Daily Farm Report: Shortstops Aledmys Diaz and Greg Garcia hit home runs in the high minors

Greg Garcia hit his team leading 4th home run - Rob Carr

The system goes 2-2, while homers from Diaz and Garcia highlights the night.

Nashville 5 Memphis 1

Notables:
Notes:

  • Another solid start from Whiting. Boone continues to rack up strikeouts, he also had 7 groundouts and no flyouts,  he exited with the game tied after 77 pitches (56 strikes), before turning things over to the bullpen...
  • Nick Greenwood got into a jam in the bottom of the 7th, Jose Almarante came in to put out the fire and gave up a grand slam that put Nashville ahead for good.
  • Greg Garcia's homer was his 4th, which leads the team.
  • It looks like the plan for now is for Garcia and Kozma to split time at shortstop.

Springfield 9 Arkansas 5

Notables:

Notes:

  • The S-Cards jumped on the Travelers in the 2nd and kept the on them, chasing the starter after 4 innings.
  • Springfield took advantage of the Arkansas battery to the tune of 4 stolen bases.
  • Aledmys Diaz hit his second homer of the year.

Palm Beach 8 Charlotte 3

Notables:

  • Jacob Wilson (3B): 2-4, R
  • Thomas Lee (SP): 6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, BB
Notes:

  • Palm Beach trailed for most of the game before scoring 6 runs in the 7th and 8th innings.
  • Chuck Tilson is hitting .273 on the season, but he struck out for the 19th time in 14 games.
  • Starlin Rodriguez refuses to go away, after a rough season last year he is off to a .318/.412/.614 start.

Fort Wayne 9 Peoria 4

Notables:

  • Cesar Valera (SS): 2-5, 2RBI, K
  • Ronald Castillo (RF): 1-4
  • Steve Bean (C): 1-2, R, 2 BB
  • Mason Katz (2B): 1-4, R, RBI
  • Silfredo Garcia (SP): 5 IP, 11H, 7 R, 4 ER, 4 K

Notes:

  • Carson Kelly and Steve Bean continue to share time at catcher, although Kelly gets regular time at DH on nights he's not catching.
  • No matter who is behind the plate or on the mound, teams run on Peoria. Fort Wayne was 4-5 on stolen base attempts.

Schedule for 4/19/14:

Nashville (Owens) v. Memphis (Angel Castro)

Arkansas (Castillo) v. Springfield (Jonathan Cornelius)

Charlotte (Santiago) v. Palm Beach (Cory Jones)

Peoria (Brookshire) v. Fort Wayne (TBD)


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