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Minor League Ball Morning Report: Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

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Good morning everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Morning Report for Tuesday, April 1st, 2018. Let’s get started.

MONDAY EVENTS

****Houston Astros prospect Kyle Tucker went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI for Triple-A Fresno against Salt Lake in Pacific Coast League play. He’s hitting .349 in his last 10 games and stands at .293/.371/.457 overall.

****The Springfield Cardinals in the Double-A Texas League pulled off a 4-6-3-1-5 triple play to end their game against the Arkansas Travelers.

****Cincinnati Reds prospect Nick Senzel went 1-for-3 with a home run, two walks, and a stolen base for Triple-A Louisville, easing concerns about a shoulder injury suffered over the weekend. He’s hitting .267/.360/.467 overall including .306 in his last 10 games after a slowish start to the year.

****San Diego Padres pitching prospect Chris Paddack made his 2018 debut with six shutout innings for High-A Lake Elsinore, giving up just three hits and zero walks while fanning seven. He missed all of 2017 recovering from Tommy John surgery.

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

RECOMMENDED READING

****At RedsMinorLeagues, Doug Gray examines Hunter Greene’s start to the season and his terrible luck on balls in play. Notably, his ERA is 14.63 but his FIP and xFIP are much better at 3.80 and 2.78.