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  1. The Friday night rollercoaster twisted and turned in all directions: All 4 full season affiliates appeared in decent position to win in the early innings, with Nashville up 1-0, RHP Victor Castaneda retiring the first 9 batters he faced for Biloxi, Wes Clarke matching homer-for-homer to knot Wisconsin’s game 1-1 and Carolina tying up their contest at 2-2 in the 5th inning A few innings later, Nashville held the only lead, but reliever Peter Strzelecki was facing a bases loaded jam in that contest, putting the entire night in jeopardy. But Strzelecki escaped the jam and Cam Devanney came through for Biloxi with an 8th-inning, 2-out, 2-run game-tying homer, thus opening the door to a 2-2 night for our young heroes Then in a script which Hollywood studios would have written off as too farcical, Carolina battled back from the literal brink of defeat. Down 6-2 with 2 outs, 2 strikes and nobody on base in the 9th inning, it started with a Jheremy Vargas single and ended five batters later with a Hendry Mendez Walk-Off Grand Slam for an 8-6 victory And finally, Jakson Reetz smacked a 2-out, 9th inning RBI single to give Biloxi its first lead of the game, with the team holding on to a satisfying 4-3 fight-back victory In all, our affiliates went 3 and 1 on the most entertaining night we’ve seen in a while. Well done, Brewer minor leaguers!! Friday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Mendez, Reetz, Devanney, Castaneda and Jason Alexander. Transactions: None Game Action: Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 8, Down East 6 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats’ website, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Mendez Caps Comeback With Walk-Off Grand Slam Although they had battled hard and seemed a bit unlucky to be down 6-2 heading into the 9th inning, this game certainly looked lost as the first two Mudcats struck out in the bottom of the 9th and Jheremy Vargas was down to his final strike in a 1-2 count. But let’s take it back to the beginning, where starter RHP Jefferson Figueroa was solid if not spectacular in covering the first 3 innings of the game, conceding an RBI double as the Wood Ducks took a 1-0 lead. RHP Miguel Segura relieved from the 4th inning and is apparently still amongst the “innings eaters” for the squad as he threw 74 pitches to take the game into the 8th inning. After giving up a 5th inning RBI single, the Mudcat offense answered with 2 runs on 3 doubles (by Hedbert Perez, Vargas and Zack Raabe) to knot the game at 2-2. Segura gave up a homer to open the 6th inning as Down East re-took the lead at 3-2, but continued without damage until issuing a full count walk and 1-out single in the 8th inning and giving way to usually-dominant RHP Michele Vassalotti. Unfortunately, Mr. Vassalotti was not sharp on this night, hitting the first batter and walking in a run. The team nearly escaped only down 4-2, but two more runs scored on a fielding error by first baseman Jesus Chirinos, setting the stage for the nearly-unfathomable comeback. The young men of Zebulon simply refused to lose, starting with Jheremy Vargas working the count full before lining a single the other way. Raabe followed with an RBI double, before Arbert Cipion walked to bring the potential game-tying run to the plate in the person of SS Eduardo Garcia. 0-for-4 to this point but undaunted nonetheless, Garcia lined an RBI single to center field before Down East brought in a new pitcher to face the youngest man in Low-A ball, Jackson Chourio. Fortunately, fresh pitcher Jackson Leath threw the ball away to allow Chourio aboard. Now down only 6-4, with the bases loaded and still 2 outs (yes, this was ALL happening with 2 outs), left-handed youngin' Hendry Mendez stepped to the plate and smashed the first pitch he saw the other way, down the left field line for a Walk-Off Grand Slam! What an unforgettable win for Victor Estevez' team!! Performances of Note: Hendry Mendez – 2-3, HR, 2 BBs, 4 RBIs Jheremy Vargas – 2-3, double, BB, RBI Zack Raabe – 2-4, double, 2 RBIs Arbert Cipion – 1-4, double, BB Hedbert Perez – 1-4, double Eduardo Garcia – 1-5, RBI Jefferson Figueroa – 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 BBs, 3 Ks Miguel Segura – 4 1/3 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 4 H, 3 BBs, 1 balk, 4 Ks Junior Montero (Win) – 1 IP, 0 R, 2 BBs, 1 K Saturday’s outlook: Electric RHP Stiven Cruz (0.00 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, 24.0 K/9 in 3 innings) is slated to make his 2nd start of the season, as the Mudcats seek to clinch a series victory at home against Down East. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: South Bend 6, Wisconsin 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, game details: South Bend Hits Three Homers to Get By Wisconsin A reminder of the excellent video recaps produced by the Timber Rattler media team: The game marked the return of LHP Russell Smith after a 13-day absence and he competed well through the first 3 innings. The teams exchanged 2nd inning solo homers, with Wes Clarke knotting it at 1-1 for his 4th home run of 2022. However, a leadoff 4th inning error, then first pitch single apparently rattled Smith, who then yielded a 3-run blast and a single before retiring his final 3 batters. Down 4-1 at that point, the Timber Rattlers only managed to put 2 runners on base from the 4th through 8th innings. RHP Joey Matulovich worked around two 5th inning singles to strike out 3 hitters, then RHP Max Lazar threw a clean 6th before a 2-run shot in the 7th inning appeared to put the game out of reach at 6-1. (Bright side: These were the only runs surrendered by Lazar over 4 innings.) Wisconsin did manage 1 run on 3 singles (Carlos D. Rodriguez RBI) in the 9th inning to put the potential game-tying run on deck, but that's as close as they got. In the Darrien Miller defense watch, Miller threw out 1 of 4 base stealers. Performances of Note: Carlos D. Rodriguez – 2-3, double, BB, RBI Wes Clarke – 2-4, HR, RBI Tristan Peters – 2-4, SB Ethan Murray – 1-3, SB Russell Smith (Loss) – 4 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 5 H, 1 BB, 4 Ks Joey Matulovich – 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 Ks Max Lazar – 4 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 Ks Saturday’s outlook: Exceptional LHP Brandon Knarr (1.34 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 10.7 K/9 in 40 1/3 innings) is the scheduled starter, ready to snap Wisconsin’s 3-game skid at home against South Bend. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 4, Mississippi 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Reetz Ninth-Inning Single Lifts Shuckers to 4-3 Victory In a reversal of fortune from Thursday night's contest between these teams, it was Biloxi which came from behind late to grab a victory over Mississippi this night. The first 5 innings were a story of frustration, as the Shuckers stranded 6 runners without scoring. By contrast, the Braves cashed in on their very first opportunity with two 4th inning doubles, after RHP Victor Castaneda retired all 9 batters through 3 innings. Power Hitter (and apparently left fielder these past 2 games) Jakson Reetz blasted his 10th home run of 2022 to tie it back up at 1-1 in the 6th inning before Mississippi answered right with a 2-run shot for a 3-1 lead. The frustration continued in the 7th inning, with Cam Devanney, Yeison Coca and Joey Wiemer left stranded despite a double, walk and single respectively, done in by left fielder Jalen Miller’s incredible catch of Thomas Dillard’s fly ball at the wall which would have scored 3 runs against any ordinary being. Coming up again with 1-on (Reetz, via walk) and 2-out in the 8th inning, Devanney decided to take matters fully into his hands, driving a 2-run shot (his 5th of the year) to left to knot the score at 3-3. Stud reliever RHP Harold Chirino retired all 6 hitters he faced in the 7th and 8th innings to keep Biloxi squarely in it. Who would play hero in the 9th? Well, Mr. Reetz of course, knocking a 2-out, RBI single into center field to plate Felix Valerio, who'd reached via error and stolen 2nd base to get into scoring position. Zach Vennaro then closed the game out without drama with a 3-up, 3-down save of Biloxi's 4-3 win. Performances of Note: Jakson Reetz – 2-4, HR, BB, 2 RBIs Cam Devanney – 2-4, HR, double, 2 RBIs Tristen Lutz – 2-5 Gabe Holt – 2-5 Victor Castaneda – 6 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 Ks Harold Chirino (Win) – 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Zach Vennaro (Save) – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K Saturday’s outlook: Experienced RHP Noah Zavolas (2.70 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 8.1 K/9 in 3 1/3 innings) is ready to make his 2nd start of the 2022 season, with Biloxi aiming to take a 3-2 series lead on the road against the Mississippi Braves. