Ok. On to yesterday's games. Many of my punchlines have already been taken. Which reminds me to thank y'all who follow the farm for coming around this place. It's been so great to watch over the years, from when pretty much nobody was around here (or its predecessors) who knew much about the farm. From this all I realize how much I do not know, and that's the only real way to come to know more.
Memphis won 8-1, its sixth win in a row. And Reyes did it again...7 ip, 3 h, 1 r, 2 bb, 7 k. And he took a 1 hitter into the 7th after taking a perfect game there last time. White and Cummings were airtight the rest of the way, 2 ip, 2 h, 0 r, 1 bb, 3 k. Gonzalez was 3 of 4, Seabol 2 of 5, and Schumaker 2 of 5. Seabol has raised his BA to .291, OBP of .340, SLG .558. And word has come from another thread that Dee Haynes has been traded away. I first saw Dee play at high-A Potomac. [Maybe it was called Prince William then.] The ball jumped off his bat. Ropes. Dead pull hitter. In AA not long thereafter, he put up some magnificent power numbers. Then after coming back from injury, he posted a .359 OBP and .593 SLG at Memphis last year in 182 AB. Here's hoping he does well at his new digs.
Springfield won 5-4 in 11, thanks to Hanson, who popped a three run HR in the 9th for the tie, then drove in the winning run with a single in the 11th. Leek went 7 ip, 9 h, 4 r, 0 bb, 7 k. Scalamandre and Kinney were strong in relief with 4 ip, 2 h, 0 r, 0 bb, 5 k. [Kinney had 4 of those K's in 2 innings and now is at 17 ip, 12 h, 2 bb, 16 K, 0.53 ERA. Does one fly from Springfield to Memphis or drive? Fair chance that would happen soon, I'd think. Though they might want him at AA to help stabilize that pen for a bit.] Gorecki, Minges, and Hanson were each 2 of 5. Good to see that multi-hit game for Gorecki. Moylan was at C. Ankiel was 0 for 5 with 3 K's and has really struggled thus far, 1 for 19 with 1 BB and 7 K's.
Palm Beach lost 7-1. Pomeranz was the tough luck loser. He went 7.1 ip, 7 h, 3 r, 2 er, 1 bb, 2 k. He'd given up 1 run through the first 7 and left down 2-1, with the second run unearned. Haerther was 2 of 4 with yet another triple. He has 5 2B's, 5 3B's, and 5 HR's to this point. The triples lead the league, as does his slugging percentage.
Quad Cities lost 5-1. This was their 6th crack at a .500 record, and the 6th loss in such a game. McClellan went 3.2 ip, 9 h, 5 r, 1 bb, 1 k. Knoff, Robertson, and Ool were a third solid set of farm bullpen guys yesterday, 4.1 ip, 2 h, 0 r, 1 bb, 1 k. Swackhamer was 2 of 3. The QC newspaper reports that Hoffpauir has hit .390 since 4/19, attributing the change to a more upright batting stance.