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Minor League Ball Gameday - Sunday, April 10th

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Welcome to the Gameday! The Columbia Fireflies made history, Joey Gallo left the yard twice, and Francis Martes was nearly unhittable.

The new Columbia Fireflies logo
The new Columbia Fireflies logo
Columbia Fireflies/MiLB.com

Hey there folks, glad you could join me for another edition of the Minor League Ball Gameday. Until we get the kinks worked out of the spreadsheet, I will list the top performers here. That is, unless there is enough support for leaving this section as part of the daily article. Please respond in the poll at the end if you want to keep this feature or not.

Largely unknown RHP Thomas McIlraith, a 2015 20th round pick out of Oklahoma, teamed up with a pair of relievers to deliver the Columbia Fireflies their first no-hitter in team history. Of course, the Fireflies are entering their first year of existence as a Mets affiliate after the Mets left Savannah, GA. In just their third game in team history, McIlraith started it with six no-hit frames followed by two perfect innings by Alex Palsha, and then Johnny Magliozzi shut the door in the ninth. The Fireflies punched out a total of 13 batters while only allowing two runners to reach base all game, both via walks from McIlraith.

As far as top prospects go, Rangers AAA teammates 3B Joey Gallo and RF Nomar Mazara both went deep with Gallo doubling up on the long ball. CF Mallex Smith collected four base knocks while swiping a bag, RHP Francis Martes tossed six one-hit frames, and RHP Jeff Hoffman showed out in one of the Duels of the Day with six shut out frames as well.

Offensive performances of note -

  • SS Ozzie Albies (ATL - AA) - 3/7, R
  • 1B Bobby Bradley (CLE - A+) - 2/3, 2B, R, 3 RBI, 2 BB
  • CF David Dahl (COL - AA) - 2/5, HR, R, 3 RBI, BB, 3 K, SB
  • 1B Sam Travis (BOS - AAA) - 3/7, R, 2 RBI
  • DH Tyler White (HOU - MLB) - 1/2, HR, R, 2 RBI, BB
  • SS Lucius Fox (SF - A) - 2/5, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB

Pitching performances of note -

  • LHP Sean Newcomb (ATL - AA) - 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 5 K
  • RHP Antonio Senzatela (COL - AA) - 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 6 K
  • RHP Grant Holmes (LAD - A+) - 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
  • LHP Tyler Jay (MIN - A+) - 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 7 K
  • LHP Alex Young (AZ - A) - 5 IP 2 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 K
  • LHP Ryan Kellogg (CHC - A) - 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
  • LHP Pedro Payano (TEX - A) - 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 4 BB, 7 K

Today's Schedule

(Probable Starters are as of 1:00 AM EST via MLB.com and MiLB.com)

MLB - American League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Tampa Bay Baltimore 1:35 PM Odorizzi, Jake (0-0, 1.59) Wilson, Tyler (0-0, 0.00)

MLB - National League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Pittsburgh Cincinnati 1:10 PM Locke, Jeff (0-0, -.--) Melville, Tim (0-0, -.--)

AAA - International League (IL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Scranton/WB Rochester 1:35 PM Swarzak, Anthony (0-0, -.--) Berrios, Jose (0-0, -.--)
Louisville Toledo 1:35 PM Reed, Cody (0-0, -.--) Fulmer, Michael (0-0, -.--)
Gwinnett Norfolk 1:05 PM Jenkins, Tyrell (0-0, -.--) Doyle, Terry (0-0, -.--)
Indianapolis Columbus 1:05 PM Glasnow, Tyler (0-0, -.--) Clevinger, Mike (0-0, -.--)
Charlotte Durham 5:05 PM Turner, Jacob (0-0, -.--) Pruitt, Austin (0-0, -.--)
Buffalo Pawtucket 1:05 PM LeBlanc, Wade (0-0, -.--) Cuevas, William (0-0, -.--)
Louisville Toledo Game 2 Melville, Tim (0-0, -.--) Turley, Josh (0-0, -.--)
Indianapolis Columbus Game 2 Williams, Trevor (0-0, -.--) Murata, Toru (0-0, -.--)

