Down on the Farm / Minors

Down on the Farm

Minor League Player of the Day: Jaren Matthews (AZL Reds) 2-4, 2 homeruns, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI


Louisville 11 – Charlotte 2

Leading 3-2 going to the 9th inning, the Bats tacked on a few insurance runs (or 8).  The Bats pounded out 4 homeruns, including Juan Francisco’s 3rd, Zack Cozart’s 14th, Wladimir Balentien’s 14th, and Wilkin Castillo’s 8th of the season.  Francisco, Cozart, and Castillo had 2 hits each.  Yonder Alonso went 4-5 with a run scored.

Matt Maloney pitched 6 innings, allowing 1 unearned run on 3 hits and a walk while striking out 3.  Maloney improved to 7-5 on the season and now has a 3.26 ERA in Louisville.  Russ Springer pitched a scoreless inning of relief, allowing only 1 hit.  Aroldis Chapman gave up a hit and a walk in .2 innings pitched.  One of 3 Louisville errors led to an unearned run charged to Chapman.


Chattanooga 8 – Carolina 1

Kris Negron went 2-4 and pitcher Scott Carroll went 2-2 with a double and a run scored.

Unfortunately, Carroll was better at the dish than he was on the mound.  Scott gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and 5 walks in 6 innings pitched to pick up the loss and drop to 2-5 on the season.

High A

Frederick 6 – Lynchburg 3

Brodie Greene scored twice and drove in a run thanks to a 2-3 game.  Jose Gualdron and Cody Puckett each went 2-4 with 2 singles in the game.

Andrew Bowman pitched 2.1 innings of relief, striking out all 5 batters he faced.


The game between Dayton and Burlington was rained out.  According to the Dayton site on, since the two teams do not play again this season, the game has been canceled and will not be made up.


Billings 8 – Casper 0

Devin Lohman went 2-4 with a double, run scored, and an RBI.  Trey Manz was also 2-4.  Manz also scored a run.  Oliver Santos was only 1-4, but had a triple, 2 runs scored and drove in 2 RBI.

Daniel Corcino pitched 5 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits and walking 1 while striking out 2.  The win was his first of the season, giving him a 1-2 overall record.  Relievers Ryan Smith and Blaine Howell allowed only 1 more hit and struck out 6 to preserve the shutout.

AZL Reds 8 –  AZL Indians 5

Jeff Taylor went 1-3, but scored twice and hit his 1st homerun of the season.  He also drove in 2 RBI.  Our player of the day, Jaren Matthews, hit his first two homeruns of the season.

5 thoughts on “Down on the Farm

  1. Balentien’s overall numbers are not good. He has power but his average is low and his OBS is garbage.

  2. Still, I think Balentien would have some value as a throw in piece to a trade, particularly to an AL team. He is now completely blocked here, barring a trade or implosion by Heisney, Stubbs or Bruce.

  3. Yes, AL teams love power hitters who bat .220 at AAA. You guys do realize he cleared waivers earlier this year and that was after showing some bright flashes last season with the big league club…his value has declined ever since.

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