AAA: Rochester Red Wings 1, Columbus Clippers 0
DH Adam Bret Walker hit a two-out, RBI walk-off single in the bottom of the 9th inning to seal the win for the Red Wings in this pitcher’s dual. SP Tommy Milone pitched seven shutout innings, giving up only three hits and a walk. And he had eight strikeouts! But it was RP J.T. Chargios, who pitched the top of the the 9th, who earned the official win. Of course.
RF Danny Santana also began his rehab stint tonight with the Wings. Danny went 1-for-3 and ground into a double play. CF Eddie Rosario, who scored the winning run, made a great catch in the field and drew a rare (for him) walk.
AA: Tennessee Smokies 4, Chattanooga Lookouts 1
CF Zach Granite, who hit a lead-off home run for the Lookouts the day before, hit a lead-off triple and quickly scored on a sac-fly by SS Engelb Vielma. Unfortunately, that would be the only run the Lookouts would manage.
Despite the score, Lookouts SP Kohl Stewart didn’t have a bad start so to say, only giving up one earned run over seven innings. Unfortunately, a throwing error by 2B Ryan Walker coupled with a well-placed sac-bunt led to two unearned runs tacked to Stewart’s stats line.
RP Corey Williams gave up the other run.
High A: Lakeland Flying Tigers 8, Ft. Myers Miracle 3
Miracle SP Tyler Jay, the Twins’ 2015 first-round draft, is bad. He gave up four runs in the first inning, and when you do that, you usually lose. Which he did. And losing is bad.
But, you know what isn’t bad? RP Todd Van Steensel. Van Steensel pitched 1.2 perfect innings with three strikeouts. That is good.
SS Nick Gordon hit a triple and DH Tanner Witt hit a double. Those are both good, but the Miracle still lost, which is overall bad.
Low A: Burlington Bees 3, Cedar Rapids Kernels 2
Both Bees SP Jaime Barria and Kernels SP Fernando Romero gave up two earned runs in the first inning and pitched five innings overall; but Romero also gave up one more run in the second inning, and that one proved to be the difference maker.
None of the Kernels really hit anything, which is I guess why they are in class A baseball.