Yesterday’s minor league highlights and today’s recommended reading
It is Sunday Funday, Minor League Ball friends! Before we get to your daily fix of Minor League Baseball, let’s take a look at some of yesterday’s action.
There was a good one in Charlotte last night. Michael Kopech (White Sox) went another six strong innings, striking out just three, and showing he can get in and out of trouble without the timely K. He left up 5-1, but Yankees top prospect Gleyber Torres came alive the late innings. After a bases-loaded clearing double from LJ Mazzilli, Torres did some nice opposite field hitting to drive in the go-ahead run and later doubled two more in for some insurance.
There was a real pitcher’s dual in Daytona yesterday. The Tortugas and Hammerheads combined for 31 runs and 33 hits.
Winston-Salem Dash had a productive eighth inning last night. Joel Booker, Luis Alexander Basabe, Micker Adolfo, and Yermin Mercedes all went yard to erase a five-run deficit.
Dillon Tate continues his strong start. He only went four innings due to a rain delay, but struck out four and walked none behind just one hit. Jhalan Jackson cracked his fifth home run.
Tim Tebow extended his hit streak to three games with his first double of the season. He also extended his strikeout streak to every game this season. He has two or more strikeouts in five of his seven games.
The up-and-down that has become Conner Greene was on full display yesterday. He pitched outstanding, one-hit ball over six innings, striking out eight and walking one while retiring 16 in a row.
Luiz Gohara is set to make his first rehab start, per our friend Kris Willis at Talking Chop.
Check out how the Yankees top prospects did in Pinstriped Prospects Pinstriped Performances.
A good look at the Cubs Oscar De La Cruz at Baseball America.
Yours truly took a look at some DII baseball pitchers who will likely go in the 2018 MLB draft.
And here’s yesterday’s Gameday thread for all of the action.