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 4, Louisville 0 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details: Sounds Shut Out Bats at First Horizon Park Don't be fooled by the scoreline as this game was much more competitive than a 4-0 Nashville victory suggests. After the Sounds stranded two runners in the 2nd inning, Andruw Monasterio (double) and Brice Turang (RBI single) combined on the game's first run in the 3rd inning. From that point, it was the RHP Jason Alexander Magic Show, escaping: 1st and 3rd nobody out in the 4th inning (fly out, double play grounder) 1st and 3rd nobody out in the 5th inning (and bases loaded 1 out) via a strikeout and double play grounder Clinging to that 1-0 lead, Monasterio (bunt single) and Turang (RBI single) also teamed up to double the lead in the 5th inning, before Tyler White connected on his 6th home run of 2022 for a 4-0 Sounds lead. However, RHP Peter Strzelecki continued the drama in the 6th inning by walking two after a single with 1 out. He struck out the next batter before running the count full and being bailed out by C Alex Jackson picking the runner off first base for the 3rd out, triggering an eruption and ejection for Bats' manager Pat Kelly. The bullpen combo of RHPs Miguel Sanchez, Matt Hardy and Connor Sadzeck calmed the waters from there, facing the minimum 9 batters over the final 3 innings. Mario Feliciano continues to re-assert his prospect status, raising his average to .293 with his 6-game hitting streak. Here are a few more Nashville-Louisville highlights from the night: Performances of Note: Tyler White – 2-4, HR, 2 RBIs Brice Turang – 2-4, 2 RBIs, SB Mark Mathias – 2-3, BB Pablo Reyes – 2-4 Andruw Monasterio – 2-4 Mario Feliciano – 1-3, BB, SB Jason Alexander (Win) – 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 BBs, 1 HBP, 5 Ks Peter Strzelecki – 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BBs, 2 Ks Miguel Sanchez – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Matt Hardy – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K Connor Sadzeck – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Saturday’s outlook: RHP Josh Lindblom (2.58 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 8.0 K/9 in 38 1/3 innings) looks to continue his domination of AAA and lead Nashville to a 4-1 series lead at home against Louisville. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Let’s keep up the winning over the weekend! 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. Carolina comes back from a 4-run deficit with 2 outs in the 9th to win on a Hendry Mendez walk-off grand slam. Biloxi also battles to steal a 4-3 win. Nashville’s pitchers combined on a 5-hit, 4-0 shutout victory. Wisconsin’s bats never got going in a 6-2 loss. The Friday night rollercoaster twisted and turned in all directions: All 4 full season affiliates appeared in decent position to win in the early innings, with Nashville up 1-0, RHP Victor Castaneda retiring the first 9 batters he faced for Biloxi, Wes Clarke matching homer-for-homer to knot Wisconsin’s game 1-1 and Carolina tying up their contest at 2-2 in the 5th inning A few innings later, Nashville held the only lead, but reliever Peter Strzelecki was facing a bases loaded jam in that contest, putting the entire night in jeopardy. But Strzelecki escaped the jam and Cam Devanney came through for Biloxi with an 8th-inning, 2-out, 2-run game-tying homer, thus opening the door to a 2-2 night for our young heroes Then in a script which Hollywood studios would have written off as too farcical, Carolina battled back from the literal brink of defeat. Down 6-2 with 2 outs, 2 strikes and nobody on base in the 9th inning, it started with a Jheremy Vargas single and ended five batters later with a Hendry Mendez Walk-Off Grand Slam for an 8-6 victory And finally, Jakson Reetz smacked a 2-out, 9th inning RBI single to give Biloxi its first lead of the game, with the team holding on to a satisfying 4-3 fight-back victory In all, our affiliates went 3 and 1 on the most entertaining night we’ve seen in a while. Well done, Brewer minor leaguers!! Friday’s Game Balls go to the aforementioned Mendez, Reetz, Devanney, Castaneda and Jason Alexander. Transactions: None Game Action: Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 8, Down East 6 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats’ website, game details, and we encourage readers to review each of the affiliate write-ups as part of their Link Report routine: Mendez Caps Comeback With Walk-Off Grand Slam Although they had battled hard and seemed a bit unlucky to be down 6-2 heading into the 9th inning, this game certainly looked lost as the first two Mudcats struck out in the bottom of the 9th and Jheremy Vargas was down to his final strike in a 1-2 count. But let’s take it back to the beginning, where starter RHP Jefferson Figueroa was solid if not spectacular in covering the first 3 innings of the game, conceding an RBI double as the Wood Ducks took a 1-0 lead. RHP Miguel Segura relieved from the 4th inning and is apparently still amongst the “innings eaters” for the squad as he threw 74 pitches to take the game into the 8th inning. After giving up a 5th inning RBI single, the Mudcat offense answered with 2 runs on 3 doubles (by Hedbert Perez, Vargas and Zack Raabe) to knot the game at 2-2. Segura gave up a homer to open the 6th inning as Down East re-took the lead at 3-2, but continued without damage until issuing a full count walk and 1-out single in the 8th inning and giving way to usually-dominant RHP Michele Vassalotti. Unfortunately, Mr. Vassalotti was not sharp on this night, hitting the first batter and walking in a run. The team nearly escaped only down 4-2, but two more runs scored on a fielding error by first baseman Jesus Chirinos, setting the stage for the nearly-unfathomable comeback. The young men of Zebulon simply refused to lose, starting with Jheremy Vargas working the count full before lining a single the other way. Raabe followed with an RBI double, before Arbert Cipion walked to bring the potential game-tying run to the plate in the person of SS Eduardo Garcia. 0-for-4 to this point but undaunted nonetheless, Garcia lined an RBI single to center field before Down East brought in a new pitcher to face the youngest man in Low-A ball, Jackson Chourio. Fortunately, fresh pitcher Jackson Leath threw the ball away to allow Chourio aboard. Now down only 6-4, with the bases loaded and still 2 outs (yes, this was ALL happening with 2 outs), left-handed youngin' Hendry Mendez stepped to the plate and smashed the first pitch he saw the other way, down the left field line for a Walk-Off Grand Slam! What an unforgettable win for Victor Estevez' team!! Performances of Note: Hendry Mendez – 2-3, HR, 2 BBs, 4 RBIs Jheremy Vargas – 2-3, double, BB, RBI Zack Raabe – 2-4, double, 2 RBIs Arbert Cipion – 1-4, double, BB Hedbert Perez – 1-4, double Eduardo Garcia – 1-5, RBI Jefferson Figueroa – 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 BBs, 3 Ks Miguel Segura – 4 1/3 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 4 H, 3 BBs, 1 balk, 4 Ks Junior Montero (Win) – 1 IP, 0 R, 2 BBs, 1 K Saturday’s outlook: Electric RHP Stiven Cruz (0.00 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, 24.0 K/9 in 3 innings) is slated to make his 2nd start of the season, as the Mudcats seek to clinch a series victory at home against Down East. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: South Bend 6, Wisconsin 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, game details: South Bend Hits Three Homers to Get By Wisconsin A reminder of the excellent video recaps produced by the Timber Rattler media team: The game marked the return of LHP Russell Smith after a 13-day absence and he competed well through the first 3 innings. The teams exchanged 2nd inning solo homers, with Wes Clarke knotting it at 1-1 for his 4th home run of 2022. However, a leadoff 4th inning error, then first pitch single apparently rattled Smith, who then yielded a 3-run blast and a single before retiring his final 3 batters. Down 4-1 at that point, the Timber Rattlers only managed to put 2 runners on base from the 4th through 8th innings. RHP Joey Matulovich worked around two 5th inning singles to strike out 3 hitters, then RHP Max Lazar threw a clean 6th before a 2-run shot in the 7th inning appeared to put the game out of reach at 6-1. (Bright side: These were the only runs surrendered by Lazar over 4 innings.) Wisconsin did manage 1 run on 3 singles (Carlos D. Rodriguez RBI) in the 9th inning to put the potential game-tying run on deck, but that's as close as they got. In the Darrien Miller defense watch, Miller threw out 1 of 4 base stealers. Performances of Note: Carlos D. Rodriguez – 2-3, double, BB, RBI Wes Clarke – 2-4, HR, RBI Tristan Peters – 2-4, SB Ethan Murray – 1-3, SB Russell Smith (Loss) – 4 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 5 H, 1 BB, 4 Ks Joey Matulovich – 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 Ks Max Lazar – 4 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 Ks Saturday’s outlook: Exceptional LHP Brandon Knarr (1.34 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 10.7 K/9 in 40 1/3 innings) is the scheduled starter, ready to snap Wisconsin’s 3-game skid at home against South Bend. