mudcat pitchers were immune from the beatdown, as Figueroa, Brannon Jordan, Jakob Brustoski and Miguel Segura all struggled. Let’s give credit to Segura for at least covering five innings of work though, thus saving a few arms. Jackson Chourio had a rare game-to-forget, going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts. I hate to bring attention to him this way, but that spotlight is not going to dim anytime soon, for better or worse. Shake it off, young man! We appreciate you! Performances of Note: Hedbert Perez – 2-4, HR, double, 2 RBIs Hendry Mendez – 2-3, walk Eduardo Garcia – 1-4, HR, walk, RBI Jheremy Vargas – 1-3, walk, 2 RBIs Jesus Chirinos – 1-4, RBI Jefferson Figueroa (Loss) – 2/3 IP, 5 R (1 ER), 1 H, 3 BB, 1 WP, 0 Ks Miguel Segura – 5 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 2 Ks Karlos Morales – 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K Next week’s outlook: The 30-27 Mudcats hit the road to take on Royals’ Low-A affiliate Columbia (16-41). Expect one of RHPs Stiven Cruz, Edwin Jimenez or Israel Puello to start in the opening game. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Cancelled Due to Covid Safety Measures (Will Not Be Rescheduled) Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, rainout details: Sunday’s Timber Rattlers Game at Beloit Canceled Wisconsin was poised to grab a 3-3 series split with a victory in the finale, but never got the chance due to cancellation based on Covid concerns. Next week’s outlook: The 33-23 Timber Rattlers remain on the road to take on Dodgers’ High-A affiliate Great Lakes (33-24). Expect LHP Russell Smith (5 2/3 IP, 2 runs, 8 Ks last outing) to start the opener after missing his chance to throw today. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 5, Tennessee 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Shuckers Walk Off Smokies for Second Time in Series Finale This was the only competitive game for the Brewers’ minor league affiliates, but Biloxi and Chattanooga gave us a doozy. Starter TJ Shook shrugged off a leadoff homer (INF Chase Stumpf’s 12th of the year) to prevent any more damage over the first four innings, though there was a bit of traffic (stranded two runners in each of the 2nd and 3rd innings). Biloxi responded in a big way in that same first inning, with a two-run Jakson Reetz double and RBI singles by Tristen Lutz and Cam Devanney giving the team a 4-1 lead. Shook’s 5th inning should have been straightforward, in spite of a leadoff walk. This was followed by a strikeout, high fly ball to left field and a grounder to first base. Unfortunately, that fly ball got caught in the lights (Lutz couldn’t see it) and the grounder somehow eluded both Noah Campbell at first base and Joey Wiemer in right field, giving the Smokies a lifeline. RHP Robbie Hitt entered the 4-2 game, with two on and one out, but a Reetz throwing error allowed both inherited runners to score. Shuckers 4, Smokies 4 – all to play for. To his credit, Hitt retired five consecutive batters, then handed over to RHP Arnaldo Hernandez. Hernandez pitched a clean 7th inning, but faced serious trouble with consecutive walks and a wild pitch to commence the 8th inning. However, he pulled a great escape, getting a harmless ground out and then an unconventional double play (left field to shortstop to double up the runner at 2nd base) to keep things even. RHP Vennaro entered to cover the 9th inning and more, working around a leadoff walk in the 9th inning and then retiring the next six batters in order. Offensively, Biloxi put two players on base in the 6th inning (single, error), had a leadoff 7th inning walk, a leadoff 8th inning double (Reetz) and a one-out 9th inning walk, but couldn’t convert any of the chances. On any other night, they’d be ruing the missed opportunities, but not this evening. Gifted with Manfred’s ghost (in the form of pinch-runner Terence Doston) on 2nd base to start the bottom of the 10th inning, Mr. Lutz made sure to end it immediately, smacking the game-winning single to left field. Performances of Note: Jakson Reetz – 2-5, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs Tristen Lutz – 2-5, 2 RBIs Sal Frelick – 2-5 Cam Devanney – 1-3, walk, RBI Joey Wiemer – 1-4, SB TJ Shook – 4 1/3 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 6 H, 3 BB, 4 Ks Robbie Hitt – 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 Ks Arnaldo Hernandez – 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 WP, 1 K Zach Vennaro (Win) – 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 Ks Next week’s outlook: The 26-29 Shuckers will bus to Reds’ AA affiliate Chattanooga (30-27). Expect promising LHP Brandon Knarr (6 IP, 1 run, 8 Ks in his AA debut last week) to handle the series opener. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Norfolk 7, Nashville 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details: Sounds Drop Finale, Lose Six-Game Series to Norfolk The Sounds needed a win at home in the finale to salvage a 3-3 series split against Norfolk, but it was not to be on this day. The Tides’ bats were active, with eight hits scoring five runs over the first four innings of the game against Nashville starting RHP Dylan File. OF Corey Ray managed to double and score in the third inning to cut the deficit to 2-1, but a three-run 4th inning put the Sounds back on their heels down 5-1. A Pablo Reyes double and Mario Feliciano RBI single had them back in business down 5-2 with one out in the 4th inning, but old friend Marcos Diplan came on in relief to eliminate the threat and earn the win. Feliciano was the bright spot for Nashville, reaching base three times as he continues to prove his offensive capability (now hitting .301 on the season, though waiting for the power to come through). The game also marked a return to AAA for RHP Luke Barker after recently being optioned from the Big Club. Performances of Note: Mario Feliciano – 2-3, double, walk, RBI Corey Ray – 1-4, double Pablo Reyes – 1-4, double Jonathan Davis – 1-3, walk Abraham Almonte – 1-3, walk Dylan File (Loss) – 4 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 3 BB, 2 Ks Alec Bettinger – 4 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 4 BB, 5 Ks Luke Barker – 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Next week’s outlook: Nashville (36-23) will be away this week to battle Cardinals’ AAA affiliate Memphis (35-25). Expect dominant LHP Ethan Small (2.41 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 11.0 K/9 in 41 innings) to start the series opener. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Enjoy your travel day, young fellas! As for the rookie ball teams, their schedule pages for Monday are listed below. Arizona Complex League Scoreboard Dominican Summer League Scoreboard Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth
