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Minor League Ball Gameday - Monday, April 18th

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Lucas Sims punched out 10 in just 5.2 frames, Zach Eflin chucked eight two-hit innings of scoreless baseball, and Matt Chapman showed off some muscle with two bombs, a double, and five rib eye steaks.

A's third baseman Matt Chapman.
A's third baseman Matt Chapman.
Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Hey folks! Welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday! We have the standout performances from yesterday below, as well as the probable starters for today's slate of games, and the Duels of the Day. Take a look around and be sure to comment also. If you have any criticisms, questions, or ideas to improve the Gameday, feel free to make your voice heard in the comments section. I check them multiple times a day and I'm always looking for ways to make your experience at Minor League Ball even better.

Offensive performances of note -

  • 2B Yoan Moncada (BOS - A+) - 2/4, 2B, RBI, R, 3 SB, BB, 2 K
  • SS Alex Bregman (HOU - AA) - 3/4, HR, 2 RBI, R, SB
  • SS Ozzie Albies (ATL - AA) - 2/4, 2 3B, RBI, 2 R, K
  • SS Nick Gordon (MIN - A+) - 3/5, RBI, 2 R, SB
  • SS Javier Guerra (SD - A+) - 3/5, 2 RBI, SB
  • 3B Brandon Drury (AZ - MLB) - 2/4, HR, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 R
  • RF Clint Coulter (MIL - A+) - 4/5, 2B, RBI, 3 R
  • 3B Matt Chapman (OAK - AA) - 3/4, 2 HR, 2B, 5 RBI, 2 R
  • C Jorge Alfaro (PHI - AA) - 3/4, 3B, 4 RBI, R
  • SS Drew Jackson (SEA - A+) - 3/4, RBI, CS
  • 3B Michael Chavis (BOS - A) - 3/4, HR, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R
  • C Francisco Mejia (CLE - A) - 2/4, 2 2B, R
  • 2B Alen Hanson (PIT - AAA) - 3/5, 3B, R, 2 SB, BB, 2 K
  • 3B Kevin Kramer (PIT - A+) - 3/4
  • LF Sam Hilliard (COL - A) - 2/4, HR, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R, K
  • 2B Eliezer Alvarez (STL - A) - 2/3, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB

Pitching performances of note -

  • LHP Steven Matz (NYM - MLB) - 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 9 K
  • RHP Kenta Maeda (LAD - MLB) - 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 7 K
  • RHP Brent Honeywell (TB - A+) - 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 8 K
  • RHP Michael Fulmer (DET - AAA) - 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
  • RHP Domingo Acevedo (NYY - A) - 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 6 K
  • RHP Lucas Sims (ATL - AA) - 5,2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 10 K
  • RHP Beau Burrows (DET - A) - 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 4 K
  • RHP Spencer Adams (CWS - A+) - 5 IP, 8 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 8 K
  • LHP Kyle Freeland (COL - AA) - 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
  • RHP Zach Eflin (PHI - AAA) - 8 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 5 K
  • RHP Junior Fernandez (STL - A) - 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 3 K
  • RHP John Gant (ATL - AAA) - 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Today's Schedule

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

(Color code: Aqua - Top 175 Prospects, Orange - In The Picture, Blue - Sleeper/High Ceiling Alerts, Purple - International Free Agent, Yellow - Duel of the Day)

MLB - American League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
No Games

MLB - National League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Arizona San Francisco 10:15 PM Bradley, Archie (0-0, -.--) Peavy, Jake (0-1, 10.00)

AAA - International League (IL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Syracuse Lehigh Valley 7:05 PM Voth, Austin (0-0, 0.00) Appel, Mark (1-0, 0.00)
Pawtucket Rochester 6:35 PM Owens, Henry (1-1, 0.75) Duffey, Tyler (0-0, 2.08)
Buffalo Scranton/WB 6:35 PM Hutchison, Drew (0-1, 1.93) Haynes, Kyle (1-0, 1.64)
Columbus Louisville 7:05 PM Merritt, Ryan (0-1, 7.71) Smith, Josh (1-0, 0.00)
Norfolk Charlotte 7:05 PM Despaigne, Odrisamer (0-2, 8.00) Volstad, Chris (1-0, 1.69)
Durham Gwinnett 7:05 PM Andriese, Matt (0-1, 4.91) Foltynewicz, Mike (1-0, 0.90)
Toledo Indianapolis 7:05 PM Boyd, Matt (1-1, 1.64) Taillon, Jameson (1-0, 1.50)

