Friday, April 16, 2010

Salt Lake Bees
Box Score

The Good: Hank Conger (.280) hit two home runs on the night, one that tied the game in the top of the ninth before Bobby Cassevah gave up a hit to Reno's Ed Rogers in the bottom of the ninth that cost the Bees the game. Hank drove in three runs on the night. Pete Bourjos (.345) had two hits from the leadoff spot and Freddy Sandoval clubbed three hits on the night, including a triple, while driving in two runs.

The Bad: Daniel Davidson gave up six runs on six hits in six innings of work. A true mark of the beast! Bobby Cassevah couldn't hold the tie in the bottom of the ninth after his first appearance since being demoted to Salt Lake.

The Noteworthy: Mark Trumbo was back at 1B on Thursday night, with Robb Quinlan at the DH spot in the lineup. With the demotion of Terry Evans to Salt Lake, one has to wonder who's getting bumped off the roster. The Bees have a plethora of outfielders currently.

Arkansas Travelers
Box Score

The Good: The Travelers home opener didn't have too many good things to talk about after the game concluded, other than festivities and excitement that surround any home opener. Michael Kohn pitched another scoreless frame in relief. Kohn has yet to give up a run in three innings of work. In fact, not only has he struck out five in those three scoreless frames, but Kohn has yet to give up a hit too. The starting pitcher Jayson Miller didn't pitch that bad, giving up two earned runs in 5 innings of work. On offense, Efren Navarro had three hits on the night.

The Bad: The Travelers had just five hits on Thursday night's 11-1 loss to the Oakland A's Double-A affiliate, the Midland Rockhounds.  What was really bad was the five errors committed by the Travelers defense. Brossman committed two errors, Miller and Rosario had an error each.

The Noteworthy: The only real threat of the night from the Travs came in the sixth inning when they loaded the bases on Romine's single, an error by Weeks at second base and Brossman's walk against Hounds reliever Justin Souza. Designated hitter Paul McAnulty briefly brought the jammed crowd of 7,144 to their feet with a high drive that Brown caught at the fence in right-center. The Travs had to settle just for McAnulty's sacrifice fly and left two men on base.

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Box Score

The Good: Southpaw prospect Will Smith pitched seven strong innings on Thursday night, giving up no earned runs. Smith struck out five and walked none on the night. Gabe Jacobo (.333) clubbed his 2nd home run on the night, going 2-4. Roberto Lopez had two hits, including a two-run home run.

The Bad: Alexi Amarista (.364) went 1-5 on the night, but was caught stealing for the 4th time on the season.

The Noteworthy: Chris Scholl was finally scored on upon (2 IP, 1 ER) after sporting a 24 2/3 scoreless streak out of the pen dating back to last season.

Cedar Rapids Kernels
Box Score

The Good: Luis Jimenez (.296) went 3-4 on the night with two doubles and an RBI. This was Jimenez 2nd straight three-hit game. 1st draft picks Mike Trout and Randal Grichuk both had two hits on the night. Carlos Ramirez also had two knocks on the night. Matt Long who went 1-4, stole two bases on the night. Pat Corbin, pitched seven solid innings (2.08), giving up just two earned runs, while fanning five. He won his second straight start to open the minor league season.

The Bad: Reliever C.J. Bressoud gave up four runs late in the game, almost costing the Kernels the victory.

The Noteworthy: Jon Bachanov earned his first save on the season and has yet to give up a run after 4 1/3 innings of work.

*Prospect of the Day: Hank Conger, C Salt Lake Bees
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