Saturday, April 17, 2010

Salt Lake Bees
Box Score

The Good: Peter Bourjos went 4-6 on Friday with three triples setting a franchise record and tying a minor league record. Bourjos upped his average to .400 on the season. Hank Conger went 2-5 with a double and RBI, pushing his average to .300. SS Gary Patchett had three hits on the night and Freddy Sandoval went 2-6 with two RBI's. Minor League free agent Corey Aldridge clubbed a three-run homer and Michael Ryan went 2-4 with an RBI.

The Bad: The Pitching! Despite the Bees putting 11 runs on the board for their home opener, starting pitcher Tommy Mendoza gave up five runs on nine hits in just 4 2/3 innings of work. Relievers Jeremy Hill and Rafael Rodriguez blew the save and game.

The Noteworthy: Mark Trumbo was the DH on Friday with Robb Quinlan (.208) at first base.

Arkansas Travelers
Box Score

The Good: Jeremy Thorne pitched six and 2/3 scoreless innings and earned his first win on the 2010 season. Reliever Ryan Aldridge pitched an inning and a 1/3 of scoreless late inning action, fanning three on the night. Jordan Walden dominated the ninth by striking out the side to earn his first save on the season. SS Andrew Romine (.357) went 2-3 with a walk and an RBI.

The Bad: Jeremy Moore (.174), Jay Brossman (.120) and Ryan Mount (.185) are all off to slow starts.

The Noteworthy: Travelers southpaw Michael Anton (1-0, 1.80) goes up against Hounds southpaw Anthony Capra (0-1, 3.86) on Saturday.

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Box Score

The Good: Matt Shoemaker pitched six innings of one-run ball to earn his first victory of the season. Shoemaker fanned eight Lancaster JetJawks. Relievers Robert Fish and Jeremy Haynes pitched three scoreless innings to close out the game. Ivan Contreras, Gabe Jacobo and Darwin Perez each had two hits a piece, with Contreras scoring three runs on the night. Gabe Jacobo has driven in 10 runs in just 8 games. CF Ryan Kiniry clubbed a three-run home run, his first of the season.

The Bad: Not much bad to report on a night when the Quakes won the game 9-1, but Angel Castillo and Beau Brooks went 0-er last night, pushing their batting averages below the mendoza line.

The Noteworthy: The Quakes pitching staff has given up just four runs in two games at The Hangar in Lancaster.

Cedar Rapids Kernels
Box Score

The Good: Centerfielder Mike Trout (.361) went 3-4 with a triple on the night. This was Trout's fifth multi-hit game out of his last six. Randal Grichuk (.207) clubbed his third double on the young season. Jean Segura (.323) went 1-3 with a walk and RBI on the night.

The Bad: The Cedar Rapids Kernels defense committed five errors on the night, two by Segura and Wing and one by first baseman Casey Haerther.

The Noteworthy: Tyler Kehrer (0.00) gets his first start on the season after splitting a start in his last contest with Tyler Skaggs, pitching three scoreless innings.

*Prospect of the Day: Peter Bourjos, CF Salt Lake Bees
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