Baseball Sunday: Hometown report

Published: Sunday, Aug. 7 2011 1:00 a.m. MDT

Kam Mickolio Reno AAA Diamondbacks

Pitcher played for Utah Valley University

Gave up a run in his only appearance of week

Matthew Neil Jamestown A Marlins

Pitched for BYU

Pitched 7 strong innings in his last start

Stephen Parker Midland AA Athletics

Played third base for BYU and American Fork

On season: .282, 9 HRs, 63 RBIs in 109 Gs

Tanner Robles Dayton A Reds

Pitched for Cottonwood High

1-6, 8.00 ERA in last 10 starts

Braeden Schlehuber Lynchburg A Braves

Catcher played for Viewmont High

In a little slump: 1 hit in last 16 at-bats

Egan Smith Lansing A Blue Jays

Pitched for Pleasant Grove High

Very good outing on Tuesday, but no decision

Jordan Smith Louisville AAA Reds

Pitcher from Pleasant Grove

One of two Jordan Smiths in the minors

Justin Smith Palm Beach A Cardinals

Pitched for Utah Valley University

No earned runs in last 32/3 innings

Matt Spring Portland AA Red Sox

Catcher played for Dixie State

He's the everyday catcher for the Sea Dogs

Mitch Talbot Columbus AAA Indians

Pitcher from Cedar City

Optioned to Triple-A after Ubaldo trade

Keenyn Walker Kannapolis A White Sox

Played outfield for Judge Memorial H.S.

Batting .189 since promotion

Jordan Whatcott Clearwater A Phillies

Pitched for the University of Utah

Last 9 games: 0.00 ERA, 9 Ks, 1 BB, 5 SVs

Around the horn

Naughty, naughty

Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa filed an official complaint with Major League Baseball, alleging that Milwaukee gets an unfair advantage at Miller Park by increasing the illumination of the "ribbon boards" that ring the field when the Brewers are batting. That was denied by the Brew Crew, of course. Which didn't explain why they were 40-14 at home at the time but just 21-35 on the road.

Not so naughty

The Rays, meanwhile, are first in the majors in runs scored on the road and 29th in scoring at home at Tropicana Field.

"It does prove one thing," said manager Joe Maddon, who apparently couldn't help himself. "That we're not cheating at home."

Going inactive

Only 4 teams didn't make at least 1 trade in July: the Yankees, Rays, Twins and Angels.

—Philadelphia Daily News

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