  8. Biloxi’s bullpen took care of business, enabling Tristen Lutz to hit the game-winning single in extra innings. Nashville was outplayed and looks forward to a better week ahead. The Wisconsin-Beloit finale was Covid-ed out and will not be made up. Carolina couldn’t keep up with Myrtle Beach. The Shuckers grabbed an early 4-1 lead, but defensive difficulties knotted it 4-4 before their suddenly lock down bullpen carried them to an extra inning win, with Tristen Lutz getting to play hero. Zach Vennaro earned that victory with two innings of stellar work, not even allowing Manfred’s ghost to advance. The efforts earned Biloxi a 3-3 series split. There was little to cheer in the Carolina or Nashville games, though Hedbert Perez continues his terrific resurgence (7th homer of the year). Each squad dropped its series 4-2 this week. Wisconsin never got a chance to even up their series in Beloit, with the Covid cancellation leaving them with a 3-2 series loss. Sunday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Lutz, Perez, Vennaro, Jakson Reetz and Mario Feliciano. Transactions: N/A Hopefully Wisconsin’s Covid cancellation doesn’t result player unavailability in the coming week. Fingers crossed! Game Action: Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Myrtle Beach 15, Carolina 6 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats’ website, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Mudcats Fall in Series Finale 15-6 to Myrtle Beach Carolina needed a victory in their finale against the excellent Myrtle Beach squad, but were essentially blown out of their own building, falling behind 5-0 (first inning) and 10-2 (third inning). Two game-opening walks issued by starting RHP Jefferson Figueroa were followed by an error, triple, two more errors and a wild pitch to put the Mudcats in an early 4-0 hole. On the bright side, Carolina leadoff man Eduardo Garcia homered to start the bottom of the first inning. Hedbert Perez then did the same in the second inning to cut it to 5-2, with a single and walk bringing the Mudcats’ potential game-tying run to the plate with just one out. However, opposing starter Tyler Schaffler dispatched that threat (strikeout, ground out) and the Pelicans’ offense erupted for five runs in the 3rd inning. None of the first four Mudcat pitchers were immune from the beatdown, as Figueroa, Brannon Jordan, Jakob Brustoski and Miguel Segura all struggled. Let’s give credit to Segura for at least covering five innings of work though, thus saving a few arms. Jackson Chourio had a rare game-to-forget, going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts. I hate to bring attention to him this way, but that spotlight is not going to dim anytime soon, for better or worse. Shake it off, young man! We appreciate you! Performances of Note: Hedbert Perez – 2-4, HR, double, 2 RBIs Hendry Mendez – 2-3, walk Eduardo Garcia – 1-4, HR, walk, RBI Jheremy Vargas – 1-3, walk, 2 RBIs Jesus Chirinos – 1-4, RBI Jefferson Figueroa (Loss) – 2/3 IP, 5 R (1 ER), 1 H, 3 BB, 1 WP, 0 Ks Miguel Segura – 5 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 2 Ks Karlos Morales – 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K Next week’s outlook: The 30-27 Mudcats hit the road to take on Royals’ Low-A affiliate Columbia (16-41). Expect one of RHPs Stiven Cruz, Edwin Jimenez or Israel Puello to start in the opening game. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Cancelled Due to Covid Safety Measures (Will Not Be Rescheduled) Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, rainout details: Sunday’s Timber Rattlers Game at Beloit Canceled Wisconsin was poised to grab a 3-3 series split with a victory in the finale, but never got the chance due to cancellation based on Covid concerns. Next week’s outlook: The 33-23 Timber Rattlers remain on the road to take on Dodgers’ High-A affiliate Great Lakes (33-24). Expect LHP Russell Smith (5 2/3 IP, 2 runs, 8 Ks last outing) to start the opener after missing his chance to throw today. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 5, Tennessee 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Shuckers Walk Off Smokies for Second Time in Series Finale This was the only competitive game for the Brewers’ minor league affiliates, but Biloxi and Chattanooga gave us a doozy. Starter TJ Shook shrugged off a leadoff homer (INF Chase Stumpf’s 12th of the year) to prevent any more damage over the first four innings, though there was a bit of traffic (stranded two runners in each of the 2nd and 3rd innings). Biloxi responded in a big way in that same first inning, with a two-run Jakson Reetz double and RBI singles by Tristen Lutz and Cam Devanney giving the team a 4-1 lead. Shook’s 5th inning should have been straightforward, in spite of a leadoff walk. This was followed by a strikeout, high fly ball to left field and a grounder to first base. Unfortunately, that fly ball got caught in the lights (Lutz couldn’t see it) and the grounder somehow eluded both Noah Campbell at first base and Joey Wiemer in right field, giving the Smokies a lifeline. RHP Robbie Hitt entered the 4-2 game, with two on and one out, but a Reetz throwing error allowed both inherited runners to score. Shuckers 4, Smokies 4 – all to play for. To his credit, Hitt retired five consecutive batters, then handed over to RHP Arnaldo Hernandez. Hernandez pitched a clean 7th inning, but faced serious trouble with consecutive walks and a wild pitch to commence the 8th inning. However, he pulled a great escape, getting a harmless ground out and then an unconventional double play (left field to shortstop to double up the runner at 2nd base) to keep things even. RHP Vennaro entered to cover the 9th inning and more, working around a leadoff walk in the 9th inning and then retiring the next six batters in order. Offensively, Biloxi put two players on base in the 6th inning (single, error), had a leadoff 7th inning walk, a leadoff 8th inning double (Reetz) and a one-out 9th inning walk, but couldn’t convert any of the chances. On any other night, they’d be ruing the missed opportunities, but not this evening. Gifted with Manfred’s ghost (in the form of pinch-runner Terence Doston) on 2nd base to start the bottom of the 10th inning, Mr. Lutz made sure to end it immediately, smacking the game-winning single to left field. Performances of Note: Jakson Reetz – 2-5, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs Tristen Lutz – 2-5, 2 RBIs Sal Frelick – 2-5 Cam Devanney – 1-3, walk, RBI Joey Wiemer – 1-4, SB TJ Shook – 4 1/3 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 6 H, 3 BB, 4 Ks Robbie Hitt – 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 Ks Arnaldo Hernandez – 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 WP, 1 K Zach Vennaro (Win) – 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 Ks Next week’s outlook: The 26-29 Shuckers will bus to Reds’ AA affiliate Chattanooga (30-27). Expect promising LHP Brandon Knarr (6 IP, 1 run, 8 Ks in his AA debut last week) to handle the series opener. