Monday, April 12, 2010

Salt Lake Bees
The Good: Brad Coon had a 4-5 game on Sunday against Las Vegas. Peter Bourjos, Mark Trumbo and Hank Conger had multi-hit games on Saturday. Trumbo and Bourjos had three hits a piece. Bourjos clubbed his second triple of the early season. Daniel Davidson converted back to a starter for this season pitched six solid innings on Saturday, giving up just two runs on five hits against a good hitting Las Vegas 51's team.

The Bad: Freddy Sandoval fanned four times in five at bats on Sunday, lowering his batting average to .067 on the young season. Tommy Mendoza gave up four runs on 10 hits in six innings of work on Sunday.

The Noteworthy: The Mighty Q (Robb Quinlan) went 0-3 with a strikeout and a walk on Sunday playing 1B for the Salt Lake Bees.

Arkansas Travelers
The Good: Ryan Aldridge pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings over Saturday and Sunday and fanned five batters without giving up a baserunner. Michael Kohn pitched a scoreless inning on Saturday and Sunday, fanning three, without giving up a hit and earning a save against Frisco on Sunday. Both Andrew Romine and Ryan Mount continue to look good at the top of the lineup and as double play partners up the middle. Romine is hitting .467 with  two stolen bases and has walked four times early on as the Travs leadoff hitter. Michael Anton outdueled Kasey Kiker with a solid five inning, 1 run start on Sunday. He fanned eight Frisco Roughriders.

The Bad: Jay Brossman fanned three times and went 0-4 on Sunday against the Frisco Roughriders. Jeremy Thorne got roughed up on Saturday, giving up five runs on four hits (two of which were home runs) in five innings of work.

The Noteworthy: As mentioned in a previous Minor League Report, the Travelers boast three solid relievers to close out games this season in Jordan Walden, Michael Kohn and Ryan Aldridge. These three fireballers may be the best 7th, 8th an 9th relievers on any one team in the minors and do a good impression of the minor league version of  "The Nasty Boys" (Randy Myers, Rob Dibble and Norm Charlton).

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
The Good: Will Smith battled Ethan Martin on Saturday night and turned in a quality start (6 IP, 3 ER), fanning six. Gabe Jacobo went 2-4 with 2 RBI on Saturday. The first baseman if off to a good start hitting .313 on the season. Angel Castillo showed his ability by going 3-4, 2 RBI's and a stolen base on Sunday. Dillon Baird hit his first home run as a member of the Quakes on Sunday.

The Bad: The Bullpen. Andrew Taylor gave up two runs in 2 1/3 innings of work on Sunday. Jeremy Haynes could only get two outs of relief on Saturday, giving up five runs, two earned on five hits and a walk -- including a home run by the big man Kyle Russell from the Dodgers organization.

The Noteworthy: Roberto Lopez who is trying to find a position as the Quakes DH and backup first baseman, caught nine innings on Saturday. He clubbed two doubles and drove in two runs in the contest.

Cedar Rapids Kernels
The Good: Outfielder Matt Long went 3-3 (double and triple) with a walk on Saturday. 2B Jean Segura had two mult-hit contests over the weekend, pushing his batting average up to .462 on the season. He also stole a base, his second on the season. Mike Trout went 2-2 with three walks on Sunday. Orangel Arenas and Pat Corbin turned in fine outings over the weekend. Arenas pitched six innings, gave up two runs and fanned six. The southpaw Corbin gave up just one run in six innings of work on Saturday, earning his first victory of the season in his first start.

The Bad: Randal Grichuk (.154 ) and Luis Jimenez (.071) are off to slow starts, especially after a lackluster weekend.

The Noteworthy: Jean Segura has picked up where he left before he injured his hand with the Orem Owlz last season. Through four games Segura sports a 1.204 OPS. This kid can flat out hit.
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