At the top of my web browser, there’s a line of bookmarks that I use daily for baseball. But there’s one that I hadn’t touched in more than a year and a half https://www.oaklandfanstoreonline.com/Ramon_Laureano_Face_Mask-450, and last night I clicked it for the first time in an eternity: The minor league scoreboard.The MiLB website has changed since 2019, so the link didn’t work anymore and I had to update it, which was an appropriate piece of symbolism illustrating how long it had been. But the point is, the minor leagues are back after skipping an entire year during the coronavirus pandemic https://www.oaklandfanstoreonline.com/Sergio_Romo_T_shirt-75, and on Tuesday there were actual box scores from real regular season games.Three Oakland A’s affiliates took the field yesterday, with one more waiting until Thursday. Let’s see how it went, starting at the bottom of the system and working up.Low-A Stockton The Stockton Ports opened up with a two-hit shutout loss, but both of the hits were particularly interesting. One came off the bat of catcher Tyler Soderstrom, the club’s most recent 1st-round draft pick and arguably the top prospect in the whole organization. He was impressive in the Cactus League this spring, going 4-for-10 with three doubles, and he picked up where he left off on Tuesday with a double in his first at-bat.Tyler Soderstrom opens his pro career with a double down the left field line.