No spotlight today, but I wanted to discuss a comment from yesterday’s edition.

Another nice outing for Donnie ~ Braden

I’m hoping the comment was sarcastically. If not, here is why I was less than impressed by the outing and outings of his this season. Yesterday was yet another case of Veal being a thrower instead of a pitcher. He’s beginning to remind me a lot of Kerry Wood in the fact that he doesn’t pitch to contact. He works too deep in counts far too often and as a result, can’t seem to get deep in games against competition that should be below him at this level. In his last 10 outings, Veal has managed to get out of the 5th inning just twice, and through the 6th just once. Three of his last four outings he’s gone under five innings of work, and that “nice outing” in which he allowed 0 ER was due to an error he committed in the inning. If Veal wants to remain highly touted in this organization, he’s got to turn things around. My guess is he’s going to be back in AA next year.

News and Notes

  • Kerry Wood threw 12 pitches in a scoreless inning on Tuesday night for the Class A Peoria Chiefs as he continued his rehab.
  • Milwaukee Brewers prospect, Angel Salome was suspended for 50 games Tuesday after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance under baseball’s minor league drug program.Tracked Players Results

    Team Results

  • AAA – Iowa 10, Colorado Springs 3
  • AA – Tennessee 1, Carolina 1
  • High-A – Daytona – No Game
  • A – Peoria 9, Fort Wayne 3
  • Short Season – Boise 3, Spokane 9
  • Arizona Rookie – Cubs 5, Athletics 6View the full organizational report from First Inning

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    Joe Aiello is the founder of View From the Bleachers and one of the lead writers as well as host of VFTB Radio. Growing up in Chicago, he fondly remembers attending games in the bleachers before that was the popular thing to do. Currently Joe resides in North Carolina with his wife and three kids. Connect with Joe via Twitter / Facebook / E-mail