AAA: Rochester Red Wings 5, Syracuse Chiefs 1 (Game 1)
Game one of yesterday’s doubleheader was tied 1-1 until the bottom of the 8th inning when LF Adam Brett Walker hit a grand slam so powerful they literally just stopped the game there and moved on to Game Two.
AAA: Syracuse Chiefs 6, Rochester Red Wings 1 (Game 2)
Unfortunately, the Red Wings were unable to ride the wave of the exciting finish to Game One and lost this one in a doubleheader shortened 7 innings.
SP Nick Greenwood struggled early, giving up two runs in the top of the second, but regained himself and pitched two scoreless innings. However, that didn’t last, as he gave up another two and was pulled from the game. RP Ryan O'Rourke came in and got one out, but gave up another two runs himself.
CF Eddie Rosario was the offensive star, going 2-for-3 with a double. He’s not hitting .314 in AAA.
AA: Chattanooga Lookouts 7, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 3
Daniel Palka hit another home run. It was his 20th of the year. What else do you need to know?
High A: Fort Myers Miracle 2, Palm Beach Cardinals 0
SP Keaton Steele pitched 6.2 shutout innings and RP Michael Theofanopoulos got his first High A save as the Miracle blanked the Cardinals 2-0.
The Miracle scored their first run thanks to Cardinals SS Oscar Mercado, who booted a ground ball allowing C A.J. Murray to score. Miracle SS Nick Gordon got the only actual RBI for the Miracle, driving in RF Joe Maloney on a ground ball single in the 5th inning.
Low A: Quad Cities River Bandits 6, Cedar Rapids Kernels 3
Miracle SP Eduardo Del Rosario has had better starts in his life. The Bandits hopped on him quickly, score the first run in the bottom of the first, and added three more the following inning. Del Rosario calmed down until the 6th inning, when he gave up back-to-back home runs to Bandits 1B Connor Goedert and LF Pat Porter.
On the offensive side, 2B Luis Arraez and DH Nelson Molina both went 2-for-4. That’s about it.
Rookie: Pulaski Yankees 2, Elizabethton Twins 1
Twins SP Domenick Carlini had a strong outing, giving up only one hits and no earned runs over six innings.
Alas, this is rookie ball. 2B Travis Blankenhorn made a fielding error, 1B Lewin Diaz made a throwing error, and C Robert Molina had a passed ball AND a throwing error, so Carlini got the loss anyway.