Wait, is that Circle K? Ohhh, it's AMPM. Well, same difference. I'm just beginning writing this at 12:15 a.m. because I've been busy writing the behemoth post scheduled for posting a couple hours after this one, so I feel licensed to make terrible puns, incorrect references, and, above all, to make this report short. Here we go.
Snakelet of the Day:
Marc Krauss (Double-A): 2-4, HR, 2 R, RBI, K
Triple-A: Reno was off, as their All-Star break began today. Good start to my quick report!
Double-A: Mobile 4, Mississippi 3. (53-36) Impressive yet again was lefty Patrick Corbin, who struck out eight and walked none in 5.2 innings of work, allowing two runs on seven hits and a homer. After Bryan Woodall received a blown save for giving up one run in his two innings of work, the BayBears took the lead in time for Woodall to get the win on Ryan Cook's eleventh save of the year. At the plate, Adam Eaton had a three-hit game, while Marc Krauss went 2-4 with a solo homer, his 12th of the year (in spite of a mediocre overall line). Your Daily Goldschmidt: In his first action back at Mobile after the Futures Game, Paul went 0-3, but didn't strike out and drew a walk.
Hi-A: Visalia also had the day off on Monday as they head home to play a four-game set against San Jose. Lucky me!
Low-A (six innings): South Bend 3, Dayton 2. (40-47) This one was completed early, being called after just five and a half innings due to rain. The "complete-game" winner was J.R. Bradley, who allowed two runs - one earned - in five innings of work despite a 2:3 K:BB ratio, though he did help himself out with a 10:1 GO:AO ratio. The Silver Hawks were helped at the plate by solid days from Zach Walters and Raywilly Gomez, with Walters going 1-2 with a double and a walk, while Gomez was 2-3 with a double of his own. Matt Helm also doubled.
Short Season-A: Yakima 2, Eugene 6. (7-18) If this team gives up more than two runs in the first nine innings, it's a good bet that they'll lose. That's exactly what happened Monday, as Randy Hamrick gave up five runs - four earned - in 5.2 innings, striking out five and walking two with an 8:3 GO:AO ratio. Top 2011 draft pick Evan Marshall pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts, lowering his ERA to 0.90 in his pro debut. Tyler Bream and Danny Pulfer each doubled, with Pulfer adding a pair of singles for a nice three-hit day.
Advanced-Rookie: Missoula 2, Billings 5. (12-10) So much for all of that progress from Enrique Burgos. Burgos lasted just three innings in this one, walking two, hitting a batter, and allowing six hits to let five runs cross the plate (though two were unearned). A quartet of Osprey relievers held the Mustangs scoreless for six innings, but the offense couldn't climb back. Bryan Henry (the new catcher one) and Josh Parr each doubled, and Parr was the only Osprey bat to reach base twice.
Low-Rookie: D-backs 2, Indians 7. (6-11) Starter Blake Perry allowed seven runs in his five innings of work, though four of those runs were unearned, and he posted an acceptable 2:1 K:BB ratio with a nice 10:3 GO:AO ratio. Perry's a young kid with plenty of upside, and at this point all we really need to see is him building up innings on his arm. Joseph Weik was strong at the plate, doubling twice and collecting three hits, but the rest of the AZL D-backs offense failed to measure up. Wagner Mateo had another three-strikeout game.
DSL: D-backs 1, Orioles 2. (13-23) The excellently-named Fleming Pena had a good start, allowing just one unearned run in his six inning effort. Unfortunately, Enyel Cuevas allowed a run in his two innings of relief, and the DSL D-backs arms were out-dueled by the DSL O's pitchers, who allowed just one hit to the DSL D-backs bats.
683 words! Successful short round-up is successful!!!