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Norfolk 7, Nashville 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details: Sounds Drop Finale, Lose Six-Game Series to Norfolk The Sounds needed a win at home in the finale to salvage a 3-3 series split against Norfolk, but it was not to be on this day. The Tides’ bats were active, with eight hits scoring five runs over the first four innings of the game against Nashville starting RHP Dylan File. OF Corey Ray managed to double and score in the third inning to cut the deficit to 2-1, but a three-run 4th inning put the Sounds back on their heels down 5-1. A Pablo Reyes double and Mario Feliciano RBI single had them back in business down 5-2 with one out in the 4th inning, but old friend Marcos Diplan came on in relief to eliminate the threat and earn the win. Feliciano was the bright spot for Nashville, reaching base three times as he continues to prove his offensive capability (now hitting .301 on the season, though waiting for the power to come through). The game also marked a return to AAA for RHP Luke Barker after recently being optioned from the Big Club. Performances of Note: Mario Feliciano – 2-3, double, walk, RBI Corey Ray – 1-4, double Pablo Reyes – 1-4, double Jonathan Davis – 1-3, walk Abraham Almonte – 1-3, walk Dylan File (Loss) – 4 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 3 BB, 2 Ks Alec Bettinger – 4 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 4 BB, 5 Ks Luke Barker – 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Next week’s outlook: Nashville (36-23) will be away this week to battle Cardinals’ AAA affiliate Memphis (35-25). Expect dominant LHP Ethan Small (2.41 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 11.0 K/9 in 41 innings) to start the series opener. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Enjoy your travel day, young fellas! As for the rookie ball teams, their schedule pages for Monday are listed below. Arizona Complex League Scoreboard Dominican Summer League Scoreboard Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth View full article
  9. Thursday night featured strong performances from some of the usual suspects (homers from Jackson Chourio, Mark Mathias and Tristen Lutz; Brandon Knarr 1-run over 6 innings of work), encouraging signs from Stiven Cruz and Jeferson Quero, a rare off night by the usually-stout Josh Lindblom and then surprising contributions from Terence Doston, Yeison Coca, Noah Campbell and Garrett Whitley. Hopefully, the Mudcats can finish off their rain-delayed contest on Friday (they lead 5-2), thus enabling the Brewers' MILB squads to call this a 2-2 night. And Wisconsin had better rediscover its offense, as they're now riding a 23-inning scoreless streak. Game Balls for this Thursday night go to Doston, Knarr, Quero, Lutz and Christian Tripp. Transactions: OF Arbert Cipion assigned to High-A Wisconsin from Low-A Carolina INF Jose Acosta (recently acquired from Texas Rangers for cash considerations) assigned to High-A Wisconsin from Low-A Carolina C Alex Hall’s contracted selected by MLB Brewers from High-A Wisconsin, replacing C Omar Narvaez who went on the Covid-19 injured list Game Action: Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Postponed, to Conclude Tomorrow: Carolina 5, Lynchburg 2 (top of 8th inning) Box Score / Game Log The work in this Battle for First Place will need to continue on Friday, with the contest paused in the top of the 8th inning due to rain. RHP Stiven Cruz had a decent bounce-back outing, keeping the Hillcats off the board through the first 5 innings, though Lynchburg did put at least one runner on base in each of those innings. Carolina grabbed a 2nd inning lead, with an RBI single by Jheremy Vargas driving in Oswel Leones (who’d doubled). That advantage increased to 2-0 in the 6th inning on a Jesus Chirinos RBI single to bring home Jeferson Quero (who’d also doubled). However, Lynchburg finally came through against Mr. Cruz in that same 6th inning, going triple-triple-double to knot the score 2-2 with 1 out. Never fear, as RHP Christian Tripp came in to strand that last runner at second base, getting a strike out and a ground out. With the rains menacing in the 8th inning, the Mudcat offense came to life, with Jackson Chourio (now recognized as one of the top 50 prospects in all of baseball) leading off the inning with his 3rd homer of the season to give Carolina a 3-2 lead. Chourio’s dinger was followed by Hendry Mendez’s first pitch double and then Quero’s second pitch, 2-run blast over the center field wall for a sudden 5-2 Mudcat advantage. Leones then walked and the balance of the game was postponed by rain, to conclude on Friday. Let’s give extra credit to Carolina’s defense, in particular Mr. Quero for throwing out two attempted base stealers (vs. yielding zero steals) and Mr. Cruz for picking off a runner in the first inning. Performances of Note: Jeferson Quero – 2-4, HR, double, 2 RBIs Oswel Leones – 2-3, 2 doubles, walk Jackson Chourio – 1-4, HR, RBI Eduardo Garcia – 1-4, double Hendry Mendez – 1-4, double Jesus Chirinos – 1-2, walk, RBI Jheremy Vargas – 1-3, RBI Stiven Cruz – 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 5 Ks Christian Tripp (pitcher of record) – 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 Ks Friday’s outlook: After Carolina tries to polish off the remainder of Thursday night’s game, RHP Israel Puello (6.55 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 12.3 K/9 in 33 innings) is scheduled to make his 10th appearance of the season, as the Mudcats aim to win both and even the series at 2-2. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Peoria 4, Wisconsin 0 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, game details: Rattlers Miss Their Chances in 4-0 Loss Enjoy the video highlights which are always exceptional when the Rattlers play at home: Things are again tightening up atop the Midwest League’s West Division, just as Wisconsin’s offense has unfortunately gone cold. With this loss, the Timber Rattlers are one game behind first place Cedar Rapids and one game ahead of third place South Bend. LHP Brandon Knarr was the tough luck loser-of-record in this game, despite once again dominating the opposition, this time only giving up 1 run on 3 hits over 6 innings. That run came around in the 6th inning via some old school baseball: leadoff double, sacrifice bunt, sacrifice fly. Meanwhile, Wisconsin’s best offensive chance came and went in the 2nd and 4th innings, when nothing was garnered from a 1st and 2nd, 1-out situation and a 1st and 2nd nobody out opportunity. For the game, the Timber Rattlers went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position, but to be fair Peoria weren’t much better in this particular department (3-for-17). Coupled with Wednesday’s shutout and a few innings on Tuesday, Wisconsin’s scoreless streak has now reached 23 innings. Gulp. Although we were counting on Wisconsin’s normally-stellar bullpen to keep them in the contest, it wasn’t meant to be on this night, as RHPs James Meeker and Kent Hasler gave up 3 runs over 2 1/3 innings in the 8th and 9th innings. RHP Brady Schanuel did come in to retire the two batters he faced, thereby stranding one inherited runner to keep the game within reach at 4-0. However, that’s how it would conclude. We would be remiss not to recognize the terrific pitching effort by Peoria’s squad, including Dionys Rodriguez’s 5 shutout innings and the bullpen combination of Levi Prater and Andre Granillo striking out 7 Wisconsin batters over their combined 4 shutout innings. Three Wisconsin errors (two by Ashton McGee, one by Zavier Warren) certainly didn’t help their cause in this one, although they did not result in any unearned runs. Performances of Note: Zavier Warren – 2-4, SB Tyler Black – 1-3, double, walk Brandon Knarr (Loss) – 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 Ks Friday’s outlook: Wisconsin is down 2-1 in their series and turns to LHP Antoine Kelly (3.27 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 12.3 K/9 in 44 innings) to make things right in Game 4, while hoping the offense wakes up after consecutive shutout losses. