Minor Details: Games of June 12

Byron Buxton appears ready, at least at the plate.  The Wind Surge wins in an extra inning.  Wander Javier stays hot.  Brent Headrick and two relievers lead the Mighty Mussels.


Leading 5-4, the Saints scored four in the sixth to put it out of reach.  Byron Buxton hit a two-run double in the inning.

Batting star:  Tomas Telis was 3-for-4 with a home run (his fourth), two runs, and three RBIs.

Pitching stars:  Ian Hamilton struck out three in 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up two hits.  Danny Coulombe pitched a scoreless inning, walking one and striking out one.

Opposition stars:  Emmanuel Rivera was 2-for-3 with a home run (his eighth), a walk, two runs, and two RBIs.  Ryan McBroom was 2-for-4.  Sebastian Rivero was 2-for-4.

Starter:  Andrew Albers pitched 5.1 innings, giving up four runs on seven hits and no walks and striking out five.

Good stats:  Buxton is batting .556.  Hamilton has an ERA of 1.23.  Coulombe has an ERA of 2.08.

Bad stats:  Keon Broxton was 1-for-3 and is batting .168.  Damek Tomscha was 0-for-4 and is batting .183.  Derek Law gave up one run in one inning and has an ERA of 5.79.  Albers has an ERA of 7.03

Record:  The Saints are 17-18, in fourth place in the AAA East-Central, 7.5 games behind Omaha.


Aaron Whitefield's sacrifice fly brought home the go-ahead run.

Batting stars:  Peter Mooney was 1-for-4 with a home run, his second.  Whitefield was 1-for-2 with a walk and three RBIs.

Pitching stars:  Austin Schulfer struck out five in 4.2 innings, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk.  Jovani Moran struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up one hit and two walks.  Ryan Mason struck out two in 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up two walks.  Zach Neff retired all five men he faced, striking out three.

Opposition stars:  Hunter Feduccia was 2-for-3 with a walk.  Devin Mann was 2-for-5 with a double.  Ryan Pepiot struck out eight in five shutout innings, giving up no hits and one walk.

Good stats:  Ernie De La Trinidad was 1-for-4 and is batting .302.  Moran has an ERA of 0.77.  Neff has an ERA of 2.08.

Bad stats:  Leobaldo Cabrera is 0-for-8 as he begins at AA and is batting zero.  Mooney is batting .168.  Schulfer has an ERA of 5.28.

Record:  The Wind Surge is 19-16, in second place in the AA Central-North, 2.5 games behind Tulsa.


The Kernels took the lead with two in the fourth and never trailed.

Batting stars:  Seth Gray was 3-for-4.  Michael Helman was 2-for-4 with a double.  Alex Isola was 2-for-4.  Wander Javier was 2-for-5 with a two-run homer (his fourth) and two runs.  Trey Cabbage was 2-for-5.

Pitching stars:  Ben Gross struck out five in four shutout innings, giving up three hits and four walks.  Zach Featherstone struck out five in 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up two walks.  Melvi Acosta retired all four men he faced, striking out one.

Opposition star:  Ricky Aracena was 2-for-3 with a walk.

Good stats:  None.

Bad stats:  Chris Williams was 0-for-4 and is batting .081.

Record:  The Kernels are 17-18, tied for third place in the High-A Central-West, 4.5 games behind Quad Cities.


The game's only run scored in the ninth inning on a ground out.

Batting star:  Aaron Sabato was 1-for-2 with two walks.

Pitching stars:  Brent Headrick struck out eight in five shutout innings, giving up three hits and two walks.  Osiris German struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up a walk.  Denny Bentley struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up a walk.

Opposition stars:  Edward Cabrera struck out eight in three shutout innings, giving up two hits and no walks.  M. D. Johnson struck out six in 5.1 innings, giving up one run on two hits and seven walks.

Good stats:  Edouard Julien was 0-for-4 and is batting .301.

Bad statsCharles Mack was 0-for-2 and is batting .162.  Willie Joe Garry, Jr. was 1-for-4 and is batting .165.  Nick Anderson was 1-for-4 and is batting .167.  Misael Urbina was 1-for-3 and is batting .172.  Sabato is batting .185.  Ruben Santana was 0-for-4 and is batting .194.

Record:  The Mighty Mussles are 20-16, in third place in the Low-A Southeast-West, six games behind Tampa.