AAA: Rochester Red Wings 3, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 2
Red Wings rallied for three runs in the top of the 7th to finally beat the RailRiders 3-2. 2B Jorge Polcano led-off the inning with a home run, and then RF Daniel Palka hit a double, DH Byung Ho Park hit an RBI single, and SS Wilfredo Tovar drove them both in with his own double (although all the broadcasters thought Tovar’s hit was actually a foul ball).
SP Andrew Albers lasted 6 innings for the Wings, surrendering two runs on seven hits. He had six strikeouts. RP Marcus Walden pitched two perfect innings and RP Alex Wimmers earned the same with his own perfect frame.
AA: Tennessee Smokies 5, Chattanooga Lookouts 4
The Lookouts jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but SP Tyler Jay was unable to hold off the Smokies for long. Tennessee tied it up in the bottom of the second 3-3, and took the lead later in the bottom of the 5th. Overall, Jay lasted 5 innings, giving up four earned runs on six hits.
Despite the loss, the Lookouts were doubles happy. 1B D.J. Hicks, DH Niko Goodrum, LF Travis Harrison, and SS Leonardo Reginatto all had doubles in the game.
High A: Dunedin Blue Jays 6, Ft. Myers Miracle 1
The Blue Jays scored 4 runs in the final three innings of this game to make it look like much more of a mismatch than it was (for most of the time). Miracle SP Fernando Romero actually have a good start, giving up only one earned run and walking no one over 5 innings.
SS Nick Gordon was the offensive star for the Miracle, going 2-for-4 with a double and one run scored.
Low A: Kane County Cougars 11, Cedar Rapids Kernels 9
Lots of hits in this one, but unfortunately the Kernels came out on the bottom. SP Sam Gibbons gave up six earned runs and was yanked in the 4th inning in favor of RP Andrew Vasquez. Vasquez threw 2.2 score-less innings before RP Kuo Hua Lo came in and allowed two runs on throwing error. RP Michael Cederoth pitched the final 9th inning, but gave up three runs.
The Kernels mounted a short come-back in the bottom of the 9th, scoring two more runs, but ultimately fell short.
RF J.J. Fernandez was the offensive stand out for the Kernels, going 3-for-5 with two-run home run and a double.
Rookie: Greeneville Astros 4, Elizabethton Twins 1
Despite a great outing, SP Sean Poppen earned the official loss in this affair. Poppen allowed only one run on four hits, striking out six and walking no one.
1B Amaurys Minier just couldn’t do it all himself on the offensive side. He was 3-for-4 on the day with a home run and a double.
As for defense, 3B Trey Cabbage had a fielding error, while LF Roberto Gonzalez and Minier both had throwing errors.