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 10, Pensacola 7 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Campbell, Coca and Doston Drive Shuckers Offense in 10-7 Victor Looking at a box score of 17 runs and 26 hits, one might not believe that this was a 3-2 contest through 5 innings, before both teams started making the most of their opportunities. Did anyone predict the Shuckers’ 7-8-9 hitters (Noah Campbell, Yeison Coca, Terence Doston) to produce 7 hits, 5 RBIs and 5 runs scored? Heck, they even drew 3 walks and only struck out once. Well done young men! Pensacola grabbed the early 1-0 lead via a Troy Johnston 1st inning homer, while each team stranded one runner in the inning. Biloxi responded to that initial shot with Cam Devanney smacking a dinger of his own in the 2nd inning. The traffic against starters the Shuckers’ TJ Shook and the Blue Wahoos’ Zach McCambley continued throughout the next several innings, though the runs were more scarce. Biloxi did manage to grab a 2-1 lead in the 4th inning on a Doston RBI single to drive in Campbell (who’d reached via a ground rule double). Unfortunately, nemesis Griffin Conine answered with a 2-run homer off of Mr. Shook in the bottom of the 5th inning to give Pensacola its second lead of the game at 3-2. TJ managed to escape the inning without further damage, though it took a fly out and sharp line out to strand a runner at second base. The Shuckers hit brigade finally opened things up in the 7th inning, with RBI singles by Coca, Doston and then a 2-out, 2-run double by Felix Valerio to give Biloxi a 6-3 lead. That lead ultimately grew to 9-3 on a Campbell RBI triple and then back-to-back 8th inning home runs by Thomas Dillard and Tristen Lutz (who remains super-hot since returning from injury). Not wanting to bore the Pensacola home fans, Biloxi’s bullpen made it interesting, with RHP Taylor Floyd (still not himself after missing time to start the season) conceding two runs in the 8th inning and then the normally-reliable RHP Harold Chirino giving up another two runs in the 9th innings to allow the Blue Wahoos to close the gap to 10-7 with nobody out and a runner on 2nd base. Thankfully, Biloxi’s defense saved them in the end, with Chirino throwing out the lead runner at third base on an infield grounder and then a ground ball double play ending the affair. Oh, about that 10th Shucker run? It came in the top of the 9th inning, courtesy of a Coca triple and Doston RBI double. Yes, the unexpected contributions continued all 9 innings in this one. Super-prospect OF Joey Wiemer missed his 2nd straight game, after leaving Tuesday’s contest early. Let’s hope he’s back in action tonight. Performances of Note: Terence Doston – 3-4, double, walk, 3 RBIs Tristen Lutz – 2-5, HR, RBI, SB Noah Campbell – 2-4, triple, double, walk, RBI Yeison Coca – 2-4, triple, walk, RBI Thomas Dillard – 1-5, HR, RBI Cam Devanney – 1-5, HR, RBI Felix Valerio – 1-5, double, 2 RBIs TJ Shook (Win) – 6 IP, 3 R, 9 H, 1 BB, 2 WPs, 4 Ks JT Hintzen – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K Friday’s outlook: Solid RHP Victor Castaneda (2.84 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 9.7 K/9 in 44 1/3 innings) will be on the mound tonight, looking to even up the series in Pensacola at 2 games apiece. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Durham 9, Nashville 7 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details: Bulls Slug Their Way Past Sounds Again As terrific as minor league heroes look on a nightly basis, we always need to remember that they’re also human. I say this because we definitely need to give Nashville’s RHP Josh Lindblom a mulligan for his struggles this night, in which he was uncharacteristically tagged for 7 runs and 10 hits over 5 innings of work, including 4 home runs. I imagine it must be a tad bittersweet for Mr. Lindblom to see so many of his teammates getting call-ups to the Big Club recently, whilst he awaits his next turn. We appreciate you Josh!!! And that next turn will come. It was great to see Mark Mathias settle back into his role as an offensive force, with his 5th homer of 2022 giving the Sounds a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Unfortunately, that lead was erased by a 2nd inning 2-run blast from Jordan Qsar and then 3 homers in the 3rd inning (including a second by Mr. Qsar) to quickly put the game out of reach at 7-2. DH/OF Garrett Whitley was welcomed back after a 5-week injury and made his presence known with a 5th inning solo shot, his first home run of 2022. To Mr. Lindblom’s credit, he covered his final 2 1/3 innings in scoreless fashion. Rehabbing Major League All-Star Willy Adames (well, at least I expect he’ll be in the ASG in 2022) had a ground out and line out before a 5th inning single was his last action of his planned short evening. A Durham pitching change in the 6th inning threw Nashville a lifeline, with Chris Muller (not my relation; I mean, it’s not even spelled the same) walking 4 Sounds before Jonathan Davis was unable to drive anyone home with the bases loaded. At least that tightened the contest at 7-4, with highly capable RHP Connor Sadzeck coming in to hopefully keep it that way. Um, no. Two batters, two Bulls’ home runs. 9-4 scoreline. Yes, Durham hit 6 moon balls on the night and all 9 Bulls’ runs scored via balls over the fence. Ugh. Of course, being the best non-MLB squad on Planet Earth, Nashville mounted a comeback, with an 8th inning walk (David Dahl), single (Abraham Almonte), double (Pablo Reyes) and home run (Tyler White – his 7th of the year) closing the gap to 9-7. However, that was as close as Nashville could get, as Durham’s bullpen combination of Seth Blair and Cristofer Ogando retired all 7 Sounds they faced to close it out. Performances of Note: Abraham Almonte – 2-4, double, walk Tyler White – 1-3, HR, walk, 2 RBIs Mark Mathias – 1-5, HR, 2 RBIs Garrett Whitley – 1-3, HR, walk, RBI Pablo Reyes – 1-3, double, walk, SB Willy Adames – 1-3 Josh Lindblom (Loss) – 5 IP, 7 R, 10 H, 3 BBs, 1 WP, 3 Ks Zack Brown – 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K Matt Hardy – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Friday’s outlook: RHP Caleb Boushley (3.66 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 7.1 K/9 in 51 2/3 innings) aims to continue his recent resurgence (7 shutout innings of 3-hit ball last week), which Nashville will need in order to tie up their series in Durham at 2-2. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Good luck tonight, Brewers’ affiliates! Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Links for affiliate audio Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth
