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  1. Transactions: None *** Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 2, Down East (Rangers) 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please review: Mendez Leads Mudcats to Fourth Straight Win - The Mudcats Won Their Fourth Straight While Also Clinching Their Third Series Victory Over the Wood Ducks Stiven Cruz took the hill for his second start since his ACL call-up. He worked his way through his first real test during his brief time in Low-A: in the second inning Cruz walked two batters while giving up a single to load the bases. Ever the gamer, however, he induced two harmless infield pop-ups to escape the jam. Cruz remains un-scored upon through seven complete innings pitched, with 11 strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.00. Two early two-out runs in innings two and three were the difference for the 'Micro Brews' on the evening as they held through the rain delay and the game's finish. For the second evening in a row Hendry Mendez stole the post-game headline. Further Viewing Notes: Rain delay you say? Yes, I do: This just in, in case you were unaware, the second youngest player in Low-A, Hendry Mendez , loves hitting opposite field anything: Let's embellish the highlight: Hendry has now reached base safely in 13 consecutive outings with this opposite field single. That's what we call 'tough stuff' when we dig deep for clichés. I'm going to keep chiming away on this until proven otherwise: Jackson Chourio is built different. It's hard to describe what I see on a nightly basis but this highlight gives a brief glimpse. Ever un-fazed no matter the count, he is always a possible base-runner or a potential run-across in Low-A. This near home run was his ninth double in only 61 at bats: Ok. Let's wrap-up these above past few comments with a bit more provocation: Can we talk about the two youngest players in the Low-A Carolina league - Chourio and Mendez - continuing to shine and play tantalizing baseball? This should definitively not be overlooked. Chourio, in particular, was recently moved to number three on the updated Brewers 'Baseball America' Top 30 prospects. He's 18 years old, folks. This is exciting. Mendez is following suit and playing extremely good ball as of late. And, hey, I didn't even mention Eduardo Garcia . That's discipline. Jakob Brustoski continued his recent string of effective bullpen work. After an extremely rough April where Jakob struggled to find the zone consistently, he's bounced back admirably in May with 6 2/3 innings pitched: four hits, three runs, two hit batters, three walks, 12 punch outs. After tonight's unblemished innings, he's seen his ERA drop from 21.94 to 13.94 pitching to a very workable 4.05 ERA in all of May. Things are looking up! Speaking of bullpen work: let's recognize the sum total of Pablo Garabitos, Brustoski, Trevor Tietz, and Brannon Jordan. The young men pitched a total of five complete innings of one run, two hit, five strikeout ball. The lone run came on a solo shot off Jordan in the final two innings. He got his first save of the season on two innings of effective work - closing the game on a punch out with high heat after a couple very effective breaking balls. Garabitos grabs the win with his sole fifth inning of one hit, one strikeout ball. *** Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes via their all-encompassing Virtual Press Box Final: Wisconsin 9, South Bend (Cubs) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please review: Rattler Club Cubs 9-2 - Knarr Pitches Six Scoreless for Sixth Win as Offense Cracks 14 Hits It was an absolutely beautiful game in Appleton Wisconsin and the Timber Rattlers showed up with hits aplenty to back another stellar outing from Ace, Brandon Knarr . They managed this all while appeasing the season high attendance north of 4,000 total fans. What a showing! Hits were sprinkled all about the ballpark, stellar defense was played and Knarr was dealing. It was nice to see the bats heat up as they had been relatively held in check over the last two games. Let's take a look at my viewing notes and the plethora of awesome home game post-game materials that will give you a good look at what went down at the home ballpark. Game Viewing Notes: More insight on what is now routine stellar defense. A run was saved early by Ethan Murray at short stop: Zavier Warren is the Felix Valerio of High-A Wisconsin. He shows an equally disciplined approach at the plate and he plays stellar defense at the hot corner just as Valerio does the same at second base for Biloxi (and, now, occasionally left field as well). A perfect example of this was the home run blast in the bottom of the eighth (his second on the season) followed by an absolutely incredible stop and throw-out from third base to end the game. Check out this stab starting 2:06 on the Full Game highlight reel: How good has Knarr been in 2022? Firstly, after today's scoreless six-inning outing he lowered his ERA to 1.17, moved his strikeout total to 55, and saw his scoreless streak extended to 13 1/3 innings. Not shabby. But, let's look at his last 5 outings: he has allowed a mere two runs over 30 innings. Four of those starts have been scoreless outings. Can you say: Promotion? Check out the post-game Soundcloud pod for further thoughts on and from Knarr, Wes Clarke and Tyler Clarke : Post-Game Pod Here Keep in mind, Knarr relinquished a hit every inning today. BUT, he limited all damage. They were singles. He dominated out of the stretch - including a pick-off. He buckled down, in concert with his infield, and kept a very active base-running team in South Bend very much in check. He's just flat out been excellent all season long. He's essentially a couple flukes away from an 8-0 start to the season. That's just incredible stuff. It was nice to see Tyler Black get back on track with a three hit game. Having started the series a mere 1 of 14, he finished his evening with three hits in five trips and started his game three for three. Wes Clarke had another vintage 2022 Wes Clarke day. His average just doesn't tell the story of his solid season and the OPS of 0.737 backs that up. He knocked in two RBI's in consecutive innings early and earned two walks as well on the day. Every Timber Rattler grabbed a hit today except Darrien Miller. Every Timber Rattler reached base today including Darrien Miller. This was an offensive outburst shared by everyone in the line-up. A tip of the cap to Zach Mort who closed the game with three innings complete of two-run ball (all in the ninth inning) preserving the elite back-end tandem of Hasler and Robinson for the series finale on Sunday. Let's see what Antoine Kelly can do his second time working the South Bend line-up on Sunday. Perhaps, just maybe, the true highlight of the game was Tim Dillard's work on the mound and with the famed 'Bratzooka': Black stole three bases in today's game. He has eight total on the season now and the Timber Rattlers now have 7 of the 25 top base stealers in the Midwest League. Black also took the field in center field today. This was Tyler's first action in the outfield since high school. Is this noteworthy? Probably not. But, it is a classic Brewers maneuver. *** Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes via the Shuckers' Virtual Press Box Final: Mississippi (Braves) 5, Biloxi 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please review: Late Rally by Shuckers Not Enough in 5-4 Defeat - OF Joey WIemer Falls Triple Shy of Cycle Noah Zavolas features a five-pitch mix as a young pitcher: a fastball, change-up, curveball, slider, and cutter. There's lots to pick from in his pitching bag and he showed the possible prowess of this mix in 2021 with 121 often remarkable innings pitched. Even with five pitches, however, you can not hang off-speed offerings directly over the plate - especially to very good baseball players. Noah did so on pitch number two to Braves number one prospect, Michael Harris II, and he saw the delivering absolutely crushed to dead center field off the high wall. Believe me when I say this: Michael Harris II is an extremely talented baseball player. He's balled out in every game I've seen the Shuckers play the Braves in 2022. The score was still 2-1 Shuckers after Biloxi managed to plate two in the top-half of inning number one on a bevy of two-out singles. Noah struggled to find his footing in this outing. BUT, ever the optimist, I am going to celebrate the footing Noah did find. After conceding 5 runs after two innings, Zavolas hunkered down and found some flow. Given his 2021 performance, I'm going to chalk these rough early outings to 'working the kinks out'. There's too much there and this is merely outing number two coming off a mysterious delay to his season's beginning. Here's to better game's ahead! Further Viewing Notes: Things looked good early as the Shuckers were scoring runners with two down on the aforementioned 'bevy of singles'. Tristen Lutz stayed hot and helped knock a run across: Terence Doston saw his first ever action in Double-A. He is a smaller stature athlete who passed up an opportunity to play football at West Virginia before opting for the Minor Leagues as a Brewers 22nd round draft pick in 2019. Tonight, he played left field and smoothly collected two fly-ball outs in the first inning to get his evening started. As a random 'hunch', I would gather the organization wants to expose Dotson to Yeison Coca who, also a smaller statured athlete, has put on an impactful amount of weight over his early seasons and it shows in Coca's physical growth. After a first at-bat strikeout, where Terence looked overmatched, Doston recovered and made nice contact on two line drive outs to the Braves' shortstop in addition to an extremely well hit out to right field. Unfortunately, in the game of baseball it isn't how you hit it but, rather, where you hit it. Dotson fared well tonight and he should hold his head high. Nothing would describe the current stretch of inconsistent Shuckers baseball more than the failed pick-off and pickle in the bottom of inning number two. Thomas Dillard did his part by throwing a ball too high to Cam Devanney who barely made the leaping snare just off second base. Devanney then rushed his throw to first, hit the base runner on the helmet, and the ball trickled past the first base bag and the runner was safe. These are the types of defensive miscues seemingly happening on a regular basis for Biloxi in 2022. This was a key gaffe as there were no outs at the time, Zavolas was struggling, and the runner then left on the ensuing 3-2 count and grabbed third base on another well-hit ball to center field. The Shuckers remain a Southern League leader in errors. This sequence was indicative of that stat. I've now seen two Shuckers pitchers charged balls for pitch clock violations in two consecutive games. Last night Arnaldo Hernandez was charged a ball on a 1-2 count with the bases loaded before a bases-clearing double to the wall in right field that turned the tide of the entire game. In today's game, with runners on second and third base in a rough second inning, Zavolas was charged with a pitch-clock violation. Thankfully, he escaped unscathed inducing a sharply hit ground ball for the inning-ending double play. BUT, it is worth pointing out: the pitch clock changes the game in pressure situations. A pitcher can see a favorable count ruined in a matter of mere seconds. The struggle with RISP reared its head in inning number three for even the hottest of Shuckers hitters. With Joey Wiemer on second base after a wonderful stretch of a single into a hard-earned double, and the ever-walkable Thomas Dillard on first base (his pitch-recognition and patience appears to be Dillard's best attribute - 27 walks on the season) on first, both Jakson Reetz and Tristan Lutz struck out and stranded the runners on the base paths. It remained 5-2 Braves heading to the bottom half off the third. The Shuckers finished 3 for 12 on the evening with RISP. He may have thrown a scoreless inning on Tuesday in Mississippi (and, a big hooray for that and a wish for many more scoreless innings ahead!) but Lucas Erceg led off his outing in the bottom of the seventh as he has done many times in 2022: he gave up a hard hit double. Admittedly, I was a wee concerned he might see another run away inning. Erceg's 2022 scouting report might read: "High velocity but pitches to contact." Let's get to the goods: Lucas got out of the seventh and eighth inning unscathed. All in all, this was a very successful outing for the recently transitioned hurler and one we should hope he builds on. He even struck out the absolutely dangerous Michael Harris II after walking the number nine hitter. That's a win! All told, two innings of scoreless one hit, one walk, and one strikeout ball for Erceg tonight. Wiemer was a triple shy of the cycle on the evening. He absolutely crushed a home run to deep left field. He literally swings and hits the ball different than most other players at the ballpark. The home run ball was hit harder and further than any ball the entire evening and it wasn't even close - this included the home run hit to straight away center field by Michael Harris II in the first inning. Let's all take our long overdue Wiemer 'Moment of Zen': The Shuckers almost had the tying-run across. But, well, this isn't really going to get it done Felix: Speaking of Felix, he may be in a mini slump at the plate but he continues to play incredible defense. Erceg can tip his cap to Valerio's incredible diving stop at second base in the center field grass, improbable turn and throw to nail the runner by a fraction at first, all while saving a sure run from scoring. The Shuckers still have an opportunity to split the six-game away series with a win tomorrow. Here's hoping! *** Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 7, Louisville (Reds) 0 - POSTPONED in THIRD INNING (Booooooo!) Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds and Bats Suspended at First Horizon Park - Game to be Resumed at 1:05 Sunday Things were looking rosy early. And, then the weather rolled in. See my brief notes below. Of note, unheralded but steady Abraham Almonte was having a game - just another thriving Nasvhville Sounds late 2021 free agent signing. It is truly difficult to understand how immaculately the Brewers organization has hit on Minor League free agents in late 2021. They are answering the proverbial bell up and down the Nasvhille roster. Abbreviated Game Notes: Josh Lindbolm faced the minimum number of batters through three innings. I'm calling this an imperfect perfect game - he did concede one hit after all. Create a new stat column, please. I have spoken. The Sounds managed seven runs in only 2 complete innings. Abraham Almonte's three-run home run to left field played a big part: Prior to this three-run jack, however, Almonte also had his say in the first inning knocking in the game's first run on a single up the middle: A tip of the proverbial cap is due for Pablo Reyes. He is finally seeing his weeks of solid contact rewarding him with hits in the stat column. He's made good contact regularly and now he is finding results. I'm rooting for you, Pablo! *** That's a wrap for my Saturday fill-in Minor League report. Please stay tuned early tomorrow as we have matinee tilts abound for all our beloved teams. Nashville will lead things off as they pick-up and conclude today's weather-postponed outing for game number one. They'll have the unexpected double header following immediately after a 30 minute 'rest'. As always, thanks for reading and thank you for supporting our Minor League players! Organizational Scoreboard, including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Links for affiliate audio Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth ***
  2. The Biloxi Shuckers could not overcome Noah Zavolas' continued struggles since his 2022 return and, ultimately, fell to the Mississippi Braves. Elsewhere in the system, Wisconsin batters found their strokes and supported the ever-dominant Brandon Knarr who continues his lights out 2022 campaign. The Carolina 'Micro Brews' managed to hold on to their slim lead after an extensive weather delay pulling out a 2-1 victory, and Nashville was shut down by inconsolable and fickle weather after taking a 7-0 lead into the third inning. Let's get into the Recaps! Transactions: None *** Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 2, Down East (Rangers) 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please review: Mendez Leads Mudcats to Fourth Straight Win - The Mudcats Won Their Fourth Straight While Also Clinching Their Third Series Victory Over the Wood Ducks Stiven Cruz took the hill for his second start since his ACL call-up. He worked his way through his first real test during his brief time in Low-A: in the second inning Cruz walked two batters while giving up a single to load the bases. Ever the gamer, however, he induced two harmless infield pop-ups to escape the jam. Cruz remains un-scored upon through seven complete innings pitched, with 11 strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.00. Two early two-out runs in innings two and three were the difference for the 'Micro Brews' on the evening as they held through the rain delay and the game's finish. For the second evening in a row Hendry Mendez stole the post-game headline. Further Viewing Notes: Rain delay you say? Yes, I do: This just in, in case you were unaware, the second youngest player in Low-A, Hendry Mendez , loves hitting opposite field anything: Let's embellish the highlight: Hendry has now reached base safely in 13 consecutive outings with this opposite field single. That's what we call 'tough stuff' when we dig deep for clichés. I'm going to keep chiming away on this until proven otherwise: Jackson Chourio is built different. It's hard to describe what I see on a nightly basis but this highlight gives a brief glimpse. Ever un-fazed no matter the count, he is always a possible base-runner or a potential run-across in Low-A. This near home run was his ninth double in only 61 at bats: Ok. Let's wrap-up these above past few comments with a bit more provocation: Can we talk about the two youngest players in the Low-A Carolina league - Chourio and Mendez - continuing to shine and play tantalizing baseball? This should definitively not be overlooked. Chourio, in particular, was recently moved to number three on the updated Brewers 'Baseball America' Top 30 prospects. He's 18 years old, folks. This is exciting. Mendez is following suit and playing extremely good ball as of late. And, hey, I didn't even mention Eduardo Garcia . That's discipline. Jakob Brustoski continued his recent string of effective bullpen work. After an extremely rough April where Jakob struggled to find the zone consistently, he's bounced back admirably in May with 6 2/3 innings pitched: four hits, three runs, two hit batters, three walks, 12 punch outs. After tonight's unblemished innings, he's seen his ERA drop from 21.94 to 13.94 pitching to a very workable 4.05 ERA in all of May. Things are looking up! Speaking of bullpen work: let's recognize the sum total of Pablo Garabitos, Brustoski, Trevor Tietz, and Brannon Jordan. The young men pitched a total of five complete innings of one run, two hit, five strikeout ball. The lone run came on a solo shot off Jordan in the final two innings. He got his first save of the season on two innings of effective work - closing the game on a punch out with high heat after a couple very effective breaking balls. Garabitos grabs the win with his sole fifth inning of one hit, one strikeout ball. *** Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes via their all-encompassing Virtual Press Box Final: Wisconsin 9, South Bend (Cubs) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please review: Rattler Club Cubs 9-2 - Knarr Pitches Six Scoreless for Sixth Win as Offense Cracks 14 Hits It was an absolutely beautiful game in Appleton Wisconsin and the Timber Rattlers showed up with hits aplenty to back another stellar outing from Ace, Brandon Knarr . They managed this all while appeasing the season high attendance north of 4,000 total fans. What a showing! Hits were sprinkled all about the ballpark, stellar defense was played and Knarr was dealing. It was nice to see the bats heat up as they had been relatively held in check over the last two games. Let's take a look at my viewing notes and the plethora of awesome home game post-game materials that will give you a good look at what went down at the home ballpark. Game Viewing Notes: More insight on what is now routine stellar defense. A run was saved early by Ethan Murray at short stop: Zavier Warren is the Felix Valerio of High-A Wisconsin. He shows an equally disciplined approach at the plate and he plays stellar defense at the hot corner just as Valerio does the same at second base for Biloxi (and, now, occasionally left field as well). A perfect example of this was the home run blast in the bottom of the eighth (his second on the season) followed by an absolutely incredible stop and throw-out from third base to end the game. Check out this stab starting 2:06 on the Full Game highlight reel: How good has Knarr been in 2022? Firstly, after today's scoreless six-inning outing he lowered his ERA to 1.17, moved his strikeout total to 55, and saw his scoreless streak extended to 13 1/3 innings. Not shabby. But, let's look at his last 5 outings: he has allowed a mere two runs over 30 innings. Four of those starts have been scoreless outings. Can you say: Promotion? Check out the post-game Soundcloud pod for further thoughts on and from Knarr, Wes Clarke and Tyler Clarke : Post-Game Pod Here Keep in mind, Knarr relinquished a hit every inning today. BUT, he limited all damage. They were singles. He dominated out of the stretch - including a pick-off. He buckled down, in concert with his infield, and kept a very active base-running team in South Bend very much in check. He's just flat out been excellent all season long. He's essentially a couple flukes away from an 8-0 start to the season. That's just incredible stuff. It was nice to see Tyler Black get back on track with a three hit game. Having started the series a mere 1 of 14, he finished his evening with three hits in five trips and started his game three for three. Wes Clarke had another vintage 2022 Wes Clarke day. His average just doesn't tell the story of his solid season and the OPS of 0.737 backs that up. He knocked in two RBI's in consecutive innings early and earned two walks as well on the day. Every Timber Rattler grabbed a hit today except Darrien Miller. Every Timber Rattler reached base today including Darrien Miller. This was an offensive outburst shared by everyone in the line-up. A tip of the cap to Zach Mort who closed the game with three innings complete of two-run ball (all in the ninth inning) preserving the elite back-end tandem of Hasler and Robinson for the series finale on Sunday. Let's see what Antoine Kelly can do his second time working the South Bend line-up on Sunday. Perhaps, just maybe, the true highlight of the game was Tim Dillard's work on the mound and with the famed 'Bratzooka': Black stole three bases in today's game. He has eight total on the season now and the Timber Rattlers now have 7 of the 25 top base stealers in the Midwest League. Black also took the field in center field today. This was Tyler's first action in the outfield since high school. Is this noteworthy? Probably not. But, it is a classic Brewers maneuver. *** Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes via the Shuckers' Virtual Press Box Final: Mississippi (Braves) 5, Biloxi 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please review: Late Rally by Shuckers Not Enough in 5-4 Defeat - OF Joey WIemer Falls Triple Shy of Cycle Noah Zavolas features a five-pitch mix as a young pitcher: a fastball, change-up, curveball, slider, and cutter. There's lots to pick from in his pitching bag and he showed the possible prowess of this mix in 2021 with 121 often remarkable innings pitched. Even with five pitches, however, you can not hang off-speed offerings directly over the plate - especially to very good baseball players. Noah did so on pitch number two to Braves number one prospect, Michael Harris II, and he saw the delivering absolutely crushed to dead center field off the high wall. Believe me when I say this: Michael Harris II is an extremely talented baseball player. He's balled out in every game I've seen the Shuckers play the Braves in 2022. The score was still 2-1 Shuckers after Biloxi managed to plate two in the top-half of inning number one on a bevy of two-out singles. Noah struggled to find his footing in this outing. BUT, ever the optimist, I am going to celebrate the footing Noah did find. After conceding 5 runs after two innings, Zavolas hunkered down and found some flow. Given his 2021 performance, I'm going to chalk these rough early outings to 'working the kinks out'. There's too much there and this is merely outing number two coming off a mysterious delay to his season's