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Minor League Update 4/10/2008

Jon Weisman solves the mystery of Raglani and Dunlap

 Vegas wins 6 - 2 behind Meloan who did much better in his 2nd start as he lasted six innings this time, punching out six in the process. Terry Tiffee is on fire as he collected 3 more hits and his robust average now sits at .613 and he holds a 90 point lead in the PCL batting average derby. Tiffee was once a decent Twin prospect and got some time with them from 2004 - 2006 but failed to impress. The Dodgers invited him to cap this spring on a NRI and he is in AAA for insurance. He is more along the lines of Phil Hiatt then Jones or Lindsey since Hiatt also saw some time in the bigs and a was failed KC prospect at 3rd base while Jones or Lindsey never have spent a day on a major league roster.

 The Suns lost 2 - 0 in Clayton Kershaw's 2nd start. He was limited to 75 pitches but managed eight strikeouts in five innings. According to Jon Weisman's report noted above, DeJon Watson has stated that both McDonald and Kershaw will see the number of pitches allowed increased with their next start.

InLand Empire lost a slugest 11 - 10as everyone got beat up on. Actually it was a walkfest for Inland Empire as they received 10 free passes. Free passes was not the problem for our pitching, it was lousy pitching. Bastardo was the main culprit in giving up 5 runs in 2 innings but supplemental pick Adkins also failed to impress. On the plus side the offense came alive which is not surprising as the weather is warming up. Josh Bell and Carlos Santana lead the attack by getting on base 7 times in 10 at bats. Jamie Pedroza cashed in 3 of those baserunners and looks to be heating up.

Great Lakes game was postponed due to rain. At least it wasn't snow.