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I feel bad for Tedaldtada as when I chose Huntsville and Wisconsin as my 2 teams I was simply looking to recuse myself from the BC pitching staff, my favorite prospect was in AA, and I've always enjoyed listening to Chris. I had no idea was I going to end up bogarting the best 2 teams in the organization.

Tedaldtada if you want to switch out I'll take Nashville because I still don't think it's a good idea for me to report on BC, but you can take whomever you wish from me.

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A Taste of Helena -- the new Turf Dude

You Tube

Hopefully the start of an expanded You Tube initiative by the H-Crew staff this year; that means pre-game interviews, Steve Wendt (hint, hint)


We've had many radio personalities that do very good interviews, but no one does an interview like Steve. A couple of years ago he did an interview with Tunnell that I must have listened to 4-5 times, it was that good.

I 2nd the video interview idea!

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Final: Kane County 11, Wisconsin 5

Cougars top Rattlers for third straight game
Kane County hits grand slam for second straight day and beats Rattlers 11-5
By Chris Mehring / Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

GENEVA, IL - The Kane County Cougars hit their second grand slam in as many days and defeated the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 11-5 at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark on Tuesday afternoon. Justin Trapp's bases loaded home run capped a seven run third inning and paved the way to Kane County's third straight win over the Rattlers.

Kane County (21-18) went in front with a run on an RBI grounder in the bottom of the first.

Wisconsin (23-16) stormed back with four runs in the third inning to take the lead. Carlos George singled to start the inning. Chadwin Stang followed with an RBI double. After Brandon Macias drew a walk, Jason Rogers doubled off the wall in right-center to send both Stang and Macias home. Later in the inning, Ben McMahan's two-out RBI single put the Rattlers up 4-1.

Rattlers starting pitcher David Goforth went out with that three run lead but struggled in the bottom of the third. He walked the leadoff batter and allowed a single to the put two runners on base. Adams followed with a two-run triple to cut Wisconsin's lead to one run.

Goforth got the first out of the inning and held Adams at third. Then, the hard-throwing right-hander lost the strike zone. He walked the next two batters to load the bases to bring Edul Escobar to the plate. Goforth walked the Cougars catcher on four straight pitches to push Adams home with the tying run.

The next batter grounded into a force play at the plate for the second out. But, Goforth gave up a grand slam to Trapp and the Cougars went up 8-4.

The Cougars collected three doubles and two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning off Rattlers reliever Chad Pierce to push their lead to 10-4.

Nick Ramirez extended his hitting streak to five games and gave Wisconsin their fifth run of the game with a one out solo homer in the top of the fifth. The next two hitters had singles and a rally seemed apparent. But, Max Walla's line drive was caught on a diving back-handed play by third baseman Danny Mateo. Cougars reliever Brooks Pounders got the final out with a strikeout, his second of seven in five innings, to stop a potential Rattlers comeback.

Kane County closed out the scoring on an RBI single by Michael Antonio in the bottom of the sixth.

The Timber Rattlers begin a six-game homestand on Wednesday night with a game against the Burlington Bees at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium. Newly crowned Midwest League Pitcher of the Week Andy Moye (3-0, 1.44) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Wisconsin. Jose Macias (1-4, 7.16) is set to start for the Bees. Game time is 6:35pm.

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez is scheduled to be in the starting lineup for the Rattlers to begin a minor league rehab assignment.

Wednesday is a 105.7 WAPL Bang for Your Buck Night and a College Night. Fans can take advantage of $1 Cher-Make hot dogs, $1 Pepsi Products, and $1 Miller Beers! Also, college students may purchase reserved bleacher tickets for just $1 when presenting college ID at time of ticket purchase.

If you can't make it out to the game, tune in for the action on AM1280, WNAM or timberrattlers.com starting with the Miller Lite Pregame Show at 6:15pm. Wednesday's game is also available to subscribers of MiLB.TV.