beginning. Here's to better game's ahead! Further Viewing Notes: Things looked good early as the Shuckers were scoring runners with two down on the aforementioned 'bevy of singles'. Tristen Lutz stayed hot and helped knock a run across: Terence Doston saw his first ever action in Double-A. He is a smaller stature athlete who passed up an opportunity to play football at West Virginia before opting for the Minor Leagues as a Brewers 22nd round draft pick in 2019. Tonight, he played left field and smoothly collected two fly-ball outs in the first inning to get his evening started. As a random 'hunch', I would gather the organization wants to expose Dotson to Yeison Coca who, also a smaller statured athlete, has put on an impactful amount of weight over his early seasons and it shows in Coca's physical growth. After a first at-bat strikeout, where Terence looked overmatched, Doston recovered and made nice contact on two line drive outs to the Braves' shortstop in addition to an extremely well hit out to right field. Unfortunately, in the game of baseball it isn't how you hit it but, rather, where you hit it. Dotson fared well tonight and he should hold his head high. Nothing would describe the current stretch of inconsistent Shuckers baseball more than the failed pick-off and pickle in the bottom of inning number two. Thomas Dillard did his part by throwing a ball too high to Cam Devanney who barely made the leaping snare just off second base. Devanney then rushed his throw to first, hit the base runner on the helmet, and the ball trickled past the first base bag and the runner was safe. These are the types of defensive miscues seemingly happening on a regular basis for Biloxi in 2022. This was a key gaffe as there were no outs at the time, Zavolas was struggling, and the runner then left on the ensuing 3-2 count and grabbed third base on another well-hit ball to center field. The Shuckers remain a Southern League leader in errors. This sequence was indicative of that stat. I've now seen two Shuckers pitchers charged balls for pitch clock violations in two consecutive games. Last night Arnaldo Hernandez was charged a ball on a 1-2 count with the bases loaded before a bases-clearing double to the wall in right field that turned the tide of the entire game. In today's game, with runners on second and third base in a rough second inning, Zavolas was charged with a pitch-clock violation. Thankfully, he escaped unscathed inducing a sharply hit ground ball for the inning-ending double play. BUT, it is worth pointing out: the pitch clock changes the game in pressure situations. A pitcher can see a favorable count ruined in a matter of mere seconds. The struggle with RISP reared its head in inning number three for even the hottest of Shuckers hitters. With Joey Wiemer on second base after a wonderful stretch of a single into a hard-earned double, and the ever-walkable Thomas Dillard on first base (his pitch-recognition and patience appears to be Dillard's best attribute - 27 walks on the season) on first, both Jakson Reetz and Tristan Lutz struck out and stranded the runners on the base paths. It remained 5-2 Braves heading to the bottom half off the third. The Shuckers finished 3 for 12 on the evening with RISP. He may have thrown a scoreless inning on Tuesday in Mississippi (and, a big hooray for that and a wish for many more scoreless innings ahead!) but Lucas Erceg led off his outing in the bottom of the seventh as he has done many times in 2022: he gave up a hard hit double. Admittedly, I was a wee concerned he might see another run away inning. Erceg's 2022 scouting report might read: "High velocity but pitches to contact." Let's get to the goods: Lucas got out of the seventh and eighth inning unscathed. All in all, this was a very successful outing for the recently transitioned hurler and one we should hope he builds on. He even struck out the absolutely dangerous Michael Harris II after walking the number nine hitter. That's a win! All told, two innings of scoreless one hit, one walk, and one strikeout ball for Erceg tonight. Wiemer was a triple shy of the cycle on the evening. He absolutely crushed a home run to deep left field. He literally swings and hits the ball different than most other players at the ballpark. The home run ball was hit harder and further than any ball the entire evening and it wasn't even close - this included the home run hit to straight away center field by Michael Harris II in the first inning. Let's all take our long overdue Wiemer 'Moment of Zen': The Shuckers almost had the tying-run across. But, well, this isn't really going to get it done Felix: Speaking of Felix, he may be in a mini slump at the plate but he continues to play incredible defense. Erceg can tip his cap to Valerio's incredible diving stop at second base in the center field grass, improbable turn and throw to nail the runner by a fraction at first, all while saving a sure run from scoring. The Shuckers still have an opportunity to split the six-game away series with a win tomorrow. Here's hoping! *** Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 7, Louisville (Reds) 0 - POSTPONED in THIRD INNING (Booooooo!) Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds and Bats Suspended at First Horizon Park - Game to be Resumed at 1:05 Sunday Things were looking rosy early. And, then the weather rolled in. See my brief notes below. Of note, unheralded but steady Abraham Almonte was having a game - just another thriving Nasvhville Sounds late 2021 free agent signing. It is truly difficult to understand how immaculately the Brewers organization has hit on Minor League free agents in late 2021. They are answering the proverbial bell up and down the Nasvhille roster. Abbreviated Game Notes: Josh Lindbolm faced the minimum number of batters through three innings. I'm calling this an imperfect perfect game - he did concede one hit after all. Create a new stat column, please. I have spoken. The Sounds managed seven runs in only 2 complete innings. Abraham Almonte's three-run home run to left field played a big part: Prior to this three-run jack, however, Almonte also had his say in the first inning knocking in the game's first run on a single up the middle: A tip of the proverbial cap is due for Pablo Reyes. He is finally seeing his weeks of solid contact rewarding him with hits in the stat column. He's made good contact regularly and now he is finding results. I'm rooting for you, Pablo! *** That's a wrap for my Saturday fill-in Minor League report. Please stay tuned early tomorrow as we have matinee tilts abound for all our beloved teams. Nashville will lead things off as they pick-up and conclude today's weather-postponed outing for game number one. They'll have the unexpected double header following immediately after a 30 minute 'rest'. As always, thanks for reading and thank you for supporting our Minor League players! Organizational Scoreboard, including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Links for affiliate audio Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth *** View full article
  3. We are now about six weeks into the season, and several players (hitters and pitchers) have really stood out. This is the time of year when we will start seeing more and more merit-based promotions (and potentially demotions) beyond transactions for injury-related purposes. As the day goes on, the Brewers’ affiliates will be making those announcements. Also, remember that several full-season minor league leagues are comprised of two half-seasons. The season essentially starts over at the halfway point and a couple of playoff spots will be up for grabs. That is something we’ll need to pay attention to over the next month. TRANSACTIONS Nothing is official yet, but there will be several player promotions announced on Tuesday. RHP Cristian Sierra has been released. RHP Fernando Olguin promoted from the Arizona Complex to Carolina. RESULTS Last week’s Week in Review (5/3-5/9): Chourio Debuts in Carolina, Rattler Pitchers Continue to Dominate Tuesday: Break out the Brooms, It’s a 4-0 Affiliate Evening Sweep! Wednesday: T-Rats Win Ensures Affiliates Avoid 0-4 Night Thursday: Nashville and Wisconsin Lead the Way Once Again Friday: Shuckers and Mudcats Avoid Any Friday the 13th Voodoo Saturday: Thirty-Five Runs Power a 3-1 Night Sunday: It’s a Four-Game Affiliate Sweep, Including Stiven Cruz’s Sterling Debut and Team-Record Six Biloxi Home Runs! WEEK IN REVIEW Triple-A: Nashville Sounds Week: 4-2 @ Jacksonville Season: 24-11 overall, 1st place in the International League West. They are 1/2 game ahead of Columbus and 4 1/2 games ahead of Toledo and Memphis. Nashville just continues to play great each week. In Jacksonville, they outscored the Jumbo Shrimp 40-28 over the week, largely due to a 10-1 win on Thursday. Ethan Small made a start and gave up one run on four hits over five innings. He walked three and struck out nine batters. Five Sounds relievers pitched twice last week without allowing a run. Connor Sadzeck led the way with five strikeouts in three innings. Obviously when he was optioned, Keston Hiura had to be disappointed. However, he didn’t let it affect how he performed. In four games with the Sounds, he went 7-for-15 and hit .467/.556/1.067 (1.623) with three home runs and nine RBI. Two of those homers came against Marlins’ pitching prospect Max Meyer. Hiura did miss the final two games of the week with a minor injury. Mario Feliciano played in just three games. He went 7-for-11 (.636) with a double. Mark Mathias played in four games and went 7-for-16, hitting .438/.471/.625 (1.096) with a home run. On the other side, Tyler White had a rough week. He played in four games and went 1-for-17 (..059) with seven strikeouts. What’s Next? The Sounds will return home to take on Louisville. Pitching Probables (RHP Caleb Boushley, LHP Ethan Small, RHP Dylan File, RHP Jason Alexander, RHP Josh Lindblom, TBD) Double-A: Biloxi Shuckers Week: 4-2, hosting Birmingham Season: 16-17 overall, 2nd place in the Southern League. They are 2.0 games behind Pensacola. A week after they lost all six of their games, the Shuckers were back on their winning ways. After winning the first game, they lost the next two. However, they won the final three games by a combined score of 30-10. This week, it was the offense that carried their success. Joey Wiemer played in all six games. He went 10-for-24 and hit .417/.500/1.083 (1.583) with one home run and five RBI. Jakson Reetz played in five games and went 7-for-17. He hit .412/.524/1.000 (1.524) with a double and three homers. Thomas Dillard played all six games. He went 7-for-20, hitting .350/.500/.650 (1.150) with three doubles and a home run. He also walked six times. Felix Valerio played in six games. He went 8-for-25. He hit .320/.393/.680 (.1.073) with three home runs. Noah Campbell played in four games and went 5-for-14 (.357) with two doubles. He added three walks. Victor Castaneda went six scoreless innings in his first start last week. He gave up two hits, walked one and struck out ten batters. He pitched three innings out of the bullpen on Sunday. Overall, he gave up two runs on five hits and two walks. In nine innings, he had 16 strikeouts. Tyler Herb had another terrific start. He tossed six scoreless innings. He gave up four hits, walked two and struck out three batters. Five Sounds relievers worked at least two scoreless innings during the week. What's Next? The Shuckers will travel to Mississippi to take on the Braves. Pitching Probables (LHP Nick Bennett, RHP Justin Bullock, TBD, RHP Victor Castaneda, RHP Noah Zavolas, LHP Nick Bennett) High-A: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Week: 5-1, @ Quad Cities Season: 22-11 overall, 2nd place in the Midwest League West Division, 2.0 games behind Cedar Rapids. The Timber Rattlers went 5-1 for the week, but they were unable to make up any ground to the Cedar Rapids Kernels. These two teams are likely to remain at the top of the division, and after the upcoming week hosting South Bend, the Rattlers will head to Iowa to take on the Kernels. The pitchers have really led the way for Wisconsin much of this season, but last week, the offense really had a big week. It started with a 17-4 win, and over the six games, the Rattlers outscored the Bandits 49-24. Tyler Black played in all six games and went 11-for-25. He hit .440/.500/.800 (1.300) with a double, a triple, two homers, and 11 RBI. He also walked three times. Tristan Peters also played all six games. He went 9-for-24 and hit .375/.467/.833 (1.300) with two doubles, three triples, and a home run. He