This is something new this year, but we’re going to call it Patreon Preview Monday (this is being posted late Sunday). While I absolutely do make money from the advertisements on the site, the amount can fluctuate wildly, even if the same number of people show up each month. The support over on Patreon gives me a much better idea of what will be coming in.
Each morning throughout the season those who support the site through Patreon get an email with game notes, and a rundown of how the Top 25 prospects performed the night before. If that sounds like something that’s for you, check it out (click that orange Patreon banner just above this text). If not, well that’s alright, too. Here’s what was emailed to everyone for the games played on Sunday, and is similar to the kinds of things they get every day during the year. For those of you who are signed up already, the biggest of thanks.
The Bats lost 2-1 on Sunday, falling to 9-17 on the season. Box Score
- Blake Trahan went 1-3 with 2 walks.
- Brandon Dixon went 3-5 with a stolen base. He’s hitting .329 on the season and has 7 steals.
- DJ Peterson went 1-4 with a solo home run. It was his first home run of the year.
- Robert Stephenson allowed 2 runs in 7.0 innings with 2 walks and 9 strikeouts. He threw 102 pitches with 70 strikes, and had 1 ground out and 8 fly outs. both of his runs came on a 2-run home run in the 6th inning.
- Zach Neal threw a perfect inning.
Nick Senzel tweeted out before the game that he was feeling better and was going to go through a normal routine on Monday and get ready to play.
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
The Blue Wahoos won 9-7 on Sunday, moving to 13-17 on the season. Box Score
- Shed Long went 1-5 with a double and 2 runs scored.
- Luis Gonzalez went 2-5 with a run scored and an RBI.
- Josh VanMeter went 2-5 with 2 doubles, a run, and he had 3 RBI. He’s hitting .281/.409/.427 on the season in 28 games played with 11 extra-base hits and 20 walks.
- Gabby Guerrero went 2-5 with a triple, home run, 2 runs, and 2 RBI. The home run was his 2nd of the year.
- Brian O’Grady went 2-3 with a walk, steal, run, and he had an RBI. Over the last 10 games he’s hitting .321 with 4 home runs, 2 doubles, and 6 walks.
- Taylor Sparks went 2-3 with a walk and a double.
- Carlos Navas threw 2.2 shutout innings with a walk.
- Rafael De Paula threw a hitless inning with a walk and a strikeout. He lowered his ERA to 2.51 on the season.
- Alex Powers threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts.
The Tortugas were postponed on Sunday afternoon. The game will be made up in June 1st on the road in Lakeland.
The Dragons lost 9-8 on Sunday evening, falling to 15-12 on the season. Box Score
- Jeter Downs went 2-5 with a steal and he scored 2 runs. He’s now stolen 12 bases on the season.
- Narciso Crook went 2-5 with 2 steals and a run scored. He’s hitting .262/.342/.492 on the season for the Dragons.
- Michael Beltre went 1-5 with a run scored and 2 RBI.
- Stuart Fairchild went 2-4 with a walk, a steal, run scored, and he had 3 RBI. He’s hitting .302/.410/.448 with 9 steals in 10 attempts this year.
- John Sansone went 2-5 with a triple, a steal, a run scored, and he had 2 RBI.
- Hendrik Clementina went 1-2 with 3 walks. He’s hitting .390/.479/.814 with 10 walks and 12 extra-base hits in 18 games this year.
- Jose Garcia went 1-4 with an RBI.
- Cory Thompson threw 2.0 perfect innings with 4 strikeouts. He has a 1.76 ERA in 15.1 innings with 2 walks and 15 strikeouts.
The Dragons were leading 8-4 heading into the bottom of the 6th, but Clinton scored a run in the 6th, three more in the 7th, and hit a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the 9th to end the Dayton winning streak at 6 games.
Top 25 Prospect Rundown
|5||Jesse Winker||MLB||0-4, BB, run, RBI.|
|8||Shed Long||AA||1-5, 2B, 2 runs.|
|11||Jeter Downs||A||2-5, steal, 2 runs.|
|12||Jose Garcia||A||1-4, RBI.|
|13||Stuart Fairchild||A||2-4, BB, run, 3 RBI, steal, K.|
|14||Miles Gordon||A||0-3, run, BB, K.|
|18||Aristides Aquino||AA||0-3, BB, run, K.|
|20||Miguel Hernandez||Ext ST||DNP|
5/7 Game Preview
|Team||1st half||2nd half||Time (ET)||Probable||Box Score||Listen Live||Watch Live|