Minor League Recap April 21st

Rizzo once again shines for Tuscon, Missions get a come from behind win, 9 unearned runs in Elsinore, and Carvajal blows it again

AAA Tuscon fell to Fresno 3-4

Jeremy Hefner got the start and couldnt record an out before 3 runs had scored. He settled down to pitch 6 strong, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.

Rizzo was once again the star of the show going 3-4, HR (5), 2 RS, and 2 RBI. Evereth Cabrera went 2-4, 3B, RS, but was caught stealing for the 4th time in the young season. Forsythe went 1-4, on the day, was CS (1) and committed his 5th error of the year.

AA San Antonio come from 3 down to win 5-3

Jorge Reyes was FANTASTIC over the first 3 innings. The pitch count was extremely high but he struck out 5 hitters in the first 3 innings. He ran into trouble in the 4th to the tune of a 2 run HR. After Kunz showed once again why the garbage for garbage trade was well garbage. Luckily the Missions were able to tie the game in the 6th on a 2 out 2 RBI 2B by Cody Decker, then take the lead the next inning on a 2 out 3B by Jaff. Missions win 5-3

Reyes went 4 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K. Nick Vincent pitched 2 scoreless innings surrendering just 2 singles and striking out 3. Brach got his 4th save. Eddie Kunz currently is sporting a season line of 4.1 iP, 4 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 6.23 ERA. But fear not Allan Dykstra has gone 1-11, 2 BB, 4 K so far for the Mets organization

C. Decker had a great night going 3-4, 2 2B, and 2 RBI. James Darnell merely managed to keep his BA the same going 2-4, RS, RBI, and a BB Jaff went 1-4, RS, 3B, RBI, and a HBP. Tekotte in the leadoff spot went 2-4, 2 RS, BB, SB (4). Blanks made his 2nd start of the year at 1B, looked good defensively and went 1-5, RBI at the plate.

High A Lake Elsinore yielded 9 unearned runs which lead to a 5-15 loss.

Sullivan went 3 IP, 4 H, 8 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 2 K. Defense was horrendous though Sullivan himself didnt help by committing 2 errors. Valdez, Noel, Rincon, and Liriano also contributed errors in the game. Body McBryde and Osuna were hit around.

Jedd Gyorko continued his strong week with a 2-5, and hitting his 2nd HR of the year, 2 RBI. Rico Noel went 2-4, 3B, and 3 RBI. Reymond Fuentes continued the hit parade going 2-4, 2B, RS.

Fort Wayne Tin Caps fell 2-3

Cates had a strong start, but the offense couldnt really produce, and Yefri Carvajal once again dropped the ball in a 2-3 loss.

Cates pitched 5 strong innings, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K. On the year Cates has a 3.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 10.8 K/9. I was slightly surprised that they did not let Cates go out for the 6th, but I guess manager Shaun Wooten didnt want a repeat of what happened yesterday with Sampson.

Tommy Medica had the only xbh for the Tin Caps. On the day he went 2-4, 2B, RBI. BJ Guinn had his first multi hit game of the year going 2-3, BB. He did collect his 2nd CS of the year. Even with the multi hit game he is still only hitting .163/.255/.184

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