The Good: Michael Ryan clubbed two doubles on the night. He’s currently hitting .368 for the Bees. Mark Trumbo (.311) went 1-3 with a walk and RBI.
The Bad: Francisco Rodriguez gave up four runs in two innings of work and has posted a 7.59 ERA to date. The other Rodriguez, Fernando, who was the best reliever in the Texas League last season posting a 1.28 ERA in 28 games, has given up 17 hits and 10 runs in 10 innings of work for the Bees.
The Noteworthy: Trevor Reckling starts tonight against Sacramento. This will be a good test for Trevor as the Oakland A’s Triple-A affiliate is a good hitting club.
The Bad: It has been a tough start to the 2010 season for third baseman Jay Brossman who is hitting just .127 on the season. Brossman went 0-4 on Tuesday with two strikeouts.
The Noteworthy: Ryan Braiser who pitched a no hitter in his last start is getting roughed up this morning against Tulsa. Braiser has given up six runs on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings of work.
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
The Good: Outfielder Angel Castillo went 1-3 on the night, hitting his 2nd home run of the season. Both Roberto Lopez (.379) and Alexi Amarista (.375) had a knock each. Andrew Taylor and Jose Perez both pitched two scoreless innings a piece.
The Bad: Manaurys Correa (0-4) was torched, giving up five runs on eight hits in just 3 1/3 innings of work.
The Noteworthy: Japanese catcher Ikko Sumi (.308) started in just his third game of the season and had a hit in three at bats.
Cedar Rapids Kernels
The Good: Mike Trout notched a hit and a walk in five trips to the plate, stealing his 14th base of the season. Jean Segura, Eric Oliver and Casey Haerther had two hits a piece.
The Bad: Garrett Richards fanned six through six and 2/3 innings, but he also gave up five runs on eight hits.
The Noteworthy: Fabio Mesa Martinez (3.98) takes the hill tonight against the Peoria Chiefs fresh off his combined no hitter effort last Friday.
*Prospect of the Day: Andrew Romine, SS Arkansas Travelers & Tim Kiely, SP Arkansas Travelers