AAA: Toledo Mud Hens 9, Rochester Red Wings 7
Well the bullpen kinda melted down in this one. Red Wings SP Jason Wheeler made it 6 innings and gave up only two earned runs, but then things when downhill quickly. With the Red Wings leading 5-2, RP Marcus Walden came in, pitched one inning, and gave up three runs. Then RP Sean Burnett pitched a whole 0.1 innings and gave up another two runs. RP Alex Wimmers bested Burnett by going 0.2 innings but also gave up two runs. So on and so forth...
Scoring seven runs, however, is nothing to sneeze at on the offensive side of things. Highlights include a two-run home run by CF Eddie Rosario and a TRIPLE by 1B Kennys Vargas.
AA: Chattanooga Lookouts 6, Tennessee Smokies 2
RF Daniel Palka hit a home run. To change things up a little, however, he also hit a triple.
SP D.J. Baxendale had a good start for the Lookouts, pitching six innings with only one earned run. He also had five strikeouts.
High A: Ft. Myers Miracle 4, Brevard County Manatees 1 (Game 1)
The scoring came fast a furious in this game, with all of it happening in the first inning. The Miracle started off the top of the first with four runs on six hits (all singles). The Manatees answered back in the bottom of the first scoring a small ball run of their own. Then that was it.
Miracle SP Keaton Steele had a decent outing, giving up only the one earned run on six hits and two walks over five innings. SS Nick Gordon also had a stolen base and two hits.
High A: Ft. Myers Miracle 2, Brevard County Manatees 0 (Game 2)
Miracles SP Felix Jorge was the star of the second game of the double header with the Manatees, pitching all 7 shutout innings of the doubleheader-shortened game. He only gave up three hits and one walk. Oh, eight strikeouts too.
On the offensive side, SS Nick Gordon picked up another hit and Nick Gordon and CF Edgar Corcino walked twice.
Low A: Peoria Chiefs 5, Cedar Rapids Kernels 2
The Kernels were bamboozled by Chiefs SP Sandy Alcantara, who pitched an impressive 7 innings that included no runs, two walks, and NINE strikeouts. In fact, it was a very strong outing overall for the Chiefs’ pitchers, who gave up no earned runs at all. The Kernels scored all their runs on errors.
Hey, we’ll take it.