Class AAA Tacoma
Tacoma has dealt with its share of weather issues this year. Usually it’s been rain and cold. But on Saturday night, it was a wind storm in Las Vegas that suspended their game in the top of the eighth inning with the score tied at 5-5. They will resume the game today. Nick Franklin was 3-for-3 with a three-run homer in the game.
Here’s Mike Curto’s daily blog post … He also details the minor league signing of veteran right-hander Mike MacDougal. MacDougal, 37, is 18-23 with a 4.00 ERA (175 ER, 394.0 IP) in 407 games (3 GS) during his 12-year Major League career with Kansas City (2001-06), Chicago-AL (2006-09), Washington (2009), St. Louis (2010) and Los Angeles-NL (2011-12). He has spent the last 2 season pitching in the Independent Leagues with Lehigh Valley and Louisville in 2013 and Camden in 2014. This a depth signing for the Rainiers, who are dealing with some injury issues.
Rainiers game notes … RAINIERS GAME INFORMATION_05.11.2014
Class AA Jackson
The Generals lost 10-6 as their pitchers gave up 18 hits to the Tennessee Smokies. Designated hitter Daniel Paolini hit a grand slam in the loss for Jackson. The Generals did get some good news as right-hander Victor Sanchez has been activated from the disabled list. Sanchez, 19, was put on the DL on April 16 with right forearm tightness. Sanchez is rated the No. 7 prospect in the M’s organization by Baseball America. Shipers made the start on Saturday night and never made it out of the second inning, giving up two runs on five hits. This season with Jackson he is 0-3, with a 7.71 ERA (16 ER/18.2 IP), 9 strikeouts and 17 walk.
Generals game notes … pending.
Class A High Desert
The Mavericks lost 12-5 t0 Lancaster as the Jethawks top three hitters combined to go 12-for-17 and drive in eight runs. Jabari Henry and Dario Pizzano had two hits each int he loss for the Mavs.
Class A Clinton
The LumberKings lost 8-6 in 11 innings. Down 6-2 early, they tied it in the eighth (that’s what they do), but gave up two in the 11th. Recap … 5.10.14 Game Recap
I also wrote my Sunday notebook on Clinton’s crazy comeback and what’s been like since then. It’s always enjoyable talking with Scott Steinmann. Also outfielder Austin Wilson is back after missing a few days with an achilles injury.
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