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

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

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

Nashville 5 Memphis 1

Notables:
  • Greg Garcia (SS): 1-4, R, HR, RBI, SB
  • Randal Grichuk (CF): 3-5, 2B, 2 K
  • Oscar Taveras (PH/RF): 1-1
  • Joey Butler (LF): 0-2, 2 BB, K
  • Pete Kozma (2B): 0-4, K
  • Xavier Scruggs (1B): 0-5, K
  • Stephen Piscotty (RF): 1-4, K, SB
  • Boone Whiting (SP): 5 IP, 3 H, ER, 6 K
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:

  • Mike O'Neill (LF): 1-3, 2 RBI, BB, 1  K
  • James Ramsey (CF): 1-5, R, RBI,  3 K
  • Aledmys Diaz (SS): 1-5, R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 K
  • Jonathan Rodriguez (1B): 1-3, 2, R, HR, RBI, BB,  K, SB
  • Patrick Wisdom (3B): 1-3, RBI, K
  • Curt Smith (DH): 3-4, 2 R, 2B, SB
  • Sam Gaviglio (SP): 5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, HR
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:

  • Charlie Tilson (CF): 1-5, R, K
  • Breyvic Valera (2B): 0-4, K
  • Jacob Wilson (3B): 2-4, R
  • Anthony Garcia (DH): 0-3, R, BB, K
  • Starlin Rodriguez (LF): 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, K
  • 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:

  • C.J. McElroy (CF): 1-3, 2B, BB, 2 K
  • Cesar Valera (SS): 2-5, 2RBI, K
  • Carson Kelly (DH): 1-5, 2B
  • 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)