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 4, Mississippi 3 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Reetz Ninth-Inning Single Lifts Shuckers to 4-3 Victory In a reversal of fortune from Thursday night's contest between these teams, it was Biloxi which came from behind late to grab a victory over Mississippi this night. The first 5 innings were a story of frustration, as the Shuckers stranded 6 runners without scoring. By contrast, the Braves cashed in on their very first opportunity with two 4th inning doubles, after RHP Victor Castaneda retired all 9 batters through 3 innings. Power Hitter (and apparently left fielder these past 2 games) Jakson Reetz blasted his 10th home run of 2022 to tie it back up at 1-1 in the 6th inning before Mississippi answered right with a 2-run shot for a 3-1 lead. The frustration continued in the 7th inning, with Cam Devanney, Yeison Coca and Joey Wiemer left stranded despite a double, walk and single respectively, done in by left fielder Jalen Miller’s incredible catch of Thomas Dillard’s fly ball at the wall which would have scored 3 runs against any ordinary being. Coming up again with 1-on (Reetz, via walk) and 2-out in the 8th inning, Devanney decided to take matters fully into his hands, driving a 2-run shot (his 5th of the year) to left to knot the score at 3-3. Stud reliever RHP Harold Chirino retired all 6 hitters he faced in the 7th and 8th innings to keep Biloxi squarely in it. Who would play hero in the 9th? Well, Mr. Reetz of course, knocking a 2-out, RBI single into center field to plate Felix Valerio, who'd reached via error and stolen 2nd base to get into scoring position. Zach Vennaro then closed the game out without drama with a 3-up, 3-down save of Biloxi's 4-3 win. Performances of Note: Jakson Reetz – 2-4, HR, BB, 2 RBIs Cam Devanney – 2-4, HR, double, 2 RBIs Tristen Lutz – 2-5 Gabe Holt – 2-5 Victor Castaneda – 6 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 Ks Harold Chirino (Win) – 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Zach Vennaro (Save) – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K Saturday’s outlook: Experienced RHP Noah Zavolas (2.70 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 8.1 K/9 in 3 1/3 innings) is ready to make his 2nd start of the 2022 season, with Biloxi aiming to take a 3-2 series lead on the road against the Mississippi Braves. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 4, Louisville 0 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details: Sounds Shut Out Bats at First Horizon Park Don't be fooled by the scoreline as this game was much more competitive than a 4-0 Nashville victory suggests. After the Sounds stranded two runners in the 2nd inning, Andruw Monasterio (double) and Brice Turang (RBI single) combined on the game's first run in the 3rd inning. From that point, it was the RHP Jason Alexander Magic Show, escaping: 1st and 3rd nobody out in the 4th inning (fly out, double play grounder) 1st and 3rd nobody out in the 5th inning (and bases loaded 1 out) via a strikeout and double play grounder Clinging to that 1-0 lead, Monasterio (bunt single) and Turang (RBI single) also teamed up to double the lead in the 5th inning, before Tyler White connected on his 6th home run of 2022 for a 4-0 Sounds lead. However, RHP Peter Strzelecki continued the drama in the 6th inning by walking two after a single with 1 out. He struck out the next batter before running the count full and being bailed out by C Alex Jackson picking the runner off first base for the 3rd out, triggering an eruption and ejection for Bats' manager Pat Kelly. The bullpen combo of RHPs Miguel Sanchez, Matt Hardy and Connor Sadzeck calmed the waters from there, facing the minimum 9 batters over the final 3 innings. Mario Feliciano continues to re-assert his prospect status, raising his average to .293 with his 6-game hitting streak. Here are a few more Nashville-Louisville highlights from the night: Performances of Note: Tyler White – 2-4, HR, 2 RBIs Brice Turang – 2-4, 2 RBIs, SB Mark Mathias – 2-3, BB Pablo Reyes – 2-4 Andruw Monasterio – 2-4 Mario Feliciano – 1-3, BB, SB Jason Alexander (Win) – 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 BBs, 1 HBP, 5 Ks Peter Strzelecki – 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BBs, 2 Ks Miguel Sanchez – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Matt Hardy – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K Connor Sadzeck – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 Ks Saturday’s outlook: RHP Josh Lindblom (2.58 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 8.0 K/9 in 38 1/3 innings) looks to continue his domination of AAA and lead Nashville to a 4-1 series lead at home against Louisville. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Let’s keep up the winning over the weekend! Organizational Scoreboard including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Links for affiliate audio Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth View full article
  3. Transactions: Jandel Gustave (RHP) was optioned to Triple-A Nashville, JC Mejía (RHP) was recalled by the Milwaukee Brewers, Brandon Ramey (RHP) was released by the Carolina Mudcats, Ernesto Martinez (1B) was placed on the IL retroactive to May 8th, Yeison Coca (INF) was transferred from Wisconsin to Nashville, Ashton McGee (3B/1B) was transferred from Biloxi to Wisconsin. Before you get started digesting the sweet tastes of four victories, take a moment to read up on our Minor League Players and Pitchers of the Month in Micah Bello, Brice Turang, TJ Shook, and Peter Strzelecki; all four young men were much deserving of these honors. Congratulations! Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 2, Fayetteville (Astros) 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please review: Mudcats Open Trip with 2-1 Victory in Extras - Eduardo Garcia Broke a 1-1 Tie in the Eleventh with a Go-Ahead Single Before this contest started, the Brewers Fanatic Minor League forum was abuzz with talk of young and exciting prospect Jackson Chourio (OF). He continued his torrid pace and discipline at the plate on this fine evening with a 2-5 outing and zero strikeouts yet again. This young man appears to be something else. For those simply reading these reports at home, please feel free to check that forum link and take a peek at what Baseball America is saying of our youngest and extremely talented prospect - you won't be disappointed. For the record: Chourio joined the Mudcats on May 3 and has totaled six doubles and five multi-hit games in just seven games overall. He has now hit safely in five straight games, with at least two hits in each of his last four games. He singled and scored in the fourth on a throwing error by Santos. This young man is about as exciting as it gets in Low-A. Ryne Moore took the hill tonight, and the young hurler pitched an absolute gem: a career-high seven complete innings of one earned run, six-hit, one walk, and six strikeout ball. What a night for the youngster. He handed the ball off to Christian Tripp and Michele Vassalotti for four scoreless innings. Michele will make special kudos as he stranded two straight 'Manfred Men', allowing no additional baserunners and striking out three. I'll keep saying it: Michele has taken his transition to the bullpen and run with it. What a godsend he's been on the backend. Further Notes: We send our best of luck in future baseball and life endeavors to now-former Mudcat, Brandon Ramey. Thank you for your time and commitment to the Mudcats and Brewers organizations. The two teams combined for a 1 of 27 output with RISP. That's going to lead to many an extra-inning affair. We're lucky our Mudcats came out on top, but we certainly won't complain! The Mudcats home run streak ended tonight in Fayetteville at four games. It was a good run. Here's to more long balls tomorrow! Appreciating the true youth movement in Carolina: At just over 18 years old, Jackson Chourio is now the youngest player in the Carolina League (as of 5/3). With Chourio's addition, and at just a smidge under 18.5 years old, Hendry Mendez is now the second-youngest player in the league. By average age (21.37 as of 5/3), the Mudcats are the second-youngest team in the Carolina League. Happy Birthday is for Mudcat Jheremy Vargas (INF), who turned 19 today (5/10/2003 birthday). To be that young and playing professional baseball is something else. To be that young and playing professional baseball but knowing you are older than some of your teammates? That's a whole other can of worms. What a season in Zebulon! With Fredericksburg's 3-2 loss to Kannapolis, the Mudcats have pulled within 2.5 games of first place. *** Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes via their all-encompassing Virtual Press Box Final: Wisconsin 17, Quad Cities (Royals) 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please