  10. Eight extra base hits powered Biloxi to a 10-7 victory, including 5 RBIs from the surprising Doston-Coca-Campbell combination. Unfortunately, Nashville gave up 9 runs on 6 homers in a 9-7 loss, while Wisconsin’s offense failed to show up in a 4-0 defeat. Carolina grabbed an 8th inning lead, but a rain delay means they’ll need to finish on Friday. Thursday night featured strong performances from some of the usual suspects (homers from Jackson Chourio, Mark Mathias and Tristen Lutz; Brandon Knarr 1-run over 6 innings of work), encouraging signs from Stiven Cruz and Jeferson Quero, a rare off night by the usually-stout Josh Lindblom and then surprising contributions from Terence Doston, Yeison Coca, Noah Campbell and Garrett Whitley. Hopefully, the Mudcats can finish off their rain-delayed contest on Friday (they lead 5-2), thus enabling the Brewers' MILB squads to call this a 2-2 night. And Wisconsin had better rediscover its offense, as they're now riding a 23-inning scoreless streak. Game Balls for this Thursday night go to Doston, Knarr, Quero, Lutz and Christian Tripp. Transactions: OF Arbert Cipion assigned to High-A Wisconsin from Low-A Carolina INF Jose Acosta (recently acquired from Texas Rangers for cash considerations) assigned to High-A Wisconsin from Low-A Carolina C Alex Hall’s contracted selected by MLB Brewers from High-A Wisconsin, replacing C Omar Narvaez who went on the Covid-19 injured list Game Action: Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Postponed, to Conclude Tomorrow: Carolina 5, Lynchburg 2 (top of 8th inning) Box Score / Game Log The work in this Battle for First Place will need to continue on Friday, with the contest paused in the top of the 8th inning due to rain. RHP Stiven Cruz had a decent bounce-back outing, keeping the Hillcats off the board through the first 5 innings, though Lynchburg did put at least one runner on base in each of those innings. Carolina grabbed a 2nd inning lead, with an RBI single by Jheremy Vargas driving in Oswel Leones (who’d doubled). That advantage increased to 2-0 in the 6th inning on a Jesus Chirinos RBI single to bring home Jeferson Quero (who’d also doubled). However, Lynchburg finally came through against Mr. Cruz in that same 6th inning, going triple-triple-double to knot the score 2-2 with 1 out. Never fear, as RHP Christian Tripp came in to strand that last runner at second base, getting a strike out and a ground out. With the rains menacing in the 8th inning, the Mudcat offense came to life, with Jackson Chourio (now recognized as one of the top 50 prospects in all of baseball) leading off the inning with his 3rd homer of the season to give Carolina a 3-2 lead. Chourio’s dinger was followed by Hendry Mendez’s first pitch double and then Quero’s second pitch, 2-run blast over the center field wall for a sudden 5-2 Mudcat advantage. Leones then walked and the balance of the game was postponed by rain, to conclude on Friday. Let’s give extra credit to Carolina’s defense, in particular Mr. Quero for throwing out two attempted base stealers (vs. yielding zero steals) and Mr. Cruz for picking off a runner in the first inning. Performances of Note: Jeferson Quero – 2-4, HR, double, 2 RBIs Oswel Leones – 2-3, 2 doubles, walk Jackson Chourio – 1-4, HR, RBI Eduardo Garcia – 1-4, double Hendry Mendez – 1-4, double Jesus Chirinos – 1-2, walk, RBI Jheremy Vargas – 1-3, RBI Stiven Cruz – 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 5 Ks Christian Tripp (pitcher of record) – 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 Ks Friday’s outlook: After Carolina tries to polish off the remainder of Thursday night’s game, RHP Israel Puello (6.55 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 12.3 K/9 in 33 innings) is scheduled to make his 10th appearance of the season, as the Mudcats aim to win both and even the series at 2-2. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Peoria 4, Wisconsin 0 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, game details: Rattlers Miss Their Chances in 4-0 Loss Enjoy the video highlights which are always exceptional when the Rattlers play at home: Things are again tightening up atop the Midwest League’s West Division, just as Wisconsin’s offense has unfortunately gone cold. With this loss, the Timber Rattlers are one game behind first place Cedar Rapids and one game ahead of third place South Bend. LHP Brandon Knarr was the tough luck loser-of-record in this game, despite once again dominating the opposition, this time only giving up 1 run on 3 hits over 6 innings. That run came around in the 6th inning via some old school baseball: leadoff double, sacrifice bunt, sacrifice fly. Meanwhile, Wisconsin’s best offensive chance came and went in the 2nd and 4th innings, when nothing was garnered from a 1st and 2nd, 1-out situation and a 1st and 2nd nobody out opportunity. For the game, the Timber Rattlers went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position, but to be fair Peoria weren’t much better in this particular department (3-for-17). Coupled with Wednesday’s shutout and a few innings on Tuesday, Wisconsin’s scoreless streak has now reached 23 innings. Gulp. Although we were counting on Wisconsin’s normally-stellar bullpen to keep them in the contest, it wasn’t meant to be on this night, as RHPs James Meeker and Kent Hasler gave up 3 runs over 2 1/3 innings in the 8th and 9th innings. RHP Brady Schanuel did come in to retire the two batters he faced, thereby stranding one inherited runner to keep the game within reach at 4-0. However, that’s how it would conclude. We would be remiss not to recognize the terrific pitching effort by Peoria’s squad, including Dionys Rodriguez’s 5 shutout innings and the bullpen combination of Levi Prater and Andre Granillo striking out 7 Wisconsin batters over their combined 4 shutout innings. Three Wisconsin errors (two by Ashton McGee, one by Zavier Warren) certainly didn’t help their cause in this one, although they did not result in any unearned runs. Performances of Note: Zavier Warren – 2-4, SB Tyler Black – 1-3, double, walk Brandon Knarr (Loss) – 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 Ks Friday’s outlook: Wisconsin is down 2-1 in their series and turns to LHP Antoine Kelly (3.27 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 12.3 K/9 in 44 innings) to make things right in Game 4, while hoping the offense wakes up after consecutive shutout losses. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 10, Pensacola 7 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Campbell, Coca and Doston Drive Shuckers Offense in 10-7 Victor Looking at a box score of 17 runs and 26 hits, one might not believe that this was a 3-2 contest through 5 innings, before both teams started making the most of their opportunities. Did anyone predict the Shuckers’ 7-8-9 hitters (Noah Campbell, Yeison Coca, Terence Doston) to produce 7 hits, 5 RBIs and 5 runs scored? Heck, they even drew 3 walks and only struck out once. Well done young men! Pensacola grabbed the early 1-0 lead via a Troy Johnston 1st inning homer, while each team stranded one runner in the inning. Biloxi responded to that initial shot with Cam Devanney smacking a dinger of his own in the 2nd inning. The traffic against starters the Shuckers’ TJ Shook and the Blue Wahoos’ Zach McCambley continued throughout the next several innings, though the runs were more scarce. Biloxi did manage to grab a 2-1 lead in the 4th inning on a Doston RBI single to drive in Campbell (who’d reached via a ground rule double). Unfortunately, nemesis Griffin Conine answered with a 2-run homer off of Mr. Shook in the bottom of the 5th inning to give Pensacola its second lead of the game at 3-2. TJ managed to escape the inning without further damage, though it took a fly out and sharp line out to strand a runner at second base. The Shuckers hit brigade finally opened things up in the 7th inning, with RBI singles by Coca, Doston and then a 2-out, 2-run double by Felix Valerio to give Biloxi a 6-3 lead. That lead ultimately grew to 9-3 on a Campbell RBI triple and then back-to-back 8th inning home runs by Thomas Dillard and Tristen Lutz (who remains super-hot since returning from injury). Not wanting to bore the Pensacola home fans, Biloxi’s bullpen made it interesting, with RHP Taylor Floyd (still not himself after missing time to start the season) conceding two runs in the 8th inning and then the normally-reliable RHP Harold Chirino giving up another two runs in the 9th innings to allow the Blue Wahoos to close the gap to 10-7 with nobody out and a runner on 2nd base. Thankfully, Biloxi’s defense saved them in the end, with Chirino throwing out the lead runner at third base on an infield grounder and then a ground ball double play ending the affair. Oh, about that 10th Shucker run? It came in the top of the 9th inning, courtesy of a Coca triple and Doston RBI double. Yes, the unexpected contributions continued all 9 innings in this one. Super-prospect OF Joey Wiemer missed his 2nd straight game, after leaving Tuesday’s contest early. Let’s hope he’s back in action tonight. Performances of Note: Terence Doston – 3-4, double, walk, 3 RBIs Tristen Lutz – 2-5, HR, RBI, SB Noah Campbell – 2-4, triple, double, walk, RBI Yeison Coca – 2-4, triple, walk, RBI Thomas Dillard – 1-5, HR, RBI Cam Devanney – 1-5, HR, RBI Felix Valerio – 1-5, double, 2 RBIs TJ Shook (Win) – 6 IP, 3 R, 9 H, 1 BB, 2 WPs, 4 Ks JT Hintzen – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K Friday’s outlook: Solid RHP Victor Castaneda (2.84 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 9.7 K/9 in 44 1/3 innings) will be on the mound tonight, looking to even up the series in Pensacola at 2 games apiece. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Durham 9, Nashville 7 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details: Bulls Slug Their Way Past Sounds Again As terrific as minor league heroes look on a nightly basis, we always need to remember that they’re also human. I say this because we definitely need to give Nashville’s RHP Josh Lindblom a mulligan for his struggles this night, in which he was uncharacteristically tagged for 7 runs and 10 hits over 5 innings of work, including 4 home runs. I imagine it must be a tad bittersweet for Mr. Lindblom to see so many of his teammates getting call-ups to the Big Club recently, whilst he awaits his next turn. We appreciate you Josh!!! And that next turn will come. It was great to see Mark Mathias settle back into his role as an offensive force, with his 5th homer of 2022 giving the Sounds a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Unfortunately, that lead was erased by a 2nd inning 2-run blast from Jordan Qsar and then 3 homers in the 3rd inning (including a second by Mr. Qsar) to quickly put the game out of reach at 7-2. DH/OF Garrett Whitley was welcomed back after a 5-week injury and made his presence known with a 5th inning solo shot, his first home run of 2022. To Mr. Lindblom’s credit, he covered his final 2 1/3 innings in scoreless fashion. Rehabbing Major League All-Star Willy Adames (well, at least I expect he’ll be in the ASG in 2022) had a ground out and line out before a 5th inning single was his last action of his planned short evening. A Durham pitching change in the 6th inning threw Nashville a lifeline, with Chris Muller (not my relation; I mean, it’s not even spelled the same) walking 4 Sounds before Jonathan Davis was unable to drive anyone home with the bases loaded. At least that tightened the contest at 7-4, with highly capable RHP Connor Sadzeck coming in to hopefully keep it that way. Um, no. Two batters, two Bulls’ home runs. 9-4 scoreline. Yes, Durham hit 6 moon balls on the night and all 9 Bulls’ runs scored via balls over the fence. Ugh. Of course, being the best non-MLB squad on Planet Earth, Nashville mounted a comeback, with an 8th inning walk (David Dahl), single (Abraham Almonte), double (Pablo Reyes) and home run (Tyler White – his 7th of the year) closing the gap to 9-7. However, that was as close as Nashville could get, as Durham’s bullpen combination of Seth Blair and Cristofer Ogando retired all 7 Sounds they faced to close it out. Performances of Note: Abraham Almonte – 2-4, double, walk Tyler White – 1-3, HR, walk, 2 RBIs Mark Mathias – 1-5, HR, 2 RBIs Garrett Whitley – 1-3, HR, walk, RBI Pablo Reyes – 1-3, double, walk, SB Willy Adames – 1-3 Josh Lindblom (Loss) – 5 IP, 7 R, 10 H, 3 BBs, 1 WP, 3 Ks Zack Brown – 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K Matt Hardy – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Friday’s outlook: RHP Caleb Boushley (3.66 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 7.1 K/9 in 51 2/3 innings) aims to continue his recent resurgence (7 shutout innings of 3-hit ball last week), which Nashville will need in order to tie up their series in Durham at 2-2. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Good luck tonight, Brewers’ affiliates! Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Links for affiliate audio Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth View full article
  11. Do keep in mind comments are always welcome on each day's report. Once you've reviewed each report's action with us, feel free to comment on any of the prospects, position experiments, etc. - your observations are appreciated. While the formal daily report will most often post each early AM (we strive to be ready for your breakfast reading by 7:00 AM Central), we will kick off a mini-informal thread early each day on our Minor League Forum. You'll find the posted lineups there, along with the miscellaneous news of the day. The formal report will now always be here on the BrewerFanatic news page, but something for you farmhand diehards to be aware of. Hey folks, do you want to see a top-to-bottom report each day, starting with AAA? Or should we occasionally change it up, if the Mudcats played an epic contest, or a Shuckers player had a record-setting performance, for instance. Let us know in the comments! *** Transactions: None for Saturday. Once the affiliates begin their Tuesday through Sunday schedules this week (Mondays off), we'll find Tuesday's will be the heavy transaction days as rosters shuffle. *** Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes So how are the Sounds getting away with 17 active pitchers on their active roster? And 34 active players overall? Not sure if this will be a season-long rule, or just for April, but Voice of the Sounds Jeff Hem was indicating on a broadcast earlier this week (yeah, I've been sampling quite