HOME RUNS:
WIS:
Nick Ramirez (1st, 0 on in 5th inning off Brooks Pounders, 1 out)

KC:
Justin Trapp (3rd, 3 on in 3rd inning off David Goforth, 2 out)

WP: Brooks Pounding (2-1)
LP: David Goforth (3-3)

TIME: 2:41
ATTN: 4,733

Wisconsin Box Score
Apparently the water in Kane Country doesn't agree with the Rattler pitchers because they just put up 3 pretty poor starts in a row. Kane County has one of the better offenses in the league, but the Rattlers had one of the better pitching staffs in the league coming to the series as well, so this series was a good measuring stick for the team.

There isn't much to say about David Goforth's outing, I mentioned after watching him pitch on TW32 that I wasn't impressed with his mechanics at all. He simply has serious work to do if he's going to be a MLB pitcher, there's no doubt he has the raw tools to be successful, he has a rare gift in his arm, the rest will be up to him. As Chris discussed above Chad Pierce was also hit hard. Tyler Cravy also loaded the bases in the 8th with 1 out but managed to escape unscathed. Tyler is someone casual followers of the LR probably aren't all that familiar with other than his poorish results thus far in his professional career. However he hasn't even approached his ceiling as he's another player with a legitimate arm and upside if he can get out of his own way. He was my pick for a breakout candidate a while back, I'm still holding out hope for him.

Offensively Ben McMahan and Jason Rogers both had 2 hits a piece with Rogers adding a double. Chadwin Stang and Max Walla both doubled while Nick Ramirez launched his first HR as discussed above. Some may have noticed Walla's sagging line but I'm not concerned yet, he's been a bit unfortunate at the plate lately, he's still making good contact. The Rattlers played errorless baseball again and McMahan stole his 4th base.

Wisconsin Play By Play
Chris covered this in excruciating detail above but David had to throw a ton of pitches in the inning, I'm not sure I would have pushed him that far.
Kane County Bottom of the 3rd
    Daniel Mateo walks.
    Jorge Bonifacio singles on a line drive to left fielder Jason Rogers. Daniel Mateo to 2nd.
    Lane Adams triples (4) on a fly ball to right fielder Max Walla. Daniel Mateo scores. Jorge Bonifacio scores.
    Michael Antonio grounds out, shortstop Brandon Macias to first baseman Nick Ramirez.
    Murray Watts walks.
    Dean Espy walks. Murray Watts to 2nd.
    Edul Escobar walks. Lane Adams scores. Murray Watts to 3rd. Dean Espy to 2nd.
    Tim Ferguson grounds into a force out, third baseman Gregory Hopkins to catcher Parker Berberet. Murray Watts out at home. Dean Espy to 3rd. Edul Escobar to 2nd. Tim Ferguson to 1st.
    Justin Trapp hits a grand slam (3) to right field. Dean Espy scores. Edul Escobar scores. Tim Ferguson scores.
    Pitcher Change: Chad Pierce replaces David Goforth.
    Daniel Mateo flies out to left fielder Jason Rogers.

It's not very often you'll see a pitcher give up 3 doubles in an inning.
Kane County Bottom of the 4th
    Jorge Bonifacio doubles (8) on a fly ball to right fielder Max Walla.
    Lane Adams strikes out swinging.
    Michael Antonio doubles (6) on a fly ball to center fielder Chadwin Stang. Jorge Bonifacio scores.
    With Murray Watts batting, wild pitch by Chad Pierce, Michael Antonio to 3rd.
    Murray Watts doubles (6) on a fly ball to left fielder Jason Rogers. Michael Antonio scores.
    Dean Espy called out on strikes.
    Edul Escobar flies out to center fielder Chadwin Stang.

Cravy's 8th.
Kane County Bottom of the 8th
    Pitcher Change: Tyler Cravy replaces Chad Pierce.
    Lane Adams flies out to center fielder Chadwin Stang.
    Michael Antonio singles on a line drive to center fielder Chadwin Stang.
    Murray Watts walks. Michael Antonio to 2nd.
    Dean Espy singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Chadwin Stang. Michael Antonio to 3rd. Murray Watts to 2nd.
    Edul Escobar strikes out swinging.
    Tim Ferguson flies out to center fielder Chadwin Stang.

