AAA: Rochester Red Wings 6, Syracuse Chiefs 1
SP Andrew Albers pitched a complete-game gem to lift the Red Wings over Syracuse yesterday, giving up only one run on six hits over the full 9 innings.
The Red Wings line up provided plenty of early offense to assist his efforts as well. 1B Byung Ho Park banged a three-run home run as part of a four-run 1st inning. DH Adam Brett Walker added his own solo shot in the 6th inning. C John Ryan Murphy also hit an RBI single in the 6th inning to make the score 6-1, were it would wind up in the end.
AA: Jackson Generals 6, Chattanooga Lookouts 0
Lookouts SP David Hurlbut did not line up to his name. Although he lasted 6 innings, Hurlbut allowed six earned runs on six hits, including two doubles and a triple (but no dongs). He only struck out one.
Hurlbut’s efforts weren’t aided by the Lookouts offense, which only mustered two hits, both by 1B D.J. Hicks.
High A: Clearwater Threshers 3, Ft. Myers Miracle 2
Down 3-0 heading into the 7th inning, the Miracle attempted a late comeback, scoring a run in the 7th and 8th inning each, but ultimately fell short. The offense as a whole was rather anemic, with only two hits all game. Those hits were by LF Chris Paul and 1B Reynaldo Rodriguez, who also (duh) had the only two RBI.
SP Randy LeBlanc started the game for the Miracle and was response for all three runs over 6 innings pitched. He also had six strike-outs. RP Todd Van Steensel pitched the final two scoreless innings.
Low A: Bowling Green Hot Rods 3, Cedar Rapids Kernels 1
SP Dereck Rodriguez, son of Pudge, had yet another stellar outing were he none-the-less earned the official loss. D-Rod took a perfect game into the 5th inning before allowing a hit. He ended up allowing three runs over 7.1 innings before leaving the game.
The Kernels scored their only run of the game in the bottom of the first inning on a 2B Luis Arraez RBI ground out.
Talk about offense! The baby Twins smashed 19 hits in this total romping over the baby Mets. Every player in the Twins lineup had at least one hit and one run scored. Surprisingly, for all this run scoring, RF Shane Carrier hit the only home run of the game, a solo-shot in the 3rd inning. Carrier also hit two doubles and tied with 1B Lewin Diaz for most RBI in the game with four.
CF Alex Kirilloff and 2B Andre Jernigan both went 3-for-5 with two runs scored.