Minor League Recap June 13th

Guzman and Blanks go back to back but would it be enough after Oramas gets clobbered. Breit steps up to start in AA and the pen has their best night of the year. Finally the Storm play 14 only to see the game slip away at the last second.

AAA Tucson

Oramas up to pitch and after looking great through 2, he felt the wrath of pitching in AAA. He also felt the wrath of a horrendous bullpen. Guzman homored 2x and Blanks hit his first AAA HR in a year but it was all in vain. 9-15

Juan Oramas lasted all of 3.2 IP, allowing 7 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 3 HR. 2 of those HR were solo shots to Willy Mo. It might not have been as bad if Munter didn't then come on and in 0.1+ IP he allowed 6 R putting a close game way out of hand. After 3 stellar starts in AA where he never allowed more than 2 ER, Munter found every pop up that would normally be a fly out in San Antonio land 400 ft over the RF wall for a HR.

Jesus Guzman hit 2 HR (7,8) giving him 3 RBI. Blanks then followed up with a HR, giving them the first back to back HR since Guzman and Rizzo did it a few weeks ago. On the day Blanks went 3-5, 3 RS, 2B, HR (1), RBI. Blanks his 6 for his last 9 with 3 xbh and 6 RS.

AA San Antonio

With Bass starting tonight in Denver and Leblanc starting tomorrow, Oramas was sent to AAA for a spot start. Which meant that Aaron Breit got the start. It wasn't pretty but Breit, got the job done, the pen didn't allow a hit over the final 5 innings and a clutch 2 out bases loaded 2 RBI single by Carroll led to a 4-0 Missions win

Breit got the spot start and gave up 9 baserunners (6 hits, 3 BB) in 4 innings. He did manage to strike out 5. While Edie Kunz pitching 2 scoreless would normally be the stat of the night, Eric Hamren pitched the 9th and pitched to 4 batters….striking out all 4. A passed ball by Solis let a runner on 1st, but Hamren came back to strike out the next 3 to end the game.

Belnome and Solis had the only multi hit games for the Missions. Belnome, who was just named TL player of the week, went 2-4, RS. Jaff Decker continues to struggle going 0-4, 4 K, BB. His average has dropped to .228 and has struck out 51 times in his last 36 games. Jaff came up in 6th with the bases loaded no out with a 3-1 count. The ball was high and inside, normally a pitch he would take for an RBI BB, but he swung and fouled it off. He fouled off 2 more obvious ball 4's before striking out on a slider low and inside (looked like a ball but it was close). Boy is pressing.

High A Lake Elsinore

A long game in Lake Elsinore ends a few batters after Jason Hagerty hit a 2 run HR in the 14th. Unfortunately earlier in the inning Beard had given up 5 runs. Storm went on to lose 8-11

Jason Hagerty, who was not named to Cal League all star roster despite a .971 OPS as a catcher, had another great day. Hagerty went 2-6, 2B, HR (7), and 3 RBI. In his last 5 G, Hagerty has hit 5 2B, 3 HR, and 11 RBI. Hagerty's OPS has also increase per month, .825 in April, .998 in May and now 1.380 in June.

Galvez was on base 4 times in the game going 2-4 (2B), 2 BB and had 2 SB (21). Galvez who often times is overshadowed by all the other prospects on the team is quietly putting together his best year as a pro. Galvez has a .789 OPS with 21 SB compared to only 2 CS.

Low A Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne had the day off. Sampson will be taking the mound tomorrow for the Tin Caps.

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