Gagliano's Monday Farm Report 2-2

Memphis won 10-2. Reyes had his first complete game for Memphis, 9 ip, 7 h, 2 r, 0 bb, 7 k. Berger was 2 of 3 Seabol, Nelson, and Duncan 2 of 5. Seabol and Nelson popped HR's. It was Seabol's fourth game in a row with a HR. That takes Seabol to 4th in the league in slugging (.673), after a brutal start. Nelson is 7th at .617. Nelson is also 7th in OBP at .438. The next highest SS in the league is at .383. As a team, Memphis is third in the league in slugging, behind Oklahoma and the thin-air Colorado Springs team. They're second to last in the league in walks, though. They lead the league in ERA at 4.02. (Colorado Springs comes in last at 6.70. Yikes.)

Springfield lost 4-2. Leek went 7 ip, 9 h, 4 r, 3 er, 0 bb, 6 k. He suffered through some bad defense so that even the earned runs were quite preventable for the most part. Doyne went 1 ip, 1 h, 0 r, 2 bb (1 intentional), 1 k. Hanson was 2 of 2 with 2 BB, Bolivar 2 of 4. Hanson has quietly built up to .347 OBP, .464 SLG. That's good for second on the team in slugging, behind Minges, and third in OBP among those with at least 30 AB, behind Minges and Boyd. If he keeps hitting, too, we suddenly look to have Nelson, Luna, Seabol, Hanson, Ryan, Shepherd, and Hoffpauir as infield candidates, and that starts to look pretty decent to me.

Palm Beach lost 5-1. With a 1-0 lead in the 8th, they made errors on the first three batters. Ouch. Michael left the game after 3 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 3 bb, 1 k. Apparently he had an arm issue, though, per a poster, he doesn't think it's serious. Stay tuned. Haerther was 2 of 4. He's third in the league in slugging at .637. [In a weird note, the top 8 in this league are all 3B or SS.] His OBP, .414, is good for 9th in the league. He's also 2nd in OPS.

Quad Cities won 8-7 after trailing 6-0. Brandon Yarbrough popped a grand slam to take the score from 7-4 to 8-7, with two out in the 9th. Robertson went 3 ip, 5 h, 6 r, 4 er, 0 bb, 0 k. Yarbrough was 2 of 4, BB. Mather was 2 of 5 and played 1B.

And if you've read this far, you get to hear one of my favorite words. The Cards' farm teams, going 2-2 yet again, appear to be asymptotically approaching the .500 mark. They are now a combined 58-59, good for a .496 record.

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