I'm confident that he will, but in the mean time we can continue to complain about his struggles.
AAA – Postponed
AA – Well, the struggles continued for Chris Withrow on Thursday as he gave up 6 hits, 4 walks, and 5 runs in just 4 innings of work. He struck out 4. I wish the Lookout games were on MILB TV so I could see what his problem is. In looking at this box score in particular, he obviously struggled with control, and because 3 of the 6 hits he gave up were doubles he must have been getting hit pretty hard. David Pfeiffer picked up for Withrow and allowed a couple of runs, but the good news is that Javier Solano threw 1.1 perfect innings. At the plate Dee Gordon went 3 for 4 with an RBI and stole his 41st base of the season. Nobody else had more than 1 hit, although Kyle Russell did double.
High A – The 66ers lost at home in extra innings on Thursday 5 to 4, with Matt Sartor picking up the loss in his 3rd inning of relief. No other pitchers in this game were worth writing about. Despite the loss, Inland Empire actually had 13 hits. Alfredo Silverio and Austin Gallagher had 3 hits each, and Pedro Baez went 2 for 6 with an RBI. Steven Caseres also drove home a couple of runs.
A – The Loons mighty offense was shut down on Thursday as they lost on the road to the Whitecaps 6 to 0. Great Lakes managed just 7 singles in the game, with 2 each by Nick Buss and Brian Ruggiano. Starter Josh Wall did OK, allowing 8 hits and 4 runs, but with the offense MIA it obviously wasn’t good enough. J.B. Paxson allowed the final 2 runs of the game in his inning of work.
Rookie Ogden – Antonio Castillo allowed just 1 run in 5 innings, Andrew Pevsner threw a perfect inning, and Shawn Tolleson struck out 3 in the 9th for the save as Ogden picked up a 3 to 2 victory. Jake Lemmermann had a big game at the plate, going 4 for 4 with 2 doubles and stealing his 3rd base of the season. Both Leon Landry and Nick Akins also had multi-hit games, Landry collecting 2 singles and Akins getting 3.
Rookie Arizona – After James Baldwin hit a game tying double in the 9th, the Arizona Dodgers won on a walk-off walk to Chance Gilmore. Besides Baldwin, the other Dodgers to have a good day at the plate was shortstop Alexis Aguilar who went 3 for 4. Bolivar Medina, who was the starting pitcher for the Dodgers on Thursday, was relatively impressive as he struck out 7 batters in just 4 innings. He did allow 5 hits and 2 runs, but both were unearned. The 6’11” Chris Handke and soon to be birthday boy Joel Lima pitched the final 2 frames and did not give up a hit.
DSL – Postponed