On a night when runs were plentiful across the farm system, it was Tennessee third baseman Jason Vosler who had the best night of them all. Entering the game with one home run and a season slugging percentage of .320, he homered in three straight at bats to lift his SLG nearly two hundred points to a night ending .509.
If Vosler’s name sounds familiar, it might be because you read about him here roughly a month ago. As discussed then, the key question for Vosler in 2017 is his power. If he returns to his 2015 levels of slugging, he is in very good shape. If he stays at his lower 2016 levels, that is not good news.
One game is only one game, but considering his home run total for April 26 matched his home run total for 2016, I’d say he’s moving in the right direction this season.
Triple A: Iowa Cubs
Iowa had the night off.
- Jen-Ho Tseng: 6 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 6 H, 3 BB, 2 K
- Charcer Burks: 3 for 5, 2B
- Jacob Hannemann: 2 for 5
- Ian Rice: 1 for 5, 2B
- Yasiel Balaguert: 2 for 4, 2B, BB
- Jason Vosler: 3 for 5, 3 HR
- Ryan Kellogg: 5 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 4 K
- Casey Bloomquist: 4 IP, 2 H, 4 K
- Carlos Sepulveda: 1 for 4, BB
- Bryant Flete: 2 for 4
- Trent Giambrone: 2 for 4
- Eddy Martinez: 2 for 4
- Jesse Hodges: 2 for 4, 2B, HR
- Jose Paulino: 4 IP, 7 R (5 ER), 6 H, 4 BB, 2 K
- Zack Short: 2 for 3, 2B, 3B, 3 BB, SB
- Vimael Machin: 3 for 5, 2B, HR
- Wladimir Galindo: 1 for 6, 2B
- Chris Pieters: 2 for 4, 2 BB
- Kevonte Mitchell: 4 for 6, HR
- Tyler Payne: 1 for 4, 2B, 2 BB
- Luis Ayala: 2 for 4, 3B, BB
- The World Series celebrations travel to Iowa on Friday. Starting at 6:45 PM CT, the ring ceremony for those Iowa players and staff members so honored will take place on the field. Seats in Iowa are right on top of the field, so if you get there early you should get a pretty nice view of the stacks o’ diamonds as they are being handed out.
- The wind in South Bend was blowing out to left at an official 17 MPH.
- If you believe Dylan Cease via Twitter, the homer hit by Kevonte Mitchell was a monster. Cease lists it at 501 feet. And, without any video to contradict that … 501 feet it is!
- We do have video of the solo homer hit by Jesse Hodges for the Pelicans.