AAA: Rochester Red Wings 6, Durham Bulls 2
Solo-shots by RF Daniel Palka (of course) and 3B Tommy Field helped power the Red Wings past the Bulls yesterday. Both Palka and Field were tied for most RBI in the game with two apiece, and CF Darin Mastroianni had one himself. The Wings’ other run came thanks to an error by Bulls 3B Richie Shaffer.
SP Nick Greenwood made the spot start for the Wings, giving up just two earned runs over 5 innings. RP Ryan O'Rourke and RP Alex Wimmers both pitched two shutout innings.
DH Byung Ho Park, who was scratched from the game yesterday due to illness, when 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
AA: Chattanooga Lookouts 7, Jackson Generals 3
SP Kohl Stewart had a strong start, throwing five shut-out innings yesterday over the Generals. He had plenty of offensive support as the Lookouts walked nine times and had eleven hits leading to seven runs in the win.
2B Engelb Vielma was the offensive standout, going 2-for-2 with three walks, two RBI, and two runs scored.
High A: Lakeland Flying Tigers 13, Ft. Myers Miracle 10
The Flying Tigers put up ten runs in the final two innings to completely a stunning comeback victory against the Miracle. RP Luke Bard, RP Yorman Landa, and RP Luke Westphal struggled in the 8th inning particularly, surrendering seven runs in that inning alone—and only one extra base hit! I mean, one of these runs was a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch by Landa. Talk about frusterating.
The Miracle scored three in the bottom of the 9th in their own comeback attempt, but it wasn’t enough. As for offensive standouts, I’d go with SS Nick Gordon, who went 4-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored. CF LaMonte Wade also had a nice day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two walks, two RBI, and one run scored.
Low A: Bowling Green Hot Rods 5, Cedar Rapids Kernels 4
RF J.J. Fernandez hit a three-run home run as part of a game-tying four run 4th inning for the Kernels, but the Hot Rods answered right back in the top of the 5th with a RF Zacrey Law solo home run. That shot turned out to be the game-winner.
SP Lachlan Wells started the game. IT was an okay start. He went 5 innings and gave up three runs on nine hits and one walk. He struck-out one batter.
Rookie: Kingsport Mets 6, Elizabethton Twins 5
SP Domenick Carlini had a rough start, giving up five runs in 3.2 innings before being yanked. However, only three of those runs were actually earned, as 3B Trey Cabbage made a throwing error, accounting for two of the runs, which was the game difference.
RP Patrick McGuff also made an error in a pick-off attempt.
Good news? 1B Lewin Diaz hit a two-run homerun in the bottom of the 8th inning.