Minor league starting pitchers sometimes have jobs on the days they don’t pitch, jobs that might be filled by coaches in the majors, and one of those jobs is keeping track of the pitches in that particular game. That’s not a job that can be done from the dugout, since sometimes you can’t tell what a pitch is from that angle.
So, sometimes pitchers on their off days are hanging out somewhere off the field, behind home plate, with a clipboard. And sometimes that’s not the place to be, as Pelicans starter Tyson Miller has discovered more than once.
— Tyson Miller (@Tyson_Miller07) May 14, 2018
Triple A: Iowa Cubs
Iowa was rained out.
- Duncan Robinson: 5 IP, 7 R (5 ER), 12 H, 1 BB, 5 K
- Tommy Nance: 1.2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
- Craig Brooks: 1.1 IP, 2 K
- Dakota Mekkes: 2 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K
- Daury Torrez: 2 IP, 2 BB
- Charcer Burks: 1 for 5, BB
- Trent Giambrone: 1 for 6, HR
- Jason Vosler: 1 for 5, 2B, BB
- Yasiel Balaguert: 2 for 6, 2B
- Jeffrey Baez: 1 for 2, 3B
- Will Remillard: 2 for 3
- Trey Martin: 1 for 4, 2B
- Keegan Thompson: 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 7 K
- Jordan Minch: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K
- Tyler Peyton: 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 K
- Vimael Machin: 0 for 2, 3 BB
- Tyler Alamo: 1 for 3, 2 BB
- Kevonte Mitchell: 1 for 4, 2B
- Connor Myers: 0 for 2, 2 BB
Low A: South Bend Cubs
South Bend had the day off.
- Mekkes allowed two singles in the tenth inning (after getting three quick outs in the ninth), and that was the end of his 0.00 ERA after ten appearances. Now he has a 0.59 ERA. On the scale of awesomeness, that’s still pretty awesome.
- As a result of drawing twelve walks, Myrtle Beach was able to score eight runs despite having just four hits.
- In case you missed it over the weekend, in Saturday’s Daily I took my first look at what the Cubs might do in the first round of the June draft.