Sorry for the delay, but 4:30 a.m. wake up call and early flight = sleepy time.
Kalian Sams can hit home runs. He has raw power. He's not going to hit for a high average. He's not a great defender, but he can hit the ball a long ways when he makes contact. Sams is slugging .619, but his OBP is .229. He hit two homers yesterday for Class A High Desert and drove in four runs, but the Mavericks still lost 14-6. Lefty Jon Hesketh gave up three homers for High Desert.
The Rainiers lost a wild one against Reno, falling 13-12. Luke French got knocked around pretty good on a windy night. Former Rainier David Winfree won the game for the Aces, hitting a two-run homer off of Josh Lueke.
Double A Jackson held off a late rally and prevailed 6-5 over Chattanooga. Luis Jimenez had three hits for the Generals.