I'm going to try a new format with the Farm Reports: rather than take up an entire page with them, I'm going to put most of the data in what this blogging program calls the "extended copy." To see it, just click on: "read more."
Let me know what you think of the format change.
NASHVILLE 5, New Orleans 3.
Carolina 3, HUNTSVILLE 0.
Daytona 6, BREVARD COUNTY 1.
Hagerstown 6, WEST VIRGINIA 0.
Hmmm. Next week will be better.
In Nashville, the Sounds improved to 3-1:
Reliever Chad Paronto (2-0) earned his second victory of the year with 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief behind Helling. Jeff Bennett closed out the contest with two hitless innings to earn his first career Triple-A save and second career save overall. Smith (0-1) was tagged with the loss after allowing three runs in his lone inning of work.
Huntsville's looking pretty weak thus far, with just one run in their first four-game series:
Huntsville missed out on scoring opportunities in each of the first three innings, stranding a total of seven base runners. Callix Crabbe doubled with one out in the first and Ben Van Iderstine walked before Nelson Cruz and Tony Zuniga were retired to end the inning. Brandon Gemoll and Jeff Winchester walked and Enrique Cruz was hit by a pitch to load the bases with nobody out in the second before pitcher Glenn Woolard struck out, Tony Gwynn, jr. flied out to shallow left field and Crabbe was called out on strikes. Zuniga walked with two outs in the third and Gemoll followed with a single before Enrique Cruz was called out on strikes to end the inning.
Manatees lost, again, 6-1, with a sole bright spot:
Wrapping up a pretty depressing weekend in the Brewers system, the West Virginia Power isn't hitting either:
Maybe we could, uh, trade for Sanchez? Something? Anything?