Summary: In the hitter friendly California League of high deserts and rock hard infields, it's difficult to really evaluate pitchers, even at the somewhat "fair" Diamond in Lake Elsinore. The Storm starters were up and down this season, but got a big boost from a strong bullpen led by Miles Mikolas, Zachary Herr and Jason Ray.
October 17, 2011
On Sunday, we caught up with Oakland A's minor league pitching coordinator Gil Patterson, who was in Phoenix at the A's minor league complex running the pitchers' side of the mini-camp for the newly signed draft picks. We talked about A's minor league pitchers from those in extended spring training through Triple-A.
June 15, 2010
The Kane County Cougars had a terrific first half of the season, so it is no surprise that their pitching staff has put up some impressive numbers. Nathaniel Stoltz takes a closer look at those numbers to see if the actual performance has merited the tiny ERAs.
July 15, 2009
STOCKTON, CA - The minor league regular season is set to start on Thursday. On Tuesday, the Sacramento River Cats traveled down the freeway to Stockton to take on the Ports at Banner Island Ballpark in the first of a home-and-home exhibition series. Paul Muyskens brings us a report from the scrimmage.
April 1, 2008