AAA: Louisville Bats 7, Rochester Red Wings 4
This was a close game, but the bullpen couldn’t hold it together. In fact, RP Trevor May, who was making his first appearance of his rehab assignment, took the official loss. May hit the first batter he faced, allowed runners to advance later on a wild pitch, and gave up the go-ahead run on a ground-out. He only made it 0.2 innings.
RP David Martinez came in to pitch in the 8th inning and gave up three more earned runs.
SP Jason Wheeler himself had an okay outing. He gave up three earned runs on seven hits over 6 innings. He only walked one.
1B Kennys Vargas when 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, one RBI, and two runs scored.
AA: Chattanooga Lookouts 6, Jackson Generals 2
DH Daniel Palka back at it again with the home runs, hitting his 19th (!) of the year in the 7th inning to help bury the Generals. 1B D.J. Hicks also opened the game with a three-run shot of his own in the bottom of the first inning, so the Lookouts basically never trailed in this game.
That was thanks in part of a great start by SP Aaron Slegers. Slegers gave up only one earned run on five hits over 8 innings pitched. He had only one walk and six strikeouts.
High A: Ft. Myers Miracle 4, Bradenton Marauders 0 (SUSPENDED)
This game only made it to the 4th inning before being suspended due to rain. It has been rescheduled for July 7th.
So far, Miracle LF Edgar Corcino hit a sole home run in the 2nd inning.
Low A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 4, Beloit Snappers 1
Put another shrimp on the barbie! Australian SP Lachlan Wells made his Midwest League debut for the Miracle, and it was a strong one. The left-handed pitcher threw 5.1 shutout innings, giving seven hits and one walk. He also had three strikeouts.
On the offensive side, 2B Luis Arraez tore it up, going 4-for-4 with two RBI. 1B J.J. Fernandez went 1-for-4 with a double, one RBI, and one run scored.
Rookie: Elizabethton Twins 13, Johnson City Cardinals 12
Look at all the runs scored by the babies!
Twins RF Jaylin Davis had the biggest hit of the bunch, a two-run home run in the 6th inning. He went 3-for-4 with four runs scored and a walk overall. SS Ariel Montesino went 5-for-6 with two runs scored and one RBI. 1B Lewin Diaz had a triple. It was all very lovely.
The scoring was helped out by the Cardinals defense, which committed five errors.
Rookie ball is fun.