It's minor! It's a league! It's a wrap! It's... MINOR LEAGUE WRAP! I'm your host, Colin Wyers. Here are today's top stories.
The Colorado Sky Sox avenge themselves against the I-Cubs with an 8-12 victory. First things first: Pie and Kroeger were lifted from the game, and are listed as day-to-day. With Murton beiing called up, that should make for a very interesting outfield down there in the next week or so. Patterson, Coats and Fox, I should wager. Oh the defensive miscues.
Anyway, last night's action. The I-Cubs offense certainly did its share. John Nelson went 3-for-3 with two walks and a double. Geovany Soto went 2-for-3 with two walks. Joseph Simokaitis, shortstop, made his AAA debut by going 1-for-3 with a double; Matt Craig, 1B/3B, debuted and went 0-for-3.
Then... there was the pitching. Juan Mateo gave up four home runs and walked three, so it shouldn't suprise that he gave up seven runs. Carmen Pignatiello gave up three runs, all unearned, on a fielding error by Carmen Pignatiello. (So why are they unearned, exactly?) Clay Rapada was the lone bright spot, pitching a scoreless inning.
The sweep the Carolina Mudcats in a double header (seven innings each), 2-3 in the first and 0-3 in the second. Tyler Colvin goes 2-for-2 with a double and a walk in the first game, 1-for-3 in the second. Mark Holliman gave up two runs and pitched all seven; Ryan O'Malley pitched six scoreless and Jim Henderson gets the save.
Beat the Palm Beach Cardinals 3-6. Right Fielder Yusuf Carter goes 2-for-3 with a home run.
They beat the Dayton Dragons 4-1. Darwin Barney goes 1-for-3 with a walk. Nice to see that second round draft pick already moving up the ladder.
But the big attraction is Peoria's new relief phenom, Kerry Wood. Now at 30 he's really to old to be considered a prospect, and apparently he has a troubling injury history, but expect to see him promoted to West Tenn by year's end. He's someone to keep an eye on.
Beat the Vancouver Canadiens 4-7. Catcher Josh Donaldson goes 2-for-4 with a walk.