also walked five times. Zavier Warren played six games and went 7-for-24. He hit .292/.433/.583 (1.016) with four doubles and a home run. He also walked five times. Darrien Miller played in five games and went 8-for-21. He hit .381/.480/.524 (.1004) with a double and a triple. Cam Robinson recorded saves in both of his appearances last week. In four scoreless innings, he gave up one hit, walked one, and struck out five batters. Kent Hasler pitched twice and gave up just a walk over 3 1/3 scoreless, hitless innings. He struck out nine batters. Brandon Knarr made two starts for Wisconsin. He went 2-0 and gave up just two runs. He gave up eight hits, walked two, and struck out 15 batters in 12 innings. Antoine Kelly gave up two runs (1 earned) on three hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out two batters. What’s Next? The Timber Rattlers return home to take on the South Bend Cubs. Pitching Probables (LHP Antoine Kelly, RHP Ryne Moore, RHP Justin Jarvis, TBD, TBD, TBD) Low-A: Carolina Mudcats Week: 3-3, @ Fayetteville Season: 17-16 overall, tied for 3rd place in the Carolina League North Division with Salem, 1/2 game behind Lynchburg and 2 1/2 games behind Fredericksburg. As you would expect from a 3-3 week, the teams were very closely matched. In fact, Carolina was outscored 27-28 for the week. Four of the games were settled by two runs or less. As you’ll see below, the Mudcats got a nice, long start, but it was the relief corp that really got the job done. In his start, Ryne Moore gave up one run on six hits over seven innings. He walked one and struck out six batters. Stiven Cruz pitched three innings in his bullpen appearance. He gave up just one hit and walked one, and he struck out eight batters. Edwin Jimenez also worked three scoreless innings out of the bullpen. He gave up one hit, walked one, hit one and struck out four batters. Michele Vassalotti finished two games and went 2-0. In four innings, he gave up only an unearned run and struck out six batters in four innings. Carlos Rodriguez pitched just once, four innings in relief. He gave up an unearned run on two hits and a walk, and he struck out seven batters. Christian Tripp worked three innings over two relief outings. He gave up no runs on two hits. He walked none and struck out five batters. Herbert Perez played in five games. He went 5-for-19 and hit .263/.391/.474 (.865) with a double and a home run. He also walked four times. Jesus Chirinos played in all six games. He went 5-for-19 and hit .263/.417/.421 (.838) with a home run. He also walked five times. Of players with more than seven plate appearances, no one had an OPS higher than .626 What’s Next? The Mudcats will be hosting the Down East Wood Ducks. Pitching Probables (RHP Edwin Jimenez, RHP Fernando Olguin, RHP Carlos Rodriguez, RHP Jefferson Figueroa, RHP Stiven Cruz, RHP Israel Puello) PROSPECT SUMMARY This Prospect Summary shows our current Brewers Top 20 Prospect Rankings and how they performed last week (May 10 to May 16). #1 - LHP Aaron Ashby (Milwaukee) - 1 G, 4.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 8 K (Season: 8 G, 3 GS, 27.1 IP, 14 R, 11 ER, 17 BB, 33 K, 0-3, 1 S, 3.62 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 5.6 BB/9, 10.9 K/9) #2 - OF Joey Wiemer (Biloxi) - 6 G, 10-for-24 (.417), 1-2B, 5 HR, 8 RBI, 3 BB, 7 K (Season: 33 G, 39-for-129, .302/.375/.605 (.980), 12-2B, 0-HR, 27 RBI, 13 BB, 45 K) #3 - OF Garrett Mitchell (Biloxi) - 4 G, 4-for-14 (.286), 0-2B, 1-3B, 0-HR, 1 BB, 3 K (Season: 30 G, 24-for-107, .224/.331/.346 (.676), 3-2B, 2-3B, 2-HR, 11 RBI, 13 BB, 40 K) #4 - OF Sal Frelick (Wisconsin) - 6 G, 8-for-26 (.308), 1-2B, 1-3B, 1-HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K (Season: 21 G, 23-for-79, .291/.391/.456 (.847), 5-2B, 1-3B, 2-HR, 9 RBI, 6/9 SB, 13 BB, 14 K) #4 - OF Sal Frelick (Biloxi) - 3 G, 4-for-13 (.308), 0-2B, 0-HR, 0 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K (Season: 9 G, 9-for-39, .231/.268/.256 (.456), 1-2B, 0-3B, 0-HR, 1 RBI, 1/2 SB, 2 BB, 7 K) #5 - LHP Ethan Small (Nashville) - 1 GS, 5.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 9 K (Season: 7 GS, 32.1 IP, 9 R, 7 ER, 17 H, 21 BB, 46 K, 3-1, 1.95 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 5.8 BB/9, 12.8 K/9) #6 - SS Brice Turang (Nashville) - 6 G, 8-for-28 (.286), 0-2B, 1-HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB, 6 K (Season: 31 G, 38-for-132, .288/.354/.424 (.778), 7-2B, 1-3B, 3-HR, 21 RBI, 14 BB, 31 K) #7 - OF Hedbert Perez (Carolina) - 5 G, 5-for-19 (.263), 1-2B, 1-HR, 5 RBI, 4 BB, 5 K (Season: 27 G, 19-for-108, .176/.246/.296 (.542), 4-2B, 3 HR, 14 RBI, 5/6 SB, 10 BB, 41 K) #8 - C Jeferson Quero (Carolina) - 5 G, 4-for-18 (.222), 0-2B, 0-HR, 0 RBI, 5 BB, 5 K (Season: 26 G, 25-for-106, .236/.291/.349 (.640), 7-2B, 1-3B, 1-HR, 14 RBI, 9 BB, 28 K) #9 - SS Freddy Zamora (Biloxi) - 2 G, 0-for-8 (.000), 0-2B, 0-HR, 0 RBI, 2 BB, 0 K (Season: 24 G, 19-for-91), .209/.270/.286 (.556), 4-2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 5 BB, 22 K) #10 - 2B Tyler Black (Wisconsin) - 6 G, 11-for-25 (.440), 1-2B, 1-3B, 2-HR, 11 RBI, 3 BB, 2 K (Season: 19 G, 21-for-66 (.318/.439/.500 (.939), 4-2B, 1-3B, 2-HR, 21 RBI, 12 BB, 10 K) #11 - 2B Felix Valerio (Biloxi) - 6 G, 8-for-25 (.320), 0-2B, 3-HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K (Season: 27 G, 27-for-98, .276/.353/.520 (.874), 4-2B, 1-3B, 6-HR, 18 RBI, 13 BB, 15 K) #12 - OF Jackson Chourio (Carolina) - 4 G, 4-for-18 (.222), 2-2B, 0-HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K (Season: 10 G, 16-for-43, .372/.413/.605 (1.018), 7-2B, 1-HR, 8 RBI, 3 BB, 6 K) #13 - C Mario Feliciano (Nashville) - 3 G, 7-for-11 (.636), 1-2B, 0-HR, 0 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K (Season: 21 G, 20-for-73, .274/.338/.343 (.680), 5-2B, 0-HR, 4 RBI, 4 BB, 21 K) #13 - C Mario Feliciano (Milwaukee) - (Season: 1 G, 0-for-0, R, BB) #14 - LHP Antoine Kelly (Wisconsin) - 1 GS, 5.2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 2 K (Season: 6 GS, 27.1 IP, 9 R, 7 ER, 12 H, 17 BB, 35 K, 1-0, 2.30 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 5.6 BB/9, 11.5 K/9) #15 - OF Joe Gray, Jr. (Wisconsin) - 6 G, 5-for-23 (.217), 3-2B, 2-HR, 5 RBI, 3 BB, 8 K (Season: 33 G, 22-for-116, .190/.304/.388 (.692), 9-2B, 1-3B, 4-HR, 14 RBI, 7/7 SB, 19 BB, 48 K) #16 - SS Eduardo Garcia (Carolina) - 5 G, 3-for-21 (.143), 0-2B, 0-HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 10 K (Season: 30 G, 34-124, 274/.311/.395 (.706), 7-2B, 1-3B, 2 HR, 23 RBI, 4 BB, 51 K) #17 - UTL Zavier Warren (Wisconsin) - 6 G, 7-for-24 (.292), 4-2B, 1-HR, 4 RBI, 5 BB, 6 K (Season: 31 G, 29-for-112, .259/.359/.393 (.752), 12-2B, 1-HR, 13 RBI, 5/5 SB, 14 BB, 31 K) #18 - RHP Abner Uribe (Biloxi) - IL (out for season) #19 - OF Hendry Mendez (Carolina) - 5 G, 5-for-20 (.250), 0-2B, 0-HR, 2 RBI, 4BB, 7 K (Season: 27 G, 20-for-91, .220/.388/.275 (.663), 2-2B, 1 HR, 13 RBI, 24 BB, 28 K) #20 - LHP Russell Smith (Wisconsin) - Did Not Pitch (Season: 5 GS, 20.0 IP, 13 R, 11 ER, 17 H, 13 BB, 22 K, 1-1, 4.95 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 5.9 BB/9, 9.9 K/9) PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Hitter of the Week: Outfielder Joey Wiemer, Biloxi Shuckers Wiemer had a big week for the Shuckers. He played all six games. He had ten hits including a double and five home runs. He also walked three times and showed his speed with a couple of stolen bases. Weimer was a star at Bedford High School in Michigan. Beyond baseball, he was on the varsity football team four years and the basketball team two seasons. He was a three-year starter at the University of Cincinnati before the Brewers made him their fourth-round pick in 2020. He began his professional career last year with 75 games in Carolina before ending the season with 34 games in Wisconsin. Combined, he hit .296/.403/.556 (.958) with 18 doubles and 27 home runs. He was also 30-for-36 in stolen base attempts. He did as much damage with the Rattlers in half the number of games. After the season, he played in the Arizona Fall League where he hit .467 with a 1.234 OPS. Wiemer is a fantastic prospect who has both power and speed. The 23-year-old will likely play mostly in the corner outfield spots, and his power has a chance to be really special. Consider he’s already got 12 doubles and nine home runs in just 33 games in Double-A. Pre-season, Baseball America named him the #100 prospect in baseball. Pitcher of the Week: LHP Brandon Knarr, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Here we are again, a Timber Rattler is the choice for Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Week. For the second time, that pitcher is left-hander Brandon Knarr. Last week, he made two starts and went 2-0. He posted a 1.50 ERA. In 12 innings, he gave up two runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out 15 batters. Possible it is his last start in High-A? Knarr has a career that has been quite circuitous to get to this point. The Pennsylvania native was a star at Eastern York High School. He started his college career at Notre Dame before transferring to the College of Central Florida. In 65 2/3 innings, he had 86 strikeouts. From there, he went to the Division II baseball powerhouse at the University of Tampa. In six starts before the season was shut down, he went 4-1 with a 2.55 ERA. He had 64 strikeouts in 35 1/3 innings (16.3 K/9). Knarr went undrafted in the Covid-shortened, five-round 2020 MLB draft. As you recall, teams were able to sign non-drafted players for up to $20,000. Knarr had many options, but the Brewers offered the opportunity to work as a starter. He signed and has taken advantage. Last year in Carolina, he went 7-2 with a 3.84 ERA in 75 innings. He struck out 103 batters (12.4 K/9). He ended the season with five starts in Wisconsin, where he struggled some but also struck out more than a batter per inning. Knarr has worked hard to get to this point in his career. He stands less than 6-0 tall. He doesn’t throw real hard, but he is incredibly competitive. His fastball sits between 88 and 91 mph. He has a split-finger pitch that is sitting in the 72-76 mph range. He’s got two breaking balls, a slider in the low-80s and a slower curveball in the mid-70s. He works fast and really commands the zone. He’s known to ask questions and is always working to learn more about his craft. Feel free to discuss the Brewers' prospects and their affiliates in the COMMENTS below.
  4. Transactions are coming today. Some very exciting promotions at that. Check back throughout the day for more and do discuss those moves. Nashville remains in first place after a 4-2 week. Biloxi returned to their winning ways with a 4-2 week. Wisconsin went 5-1 again. Carolina played at .500. Several top prospects had huge weeks. How might an updated Brewers top prospect ranking look? We are now about six weeks into the season, and several players (hitters and pitchers) have really stood out. This is the time of year when we will start seeing more and more merit-based promotions (and potentially demotions) beyond transactions for injury-related purposes. As the day goes on, the Brewers’ affiliates will be making those announcements. Also, remember that several full-season minor league leagues are comprised of two half-seasons. The season essentially starts over at the halfway point and a couple of playoff spots will be up for grabs. That is something we’ll need to pay attention to over the next month. TRANSACTIONS Nothing is official yet, but there will be several player promotions announced on Tuesday. RESULTS Last week’s Week in Review (5/3-5/9): Chourio Debuts in Carolina, Rattler Pitchers Continue to Dominate Tuesday: Break out the Brooms, It’s a 4-0 Affiliate Evening Sweep! Wednesday: T-Rats Win Ensures Affiliates Avoid 0-4 Night Thursday: Nashville and Wisconsin Lead the Way Once Again Friday: Shuckers and Mudcats Avoid Any Friday the 13th Voodoo Saturday: Thirty-Five Runs Power a 3-1 Night Sunday: It’s a Four-Game Affiliate Sweep, Including Stiven Cruz’s Sterling Debut and Team-Record Six Biloxi Home Runs! WEEK IN REVIEW Triple-A: Nashville Sounds Week: 4-2 @ Jacksonville Season: 24-11 overall, 1st place in the International League West. They are 1/2 game ahead of Columbus and 4 1/2 games ahead of Toledo and Memphis. Nashville just continues to play great each week. In Jacksonville, they outscored the Jumbo Shrimp 40-28 over the week, largely due to a 10-1 win on Thursday. Ethan Small made a start and gave up one run on four hits over five innings. He walked three and struck out nine batters. Five Sounds relievers pitched