AAA - Pacific Coast League (PCL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Okla. City Nashville 3:05 PM Frias, Carlos (0-0, -.--) Neal, Zach (0-0, -.--)
New Orleans Omaha 3:05 PM Flores, Kendry (0-0, -.--) Dziedzic, Jonathan (0-0, -.--)
El Paso Reno 4:05 PM Hancock, Justin (0-0, -.--) Buschmann, Matt (0-0, -.--)
Fresno Las Vegas 3:05 PM Hauschild, Mike (0-0, -.--) Gilmartin, Sean (0-0, -.--)
Albuquerque Tacoma 4:35 PM Carle, Shane (0-0, -.--) Sampson, Adrian (0-0, -.--)
Round Rock Iowa 2:08 PM Ranaudo, Anthony (0-0, -.--) Rucinski, Drew (0-0, -.--)
Col. Springs Memphis 3:05 PM Lopez, Jorge (0-0, -.--) Lee, Thomas (0-0, -.--)
Sacramento Salt Lake 3:05 PM Lujan, Matt (0-0, -.--) Skaggs, Tyler (0-0, -.--)

AA - Eastern League (EL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Erie Trenton 1:00 PM Collier, Tommy (0-0, -.--) Herrera, Ronald (0-0, -.--)
New Hampshire Binghamton 1:05 PM Anderson, John (0-0, -.--) Pill, Tyler (0-0, -.--)
Akron Bowie 2:05 PM Peoples, Michael (0-0, -.--) Miranda, Ariel (0-0, -.--)
Portland Reading 2:05 PM Stankiewicz, Teddy (0-0, -.--) Pinto, Ricardo (0-0, -.--)
Harrisburg Altoona 1:00 PM Lopez, Reynaldo (0-0, -.--) Eppler, Tyler (0-0, -.--)

AA - Southern League (SL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Montgomery Jackson 3:05 PM To Be Announced Ash, Brett (0-0, -.--)
Birmingham Jacksonville 3:05 PM Holmberg, David (0-0, -.--) Newell, Ryan (0-0, -.--)
Chattanooga Biloxi 2:10 PM Slegers, Aaron (0-0, -.--) To Be Announced
Mobile Tennessee 2:05 PM Godley, Zack (0-0, -.--) Skulina, Tyler (0-0, -.--)
Pensacola Mississippi 2:00 PM Stephens, Jackson (0-0, -.--) Whalen, Rob (0-0, -.--)

AA - Texas League (TL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Springfield Corpus Christi 3:05 PM To Be Announced Holmes, Brian (0-0, -.--)
Frisco Arkansas 7:10 PM Payano, Victor (0-0, -.--) Blackford, Alex (0-0, -.--)
Midland NW Arkansas 3:05 PM Seddon, Joel (0-0, -.--) Junis, Jake (0-0, -.--)
Tulsa San Antonio 3:05 PM Barlow, Scott (0-0, -.--) Diaz, Luis (0-0, -.--)

A+ - California League (CAL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Visalia Bakersfield 10:15 PM To Be Announced Pike, Tyler (0-0, -.--)
Inland Empire High Desert 4:05 PM Rhoades, Jeremy (0-0, -.--) Ledbetter, David (0-0, 0.00)
Lancaster San Jose 4:00 PM Walter, Andrew (0-0, -.--) Coonrod, Sam (0-0, -.--)
Lake Elsinore Rancho Cucamonga 5:05 PM Kelly, Michael (0-0, -.--) Bergjans, Tommy (0-0, -.--)
Modesto Stockton 5:09 PM Castellani, Ryan (0-0, -.--) Meisner, Casey (0-0, -.--)
Lancaster San Jose Game 2 Dykxhoorn, Brock (0-0, -.--) Johnson, Jordan (0-0, -.--)

A+ - Carolina League (CAR)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Carolina Salem 2:05 PM Povse, Max (0-0, -.--) Beeks, Jalen (0-0, -.--)
Potomac Wilmington 1:35 PM Fedde, Erick (0-0, -.--) Tenuta, Matt (0-0, -.--)
Frederick Myrtle Beach 3:05 PM Smith, Chipper (0-0, -.--) Leal, Erick (0-0, -.--)
Winston-Salem Lynchburg 2:00 PM Stephens, Jordan (0-0, -.--) Merryweather, Julian (0-0, -.--)
Carolina Salem Game 2 Clark, Ryan (0-0, -.--) Drehoff, Jake (0-0, -.--)