review: Rattlers Win Big at Quad Cities - Rattlers 17, River Bandits 4 In another showdown of tantalizing Low-A logos, the Rattlers and talented lefty Brandon Knarr took on the Quad Cities River Bandits for their second series of the young season. The game-time temperature in Quad Cities Modern Woodmen Park was 90 degrees - um, that's not a typo. The mere mention of these temps had me sweating in my swivel chair. Get me some ice water! These rising temps certainly aided some equally hot Rattler bats as they scored in every inning but the sixth and totaled 16 hits overall, including four home runs. No batter was more impressive than the consistently performing Tristan Peters and his 2 of 2 night with four walks (!!) to boot. If there is a more pleasantly surprising player in our lower levels, I am unsure if I can name him. Tristan has played a fantastic glove in the outfield (zero errors in 124 1/3 innings of combined left and right field ball), and his plate presence has been steady as they come through 28 games. With the four walks and his second home run of the season in the fifth innings, Tristan knocked his season OPS north of 0.900. This young man is still just a young 22 years old (February birthday). With output like this, he might find himself promoted for a shot at Double-A come summer. Further Game Notes: It's another one of those "Just look at this box score!" kind of nights. I said it last week - in forums and in passing in reports - but it is worth mentioning again: Joe Gray Jr. is back to his more comfortable position in center field, and he is simply getting more comfortable in every aspect. Since his April 30th low point and coming off an 0-4 day, Joe has hit safely in seven of eight games and gone 9 of 25 in that span. Here's to more of this, Joe! Brandon Knarr finished his evening after five complete innings. He allowed five hits, one walk, and two earned runs with five punchouts. It wasn't a completely dominant performance like we've seen from Brandon. Nonetheless, he did Knarr-like things in limiting damage and giving his team a legitimate chance at victory. Wes Clarke added two more walks to his lead-leading 24 walks on the season. He now has 26 total walks in 2022. He walked ten times in the most recent series versus Fort Wayne. Wes is sneakily having a very nice season even though a first glance at the peripherals wouldn't give you this story. A tip of the cap is for the scoreless three innings of work from Joey Matulovich. It's nice to see quality mop-up work when your team is up 15-4. Three strikeouts and a lone walk on the short stint with zero hits allowed. That's a good way to seal the 'W.' *** Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes via the Shuckers' Virtual Press Box Final: Biloxi 7, Birmingham (White Sox) 6 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please review: Valerio Walk-Off Single Snaps Shuckers Skid - Castañeda Strikes Out Career High 10 Batters Victor Castañeda came to the mound ready to deal early. He completed his first inning with two strikeouts on 11 total pitches. He opened his second inning with a punch-out on quite an excellent splitter and ended it with another punch out on yet another splitter. In addition to the splitter, his slider was getting several swings and misses. The stalky bowl-legged right-hander was dealing. Victor ended his night going a great six innings of two-hit, one walk, with 10 (!!) strikeouts. The ten strikeouts were both a season and a career-high for Victor. It was beautiful to watch. And, sadly, a theme is seen all too often in this young Shucker season (Tyler Herb, I see you) reared its head again: Victor lost a chance at victory as things started unraveling. I've discussed certain facets of Shuckers' play that have beleaguered the team throughout the early going. I've talked about hitting with RISP, and I've talked about the bottom of the order's struggles. Unfortunately, it's time to bring a dim spotlight to the other day-to-day struggle: Fielding. The Shuckers led the entire Southern League in fielding errors with 35 in 27 games, coming into our Tuesday night tilt. Unfortunately, they added five more to the total tonight - several of which played critical roles in the Barrons' six-run 8th inning. When you are managing to take and possess a lead in 25 of 28 games played in a young season, the tell-tale signs of why you are somehow a sub .500 club tend to rear their heads. With our beloved Shuckers, it's pretty simple: if they field and throw the ball cleaner, improve the plate discipline and efficacy with men on, and find more consistency in the deeper parts of the lineup, they'll see more positive outcomes. If and when these things come to fruition, a winning ball club (and, despite their current record and struggles, I would argue this is very much a winning ball club) will start winning. The talent is there. The precision, at the current moment, is not. And honestly, this is just the nature of sports. There is plenty of season left to reverse some of these trends—May the young men soldier on and find the finer-tuned baseball moments in the games ahead. Keep on Shuckin'! Further Viewing Notes: Joey Wiemer blasted the fifth home run of his season. The young man is an extra-base machine. Before going 0-4 this past Saturday, Joey had an extra-base hit in his six previous games (five doubles and one home run). He added a single earlier in the contest and finished his evening 2 of 3 at the plate. A note about tonight's errors: Gabe Holt and Cam Devanney played alternate positions - third and first base, respectively. Let's roll with that. Gabe misplayed a couple of tricky ground balls in the fateful eighth, and he compounded this with a wild throw to the dirt in second. An inning to forget. Unfortunately, we've seen too many of those through 28 games. Thomas Dillard knocked in two rbi's on the evening, including this bottom of the seventh left-center field double to the wall. Dillard also took another walk - his 20th free pass of his season How fast is Garrett Mitchell? He's this fast. Wow. Let me also take a moment to mention the calming influence of Felix Valerio. This game-winning walk-off single aside, he is a pleasure to watch at the plate. Felix is a disciplined batter. Now that he has a few games under his belt returning from injury, I anticipate the OPS and OBP to continue rising. Kudos to Taylor Floyd for getting out of his seventh-inning two-men on jam. He had men on the corners - from two absolute dribbler infield hits (one I would argue was simply a missed foul call over the third base foul line) - by inducing an excellent 6-4-3 double play to exit his inning of work. Ending a seven-game losing streak is cause for celebration. Here's to better results ahead! Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 3, Jacksonville (Marlins) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Rally in Ninth Inning to Sink Jumbo Shrimp - Jonathan Davis Gets Go-Ahead RBI Single, Mario Feliciano Cracks Four Hits in 3-2 Win I recently discussed the AAAA prowess of our very own 34-year-old Josh Lindbolm. He entered the bottom half of the sixth inning with a legitimate chance at a no-hitter. However, it was clear that he was likely facing his final outs within one pitch. A 1-0 lead vanished as he relinquished a first-pitch line-drive double to deep left-center field. A triple and a single later; it's 2-1 Jumbo Shrimp. Nonetheless, Josh completed the inning and grabbed another out in the bottom of the seventh before departing. Another fine outing of mound work from a Nashville Sounds starting pitcher. Rinse and repeat. It's clockwork in 2022. Further Game Notes: Mario Feliciano returned from a brief absence and had a splendid 4 of 4 (including his fifth double on the season) evening at the plate. He managed a good game behind the plate as well. It was nice to see him back on the diamond, and any lingering effects of his minor injury have passed. Apparently, all Jonathan Davis does these days is walk-off baseball games. Since returning from his COVID stint, he's been fantastic and is yet another excellent 2021 free-agent addition playing lights out in Nashville. What a luxury to have so many competent Triple-A players on the roster. 2 2/3 more scoreless innings from the Sounds' bullpen. Tonight's master class was put on by Trevor Kelley, Peter Strzelecki, and Hobie Harris. Speaking of Trevor Kelley, he has not allowed an earned run since April 7 against Durham and has a 0.79 ERA (11.1 IP/1 ER) on the season. On Thursday, Kelley earned his first win and has allowed only nine hits and three walks to go with his 13 strikeouts. Hobie Harris is unscored upon in over ten innings of bullpen work. Manager Rick Sweet earns his 2,122nd managerial victory tonight. WOW. He has now moved into a tie with Bill Clymer at eighth overall in the history of the Minor Leagues. Can you say: legendary? Brice Turang and Mark Mathias continued their hot hitting ways with two hits apiece on the evening. It's hard to find two steadier infielders than these two right now in the International League. I hope both get their shot with the big club this season to discover whether their hot play in Triple-A can translate to the majors. That's a wrap for me on this fine 4-0 evening of May 10th. Please tune in for tomorrow's games and report. Additionally, please visit our daily Minor League game threads (pre-report) to partake in the discourse of the games - @damuelle and I are often quite active in those threads. And lastly, a little heads up: We have Biloxi and Nashville matinee games tomorrow, so check in on the organizational scoreboard for updates earlier in your day. Organizational Scoreboard, including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Links for affiliate audio Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth
  4. Four affiliate victories on the evening made for an exciting evening and a joyous recap. Wisconsin with the lone blow-out while Carolina and Nashville pulled out late victories. Josh Lindbolm lost his chance at a no hitter (and a 1-0 lead) in the sixth inning. Biloxi tried to showcase the error of their ways but managed to pull out the win regardless. Dive in for more details! Transactions: Jandel Gustave (RHP) was optioned to Triple-A Nashville, JC Mejía (RHP) was recalled by the Milwaukee Brewers, Brandon Ramey (RHP) was released by the Carolina Mudcats, Ernesto Martinez (1B) was placed on the IL retroactive to May 8th, Yeison Coca (INF) was transferred from Wisconsin to Nashville, Ashton McGee (3B/1B) was transferred from Biloxi to Wisconsin. Before you get started digesting the sweet tastes of four victories, take a moment to read up on our Minor League Players and Pitchers of the Month in Micah Bello, Brice Turang, TJ Shook, and Peter Strzelecki; all .f.o.ur young men were much deserving of these honors. Congratulations! Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Carolina 2, Fayetteville (Astros) 1 Box Score / Game Log Via the Mudcats' site, game details, please review: Mudcats Open Trip with 2-1 Victory in Extras - Eduardo Garcia Broke a 1-1 Tie in the Eleventh with a Go-Ahead Single Before this contest started, the Brewers Fanatic Minor League forum was abuzz with talk of young and exciting prospect Jackson Chourio (OF). He continued his torrid pace and discipline at the plate on this fine evening with a 2-5 outing and zero strikeouts yet again. This young man appears to be something else. For those simply reading these reports at home, please feel free to check that forum link and take a peek at what Baseball America is saying of our youngest and extremely talented prospect - you won't be disappointed. For the record: Chourio joined the Mudcats on May 3 and has totaled six doubles and five multi-hit games in just seven games overall. He has now hit safely in five straight games, with at least two hits in each of his last four games. He singled and scored in the fourth on a throwing error by Santos. This young man is about as exciting as it gets in Low-A. Ryne Moore took the hill tonight, and the young hurler pitched an absolute gem: a career-high seven complete innings of one earned run, six-hit, one walk, and six strikeout ball. What a night for the youngster. He handed the ball off to Christian Tripp and Michele Vassalotti for four scoreless innings. Michele will make special kudos as he stranded two straight 'Manfred Men', allowing no adthreeditional baserunners and striking out three. I'll keep saying it: Michele has taken his transition to the bullpen and run with it. What a godsend he's been on the backend. Further Notes: We send our best of luck in future baseball and life endeavors to now-former Mudcat, Brandon Ramey. Thank you for your time and commitment to the Mudcats and Brewers organizations. The two teams combined for a 1 of 27 output with RISP. That's going to lead to many an extra-inning affair. We're lucky our Mudcats came out on top, but we certainly won't complain! The Mudcats home run streak ended tonight in Fayetteville at four games. It was a good run. Here's to more long balls tomorrow! Appreciating the true youth movement in Carolina: At just over 18 years old, Jackson Chourio is now the youngest player in the Carolina League (as of 5/3). With Chourio's addition, and at just a smidge under 18.5 years old, Hendry Mendez is now the second-youngest player in the league. By average age (21.37 as of 5/3), the Mudcats are the second-youngest team in the Carolina League. Happy Birthday is for Mudcat Jheremy Vargas (INF), who turned 19 today (5/10/2003 birthday). To be that young and playing professional baseball is something else. To be that young and playing professional baseball but knowing you are older than some of your teammates? That's a whole other can of worms. What a season in Zebulon! With Fredericksburg's 3-2 loss to Kannapolis, the Mudcats have pulled within 2.5 games of first place. *** Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes via their all-encompassing Virtual Press Box Final: Wisconsin 17, Quad Cities (Royals) 4 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers' site, game details, please review: Rattlers Win Big at Quad Cities - Rattlers 17, River Bandits 4 In another showdown of tantalizing Low-A logos, the Rattlers and talented lefty Brandon Knarr took on the Quad Cities River Bandits for their second series of the young season. The game-time temperature in Quad Cities Modern Woodmen Park was 90 degrees - um, that's not a typo. The mere mention of these temps had me sweating in my swivel chair. Get me some ice water! These rising temps certainly aided some equally hot Rattler bats as they scored in every inning but the sixth and totaled 16 hits overall, including four home runs. No batter was more impressive than the consistently performing Tristan Peters and his 2 of 2 night with four walks (!!) to boot. If there is a more pleasantly surprising player in our lower levels, I am unsure if I can name him. Tristan has played a fantastic glove in the outfield (zero errors in 124 1/3 innings of combined left and right field ball), and his plate presence has been steady as they come through 28 games. With the four walks and his second home run of the season in the fifth innings, Tristan knocked his season OPS north of 0.900. This young man is still just a young 22 years old (February birthday). With output like this, he might find himself promoted for a shot at Double-A come summer. Further Game Notes: It's another one of those "Just look at this box score!" kind of nights. I said it last week - in forums and in passing in reports - but it is worth mentioning again: Joe Gray Jr. is back to his more comfortable position in center field, and he is simply getting more comfortable in every aspect. Since his April 30th low point and coming off an 0-4 day, Joe has hit safely in seven of eight games and gone 9 of 25 in that span. Here's to more of this, Joe! Brandon Knarr finished his evening after five complete innings. He allowed five hits, one walk, and two earned runs with five punchouts. It wasn't a completely dominant performance like we've seen from Brandon. Nonetheless, he did Knarr-like things in limiting damage and giving his team a legitimate chance at victory. Wes Clarke added two more walks to his lead-leading 24 walks on the season. He now has 26 total walks in 2022. He walked ten times in the most recent series versus Fort Wayne. Wes is sneakily having a very nice season even though a first glance at the peripherals wouldn't give you this story. A tip of the cap is for the scoreless three innings of work from Joey Matulovich. It's nice to see quality mop-up work when your team is up 15-4. Three strikeouts and a lone walk on the short stint with zero hits allowed. That's a good way to seal the 'W.' *** Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes via the Shuckers' Virtual Press Box Final: Biloxi 7, Birmingham (White Sox) 6 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers' site, game details, please review: Valerio Walk-Off Single Snaps Shuckers Skid - Castañeda Strikes Out Career High 10 Batters Victor Castañeda came to the mound ready to deal early. He completed his first inning with two strikeouts on 11 total pitches. He opened his second inning with a punch-out on quite an excellent splitter and ended it with another punch out on yet another splitter. In addition to the splitter, his slider was getting several swings and misses. The stalky bowl-legged right-hander was dealing. Victor ended his night going a great six innings of two-hit, one walk, with 10 (!!) strikeouts. The ten strikeouts were both a season and a career-high for Victor. It was beautiful to watch. And, sadly, a theme is seen all too often in this young Shucker season (Tyler Herb, I see you) reared its head again: Victor lost a chance at victory as things started unraveling. I've discussed certain facets of Shuckers' play that have beleaguered the team throughout the early going. I've talked about hitting with RISP, and I've talked about the bottom of the order's struggles. Unfortunately, it's time to bring a dim