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Minor League Ball Morning Report: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

MLB: Spring Training-Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals
Austin Gomber
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Good morning everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Morning Report for Tuesday, April 24th, 2018. Let’s get started.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM MONDAY

****St. Louis Cardinals pitching prospect Austin Gomber had an outstanding game for Triple-A Memphis yesterday against the Iowa Cubs: eight shutout innings, six hits allowed, no walks, with 16 strikeouts. He’s made four starts for the Redbirds now with a 2.45 ERA in 25.2 innings, 27/9 K/BB.

****Tampa Bay Rays shortstop prospect Willy Adames hit for the cycle, going 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored for the Triple-A Durham Bulls. He’s hitting .345/.441/.582 and clearly has nothing left to prove at this level.

****Atlanta Braves pitching prospect Mike Soroka threw a seven-inning complete game shutout for Triple-A Gwinnett, giving up three hits and three walks while striking out four. He has a 1.99 ERA in 22.2 innings with a 24/5 K/BB.

****Minnesota Twins infield prospect Nick Gordon went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for Double-A Chattanooga. He’s hitting .375 in 64 at-bats and I have to think a promotion to Triple-A will happen sooner rather than later.

****Rookie Walker Buehler was effective in his first MLB start for the Los Angeles Dodgers, throwing five shutout innings against the Miami Marlins, giving up four hits and three walks while whiffing five.

****Not a highlight, but in injury news Milwaukee Brewers prospect Lucas Erceg was hit in the head with a pitch last night while playing for Double-A Biloxi. He is listed as day-to-day pending further evaluation today.

****More highlights can be found in yesterday’s Gameday discussion thread.

RECOMMENDED READING

****Jesse Sanchez at MLB Pipeline has posted his Top 30 International Prospects report for the 2018-2019 signing window.