A+ - Florida State League (FSL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Daytona Brevard County 5:05 PM Strahan, Wyatt (0-0, -.--) Hanhold, Eric (0-0, -.--)
Fort Myers Bradenton 1:00 PM To Be Announced Garcia, Yeudy (0-0, -.--)
Clearwater Dunedin 1:00 PM Garcia, Elniery (0-0, -.--) Shafer, Justin (0-0, -.--)
St. Lucie Jupiter 1:00 PM Knapp, Ricky (0-0, -.--) Cavanerio, Jorgan (0-0, -.--)
Tampa Lakeland 1:00 PM Encinas, Gabriel (0-0, -.--) Ladwig, A.J. (0-0, -.--)
Palm Beach Charlotte 12:35 PM Evans, Jacob (0-0, -.--) Harris, Greg (0-0, -.--)

A - Midwest League (MWL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Beloit Wisconsin 2:05 PM Naile, James (0-0, -.--) Perrin, Jon (0-0, -.--)
Kane County Clinton 3:00 PM Hernandez, Carlos (0-0, -.--) Wilcox, Kyle (0-0, -.--)
South Bend West Michigan 1:00 PM Alzolay, Adbert (0-0, -.--) Burrows, Beau (0-0, -.--)
Cedar Rapids Quad Cities 2:15 PM Clay, Sam (0-0, -.--) Bower, Matt (0-0, -.--)
Burlington Peoria 6:00 PM Long, Grayson (0-0, -.--) Helsley, Ryan (0-0, -.--)
Lansing Great Lakes 2:05 PM Rios, Francisco (0-0, -.--) Anderson, Isaac (0-0, -.--)
Lake County Fort Wayne 3:05 PM Esparza, Matt (0-0, -.--) Nix, Jacob (0-0, -.--)
Bowling Green Dayton 2:00 PM To Be Announced Romero, Franderlyn (0-0, -.--)
Beloit Wisconsin Game 2 To Be Announced Burkhalter, David (0-0, -.--)

A - South Atlantic League (SAL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Columbia Charleston 5:05 PM Canelon, Kevin (0-0, -.--) De la Rosa, Simon (0-0, -.--)
Asheville Greenville 4:05 PM Lambert, Peter (0-0, -.--) Raudes, Roniel (0-0, -.--)
West Virginia Greensboro 4:00 PM Agrazal, Dario (0-0, -.--) To Be Announced
Delmarva Hagerstown 2:05 PM Jones, Cory (0-0, -.--) To Be Announced
Lakewood Lexington 2:05 PM Leftwich, Luke (0-0, -.--) Watson, Nolan (0-0, -.--)
Augusta Rome 2:00 PM Watson, Grant (0-0, -.--) Sanchez, Ricardo (0-0, -.--)
Hickory Kannapolis 5:05 PM Hernandez, Jonathan (0-0, -.--) To Be Announced
Delmarva Hagerstown Game 2 To Be Announced To Be Announced

Duels of the Day

April 10th

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
1 (2) Tyler Glasnow RHP PIT AAA 0 0 -.--
13 (29) Mike Clevinger RHP CLE AAA 0 0 -.--
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
20 (42) Cody Reed LHP CIN AAA 0 0 -.--
35 (84) Michael Fulmer RHP DET AAA 0 0 -.--
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Jackson Stephens RHP CIN AA 0 0 -.--
- Rob Whalen RHP ATL AA 0 0 -.--
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
ITP Ryan Castellani RHP COL A+ 0 0 -.--
ITP Casey Meisner RHP OAK A+ 0 0 -.--



Results from April 9th

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K Notes
30 (64) Jeff Hoffman RHP COL AAA 6 5 0 0 3 6 55 S, 32 B, 8 GO, 2 FO, W (1-0, 0.00)
GRAD James Paxton LHP SEA AAA 4 2 1 1 5 3 42 S, 35 B, 6 GO, 2 FO, WP, L (0-1, 2.25)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K Notes
- Sandy Alcantara RHP STL A 5 4 3 3 3 4 53 S, 41 B, 5 GO, 1 FO, 3 WP, HBP, W (1-0, 5.40)
- Jaime Barria RHP LAA A 3 8 7 4 1 1 45 S, 19 B, 6 GO, 2 FO, WP, L (0-1, 12.00)

Previous Gameday's -

Opening Day - Thursday, April 7th

Friday - April 8th

Saturday - April 9th