a bit), that the team's starting pitchers are effectively exempt from being on the team's lineup card on the days when they are not pitching. Is this at AAA only, seems like it. I know a lot of you are true roster and transaction mavens, so keep an eye on that. Final: Nashville 2, Durham (Rays) 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please review: Josh Lindblom Stifles Durham in Sounds Victory - Veteran Right-hander Tosses Five Scoreless Innings in 2-1 Win Lindblom, RHP Hobie Harris and LHP Rex Brothers danced with danger as they walked six over 6.2 innings. But as noted in the game summary, RHP Peter Strzelecki was clutch, and he's off to a nice start after a very strong 2021 when he fanned 71 in 52 innings spent mostly at AA Biloxi. Props to Trevor Kelley for the 1-2-3 save. Video evidence on Strzelecki (and Jeff's help on pronouncing Peter's last name!) Video from earlier in the contest - beyond the Tyler White blast (strong dude, didn't seem he got the ideal part of the bat on that), the Sounds' only other two base knocks were Brice Turang's singles, one driving in the team's other run. *** Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 6, Pensacola (Marlins) 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please review: Lutz' Late Homer Vaults Shuckers To 6-5 Victory - Biloxi Takes Opening Series From Wahoos, Can Go For Sweep On Sunday Gee, hope the Shuckers save some of this drama for the home fans starting Tuesday, back-to-back intense contests! And yes, a potential sweep, meaning that other than Nashville, the Brewers affiliates all open with three-game series. Then, the steady pattern of six-game Tue-Sun series begins. Who's on board with 23-year-old Tristen Lutz breaking out in 2022? My goodness, we're so guilty of playing with early-game numbers, but we'd all climb on that train. It'd be sweet for the 34th overall pick out of a Texas high school in 2017 to place himself high on the radar this summer. Let's just get to the finish - that's the Voice of the Blue Wahoos, Erik Bremer, who you may remember from previous work as an assistant in Biloxi and Colorado Springs. This is his first year as the lead voice in Pensacola. From earlier in the game, just give us all the Felix Valerio possible, you don't need much wrapping paper. LHP Andy Otero was effective (2 R, 8 K) in his four innings, sorry to low-light him here, but can we all agree that Pensacola's ballpark location is magnificent? RHP Abner Uribe's line - 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K, and he can thank RHP Nash Walters for the zero in the run column. Walters, the oft-injured 3rd round pick out of a Texas high school in 2015, could have elected minor league free agency last fall, as he's now in his 8th season with the Crew and hopes to force a 40-man roster decision on them. He won't turn 25 until May. Ten combined walks, 27 combined K's (Biloxi pitchers fanned 16!), yet at three hours, 17 minutes this game was only 12 minutes longer than the Sounds 2-1 game with six combined hits. *** Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes via their all-encompassing Virtual Press Box Final: Wisconsin 7, Peoria (Cardinals) 6, ten innings Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please review: Rattlers Welcome Back Baseball with Walkoff Win - Martínez hits RBI single in bottom of the tenth for 7-6 victory as Wisconsin comes back twice against Peoria Hey T-Rats, you don't have to wait until the 8th inning for that first base hit, my goodness, how did we get to this final score? You just read about it, now watch. As per usual, the Wisconsin production staff does an amazing job with their game action presentations, and we appreciate they include all scoring plays, not just from the "good guys" perspective. Rattler batters reached base twelve times, four of those belonging to the mercurial and larger-than-life 6'6", 250 lb. Ernesto Martinez, Impressive when one's personality outweighs one's physical presence. Props to RHP Brady Schanuel for the top pitching line from this game. 25 Photos via the Post-Crescent *** Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 8, Down East (Rangers) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please review: Bello Stays Hot in 8-2 Carolina Victory - Carolina pitchers combined for 17 strikeouts in Saturday's 8-2 victory There's a few reasons we ask you all to click on each affiliate game summary from their official site (this is still the "Link Report" afer all, despite the new look). First of all, the folks (invariably the team broadcasters) work very hard to put those together. Plus they were on-site for all nine (or more) innings, we can't be. We'll highlight box score nuggets, but you will do yourselves a big favor by reading those official reports for each game, it will greatly add to your perspective of what's happening on the farm. This was indeed the pro debut for 20-year-old RHP Carlos Rodriguez, a native of Nicaragua drafted in the 6th round out of a Florida junior college last summer. 2021 9th round RHP Brannon Jordan (University of South Carolina) got to pitch away from the heat of Maryvale for the first time, as did LHP Karlos Morales who remarkably spent four summers at the Maryvale complex (not to mention the lost covid season). The 6'3" Morales was drafted in the 25th round out of a California high school back in 2017, that's perseverance! Two other pitchers saw full-season action for the first time. Undrafted 2021 signee Trevor Tietz and 21-year-old RHP Brandon Ramey, one of the three "lottery tickets" David Stearns received from Philadelphia in the August 31, 2020 David Phelps trade. Clearly hoping both thrive, but in the big picture, who is the better corner outfield prospect, Hedbert Perez or Hendry Mendez? Let us know what you think and why in the comments. This low-A lineup did what a lot of low-A lineups do - eight runs on nine hits, nine walks, one HBP, while fanning eleven times. Meanwhile, Mudcat pitchers combined to walk five and plunk two, but as the Mudcat game summary banner proclaimed, also K'd 17! *** Sunday 4/10: Double-dip in Appleton and early evening action for the Shuckers. Enjoy your matinees! Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores
