AAA: Rochester Red Wings off
It’s the All-Star break for AAA too.
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AA: Tennessee Smokies 7, Chattanooga Lookouts 6
Unfortunately, things didn’t turn out too great for SP Felix Jorge in his first AA start. Things started great, as Jorge tossed three perfect innings, but then the 4th inning came. Jorge gave up five singles in a row leading to three Smokies runs, then in the 5th Jorge gave up a three-run home run, and then in the 6th he gave up another run and was yanked. So he ended the day with seven earned runs on ten hits over 5.1 innings.
C Stuart Turner hit a two-run home run for the Lookouts.
High A: Dunedin 5, Ft. Myers Miracle 1
SP Miles Nordgren had a strong showing in his first High-A start, going 7 innings and giving up three earned runs on five hits and one walk, but it wasn’t enough for the win.
C A.J. Murray was the strongest at the plate for the Miracle, going 1-for-2 with two walks. No one had more than one hit, if any.
Low A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 4, Kane County Cougars 0
Kernels SP Eduardo Del Rosario threw five shut-out innings as the Kernels cruised to a 4-0 victory over the Cougars. It was Rosario’s first win for the Kernels.
SS Jermaine Palacios led off the 3rd inning with a triple and scored the Kernels’ first run on a sac fly by 2B Luis Arraez. The following inning, CF Casey Scoggins hit an RBI double to score the Kernels’ second run. But the Kernels really put it to bed in the 8th inning, when 1B Zander Wiel hit two-run home run.
Rookie: Greeneville Astros 12, Elizabethton Twins 4
You’re probably looking at that score thinking, “Holy buckets, how many errors did the baby Twins have this time?” But, in fact, there were no errors! This was all on the pitching, the worst offender being RP Johan Quezada who gave up six earned runs over 0.2 innings. SP Jose Martinez also gave up three runs over 5 innings pitched.
RF Shane Carrier was the Twins’ offensive standout, going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.