AAA: Rochester Red Wings 9, Toledo Mud Hens 7
Red Wings RP David Martinez gave up five runs in the top of the 9th inning, but in the end the Wings were able to hold off the Hens’s come back and get the win.
SP Logan Darnell had another strong start, giving up only one earned run over 8 innings. On the offensive side it was apparently doubles day, as RF Logan Schafer, LF Adam Brett Walker, CF Eddie Rosario, and 1B James Beresford all hit them.
AA: Tennessee Smokies 5, Chattanooga Lookouts 4
It was a fairly close game for the Lookouts, but alas, RF Daniel Palka can’t do it all himself. And yes, of course he hit a home run, his sixteenth of the year. He also hit a double, had two RBI, and scored one run. Oh, and he was named the Southern League Player of the Week.
SP David Hurlbut had a decent start, lasting 6 innings and allowing two earned runs on nine hits.
High A: Lakeland Flying Tigers 4, Ft. Myers Miracle 2
The Miracle scored right away in the first inning thanks to a two-base error by Flying Tigers SS A.J. Simcox, but Miracle SP Stephen Gonsalves couldn’t hold it together. Gonsalves gave up two runs in the 2nd inning and another two in the 3rd. He made it 5 innings all together, but the damage was done.
Low A: Peoria Chiefs 3, Cedar Rapids Kernels 1
It was another loss for Kernels SP Dereck Rodriguez (son of Pudge), despite putting in a quality start and being given an early 1-0 lead.
The 3rd inning was the game changer. In the top of the inning, Kernels 2B Luis Arraez hit a line drive to left field, but it was called caught. Kernels manager Jake Mauer argued that it was trapped ball and was ejected from the game. The Kernels ended up stranding two runners.
In the bottom of the inning, the Chiefs scored three runs which is all they apparently needed.