Farm Notes – 4.26.06
Posted by Jason A. Churchill on April 26, 2006
Ryan Feierabend is tossing a gem at the Arkansas Travelers as I type, giving up just two hits and striking out four through five innings.
Angels' top prospect Brandon Wood has had no luck against Feierabend, fanning twice, both swining.
Update: Wood took Feierabend deep in the sixth on a changeup away. He left it up and Wood put a good swing on it, but it was wind-aided or it may have simply been an RBI double.
The runs are both unearned due to an error by Jesus Guzman. Feierabend finished the inning but is done for the night.
6IP, 3H, 2R, 0ER, 1BB, 6K – 4.22 ERA
The Tacoma Rainiers are off tonight but take on one of the most stacked rosters in the minors over the weekend. Francisco Cruceta takes on Salt Lake and their plethora of offensive prospects on Friday.
Asdrubal Cabrera's return to the lineup last night went about as well as it could. The 20-year-old went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI, including the game-tying single in the bottom of the ninth.
Shin-soo Choo is on fire and it's not a mirage. He's the subject of next Tuesday's Prospect Spotlight.
My Farm Report in the Seattle P-I was printed today. The two stories included a mini feature on Mark Lowe and Stephen Kahn and a feature on the role of the Rainiers.
According to M's minor league pitching coordinator Pat Rice, Lowe is sitting 91-96 with his fastball and Kahn has been 93-97.