AAA: Rochester Red Wings 8, Toledo Mud Hens 5
SP Tommy Milone was originally supposed to start today, but since he was recalled to the Twins, SP Nick Greenwood made his first start of the season, and it was a successful one! Greenwood pitched four shutout innings before surrendering a run in the bottom of the 5th inning.
But have no fear! The Red Wings answered back in the top of the 6th scoring SEVEN runs. LF Adam Brett Walker reached base on an error to start the inning. C John Ryan Murphy took two close pitches that the Mud Hens thought should have been balls, before hitting a double to right-center. 1B James Beresford and LF Logan Schafer followed up with two RBI singles.
At this point the Mud Hens manager came to remove SP Thad Weber, and then both of them started yelling at the home plate umpire and were ejected. There efforts did nothing to help the Mud Hens, who just continued to fall apart. 2B Jorge Polanco hit another RBI single, DH Kennys Vargas walked to load the bases, CF Eddie Rosario hit a sac fly, and then 3B Tommy Field and SS Wilfredo Tovar hit doubles, 7-1 Red Wings
The Mud Hens got a few runs back, but the Red Wings were in the driver’s seat for the rest of the game. RP Alex Wimmers pitched the last two innings to earn the save.
AA: Montgomery Biscuits 5, Chattanooga Lookouts 3
Bad outing for SP Kohl Stewart. Despite being given an earl 1-0 lead going into the bottom of the second, Stewart proceeded to give up one run in each of the first three innings. He made it 4.1 innings total with five earned runs. Ouch.
C Mitch Garver hit a two-run home run in the 6th inning, but otherwise the Lookouts were pretty quiet at the plate.
High A: Ft. Myers Miracle off
The Florida State League All-Star Game was on Saturday, so the team was still off on Sunday.
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Low A: Quad Cities River Bandits 4, Cedar Rapids Kernels 3
A 9th inning rally by the Kernels fell just short as they lost to the Bandits 4-3 and split the four game series.
The Kernels actually scored the first run of the game in the top of the 3rd inning on and RBI single by SS Sean Miller. The Bandits quickly answered, however, with a couple RBI singles and a wild pitch by Kernels RP Sam Gibbons. Then later in the 5th inning, the Bandits hit back-to-back RBI doubles to take the lead 4-1.
Miller reached base on an error in the 6th, advanced to second on a balk, reach third on a fly out by CF LaMonte Wade, and scored the most piranha run ever on a ground out by C A.J. Murray.
LF Daniel Kihle knocked in one more run on a ground-out in the 9th, but it was too little too late for the Kernels.