Utahns in baseball: Ex-BYU slugger Matt Carson comes up big in return off disabled list

Published: Sunday, July 6 2014 11:37 p.m. MDT

Updated: Sunday, July 6 2014 11:37 p.m. MDT

Brandon Kintzler (Dixie State), Milwaukee Brewers: Allowed one hit and one run in 2/3 innings in his only appearance of the week. Kintzler came into a ninth-inning jam Wednesday afternoon and served up a walk-off home run to Edwin Encarnacion in Milwaukee’s 7-4 loss on Wednesday.

Kintzler is 1-3 on the season, with a 4.02 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings.

Triple-A

Matt Carson (BYU), Columbus (Cleveland Indians): Two hits, two RBIs and one run scored in seven at-bats during the week.

Carson returned from the disabled list on Saturday and immediately made an impact, going 2-for-3 at the plate and driving in a pair of runs in Columbus’s 6-5 win over Toledo. He had a much rougher second day back, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts at the dish against Pawtucket.

Remains on the 7-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain suffered on May 24. Carson is batting .273 on the season, with seven doubles, five home runs, 17 RBIs and 26 runs scored in 41 games with the Clippers.

Stephen Fife (Utah), Albuquerque (Los Angeles Dodgers): Allowed 10 hits and six runs in 4 2/3 innings, picking up a no-decision in Albuquerque’s 7-6 loss at El Paso on Thursday. Fife is now 2-2, with 6.62 ERA in nine appearances (seven starts) with the Isotopes.

Double-A

Tyson Brummett (Spanish Fork H.S.), Chattanooga (Los Angeles Dodgers): Remains on the Dodgers’ restricted list since being placed on the list June 21. The righty is 4-5 with a 2.63 ERA with Chattanooga.

Parker Morin (Utah), Northwest Arkansas (Kansas City Royals): Zero hits in three at-bats on Sunday, returning to Northwest Arkansas after a brief rehab assignment at Idaho Falls. Morin last played with the Naturals in May, before going on the disabled list.

Braeden Schlehuber (Viewmont H.S.), Mississippi (Atlanta Braves): One hit in seven at-bats during the week. Schlehuber is batting .203, with three home runs and 25 RBIs in 45 games.

Matt Spring (Dixie State), Portland (Boston Red Sox): One hit in six at-bats during the week. Spring’s lone of the week was a double in Portland’s 2-0 at Trenton on Monday. He’s batting .238, with 13 extra base hits and 23 RBIs in 30 games this season.

Single-A

Jaycob Brugman (BYU), Beloit (Oakland Athletics): Six hits, one double, one triple, one home run, three RBIs and two runs scored in 22 at-bats throughout the week. He’s now batting .278, with eight home runs, four triples and 19 doubles in 70 games. Brugman also has 37 RBIs this season.

Chris Capper (BYU), South Bend (Arizona Diamondbacks): Remains on the 7-day disabled list. Has yet to appear in a game with the Silver Hawks this season.

Taylor Cole (BYU), Dunedin (Toronto Blue Jays): Remains on the temporary inactive list. He’s 5-5, with a 3.23 ERA and 107 strikeouts in 92 innings this season.

Jake Hannemann (BYU), Kane County (Chicago Cubs): Four hits, one double, two RBIs and three runs scored in 13 at-bats throughout the week. Hannemann has now scored in nine consecutive games played.

He’s batting .264, with five home runs, five triples, 12 doubles, 28 stolen bases, 36 RBIs and 53 runs scored in 76 games.

Adam Law (BYU), Rancho Cucamonga (Los Angeles Dodgers): 11 hits, one RBI and five runs scored in 20 at-bats throughout the week. Law has had a big series against Lancaster over the weekend, going 7-for-13 in the series thus far. The series concludes on Monday.

Law is now batting .315 on the season, with 23 RBIs and 39 runs scored in 56 games.

Brady Lail (Bingham H.S.), Charleston (New York Yankees): Allowed five hits, one walk and four runs (two earned), picking up a no-decision in Charleston’s 7-4 loss to Savannah on Wednesday. He also struck out five batters.

Lail remains 7-4 on the season, with a 3.77 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 86 innings.

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