AAA: Rochester Red Wings 3, Norfolk Tides 2
SP Jose Berrios is the damn man! He gave up only four hits in six shutout innings of work yesterday, and oh, struck-out nine batters. Sounds like we could see Berrios back with the Twins in the near future...
RF Daniel Palka didn’t hit a home run today, but he did go 2-for-4 with two runs scored. The second run scored by Palka was actually the third and winning run for the Twins, and it came due to two errors made by the Tides in the third inning. Sucks to be them!
AA: Mobile BayBears 6, Chattanooga Lookouts 5
The BayBears made a late comeback, scoring three runs in the top of the 8th, to beat the Lookouts 6-5. Lookouts SP Felix Jorge had a strong outing, lasting 7.2 innings and putting the Lookouts in a good position to win. Unfortunately, RP Jake Reed came in and promptly gave up two runs, depriving Jorge of a win.
DH Mitch Garver continues to stay hot, driving in four of the Lookouts’ five runs on the day. He went 2-for-4 with a double overall. CF Zach Granite drove in the Lookouts’ only other run on the day and was also 2-for-4.
High A: Ft. Myers Miracle 4, Lakeland Flying Tigers 1
The Flying Tigers jumped out to an early lead with three consecutive singles to score one run in the top of the first, but that’s all they would do in the game. 2B Tanner Witt hit a solo shot in the 3rd inning to tie things up, and CF LaMonte added his own two-run shot in the 6th to get the Miracle out in front. The Miracle’s only other run of the game came on an RBI single by T.J. White, also in the 6th inning.
The power helped turn SP Fernando Romero’s strong start into a win. Romero gave up only one earned run over 6 innings pitched and struck out six batters.
Low A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 8, Fort Wayne TinCaps 6
The hit parade continued for the Kernels yesterday. Although they didn’t quite has as many as they had Saturday, they had 13 total which is pretty good. RF Jaylin Davis continues to be hot since his call up to the Kernels, smacking his third home run in just ten games. Over all, Davis went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI.
DH Zander Wiel, who hit two home runs the day before, had another strong game as well. He went 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI, and one run scored.
SP Eduardo Del Rosario had an okay outing for the Kernels. He allowed three earned runs on five hits over 6 innings. He walked one batter and struck-out seven.
Rookie: Elizabethton Twins 11, Princeton Rays 6
RF Alex Kirilloff, DH Amaurys Minier, and 2B Andre Jernigan all hit homeruns as the Twins stomped all over the Rays. SS Ariel Montesino, despite not hitting a home run, had a strong showing on the day too, going 4-for-5 with a double and three runs scored.
Montesino did, however, make a fielding error. But that’s okay, because 1B Lewin Diazmade two fielding errors. C Robert Molina also made a throwing error in the game. Ahhh... rookie ball.