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Baseball Sunday: Hometown report

Published: Sunday, Aug. 14 2011 12:49 a.m. MDT

Kam Mickolio Reno AAA Diamondbacks

Pitcher played for Utah Valley University

Gave up 5 runs without getting an out on Wed.

Matthew Neil Jamestown A Marlins

Pitched for BYU

Scattered 9 hits in a 6-inning start

Stephen Parker Midland AA Athletics

Played third base for BYU and American Fork

Went 3-for-4 with 4 RBIs on Aug. 7

Tanner Robles Dayton A Reds

Pitched for Cottonwood High

Threw a complete-game 1-hitter in last start

Braeden Schlehuber Mississippi AA Braves

Catcher played for Viewmont High

Hit an RBI double on Saturday

Egan Smith Lansing A Blue Jays

Pitched for Pleasant Grove High

Improved his record to 6-5 on Friday

Jordan Smith Louisville AAA Reds

Pitcher from Pleasant Grove

Hasn't given up a run since Aug. 1

Justin Smith Palm Beach A Cardinals

Pitched for Utah Valley University

75 strikeouts in 812

3 innings this season

Matt Spring Portland AA Red Sox

Catcher played for Dixie State

Hit two doubles this week

Mitch Talbot Columbus AAA Indians

Pitcher from Cedar City

Being used as a relief pitcher in Triple-A

Keenyn Walker Kannapolis A White Sox

Played outfield for Judge Memorial H.S.

Hit his first triple of the year on Aug. 7

Jordan Whatcott Clearwater A Phillies

Pitched for the University of Utah

Got the win in relief on Wednesday

Around the horn

Some dumb Injuries

Brewers lefthander Chris Narveson is expected to miss three starts after needing eight stitches in his left thumb. He sliced himself with scissors while trying to fix his glove.

And it wasn't the first dumb injury for a Milwaukee player this season. In spring training, Zach Braddock was stung by a scorpion and Zack Greinke broke a rib playing basketball. More recently, Corey Hart strained his oblique when he slipped on wet grass.

So close, and yet so far

Bill Chuck, editor of Billy-Ball.com, points out that David Chester of the Gulf Coast League Red Sox homered against the visiting GCL Twins on July 12 before the game was suspended because of weather. When it was completed at the Twins' complex 4 days later, he homered again. So he has the distinction of hitting two home runs in the same game in different ballparks.

—Philadelphia Daily News

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