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Midshipmen’s Log, May 17th: Nuts shake up the Quakes, AquaSox hop all over Tri-City, Travelers pluck Cardinals

The minors! It’s three thousand words about the minors and you will read them because you love the minors, otherwise why would you be here? For a system that’s supposed to be super pitching-heavy, the A-AA affiliates sure scored a giant pile of runs this week, including a couple games where the mercy rule should have been in effect.

Low-A West: Modesto Nuts (9-3) crunch Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAD) (4-7), 5 games to 1

Apologies in advance for the lack of video for these; apparently the Dodgers, one of baseball’s wealthiest organizations, never bothered putting video in at their High-A affiliate, and are even less likely to do so now that it’s Low-A.