AngelsWin.com Minor League Report: 6-15-2010
Salt Lake Bees
The Good: Mark Trumbo played right field and went 2-3 with a home run (15) and four RBI's. Peter Bourjos (.269) clubbed his third home run out of his last seven games, going 1-4 on the night. Bourjos has five home runs now on the season. The Angels have no plans of sending Will Smith back to Rancho Cucamonga where he started the season due to an increase in velocity (89-93 MPH) and superb command of his offspeed pitches. Smith (5.36) was one out away from notching a complete game on Monday. It was Smith's best performance to date in Triple-A, going 8 2/3 innings, giving up just one earned run (a homer), walking none and striking out five.
The Bad: Brandon Wood went 0-3 with a walk and a strikeout and is hitting just .196 while with the Bees.
Noteworthy: Jeff Mathis (.259) had a great game offensively on Monday, going 2-3 (a double and triple) with a walk and two runs driven in. Look for Mathis to be promoted to the big league club any time now.
The Good: Jeremy Moore (.276) continued his hot hitting by going 4-5 with two home runs and three runs driven in. The toolsy centerfielder is hitting .515 over his last ten games. Julio Perez (.252) also knocked out two homers on Monday, giving him four on the season with a 3-4 performance. If it wasn't enough, Ryan Mount (.263) socked his seventh homer on the season en route to a 11-4 victory over Springfield. The Travelers as a team had 17 hits on the night.
The Bad: Jeremy Haynes (7.15) gave up just one run in two innings of relief work, but he walked four giving him 16 walks vs ten strikeouts with the Travelers. Clay Fuller (.170) went 0-4 with four strikeouts on the night.
Noteworthy: The recently signed veteran Daniel Cabrera (0.00) pitched another scoreless inning of relief on Monday. He walked one and gave up one hit.
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
The Good: Luis Jimenez (.328) clubbed his second home run as a member of the Quakes, going 2-4 on the night. Angel Castillo (.220) went 2-3 with a home run, his fifth of the season. Jeremy Berg made his debut for the Quakes and pitched two scoreless innings of relief, striking out two.
The Bad: Alexi Amarista (.316) went 0-4 on Monday and is 0 for his last 13. Matt Shoemaker struck out seven in six innings of work, but he gave up five runs on eight hits, raising his ERA to 4.26 on the season.
Noteworthy: Orangel Arenas (1-0, 6.32) takes the ball tonight for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Here's a video we took of Arenas a month ago when he was dominating the Midwest League batters.
Cedar Rapids Kernels
The Kernels had the day off on Monday.
Prospect of the Day: Jeremy Moore, CF Arkansas Travelers