spotlight to the other day-to-day struggle: Fielding. The Shuckers led the entire Southern League in fielding errors with 35 in 27 games, coming into our Tuesday night tilt. Unfortunately, they added five more to the total tonight - several of which played critical roles in the Barrons' six-run 8th inning. The tell-tale signs of why you are somehow a sub- when you are managing to take and possess a lead in 25 of 28 games you have played in a young season, the tell-tale signs of why you are somehow a sub-.500 tend to rear their heads. With our beloved Shuckers, it's pretty simple: if they field and throw the ball cleaner, improve the plate discipline and efficacy with men on, and find more consistency in the deeper parts of the lineup, they'll see more positive outcomes. If and when these things come to fruition, a winning ball club (and, despite their current record and struggles, I would argue this is very much a winning ball club) will start winning. The talent is there. The precision, at the current moment, is not. And honestly, this is just the nature of sports. There is plenty of season left to reverse some of these trends—May the young men soldier on and find the finer-tuned baseball moments in the games ahead. Keep on Shuckin'! Further Viewing Notes: Joey Wiemer blasted the fifth home run of his season. The young man is an extra-base machine. Before going 0-4 this past Saturday, Joey had an extra-base hit in his six previous games (five doubles and one home run). He added a single earlier in the contest and finished his evening 2 of 3 at the plate. A note about tonight's errors: Gabe Holt and Cam Devanney played alternate positions - third and first base, respectively. Let's roll with that. Gabe misplayed a couple of tricky ground balls in the fateful eighth, and he compounded this with a wild throw to the dirt in second. An inning to forget. Unfortunately, we've seen too many of those through 28 games. Thomas Dillard knocked in two rbi's on the evening, including this bottom of the seventh left-center field double to the wall. Dillard also took another walk - his 20th free pass of his season How fast is Garrett Mitchell? He's this fast. Wow. Let me also take a moment to mention the calming influence of Felix Valerio. This game-winning walk-off single aside, he is a pleasure to watch at the plate. Felix is a disciplined batter. Now that he has a few games under his belt returning from injury, I anticipate the OPS and OBP to continue rising. Kudos to Taylor Floyd for getting out of his seventh-inning two-men on jam. He had men on the corners - from two absolute dribbler infield hits (one I would argue was simply a missed foul call over the third base foul line) - by inducing an excellent 6-4-3 double play to exit his inning of work. Ending a seven-game losing streak is cause for celebration. Here's to better results ahead! Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 3, Jacksonville (Marlins) 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds' site, game details, please visit and review: Sounds Rally in Ninth Inning to Sink Jumbo Shrimp - Jonathan Davis Gets Go-Ahead RBI Single, Mario Feliciano Cracks Four Hits in 3-2 Win I recently discussed the AAAA prowess of our very own 34-year-old Josh Lindbolm. He entered the bottom half of the sixth inning with a legitimate chance at a no-hitter. However, it was clear that he was likely facing his final outs within one pitch. A 1-0 lead vanished as he relinquished a first-pitch line-drive double to deep left-center field. A triple and a single later; it's 2-1 Jumbo Shrimp. Nonetheless, Josh completed the inning and grabbed another out in the bottom of the seventh before departing. Another fine outing of mound work from a Nashville Sounds starting pitcher. Rinse and repeat. It's clockwork in 2022. Further Game Notes: Mario Feliciano returned from a brief absence and had a splendid 4 of 4 (including his fifth double on the season) evening at the plate. He managed a good game behind the plate as well. It was nice to see him back on the diamond, and any lingering effects of his minor injury have passed. Apparently, all Jonathan Davis does these days is walk-off baseball games. Since returning from his COVID stint, he's been fantastic and is yet another excellent 2021 free-agent addition playing lights out in Nashville. What a luxury to have so many competent Triple-A players on the roster. 2 2/3 more scoreless innings from the Sounds' bullpen. Tonight's master class was put on by Trevor Kelley, Peter Strzelecki, and Hobie Harris. Speaking of Trevor Kelley, he has not allowed an earned run since April 7 against Durham and has a 0.79 ERA (11.1 IP/1 ER) on the season. On Thursday, Kelley earned his first win and has allowed only nine hits and three walks to go with his 13 strikeouts. Hobie Harris is unscored upon in over ten innings of bullpen work. Manager Rick Sweet earns his 2,122nd managerial victory tonight. WOW. He has now moved into a tie with Bill Clymer at eighth overall in the history of the Minor Leagues. Can you say: legendary? Brice Turang and Mark Mathias continued their hot hitting ways with two hits apiece on the evening. It's hard to find two steadier infielders than these two right now in the International League. I hope both get their shot with the big club this season to discover whether their hot play in Triple-A can translate to the majors. That's a wrap for me on this fine 4-0 evening of May 10th. Please tune in for tomorrow's games and report. Additionally, please visit our daily Minor League game threads (pre-report) to partake in the discourse of the games - @damuelle and I are often quite active in those threads. And lastly, a little heads up We have Biloxi and Nashville matinee games tomorrow, so check in on the organizational scoreboard for updates earlier in your day. Organizational Scoreboard, including starting pitcher info, game times, MiLB TV links, and box scores Links for affiliate audio Standings and sortable stat pages Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Batting Stats and Depth Current Milwaukee Brewers Organization Pitching Stats and Depth View full article
  5. After collectively scuffling for four days, Milwaukee’s minor league pitchers stepped to the fore on Thursday night, giving up a combined 6 runs across four 9-inning contests, with Biloxi leading the way with a shutout at home. Nashville and Wisconsin were also winners this evening, although Carolina was done in by missed opportunities in the early innings. Despite pitchers only constituting 2 of the Brewers’ top 13 prospects (including Aaron Ashby – so let’s call it 1 of 12) in our Brewer Fanatic Pre-Season Top 25 Prospect Poll, those apparently under-appreciated arms have actually been doing the heavy lifting throughout this month: AAA Nashville – easily the top ERA in the 20-team International League at 2.52 (second place is Iowa at 3.15, third is Toledo at 3.53) AA Biloxi – also easily tops the ERA listing in the 8-team Southern League at 3.19 (second place is this week’s opponent Pensacola at 3.68) High-A Wisconsin – a more-than-respectable 6th place in ERA in the 12-team Midwest League at 3.97, skewed by an 18-run affair last week Low-A Carolina – not applicable. They’re young! Thursday night’s starting pitchers combined to cover 22 1/3 innings, yielding only 3 runs, 14 hits and 6 walks, while striking out 24 opposing hitters. Combined with solid relief pitching (12 2/3 innings, 2 runs), our hurlers are posting notice that they’re ready to move up the prospect lists. Of course, some offense was required as well and tonight was about solo homers: 2 by Weston Wilson and 1 each for Wes Clarke, Brice Turang, Jon Singleton and Freddy Zamora. And let’s not forget Antonio Pinero and his 2-run homer for Wisconsin. Game Balls this night go to RHP Victor Castaneda, LHP Brandon Knarr, RHP Caleb Boushley, RHP Ryne Moore and LF Weston Wilson. Transactions: None Game Action: Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Down East 2, Carolina 0 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 Shut Out 2-0 at Down East Although the squad had four promising scoring opportunities, none came to fruition on this frustrating night for our young Mudcats: Hedbert Perez was thrown out at home on Eduardo Garcia’s 1st inning single Leadoff 2nd inning hits by Jesus Chirinos and Oswel Leones produced nothing A leadoff Jesus Chirinos single and two-out Zack Raabe walk didn’t result in any run in the 7th inning A Hedbert Perez single and a Eduardo Garcia triple in the 8th inning didn’t result in a run, undone by an intervening double play RHP Ryne Moore’s first inning had a bit of everything: infield single, hit-by-pitch, throwing error, two stolen bases, walk, regular single, strikeout. But thankfully the damage was only one run, with 3B Luis Silva throwing out one Wood Duck at home. The second inning was a bit unfair to Mr. Moore, with a 2-out walk and a balk (after 2 strikeouts to open the frame) setting the stage for a run-scoring single to put the deficit at 2-0. Thankfully, C Jeferson Quero’s second throwing error in the first three innings did not cost Moore and the Mudcats a run in the 3rd inning. In all, Moore only yielded 2 hits and recorded 9 strikeouts in his 6 innings of solid work, but unfortunately had to take the loss. LHP Pablo Garabitos and RHP Junior Montero continued to baffle Down East hitters thereafter, but the Carolina offense couldn’t quite come through. Performances of Note: Eduardo Garcia – 2-4, triple Jesus Chirinos – 2-4 Hedbert Perez – 1-4, SB Ryne Moore (Loss) – 6 innings, 2 runs, 5 hits, 2 walks, 1 HBP, 1 balk, 9 Ks Pablo Garabitos – 1 inning, zero runs, 1 hit, 2 Ks Junior Montero – 1 inning, zero runs, zero hits, 1 walk, 2 Ks Friday’s outlook: Today’s essentially a doubleheader, as the squads need to complete the remaining 8 1/2 innings from Tuesday’s contest before moving on to a 7-inning second game. RHP Israel Puello is slated to start one of the games, as he tries to forget his last appearance (7 earned runs in 2 innings). My money is on RHP Edwin Jimenez making the other start, with RHP Jefferson Figueroa also throwing a few innings. