Utahns in baseball: BYU alum Taylor Cole leads all minor leaguers in strikeouts; Jake Hannemann promoted
Jeremy Guthrie (BYU), Kansas City Royals: 1-1, 6.17 ERA in two combined starts throughout the week. Guthrie gave up three runs on five hits in a 3-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Monday. Guthrie then allowed five runs on 10 hits and a pair of walks against Cleveland on Saturday, but the Royals scored seven straight runs to win 7-5.
The win snapped Guthrie’s streak of three straight losses. He’s now 6-9, with a 4.70 ERA this season.
Brandon Kintzler (Dixie State), Milwaukee Brewers: 0-0, 0.00 ERA in two separate appearances throughout the week. Kintzler allowed no hits and no runs in an inning pitched against Cincinnati on Tuesday, but was charged with his third blown save of the season, allowing an inherited runner to score. Milwaukee went on to win 4-3 anyway.
Kintzler pitched a perfect 1 2/3 innings on Sunday against the Mets. He also struck out a batter. The Dixie State product has not allowed an earned run in his last six appearances, and has lowered his ERA down to 3.44 on the season.
John Buck (Taylorsville H.S.), Salt Lake Bees (Los Angeles Angels): Seven hits, two doubles, three RBIs and one run scored in 26 at-bats throughout the week. Buck signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels on Monday after being released by the Seattle Mariners on July 15. He was immediately assigned to Salt Lake.
Matt Carson (BYU), Columbus (Cleveland Indians): Five hits, two home runs, two RBIs and three runs scored in 27 at-bats throughout the week. Carson is batting .266 this season, with eight home runs, 24 RBIs and 34 runs scored in 61 games.
Stephen Fife (Utah), Albuquerque (Los Angeles Dodgers): Remains on the 7-day disabled list with right forearm tightness. Fife is 2-2, with a 7.01 ERA in 11 appearances with the Isotopes this season. He last pitched on July 18.
Matt Spring (Dixie State), Pawtucket (Boston Red Sox): Two hits and three RBIs in seven at-bats throughout the week. Spring went 2-for-3, with a pair of doubles and three RBIs to help Pawtucket defeat Lehigh Valley 7-2 on Wednesday. He’s batting .267 in six games since being promoted to Triple-A.
Tyson Brummett (Spanish Fork H.S.), Chattanooga (Los Angeles Dodgers): Placed on the 7-day disabled list for undisclosed reasons. Brummett is 4-5 with a 2.79 ERA in 13 starts for Chattanooga. He last pitched on July 16.
Parker Morin (Utah), Northwest Arkansas (Kansas City Royals): Four hits, two doubles, one RBI and one run scored in 16 at-bats throughout the week. Morin is batting .333 over his last 10 games. He’s batting .243 overall on the year, with 12 RBIs and eight runs scored in 34 games with the Naturals.
Braeden Schlehuber (Viewmont H.S.), Mississippi (Atlanta Braves): Three hits, three doubles, three RBIs and one run scored in 11 at-bats throughout the week. The Bountiful native has collected a double in his last four games and has collected six hits over that span. He’s batting .210, with 28 RBIs and 12 runs scored this season.
Jaycob Brugman (BYU), Stockton (Oakland Athletics): Three hits, one triple, two RBIs, three runs scored in 22 at-bats over the week. Brugman has struggled over his last 10 games, hitting .135 in that span. He’s batting .240 since being promoted to Stockton, with six extra base hits, seven RBIs and 10 runs scored in 19 games.
Chris Capper (BYU), South Bend (Arizona Diamondbacks): Remains on the 7-day disabled list. He has yet to appear in a game with the Silver Hawks this season.
Taylor Cole (BYU), Dunedin (Toronto Blue Jays): 1-1, 1.50 ERA in two combined starts throughout the week. Cole led Dunedin with 6 2/3 shutout innings Monday, as the Blue Jays defeated Bradenton 3-0. He also allowed just two hits and struck out a career-high 12 batters in the start.
Cole returned to the mound on Saturday, allowing two runs on three hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out nine more batters, but picked up a loss to Charlotte.