Hello everyone. Apologies for getting the DFR for last night's games up after today's games have been played, but unfortunately life got in the way today.
Triple A: Memphis 8 - Round Rock 3
- Randal Grichuk (LF): 2-5, R, HR, 2 RBI
- Luke Voit (1B): 2-5, R, RBI, K
- Harrison Bader (CF): 2-5, R, 2B, K
- Carson Kelly (C): 1-5, R, 2 RBI, K
- Nick Martini (RF): 4-5, 2 R, HR, RBI, K
- Mike Mayers (SP): 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K
Randal Grichuk's game last night got his AAA wRC+ up over 100 for the season, and his K% under 30...Nick Martini continues to rake for the Redbirds, he's having his best season since high A ball in 2014. He's 26 and most likely an organizational soldier, but he's done a great job plugging a hole for Memphis as the big club raids their outfield...Mike Mayers K% has spiked over his last 5 games, he's struck out 36, walked 7, and allowed 3 runs over his last 36 IP.
Double A: Tulsa 4 - Springfield 2
- Magneuris Sierra (LF): 0-4, K
- Oscar Mercado (CF): 0-4, 2 K
- Jose Adolis Garcia (RF) 2-4, CS
- Andrew Knizner (C): 2-4, 2B, RBI, K
- Sandy Alcantara (SP): 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 6 K, 1 HR
Andrew Knizner hit his 3rd double in 6 Texas League games. He's also struck out 7 times and walked once...Sandy Alcantara still isn't striking out batters at a rate you'd like to see, but it looked like he starting to limit his walks, however he's walked 8 batters in 12 IP over his last two starts.
Class A Advanced: Palm Beach 4 - Charlotte 3
- Randy Arozarena (DH): 2-4, 2 R, 2B, 3B, K
Tommy Edman (SS): 2-4, R, RBI
- Andy Young (2B): 1-4, R, HR, 2 RBI
- Chris Chinea (1B): 1-4
Blake Drake (CF): 1-4, RBI, K
Austin Wilson (RF): 0-4, 2 K
- Jeremy Martinez (C): 0-3
- Connor Jones (SP): 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
Andy Young hit his first Florida State League homer. There's still room on the bandwagon, guys...Randy Arozarena hasn't walked in over a week, but he's got his K% under 20, and his ISO over .200 in a park and league that are brutal on power...The lack of strikeouts for Connor Jones isn't a surprise, the walks have been though. He's inducing grounders at a pretty incredible rate though. His GB% is up over 70 for his pro career, so the walks are a surprise from a guy who can attack the bottom of the zone with his splitter.
Class A Short-Season: State College 5 - Williamsport 3
International free agent Edwin Figuera (SS) was the hitting star for the Spikes going 3-4 with a pair of doubles...Fellow international free agent Josh Lopez (C) went 2-4 with a pair of runs. He's been climbing the lowest rungs of the ladder the last few seasons, and after hitting .305/.388/.468 in Johnson City last year is getting a crack at the NY-Penn League.
Dominican Summer League: DSL Cardinals 4 - DSL Nationals 3
SPR - Zac Gallen
PB - Junior Fernandez
SC - Jonathan Mulford