AAA - Pacific Coast League (PCL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Omaha New Orleans 12:00 PM Lannan, John (1-0, 3.38) Urena, Jose (0-1, 12.60)
Memphis Col. Springs 6:05 PM McGuire, Deck (0-0, 0.79) Burgos, Hiram (0-1, 12.00)
Reno El Paso 8:35 PM To Be Announced Pimentel, Carlos (0-1, 11.25)
Nashville Okla. City 8:05 PM Smith, Chris (0-1, 5.73) Lee, Zach (2-0, 1.50)
Iowa Round Rock 8:05 PM Williams, Ryan (0-1, 7.88) Klein, Phil (0-0, -.--)
Las Vegas Fresno 3:05 PM Pimentel, Stolmy (0-1, 9.82) Hauschild, Mike (0-1, 3.00)
Salt Lake Sacramento 3:05 PM Maya, Yunesky (1-1, 2.79) Blach, Ty (1-1, 4.63)
Tacoma Albuquerque 2:05 PM Wieland, Joe (1-0, 3.00) To Be Announced
Memphis Col. Springs Game 2 Reyes, Arturo (0-1, 1.80) Pena, Ariel (0-0, -.--)

AA - Eastern League (EL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Altoona Harrisburg 6:30 PM Creasy, Jason (1-0, 4.91) Williams, Austen (0-1, 3.00)
Reading Richmond 6:35 PM To Be Announced Crick, Kyle (1-0, 7.20)
Trenton Portland 6:00 PM Lail, Brady (0-1, 1.59) Haley, Justin (0-1, 2.84)
Binghamton Akron 6:35 PM Lara, Rainy (1-0, 0.00) Plutko, Adam (1-1, 6.75)
Bowie Erie 6:35 PM Garcia, Jason (0-1, 5.79) To Be Announced
Hartford New Hampshire 5:35 PM Jemiola, Zach (1-0, 1.54) Gabryszwski, Jeremy (0-1, 2.31)

AA - Southern League (SL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Pensacola Biloxi 7:40 PM Garrett, Amir (0-1, 1.50) Hader, Josh (0-0, 1.00)
Chattanooga Mississippi 8:00 PM Baxendale, D.J. (1-1, 3.27) Ellis, Chris (1-0, 1.59)
Montgomery Tennessee 7:05 PM Faria, Jacob (0-1, 2.84) Blackburn, Paul (1-0, 0.82)
Mobile Jacksonville 7:05 PM Banda, Anthony (0-1, 5.00) Garcia, Jarlin (0-0, 0.93)
Birmingham Jackson 8:05 PM Fulmer, Carson (0-2, 10.57) Diaz, Edwin (1-1, 1.64)

AA - Texas League (TL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
NW Arkansas Midland 7:30 PM Mills, Alec (1-1, 0.82) Jensen, Chris (1-1, 5.40)
Arkansas Frisco 6:35 PM To Be Announced Payano, Victor (0-0, 5.40)
San Antonio Tulsa 1:05 PM Hellweg, Johnny (0-1, 5.79) De Jong, Chase (0-2, 4.00)
Corpus Christi Springfield 7:30 PM Sneed, Cy (0-0, 0.00) Mayers, Mike (1-0, 2.13)
San Antonio Tulsa Game 2 Castillo, Fabio (1-1, 4.91) Stewart, Brock (0-0, -.--)
Arkansas Frisco Game 2 To Be Announced Leclerc, Jose (0-1, 11.25)

A+ - California League (CAL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Rancho Cucamonga Lancaster 9:35 PM Sopko, Andrew (0-0, -.--) Dykxhoorn, Brock (1-0, 1.80)
High Desert Inland Empire 10:05 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Bakersfield Modesto 10:05 PM Misiewicz, Anthony (0-1, 3.27) Almonte, Yency (1-0, 0.00)
Stockton Visalia 9:00 PM To Be Announced Elias, Ethan (0-1, 7.15)
San Jose Lake Elsinore 9:00 PM Johnson, Jordan (1-0, 5.40) Lamet, Dinelson (1-0, 4.00)

A+ - Carolina League (CAR)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Wilmington Frederick 7:00 PM Lovvorn, Zach (0-2, 6.14) Means, John (1-0, 3.00)
Lynchburg Potomac 7:05 PM Brown, Mitch (0-1, 7.71) Valdez, Phillips (2-0, 4.50)
Myrtle Beach Winston-Salem 7:00 PM Thorpe, Tommy (0-1, 7.20) Cooper, Matt (0-0, 3.60)
Salem Carolina 7:00 PM To Be Announced Lawlor, Ryan (1-0, 2.00)

