AAA: Rochester Red Wings 8, Columbus Clippers 5
Holy hot CF Eddie Roasrio! Rosario went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a three-run dinger in the Red Wings slug-fest yesterday. 1B Kennys Vargas and LF Adam Brett Walker also hit home runs in the win.
The offenive support was welcome to SP Jason Wheeler, who gave up four earned runs on seven hits over 6 innings pitched. RP Sean Burnett and RP J.T. Chargios both pitched scoreless innings before RP Alex Wimmers came in for the 9th. Wimmers was a little shaky, giving up an RBI double to Clippers 1B Jesus Aguilar and allowing the typing run to come to the plate, but luckily he struck that guy out to end the game.
AA: Southern League South All-Stars 5, Southern League North All-Stars 1
Yesterday was the Southern League All-Star Game! The North All-Stars, led by Lookouts manager Doug Mientkiewicz, fell to the South All-Stars, who were powered by a pinch-hit grand slam by Reds prospect Phil Ervin.
The Lookouts had five representatives at the All-Star Game: P D.J. Baxendale (who was promoted to AAA after the game), P Trevor Hildenberger, C Mitch Garver, LF Travis Harrison, and (of course) OF Daniel Palka (who struck out a bunch of times)
High A: Ft. Myers Miracle 2, Charlotte Stone Crabs 1
The Stone Crabs struck first with a solo-home run by RF Justin Williams in the second inning, by a two run 6th inning by the Miracle earned them the win. Miracle DH Edgar Corcino got on base with a bunt single and reached second base on a groundout by 3B Chris Paul. RF Joe Maloney was hit by a pitch, and then both baseruns scored on and RBI double by CF Max Murphy.
Miracle SP Randy LeBlanc gave up only the one solo home run and two other hits over his 6 innings pitched. He walked three and struckout one.
Low A: Eastern Division All-Stars 11, Western Division All-Stars 10
The Midwest League All-Star Game was held yesterday at the Kernels’ Perfect Game Field in Cedar Rapids, IA, and it was a high-scoring event. Unfortunately, the the Western Division had the lower of the high scores.
The Kernels sent four representatives as part of the Western Division All-Star team: P Sam Clay, C A.J. Murray, 2B Luis Arraez, and OF LaMonte Wade. Murray did hit two-run home run in the bottom of the 7th inning that briefly put the Western Division in front.
South Bend RF Eloy Jimenez hit a game-tying, three-run home run for the Eastern All-Stars in the top of the 9th and was named the game’s MVP.