twice last week without allowing a run. Connor Sadzeck led the way with five strikeouts in three innings. Obviously when he was optioned, Keston Hiura had to be disappointed. However, he didn’t let it affect how he performed. In four games with the Sounds, he went 7-for-15 and hit .467/.556/1.067 (1.623) with three home runs and nine RBI. Two of those homers came against Marlins’ pitching prospect Max Meyer. Hiura did miss the final two games of the week with a minor injury. Mario Feliciano played in just three games. He went 7-for-11 (.636) with a double. Mark Mathias played in four games and went 7-for-16, hitting .438/.471/.625 (1.096) with a home run. On the other side, Tyler White had a rough week. He played in four games and went 1-for-17 (..059) with seven strikeouts. What’s Next? The Sounds will return home to take on Louisville. Pitching Probables (RHP Caleb Boushley, LHP Ethan Small, RHP Dylan File, RHP Jason Alexander, RHP Josh Lindblom, TBD) Double-A: Biloxi Shuckers Week: 4-2, hosting Birmingham Season: 16-17 overall, 2nd place in the Southern League. They are 2.0 games behind Pensacola. A week after they lost all six of their games, the Shuckers were back on their winning ways. After winning the first game, they lost the next two. However, they won the final three games by a combined score of 30-10. This week, it was the offense that carried their success. Joey Wiemer played in all six games. He went 10-for-24 and hit .417/.500/1.083 (1.583) with one home run and five RBI. Jakson Reetz played in five games and went 7-for-17. He hit .412/.524/1.000 (1.524) with a double and three homers. Thomas Dillard played all six games. He went 7-for-20, hitting .350/.500/.650 (1.150) with three doubles and a home run. He also walked six times. Felix Valerio played in six games. He went 8-for-25. He hit .320/.393/.680 (.1.073) with three home runs. Noah Campbell played in four games and went 5-for-14 (.357) with two doubles. He added three walks. Victor Castaneda went six scoreless innings in his first start last week. He gave up two hits, walked one and struck out ten batters. He pitched three innings out of the bullpen on Sunday. Overall, he gave up two runs on five hits and two walks. In nine innings, he had 16 strikeouts. Tyler Herb had another terrific start. He tossed six scoreless innings. He gave up four hits, walked two and struck out three batters. Five Sounds relievers worked at least two scoreless innings during the week. What's Next? The Shuckers will travel to Mississippi to take on the Braves. Pitching Probables (LHP Nick Bennett, RHP Carlos Luna, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD) High-A: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Week: 5-1, @ Quad Cities Season: 22-11 overall, 2nd place in the Midwest League West Division, 2.0 games behind Cedar Rapids. The Timber Rattlers went 5-1 for the week, but they were unable to make up any ground to the Cedar Rapids Kernels. These two teams are likely to remain at the top of the division, and after the upcoming week hosting South Bend, the Rattlers will head to Iowa to take on the Kernels. The pitchers have really led the way for Wisconsin much of this season, but last week, the offense really had a big week. It started with a 17-4 win, and over the six games, the Rattlers outscored the Bandits 49-24. Tyler Black played in all six games and went 11-for-25. He hit .440/.500/.800 (1.300) with a double, a triple, two homers, and 11 RBI. He also walked three times. Tristan Peters also played all six games. He went 9-for-24 and hit .375/.467/.833 (1.300) with two doubles, three triples, and a home run. He also walked five times. Zavier Warren played six games and went 7-for-24. He hit .292/.433/.583 (1.016) with four doubles and a home run. He also walked five times. Darrien Miller played in five games and went 8-for-21. He hit .381/.480/.524 (.1004) with a double and a triple. Cam Robinson recorded saves in both of his appearances last week. In four scoreless innings, he gave up one hit, walked one, and struck out five batters. Kent Hasler pitched twice and gave up just a walk over 3 1/3 scoreless, hitless innings. He struck out nine batters. Brandon Knarr made two starts for Wisconsin. He went 2-0 and gave up just two runs. He gave up eight hits, walked two, and struck out 15 batters in 12 innings. Antoine Kelly gave up two runs (1 earned) on three hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out two batters. What’s Next? The Timber Rattlers return home to take on the South Bend Cubs. Pitching Probables (LHP Antoine Kelly, RHP Ryne Moore, RHP Justin Jarvis, TBD, TBD, LHP Russell Smith, RHP TJ Shook, LHP Brandon Knarr, LHP Antoine Kelly) Low-A: Carolina Mudcats Week: 3-3, @ Fayetteville Season: 17-16 overall, tied for 3rd place in the Carolina League North Division with Salem, 1/2 game behind Lynchburg and 2 1/2 games behind Fredericksburg. As you would expect from a 3-3 week, the teams were very closely matched. In fact, Carolina was outscored 27-28 for the week. Four of the games were settled by two runs or less. As you’ll see below, the Mudcats got a nice, long start, but it was the relief corp that really got the job done. In his start, Ryne Moore gave up one run on six hits over seven innings. He walked one and struck out six batters. Stiven Cruz pitched three innings in his bullpen appearance. He gave up just one hit and walked one, and he struck out eight batters. Edwin Jimenez also worked three scoreless innings out of the bullpen. He gave up one hit, walked one, hit one and struck out four batters. Michele Vassalotti finished two games and went 2-0. In four innings, he gave up only an unearned run and struck out six batters in four innings. Carlos Rodriguez pitched just once, four innings in relief. He gave up an unearned run on two hits and a walk, and he struck out seven batters. Christian Tripp worked three innings over two relief outings. He gave up no runs on two hits. He walked none and struck out five batters. Herbert Perez played in five games. He went 5-for-19 and hit .263/.391/.474 (.865) with a double and a home run. He also walked four times. Jesus Chirinos played in all six games. He went 5-for-19 and hit .263/.417/.421 (.838) with a home run. He also walked five times. Of players with more than seven plate appearances, no one had an OPS higher than .626 What’s Next? The Mudcats will be hosting the Down East Wood Ducks. Pitching Probables (RHP Brannon Jordan, RHP Edwin Jimenez, LHP Alexander Cornielle, RHP Carlos Rodriguez, RHP Brannon Jordan) PROSPECT SUMMARY This Prospect Summary shows our current Brewers Top 20 Prospect Rankings and how they performed last week (May 10 to May 16). #1 - LHP Aaron Ashby (Milwaukee) - 1 G, 4.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 8 K (Season: 8 G, 3 GS, 27.1 IP, 14 R, 11 ER, 17 BB, 33 K, 0-3, 1 S, 3.62 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 5.6 BB/9, 10.9 K/9) #2 - OF Joey Wiemer (Biloxi) - 6 G, 10-for-24 (.417), 1-2B, 5 HR, 8 RBI, 3 BB, 7 K (Season: 33 G, 39-for-129, .302/.375/.605 (.980), 12-2B, 0-HR, 27 RBI, 13 BB, 45 K) #3 - OF Garrett Mitchell (Biloxi) - 4 G, 4-for-14 (.286), 0-2B, 1-3B, 0-HR, 1 BB, 3 K (Season: 30 G, 24-for-107, .224/.331/.346 (.676), 3-2B, 2-3B, 2-HR, 11 RBI, 13 BB, 40 K) #4 - OF Sal Frelick (Wisconsin) - 6 G, 8-for-26 (.308), 1-2B, 1-3B, 1-HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K (Season: 21 G, 23-for-79, .291/.391/.456 (.847), 5-2B, 1-3B, 2-HR, 9 RBI, 6/9 SB, 13 BB, 14 K) #4 - OF Sal Frelick (Biloxi) - 3 G, 4-for-13 (.308), 0-2B, 0-HR, 0 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K (Season: 9 G, 9-for-39, .231/.268/.256 (.456), 1-2B, 0-3B, 0-HR, 1 RBI, 1/2 SB, 2 BB, 7 K) #5 - LHP Ethan Small (Nashville) - 1 GS, 5.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 9 K (Season: 7 GS, 32.1 IP, 9 R, 7 ER, 17 H, 21 BB, 46 K, 3-1, 1.95 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 5.8 BB/9, 12.8 K/9) #6 - SS Brice Turang (Nashville) - 6 G, 8-for-28 (.286), 0-2B, 1-HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB, 6 K (Season: 31 G, 38-for-132, .288/.354/.424 (.778), 7-2B, 1-3B, 3-HR, 21 RBI, 14 BB, 31 K) #7 - OF Hedbert Perez (Carolina) - 5 G, 5-for-19 (.263), 1-2B, 1-HR, 5 RBI, 4 BB, 5 K (Season: 27 G, 19-for-108, .176/.246/.296 (.542), 4-2B, 3 HR, 14 RBI, 5/6 SB, 10 BB, 41 K) #8 - C Jeferson Quero (Carolina) - 5 G, 4-for-18 (.222), 0-2B, 0-HR, 0 RBI, 5 BB, 5 K (Season: 26 G, 25-for-106, .236/.291/.349 (.640), 7-2B, 1-3B, 1-HR, 14 RBI, 9 BB, 28 K) #9 - SS Freddy Zamora (Biloxi) - 2 G, 0-for-8 (.000), 0-2B, 0-HR, 0 RBI, 2 BB, 0 K (Season: 24 G, 19-for-91), .209/.270/.286 (.556), 4-2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 5 BB, 22 K) #10 - 2B Tyler Black (Wisconsin) - 6 G, 11-for-25 (.440), 1-2B, 1-3B, 2-HR, 11 RBI, 3 BB, 2 K (Season: 19 G, 21-for-66 (.318/.439/.500 (.939), 4-2B, 1-3B, 2-HR, 21 RBI, 12 BB, 10 K) #11 - 2B Felix Valerio (Biloxi) - 6 G, 8-for-25 (.320), 0-2B, 3-HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K (Season: 27 G, 27-for-98, .276/.353/.520 (.874), 4-2B, 1-3B, 6-HR, 18 RBI, 13 BB, 15 K) #12 - OF Jackson Chourio (Carolina) - 4 G, 4-for-18 (.222), 2-2B, 0-HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K (Season: 10 G, 16-for-43, .372/.413/.605 (1.018), 7-2B, 1-HR, 8 RBI, 3 BB, 6 K) #13 - C Mario Feliciano (Nashville) - 3 G, 7-for-11 (.636), 1-2B, 0-HR, 0 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K (Season: 21 G, 20-for-73, .274/.338/.343 (.680), 5-2B, 0-HR, 4 RBI, 4 BB, 21 K) #13 - C Mario Feliciano (Milwaukee) - (Season: 1 G, 0-for-0, R, BB) #14 - LHP Antoine Kelly (Wisconsin) - 1 GS, 5.2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 2 K (Season: 6 GS, 27.1 IP, 9 R, 7 ER, 12 H, 17 BB, 35 K, 1-0, 2.30 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 5.6 BB/9, 11.5 K/9) #15 - OF Joe Gray, Jr. (Wisconsin) - 6 G, 5-for-23 (.217), 3-2B, 2-HR, 5 RBI, 3 BB, 8 K (Season: 33 G, 22-for-116, .190/.304/.388 (.692), 9-2B, 1-3B, 4-HR, 14 RBI, 7/7 SB, 19 BB, 48 K) #16 - SS Eduardo Garcia (Carolina) - 5 G, 3-for-21 (.143), 0-2B, 0-HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 10 K (Season: 30 G, 34-124, 274/.311/.395 (.706), 7-2B, 1-3B, 2 HR, 23 RBI, 4 BB, 51 K) #17 - UTL Zavier Warren (Wisconsin) - 6 G, 7-for-24 (.292), 4-2B, 1-HR, 4 RBI, 5 BB, 6 K (Season: 31 G, 29-for-112, .259/.359/.393 (.752), 12-2B, 1-HR, 13 RBI, 5/5 SB, 14 BB, 31 K) #18 - RHP Abner Uribe (Biloxi) - IL (out for season) #19 - OF Hendry Mendez (Carolina) - 5 G, 5-for-20 (.250), 0-2B, 0-HR, 2 RBI, 4BB, 7 K (Season: 27 G, 20-for-91, .220/.388/.275 (.663), 2-2B, 1 HR, 13 RBI, 24 BB, 28 K) #20 - LHP Russell Smith (Wisconsin) - Did Not Pitch (Season: 5 GS, 20.0 IP, 13 R, 11 ER, 17 H, 13 BB, 22 K, 1-1, 4.95 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 5.9 BB/9, 9.9 K/9) PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Hitter of the Week: Outfielder Joey Wiemer, Biloxi Shuckers Wiemer had a big week for the Shuckers. He played all six games. He had ten hits including a double and five home runs. He also walked three times and showed his speed with a couple of stolen bases. Weimer was a star at Bedford High School in Michigan. Beyond baseball, he was on the varsity football team four years and the basketball team two seasons. He was a three-year starter at the University of Cincinnati before the Brewers made him their fourth-round pick in 2020. He began his professional career last year with 75 games in Carolina before ending the season with 34 games in Wisconsin. Combined, he hit .296/.403/.556 (.958) with 18 doubles and 27 home runs. He was also 30-for-36 in stolen base attempts. He did as much damage with the Rattlers in half the number of games. After the season, he played in the Arizona Fall League where he hit .467 with a 1.234 OPS. Wiemer is a fantastic prospect who has both power and speed. The 23-year-old will likely play mostly in the corner outfield spots, and his power has a chance to be really special. Consider he’s already got 12 doubles and nine home runs in just 33 games in Double-A. Pre-season, Baseball America named him the #100 prospect in baseball. Pitcher of the Week: LHP Brandon Knarr, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Here we are again, a Timber Rattler is the choice for Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Week. For the second time, that pitcher is left-hander Brandon Knarr. Last week, he made two starts and went 2-0. He posted a 1.50 ERA. In 12 innings, he gave up two runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out 15 batters. Possible it is his last start in High-A? Knarr has a career that has been quite circuitous to get to this point. The Pennsylvania native was a star at Eastern York High School. He started his college career at Notre Dame before transferring to the College of Central Florida. In 65 2/3 innings, he had 86 strikeouts. From there, he went to the Division II baseball powerhouse at the University of Tampa. In six starts before the season was shut down, he went 4-1 with a 2.55 ERA. He had 64 strikeouts in 35 1/3 innings (16.3 K/9). Knarr went undrafted in the Covid-shortened, five-round 2020 MLB draft. As you recall, teams were able to sign non-drafted players for up to $20,000. Knarr had many options, but the Brewers offered the opportunity to work as a starter. He signed and has taken advantage. Last year in Carolina, he went 7-2 with a 3.84 ERA in 75 innings. He struck out 103 batters (12.4 K/9). He ended the season with five starts in Wisconsin, where he struggled some but also struck out more than a batter per inning. Knarr has worked hard to get to this point in his career. He stands less than 6-0 tall. He doesn’t throw real hard, but he is incredibly competitive. His fastball sits between 88 and 91 mph. He has a split-finger pitch that is sitting in the 72-76 mph range. He’s got two breaking balls, a slider in the low-80s and a slower curveball in the mid-70s. He works fast and really commands the zone. He’s known to ask questions and is always working to learn more about his craft. Feel free to discuss the Brewers' prospects and their affiliates in the COMMENTS below. View full article
