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Iowa Game 1

Brett Jackson was 1-3 with a pair of RBI's and Rafael Dolis had a good outing in his return to AAA. Dolis struck out 2 and didn't walk anyone to earn the save.

Iowa Game 2

Jackson kept it up going 1-2 with his 6th HR of the year. He also had an OF assist. One thing to note is that while Jackson has his batting average up to .289 in his last 10 he isn't walking like he usually does. So far his walk rate is 11 % where last year it was 15. This might have a lot to do with the slump he was in as I imagine pitchers weren't afraid to go right after him but a big part of Jackson's game is his ability to get on base so hopefully we see that trend correct itself. 

Smokies

Junior Lake was 1-4 with a double and Frank Batista struck out the side for the save. 

Daytona

Nelson Perez hit a grand slam and Ronald Torreyes hit a walk off in the 9th for the win. I had really high hopes for Torreyes coming into the season but he has really floundered in high A so far. Hopefully he can get it back on track because up to this level he has flat out hit everywhere. Austin Kirk had a rough start giving up 5 ER in 5 IP.

Peoria

I guess this qualifies as a good start for Gerlado Concepcion though that's damming with faint praise. He walked 4 and struck out 4 while allowing 2 ER over 6 IP. He managed to lower his ERA to just under 8. 

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