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Final: Mississippi 5, Huntsville 1

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As previously discussed in the thread Hiram Burgos struggled early and cruised late, it will be interesting to see how he fares. I didn't post much at all last summer but in the past I regularly commented on his K rate when doing my statistical analysis on the organization's pitchers. His H/9 has always been the only thing holding him back, hopefully he can continue to hit his spots and keep his recent success going. Hiram's final line 6IP allowing 8H, 4ER, and 0BB against 5SO while throwing 53 of 82 pitches for strikes. His GO:FO ratio for those that care was 7:5 (how i feel about the ground ball ratio depends on the defense behind the pitcher which is why I don't discuss it much). Darren Byrd followed Burgos pitching a clean 2 innings while giving up 2 hits and a walk against a single strike out. He's only given up 1 earned run in his last 6 appearances covering 11.2 innings. R.J. Seidel allowed a HR to the first batter he faced in the 9th, retired the next hitter, then was lifted for Mitch Stetter who recorded the final 2 outs.

The Stars only managed 3 hits against the #21 prospect in the Brave organization David Hale. Here's what BA had to say about him this off season:
Hale has experienced Jekyll-and-Hyde seasons during his first two full years as a pro. In 2010, he began the year by going 0-4, 7.99 in six starts at Rome before changing roles and going 5-3, 2.16 with five saves as a reliever. Last year at Lynchburg, he posted a 5.91 ERA out of the Lynchburg bullpen before moving back to the rotation and going 3-4, 3.66 in 13 starts. A two-way player who spent most of his time at Princeton as a center fielder, Hale still is figuring out the cat-and-mouse game that is the duel between pitcher and batter. Scouts rave about his lightning-quick arm, which generates a 92-94 mph fastball that touches 96. He also throws a mid-80s slider that's one of the best in the system, but he's still trying to improve his feel for a changeup. He works behind hitters too often because an inconsistent release point hampers his command. Hale initially preferred working as a reliever because the routine was more similar to being an everyday player. The development of his changeup will determine what role he serves in the future. A promotion to Double-A is next on his agenda.

Unsurprisingly no Huntsville players had multiple hits or an XBH, though both Kentrail Davis and Tommy Manzella did walk 2 times a piece. Byrd committed the only Stars error on a PO attempt which was his first of the season. Doesn't it seem like we're having an abnormally high number of errors on pitchers this year? Specifically on PO attempts? I wonder if the organization has been pushing to limit the running game more effectively in the lower levels of the minors?

Huntsville Play By Play
This was all the Braves would get until the 9th, and unfortunately it was also all they needed.
Mississippi Top of the 1st
    Keenan Wiley strikes out swinging.
    Andrelton Simmons called out on strikes.
    Philip Gosselin doubles (9) on a fly ball to right fielder Kentrail Davis.
    Evan Gattis triples (1) on a fly ball to center fielder Josh Prince. Philip Gosselin scores.
    Joe Leonard strikes out swinging.
Mississippi Top of the 2nd
    Ian Gac doubles (12) on a line drive to left fielder Lee Haydel.
    Todd Cunningham singles on a fly ball to center fielder Josh Prince. Ian Gac to 3rd.
    Cory Harrilchak singles on a fly ball to left fielder Lee Haydel. Ian Gac scores. Todd Cunningham to 2nd.
    David Hale out on a sacrifice bunt, catcher Anderson De La Rosa to second baseman Scooter Gennett. Todd Cunningham to 3rd. Cory Harrilchak to 2nd.
    Keenan Wiley doubles (4) on a ground ball to right fielder Kentrail Davis. Todd Cunningham scores. Cory Harrilchak scores.
    Andrelton Simmons pops out to third baseman Domnit Bolivar.
    Philip Gosselin grounds out, shortstop Tommy Manzella to first baseman Hunter Morris.

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Huntsville notes near the bottom, Jay Gibbons gets some kind words.
Southern League notes: Joseph takes control
Pensacola closer showing better command in Double-A return
By Guy Curtright / Special to MLB.com

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Donnie Joseph is ranked as the No. 10 prospect in the Reds organization. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Donnie Joseph puts everything into his pitches. "I have a violent delivery," the Pensacola closer said.

