AAA: Durham Bulls 9, Rochester Red Wings 5
The Red Wings scored five runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to tie the game and eventually push it into extras. Unfortunately, Bulls RF Dayron Varona hit and RBI single in the top of the 10th inning to score the go-ahead and game-winning run for the Bulls.
The biggest part of the Wings’ huge 8th inning was three-run home run by 2B Jorge Polanco that tied up the game. Earlier in the inning 3B James Beresford hit a single with the bases loaded to score the first two runs. Beresford also drove in RF Darin Mastroianni on a sac-fly in the first inning for the first run of the game.
SP Pat Dean was solid, I guess. He gave up four runs on eight hits over 6 innings pitched. He also struck-out two and walked no one.
AA: Chattanooga Lookouts Off
No game for the Lookouts yesterday.
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High A: Lakeland Flying Tigers 5, Ft. Myers Miracle 3
Miracle DH LaMonte Wade hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the 8th inning to bring the Miracle within two, but alas they were not able to pull off the full comeback against the Flying Tigers, losing 5-3.
SP Keaton Steele went 5 innings and gave up all five of the runs against the Miracle in the game. He gave up seven hits overall—including three doubles—and walked three. Steele is now posting a 4.64 ERA in High A.
Low A: Cedar Rapids Kernels Off
No game for the Kernels yesterday either.
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Rookie: Elizabethton Twins 9, Kingsport Mets 8
LF Shane Carrier hit a two-run double in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the baby Twins a dramatic walk-off victory over the baby Mets. The Twins had 14 hits total in the game and came from behind twice to earn their eventual victory.
2B Andre Jernigan was an offensive standout, going 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, three RBI, and two runs scored. 2016 first round draft pick RF Alex Kirilloff also had a strong night, going 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored.
Twins SP Tyler Beardsley was roughed up early, giving up seven runs on eight hits over 4.2 innings. Two of those runs, however, were unearned, thanks Bearsley’s own fielding error.
C Robert Molina—who has no relation to the Molinas, by the way—also had a throwing error later on in the game.