Daily Farm Report: Homers from Garcia, Kelly, Katz and Castillo Highlight The Day

Carson Kelly hit his first home run of the season in a game against Bowling Green - Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Most of the offense and all of the wins came from the lower minors, as the system went 2-2 on the day.

Iowa 5 Memphis 0

Notables:
  • Greg Garcia (2B): 0-4, 4 K
  • Randal Grichuk (CF): 0-4, 3 K
  • Oscar Taveras (LF): 0-4, 1 K
  • Stephen Piscotty (RF): 3-5
  • Xavier Scruggs (1B): 0-3, 2 K
  • Scott McGregor: 4.2 IP, 2 H, 4 BB, 2 K
Notes:
  • There obviously weren't a lot of highlights for the Redbirds, Iowa starter Tsuyoshi Wada mowed them down, striking out 10 over 6.2 shutout innings. Wada is a 33 year old veteran of the NPB. Baltimore signed him 2 years ago, but he tore his UCL in the third inning of his first professional game and missed the rest of the year and a good chunk of last year after having Tommy John surgery. The Cubs signed him this offseason hoping he turns into the mid-rotation starter he was projected to be when he came over from Japan.
  • Stephen Piscotty picked up 3 base hits, pushing his average to .405.
  • Scott McGregor allowed 6 base runners in 4.2 innings but was able to keep Iowa off of the scoreboard, the bullpen allowed all 5 runs.
  • Boone Whiting starts for Memphis in a 1:35 game this afternoon.

San Antonio 3 Springfield 2

Notables:

  • Mike O'Neill (LF): 1-5
  • Rafael Ortega (RF): 2-5, 2B
  • James Ramsey (CF): 0-4, RBI, 2 K
  • Cody Stanly (C): 1-3, R, BB
  • Patrick Wisdom (3B): 1-4, 2B, RBI, 2 K
  • Matt Williams (SS): 0-4, K
  • Sam Gaviglio (P): 1-2, R, K
  • Sam Gaviglio: 5 IP, 3, H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K

Notes:

  • It was smooth sailing for Sam Gaviglio until the 4th, when he allowed all three runs and walks (one intentional). The first three batters he faced that inning reached and scored.
  • There wasn't much offense to speak of in this game either. Pat Wisdom's double was his third of the year.
  • Jonathan Cornelius starts for Springfield today. They start a series against the Corpus Christi Hooks at 1:10 this afternoon.

Palm Beach 6 Charlotte 2

Notables:
  • Nick Martini (CF): 2-5, RBI
  • Breyvic Valera (2B): 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
  • Jacob Wilson (3B): 0-3, R, BB, 3 K
  • Anthony Garcia (LF): 1-4, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K
  • Kyle Hald: 7 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
  • Dixon Llorens: 1 IP, 1 R, BB, 2 K
Notes:
  • Kyle Hald's start was the story of the game, as he only allowed one run over 7 innings.
  • Anthony Garcia's 2 run homer in the fourth put Palm Beach up for good. The homer was Garcia's fourth of the season which ties him for the league lead.
  • Breyvic Valera's hot start continues. His 2 base hits bring his average up to .368 on the season.
  • Corey Jones makes a 12:30 start today for Palm Beach against Charlotte.

Peoria 11 Bowling Green 8

Notables:

  • Jimmy Bosco (CF): 1-3, R, 2B, 2 BB, K
  • Juan Herrera (SS): 2-3, 3 R, 2B, BB
  • Mason Katz (2B): 1-4, R, HR, RBI, BB, 3 K
  • Carson Kelly (C): 1-3, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI
  • Ronald Castillo (RF): 4-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI
  • Kenneth Peoples-Walls (LF): 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI
Notes:
  • Bowling Green jumped on Peoria early, they scored in each of the first 3 innings, and Chiefs starter, Chase Brookshire, was pulled in the third. The Chiefs came back in the middle innings, knotting the game up in the fifth, before immediately giving the lead back in sixth. They put together a 6 run rally in their half of the sixth and took the lead for good.
  • Peoria and Bowling Green were both near the bottom of the league in scoring headed into this game.
  • Bowling Green ran a lot, they attempted 5 steals and were successful 3 times. 4 of the 5 stolen base attempts and all 3 steals came while Brookshire was on the mound.
  • Katz and Castillo are tied for second in the league with 3 homers apiece.
  • Alex Reyes was scheduled to pitch for Peoria this afternoon, but their series finale with Bowling Green has been rained out.

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