It's controlled violence, though, and opposing Southern League hitters are the victims.

But Joseph rarely was working ahead in the count last year. That's changed this season.

A third-round pick by the Reds in the 2009 Draft out of the University of Houston, Joseph had struck out 27 and walked just four over 18 innings in his first 16 appearances.

With that improved ratio has come a 4-0 record, six saves and a 0.46 ERA for Pensacola after struggling a year ago when the Reds' Double-A team was based at Carolina.

Joseph has a mid-90s fastball and sharp slider. His lack of control, though, did him in last season.

The 24-year-old Texas native had 66 strikeouts in 58 1/3 innings, but he walked 30 and had a 6.94 ERA in 57 appearances.

"Last season was tough," Joseph said. "But looking back, it was a blessing in disguise."

Joseph worked with pitching coach Tom Brown on his mechanics, and things began to click the last month or so of the season and carried over to the Arizona Fall League.

Pitching for the Phoenix Desert Dogs, Joseph had a 2.96 ERA in 12 appearances and had 17 strikeouts to six walks in 17 innings.

That earned him an invitation to Spring Training with the Reds. He got into four Cactus League games and came into the 2012 season looking little like the inconsistent pitcher Southern League hitters faced a year ago.

Now Joseph keeps his head steady as he releases the ball, and he no longer jerks toward the third-base line on his follow-through.

"I'm pretty much straight on now," he said. "My mechanics are a lot better."

So are the results.

Joseph didn't allow a run in his first 12 appearances, with his only blown save coming on a game-tying two-out homer by Keenan Wiley in the ninth inning at Mississippi on May 6.

Pensacola came back to win that game, 4-3, in 12 innings, and Joseph had allowed only seven other hits in his first 16 games. Opponents were batting just .127.

It has been a fresh start for Joseph and the team, which had the worst record in the Southern League last year while based in Carolina. Gone are the long road trips. In are large and enthusiastic crowds.

The Blue Wahoos had sold out 13 games and led the Southern League in attendance through Sunday.

"This is a great place to play," Joseph said. "When we go on a road trip, we can't wait to get back home."

In brief

Pryor promoted: The Mariners' top three pitching prospects -- Danny Hultzen, Taijuan Walker and James Paxton -- still lead the Jackson rotation, but closer Stephen Pryor was promoted to Triple-A Tacoma earlier this month to join former Generals starter Andrew Carraway. Pryor, No. 9 on the Mariners' prospect list, had a 1.13 ERA with seven saves and a 1-0 record plus 24 strikeouts to five walks in 16 innings for the Generals. He's yet to yield a run in three appearances with the Rainiers.

Colome near return: Montgomery right-hander Alex Colome is about ready to return to the mound after straining an oblique during his second start of the season at Mississippi on April 11. Tampa Bay's No. 14 prospect, he was 12-9 with a 3.82 ERA between the Biscuits and Class A Advanced Charlotte last season.

Gibbons steps in: Huntsville lost two of its best hitters when Jeff Bianchi (.351) was promoted to Triple-A Nashville and Khris Davis (.328) went on the disabled list. But the Stars are still battling Jackson for first place in the North Division thanks to Jay Gibbons. The former Major Leaguer hit .381 in his first 12 games with Huntsville.

Simmons still shines: Andrelton Simmons, No. 60 among MLB.com's Top 100 prospects, continued to show why he is considered Atlanta's shortstop of the future. The native of Curacao has made just two errors in his first 29 games for Mississippi and is batting .304 with a .388 on-base percentage. He has 15 RBIs and seven stolen bases.

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I feel bad for Tedaldtada as when I chose Huntsville and Wisconsin as my 2 teams I was simply looking to recuse myself from the BC pitching staff, my favorite prospect was in AA, and I've always enjoyed listening to Chris. I had no idea was I going to end up bogarting the best 2 teams in the organization.

Tedaldtada if you want to switch out I'll take Nashville because I still don't think it's a good idea for me to report on BC, but you can take whomever you wish from me.


