Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Minor League Report: 6-16-2010

Salt Lake Bees
Box Score 

The Good: Paul McAnulty (.311) who played third base for the Bees went 2-4 on Tuesday. Corey Aldridge (.302) went 2-4 with a home run (10) and 2B Drew Sutton (.297) went 2-4 with his 11th double on the season. Conger went just 1-4, but he drove in a run (his 19th). Southpaw Daniel Davidson (5.15) pitched a solid six innings, giving up two runs, while striking out five.

The Bad: Mark Trumbo (.281) and Peter Bourjos (.265) both went 0-4 on the night.

Noteworthy: Paul McAnulty played third base for the Bees on Tuesday, making one wonder if the Angels may look to McAnulty to provide some pop from the hot corner later on this season. The Angels have registered just four home runs at the position this season thus far. The lowest total among all AL teams. The 28-year old Paul McAnulty has clubbed 15 home runs and has sported a .596 slugging percentage between two stops in 2010.

Arkansas Travelers
Box Score 

The Good: Brian Walker (.256) hit his third home run of the season, a three run shot. Not much else good to report, check back tomorrow.

The Bad: Taylor Wilding gave up five runs on 10 hits in just 4 1/3 innings of work. Jordan Walden gave up a run (a home run) in an inning and 1/3 of work. He did strike out two batters. The offense had just six hits on the night.

Noteworthy: Jeremy Thorne (2-2, 4.50) takes the ball tonight for the Travelers in the series finale against the Springfield Cardinals.

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Box Score

The Good: Luis Jimenez (.355) continued his hot hitting by going 3-4 on the night with four runs scored. Jimenez walked and drove in a run and has posted a .984 OPS since joining the Quakes. Eric Oliver (.326) went 2-4 on the night and drove in four runs. Gabe Jacobo (.312) posted his sixth multi-hit contest out of his last ten. Reliever Steven Geltz (3.98) struck out five over two and a 1/3 innings of work. Orangel Arenas was one out away from recording a quality start. Arenas went 5 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs, while striking out four.

The Bad: Alexi Amarista (.316) went 0-4 on Monday and is 0 for his last 13 was given the day off.

Noteworthy: The Quakes (38-28) are back to ten games over the .500 mark, heading into the rubber game of the three-game set on Wednesday night against the Storm. Tyler Chatwood (8-2) takes on Storm right-hander Erik Davis (6-2) at 7:05pm.

Cedar Rapids Kernels
Box Score 

The Good: Mike Trout (.365) had two hits, a double and drove in his 34th run. Jean Segura (.299) had three hits on Tuesday and stole his 27th base. Segura has been caught just three times out of 30 attempts. 3B Jeremy Cruz (.306) posted his fifth multi-hit contest out of his last ten by going 2-4 with an RBI. South Korean Young-Il Jung made his 2010 debut and pitched a scoreless inning, walking one.

The Bad: Casey Haerther went 0-5, dropping his batting average down to .316 on the season. Ariel Pena gave up six runs on eight hits in just four innings of work.

Noteworthy: The Kernels played an early game on Wednesday and early on, Tyler Skaggs  (3.63) was hit hard for the first time this season. In four innings of work, Skaggs gave up eight runs on ten hits, giving up two home runs, while walking two.

Prospect of the Day: Luis Jimenez, 3B RC Quakes

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