Salt Lake Bees
The Good: There's always some nights were there's little to highlight in "The Good" column and for the Bees Monday night was one of those. Peter Bourjos had a knock and is hitting .300 early on. Brad Coon had a single and a stolen base on the night. Minor League free agent Corey Aldridge had two hits.
The Bad: While the Bees had six hits on the night, none of them were for extra bases. The Bees hitters struck out 12 times on the night, Mark Trumbo fanning three times. Marco Albano and Gabe DeHoyas were ineffective on the mound.
The Noteworthy: Mark Trumbo played right field for the Bees on Monday night with Michael Ryan getting time in at first base. Robb Quinlan played third base on Monday night and went 0-4 with two strikeouts.
The Good: Ryan Braiser pitched six scoreless innings and earned a win in his first start of the season for the Arkansas Travelers. Braiser, who was converted from a reliever to a starting pitcher going into this season, hits 94-95 MPH on the radar gun with his fastball and flashes a good breaking pitch. Jordan Walden, Ismael Carmon and Amalio Diaz each pitched a scoreless frame to secure the shutout over the Frisco Roughriders.
The Bad: Ryan Mount and Jay Brossman both went 0-4. The Travelers second baseman Ryan Mount committed his second error of the season.
The Noteworthy: Jordan Walden has two scoreless innings with four strikeouts under his belt to start the 2010 season as a reliever for the Travelers.
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
The Good: RP Chris Scholl (0.00) and OF Angel Castillo. Scholl pitched two scoreless innings, fanning three batters. Angel Castillo (.313) had two hits and an RBI. Dillon Baird clubbed a double and Darwin Perez hit a triple with their only hits on the night.
The Bad: The Quakes lost their third straight game. Manuel Flores took the loss, giving up four runs in six innings of work.
The Noteworthy: In what could be his last game with the Quakes before rejoining the Angels, Reggie Willits went 1-3 on the night. He's hitting .267 currently with four walks on his rehab stint.
Cedar Rapids Kernels
The Good: Tyler and Tyler! Both southpaws Tyler Skaggs and Tyler Kehrer combined to limit Quad Cities to just one run on Monday. What a great way for both of these top 30 prospect southpaws to start their 2010 in Low Class A Ball.
The Bad: The offense was shutout as the Kernels were blanked 1-0, thus no victory for Skaggs or save for Kehrer.
The Noteworthy: Randal Grichuk was given the day off after starting the first five games slowly. Grichuk has struck out seven times in 15 plate appearances and is hitting .154 out of the gate.
*Prospect of the Day: Ryan Braiser, starting pitcher for the Arkansas Travelers