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Minor League Recap: They're scared of Eric Thames.

After that crushing loss to the Mariners, hopefully our minor leaguers did better, right?

The Las Vegas 51s:

Eric Thames went 2-for-2 with a home run and a walk, after which the opposing team just decided to walk him intentionally. Twice.

Brett Lawrie went 2-for-5, also with a home run, but he struck out once too.

David Cooper and Adam Loewen both went 1-for-5 with a double, but Loewen struck out and Cooper did not.

Darin Mastroianni was 1-for-4 with a walk from his usual leadoff spot. Has a .417 OBP, but no extra base hits.

Manny Mayorson was 2-for-4 and is now hitting .400/.471/.467 in 15 ABs.

Chad Cordero got the start, surprisingly, and went for 3 innings with no walks or strikeouts, 3 earned runs against.

Casey Janssen went 2 innings, striking out 3 and walking none. It sure seems we could have used him last night. Really unhappy for him as he deserves to be in the majors.

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats:

Anthony Gose, Adeiny Hechavarria, John Tolisano and Travis d'Arnaud combined to go 0-for-13 in a 13-1 drubbing to the Reading Phillies, and Hechavarria left the game early.

Michael McDade was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.

Moises Sierra was 1-for-2 before he left the game, apparently with a calf injury (source:

Joel Carreno was roughed up in his first start in AA (he made one relief appearance in the first game). He gave up 7 runs in 4.2 innings on 5 walks and 10 hits (2 home runs). He did strike out 6.

Matt Daly also was roughed up for 3 runs in just 1 inning (no walks, 4 hits, 1 strikeout), but Evan Crawford pitched 1.1 scoreless, so there's that.

Dunedin Blue Jays:

A.J. Jimenez went 1-for-4 and Justin Jackson went 1-for-3 (.364 avg so far) in a 3-2 losing effort to Lakeland. So far the batters over there have been really quiet.

Nestor Molina, an intriguing sleeper prospect, had a promising first start: he struck out six and walked one in 5 IP. He allowed just one run on a solo homer.

Ryan Tepera pitched 4 innings and struck out 3 while not giving up any free passes. He gave up 2 runs on 5 hits though.

Lansing Lugnuts:

Carlos Perez was at it once again hitting 2-for-5 with a walk. On top of that, his hits were a double and a triple.

Jake Marisnick was 2-for-4 with a double, though he also struck out twice.

Michael Crouse was 1-for-3 with a triple and a walk, struck out once. Has 2 stolen bases in as many games.

Marcus Knecht, like Marisnick, was 2-for-4 with 2 strikeouts. Unlike Marisnick, he did not have a double.

Egan Smith, another sleeper pitching prospect, was hit hard in his first inning and ended up with 5 earned runs in 4.1 innings pitched, striking out two while walking one. He also hit a batter. Here's hoping he can bounce back next time.