  5. Keston Hiura (2) and Mark Mathis (1) hit three home runs over the first five innings to give Ethan Small plenty of cushion in a Nashville 10-1 rout in Jacksonville. The Timber Rattlers produced a similar scoreline 10-2 in Quad Cities, though the runs came late and without any long balls. I’m sure Wisconsin’s Tristan Peters and Tyler Black enjoyed some rest after recording a combined three triples in the game. By contrast, Biloxi and Carolina missed several chances to knock in runs, with each dropping their second consecutive game of the week. Game Balls go to Hiura, Mark Mathias, Ethan Small, Peters and Black. Transactions: RHP Ryne Moore promoted to High-A Wisconsin from Low-A Carolina RHP Stiven Cruz promoted to Low-A Carolina from DSL Brewers1 RHP Justin Bullock activated from AA Biloxi’s 7-day injured list Game Action: Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Fayetteville 7, Carolina 2 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: Mascai and Cerny Lead Fayetteville Offense to Second Win Over Mudcats As is often the case in sports and life, you’ve got to take advantage of the chances when they come, lest you regret it later. In this one, the Mudcats stranded five runners over the first three innings and six more over the final three innings, going 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position in their loss. RHP Alexander Cornielle took the loss after yielding two runs in the first inning and then giving up a two-run jack to .194-hitting Victor Mascal in the 4th inning to fall behind 4-2. However, let's take strong encouragement from his eight strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings, which looks like a sign of progress for the young hurler. That Woodpecker lead steadily grew to 7-2 by the 7th inning before the Mudcats loaded the bases with one out in the 8th inning. Credit must be given to Fayetteville’s Ian Foggo, who escaped that jam in his first appearance of the season, striking out six Carolina batters over the final two innings of the game. Performances of Note: Oswel Leones – 2-5, double Arbert Cipion – 1-3, triple, BB, RBI Hendry Mendez – 1-3, 2 BBs, SB Alexander Cornielle (Loss) – 4 2/3 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 5 H, 2 BBs, 1 WP, 8 Ks Junior Montero – 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 Ks Friday’s outlook: RHP Miguel Segura (5.21 ERA, 1.79 WHIP, 6.2 K/9 in 19 innings) is scheduled to start, as Carolina needs a win to tie up the series at two games apiece. However, let’s be on the lookout to see whether newly-promoted RHP Stiven Cruz gets his first full season action. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Wisconsin 10, Quad Cities 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, game details: Timber Rattlers Take Sixth Straight Win Although the final score suggests a blowout, Wisconsin actually trailed 2-0 after three innings in this one before the bats came to life in a big way. Kudos to Joe Gray Jr. and Ethan Murray for gunning down a River Bandit at third base to end a first inning threat. OF Tristan Peters collected Wisconsin’s first clutch hit, a triple in the 4th inning to score Zavier Warren (who’d walked), which 1B Wes Clarke followed up with a sacrifice fly to knot the contest at 2-2. An infield single by 2B Tyler Black accompanied by a Quad Cities throwing error gave the Timber Rattlers a 3-2 lead in the 5th inning, with RHP Justin Jarvis ultimately earning the win, though supported by RHP Robbie Baker's excellent 2 2/3 innings of scoreless work. Still tight heading into the 7th inning, Wisconsin opened the gap via an Alex Hall RBI-double, run scoring wild pitch and then a Tyler Black sacrifice fly to extend the lead to 6-2. In the bottom half, another solid defensive play (this time OF Micah Bello throwing out a River Bandit at home) wiped out another Quad Cities threat. The 8th inning saw Peters (another triple), Clarke (run-scoring single) and Tyler Black (3-run triple) again combine to put the game out of reach. Performances of Note: Tristan Peters – 3-5, 2 triples, RBI Tyler Black – 2-4, triple, SF, 4 RBIs Alex Hall – 2-3, double, BB, RBI Carlos D. Rodriguez – 1-3, double, BB, SB Wes Clarke – 1-4, SF, 2 RBIs Justin Jarvis (Win) – 5 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 2 BBs, 2 WP, 6 Ks Robbie Baker – 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 WP, 3 Ks Brady Schanuel – 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 WP, 3 Ks Friday’s outlook: RHP Max Lazar (3.31 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 5.5 K/9 in 16 1/3 innings) is prepared to make his 7th long appearance (4th start) and extend Wisconsin’s winning streak to 7 games. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Birmingham 5, Biloxi 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Biloxi Falls To Birmingham Despite 11 Hits The return of RHP Justin Bullock, an early 3-1 lead and usually-solid RHP Carlos Luna on the mound for the middle innings looked like perfect ingredients for a Shuckers’ victory, but it was not to be on this day. Bullock hadn’t appeared in a game since leaving his first start on April 8th early, so the team must have been excited to have their dependable starter back on the mound. Bullock was limited to 35 pitches over two innings, exiting tied at 1-1 thanks to a Felix Valerio solo shot. Luna looked to have things in hand with a clean 3rd inning, followed by a two-run double by Jakson Reetz in the bottom half of the inning to score Garrett Mitchell and Joey Wiemer (who’d both singled). However, five consecutive Baron hits opened the top of the 5th inning to re-knot the game at 3-3 before Birmingham’s Jose Rodriguez produced a two-run, two-out single to take a 5-3 lead which held up the rest of the way. Credit goes to JT Hintzen, though, for entering with the bases loaded and one out, then stranded all three runners (soft infield line out, strikeout). Unfortunately, Biloxi was unable to match that clutch hitting, failing to score despite a one-out single (Brent Diaz) in the 6th inning and leadoff 7th and 8th inning singles (Noah Campbell, Thomas Dillard respectively). In addition to Hintzen, Nash Walters and Luis Contreras must also be recognized for giving their offense a chance, as the three relievers gave up zero runs over the final 4 2/3 innings. Performances of Note: Joey Wiemer – 2-4, double Garrett Mitchell – 2-4 Felix Valerio – 1-4, HR, RBI Jakson Reetz – 1-4, double, 2 RBIs Brock Holt – 1-4, SB Justin Bullock – 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 BBs, 0 Ks Carlos Luna (Loss) – 2 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 1 K JT Hintzen – 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K Nash Walters – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Luis Contreras – 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Friday’s outlook: Biloxi is counting on LHP Andy Otero (2.86 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 9.2 K/9 in 28 1/3 innings) to come through win a dominant effort to end their two-game skid and tie up this week’s series with Birmingham at 2-2. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 10, Jacksonville 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details: Small Shines, Hiura Homers Twice in Sounds Victory If anyone needed a reminder that 2B Keston Hiura can hammer right-handed pitching, they certainly got it in this Nashville blowout. After LHP Ethan Small once again avoided big hits despite struggling with walks (two in the first inning, one to lead off the second inning), the Nashville offense blew up the game in the 3rd inning, starting with Mark Mathias’ 3rd homer of the season. Then after young prospects Mario Feliciano and Brice Turang each singled, Hiura pulled a two-out, 0-1 pitch out to left field for a three-run blast, his first since recently being optioned to AAA. Unfortunately, Hiura helped give a run back with a throwing error in the bottom of the 3rd inning, but he made up for it with a two-out, full count homer the other way in the 5th inning, scoring Weston Wilson (who’d doubled) and effectively putting the game out of reach at 6-1. With Small striking out nine batters in just five innings, the Sounds were comfortable on this evening. However, even with that large cushion, RHP Zack Brown and Luke Barker still took their work very seriously, combining to throw four hitless, scoreless innings to close it out. Performances of Note: Keston Hiura – 3-4, 2 HR, HBP, 7 RBIs Mark Mathias – 3-4, HR, RBI Weston Wilson – 2-5, double Mario Feliciano – 2-4 Brice Turang – 1-3, 2 BBs Ethan Small (Win) – 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 BBs, 1 WP, 1 balk, 9 Ks Zack Brown – 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K Luke Barker – 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 Ks Friday’s outlook: RHP Dylan File (3.95 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 6.3 K/9 in 27 1/3 innings), will try to replicate his last start, in which he gave up only three hits and no runs over five innings, as Nashville aims for a 3-1 series lead over Jacksonville. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Good luck tonight, Brewers’ affiliates! 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  6. Keston Hiura drove in seven runs as Nashville cruised. Clutch hitting (including three triples) turned ten hits into ten runs for a Wisconsin victory, while Biloxi produced only three runs on 11 hits in a loss. The frustrated Mudcats left 11 men on base in their defeat. Keston Hiura (2) and Mark Mathis (1) hit three home runs over the first five innings to give Ethan Small plenty of cushion in a Nashville 10-1 rout in Jacksonville. The Timber Rattlers produced a similar scoreline 10-2 in Quad Cities, though the runs came late and without any long balls. I’m sure Wisconsin’s Tristan Peters and Tyler Black enjoyed some rest after recording a combined three triples in the game. By contrast, Biloxi and Carolina missed several chances to knock in runs, with each dropping their second consecutive game of the week. Game Balls go to Hiura, Mark Mathias, Ethan Small, Peters and Black. Transactions: RHP Ryne Moore promoted to High-A Wisconsin from Low-A Carolina RHP Stiven Cruz promoted to Low-A Carolina from DSL Brewers1 RHP Justin Bullock activated from AA Biloxi’s 7-day injured list Game Action: Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Fayetteville 7, Carolina 2 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: Mascai and Cerny Lead Fayetteville Offense to Second Win Over Mudcats As is often the case in sports and life, you’ve got to take advantage of the chances when they come, lest you regret it later. In this one, the Mudcats stranded five runners over the first three innings and six more over the final three innings, going 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position in their loss. RHP Alexander Cornielle took the loss after yielding two runs in the first inning and then giving up a two-run jack to .194-hitting Victor Mascal in the 4th inning to fall behind 4-2. However, let's take strong encouragement from his eight strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings, which looks like a sign of progress for the young hurler. That Woodpecker lead steadily grew to 7-2 by the 7th inning before the Mudcats loaded the bases with one out in the 8th inning. Credit must be given to Fayetteville’s Ian Foggo, who escaped that jam in his first appearance of the season, striking out six Carolina batters over the final two innings of the game. Performances of Note: Oswel Leones – 2-5, double Arbert Cipion – 1-3, triple, BB, RBI Hendry Mendez – 1-3, 2 BBs, SB Alexander Cornielle (Loss) – 4 2/3 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 5 H, 2 BBs, 1 WP, 8 Ks Junior Montero – 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 Ks Friday’s outlook: RHP Miguel Segura (5.21 ERA, 1.79 WHIP, 6.2 K/9 in 19 innings) is scheduled to start, as Carolina needs a win to tie up the series at two games apiece. However, let’s be on the lookout to see whether newly-promoted RHP Stiven Cruz gets his first full season action. