AAA: Pawtucket Red Sox 6, Rochester Red Wings 2
Another soft outing for SP Pat Dean. He made it 5 innings yesterday but gave up four earned runs on eight hits and two walks. He battled back and limited the damage a couple innings, but frankly, it wasn’t enough.
Meanwhile, Miguel Sano (playing right field) made good on his promise to mash taters in triple-a with a solo shot in the 4th inning. 2B Jorge Polanco immediately followed Sano with a solo shot of his own. The back-to-back dingers comprised the Wings’ only scoring of the game.
AA: Jackson Generals 3, Chattanooga Lookouts 1
Lookouts SP Kohl Stewart was left in just a little too long, as the Generals clobbered him for three runs in the 7th inning. Stewart allowed a walk and a RBI double before General C Steve Baron hit a two-run home run to decide the game.
CF Zach Granite scored the only run of the game for the Lookouts on an RBI single by RF Daniel Palka.
High A: Bradenton Marauders 11, Ft. Myers Miracle 10
As you can probably decipher from the score, pitching wasn't a strong suit in this one. It was bad bullpen mojo, featuring Tate Scioneaux / Henry Hirsch of Bradenton and Luke Bard / Nick Anderson for Fort Myers. Miracle hitters Edgar Corcino, T.J. White, and Trey Vavra all got their magic bats on. Speaking of "magic" and Florida sports teams makes me think of another Nick Anderson. (Yes, Trey is Joe's son.)
Low A: Quad Cities River Bandits 5, Cedar Rapids Kernels 4
Sounds like Quad Cities fans had a fun game here, with an early lead, a late Kernels comeback stymied by good defense, and the home team winning. Perfect time at the ballpark! Hard to pick out any studs/duds from the box score, so I'll say they're all winners. Except the losing team.
Rookie: Elizabethon Twins Splish, Johnson City Cardinals Splash
And fans in Johnson City got boned, because the skies opened up and rain came down and life is difficult and the Gods mercurious. Perhaps they need to schedule Church Faith Nights like Elizabethon does, where for $200, you get "tickets for your entire congregation" (surely there's a limit, right?), "the opportunity to welcome fans into our stadium" (sounds like unpaid labor to me) and "participation in pre-game ceremonies including music, prayer, and first pitch" (if anything exudes holiness, it's the chastity and temperance of minor league ballplayers.) I'd be kinda surprised if any synagogues or mosques were participating is this gig, but hey, I could be wrong, and I hope I am!