A+ - Florida State League (FSL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Wilmington Frederick 7:00 PM Lovvorn, Zach (0-2, 6.14) Means, John (1-0, 3.00)
Lynchburg Potomac 7:05 PM Brown, Mitch (0-1, 7.71) Valdez, Phillips (2-0, 4.50)
Myrtle Beach Winston-Salem 7:00 PM Thorpe, Tommy (0-1, 7.20) Cooper, Matt (0-0, 3.60)
Salem Carolina 7:00 PM To Be Announced Lawlor, Ryan (1-0, 2.00)

A - Midwest League (MWL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Quad Cities Wisconsin 7:35 PM Winkelman, Alex (1-0, 7.36) Diplan, Marcos (1-1, 7.50)
Beloit Kane County 7:30 PM Manarino, Evan (1-0, 0.96) To Be Announced
Fort Wayne Lansing 7:05 PM Smith, Austin (0-1, 7.11) Cook, Ryan (0-0, 1.13)
Dayton Great Lakes 6:05 PM Constante, Jacob (0-1, 7.50) Gonzalez, Victor (0-0, 0.00)
Clinton Peoria 7:30 PM Schiraldi, Lukas (2-0, 0.90) Leitao, Brennan (0-1, 3.60)
Cedar Rapids Burlington 7:30 PM Stashak, Cody (0-0, 2.25) Gatto, Joe (0-1, 4.50)
Lake County West Michigan 6:35 PM Shane, Casey (1-0, 1.93) Idrogo, Eudis (0-1, 12.27)
Bowling Green South Bend 7:05 PM Tapia, Alexis (0-0, 3.00) Sands, Carson (0-0, 3.60)

A - South Atlantic League (SAL)

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Lexington Asheville 7:05 PM Griffin, Foster (0-1, 2.70) French, Parker (1-0, 0.00)
Kannapolis West Virginia 7:05 PM Riga, Ryan (0-1, 13.50) Sendelbach, Logan (0-0, 1.86)
Greensboro Delmarva 7:05 PM Poteet, Cody (0-1, 3.86) To Be Announced
Rome Augusta 7:05 PM Soroka, Mike (0-0, 0.90) To Be Announced
Charleston Columbia 7:05 PM Gomez, Anyelo (0-0, 5.40) Shaw, Joe (1-0, 3.00)
Greenville Hickory 6:00 PM Espinoza, Anderson (0-1, 2.70) Fairbanks, Peter (1-0, 3.60)
Hagerstown Lakewood 6:35 PM To Be Announced Gueller, Mitch (0-0, 6.75)

Duels of the Day

April 18th

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Austin Voth RHP WAS AAA 0 0 0.00
66 (154) Mark Appel RHP PHI AAA 1 0 0.00
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
25 (52) Amir Garrett LHP CIN AA 0 1 1.50
32 (71) Josh Hader LHP MIL AA 0 0 1.00
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
43 (94) Jacob Faria RHP TB AA 0 1 2.84
- Paul Blackburn RHP CHC AA 1 0 0.82
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
SA Anthony Banda LHP AZ AA 0 1 5.00
ITP Jarlin Garcia LHP MIA AA 0 0 0.93
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
12 (28) Carson Fulmer RHP CWS AA 0 2 10.57
39 (88) Edwin Diaz RHP SEA AA 1 1 1.64
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
ITP Ian Clarkin LHP NYY A+ 0 1 3.48
SA Hunter Wood RHP TB A+ 1 0 0.00


Results from April 17th

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K Notes
- Alec Asher RHP PHI AA 6 6 2 2 1 5 5 GO, 6 FO, 53 S, 29 B, W (1-2, 4.58)
2 (3) Lucas Giolito RHP WAS AA 3.2 7 5 1 1 3 6 GO, 2 FO, 55 S, 21 B, HBP, L (0-1, 1.17)
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level IP H R ER BB K Notes
- Jordan Montgomery RHP NYY AA 6 5 0 0 2 2 4 GO, 5 FO, 52 S, 35 B, W (1-0, 2.45)
- Shane Dawson LHP TOR AA 4.1 6 4 4 4 3 5 GO, 4 FO, 58 S, 33 B, HRA (Tyler Wade), L (1-1, 3.86)

Previous Gameday's -

Monday, April 11th

Tuesday, April 12th

Wednesday, April 13th

Thursday, April 14th

Friday, April 15th

Saturday, April 16th

Sunday, April 17th