It was a clean sweep for our three farm teams in action, and one other was swept out of action by bad weather and bad schedule making.
Great days were had by a non-prospect; the other piece of the Hobbs trade; a second-rounder and former top-6 prospect; and one of the three Texas boys we drafted in the first round from 2004-2006. To find out which one, hit the jump.
- Justin Lehr had another terrific start, shutting out Pawtucket over seven innings as the Bats won 3-1.
Jay Bruce was 1 for 4 and extended his hit streak to seven games; Jerry
Hairston Jr. was 1 for 1 with two walks and extended his hit streak to
eight games; and Jolbert Cabrera was 2 for 3 and extended his hit
streak to eight games. The Bats (7-3) also moved into a first-place tie
in the International League West with Indianapolis as Toledo lost.
If you're curious, Lehr (pronounced LEER) is a 30-year-old righty with an 87 mph fastball, although he started the AAA All-Star Game last year for the PCL.
- Chattanooga beat Birmingham 5-4 on a walk-off single in the 11th.
Josh Roenicke blew a save (though he struck out four in 1.2 innings),
and Danny Ray Herrera (remember? the other guy we got for Josh Hamilton?)
got the win. He hasn't allowed a run in five appearances (10.2
Sarasota beat up on Tampa 10-0. Drew Stubbs was 4 for 5 with four singles and four runs and Juan
Francisco, Drew Heisey, Chris Valaika, Sean Henry and Carson Kainer
all had two hits. In nearly a mirror of his first start, Travis Wood
went five innings, allowing four hits and two walks and striking out six. I'd love to see a couple more of those starts from the 21-year-old second-rounder.
- The Dayton doubleheader against the Timber Rattlers snowed out after Friday's game rained out. They'll try another doubleheader today. April home games in Wisconsin: bad idea.