Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs
W 5-3 @ Iowa Cubs
Gorkys Hernandez, CF: 2-for-5, R, SO
Bryan Petersen, RF: 3-for-4, R, 2B, SO
Brian Flynn, SP: 6.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 8 SO
Chris Hatcher, RP: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 SO
Brian Flynn continues to make a strong case for a promotion to Miami. His 4.04 ERA does not impress, but his peripherals are excellent. He has struck out 52 batters and walked just 12 in 49 innings pitched.
Double-A: Jacksonville Suns
L 1-4 vs. Mobile BayBears
Jacob Realmuto, C: 2-for-3, 2B
Jay Jackson, SP: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO
Jacob Realmuto hit his eighth double of the season. Unfortunately, his solid night yesterday has been drowned out by many more hit-less nights. He is currently batting .208/.279/.308, which is an even worse performance than last year's disappointing .256/.319/.345.
Realmuto's breakout 2011 campaign in Greensboro appears more and more to be an aberration, rather than a representation of his true talent.
High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads
L 1-7 @ Bradenton Marauders
Brent Keys, CF: 2-for-4, 2B
Austin Barnes, C: 1-for-2, BB
Anthony DeSclafani, SP: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 SO, HR
Anthony DeSclafani posted his worst start of the year, allowing more than two earned runs for the first time. DeSclafnai has been a nice surprise this year, dramatically raising his strikeout rate and allowing far fewer runs. At 23 years old, he may need a more challenging league to pitch in.
Low Class A: Greensboro Grasshoppers
L 4-10 @ Delmarva Shorebirds
Jesus Solorzano, RF: 1-for-4, 2B, BB
Cameron Flynn, LF: 1-for-2, R, 2 BB
Matt Milroy, SP: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO
Austin Brice, RP: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 6 BB
Austin Brice's second relief appearance was no more successful than the first. He has walked an incredible 17 batters in his last eight and two-thirds innings pitched. After cutting down his walk rate and striking out more than a batter per inning last year, Brice has taken a disastrous turn for the worse this year. He currently has a 6.85 ERA on the season.