It's games like today for the A's that makes a fan like myself obsessed with the minor leagues. Hoping for something better, hoping...hoping.
| Round Rock
Barton 1B: 0-5, SO .203
Cardenas 2B: 1-5, R, RBI
Mazzaro: 5.2 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 BB, 4 SO 3.16 ERA Second straight solid outing in a row. Aside from two back to back rough outings toward the end of April, Mazzaro has been pretty solid.
Midland No Game--Who doesn't play on Saturdays?
| High Desert
Vitters 3B: 2-5, 2 R, 2B, RBI, .346
Johnson RF: 3-4, R, 2B, RBI, BB Was drafted in the 14th round in 2006 out of Southern Miss. Born in Dec. of '84 is having a solid season for the Ports. Todd
Valdez, A 2B: 5-5, 2 R, 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI, .259 Alex has been hot of late, 419 in his last 10. Only had 71 AB last season for the Ports. Tale of two months: batted .058 in April in 52 AB, and .422 in May through 64 AB. Nice turn around.
Carter C: 3-5, RBI, 2 SO .344
Hernandez, C: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, BB, SO 5.31 ERA Gave up no hits in his last start when he went 6 IP, but still has given up 42 H in 40 IP to go along with 18 walks.Not a good whip. Still young--1987.
| Kane County
| Quad Cities
Coleman SS: 0-4, .301. Hitless game, but no Ks. Small victory considering he has 40 Ks in 133 AB. With that many Ks and still batting over .300 is pretty nice.
Desme CF: 1-4, R, 2B, SO
Barfield RF: 0-4 .298
Hornbeck (W, 4-0) 7 IP, 3 H, ER, 10 K 1.24 ERA What a stud so far. Born in '87, drafted out of Kansas State in the 32nd round. Has pitched 36 IP and given up 19 H. That's a .158 BAA. Ohh and he has 47 Ks. He might be in line for a promotion soon.