Today May 9th is my birthday so I decided to treat myself to a minor league baseball game. So I attended the Tennessee Smokies (AA-Cubs) vs. Birmingham Barons (AA-White Sox). It was your typical windy city rivalry just the minor league addition. The series its self has been a great one to see. Thought the Barons have won each of the first 3 games the today and yesterday have been great games. The first game the Barons took in 5 innings 16-0 rain cut the game short, in the 2nd game the team made up for the innings lost the night before. They played 14 innings and the Barons took the W with a 12-11 win. I am going to start off by breaking down the top prospects that played in todays game and then we will move to todays game.
SP Alberto Cabrera: 4.2 IP, 6 ER, 13 Hits, 3 BB, 5 SO.
RP Trey McNutt: 1.2 IP, 1 Hit, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.
SS Arismendy Alcantara: 4 ABs, 1 Hit, 1 SO, 1 SB
The Barons had showcased 4 of the White Sox top prospects #5 prospect Keenyn Walker, #12 prospect Andy Wilkins, #14 prospect Marcus Semien, and #19 prospect Kevin Vance. The Barons are a very impressive team and have put on the runs every game they have played vs. the Smokies. and they continued to put them up this game.
RF Keenyn Walker: 6 ABs, 2 Hits, 4 SO, 1 SB
DH Andy Wilkins: 5 ABs, 2 Hits, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, and 1 2B
2B Marcus Semien: 4 AB, 1 R, 1 Hit, 1 SO and 1 BB.
RP Kevin Vance: 2 IP, 2 Hits, 1 ER, 1 SO
If I had to pick a Offensive Player of the Game it would be Barons 1B Dan Black in 33 games he has 33 RBI's which is beyond impressive. He puts the bat on the ball very good and is just all around impressive.