Hi, everyone. Today's title comes from the famous Replacements song "Can't Hardly Wait," (I like the Tim version personally) so let's take a look at how it went yesterday for those fellas who can't hardly wait to break into the majors.
Las Vegas beat Tacoma 9-6:
- Brett Wallace was 2-5 with his 16th home run of the season. .848 OPS.
- J.P. Arencibia was 3-4 with a double and a walk.
- Brad Emaus was 2-5 with a double.
- Jarrett Hoffpauir was 2-4 with his 12th HR and a walk. He also made his 13th error of the season at third base.
- Brad Mills made the start and was pretty decent, 4 earned runs over 6 innings but all 6 hits against him were singles and 5 Ks and 2 walks. Wish he would get the ball on the ground a bit more. 4.13 ERA and 81/37 K/BB over 89 innings, pretty solid for the PCL.
- Josh Roenicke pitched 2 2/3 innings, striking out 3 (no walks) and giving up a solo HR.
Lansing lost 3-1 to Beloit:
- Kevin Nolan was 3-4 with 2 doubles, playing 2nd base and that was about all for Lansing's offense.
- Matt Fields made the start and gave up 2 runs over 4 innings, striking out 3 with no walks.
pounded got pounded by Portland 13-6:
- Darrin Mastroianni had a double and a walk.
- Adeiny Hechavarria and Eric Thames each doubled in 5 plate appearances
- Travis Snider was 2-5 with a home run. No strike outs.
- Adam Loewen and Brian Jeroloman each had 2 hits, one of which was a double. Jeroloman also walked.
Dunedin beat Jupiter 7-4:
- Keeping up with Chad Jenkins, who had an excellent start on Monday (5 Ks, no walks in 5 one-run innings, Henderson Alvarez had a nice start. 3 runs in 5 innings, but 7 strikeouts and 2 walks.
- Frank Gailey pitched 2 2/3 good relief innings.
- Travis D'Arnaud was 2-4 with a double.
- Mark Sobolewski continued his hot hitting. After hitting a home run on Monday, he was 3-4 last night.
- Brian Van Kirk was 2-4 with his 7th home run.
- Wellinton Ramirez was 3-4 with 2 doubles.
Auburn squeaked by Jamestown, 8-7:
- Jonathan Jones led off and was 3-4.
- Carlos Perez had a 3-run double in 5 trips to the plate.
- Catcher Jack Murphy was 2-4 with a double and a walk.
- Gustavo Pierre was 3-4 with a walk. Would be great to see him start to hit.
- Andy Hutchison, who some folks thought I left off our recent Auburn prospect rundown, had a poor start, giving up 7 hits and 4 runs over 4 2/3 innings. He did have 5 Ks and no walks and got a ton of groundballs, so likely just good process, bad results. Still having an excellent season.
The GCL Jays dropped a 2-1 contest to the GCL Tigers:
- 18-year old Bronx native Melvin Garcia had a couple of doubles. He's only played a handful of games but has started off very well.