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Wisconsin 6, Peoria 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, game details: Knarr K’s Seven in Six Scoreless Innings for Rattlers Win at Peoria LHP Brandon Knarr decided to make a late run for Brewer Minor League Pitcher of the Month, blanking the Chiefs for 6 innings to lower his ERA to 1.61 after four terrific appearances this month, with 27 strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings. It’s clear his mind is on earning a promotion to AA Biloxi before his 24th birthday coming in early June. The Knarr-ly effort was necessary, as the only thing which separated the Timber Rattlers and Chiefs after six innings was Wes Clarke’s solo home run on a 2-0 count in the 4th inning. Thankfully, Peoria’s impressive 21-year old RHP Dionys Rodriguez exited after six innings and Wisconsin immediately feasted on the relief core, starting with a Carlos D. Rodriguez single and then Antonio Pinero’s first home run of 2022, matching his total of last year. Two walks and a hit-by-pitch set up Clarke (single) and Zavier Warren to drive in 2 more runs and extend the lead to 6-0. RHPs Kent Hasler and RHPs Cam Robinson weren’t as sharp as usual (4 hits, 2 runs in 2 innings), but let’s blame it on rustiness. Hasler has only thrown 4 2/3 innings thus far and Robinson hadn’t pitched in a full week. Performances of Note: Wes Clarke – 2-5, HR, 3 RBIs Antonio Pinero – 2-4, HR, 2 RBIs Zavier Warren – 2-4, double, 1 RBI Sal Frelick – 1-4, walk, SB Brandon Knarr (Win) – 6 innings, zero runs, 2 hits, 1 walk, 7 Ks Kent Hasler – 2 innings, 1 run, 2 hits, zero walks, 3 Ks Friday’s outlook: Always-impressive LHP Antoine Kelly (2.62 ERA in 13 2/3 innings) makes his 4th start of the year as Wisconsin tries to even this week’s series in Peoria at 2 games apiece. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 3, Pensacola 0 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Shuckers Shutout Wahoos For Second Night Manager Mike Guerrero must have played a hunch. Moving SS Freddy Zamora up to 2nd in the lineup in spite of his .204 AVG / .245 OBP / .245 SLG slash line entering the game, Zamora came through in the bottom of the first inning with his first home run of the season. And for RHP Victor Castaneda, that was the only run he needed. After escaping a first-and-third, 1-out situation in the 1st inning by striking out Griffin Conine and inducing an infield pop up from old friend Luis Aviles Jr., Castaneda only allowed one more baserunner to reach over the next 4 innings. Oh, and he picked that runner off of first base to keep things neat and clean. Apparently tiring in the 6th inning by giving up consecutive walks, RHP Luis Contreras picked him up by stranding both runners and also blanking Pensacola in the top of the 7th inning. Being too close for comfort at 1-0 with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th inning, the Shuckers’ bats woke up, with a Cam Devanney single plating Brent Diaz (who had doubled) and then Jakson Reetz (don’t underestimate this man and his 1.096 OPS) scoring Devanney to extend the lead to 3-0. Thereafter, RHP Nash Walter and RHP Zach Vennaro continued the strong work to complete the shutout. Performances of Note: Jakson Reetz – 2-3, double, RBI Freddy Zamora – 1-4, HR, RBI Cam Devanney – 1-3, RBI Brent Diaz – 1-3, double Thomas Dillard – 1-3 Victor Castaneda (Win) – 5 1/3 innings, zero runs, 3 hits, 2 walks, 5 Ks Luis Contreras – 1 2/3 innings, zero runs, zero hits, 1 walk, 2 Ks Nash Walters – 1 inning, zero runs, zero hits, zero walks, 1 K Zach Vennaro (Save) – 1 innings, zero runs, 1 hit, zero walks Friday’s outlook: LHP Nick Bennett is scheduled to take this one, looking to bounce back from his last outing (5 runs in a loss), as Biloxi aims to seize a 3-1 series lead over Pensacola. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 6, St. Paul 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details: Solo Shots Power Sounds Past St. Paul A late switch saw RHP Caleb Boushley called to start a day earlier than expected, but the Hortonville and La Crosse man was unfazed and up to the challenge. Of course, it helps when super-prospect Brice Turang gets things rolling with a first-inning blast, his first of the year. In fact, it was a pleasant night of solo efforts, with four of the Sounds’ six runs coming on homers, including Weston Wilson extending the lead to 2-0 in the 2nd inning. Nashville then extended it to 4-0 thanks to a Pablo Reyes single, 4 walks and a wild pitch. It may have been a bigger inning if not for St. Paul gunning down Turang at home on an infield grounder. Boushley’s sole blemish was a run in the bottom of the third inning, in part created by the speed of the Twins’ own super-prospect Royce Lewis (infield single, stolen base, scored on a single). Jon Singleton joined the bachelor party in the 5th inning with a solo shot to authoritatively end his 0-for-19 skid at the plate, pushing the lead to 5-1. St. Paul managed to cut that deficit to 5-2 in the bottom of the 6th inning, with two singles and a double off RHP Thomas Jankins, but impressive field work caught a Saint at 3rd base to lessen the threat (LF Weston Wilson to SS Brice Turang to 3B Andruw Monasterio). In the 8th inning, Wilson added his second homer of the night for the 6-2 final margin. RHPs Zack Brown, Pete Strzelecki and Luis Perdomo were again solid to keep the Saints’ bats quiet, as Strzelecki and Perdomo in particular battle for the coveted Brewers’ Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month award. Performances of Note: Weston Wilson – 2-4, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs Pablo Reyes – 2-5, 1 SB Jon Singleton – 1-3, HR, walk, 2 RBIs Brice Turang – 1-4, HR, walk, RBI Andruw Monasterio – 1-2, 2 walks, 2 SBs Caleb Boushley – 5 innings, 1 run, 4 hits, 1 walk, 1 balk, 3 Ks Zack Brown – 1 inning, zero run, zero hits, zero walks, 1 K Pete Strzelecki – 1 inning, zero runs, zero hits, zero walks, 1 K Luis Perdomo – 1 inning, zero runs, zero hits, zero walks Friday’s outlook: LHP Ethan Small (0.49 ERA in 18 1/3 innings) got an extra day of rest in advance of his 5th start of the month. Nashville needs a win to even this week’s series in St. Paul 2-2. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Good luck tonight, Brewers’ affiliates! 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  6. Castaneda & Co. tossed a shutout for Biloxi. Four solo home runs and strong pitching won it for Nashville. Knarr dominated again for Wisconsin. Carolina’s offense was unable to support a solid pitching effort. After collectively scuffling for four days, Milwaukee’s minor league pitchers stepped to the fore on Thursday night, giving up a combined 6 runs across four 9-inning contests, with Biloxi leading the way with a shutout at home. Nashville and Wisconsin were also winners this evening, although Carolina was done in by missed opportunities in the early innings. Despite pitchers only constituting 2 of the Brewers’ top 13 prospects (including Aaron Ashby – so let’s call it 1 of 12) in our Brewer Fanatic Pre-Season Top 25 Prospect Poll, those apparently under-appreciated arms have actually been doing the heavy lifting throughout this month: AAA Nashville – easily the top ERA in the 20-team International League at 2.52 (second place is Iowa at 3.15, third is Toledo at 3.53) AA Biloxi – also easily tops the ERA listing in the 8-team Southern League at 3.19 (second place is this week’s opponent Pensacola at 3.68) High-A Wisconsin – a more-than-respectable 6th place in ERA in the 12-team Midwest League at 3.97, skewed by an 18-run affair last week Low-A Carolina – not applicable. They’re young! Thursday night’s starting pitchers combined to cover 22 1/3 innings, yielding only 3 runs, 14 hits and 6 walks, while striking out 24 opposing hitters. Combined with solid relief pitching (12 2/3 innings, 2 runs), our hurlers are posting notice that they’re ready to move up the prospect