  12. Some may say it's mainly about development in the minor leagues (and to some extent, it is), but let's be honest, winning is fun, and there isn't a person in the Brewers organization or fandom that can argue with that. So while it would have been nice to see a Cubs "L" flying in Wrigley Field Saturday, you'll find the maximum number of "W's" within today's Minor League Link Report. The affiliates are now a combined 8-2 on the very young season. Do keep in mind comments are always welcome on each day's report. Once you've reviewed each report's action with us, feel free to comment on any of the prospects, position experiments, etc. - your observations are appreciated. While the formal daily report will most often post each early AM (we strive to be ready for your breakfast reading by 7:00 AM Central), we will kick off a mini-informal thread early each day on our Minor League Forum. You'll find the posted lineups there, along with the miscellaneous news of the day. The formal report will now always be here on the BrewerFanatic news page, but something for you farmhand diehards to be aware of. Hey folks, do you want to see a top-to-bottom report each day, starting with AAA? Or should we occasionally change it up, if the Mudcats played an epic contest, or a Shuckers player had a record-setting performance, for instance. Let us know in the comments! *** Transactions: None for Saturday. Once the affiliates begin their Tuesday through Sunday schedules this week (Mondays off), we'll find Tuesday's will be the heavy transaction days as rosters shuffle. *** Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes So how are the Sounds getting away with 17 active pitchers on their active roster? And 34 active players overall? Not sure if this will be a season-long rule, or just for April, but Voice of the Sounds Jeff Hem was indicating on a broadcast earlier this week (yeah, I've been sampling quite a bit), that the team's starting pitchers are effectively exempt from being on the team's lineup card on the days when they are not pitching. Is this at AAA only, seems like it. I know a lot of you are true roster and transaction mavens, so keep an eye on that. Final: Nashville 2, Durham (Rays) 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please review: Josh Lindblom Stifles Durham in Sounds Victory - Veteran Right-hander Tosses Five Scoreless Innings in 2-1 Win Lindblom, RHP Hobie Harris and LHP Rex Brothers danced with danger as they walked six over 6.2 innings. But as noted in the game summary, RHP Peter Strzelecki was clutch, and he's off to a nice start after a very strong 2021 when he fanned 71 in 52 innings spent mostly at AA Biloxi. Props to Trevor Kelley for the 1-2-3 save. Video evidence on Strzelecki (and Jeff's help on pronouncing Peter's last name!) Video from earlier in the contest - beyond the Tyler White blast (strong dude, didn't seem he got the ideal part of the bat on that), the Sounds' only other two base knocks were Brice Turang's singles, one driving in the team's other run. *** Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 6, Pensacola (Marlins) 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please review: Lutz' Late Homer Vaults Shuckers To 6-5 Victory - Biloxi Takes Opening Series From Wahoos, Can Go For Sweep On Sunday Gee, hope the Shuckers save some of this drama for the home fans starting Tuesday, back-to-back intense contests! And yes, a potential sweep, meaning that other than Nashville, the Brewers affiliates all open with three-game series. Then, the steady pattern of six-game Tue-Sun series begins. Who's on board with 23-year-old Tristen Lutz breaking out in 2022? My goodness, we're so guilty of playing with early-game numbers, but we'd all climb on that train. It'd be sweet for the 34th overall pick out of a Texas high school in 2017 to place himself high on the radar this summer. Let's just get to the finish - that's the Voice of the Blue Wahoos, Erik Bremer, who you may remember from previous work as an assistant in Biloxi and Colorado Springs. This is his first year as the lead voice in Pensacola. From earlier in the game, just give us all the Felix Valerio possible, you don't need much wrapping paper. LHP Andy Otero was effective (2 R, 8 K) in his four innings, sorry to low-light him here, but can we all agree that Pensacola's ballpark location is magnificent? RHP Abner Uribe's line - 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K, and he can thank RHP Nash Walters for the zero in the run column. Walters, the oft-injured 3rd round pick out of a Texas high school in 2015, could have elected minor league free agency last fall, as he's now in his 8th season with the Crew and hopes to force a 40-man roster decision on them. He won't turn 25 until May. Ten combined walks, 27 combined K's (Biloxi pitchers fanned 16!), yet at three hours, 17 minutes this game was only 12 minutes longer than the Sounds 2-1 game with six combined hits. *** Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes via their all-encompassing Virtual Press Box Final: Wisconsin 7, Peoria (Cardinals) 6, ten innings Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please review: Rattlers Welcome Back Baseball with Walkoff Win - Martínez hits RBI single in bottom of the tenth for 7-6 victory as Wisconsin comes back twice against Peoria Hey T-Rats, you don't have to wait until the 8th inning for that first base hit, my goodness, how did we get to this final score? You just read about it, now watch. As per usual, the Wisconsin production staff does an amazing job with their game action presentations, and we appreciate they include all scoring plays, not just from the "good guys" perspective. Rattler batters reached base twelve times, four of those belonging to the mercurial and larger-than-life 6'6", 250 lb. Ernesto Martinez, Impressive when one's personality outweighs one's physical presence. Props to RHP Brady Schanuel for the top pitching line from this game. 25 Photos via the Post-Crescent *** Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 8, Down East (Rangers) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please review: Bello Stays Hot in 8-2 Carolina Victory - Carolina pitchers combined for 17 strikeouts in Saturday's 8-2 victory There's a few reasons we ask you all to click on each affiliate game summary from their official site (this is still the "Link Report" afer all, despite the new look). First of all, the folks (invariably the team broadcasters) work very hard to put those together. Plus they were on-site for all nine (or more) innings, we can't be. We'll highlight box score nuggets, but you will do yourselves a big favor by reading those official reports for each game, it will greatly add to your perspective of what's happening on the farm. This was indeed the pro debut for 20-year-old RHP Carlos Rodriguez, a native of Nicaragua drafted in the 6th round out of a Florida junior college last summer. 2021 9th round RHP Brannon Jordan (University of South Carolina) got to pitch away from the heat of Maryvale for the first time, as did LHP Karlos Morales who remarkably spent four summers at the Maryvale complex (not to mention the lost covid season). The 6'3" Morales was drafted in the 25th round out of a California high school back in 2017, that's perseverance! Two other pitchers saw full-season action for the first time. Undrafted 2021 signee Trevor Tietz and 21-year-old RHP Brandon Ramey, one of the three "lottery tickets" David Stearns received from Philadelphia in the August 31, 2020 David Phelps trade. Clearly hoping both thrive, but in the big picture, who is the better corner outfield prospect, Hedbert Perez or Hendry Mendez? Let us know what you think and why in the comments. This low-A lineup did what a lot of low-A lineups do - eight runs on nine hits, nine walks, one HBP, while fanning eleven times. Meanwhile, Mudcat pitchers combined to walk five and plunk two, but as the Mudcat game summary banner proclaimed, also K'd 17! *** Sunday 4/10: Double-dip in Appleton and early evening action for the Shuckers. Enjoy your matinees! Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores View full article
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