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Wisconsin 10, Quad Cities 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, game details: Timber Rattlers Take Sixth Straight Win Although the final score suggests a blowout, Wisconsin actually trailed 2-0 after three innings in this one before the bats came to life in a big way. Kudos to Joe Gray Jr. and Ethan Murray for gunning down a River Bandit at third base to end a first inning threat. OF Tristan Peters collected Wisconsin’s first clutch hit, a triple in the 4th inning to score Zavier Warren (who’d walked), which 1B Wes Clarke followed up with a sacrifice fly to knot the contest at 2-2. An infield single by 2B Tyler Black accompanied by a Quad Cities throwing error gave the Timber Rattlers a 3-2 lead in the 5th inning, with RHP Justin Jarvis ultimately earning the win, though supported by RHP Robbie Baker's excellent 2 2/3 innings of scoreless work. Still tight heading into the 7th inning, Wisconsin opened the gap via an Alex Hall RBI-double, run scoring wild pitch and then a Tyler Black sacrifice fly to extend the lead to 6-2. In the bottom half, another solid defensive play (this time OF Micah Bello throwing out a River Bandit at home) wiped out another Quad Cities threat. The 8th inning saw Peters (another triple), Clarke (run-scoring single) and Tyler Black (3-run triple) again combine to put the game out of reach. Performances of Note: Tristan Peters – 3-5, 2 triples, RBI Tyler Black – 2-4, triple, SF, 4 RBIs Alex Hall – 2-3, double, BB, RBI Carlos D. Rodriguez – 1-3, double, BB, SB Wes Clarke – 1-4, SF, 2 RBIs Justin Jarvis (Win) – 5 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 2 BBs, 2 WP, 6 Ks Robbie Baker – 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 WP, 3 Ks Brady Schanuel – 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 WP, 3 Ks Friday’s outlook: RHP Max Lazar (3.31 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 5.5 K/9 in 16 1/3 innings) is prepared to make his 7th long appearance (4th start) and extend Wisconsin’s winning streak to 7 games. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Birmingham 5, Biloxi 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Biloxi Falls To Birmingham Despite 11 Hits The return of RHP Justin Bullock, an early 3-1 lead and usually-solid RHP Carlos Luna on the mound for the middle innings looked like perfect ingredients for a Shuckers’ victory, but it was not to be on this day. Bullock hadn’t appeared in a game since leaving his first start on April 8th early, so the team must have been excited to have their dependable starter back on the mound. Bullock was limited to 35 pitches over two innings, exiting tied at 1-1 thanks to a Felix Valerio solo shot. Luna looked to have things in hand with a clean 3rd inning, followed by a two-run double by Jakson Reetz in the bottom half of the inning to score Garrett Mitchell and Joey Wiemer (who’d both singled). However, five consecutive Baron hits opened the top of the 5th inning to re-knot the game at 3-3 before Birmingham’s Jose Rodriguez produced a two-run, two-out single to take a 5-3 lead which held up the rest of the way. Credit goes to JT Hintzen, though, for entering with the bases loaded and one out, then stranded all three runners (soft infield line out, strikeout). Unfortunately, Biloxi was unable to match that clutch hitting, failing to score despite a one-out single (Brent Diaz) in the 6th inning and leadoff 7th and 8th inning singles (Noah Campbell, Thomas Dillard respectively). In addition to Hintzen, Nash Walters and Luis Contreras must also be recognized for giving their offense a chance, as the three relievers gave up zero runs over the final 4 2/3 innings. Performances of Note: Joey Wiemer – 2-4, double Garrett Mitchell – 2-4 Felix Valerio – 1-4, HR, RBI Jakson Reetz – 1-4, double, 2 RBIs Brock Holt – 1-4, SB Justin Bullock – 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 BBs, 0 Ks Carlos Luna (Loss) – 2 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 1 K JT Hintzen – 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K Nash Walters – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Luis Contreras – 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Friday’s outlook: Biloxi is counting on LHP Andy Otero (2.86 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 9.2 K/9 in 28 1/3 innings) to come through win a dominant effort to end their two-game skid and tie up this week’s series with Birmingham at 2-2. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 10, Jacksonville 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details: Small Shines, Hiura Homers Twice in Sounds Victory If anyone needed a reminder that 2B Keston Hiura can hammer right-handed pitching, they certainly got it in this Nashville blowout. After LHP Ethan Small once again avoided big hits despite struggling with walks (two in the first inning, one to lead off the second inning), the Nashville offense blew up the game in the 3rd inning, starting with Mark Mathias’ 3rd homer of the season. Then after young prospects Mario Feliciano and Brice Turang each singled, Hiura pulled a two-out, 0-1 pitch out to left field for a three-run blast, his first since recently being optioned to AAA. Unfortunately, Hiura helped give a run back with a throwing error in the bottom of the 3rd inning, but he made up for it with a two-out, full count homer the other way in the 5th inning, scoring Weston Wilson (who’d doubled) and effectively putting the game out of reach at 6-1. With Small striking out nine batters in just five innings, the Sounds were comfortable on this evening. However, even with that large cushion, RHP Zack Brown and Luke Barker still took their work very seriously, combining to throw four hitless, scoreless innings to close it out. Performances of Note: Keston Hiura – 3-4, 2 HR, HBP, 7 RBIs Mark Mathias – 3-4, HR, RBI Weston Wilson – 2-5, double Mario Feliciano – 2-4 Brice Turang – 1-3, 2 BBs Ethan Small (Win) – 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 BBs, 1 WP, 1 balk, 9 Ks Zack Brown – 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K Luke Barker – 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 Ks Friday’s outlook: RHP Dylan File (3.95 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 6.3 K/9 in 27 1/3 innings), will try to replicate his last start, in which he gave up only three hits and no runs over five innings, as Nashville aims for a 3-1 series lead over Jacksonville. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Good luck tonight, Brewers’ affiliates! 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  7. It was a generally tough night on the farm, especially for our minor leaguer bats, with the Low-A Mudcats, AA Shuckers, and AAA Sounds combining to produce just 13 hits and five runs. Thankfully Wisconsin second baseman Tyler Black got the job done with a walk-off, one-out single to score the organization one win on the evening. Game Balls go to RHP TJ Shook, RHP Brannon Jordan, C Jakson Reetz, 2B Tyler Black, 1B Ernesto Martinez, and the Mudcat fielders who threw out four baserunners. A special mention goes out to RHP Lun Zhao for his Low-A Carolina debut. Transactions: OF Tristen Lutz placed on AA Biloxi's 7-day injured list There’s some confusion around the status of Low-A Carolina OF Hendry Mendez, whose 7-day injury list placement was immediately rescinded. Perhaps he’s in a concussion protocol after a collision on Wednesday Game Action: Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Lynchburg 8, Carolina 1 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: Carolina Suffers First Home Loss 8-1 The game was closer than the score, as the Mudcats trailed just 2-0 entering the eighth inning. However, it also could have been far worse, as the squad threw out four Hillcat baserunners while managing just two hits offensively. RHP Brannon Jordan made his third straight solid start, yielding just one run and three hits over five innings, but unfortunately, the lack of offense left him wearing the loss. While offensive futility was the name of the game for the Mudcats (13 Ks vs. just two hits and one walk), difficulty in the bullpen also entered the picture. RHP Carlos F. Rodriguez, in particular, had his second consecutive rough appearance, throwing 51 pitches but covering just 1 2/3 innings and giving up five earned runs, with all the damage occurring in his sec inning of work. In his highly-anticipated Low-A Carolina debut, 20-year-old RHP Lun Zhao was understandably nervous. Entering with runners at second and third base in the eighth inning, he walked the first two batters on nine pitches before earning his first out on three swinging strikes. But let’s give credit where it’s due: C Jose Sibrian threw out attempted stealers in the first and fifth innings RF Arbert Cipion gunned down a runner headed to third base in the sixth inning to keep the game close LF Oswel Leones threw out a runner headed to third base in the eighth inning Performances of Note: Eduardo Garcia – 1-4, RBI Branndon Jordan (Loss) – five innings, one run, five strikeouts Friday’s outlook: Expect RHPs Edwin Jimenez and Israel Puello to cover most innings as the Mudcats try to extend their 2-1 series lead. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Wisconsin 6, Quad Cities 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, game details: Black and the Rattlers Win on Another Walkoff With RHP TJ Shook dominating for the third time this year, the Timber Rattlers appeared to have this one comfortably in hand, leading 5-1 entering the eighth inning. But that would be forgetting that the 2022 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers prefer drama. Through 15 2/3 innings, Shook now has a 0.57 ERA, 0.64 WHIP, and 13.2 K/9 ratio, competing with AAA Nashville’s Jason Alexander for organizational pitcher of the month thus far. Before likely tiring in the sixth inning, he’d only allowed an infield hit (who was erased by C Darrien Miller on an attempted steal), one hit-by-pitch and a solo home run. Leading 4-1 in the top of the sixth inning, TJ did allow two River Bandits to reach base (walk, hit-by-pitch), both of which were stranded by RHP Brady Schanuel. 