To be honest, I kind of have my eye on Helena. I would not mind dropping Nashville once the rookie leagues begin. I believe Young Geezy is taking the DSL. Do we have any dibs placed on the rookie league teams besides the DSL (i.e. Arizona and Helena)?


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I meant to yesterday but Richard-ishly forgot, thank you to Homer and SessileFielder for covering for me over the weekend.

Sounds Take Three Of Four From Reno With 9-7 Victory On Wednesday
05/15/2012 2:17 PM ET
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Sounds plated four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to record a 9-7 victory over the Reno Aces in the finale of a four-game series in front of 8,995 fans at Greer Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

Nashville (14-24) overcame two separate three-run deficits on the afternoon, initially trailing 0-3 and again at 4-7 entering the bottom of the sixth to take three of four from the Aces.

Seven of the Sounds' 14 victories have come when Nashville scores the winning run in their final turn at the plate. Twenty-three of the Sounds' 38 games have been decided by one or two runs, tied with Memphis for most in the PCL.

The Sounds went 7-for-11 with runners in scoring position in the game, with seven of their 13 hits coming from the 6-8 hitters in the lineup.

Third baseman Andy Gonzalez led the charge with a 3-for-4 performance with two RBIs. Outfielder Corey Patterson added two hits, a double, two stolen bases, and three runs scored. Catcher Martin Maldonado had two hits including a double and RBI.

Reno quickly took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning as Reno leadoff hitter Adam Eaton struck out, but advanced to third base on a throwing error from Maldonado. Eaton would score during the following play on a sacrifice fly from Jake Elmore.

Ryan Wheeler pushed the lead to 3-0 with a two-run blast in the top of the third. After a ground-rule double to right center by Elmore, Wheeler belted his sixth homer of the season over the right wall.

The Sounds got on the board in the next frame to trim the lead to 3-1. After Maldonado doubled down the left field line, Hainley Statia hit a deep sacrifice fly to center to plate the Sounds backstop.

Nashville plated three runs on a couple of crazy plays to take a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth. Patterson scored the first run after working a five-pitch walk, swiping second base, advancing to third on a throwing error from the catcher, and coming home on a fielding error from the centerfielder.

Two batters later, Gonzalez tripled to right field and scored the tying run as pitcher Mark Rogers perfectly bunted between the first baseman and pitcher.

Rogers moved to second on a base hit from Statia and to third on a wild pitch before coming home to score the go-ahead run on an Eric Farris sacrifice fly. The inning ended as Statia was ruled out for leaving too early while advancing to third.

Reno re-took the lead at 7-4 in the next frame as David Winfree led off the frame with a double to remove Rogers from the contest. Reliever Robert Wooten entered for his Triple-A debut and gave up a game-tying RBI single to former Sound Cole Gillespie. Konrad Schmidt then gave Reno the lead on an RBI double.

Victor Garate relieved Wooten and fanned two batters, but also gave up a two-run double to right field by Elmore.

The Sounds scored their first of five unanswered runs in the bottom of the seventh thanks to three consecutive singles by Patterson, Gonzalez, and Maldonado.

Nashville erupted for the other four runs the bottom of the eighth to take a 9-7 lead. Shortstop Jeff Bianchi was hit by a Sam Demel fastball, stole second base, and scored the first run on a Jordan Brown bouncing double down the first base line. Sean Halton followed with a single to put runners on the corners and replace Demel with Jonathan Albaladejo.

Patterson followed with a game-tying RBI double down the right field line to score Brown while Gonzalez tacked on two more runs with a two-run dribbling single to center.

Rogers remained winless, surrendering four runs (three earned) on four hits and three walks in five inning pitched. The 26-year-old also fanned a season-high seven batters on 85 pitches, 43 for strikes in a no-decision.

Wooten was charged with two runs in a third of an inning for a blown save, while the Sounds moved to a perfect 5-0 when blowing a save this year.

Garate allowed one run in 2/3 of an inning. Mike McClendon pitched a perfect inning.

Johnnie Lowe (3-0) worked around two hits for a scoreless inning and the victory. With runners on first and third with one out, the Aces bunted into a double play to end the eighth and keep his scoreless streak intact. Jim Henderson earned his second save with a shutout frame and also extended his scoreless streak to 18 2/3 innings, best among PCL pitchers to open 2012 with a 0.00 ERA.

