AAA: Pawtucket Red Sox 7, Rochester Red Wings 5
LF Adam Brett Walker and DH Byung Ho Park, who seems to be getting things in triple-A, hit back-to-back homers in the 6th inning. It was Park’s 4th straight game with a home run. Both Walker and Park also hit doubles in the game—but alas, it was not enough for the victory.
SP Nick Greenwood, making his second spot-start for the Red Wings in place of the injured SP Logan Darnell, lasted 5 innings and gave up three runs on seven hits. He struck-out three. The good news? no walks.
AA: Chattanooga Lookouts Off
No game for the Lookouts.
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High A: Ft. Myers Miracle 3, Palm Beach Cardinals 2
Both teams scored two runs in the 8th inning, but because the Miracle had already scored a run in the 6th, they came out ahead.
SS Nick Gordon drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 8th inning with a two-out, RBI single that scored 2B Alex Perez. It was one of only five hits the Miracle eaked out in the game, no player getting more than one.
SP Keaton Steele pitched 7 shut-out innings for the Miracle and kept them in the game. He gave up only five hits and one walk on 88 pitches. RP Todd Van Steensel came in to pitch the 8th inning and gave up two runs, but bother were unearned “thanks” to an error by Gordon.
Low A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 2, Dayton Dragons 0
SP Lachlan Wells had a dominant start for the Kernels. Wells struck-out nine batters and allowed only two hits. No runs. This kid is a star! Love the name too.
At the plate, no Kernel got more than one hit. 3B Chris Ibarra got more than one RBI, however, so there’s that.
Rookie: Elizabethton Twins 6, Pulaski Yankees 1
2B Travis Blankenhorn hit two home runs and a double to power the baby Twins past the baby Yankees. No other Twin had an extra-base hit, but luckily, the pitching was strong for the Twins. SP Tyler Beardsley gave up only one earned run over 6.1 innings. RP Alex Robinson pitched 1.2 score-less innings and had three strike-outs.
LF Roberto Gonzalez did make a fielding error.