1B Ernesto Martinez then added a solo no-doubter in the sixth inning. Normally-reliable RHPs Max Lazar and Cam Robinson both struggled, thus making the game interesting. Lazar escaped the seventh inning in spite of giving up a single, double and walk, but wasn’t as fortunate in a 3-run eighth inning (single, single, three-run homer). Robinson then gave up an infield single and three straight walks to knot up the game at 5-5, before Martinez (walk, stolen base, run) and Tyler Black came to the rescue in the bottom of the ninth inning with an opposite field, game-winning single. Performances of Note: Tyler Black – 2-4, double, walk, 2 RBIs Joe Gray Jr. – 2-4, RBI Ernesto Martinez – 1-3, HR, walk, RBI, SB Sal Frelick – 1-3, double, 2 walks Zavier Warren – 1-4, RBI TJ Shook – 5 2/3 innings, 1 run, 7 Ks Cam Robinson (Win) – 1 inning, 1 run, 1 K Full highlight package - Postgame Podcast via the Rattler Radio Soundcloud: "They did it again! The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers beat the Quad Cities River Bandits 6-5 on April 21 with a walkoff, RBI single by Tyler Black. The Rattlers have won via walkoff four times this season are now 9-3. Chris Mehring & Kyle Lobner discuss the details before Black, TJ Shook, and Joe Ayrault have comments from the clubhouse. If you come to a game this year, don't leave early!" Friday’s outlook: LHP Antoine Kelly makes his third start, still searching for his first win, as Wisconsin aims for a fourth straight victory at home over Quad Cities. Audio via WSCO's "The Show with Leo and Balky: Timber Rattlers' President Rob Zerjav (go to the 16:45 minute mark)= Audio via WSCO's "The Show with Leo and Balky: Timber Rattlers' Manager Joe Ayrault (go to the 12:50 minute mark) We learn that Tyler Black's week-long absence was due to a sprained finger; Ayrault with praise for OF Tristan Peters Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Birmingham 4, Biloxi 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Reetz’ Late Home Run Not Enough, Shuckers Fall Short 4-3 Credit for keeping this one close goes to the terrific bullpen duo RHPs Nash Walters and Zach Vennaro, who covered 3 2/3 innings without allowing a run. Their effort, along with C Jakson Reetz’ singular heroics, were nearly enough to enable Biloxi to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. But alas, Reetz was left as on third base in the top of the ninth inning as the potential game-tying run. A CF Garrett Mitchell first-inning double (6-game hitting streak) and two walks produced a first-inning lead on a 2B Felix Valerio sacrifice fly. The team then stranded two runners in the third inning before Birmingham opened up a 4-1 lead against Biloxi RHP starter Tyler Herb in the bottom half of the frame on three hits and an error. The rest of the game centred on Reetz, whose two-run, sixth inning homer (third of the year) brought Biloxi to within 4-3. Then after the next eight Shuckers failed to reach base, Reetz doubled with one out in the ninth inning and moved to third base on a balk. Unfortunately, 3B Cam Devanney (ground out) and LF Noah Campbell (strike out) were unable to bring him home, as the Shuckers suffered their third straight 1-run defeat. Performances of Note: Jakson Reetz – 2-4, HR, double, 2 RBIs Thomas Dillard – 1-3, double, walk Garrett Mitchell – 1-4, double Tyler Herb (Loss) – 4.0 innings, 4 runs (3 earned), 6 Ks Nash Walters – 1 2/3 innings, zero runs, 1 K Zach Vennaro – 2 innings, zero runs, 1 K Friday’s outlook: RHP Victor Castaneda (2.70 ERA in 10.0 innings) makes his third start. Biloxi needs a win tonight to prevent falling behind 0-4 in the series. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Charlotte 5, Nashville 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details: Sounds’ Winning Streak Snapped at Four Games Despite sitting two of their big bats, Nashville appeared well-placed to win this one at home, with RHP Josh Lindblom cruising through five scoreless innings (scattering three hits with no walks) and the game still knotted 0-0. However, things fell apart in the sixth inning with the Knights putting together six(!) singles and a walk against the combined efforts of Lindblom and LHP Rex Brothers for a 5-0 lead. The main Sounds’ threat was in that same sixth inning, producing one run and two more baserunners before a Charlotte catcher picked 2B Mark Mathias off at first base to protect a 5-1 lead which would hold up the rest of the way. Performances of Note: Garrett Whitley – 2-3, walk Mark Mathias – 2-4 Tyler White – 1-4, RBI Josh Lindblom (Loss) – 5 innings, 3 runs, 8 Ks Connor Sadzeck – 2/3 inning, zero runs Zach Brown – 1 inning, zero runs, 2 Ks Luis Perdomo – 1 inning, zero runs, 2 Ks Hobie Harris – 1 inning, zero runs, 1 K Friday’s outlook: LHP Ethan Small (0.68 ERA in 13 1/3 innings) is on the hill for his fourth start of the year, as Nashville looks to take a 3-1 series lead at home against Charlotte. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Better luck on Friday, gentlemen! 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  8. The Timber Rattlers eked out a third straight one-run victory, while the Shuckers lost a third straight heartbreaker. The Sounds and Mudcats’ bats were silenced to see win streaks end. It was a generally tough night on the farm, especially for our minor leaguer bats, with the Low-A Mudcats, AA Shuckers, and AAA Sounds combining to produce just 13 hits and five runs. Thankfully Wisconsin second baseman Tyler Black got the job done with a walk-off, one-out single to score the organization one win on the evening. Game Balls go to RHP TJ Shook, RHP Brannon Jordan, C Jakson Reetz, 2B Tyler Black, 1B Ernesto Martinez, and the Mudcat fielders who threw out four baserunners. A special mention goes out to RHP Lun Zhao for his Low-A Carolina debut. Transactions: OF Tristen Lutz placed on AA Biloxi's 7-day injured list There’s some confusion around the status of Low-A Carolina OF Hendry Mendez, whose 7-day injury list placement was immediately rescinded. Perhaps he’s in a concussion protocol after a collision on Wednesday Game Action: Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Lynchburg 8, Carolina 1 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: Carolina Suffers First Home Loss 8-1 The game was closer than the score, as the Mudcats trailed just 2-0 entering the eighth inning. However, it also could have been far worse, as the squad threw out four Hillcat baserunners while managing just two hits offensively. RHP Brannon Jordan made his third straight solid start, yielding just one run and three hits over five innings, but unfortunately, the lack of offense left him wearing the loss. While offensive futility was the name of the game for the Mudcats (13 Ks vs. just two hits and one walk), difficulty in the bullpen also entered the picture. RHP Carlos F. Rodriguez, in particular, had his second consecutive rough appearance, throwing 51 pitches but covering just 1 2/3 innings and giving up five earned runs, with all the damage occurring in his sec inning of work. In his highly-anticipated Low-A Carolina debut, 20-year-old RHP Lun Zhao was understandably nervous. Entering with runners at second and third base in the eighth inning, he walked the first two batters on nine pitches before earning his first out on three swinging strikes. But let’s give credit where it’s due: C Jose Sibrian threw out attempted stealers in the first and fifth innings RF Arbert Cipion gunned down a runner headed to third base in the sixth inning to keep the game close LF Oswel Leones threw out a runner headed to third base in the eighth inning Performances of Note: Eduardo Garcia – 1-4, RBI Branndon Jordan (Loss) – five innings, one run, five strikeouts Friday’s outlook: Expect RHPs Edwin Jimenez and Israel Puello to cover most innings as the Mudcats try to extend their 2-1 series lead. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Wisconsin 6, Quad Cities 5 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, game details: Black and the Rattlers Win on Another Walkoff With RHP TJ Shook dominating for the third time this year, the Timber Rattlers appeared to have this one comfortably in hand, leading 5-1 entering the eighth inning. But that would be forgetting that the 2022 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers prefer drama. Through 15 2/3 innings, Shook now has a 0.57 ERA, 0.64 WHIP, and 13.2 K/9 ratio, competing with AAA Nashville’s Jason Alexander for organizational pitcher of the month thus far. Before likely tiring in the sixth inning, he’d only allowed an infield hit (who was erased by C Darrien Miller on an attempted steal), one hit-by-pitch and a solo home run. Leading 4-1 in the top of the sixth inning, TJ did allow two River Bandits to reach base (walk, hit-by-pitch), both of which were stranded by RHP Brady Schanuel. 1B Ernesto Martinez then added a solo no-doubter in the sixth inning. Normally-reliable RHPs Max Lazar and Cam Robinson both struggled, thus making the game interesting. Lazar escaped the seventh inning in spite of giving up a single, double and walk, but wasn’t as fortunate in a 3-run eighth inning (single, single, three-run homer). Robinson then gave up an infield single and three straight walks to knot up the game at 5-5, before Martinez (walk, stolen base, run) and Tyler Black came to the rescue in the bottom of the ninth inning with an opposite field, game-winning single. Performances of Note: Tyler Black – 2-4, double, walk, 2 RBIs Joe Gray Jr. – 2-4, RBI Ernesto Martinez – 1-3, HR, walk, RBI, SB Sal Frelick – 1-3, double, 2 walks Zavier Warren – 1-4, RBI TJ Shook – 5 2/3 innings, 1 run, 7 Ks Cam Robinson (Win) – 1 inning, 1 run, 1 K Full highlight package - Postgame Podcast via the Rattler Radio Soundcloud: "They did it again! The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers beat the Quad Cities River Bandits 6-5 on April 21 with a walkoff, RBI single by Tyler Black. The Rattlers have won via walkoff four times this season are now 9-3. Chris Mehring & Kyle Lobner discuss the details before Black, TJ Shook, and Joe Ayrault have comments from the clubhouse. If you come to a game this year, don't leave early!" Friday’s outlook: LHP Antoine Kelly makes his third start, still searching for his first win, as Wisconsin aims for a fourth straight victory at home over Quad Cities. Audio via WSCO's "The Show with Leo and Balky: Timber Rattlers' President Rob Zerjav (go to the 16:45 minute mark)= Audio via WSCO's "The Show with Leo and Balky: Timber Rattlers' Manager Joe Ayrault (go to the 12:50 minute mark) We learn that Tyler Black's week-long absence was due to a sprained finger; Ayrault with praise for OF Tristan Peters Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Birmingham 4, Biloxi 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Reetz’ Late Home Run Not Enough, Shuckers Fall Short 4-3 Credit for keeping this one close goes to the terrific bullpen duo RHPs Nash Walters and Zach Vennaro, who covered 3 2/3 innings without allowing a run. Their effort, along with C Jakson Reetz’ singular heroics, were nearly enough to enable Biloxi to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. But alas, Reetz was left as on third base in the top of the ninth inning as the potential game-tying run. A CF Garrett Mitchell first-inning double (6-game hitting streak) and two walks produced a first-inning lead on a 2B Felix Valerio sacrifice fly. The team then stranded two runners in the third inning before Birmingham opened up a 4-1 lead against Biloxi RHP starter Tyler Herb in the bottom half of the frame on three hits and an error. The rest of the game centred on Reetz, whose two-run, sixth inning homer (third of the year) brought Biloxi to within 4-3. Then after the next eight Shuckers failed to reach base, Reetz doubled with one out in the ninth inning and moved to third base on a balk. Unfortunately, 3B Cam Devanney (ground out) and LF Noah Campbell (strike out) were unable to bring him home, as the Shuckers suffered their third straight 1-run defeat. Performances of Note: Jakson Reetz – 2-4, HR, double, 2 RBIs Thomas Dillard – 1-3, double, walk Garrett Mitchell – 1-4, double Tyler Herb (Loss) – 4.0 innings, 4 runs (3 earned), 6 Ks Nash Walters – 1 2/3 innings, zero runs, 1 K Zach Vennaro – 2 innings, zero runs, 1 K Friday’s outlook: RHP Victor Castaneda (2.70 ERA in 10.0 innings) makes his third start. Biloxi needs a win tonight to prevent falling behind 0-4 in the series. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Charlotte 5, Nashville 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details: Sounds’ Winning Streak Snapped at Four Games Despite sitting two of their big bats, Nashville appeared well-placed to win this one at home, with RHP Josh Lindblom cruising through five scoreless innings (scattering three hits with no walks) and the game still knotted 0-0. However, things fell apart in the sixth inning with the Knights putting together six(!) singles and a walk against the combined efforts of Lindblom and LHP Rex Brothers for a 5-0 lead. The main Sounds’ threat was in that same sixth inning, producing one run and two more baserunners before a Charlotte catcher picked 2B Mark Mathias off at first base to protect a 5-1 lead which would hold up the rest of the way. Performances of Note: Garrett Whitley – 2-3, walk Mark Mathias – 2-4 Tyler White – 1-4, RBI Josh Lindblom (Loss) – 5 innings, 3 runs, 8 Ks Connor Sadzeck – 2/3 inning, zero runs Zach Brown – 1 inning, zero runs, 2 Ks Luis Perdomo – 1 inning, zero runs, 2 Ks Hobie Harris – 1 inning, zero runs, 1 K Friday’s outlook: LHP Ethan Small (0.68 ERA in 13 1/3 innings) is on the hill for his fourth start of the year, as Nashville looks to take a 3-1 series lead at home against Charlotte. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Better luck on Friday, gentlemen! 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