lists. Of course, some offense was required as well and tonight was about solo homers: 2 by Weston Wilson and 1 each for Wes Clarke, Brice Turang, Jon Singleton and Freddy Zamora. And let’s not forget Antonio Pinero and his 2-run homer for Wisconsin. Game Balls this night go to RHP Victor Castaneda, LHP Brandon Knarr, RHP Caleb Boushley, RHP Ryne Moore and LF Weston Wilson. Transactions: None Game Action: Carolina Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Down East 2, Carolina 0 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 Shut Out 2-0 at Down East Although the squad had four promising scoring opportunities, none came to fruition on this frustrating night for our young Mudcats: Hedbert Perez was thrown out at home on Eduardo Garcia’s 1st inning single Leadoff 2nd inning hits by Jesus Chirinos and Oswel Leones produced nothing A leadoff Jesus Chirinos single and two-out Zack Raabe walk didn’t result in any run in the 7th inning A Hedbert Perez single and a Eduardo Garcia triple in the 8th inning didn’t result in a run, undone by an intervening double play RHP Ryne Moore’s first inning had a bit of everything: infield single, hit-by-pitch, throwing error, two stolen bases, walk, regular single, strikeout. But thankfully the damage was only one run, with 3B Luis Silva throwing out one Wood Duck at home. The second inning was a bit unfair to Mr. Moore, with a 2-out walk and a balk (after 2 strikeouts to open the frame) setting the stage for a run-scoring single to put the deficit at 2-0. Thankfully, C Jeferson Quero’s second throwing error in the first three innings did not cost Moore and the Mudcats a run in the 3rd inning. In all, Moore only yielded 2 hits and recorded 9 strikeouts in his 6 innings of solid work, but unfortunately had to take the loss. LHP Pablo Garabitos and RHP Junior Montero continued to baffle Down East hitters thereafter, but the Carolina offense couldn’t quite come through. Performances of Note: Eduardo Garcia – 2-4, triple Jesus Chirinos – 2-4 Hedbert Perez – 1-4, SB Ryne Moore (Loss) – 6 innings, 2 runs, 5 hits, 2 walks, 1 HBP, 1 balk, 9 Ks Pablo Garabitos – 1 inning, zero runs, 1 hit, 2 Ks Junior Montero – 1 inning, zero runs, zero hits, 1 walk, 2 Ks Friday’s outlook: Today’s essentially a doubleheader, as the squads need to complete the remaining 8 1/2 innings from Tuesday’s contest before moving on to a 7-inning second game. RHP Israel Puello is slated to start one of the games, as he tries to forget his last appearance (7 earned runs in 2 innings). My money is on RHP Edwin Jimenez making the other start, with RHP Jefferson Figueroa also throwing a few innings. Wisconsin Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Wisconsin 6, Peoria 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Timber Rattlers’ website, game details: Knarr K’s Seven in Six Scoreless Innings for Rattlers Win at Peoria LHP Brandon Knarr decided to make a late run for Brewer Minor League Pitcher of the Month, blanking the Chiefs for 6 innings to lower his ERA to 1.61 after four terrific appearances this month, with 27 strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings. It’s clear his mind is on earning a promotion to AA Biloxi before his 24th birthday coming in early June. The Knarr-ly effort was necessary, as the only thing which separated the Timber Rattlers and Chiefs after six innings was Wes Clarke’s solo home run on a 2-0 count in the 4th inning. Thankfully, Peoria’s impressive 21-year old RHP Dionys Rodriguez exited after six innings and Wisconsin immediately feasted on the relief core, starting with a Carlos D. Rodriguez single and then Antonio Pinero’s first home run of 2022, matching his total of last year. Two walks and a hit-by-pitch set up Clarke (single) and Zavier Warren to drive in 2 more runs and extend the lead to 6-0. RHPs Kent Hasler and RHPs Cam Robinson weren’t as sharp as usual (4 hits, 2 runs in 2 innings), but let’s blame it on rustiness. Hasler has only thrown 4 2/3 innings thus far and Robinson hadn’t pitched in a full week. Performances of Note: Wes Clarke – 2-5, HR, 3 RBIs Antonio Pinero – 2-4, HR, 2 RBIs Zavier Warren – 2-4, double, 1 RBI Sal Frelick – 1-4, walk, SB Brandon Knarr (Win) – 6 innings, zero runs, 2 hits, 1 walk, 7 Ks Kent Hasler – 2 innings, 1 run, 2 hits, zero walks, 3 Ks Friday’s outlook: Always-impressive LHP Antoine Kelly (2.62 ERA in 13 2/3 innings) makes his 4th start of the year as Wisconsin tries to even this week’s series in Peoria at 2 games apiece. Biloxi Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Biloxi 3, Pensacola 0 Box Score / Game Log Via the Shuckers’ website, game details: Shuckers Shutout Wahoos For Second Night Manager Mike Guerrero must have played a hunch. Moving SS Freddy Zamora up to 2nd in the lineup in spite of his .204 AVG / .245 OBP / .245 SLG slash line entering the game, Zamora came through in the bottom of the first inning with his first home run of the season. And for RHP Victor Castaneda, that was the only run he needed. After escaping a first-and-third, 1-out situation in the 1st inning by striking out Griffin Conine and inducing an infield pop up from old friend Luis Aviles Jr., Castaneda only allowed one more baserunner to reach over the next 4 innings. Oh, and he picked that runner off of first base to keep things neat and clean. Apparently tiring in the 6th inning by giving up consecutive walks, RHP Luis Contreras picked him up by stranding both runners and also blanking Pensacola in the top of the 7th inning. Being too close for comfort at 1-0 with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th inning, the Shuckers’ bats woke up, with a Cam Devanney single plating Brent Diaz (who had doubled) and then Jakson Reetz (don’t underestimate this man and his 1.096 OPS) scoring Devanney to extend the lead to 3-0. Thereafter, RHP Nash Walter and RHP Zach Vennaro continued the strong work to complete the shutout. Performances of Note: Jakson Reetz – 2-3, double, RBI Freddy Zamora – 1-4, HR, RBI Cam Devanney – 1-3, RBI Brent Diaz – 1-3, double Thomas Dillard – 1-3 Victor Castaneda (Win) – 5 1/3 innings, zero runs, 3 hits, 2 walks, 5 Ks Luis Contreras – 1 2/3 innings, zero runs, zero hits, 1 walk, 2 Ks Nash Walters – 1 inning, zero runs, zero hits, zero walks, 1 K Zach Vennaro (Save) – 1 innings, zero runs, 1 hit, zero walks Friday’s outlook: LHP Nick Bennett is scheduled to take this one, looking to bounce back from his last outing (5 runs in a loss), as Biloxi aims to seize a 3-1 series lead over Pensacola. Nashville Pre-Game Media Notes Final: Nashville 6, St. Paul 2 Box Score / Game Log Via the Sounds’ website, game details: Solo Shots Power Sounds Past St. Paul A late switch saw RHP Caleb Boushley called to start a day earlier than expected, but the Hortonville and La Crosse man was unfazed and up to the challenge. Of course, it helps when super-prospect Brice Turang gets things rolling with a first-inning blast, his first of the year. In fact, it was a pleasant night of solo efforts, with four of the Sounds’ six runs coming on homers, including Weston Wilson extending the lead to 2-0 in the 2nd inning. Nashville then extended it to 4-0 thanks to a Pablo Reyes single, 4 walks and a wild pitch. It may have been a bigger inning if not for St. Paul gunning down Turang at home on an infield grounder. Boushley’s sole blemish was a run in the bottom of the third inning, in part created by the speed of the Twins’ own super-prospect Royce Lewis (infield single, stolen base, scored on a single). Jon Singleton joined the bachelor party in the 5th inning with a solo shot to authoritatively end his 0-for-19 skid at the plate, pushing the lead to 5-1. St. Paul managed to cut that deficit to 5-2 in the bottom of the 6th inning, with two singles and a double off RHP Thomas Jankins, but impressive field work caught a Saint at 3rd base to lessen the threat (LF Weston Wilson to SS Brice Turang to 3B Andruw Monasterio). In the 8th inning, Wilson added his second homer of the night for the 6-2 final margin. RHPs Zack Brown, Pete Strzelecki and Luis Perdomo were again solid to keep the Saints’ bats quiet, as Strzelecki and Perdomo in particular battle for the coveted Brewers’ Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month award. Performances of Note: Weston Wilson – 2-4, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs Pablo Reyes – 2-5, 1 SB Jon Singleton – 1-3, HR, walk, 2 RBIs Brice Turang – 1-4, HR, walk, RBI Andruw Monasterio – 1-2, 2 walks, 2 SBs Caleb Boushley – 5 innings, 1 run, 4 hits, 1 walk, 1 balk, 3 Ks Zack Brown – 1 inning, zero run, zero hits, zero walks, 1 K Pete Strzelecki – 1 inning, zero runs, zero hits, zero walks, 1 K Luis Perdomo – 1 inning, zero runs, zero hits, zero walks Friday’s outlook: LHP Ethan Small (0.49 ERA in 18 1/3 innings) got an extra day of rest in advance of his 5th start of the month. Nashville needs a win to even this week’s series in St. Paul 2-2. We hope that you enjoy the Minor League Link Report. Good luck tonight, Brewers’ affiliates! 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