Rick Hahn spoke to reporters before the start of the homestand on Tuesday. The big news was the end of Micker Adolfo‘s season, but I’ll get into that in a separate post.
In other news:
*Eloy Jimenez‘s recovery from his adductor strain is going well. He should be back in seven to 10 days.
*Ryan Cordell is set to begin his rehab stint in the Arizona Rookie League as he tries to come back from a broken collarbone.
*Nick Madrigal (hamstring) and Steele Walker (oblique) are out of action due to injuries they played through in the College World Series.
Mississippi 3, Birmingham 1
- Joel Booker homered, singled and struck out twice.
- Luis Alexander Basabe went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Nicky Delmonico was 0-for-3 with a walk.
- Zack Collins and Alex Call both were 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Danny Mendick, 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Bernardo Flores is 4-fo-4 in strong starts: 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP, 1 WP
Salem 8, Winston-Salem 4
- Luis Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with a strikeout.
- Laz Rivera, 0-for-4.
- Blake Rutherford went 2-for-4.
- Gavin Sheets was 1-for-2 with a walk and an HBP.
- Ti’Quan Forbes, 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Blake Battenfield: 5 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 3 HR, 1 WP
- Tyler Johnson: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Great Falls 6, Orem 1
- Corey Zangari went 2-for-4 with two homers and a strikeout.
- Maiker Feliz was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Gunnar Troutwine, 0-for-3 with a walk.
AZL Mariners 2, AZL White Sox 1
- Camilo Quinteiro went 2-for-4 with a stolen base.
- Cabera Weaver was 1-for-4 with a double.
- Luis Mieses went 1-for-4.
- Lency Delgado was 0-for-4 with a K.
- Anthony Coronado went 1-for-3.
- Anderson Comas also was 1-for-3, with a strikeout.
- Brayan Herrera: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
- Felix Mercedes: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K
Flores! Zangari! Woo! My dibs are coming home to roost.
But seriously, it’s nice to see the minor guys doing well while the big league club flounders.
While everyone is expecting the future rotation to be Kopech, Giolito, Lopez, Cease, Dunning, it will be quite ironic when the future playoff rotation is Stephens, Adams, Flores, Lambert, and McClure.
(Alec Hansen makes scary face…)
Flores is 14/16 in quality starts this year between A+ and AA. Hopefully he turns into another Sox success story of developing effective, if not overpowering, lefty starters.
Timely report from Longenhagen today after Flores came up the other day:
Sox must bubble wrap all remaining prospects and place them in storage until next March.
DO NOT allow Pilkington to report to an affiliate.
I just want K. Pilkington to make it so I can make Karl Pilkington jokes
Yes! I said the same thing when they drafted him.
If we can’t make a starting outfield out of Jimenez, Adolfo, Rutherford, Robert, Basabe, Gonzales etc. I am going to be very sad