Zach Kroenke gave up four runs on five hits in five innings for a no-decision. Demel (0-3) was charged with the loss on three runs.

After a league-wide off day tomorrow, the Sounds embark on a nine-day, eight-game road trip at the Tucson Padres (AAA-Padres) and Las Vegas 51s (AAA-Blue Jays) of the PCL Pacific Conference Southern Division. Right-hander Wily Peralta (1-3, 3.69) will toe the rubber in Thursday's 9:05 pm CT road trip opener against Tucson right-hander Matt Palmer (3-2, 5.88).

Box Score

A very thick game story today.

Six pitchers pitched for the Sounds led by Mark Rogers (5 IP 4 H 4 R 3 ER 3 BB 7 K 1 HR 1 HBP 5:2 GO:FO) and finished by Jim Henderson (still scoreless on the year). Johnnie Lowe also still perfect.

Logan Schafer's departure is not made clear in the game story. Stay tuned. Andy Gonzalez (3-4 3B CS) is off to quite the start across two levels. Be sure to listen to his RBI single (Audio). After homering yesterday, Martin Maldonado had another 2 hits in this one. He may be working his way out of a cold spell. Corey Patterson (2-3 2B BB 2 SB) had some big hits (Audio). Caleb Gindl appeared as a pinch hitter and got a hit.

The top 4 hitters in the Reno lineup and their OPS:
    1. Adam Eaton .979
    2. Jake Elmore .996
    3. Ryan Wheeler .890
    4. Randy Ruiz .975

Game Log

Slightly deflating for a starting pitcher. I used to be a starting pitcher.

Reno Top of the 1st

Adam Eaton strikes out swinging. Adam Eaton advances to 3rd, on throwing error by catcher Martin Maldonado.
Jake Elmore grounds out, shortstop Jeff Bianchi to first baseman Sean Halton. Adam Eaton scores.
Ryan Wheeler flies out to center fielder Logan Schafer.
Randy Ruiz grounds out, third baseman Andy Gonzalez to first baseman Sean Halton.

The way the Sounds do it. Last at bat

Nashville Bottom of the 8th.

Pitcher Change: Sam Demel replaces Jensen Lewis, batting 3rd.
Taylor Harbin remains in the game as the second baseman.
Jeff Bianchi hit by pitch.
With Jordan Brown batting, Jeff Bianchi steals (1) 2nd base.
Jordan Brown doubles (3) on a ground ball to right fielder Cole Gillespie. Jeff Bianchi scores.
Sean Halton singles on a line drive to center fielder Adam Eaton. Jordan Brown to 3rd.
Defensive Substitution: Ryan Budde replaces pitcher Sam Demel, batting 3rd, playing catcher.
Pitcher Change: Jonathan Albaladejo replaces Sam Demel, batting 8th.
Corey Patterson doubles (5) on a line drive to right fielder Cole Gillespie. Jordan Brown scores. Sean Halton to 3rd.
Andy Gonzalez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Adam Eaton. Sean Halton scores. Corey Patterson scores.
With Martin Maldonado batting, Andy Gonzalez caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Ryan Budde to second baseman Taylor Harbin.
Martin Maldonado flies out to right fielder Cole Gillespie.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch hitter Caleb Gindl replaces Johnnie Lowe.
Caleb Gindl singles on a ground ball to center fielder Adam Eaton.
Hainley Statia strikes out swinging.

Plenty more. Dive in.

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To be honest, I kind of have my eye on Helena. I would not mind dropping Nashville once the rookie leagues begin. I believe Young Geezy is taking the DSL. Do we have any dibs placed on the rookie league teams besides the DSL (i.e. Arizona and Helena)?


Not sure on the rookie league teams, Helena is usually pretty fun to cover as the Independent Record provides good coverage and Steve is an excellent radio personality, much like the T-Rats/Chris/Post-Crescent here in WI. I'll willingly give up 1 of my teams and take over Nashville until we get some more assistance if you like, it's always more fun to report on teams that are doing well.

