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Minor League Ball Morning Report: Friday, June 1st, 2018

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The Glorious First of June has arrived

MLB: Spring Training-Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers
Keston Hiura
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Hello everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Morning Report for Friday, June 1st, 2018. On this day in 1794 the British and French fleets fought a massive battle in the Atlantic Ocean, giving rise to the name The Glorious First of June.

Here are some things that happened yesterday:

****Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Mitch Keller threw 6.1 strong innings for Double-A Altoona, striking out six without walking anyone, giving up six hits.

****Milwaukee Brewers prospect Keston Hiura went 4-for-5 with two homers for High-A Carolina. He’s hitting .316/.377/.524 overall including .452 over his last 10 contests. He was promoted to Double-A late last night.

****Washington Nationals prospect Daniel Johnson went 3-for-5 with three runs scored for Double-A Harrisburg. He’s picked the pace up after a slow start and stands at .286/.354/.414.

****Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Caleb Ferguson threw five shutout innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City, giving up three hits and three walks with 10 strikeouts.

****San Diego Padres pitching prospects Logan Allen and Jason Jester combined to throw a no-hitter for the Double-A San Antonio Missions.

****More highlights can be found in yesterday’s Minor League Ball discussion thread.

*****REMINDER*****The Minor League Ball Community Mock Draft begins Saturday, June 2nd, at noon central time.

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