Minor League Recap July 12th

With most of the clubs off to watch the NL win in the All Star game only 2 clubs played. For the 2nd day in a row every club walked away with a victory.

AAA Tucson

The T-Pads have the next 2 days off for the All Star break. When they return on Thursday they will be playing "home games" at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne.

AA San Antonio

Missions offense comes alive and despite a shaky bullpen, the Missions win again 8-4

Its interesting how Oramas and today's starter Jorge Reyes continue to fly under the radar. Reyes improved to 5-2 on the year by pitching 5 solid innings. Reyes' only runs allowed came on a 2 run HR by current TL Home Run leader Tim Wheeler. Reyes allowed 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB and 2 K. Reyes only through 69 pitches but only pitched 5 innings, as he is still under an innings limit. Reyes is up to 78.2 innings this year as he passed his 77.1 IP total from 2010.

From top to bottom everyone in the order produced and had a hit. Jaff broke an 0-15 slump when he singled in the 5th. Decker went 1-3, RS, 2 BB, SB (10). Carroll (12) and Parrino (2) both homored for the Missions.

High A Lake Elsinore

Fast forward to 9th inning with the Storm down 2. With 2 on and 1 out, John Galvez hits a booming double to right field tieing the game. He would then come in on a single by Danny Payne giving the Storm a 4-3 lead. Ray would earn his 3rd save of the year after taking over for the departed Mikolas and the Storm win 4-3.

For the 2nd straight "appearance" Matt Lollis came out of the bullpen. For the 2nd straight time Lollis pitched well. Lollis threw 2.2 IP allowing only 2 hits, no runs, no walks, and 5 K. In his 2 relief outings this year Lollis has thrown 5.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K. So that was the "ace" of the staff that pitched so well last year. I do not believe the move to the pen is an innings thing as Lollis threw 89 innings last year, and with this appearance Lollis is only at 80.

Through the first 8 innings the Storm had managed all of 1 hit. They managed 3 hits in the 9th including the big double by Galvez, but still only finished with 4 hits. Jason Hagerty had one of his best games defensively. He was a perfect 4-4 in throwing runners out at 2nd. For the catcher labeled "offensive oriented," the 4-4 not only showed he has a strong arm and better defensively then many give him credit for, but also kept the game close until the Storm could break through. Hagerty also beat out a would be double play ball in the 9th and scored the game tieing run on the Galvez double.

Low A Fort Wayne

No game for the Tin Caps as they watch Heath Bell slide into the mound (safe).

Short Season Eugene

No game for the Spangenberg less Ems.

Rookie League Padres

AZL had the day off today


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