The Good: Peter Bourjos (.270) is heating up, clubbing a home run on Friday and another one on Sunday, giving him four on the season. Bourjos also tripled (7) on Sunday and stolen five bases in his last ten games, giving him 12 on the season. Hank Conger had three hits out of seven at bats over the weekend. Conger has 24 walks vs. 25 strikeouts, boasting a solid .373 on base percentage. Michael Kohn pitched two scoreless innings of relief work on Sunday, striking out three and earning his second win since being promoted to Triple-A.
The Bad: After a hot week from Trumbo approaching the weekend, the slugging first baseman didn’t help his cause for a promotion to the big leagues after going 0-10 with four strikeouts over the weekend. Trevor Reckling gave up 11 earned runs on eight hits, six walks in just 3 1/3 innings. Reckling’s ERA is sitting right at 7.99.
Noteworthy: In his first start of the season, reliever Fernando Rodriguez went a solid six innings, giving up no runs, while giving up just two hits and a walk. Rodriguez struck out seven. Rodriguez last start was back in 2008, as he was converted to a reliever going into the 2009 season.
The Good: Jeremy Moore had a solid weekend, going 8-14 with four runs driven in. Jeremy Moore is hitting .419 over his last ten games. Jordan Walden (4.13, 24 K’s, 24 innings) pitched two scoreless innings on Friday, striking out two. Tim Kiely (4.42) struck out eight batters over six innings on eight innings. Kiely didn’t allow a walk and gave up four runs.
The Bad: The Travelers lost three out of four games over the weekend, including a doubleheader on Friday. After hitting .342 in the California League, while sporting a .952 OPS, Roberto Lopez (.071) has just four hits in 42 at bats with the Travelers.
Noteworthy: The recently signed veteran Daniel Cabrera pitched a scoreless inning of relief over the weekend. He walked one and gave up one hit.
The Good: Tyler Chatwood pitched a gem on Friday. Chatwood (1.67) pitched eight scoreless inning, striking out six, while walking none. Besides just giving up just three hits, Chatwood gave up no walks and 11 of his 16 outs were ground ball outs.Gabe Jacobo (.311) clubbed another home run, his 8th, while driving in six runs over the weekend. Tyson Auer may be old for High-A ball, but he’s as hot as any player in the minors right now. Auer stole five bases over the weekend, giving him a minor league leading 36 on the season. Auer is hitting .475 over his last ten games. 1B/LF Eric Oliver went 4-4 on Saturday, raising his average to .317.
The Bad: Alexi Amarista went just 1-12 over the weekend, lowering his batting average down to .321. Pat Corbin gave up four runs over five innings on Sunday, the second start in a row in which Corbin gave up four runs.
Noteworthy: Jeremy Berg was promoted from Cedar Rapids Kernels to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes over the weekend. The MWL All-Star sported a 1.17 ERA and four saves while with the Kernels.
The Good: Garrett Richards (3.08) gave up just one hit, no runs in six innings of work. Richards walked none and struck out four. Mike Trout (.364) went 3-9 with two doubles, two walks and stole his 32nd base of the season.
The Bad: Casey Haerther (.324) who topped our Prospect Hotlist going into the weekend, went just 1-8 Friday and Saturday.
Noteworthy: Young-Il Jung took the roster spot of Jeremy Berg and should work out of the bullpen to start his 2010 campaign.
Prospect of the Weekend: Tyler Chatwood, SP RC Quakes