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TUESDAY'S MANATEES/CUBS GAME POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

VIERA, Fla. - The scheduled game on Tuesday, May 15 between the Brevard County Manatees and the Daytona Cubs has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The game will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Wednesday, May 16 beginning at 5:05 p.m. Brevard County and Daytona will play two seven-inning games.

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- In the finale of a rain shortened four-game series with the Mississippi Braves, the Huntsville Stars lost by a score of 5-1 in front of a packed house on Tuesday at Joe Davis Stadium.

Beginning in the first inning, the Mississippi Bats were able to get to Stars starter Hiram Burgos in his Double-A debut as an RBI triple by catcher Evan Gattis gave the M-Braves a 1-0 lead.

Just one inning later, the Braves first three batters reached base. An RBI single by left fielder Corey Harrilchak and then a two-run double by right fielder Keenan Wiley brought home all three runners to go up by a score of 4-0.

Other than that blemish, Burgos was one of the bright spots for the Stars on Tuesday. Despite getting tagged with his first Double-A loss, the 24-year-old righty pitched six innings, giving up four runs and six hits while striking out five batters. In addition to that, Burgos also retired the final 14 batters he faced.

Unfortunately for Burgos and the rest of the Stars, the M-Braves were able to win their second straight game on the heels of another brilliant pitching performance by their starting pitcher.

Following an outing where LHP Sean Gilmartin threw six shutout innings on Monday night, RHP David Hale pitched six innings of two-hit scoreless baseball to improve to 3-2 on the season.

On offense, the Stars only were able to manage four hits and a run in the eighth inning as catcher Anderson De La Rosa scored from third on a wild pitch by Braves reliever Ryan Buchter. Prior to that run, the Huntsville offense had been held scoreless for their previous 17 innings.

The loss snapped a streak of three consecutive series wins for the Stars.

After an off day on Wednesday, the Stars will hit the road for five games starting Thursday as they open up a series with the Chattanooga Lookouts. First pitch is at 6:15 PM.


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I'll willingly give up 1 of my teams and take over Nashville until we get some more assistance if you like, it's always more fun to report on teams that are doing well.


No need. I have feeling Nashville is going to have a big second half. [wink]


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Per Gord Ash via Haudricourt, Logan Schafer twisted an ankle and will be fine.


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Brewers Player Development and Minor League Operations Manager Scott Materns was in Panama City, Florida this week speaking at a local banquet.

Text and video of news report is at link

Honestly, it appears Scott was just being polite to the local community in expressing Brewer interest in the area. Located halfway between Tallahassee and Pensacola (where a new Southern League ballpark was just built), the town geographically profiles as a potential Southern League town if they chose to step up to the plate stadium-wise as well.

In reality, little to sink our teeth into here.


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Rattler Radio Blog: Nine After Nine

You know the deal -- it's a must.


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Yikes, the Hiram Burgos bubble popped pretty abruptly.



Meh, lets put a little pin in that for a while. He went 6 IP and he struggled out of the gate giving up 4 in the first two innings pitched. For a guy taking the biggest step in the minors, in his first two innings, I'm going to reserve judgement.

Nobody thought his .85 ERA and .57 Whip or whatever the absurd numbers were was going to hold up as he moved up, but getting through the next 4 shutout innings and regrouping is encouraging.


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In addition to that, Burgos also retired the final 14 batters he faced.


I hadn't realized he performed this well after his pour start. That's certainly encouraging. Nearly 5 perfect innings after 1 2/3 in which he gave up the first 4 earned.


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I talked to Burgos and he is very excited and happy to break the Ice. I think he was more scare bout batting than anything. He felt really good about his pitches and they way he perform. Couple of them hits and runs could of got caught but Sun got in the way..I have never heard him so excited,so that's a great sign.[wink].


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I talked to Burgos and he is very excited and happy to break the Ice. I think he was more scare bout batting than anything. He felt really good about his pitches and they way he perform. Couple of them hits and runs could of got caught but Sun got in the way..I have never heard him so excited,so that's a great sign.[wink].


That is really great. Tell him, if you could, that we are pretty excited as well. Congrats, Hiram.


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