Thursday, May 27, 2010

Salt Lake Bees
Box Score 

The Good: Hank Conger (.282) went 3-4 with 3 RBI's last night, his third three-hit game out of his last four. Conger is hitting .361 over his last ten games, with seven RBI's. Peter Bourjos (.243) went 0-4 with a walk and run scored, but he stole two bases. Mark Trumbo went 2-5 and hit his 11th home run of the season, his fourth home run out of his last seven games. Hainley Statia went 2-4 with two RBI's, while adding a stolen base. Trevor Reckling (6.11) was better, going five innings and giving up just two runs, while striking out five. Reckling walked just two and gave up six hits to win his fourth game of the season.

The Bad: Nick Gorneault is hitting just .118 on the after an 0-4 last night. He did score a run and walked.

Noteworthy: Sean O'Sullivan (4-4, 5.37) goes against what was supposed to be Andrew Cashner, but has now been changed to Iowa Cubs prospect pitcher Jay Jackson who is also sporting a solid ERA at 1.99 this season. The game starts at at 12:05 CT.

Arkansas Travelers
Box Score 

The Good: Ryan Mount (.282) continued his hot hitting against San Antonio on Wednesday, going 2-4. Mount has four multi-hit games out of his last six and is riding a six game hitting streak since his return off the DL. Jeremy Moore, Carlos Colemnares and Alberto Rosario each had two hits on the night. Jordan Walden pitched two scoreless innings of relief, striking out three. See the noteworthy on Walden.

The Bad: Clay Fuller went 0-4 on the night and is hitting .183 on the season.

Noteworthy: Eddie Bane had the following to say about Jordan Walden in yesterday's chat. "Jordan's ERA is higher than I would like it, but when you come out of the pen one bad outing kills your ERA. Jordan is doing fine and will be a heck of a pitcher in the big leagues. It is funny to listen to the daily minor league reports and hear Bobby Mags at 2A describe Walden, "Jordan Walden, fastball 95-100 with solid life." That is cool. You don't get to hear 100mph very often."

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Box Score 

The Good: Tyler Chatwood wasn't his best on Wednesday, but he still managed to give up just two runs on seven hits in five innings of work, striking out four vs. three walks. Chatwood's ERA bumped up a bit, but is still sitting under 2 runs a game at 1.95 on the season. See the noteworthy section for more on Chatwood from Eddie Bane.

The Bad: Angel Castillo went 0-3 with two strikeouts on the night, his third straight game with two strikeouts. Castillo has played in 41 games this season and has struck out 49 times. The toolsy outfielder is hitting .205 on the season.

Noteworthy: Eddie Bane had the following to say about Tyler Chatwood in yesterday's live chat. "Chat has had several games where his fastball ranged from 90-97 mph. He rides the fastball really well and creates angle even for a guy that is 5'11. His curve is at least a 70 on our grading scale where the top grade is 80. He has shown even better command this year than last in CR. Remember a lot of the Cy Young winners were not 6'5" guys. Look at Pedro, Cone, Maddux and others. As long as you can create an angle to the plate it does not matter. Plus Chat is an incredible young man."

Cedar Rapids Kernels
Box Score 

The Good: Garrett Richards pitched six solid innings, giving up no runs, striking out three. Richards lowered his ERA to 3.19. Mike Trout (.352) went just 1-4 with a walk on the night, but he drove in two runs (24). OF Justin Bass went 3-4 with two RBI's, raising his batting average to .254 on the season.

The Bad: Jean Segura who had been destroying the ball of late (.359 in his last ten games), went 0-5 hitting out of the third spot in the lineup. He did have an RBI on the night.

Noteworthy: When asked about Mike Trout possibly moving up a level, Eddie Bane had this to day. "Mike has plenty to do in CR and anyhow that is up to my esteemed colleague, Abe Flores. But, it is fun to see the pundits that questioned his selection at 25 and now they rank him at 10 in all of baseball."

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

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