The All Star games for the Southern League (featuring some Tennessee Smokies) and the Midwest League (featuring some South Bend Cubs) are both today, as is the All Star Game between the California League and the Carolina League (featuring some Myrtle Beach Pelicans). The Southern League and Midwest League games will be on MiLB.tv, but I do not see a listing for the High A game. The easiest place to find the feeds for those games is probably to just hit the master listing for MiLB.tv. The Midwest League starts at 8:05 PM ET, and the Southern League a few minutes later at 8:30 PM ET.
The final list of All Stars for the farm system looks like this.
From Tennessee we have Paul Blackburn, Juan Paniagua, Tyler Skulina, Victor Caratini, and Chesny Young. Jeimer Candelario and Mark Zagunis were both originally named to the team, but have since been promoted to Triple A.
Iowa’s All Star Game will be later in the summer, during the major league All Star break.
- Rob Zastryzny: 6 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 1 BB, 7 K
- Armando Rivero: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
- John Andreoli: 2 for 3, 2 2B, BB
- Matt Murton: 2 for 4
- Jeimer Candelario: 1 for 2, 2B, 3 BB
- Kristopher Negron: 2 for 4, 2B
- Cael Brockmeyer: 1 for 3, 2B, BB
Double A: Tennessee Smokies
Tennessee is off for the All Star break.
High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Myrtle Beach is off for the All Star break.
Low A: South Bend Cubs
South Bend is off for the All Star break.
- Manuel Rondon: 5 IP, 1 H, 4 K
- Michael Knighton: 4 IP, 2 H, 3 K
- Andruw Monasterio: 1 for 4, HR
- Tyler Payne: 2 for 4, 2B, 3B
- Yeiler Peguero: 2 for 4, 2B
- Aaron Crow: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
- Erling Moreno: 5 IP, 3 R (2 ER), 6 H, 3 K
- Yapson Gomez: 3 IP, 2 K
- Luis Ayala: 3 for 5, HR
- Jhonny Bethencourt: 0 for 2, 2 BB, SB
- Gustav Polanco: 2 for 4
- Kevin Zamudio: 1 for 4, HR
- The ejections in the Iowa game, if you were wondering, were both on the Redbird side. Randal Grichuk and his manager were tossed following Grichuk’s at bat in the seventh.
- Ian Happ has been named the Carolina League Player of the Week for the second time this season. He earned that honor with a .520/.571/.960 line for the week.
- The potential for a Happ promotion has been widely discussed lately, and while it isn’t impossible, there are good reasons to keep him in Myrtle Beach a bit longer. Tennessee has an everyday second baseman who is playing well in Chesny Young for one thing, and Happ is still working on his own game at second for another. The bat could probably stand to move up, but the Cubs are in no hurry to rush him to the majors, so they may be willing to give him some extra time to build experience with the glove.