AAA: Pawtucket Red Sox 3, Rochester Red Wings 0
The Red Wings mustered only five hits—all by 2B Tommy Field and LF Adam Brett Walker—as they dropped their fourth game in a row to Pawtucket. All five of the hits were singles.
SP Jose Berrios didn’t have the greatest start, but it wasn’t the worst either. He lasted 6 innings and gave up 3 runs on fives hits and two walks. He struck-out eight batters.
But again—no run support. You can’t win games without scoring runs.
AA: Chattanooga Lookouts 8, Tennessee Smokies 4
DH Mitch Garver continues to be on fire! He helped lead the Lookouts to victory yesterday with a two-run home run in the 5th inning and an RBI double over the Smokies. RF Edgar Corcino was also an offensive star, going 3-for-4 with a solo home run of his own.
The Smokies scored runs in the 1st, 3rd, and 4th innings to put Lookouts SP Kohl Stewart in a 3-1 hole. Luckily, Stewart was able to stick around through the 5th inning and pick up the win thanks to the Lookouts’ big 5th inning comeback. Stewart actually only gave up two earned runs over his 5 innings of work, with one of the runs coming on a fielding error by 3B Leonardo Reginatto.
RP Jake Reed pitched two scoreless innings of relief. RP Trevor Hildenberger pitched a perfect 9th inning for the Lookouts, lowering his ERA to an eye-popping 0.70.
High A: Ft. Myers Miracle 7, Palm Beach Cardinals 3
C Brian Navarreto was the offensive star, going 3-for-4 with two RBI as the Miracle swept the Cardinals on Wednesday.
The Cardinals jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the second, but it didn’t last long. The Miracle sent eight batters to the plate in the bottom of the 3rd inning and came away with three runs. Navarreto scored the first run of the frame on a wild pitch, and SS Nick Gordon followed up later with and RBI single to tie the game. CF LaMonte Wade hit a sacrifice fly to put the Miracle ahead, where they stayed for the rest of the game.
SP Randy LeBlanc started for the Miracle and gave up two earned runs in his 6 innings of work. RP Todd Van Steensel pitched a scoreless 9th.
Low A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 10, Kane County Cougars 2
Finally, SP Dereck Rodriguez, son of Pudge, catches a break and gets some run support! Little D-Rod picked up his third win of the season (he has 11 losses and no they are not all deserved) as the Kernels steamrolled the Cougars. Rodriguez gave up only one earned run over his 6 innings of work and struck-out six.
LF Christian Cavaness scored on his own bases-clearing triple for the biggest hit of the game. For the unaware, that means it was basically an inside the park home run, but there was an error involved too.
3B Chris Ibarra also had a nice game for the Kernels, going 3-for-6 with a double, two RBI, and a run scored.
Rookie: Elizabethton Twins 5, Pulaski Yankees 2
1B Amaurys Minier and 3B Andre Jernigan both homered as the baby Twins beat the baby Yankees 5-2. LF Shane Carrier had a strong game as well, going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
SP Tyler Wells started for the Twins and lasted 4.1 innings. He gave up one earned run and struck out five.
Only one error! Jernigan made a bad throw.